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Bill Of The Month | Kaiser Health News
regular feature: godawful medical billing situation of the month
healthcare  commerce  villainy  failure  usa 
8 weeks ago by ignatz
MDR Data Files | FDA
medical device failure data newly released
foia  failure  medicine  healthcare  villainy  commerce 
11 weeks ago by ignatz
How the VA developed its culture of coverups | The Washington Post
"Charles R. Forbes, the first head of the U.S. Veterans Bureau ... was chosen by President Warren G. Harding, a poker buddy. He turned out to be an audacious crook, taking kickbacks and selling government supplies at low cost to his cronies. Forbes later went to jail, and his crimes shaped the agency that would become the VA."
veterans  VA  failure  oppression  injustice  usa  war  healthcare  kafka 
june 2014 by ignatz
Medical Device Security Center
Official blog of the Medical Device Security Center, a cross-disciplinary research initiative on medical device security, privacy, safety, and effectiveness.
healthcare  technology  security  doom 
june 2012 by ignatz
Debt Collectors Take Places Alongside Hospital Staffs - NYTimes.com
"Hospital patients waiting in an emergency room or convalescing after surgery are being confronted by an unexpected visitor: a debt collector at bedside."
healthcare  grimmeathookfuture  money  failure  usa 
may 2012 by ignatz
Hospital Compare Home
Veterans Administration attempting transparency with hospital data, using incomprehensible IE-only GUI.
healthcare  government  veterans  informatics  failure  hospitals  publichealth 
march 2011 by ignatz
systemwise
Blog of an organizational sociologist studying the U.S. health care industry
sociology  healthcare  usa  research  blog  commerce  doom 
march 2011 by ignatz
Epigee On-Line Pregnancy Test
Test for pregnancy using a website. What could possibly go wrong?
badideajeans  failure  healthcare  obstetrics  doom 
september 2010 by ignatz
[from positivejeff] California's Real Death Panels
"One of every five requests for medical claims for insured patients, even when recommended by a patient's physician, are rejected by California's largest private insurers."
politics  healthcare 
september 2009 by ignatz
Common Surgeries and Charges Comparison
Compare costs for common surgeries in the State of California, a web tool.
medicine  commerce  healthcare  california  tools  money  surgery 
may 2009 by ignatz
Prescription Data Used To Assess Consumers
A "credit score" drawn from your prescription drug use is given to health plans. It's used for risk analysis. Nice.
oppression  healthcare  commerce  villainy  privacy  medical  databases 
august 2008 by ignatz
Uninsured adults face yearlong delays for some surgeries - Los Angeles Times
It's so great that we don't have that socialized medicine thing where you wait. Oh, whoops...
doom  healthcare  villainy  commerce  medical  usa  poverty  death  triage 
july 2007 by ignatz

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