Hospital slow to warn of security breach - CEO was not spared with his identity stolen as well Hospital slow to warn of security breach - CEO was not spared with his identity stolen as well

This is everybody's nightmare and the CEO had his identity stolen as well.  It makes you wonder why the IT staff didn't report this ...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Profit surges at hospital seeking trauma subsidy Profit surges at hospital seeking trauma subsidy

"For profit" hospitals also look to the community for taxpayer assistance, regardless of the 14 million dollar profit made last ye...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Call an ambulance - don't change your mind on the way to the hospital and decide you don't need medical care Call an ambulance - don't change your mind on the way to the hospital and decide you don't need medical care

Paramedic over the edge and perhaps suffering from stress?  He may have needed medical attention after the incident.  BD CHICAGO -- Attorne...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Hospital CEO addresses letter to community - Palo Verde Community Hospital, ready to lose Medicare Services and asking for bylaw relief for contracted emergency surgeons Hospital CEO addresses letter to community - Palo Verde Community Hospital, ready to lose Medicare Services and asking for bylaw relief for contracted emergency surgeons

I can't remember reading a letter addressing the community like this before.  If you read the entire letter, it sounds like he's put...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Bluetooth Scale - send your results to your cell phone or computer Bluetooth Scale - send your results to your cell phone or computer

This can make it easy to keep track of your weight if you are dieting or directed by a physician to follow a weight management program.  BD ...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Hospital Bugs - Flies in the Ointment Hospital Bugs - Flies in the Ointment

I guess standing water anywhere can attract insects...BD FAIRBANKS – Officials at the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital have stopped performing ...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

George Foreman USB iGrill George Foreman USB iGrill

Can't get away from the computer to fix dinner, well this George Foreman USB grill attached to your PC might do the trick.  BD Cooki...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Insomniacs Have Higher Medical Bills Insomniacs Have Higher Medical Bills

Is this a catch 22?  Which is the correct answer here?  Hopefully insomnia won't become a qualifier for eligibility at any time, but it ...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Two California Hospitals Complete Full Transition to KP HealthConnect Two California Hospitals Complete Full Transition to KP HealthConnect

Kaiser is moving right along with their electronic records program.  BD  OAKLAND, Calif., June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permane...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

California Committee for the secure exchange of healthcare information California Committee for the secure exchange of healthcare information

With all the recent articles regarding privacy, I thought this page deserved mention on the site.  BD CalRHIO is a statewide community of ...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

LabCorp to offer patch to reduce needle pain LabCorp to offer patch to reduce needle pain

Anyone who has ever had blood drawn could appreciate this item.  BD A New Jersey firm has struck a deal with Laboratory Corp. of America H...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Upright Wheel Chair by Porsche Design Studio Upright Wheel Chair by Porsche Design Studio

A picture is worth a 1000 words, looks like a great new design.  BD   Source:  http://www.yankodesign.com/index.php/2007/06/11/pegasus-u...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Former inmate launches lawsuit alleging medical neglect  referencing recent medical treatment with Paris Hilton Former inmate launches lawsuit alleging medical neglect referencing recent medical treatment with Paris Hilton

  LOS ANGELES - A former inmate at the Century Regional Detention Facility filed a claim against Los Angeles County Monday, alleging she w...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Former Jaguars Tackle Seeks Medical Help For Former NFL Players Former Jaguars Tackle Seeks Medical Help For Former NFL Players

 Former football players want medical assistance as well.  BD JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Jaguars fans remember Brian DeMarco as a young offensiv...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Paperless records - it took a hurricane to get some offices on board Paperless records - it took a hurricane to get some offices on board

  In the future, the rows and rows of manila folders tabbed by color-coded numbers in medical offices will be part of history. Technologi...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

World's First Personal DNA Analyzer World's First Personal DNA Analyzer

  World's First Personal DNA Analyzer Spartan Bioscience Inc. today announced the commercial launch of the Spartan DXTM real-time PC...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Hospitals threaten to bill seniors who refuse long term care - Ontario, Canada Hospitals threaten to bill seniors who refuse long term care - Ontario, Canada

