Saturday, March 24, 2012

Social Network Medicine is a Bad Idea

I like social networking as much as the next person and as an "early
adopter" medical blogger no one can accuse me of not being dialed
into "The World Wide Web" or "The Facebook". But my embracing of mobile
health stops when I read about a new start up that was mentioned in the
New York Times this week. HealthTap is a concept that I hope doesn't
make it. HealthTap is a start-up based in

ICD-10 To Be Delayed Indefinitely--Never Mind!

After years of telling us they are serious this time and everyone in the health care system had better be ready on time to implement the new disease coding system, CMS said today the whole project is going to be delayed indefinitely.The new ICD-10 system requires payers and providers to convert from the old system of 13,000 codes to the new system of 68,000 codes.All payers and providers were