Healthcare Heavyweights Team To Compare Medical Devices
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4/16/2013 | 6:04:51 AM
re: Healthcare Heavyweights Team To Compare Medical Devices
This is more of what we need in the healthcare IT field, and luckily we are seeing more of it. When competitors team up to provide a better, more standard product and work together for the benefit of all their patients, only then do you see the power of working together. Healthcare IT shouldnGÇÖt be too much of a competition as it should be a way to provide a better healthcare system for all.

Jay Simmons
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4/11/2013 | 1:46:41 AM
re: Healthcare Heavyweights Team To Compare Medical Devices
Why are they not supporting the FDA Sentinel program that was set up to do the same thing..where are those claim data bases all insurers committed to donate to help evaluate devices? Make a buck selling data right? United also have Humedica that can de-identify data and sell clinical, what they do. Data selling has become an epidemic and shoot if Walgreens in 2010 made close to $800 million just think of how much is out there to tax as code, mine data and put millions in cash in the bank The banks sell truckloads of data too and put billions in their accounts doing so.

There are a couple large purchasing associations already that broker for pricing and they about fell off their chair when Medtronic about a year ago thought about leaving as that's one of the big device companies the associations negotiate with for pricing. Add the FDA Sentinel device information to this along with hospitals that are giving them information, don't you have about the same? If the FDA is already doing this..well you get my point...why not work together is what I say but the profit would be gone I suppose with selling the data.

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