  Hamilton seniors are being strong-armed into long-term care homes they didn't choose by hospitals desperate to get them out of the...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Medical Breakthrough -- Stroke Patients Move Again Medical Breakthrough -- Stroke Patients Move Again

    At age 32, Maggie suffered a stroke. "What happens in a stroke is, an area of brain tissue is damaged and brain cells die" ...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Medical Clinics come to the supermarket in New Jersey Medical Clinics come to the supermarket in New Jersey

$39.00 a visit and currently not accepting insurance, but plans to later.  The clinics will be staffed by a nurse practitioner with physical...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Prospect Medical Holdings in Discussions to Acquire Hospital Group in Southern California Prospect Medical Holdings in Discussions to Acquire Hospital Group in Southern California

I'm sure there will be more to come on this soon, as this reads this is a little different from the recent IPA acquisition of ProMed in ...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Doctors urged to make good first impression Doctors urged to make good first impression

New study on how doctors interact with first visit based on videos gathered.  This is elementary to most physicians I'm sure, but going ...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

California looks to help local students fill nursing shortage California looks to help local students fill nursing shortage

  Nicole Oswell was a straight-A student passionately interested since first grade in following in her mother's footsteps as a registe...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

United HealthCare Challenged in Omaha United HealthCare Challenged in Omaha

  NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 11 PRNewswire — HealthLeaders-InterStudy, the leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Hospitals including more advertising in budgets Hospitals including more advertising in budgets

  (June 11, 2007) — Local billboards, as well as print, television and radio advertising, are increasingly being filled with messages abo...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Hospital strike set for June 12 for southern California hospital Hospital strike set for June 12 for southern California hospital

  BURBANK - Management at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and the union that represents its employees have discussed bringing in a ...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Medical blogs get ethics treatment Medical blogs get ethics treatment

  The medical blogosphere -- the modern equivalent of a doctors lounge -- is experiencing growing pains. Gone are the musings of, among ot...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Chinese hospitals used ‘fake plasma' on patients Chinese hospitals used ‘fake plasma' on patients

Be aware of products imported from China..we all heard about the toothpaste recently that was deemed unsafe and further stories indicate the...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

China has issues with HMOs China has issues with HMOs

Other countries are facing issues with regulating HMOs...BD Privately managed health-care providers may make inexperienced doctors scapego...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

NASA - NASA Technology Helps Detect and Treat Heart Disease and Strokes NASA - NASA Technology Helps Detect and Treat Heart Disease and Strokes

  PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA space technology is helping doctors diagnose and monitor treatments for hardening of the arteries in its early ...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

GM CEO Says Company Will Seek To Reduce Health Care Costs GM CEO Says Company Will Seek To Reduce Health Care Costs

One more article about reducing health care costs...BD General Motors will make efforts to reduce health care costs a priority this year, ...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Health Costs Push Companies to Set Targets for Workers Health Costs Push Companies to Set Targets for Workers

More employers are getting involved in health care as well as cost soar.  The one item that would tend to make me feel uncomfortable is the ...

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Banner Desert iCare monitors seven hospitals Banner Desert iCare monitors seven hospitals

  Doctors and nurses monitor dozens of intensive-care patients in seven hospitals 24 hours a day via flat-screen computers in a command ce...

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Who Pays for Efficiency? Who Pays for Efficiency?

  Dr. Baron’s office has saved money — in transcribing medical reports, for example — and his practice now handles its 6,000 patients with...

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Medical Tourism - We have it here, but nobody pays the bill Medical Tourism - We have it here, but nobody pays the bill

Citizens from other countries travel here, but who absorbs the bill?  This hospital in New Jersey is struggling with this very issue.  BD ...

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Novartis Samples Wilt In Sales Reps’ Garages Novartis Samples Wilt In Sales Reps’ Garages

Where does your drug rep store their samples and how secure are they?  BD Sales reps ride around with an awful lot of samples in their car...

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Privacy arguments follow rollout of electronic health records Privacy arguments follow rollout of electronic health records

(article continues below after commentary) As electronic records evolve, who has the records, who stores them, who has access, who shares t...

