Health knowledge made personal
› Share page:

Posts

Sort by: Most recent | Name
ONC Awards Contract to Create a Health IT Safety Center “Think Tank” For Who Really... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Why we need this I don’t know and it’s just one more layer of policy setters from what I can read here.  EMR vendors I’m sure shook their heads at this one.  I’m not sure ... Read on »
Kindred Healthcare Buys Gentiva Health Services for $1.8 Billion, Now the Largest Home... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Hospice services also growing and merging and this is pretty big deal.  Everything will eventually be located in Louisville.  BD Kindred Healthcare I ... Read on »
Five US Airports To Step Up New Screening Measures for Ebola by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is from the White House on the steps being taken.  As you can see the airports are on the east coast and so far nothing has really affected the west coast areas beyon ... Read on »
Happened Again, Two Employees Accessing Ebola Patient Medical Records-Fired for HIPAA Violations by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Here we go again, snooping noses cost two employees their jobs with looking at medical records of physician who was being treated for Ebola in Omaha.  Why do people do thi ... Read on »
How To Request All Medical Records That Have Been Exchanged With an HIE–Maybe Yes and Maybe... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is good information to be aware of and don’t panic when you listen to the video as you may or may not be in in HIE and as the video states, they all work a little dif ... Read on »
Pharmaceutical Companies Price Drugs Based on the Wealth of A Country–No Wonder We Suffer... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There’s been a lot of talk about what we pay for drugs and is this not a disgusting revolution to find out.  Drug companies might want to think about looking at the “wealt ... Read on »
FDA Approves the Use of Experimental Drug to Fight Ebola by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As you can read below there are two drugs now that have been permitted for use by the FDA.  The drug has been tested against other viruses.  It has not yet been tested in ... Read on »
Health Care Law–Next Killer Algorithms Coming Up-Exemptions-Tax Preparers Seeing It As A... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Here’s the next busted algorithms that will appear and make everyone even more miserable than we are now.  Again this goes back to having the likes of total data mechanic ... Read on »
Wal-Mart to Start Selling Health Insurance- Partnership With DirectHealth.com by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Here we go, one more place to shop for insurance and there will be a promotion to get you into the store and they will also offer the service via the phone.  If you look a ... Read on »
The High Cost of Cancer Drugs–Patients Can’t Afford the Cost - 60 Minutes Report by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In case you missed the report last night, this is a good one by all means to watch.  Patients can’t afford their co-pays.  With cancer drugs these are huge amounts and dep ... Read on »
NHS Finances in Crisis–Rising Demand and Budget Cuts–Same Problem We Have In the... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The article states the declined began in April, right around the time that the new leader of the NHS took over, which is a former United Healthcare Executive from the US, ... Read on »
Becton Dickenson to Buy Care Fusion for Over $12 Billion–MedTech Products Integrating With... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is huge, Care Fusion is located in San Diego, a big MedTech company as is Becton.  Care Fusion is also pretty large in the surveillance and analytics in the Health IT ... Read on »
Humana Connects AppleHealth to HumanaVitality So You Can Share Your Data With Humana And Earn... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Ok here we go first out of the box to connect and want you vital stats with using Apple Health is Humana.  Well first of all what happened to the doctor in the picture her ... Read on »
“I’ve Got Friends With Low Platelets” Video Parody And Humor… by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy You can tell ZDoggMD has been hanging out a lot more in Texas of late as he use to be more of a rapper and looks like Texas county and western have won him over with this ... Read on »
Facebook Talks About Creating Chronic Care Support Communities? Time To Feed The Money Bots Again... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy We all should probably know how Facebook makes their money by now and actually if one is a bot your value is around $100 and if you are a “techno serf” in other words a hu ... Read on »
Dallas Hospital Blames EMR for Series of Events That Occurred With Ebola Patient–A Bit... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy We can’t sit here and blame the electronic medical records system for the errors that occurred as medicine is the “human” business and EMRs are the tools we used to have a ... Read on »
Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Gets Contract from FDA for $150 Million–Using Electronic... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Harvard Pilgrim as the article states began the FDA mini Sentinel program and the FDA is now in the process of creating a full Sentinel program to monitor drugs and device ... Read on »
Medicare Issues Re-Admission Penalties–Record Number of Over 2600 Hospitals in the US by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Hospitals are aware of course of the potential penalties but such a large number might indicate some adjustments of some thresholds here.  You can open and download a csv ... Read on »
SCAN Senior HMO Announces It’s Medicare Advantage Plan, Adds On Optum Owned Lifeprint... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy For seniors the pricing is good of course as there’s no monthly premium or co-payments for office visits.  In other parts of the country Medicare Advantage rates are risin ... Read on »
Small Practice Physician Talks About Health Insurance, For Him, Family, His Staff And Of Course... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I took a few of the highlights from this article but the doctor is talking about the increases first of all with his own insurance being pretty big and then continues on t ... Read on »