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Doctor Participant Information Company Relative To Medical Devices Gets Some Funding, Allows... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This will be interesting to see how this works.  All are in the pursuit to see what works best and to save money at the same time and thus this company has created a websi ... Read on »
A Few More Bad Algorithms Found With Healthcare.Gov, Mostly Impacting Calculations of Subsidies in... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is quite a long article here but now it appears that in some areas and states there were errors with the calculations and numbers from the wrong year were used.  Peop ... Read on »
FDA Approves Exenatide Pen For Diabetes 2 , Extended Release Injection by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The product should become available later this year.  This is a once a week dose that can be done at any time of the day.  The pen makes it easier for using the injection ... Read on »
Las Vegas Resident Get Bit By a $407,000 Killer Algorithm When Signing Up for Obamacare, Algos... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is what I keep saying, is that the Algorithms are in control here and this is just one more example of people getting hurt with data that does not work together.  A ... Read on »
Service Coordination Incorporated of Frederick, Maryland Hacked, Provides Services to Folks With... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It’s bad enough when anyone gets hacked but here we have 14,000 folks that were hacked back in October and the FBI had an investigation ongoing so that accounted for the d ... Read on »
Fitbit Rash Now Leading to Lawsuits Being Filed, Class Actions Relative to The “Force”... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy For the last few months this has been in the news with the “rash” caused by using one of their products, so in addition to selling your data profiles, one device gave you ... Read on »
Welltok Buys Wellness App Maker, Mindbloom, The Move To “Dummy Down” Consumers Is... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I’m not a big fan of gamification over all and there are a “few” and I mean few apps that might have some value but most are like this to “dummy down” consumers so they ca ... Read on »
Larry Page of Google Wants Anonymous Medical Records Available for All Researchers To Use, But... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It’s an interesting comment you have to admit but he doesn’t address the fact that this exact project is what is starting to make money for companies, some of which are su ... Read on »
Healthcare Synergy, Inc. Joins the Medical Quack As a New Valued Advertiser… by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Today I’m welcoming a new advertiser addition to the Medical Quack.   Their flagship product is the HealthCare Assistant.  Here’s a video below that gives an  overview of ... Read on »
Protests In Georgia Over Lack of Medicaid Expansion, Governor States Hospitals Should Be Able to... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Of course this has to be a GOP governor that is proposing a repeal to this law but the good news is that there’s not a chance he would get any traction.  In other words if ... Read on »
Broad Institute To Lay Off 22 Employees Due to Decreased Federal Grant Funding by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The money has not run out completely yet but the 22 employees working on genomic sequencing will be let go as the grant when revised  included less money this time around. ... Read on »
ICD10 The Gift That Will Keep Giving For A Long Time, CIO Tells What It’s Like Preparing For... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is a good article that brings about some points that “maybe” have not been mentioned yet.  This is Dr. Halamka giving his run down on what they have been and are doin ... Read on »
Oregon and Nevada Requesting Longer Obamacare Enrollment Periods-Two States With Technological... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Well if you have read the news of late we kind of all know what happened in Oregon with their state exchange.  Their problems began when the state decided to add 9 more mo ... Read on »
Edward Snowden On How We Take the Internet Back, Privacy Is Battle Number One, TED Video by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Through modern technology we have Edward Snowden again and unlike his visit in Texas recently this is a little better.  He has a full on tele-presence robot he can c ... Read on »
NueMD Releases ICD10 Survey - Still Time to Join In, Over 800 Responses Thus Far And Yes Folks Are... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy NueMD is a valued advertiser at the Medical Quack and I encourage you to use the link at the right to take and look and see what they have been up to.  I just changed the ... Read on »
CMS Fiddling Around Now With eRX Program To Audit and See If Claims Submitted Failed, They Want To... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Most who have been using an electronic medical records system don’t have to worry about a lot of this as far as the audit.  eRX incentives came out before Meaningful Use a ... Read on »
CMS Wants ICD10 End to End Testers To Sign Up Soon, Batches Limited to 3 At a Time and Maximum of... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Ok this is a “baby step” initial end to end and let’s hope there’s a phase 2 for bigger batches as not too many out there are batching 3 claims or less at a time.  This is ... Read on »
Privatization of American Science Taking Over In the US, Tax Havens Certainly a Question Here Too,... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This was a very good article and video produced by the New York Times and one that makes you stop and think as this has been progressive with government funding getting lo ... Read on »
House Passes Doctor SGR Bill With Conditions, Five Year Stall on Mandating Penalties For... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy How many years has this been going on?  Well I have been blogging here at the Medical Quack for seven years and it’s an annual event and began a few years before I started ... Read on »
FDA Approves Clinical Trial for “Natural Chemo Alternative” Cancer Treatment in Texas by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is pretty major news here and the treatment is in the form of a vaccine. Texas doctors developed the vaccine.  The trial will begin in May and as I read here it is e ... Read on »