Most People Who Have Used Retail Clinics Are Satisfied With Care, Poll Finds Most People Who Have Used Retail Clinics Are Satisfied With Care, Poll Finds

  42% said their health insurer covered all or a portion of the costs; 22% were uninsured at the time of the visit; 83% were satisfied wi...

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Drug makers set lobbying record Drug makers set lobbying record

  WASHINGTON — Drug makers spent $155 million lobbying the federal government from 2005 to mid-2006, setting a record that they could top ...

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Gap Exists between E-Prescribing Tools and Doc use..... Gap Exists between E-Prescribing Tools and Doc use.....

  That said, the study concluded that most physicians who had switched to e-prescribing would not go back to paper. The report, entitled P...

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Drug Costs Pushing Companies to Abandon Promising Therapies Drug Costs Pushing Companies to Abandon Promising Therapies

Physicians, she points out, find themselves in the undesirable position of having to help patients make decisions about whether the poten...

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Pfizer's Dear Doctor Letter... About Lipitor Pfizer's Dear Doctor Letter... About Lipitor

  Pfizer's Dear Doctor Letter... About Lipitor No, this isn't one of those dreary missives about scary side effects. Instead, Pf...

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Stryker Knee Replacement TV Ad:  Imagine How Far It Will Go! Stryker Knee Replacement TV Ad: Imagine How Far It Will Go!

 One person's opinion....BD Like me, you probably have been seeing more ads on TV for medical ...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Ex-UIC Medical Center worker charged with identity theft Ex-UIC Medical Center worker charged with identity theft

Something for all health workers to be aware of..many of the sophisticated electronic records systems do in fact trace every transaction, so...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

County gets grant to aid the chronically ill County gets grant to aid the chronically ill

  Los Angeles County received a $162-million federal grant Thursday for a three-year program to help low-income adults with no medical ins...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

FDA Approves JANUMET™ For Type 2 Diabetes, Offering Powerful Glucose Control Of A DPP-4 Inhibitor And Metformin In A Single Tablet FDA Approves JANUMET™ For Type 2 Diabetes, Offering Powerful Glucose Control Of A DPP-4 Inhibitor And Metformin In A Single Tablet

  Merck & Co., Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved JANUMET™, the first and only tablet combi...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Condom testers needed - Test-ees not provided Condom testers needed - Test-ees not provided

Durex is always coming up with new advertising campaigns and this appears to be the latest..worth a grin...BD Durex is inviting citizens o...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

British scientist grow human heart valve from stem cells British scientist grow human heart valve from stem cells

  British scientists have grown part of a human heart in a breakthrough that offers hope for millions of cardiac patients. Such artificia...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

House Subcommittee Hearing Considers Physician Willingness To Adopt Health IT House Subcommittee Hearing Considers Physician Willingness To Adopt Health IT

One more congressional discussion on helping the small solo practice with electronic records...BD  Congress should "offer targeted fin...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

AMNews: April 9, 2007. U.S. vows to recoup back taxes AMNews: April 9, 2007. U.S. vows to recoup back taxes

It appears the government is now attempting to connect back taxes to Medicare payments...it will be interesting to see how they connect the ...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Pfizer to resume airing ads for Celebrex Pfizer to resume airing ads for Celebrex

  Pfizer (PFE) plans to launch a 2½-minute TV commercial Monday for arthritis painkiller Celebrex, which has been off TV for more than tw...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Uber Tablet: a Tablet PC Talk Spot!: Bill Gates still totes the Tablet Uber Tablet: a Tablet PC Talk Spot!: Bill Gates still totes the Tablet

Uber Tablet: a Tablet PC Talk Spot!: Bill Gates still totes the Tablet http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/search?q=gates

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Some Hospitals Call 911 to Save Their Patients - New York Times Some Hospitals Call 911 to Save Their Patients - New York Times

  The answer may seem self-evident. But patients at some hospitals may find the staff resorting to what someone might do at home in a cris...

