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White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and MIT Co-hosting Public Workshop -... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy You can’t really talk about privacy without addressing the “epidemic” we have of data selling. You can’t regulate it without knowing who all the players are and as citize ... Read on »
Samsung Galaxy S5 - Contains Heart Rate Hardware/Software by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There’s not a lot that needs to be added here for comments..and this phone has Heart Monitor that you use your finger to get your rate.  They also introduced a new w ... Read on »
LabCorp Buys Covance’s High Complexity Genomic Laboratory In Seattle by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy LabCorp did not buy the company, just the lab to be clear.  The services of the lab will continue to be of service to clients, so no change there.  In addition Covance was ... Read on »
Tenet Faces Fraud Investigation from the DOJ And Posts Loss For 4th Quarter Related to Purchase of... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Buying Vanguard was a big expenditure and they bought a big chunk of debt as well.  This is what accounts for the 4th quarter loss.  During the first quarter in 2013 Tenet ... Read on »
Operation Spinal Cap-Former Owner of Orthopedic Hospital Admits He Bribed California State Senator... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy State Senator Calderon sounds like he was really working it for the money.  Lumber Fusion surgeries got a kick back of $15,000.00 and the list went on and on for different ... Read on »
CVS Flip Flops With Medical Records Choice For Minute Clinics, Selecting Epic, Did Allscripts Lose... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Well that didn’t last too long as the original electronic medical record used by the clinics were their own home grown EMR which was based on systems created by e-Clinical ... Read on »
What Can Healthcare Learn From Aviation? Watch Your Models As The Virtual World Can Be Far... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy No this is not another what can doctors learn from pilots again…that has been hashed enough and the topic seems to come around when other news is slow.  Remember a while b ... Read on »
Fitbit “Force Wristband” Recall–Device Causing Rashes by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The one device named the “Force” is the product that is being recalled.  You can send back your device and get your money back.   The device has also been discontinued a ... Read on »
Allscripts Ends Up With a Loss for 2013 of $104 Million-United Healthcare Subsidiary Ready To Step... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It’s been tough for Allscripts ever since they underestimated the time to integrate the code from Eclipsys that they acquired in 2010.  Basically the 4th quarter was flat ... Read on »
UnitedHealthGroup Buys Majority Interest of Audax, Gamification and Data Mining/Selling Platform... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is yet another move from the Optum Subsidiary of Untied and if you visit the their pages at the SEC you will find 15 pages of subsidiary companies, everything from a ... Read on »
“Generation Like”, the Relentless Marketing of Teenagers Online and The Money It... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I’m no fan of Facebook being a privacy advocate but putting these videos here to show how money is pulled out of thin air.  Social networks are fine and we use them but in ... Read on »
Supersmoker Bluetooth Electronic Cigarette With a Speakerphone That Plays Music, Will This Be... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Ok I had to say that in the title…as marketing and what folks and corporations today is pretty nuts and so this is product so I guess with the Bluetooth connection here th ... Read on »
Senator Grassley and Kathleen Sebelius Duking It Out Over Hospitals Paying Patient... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Here we go again with folks duking it out on wording while algorithms on servers continue to run “hog ass wild”…so yeah let’s let the hospitals go broke and not protect th ... Read on »
Disgraced Cloning Scientist Hwang Woo-suk Receives US Patent For Making Stem Cell Line by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy How odd do things get?  2011 was the year where the former University Professor was convicted of embezzling funds and buying human eggs for research.  He was cleared of fr ... Read on »
One More Data Seller In Beta, You Give Access to Twitter, Facebook And Other Social Media Accounts... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The first thing I have to say here is “suckers”…I’ll tell you the mathematicians are just putting it out  there to see how much data they can scrape and if you don’t wake ... Read on »
Mallinckrodt Buys Cadence Pharma for $1.3 Billion by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Both companies are in the pain business and this gives Mallinckrodt Cadence's pain drug Ofirmev which is an injectable version of acetaminophen.  In addition to opioid pai ... Read on »
IBM Watson Invests in Start Up Company Welltok–Big Data Joins Forces With The Data Selling... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy What more can you say…we know this is wellness and there are algorithms to make us do better things…well so the model says.  Here we go again “earn rewards for completing ... Read on »
HHS Office of Inspector General Releases Extensive Work Plans for 2014 To Include Auditing Medical... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Office of the Inspector General is considered the “watchdog” if you will and the agency exists in several government agencies and here we are focused on the efforts as ... Read on »
Outreach Donations for the Medical Quack… by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This kind of bothers me to put this out here but I do hope I deliver items worth reading on the blog as it’s been around for almost 7 years now.  I really the readership o ... Read on »
Those Damn “Killer Algorithms” Keep Screwing Up Obamacare, One more Delay Added for... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Hey maybe we went about this all the wrong way and should have let Nasdaq OMX design the entire system (grin)..well it would have taken the Facebook IPO  heat off if nothi ... Read on »