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

$1,500 price tag on your health - the boutique practice alternative $1,500 price tag on your health - the boutique practice alternative

  Can you put a price on good health? How about $1,500 a year? That is what doctors Arnold Goldstein and Barbara Shonberg will charge pati...

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Michael Moore to Schedule Live Chat on Blog Site -Guaranteed Healthcare Michael Moore to Schedule Live Chat on Blog Site -Guaranteed Healthcare

  Please check back for details--Michael Moore will be here to chat about his new healthcare blockb...

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Saturday, June 09, 2007

Pot Card Applications starting this week in Los Angeles County Pot Card Applications starting this week in Los Angeles County

The last line here is interesting...is is legal or is it not legal..who has the final say?  Many states besides California have the same or ...

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Saturday, June 09, 2007

High-tech bracelets at the hospital ease moms' fears High-tech bracelets at the hospital ease moms' fears

  PONTIAC -- As a first-time mother, Bethany Rudnicki made sure to follow her doctor's orders -- eat healthy, get enough rest and t...

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Saturday, June 09, 2007

If it's not tennis elbow, it may be 'Wiiitis' - Family Practice Physician writes to the New England Journal of Medicine If it's not tennis elbow, it may be 'Wiiitis' - Family Practice Physician writes to the New England Journal of Medicine

  • Physician documents his own case of 'Wiiitis' • Wiiitis is a sore shoulder from playing too much Wii tennis • Wiiitis treatment...

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Saturday, June 09, 2007

E-Medical Records No Shortcut to Good Diabetes Care E-Medical Records No Shortcut to Good Diabetes Care

I agree here with some of the comments.  Being I am in this business, I see many offices not adequately trained, thus they are still trying ...

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Friday, June 08, 2007

Parkland's kiosks speed check-in Parkland's kiosks speed check-in

Nice addition to the ER room.  Although this hospital spent a lot of money in setting this up, there are other cost effective solutions, suc...

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Friday, June 08, 2007

Ready for a tablet to help manage your information - the NBA is and uses Tablet PCs quite extensively Ready for a tablet to help manage your information - the NBA is and uses Tablet PCs quite extensively

The NBA referees are cashing in big time with tablets...if it does so well for sports, think about how managing medical information can work...

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Friday, June 08, 2007

Michael Moore Wants to Hear From You Via You Tube Michael Moore Wants to Hear From You Via You Tube

As the date gets closer to the release, Michael Moore is also looking for individuals to tell their stories via You Tube.  As I looked this ...

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Friday, June 08, 2007

California Senate OKs Move To Single-Payer Health Care System California Senate OKs Move To Single-Payer Health Care System

  The California Senate on Wednesday approved legislation ( SB 840 ) by Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Los Angeles) to create a state-run, single-pa...

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Health Net of California Redefines Consumer-Directed Health Plans'' Health Net of California Redefines Consumer-Directed Health Plans''

  Health/Medical Writers/Health Editors LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 7, 2007--Building on the historical strengths of the California...

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Ambulance software to be rolled out in three regions in the UK with Tablet PCs Ambulance software to be rolled out in three regions in the UK with Tablet PCs

  Ambulance software that enables paramedics to record patient details electronically and send them to hospital staff ahead of arrival in ...

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Oprah and Michael Moore, discuss "Sicko" Oprah and Michael Moore, discuss "Sicko"

Thanks to John Mack for posting this so quickly!  A must watch for all.  In the last few months this has been a topic of conversation around...

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Purdue University Invests in Tablet PC Education* Purdue University Invests in Tablet PC Education*

*Workshop on the Impact of Pen-Based Technology on Education   Save the Date! WIPTE 2007 will be held on June 11-12, 2007. WIPTE is open ...

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Should 12 be the legal age to mow the lawn? Should 12 be the legal age to mow the lawn?

  Many parents may be planning to hand over lawn mower duty to their children this summer; however, this routine task can be dangerous if ...

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Hospital Associations Object To Proposed Medicare Rule They Say Would Reduce Scheduled Payment Increase Hospital Associations Object To Proposed Medicare Rule They Say Would Reduce Scheduled Payment Increase

More changing of the payment codes and the numbers...BD Hospital associations are "in a state of outrage" over a Medicare rule pr...