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Sunday, April 01, 2007

For the Love of Caffeine but maybe not for your heart.. For the Love of Caffeine but maybe not for your heart..

I thought I was seeing things at first! No smoke, no nicotine, just break and inhale for those who can't seem to get enough from coffee...

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Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Surgical Da Vinci Code The Surgical Da Vinci Code

This site also allows a patient to search, locate and email a physician who performs surgery with the Da Vinci robot. They cost over a milli...

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Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Digital Life: How To Go Paperless The Digital Life: How To Go Paperless

This is a great article that talks about "being mobile" and the devices that can help you do this today.  In the medical arena, it...

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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Uninsured patient billed more than $12,000 for broken rib Uninsured patient billed more than $12,000 for broken rib

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/03/30/BUG1LOTC6T75.DTL He learned how costly this can be after fracturing a rib in a rel...

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Happy Doctors Day  -  May 30th is National Doctors' Day Happy Doctors Day - May 30th is National Doctors' Day

Happy Doctors Day from Ducknet Services....also recognized today by the American Medical Association...

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Basics of Pharma Sales Rep Watching Basics of Pharma Sales Rep Watching

This is a rather humorous take on the number of big pharma reps in the field, sometimes even giving ...

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Cutera  Aesthetic Systems receives FDA approval - skincare Cutera Aesthetic Systems receives FDA approval - skincare

BRISBANE, Calif., March 28, 2007 — Cutera, Inc.® (Nasdaq: CUTR), a leading provider of laser and other light-based aesthetic systems for pra...

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Health insurance options dwindle for self-employed - Los Angeles Times Health insurance options dwindle for self-employed - Los Angeles Times

  A major source of health insurance for people who work for themselves is disappearing, casting thousands of contractors, freelancers and...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Your face is your password Your face is your password

This could have some real use in a medical scenario to automatically sign individuals in and out of their computer and software programs...w...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

OneNote Calendar OneNote Calendar

This is one fabulous add on for anyone using One Note. Thanks to the folks at Gotta Be Mobile for t...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Today's Robotics Update Today's Robotics Update

The video narrated in Japanese is truly worth a watch with images showing as the hand is being moved with responses from the brain. There a...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Microsoft Live Labs: Deepfish Microsoft Live Labs: Deepfish

I have watched this in action and the browsing is so far ahead of what we have today..will be anxious for Deepfish to be released...BD Micro...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Bill Clinton Backs Electronic Health Records - Bill Clinton Backs Electronic Health Records -

Bill Clinton speaks out about the importance of blogs and electronic medical records...BD  Blogs can play an important role in the media a...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Corporate Sloppiness Is the Real Culprit for Data Loss, Not Vilified Hackers Corporate Sloppiness Is the Real Culprit for Data Loss, Not Vilified Hackers

Good article about security...also this brings to mind Windows Server 2003 and Windows Mobile...many mobile devices can now be wiped remotel...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Got Voice - Retrieve cell phone messages from the web Got Voice - Retrieve cell phone messages from the web

This is truly a lifesaver.  Sometimes I don't remember where I left my cell phone and other time...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

New Genetic Pap Smear Can Easily Diagnose Hidden Sexually Transmitted Diseases New Genetic Pap Smear Can Easily Diagnose Hidden Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  The APTIMA COMBO 2 Assay is a second generation nucleic acid amplification test that uses target capture for in vitro qualitative detec...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

MEG Scanners Are Mega Powerful - MEG Scanners Are Mega Powerful -

While other types of brain scans detail the geography of the brain or detect blood flow, the MEG scanners track the magnetic signals that ne...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Docs Improve Stethoscope Skills Using IPods Docs Improve Stethoscope Skills Using IPods

  After demonstrating last year that medical students greatly improved their stethoscope skills by listening repeatedly to heart sounds on ...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

UMPC As a Navigation Device... UMPC As a Navigation Device...

