Monthly Archive for January, 2010

NM Court Denies Hospital Immunity under HCQIA

A New Mexico appeals court upheld January 11 a lower court’s refusal to grant summary judgment to a hospital based on immunity under the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 (HCQIA).  According to the appeals court, the lower court correctly found a question existed on whether the peer review action at issue was taken “after a reasonable effort to obtain the facts of the matter” as required under the statute. Continue reading ‘NM Court Denies Hospital Immunity under HCQIA’

How Vaccines Became Big Business

Dr. Ossi came to the hastily arranged gathering of health officials and academics expecting to talk to them about his company’s research into anti-viral drugs and flu vaccine. But the health experts clustered around a handful of tables were not interested in hearing about the science behind such products. They had much more pressing concerns. Continue reading ‘How Vaccines Became Big Business’

MediBid: The Travelocity of Healthcare?

PASO ROBLES, CA – At a time when ObamaCare threatens Americans and their progeny with unbearable healthcare costs, a company called Medibid may do for healthcare consumers what StubHub, PriceLine and eBay have done for consumers. By linking patients to doctors who Continue reading ‘MediBid: The Travelocity of Healthcare?’