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

United Gunning for Growth in Washington Market United Gunning for Growth in Washington Market

  NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, the leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports th...

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Doctor Honored for Mentoring. using Technology Doctor Honored for Mentoring. using Technology

Something to think about, does your MD have a way of monitoring items for "check up"?  A registry item in an EMR will not only hel...

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

How do the physicians grade the payors How do the physicians grade the payors

The page in pdf format tells the story.  Sometimes as a patient we never see the "work behind the scenes" with your physician lite...

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

MultiNational Underwriters Offers Consumers a New Choice in Short Term Medical Insurance with Amigo Short Term Medical Plan MultiNational Underwriters Offers Consumers a New Choice in Short Term Medical Insurance with Amigo Short Term Medical Plan

Just one more place for the American consumer to go.  Today with all the potential solutions and plans available, it's no wonder the Ame...

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Google popularity rising for medical information Google popularity rising for medical information

A June 2005 survey of 1,000 people, which found that when faced with a medical problem 12 percent of people turn to Google first, before fam...

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Caffeine:  Shower Shock Caffeinated Body Wash, Javapops Caffeine: Shower Shock Caffeinated Body Wash, Javapops

For those who can't get enough caffeine in their coffee, you can now bath in it and suck on a lollipop all day if needed...where do they...

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Government Health IT News - FDA to propose rule on e-health records Government Health IT News - FDA to propose rule on e-health records

  RICHMOND, Va. — The Food and Drug Administration is working on a proposed rule to regulate only electronic health records that are trans...

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

OxyClinton.... OxyClinton....

Hilarious...and cute..BD Source:  You Tube

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Sorry Works Advocacy Group for Disclosure and Apologies Sorry Works Advocacy Group for Disclosure and Apologies

Helping physicians say "I'm sorry" and manage their own liability risk in hopes to keep the pricing of malpractice manageable?...

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

San Diego County, 6 others sue U.S. over Medicare payments San Diego County, 6 others sue U.S. over Medicare payments

San Diego and six other counties yesterday filed a class-action lawsuit against the federal government, accusing it of underpaying physician...

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

60% of Physicians Would Limit Number of New Medicare Patients if Scheduled Payment Cut Is Enacted, AMA Survey Finds 60% of Physicians Would Limit Number of New Medicare Patients if Scheduled Payment Cut Is Enacted, AMA Survey Finds

  As part of AMA's campaign, the group released a survey of nearly 9,000 doctors showing that if the payment cut went into effect: 60...

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Aetna to Buy Schaller Anderson for About $535 Million Aetna to Buy Schaller Anderson for About $535 Million

NEW YORK (Reuters) May 25 - U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc. said on Thursday it agreed to acquire privately-held Schaller Anderson Inc., a pr...

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

California Nurses Association plans to host private premiere parties for "Sicko" California Nurses Association plans to host private premiere parties for "Sicko"

Interestingly enough, she is also a member of an HMO and had to wait herself for a procedure.  I'm sure more press is coming before the ...

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Michael Moore Wants to Reform Health Care Michael Moore Wants to Reform Health Care

Here's the trailer for the movie via You Tube...I think I'll put this one on my list to see when released...BD But many others, i...

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Electronic records catching on with doctors, patients alike Electronic records catching on with doctors, patients alike

Good story about electronic records.  When you stop and think about all the time spent "chugging paper and racing to the fax machine&qu...

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Monday, June 04, 2007

'Paper Kills: Transforming Health and Healthcare with Information Technology' Released by CHT Press @ SYS-CON Media 'Paper Kills: Transforming Health and Healthcare with Information Technology' Released by CHT Press @ SYS-CON Media

Many of us have said this for years, but now there's a book with the same title "Paper Kills"...BD WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNew...

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Monday, June 04, 2007

E/Tablet Technology May Provide Benefits To Patients, Researchers E/Tablet Technology May Provide Benefits To Patients, Researchers

Patients like those tablets too, no more old clipboard and filling out the same information over and over.  A tablet can easily be placed in...

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Monday, June 04, 2007
 
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