Good article on how the device can be your travel companion as well. Be sure to get a car power charger so it is always ready. BD http://...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

State Grant Awarded To Study Broadband Access Among Pennsylvania Physicians And Hospitals State Grant Awarded To Study Broadband Access Among Pennsylvania Physicians And Hospitals

 We could easily use a study like this in California as well...BD State Grant Awarded To Study Broadband Access Among Pennsylvania Physicia...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Hospitals, clinics, Wake to track uninsured patients Hospitals, clinics, Wake to track uninsured patients

Interesting move for the hospitals in Texas, might catch on in other areas as well...BD Eight clinics, health systems and county agencies a...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

JOHNS HOPKINS HOUSING AND TESTING ONLY 256-SLICE CT SCANNER IN NORTH AMERICA JOHNS HOPKINS HOUSING AND TESTING ONLY 256-SLICE CT SCANNER IN NORTH AMERICA

  Johns Hopkins Medicine has installed for three months of initial safety and clinical testing a 256-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Blue Cross Of California Improperly Canceled Health Insurance Policies, State Investigation Finds Blue Cross Of California Improperly Canceled Health Insurance Policies, State Investigation Finds

  Blue Cross of California improperly canceled individual health insurance policies after some members became pregnant or sought medical tr...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Israeli device transmits heart data directly to doctors Israeli device transmits heart data directly to doctors

Israeli scientists have developed a portable electrocardiograph machine that can transmit highly detailed data on heart activity to physici...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Epocrates Epocrates

Updated information from Epocrates...good PDA quick reference as well as free pc version for subscribers...BD ACC And Epocrates Deliver Cust...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Using a single thumb - fly in and out of your Zoomspace Using a single thumb - fly in and out of your Zoomspace

http://www.mobilitysite.com/2007/03/using_a_single_thumb_fly_in_and_out_of_y.php Nice new capabilities for Windows Mobile phones...BD Using...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New Treatment For Canker Sores New Treatment For Canker Sores

New Treatment For Canker Sores http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/03/070323104734.htm Licorice has been used for over 4000 years as ...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

NiliMEDIX Insulin Pumps NiliMEDIX Insulin Pumps

http://www.nilimedix.com/ Insulin pumps deliver insulin the way a healthy pancreas does allowing freedom in daily activities and improving t...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Trials for Bionic Eye Implants Trials for Bionic Eye Implants

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6368089.stm US researchers have been given the go-ahead to implant the prototype device in 50 to ...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New Interactive Television To Assist Patients And Elderly New Interactive Television To Assist Patients And Elderly

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/03/070323104734.htm Science Daily — Telecommunications engineer at the Public University of Nava...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Employers Increase Use of High-Deductible Health Plans Employers Increase Use of High-Deductible Health Plans

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/553685?src=mp Nine percent of U.S. employers in a poll by a health consulting firm said they plan to off...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Radio-sized device provides home care for heart patients Radio-sized device provides home care for heart patients

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070323/NEWS06/703230345 Karl is one of about 30 patients using home medical...

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Aged, Frail and Denied Care by Their Insurers Aged, Frail and Denied Care by Their Insurers

Story from the New York Times on how insurance companies view paying claims...BD http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/26/business/26care.html?ex=1...

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Breakthrough VeinViewer Imaging System Breakthrough VeinViewer Imaging System

http://www.gizmag.com/go/6860/ Last time I had some blood drawn, this sure could have come in handy! Memphis-based Methodist Le Bonheur Hea...

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

The First Conception Kit for At-Home-Use The First Conception Kit for At-Home-Use

http://www.gizmag.com/go/7028/ We have had home pregnancy testing for a while, so this is the next item on the market, or should I say it s...

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Intel, Wal-Mart to Announce Electronic Medical Record Plan Intel, Wal-Mart to Announce Electronic Medical Record Plan

http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/880634/intel_walmart_to_announce_electronic_medical_record_plan/index.html?source=r_health "The the...

