UMPC Tablet helps individuals with Disabilities UMPC Tablet helps individuals with Disabilities

This is a great page on showing how a tablet pc can help individuals with disabilities..the keyboard...

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Windows Home Server CTP Windows Home Server CTP

 I haven't had time yet to post my own screenshots, but found this blogger who has done some nice work with adding a few screenshots of ...

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Robotic surgeon to team up with doctors, astronauts on NASA mission Robotic surgeon to team up with doctors, astronauts on NASA mission

  Raven, the mobile surgical robot developed in the UW's BioRobotics Lab, weighs about 50 pounds. Its nimble appendages can suture wo...

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

BiCOM Reports Better-Than-Expected Results Due to Unique Tonometer Diaton Launch – Tonometry Through Eyelid / Glaucoma Detection Device BiCOM Reports Better-Than-Expected Results Due to Unique Tonometer Diaton Launch – Tonometry Through Eyelid / Glaucoma Detection Device

 Now this is very interesting...much less evasive than dialating pupils in the eyes...BD BiCOM Inc. at a recent conference call, reported ...

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Doctors Try New Surgery for Gallbladder Removal Doctors Try New Surgery for Gallbladder Removal

  Doctors in New York have removed a woman’s gallbladder with instruments passed through her vagina, a technique they hope will cause less...

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Watch out for EHR audit pitfalls - Coding consultants explain where the risks are and how to avoid them Watch out for EHR audit pitfalls - Coding consultants explain where the risks are and how to avoid them

Be aware of the pre-formatted templates to a degree...they can be useful but maybe it is best to customized and adapt your own...  Overdocu...

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Physical Therapists Have Top Occupation Physical Therapists Have Top Occupation

 We must all have a lot of pain these days...BD Physical therapists have come out ahead as a top career choice for US college graduates and...

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Robotics Institute: HeartLander Robotics Institute: HeartLander

The HeartLander is a miniature mobile robot to facilitate minimally invasive beating-heart intrapericardial therapies.  The robot: ente...

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Coding IV Therapy from Medical Economics Coding IV Therapy from Medical Economics

  CPT 2006 replaces the universal infusion codes—90780 and 90781—with six new codes that follow the G code structure that CMS introduced f...

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Hospitals are hiring again - New market forces mean job openings for physicians. But do your homework before you sign that contract Hospitals are hiring again - New market forces mean job openings for physicians. But do your homework before you sign that contract

  Why doctors and hospitals are hooking up again The upswing in hospital employment partly reflects the desire of many younger doctors to ...

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Physician, hospital groups join lawsuit against Blue Cross Physician, hospital groups join lawsuit against Blue Cross

  The largest organizations representing California physicians and hospitals joined a lawsuit against Blue Cross of California on Thursday...

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Friday, April 20, 2007

More about Google as a health services tool More about Google as a health services tool

  In my office, where all documents are either PDF or rich text format, or RTF, we use Google's desktop search for anything from a pat...

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Med school in Valley? UC Merced gets grant Med school in Valley? UC Merced gets grant

  MERCED - Creating a University of California medical school in the San Joaquin Valley got a jumpstart recently with a $225,000 grant to ...

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Schwarzenegger Touts Health IT as Part of Health Care Overhaul Schwarzenegger Touts Health IT as Part of Health Care Overhaul

  Schwarzenegger in the past year has signed executive orders to: Develop a statewide broadband policy; Accelerate health IT adoption; a...

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Tablets in Action Tablets in Action

  I don't know much about the context in which in this picture was taken, but it does demonstrate that Tablets are more welcome at a di...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

NeuroArm -  University of Calgary NeuroArm - University of Calgary

  World’s first image-guided surgical robot to enhance accuracy and safety of brain surgery Surgery is about to change with the introduct...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Making medical fact-finding easy Making medical fact-finding easy

  Faced with a minor illness or major health-care crisis, many people turn to the Internet for information. But with the misinformation th...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

New York City To Provide No-Cost Electronic Health Record Technology To 'High-Volume' Providers Of Care For Medicaid And Uninsured Patients New York City To Provide No-Cost Electronic Health Record Technology To 'High-Volume' Providers Of Care For Medicaid And Uninsured Patients

New York City officials today will announce a $19.8 million contract with eClinicalWorks for electronic health records software systems, whi...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Tablet Man Tablet Man

