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Hospital Chain and Hand Picked Union, SEIU, Forced to Cancel Rigged Election After Protests by RNs and Other Employees

'A Victory for Employees, Patient Care, and Union Democracy' OAKLAND, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- After public exposure and protests, the Catholic Healthcare Partners chain and its hand picked union, the Service Employees International Union, today cancelled rigged elections -- call...

AMA Announces Physician Class Action Against WellPoint

...rsement rates for out-of-network care. A year-long investigation by the New York attorney general confirmed that the Ingenix database is intentionally rigged to allow insurers to shortchange reimbursements. "The AMA's work to remove the cloak of secrecy from the Ingenix database promises to benefit pat...

Ka-Boom!!!

...ching from behind three feet of reinforced concrete. "30 seconds" came the countdown voice in an adjacent room. Outside was an old public bus, rigged with explosives; a series of baseball-sized video cameras mounted to its walls. Could the images on their memory chips be salvaged by computer enginee...

Taming Wide Variations in Spending Key to Health Reform - New England Journal of Medicine Commentary from Dartmouth Atlas Project

... about how and where their patients get care, they will need help from payers and policymakers. Physicians operate under the rules of a system that is rigged to reward high-cost care." The Dartmouth Atlas Project is run by the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. The principal ...

AMA Announces Physician Class-Actions Against Aetna and CIGNA

...oined with individual physicians in filing separate class-action lawsuits against Aetna Health, Inc. and CIGNA Corporation claiming the companies used rigged data to dramatically under-reimburse physicians. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081209/AMALOGO ) The two lawsuits, filed late...

AMA Claims Victory With Record Breaking Settlement in Case Against Insurer

...ing to the settlement, United Health Group has recognized the importance of restoring its relationship with patients and physicians by ending use of a rigged database." This lawsuit, pending since 2000, challenged the validity of the United Health Group-owned Ingenix database to determine the reimburse...

Robots May Come to Aging Boomers' Rescue

...only requires a command to whiz users from one spot to another in a hospital or nursing home. When first delivered to a facility, the wheelchair -- rigged out with high-tech scanning software -- has no knowledge of the particular layout. But staff will uncrate it, turn it on, and give it a verbal guided ...

UPDATED: Deadly Asbestos Fibers Found on Chicago's Oak Street Beach

...os during beach activities, exposing millions of unwitting victims to deadly asbestos fibers while corrupt public officials and polluters' consultants rigged studies, using government funds." http://www.illinoisdunesland.org/pdf/A_Spoiled_Shoreline_Broadcast.pdf STEPS TO MINIMIZE TOXIC ASBESTOS EXPOSURE...

Deadly Asbestos Fibers Found on Chicago's Oak Street Beach

...os during beach activities, exposing millions of unwitting victims to deadly asbestos fibers while corrupt public officials and polluters' consultants rigged studies, using government funds." http://www.illinoisdunesland.org/pdf/A_Spoiled_Shoreline_Broadcast.pdf STEPS TO MINIMIZE TOXIC ASBESTOS EXPOSURE...

Electronic Pillbox Helps Seniors Stick to Drug Regimens

...io message announces the number of pills to take, along with specific information about how to ingest the particular medication. All the boxes were rigged to record, time-stamp and transmit via phone lines all lid openings, which the researchers equated with the taking of an actual medication. The resear...
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Building a stronger roof over your head: '3 little pigs' project begins first tests

...are foot, two-storey, four-bedroom house typical of homes found in southwestern Ontario. 60 pressure boxes used to simulate hurricane-force loads are rigged to a framework that surrounds the house. These studies build on expertise developed through 40 years of wind tests at the Boundary Layer Wind Tunne...

An 'attractive' man-machine interface

...insulin production by itself. In the neonatal intensive care unit, sick newborns could have their heart and breathing rates monitored and their cells rigged to respond through magnetic stimulation, without a tangle of wires and probes. Or, on the battlefield, the magnet could trigger production of an antid...
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Company issues warning on outsourced software

... remedy the risks posed with using outsourced software," he stated. Life cycle attacks occur when just one line of code out of millions of lines is rigged to open vulnerabilities within the software, exposing the software and the company to external threats. Software built by less expensive overseas l...

CEOs Gone Wild? Risks and rewards in the executive suite

...tuan payouts such as Nardelli's $210 million and ex- Pfize r CEO Hank McKinnell's $213 million making the news, some are wondering whether the game is rigged in favor of the boss. The latest Economist survey on executive pay provides some research-based evidence to suggest that it may very well be. Amo...
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