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Coding - Hospital Admissions and Asthma Codes from Medical Economics Coding - Hospital Admissions and Asthma Codes from Medical Economics

http://www.memag.com/memag/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=312268&ref=25 Q. I discharged a patient from the hospital and had to readmit...

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Friday, March 23, 2007

3D effect with XP and with Vista too 3D effect with XP and with Vista too

I found this nice application that allows me to flatten the windows instead of moving them to to the...

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Friday, March 23, 2007

First Oral Once-Daily Mesalamine For Ulcerative Colitis: LIALDA Available Now First Oral Once-Daily Mesalamine For Ulcerative Colitis: LIALDA Available Now

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=65634&nfid=rssfeeds LIALDA is available to patients by prescription for oral adm...

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Potential Non-Surgical Repair Technology To Replace Spinal Fusion Potential Non-Surgical Repair Technology To Replace Spinal Fusion

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=65617&nfid=rssfeeds Scientists at The University of Manchester believe injectio...

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Newark Airport - retail medical clinic at Terminal C Newark Airport - retail medical clinic at Terminal C

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070321/20070321005237.html?.v=1 Conveniently located in Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport, Harmon...

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Sahara Tablet from Tablet Kiosk - great video presentation Sahara Tablet from Tablet Kiosk - great video presentation

Sahara Tablet PC video from Hugo Ortega...he does a nice job in reviewing the tablet. This is the one I use every day for my own business. ...

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Bionic hand with can-crushing grip Bionic hand with can-crushing grip

http://www.pinktentacle.com/2007/03/bionic-hand-with-can-crushing-grip/ From Engadget that links to the story above... A team of researcher...

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Zoom it for Presentations - Tablets or Desktops Zoom it for Presentations - Tablets or Desktops

I saw this tool at a recent MSDN presentation. The inking works well with a tablet and allows you to draw on the screen on the current appl...

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Friday, March 23, 2007

New look for Cell Phones with Windows Mobile 6 New look for Cell Phones with Windows Mobile 6

http://www.mobilitysite.com/2007/03/gigabyte_gsmart_wm6_eye_candy.php Today's Eye Candy is brought to you by AkihabaraNews. These tw...

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Friday, March 23, 2007

From Medical Economics - good article on secuirty with patient data and suggestions on how to implement security From Medical Economics - good article on secuirty with patient data and suggestions on how to implement security

http://www.memag.com/memag/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=312270&ref=25 Security has to be a top priority today with medical records. Th...

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

California Hospital Ratings - Consumer Page to Review Hospitals in California California Hospital Ratings - Consumer Page to Review Hospitals in California

http://www.calhospitalcompare.org/ A Service of the California HealthCare Foundation....if the hospital has chosen to participate, informat...

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Electronic Nerve Stimulator Enables Walking Electronic Nerve Stimulator Enables Walking

http://www.curespinalcordinjury.com/electronic-nerve-stimulator-enables-walking For those of us at the AAAS meeting, nothing was more impr...

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Einstein Philadelphia Pioneers Use Of Technology To Ease Stress Of Medical Emergencies Einstein Philadelphia Pioneers Use Of Technology To Ease Stress Of Medical Emergencies

Registration in the program is fast, secure and free. Area residents simply call 1-800-EINSTEIN or visit http://www.einstein.edu/prereg wher...

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Devil Wears Prada - Microsoft Spoof The Devil Wears Prada - Microsoft Spoof

They are always connected here.using Windows Mobile Technology and a few other goodies...BD

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Can you read this prescription??? Can you read this prescription???

I ran across this article at the Kevin MD blog and a picture just paints 1000 words! This is a real good reason for E-Prescribing. This po...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Skype Rolling Out PayPal Service Skype Rolling Out PayPal Service

Skype announced Tuesday that the popular Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service would soon allow PayPal payments, further opening the s...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

UCI on probation again UCI on probation again

http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1624975.php UCI Medical Center, which in recent years has run afoul of state an...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

From UMPC Portal -  Tablet Kiosk Power Bank From UMPC Portal - Tablet Kiosk Power Bank

http://www.umpcportal.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=429 DO YOU NEED 10 HOURS OF PORTABLE BATTERY LIFE? This is a new product from ...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Ever wonder what students are doing with Tablet PCs? Ever wonder what students are doing with Tablet PCs?