Watch the short video with some simple math with a tablet..hope we see more of him in action...BD http://www.ustream.tv/LorenHeiny/videos/...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Arkansas school to trial iPod, WiFi-equipped school bus Arkansas school to trial iPod, WiFi-equipped school bus

  If you thought taking a ride on the GamerBUS was a thrill, this one will really make you long to be a youngster in Arkansas again. Repo...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Hand Sanitizing Spray Moves Clorox Into Personal Care Category Hand Sanitizing Spray Moves Clorox Into Personal Care Category

  For decades, The Clorox Company has helped consumers and industry professionals keep their homes and businesses cleaner and healthier t...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Cervarix® Offers 100% Protection Against Precancerous Lesions Caused By Cancer-Causing Human Papillomavirus Types 16 And 18 For Over 5 Years Cervarix® Offers 100% Protection Against Precancerous Lesions Caused By Cancer-Causing Human Papillomavirus Types 16 And 18 For Over 5 Years

  The GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) cervical cancer candidate vaccine, CERVARIX®, demonstrated 100 percent efficacy in preventing precancero...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Dear Patient: P4P is Here Dear Patient: P4P is Here

As one MD states.....  Dear Patient: P4P is Here Dear Mr. and Ms. Patient, I regret to inform you that I will be spending less time focus...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

AARP Says It Will Become Major Medicare Insurer While Remaining a Consumer Lobby AARP Says It Will Become Major Medicare Insurer While Remaining a Consumer Lobby

  WASHINGTON, April 16 — AARP , the lobby for older Americans, announced Monday that it would become a major participant in the nation’s h...

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Exmocare - a Watch that monitors your well being Exmocare - a Watch that monitors your well being

This sure seems like a good idea in some areas, but I have to give this some real thought..I'm n...

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Epocrates for Windows Mobile Phones Epocrates for Windows Mobile Phones

Here are a couple screenshots of how the information looks on a mobile PDA phone.  You can customize...

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Update on United HealthCare’s Plan to Fine Physicians for Using Out-of-Network Labs Update on United HealthCare’s Plan to Fine Physicians for Using Out-of-Network Labs

  Apparently physicians in several states besides New Jersey are catching the attention of their insurance regulators over UnitedHealthcar...

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Is Pfizer Outsourcing Innovation? Is Pfizer Outsourcing Innovation?

  According to reports in the Pharma Blogosphere TM (see below), Pfizer has laid off a "large ...

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Monday, April 16, 2007

CMS Proposes Payment Reforms For Inpatient Hospital Services In 2008 CMS Proposes Payment Reforms For Inpatient Hospital Services In 2008

  Payment to all hospitals would increase by an average of 3.3 percent for FY 2008 when all provisions of the rule are taken into account....

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Massachusetts Connector Likely To Approve Health Insurance Exemptions Massachusetts Connector Likely To Approve Health Insurance Exemptions

Not sure how this could work...a law passed for all to have mandatory insurance and now a 20% exemption for low income categories...BD  The...

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Feds say plans can soften deadline for doctors' universal ID numbers ... Feds say plans can soften deadline for doctors' universal ID numbers ...

Rumor has it that Medicare may not be fully prepared as well...BD Medicare and some insurers might allow physicians to use either their ne...

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Massachusetts considers requiring all surgeries to be videotaped ... American Medical News Massachusetts considers requiring all surgeries to be videotaped ... American Medical News

Doctors and plaintiff lawyers are the bill's biggest critics, saying the doctor-patient relationship would become a Hollywood productio...

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Cost vs. compliance: Physicians encouraged to discuss prescriptions ... Cost vs. compliance: Physicians encouraged to discuss prescriptions ...

Check out the links on the site to the $4.00 prescriptions offered from Target and WalMart/Sams Club...this could be a real help and make th...

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Medicare Provides Funding For Health Insurance Counseling In All 50 States Medicare Provides Funding For Health Insurance Counseling In All 50 States

Medicare will provide funding for health insurance counseling in every state to help beneficiaries get the most from the health program for ...

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Monday, April 16, 2007

New drugs promise two days without sleep and improved alertness and cognitive powers New drugs promise two days without sleep and improved alertness and cognitive powers

  March 5, 2007 Two years ago, we wrote about the “time-shifting” drug, Modafinil that enables you to stay awake for 40+ hours with close t...

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Monday, April 16, 2007

The Colo Rectal Surgeon The Colo Rectal Surgeon

This is a funny video of a short song from a couple Canadian comics that was taken from a medical convention...BD

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Sunday, April 15, 2007
 
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