This is a great site to see how students are making use of tablet pcs, doing everything from taking notes in class to downloading digital bo...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Medical site is on a mission to set records Medical site is on a mission to set records

Practice Fusion, free web based EMR - well the jury is still out on this one. From my own perspective in creating an EMR, real estate is so...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Selects Microsoft’s Azyxxi Solution for Its Enterprise Operations NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Selects Microsoft’s Azyxxi Solution for Its Enterprise Operations

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/mar07/03-19MSNYPHPR.mspx Microsoft will support the implementation of the software in an agre...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Tablet Kiosk - new EO Tuf Tab UMPC V7112 XT Tablet Kiosk - new EO Tuf Tab UMPC V7112 XT

This is a great looking UMPC. You should be able to order on the website shortly. I do like the ne...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Medication Costs: The Role Physicians Play with Their Senior Patients Medication Costs: The Role Physicians Play with Their Senior Patients

Until there is a full integrated solution, there are a few links on this site to give some helpful information regarding discounted or $4.00...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Robotic brace aids stroke recovery Robotic brace aids stroke recovery

Robotics on the move for better health care, good article about how robotics in the health industry are working for us. BD http://web.mit.e...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

WalMart Health Issues  Phoenix, AZ WalMart Health Issues Phoenix, AZ

http://ktar.com/?nid=6&sid=422585 A health inspector said he found mouse droppings at a Valley Wal-Mart on Monday after shoppers repo...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Windows Smart Phones and Pocket PCs Windows Smart Phones and Pocket PCs

Are you looking for a new Cell Phone? If you are mobile and rely on your contacts stored in your phone, why depend on the software from the...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Training - Use it or Lose It - Best ROI for the money Training - Use it or Lose It - Best ROI for the money

If you are not taking advantage of software training today, you are in fact helping to sink health care IT. This is a subject dear to my he...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Medical Education Technologies - Patient Simulators Medical Education Technologies - Patient Simulators

Interesting training site with using both adult and baby mannequins...and full training courses available....BD http://www.meti.com/Product_...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Forensic Data Recovery - Be Aware it does exist in places you might not even think of Forensic Data Recovery - Be Aware it does exist in places you might not even think of

More and more we see this technology being used, not only in law enforcement areas, but this site has several medical stories included. We ...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Say Ah! to Windows Mobile Say Ah! to Windows Mobile

Check out information available for your PDA/Cell Phone here. BD http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/articles/medical.mspx While they ...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Alive Diabetes Management System Alive Diabetes Management System

Interesting to see how the glucose meter works with a cell phone to transmit results. BD The Alive Diabetes Management System utilises the l...

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Live Surgeries on line - Register to receive CME Credit for Physicians Live Surgeries on line - Register to receive CME Credit for Physicians

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6390446192795481593&q=da+vinci+pediatric This is a long video that shows actual robotics surger...

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

A Better Artificial Skin A Better Artificial Skin

http://www.technologyreview.com/Biotech/18059/ Over the past decade, artificial-skin products--made from scaffolds of collagen, the molecul...

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Typical Annual Salary for Family Practice MD $75,000.00 in Connecticut Typical Annual Salary for Family Practice MD $75,000.00 in Connecticut

I think the title here says it all - why we are facing a shortage of Primary Practice physicians. Also, this reinstates the need for "...

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Rugged UMPC from Tablet Kiosk to be released soon Rugged UMPC from Tablet Kiosk to be released soon

As you all know from reading this blog, I am a big fan of the products from Tablet Kiosk. Coming soon is the latest released of a "rug...

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Sunday, March 18, 2007