Pharma Rep Interview from the Daily Show Pharma Rep Interview from the Daily Show

This is a very funny interview from the Daily Show. We can't embed the video, but you can follo...

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Medical Building set on fire Medical Building set on fire

Was the intent to burn medical records?  One more reason to ditch the paper files and back up your data...BD NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA (AP)  --...

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Medicare audits raise questions - claims rejected and classified "medically unnecessary" Medicare audits raise questions - claims rejected and classified "medically unnecessary"

  The California Hospital Association raised concerns in November that PRG-Schultz was targeting rehabilitation hospitals that cared for M...

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

School officials at risk of firing - poor record keeping and student health records are part of the issue School officials at risk of firing - poor record keeping and student health records are part of the issue

In today's world of technology, it is almost a shame that paper folders are still being used.  If you read the comments below it states ...

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Hospital CIO makes the top 100 List for IT Innovation and Development Hospital CIO makes the top 100 List for IT Innovation and Development

This is an online publication called E-Week who just recently published their top influential CIOs f...

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Chapter 2 - Are you still just using your Cell Phone for phone calls - Paramedics and Cardiologists work with wireless technology -saving lives Chapter 2 - Are you still just using your Cell Phone for phone calls - Paramedics and Cardiologists work with wireless technology -saving lives

This article surely has to tweak the interest of any Cardiologist! It is amazing once you give this some thought as the once categorized p...

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Homer Simpson with his sleeping medications...cute.. Homer Simpson with his sleeping medications...cute..
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Friday, May 18, 2007

Mastering Medicare Part D details can help save on prescription costs Mastering Medicare Part D details can help save on prescription costs

Good article written by a senior with some good advice on handling the donut hole..and today if you make an error and find yourself not cove...

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Friday, May 18, 2007

UMPCs, Media Extenders, XBox, what can we learn from the consumer side of Technology UMPCs, Media Extenders, XBox, what can we learn from the consumer side of Technology

This is a great article from JK on the Run.  As always I try to feature ideas that also would have some real use in the Medical arena and th...

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Friday, May 18, 2007

CMS Open the door for the First Round Of Competitive Bidders for Home Health Care CMS Open the door for the First Round Of Competitive Bidders for Home Health Care

  A statement issued by CMS yesterday included the reminder that homecare providers must meet quality standards and be accredited by a CMS...

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Dumped On Skid Row, Anderson Cooper Reports On The Practice Known As "Hospital Dumping" - 60 Minute Report Dumped On Skid Row, Anderson Cooper Reports On The Practice Known As "Hospital Dumping" - 60 Minute Report

60 Minutes to air the news story this weekend, May 20th.  Story preview available via the link below.  BD Paraplegic Gabino Olvera was &q...

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Unmanaged, Diabetes Drug Costs Could Surge Nearly 70 Percent within Three Years Unmanaged, Diabetes Drug Costs Could Surge Nearly 70 Percent within Three Years

As insurers and major companies work on revising their current compensation plans for many generic drugs, be sure to keep on top of this so ...

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Windows ReadyBoost in Vista Windows ReadyBoost in Vista

 Do you rely on portable USB drives for data?  This is another advantage to using Windows Vista.  It's easy to use Windows ReadyBoost. ...

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Friday, May 18, 2007

P4P without the pain? - Physicians in PHOs and IPAs are banding together to create registries that improve care and help them garner P4P P4P without the pain? - Physicians in PHOs and IPAs are banding together to create registries that improve care and help them garner P4P

Are you using some type of "Registry Report" in your practice?  This is not really anything new and some EMRs come with a module o...

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Friday, May 18, 2007

IRS rules hospitals may assist physicians with healthcare IT IRS rules hospitals may assist physicians with healthcare IT

This has been a very hot disputed and conversational topic for years and it is a step in the right direction not to penalize "not for p...

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Friday, May 18, 2007

EVICEL Receives FDA Approval EVICEL Receives FDA Approval

  An adjunct to hemostasis in patients undergoing liver surgery when control of bleeding by conventional surgical techniques, including s...

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

New Innovations to improve touch screen controls New Innovations to improve touch screen controls

You may not understand each level of the video, but the pictures paint 1000 words here as you can see the technology improvements for utiliz...

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Chargepod: Charges six mobile devices simultaneously with a single power cord Chargepod: Charges six mobile devices simultaneously with a single power cord

Now this is a device that truly makes sense!  As our collection of portable devices increases this is a real handy way to "charge all&q...

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

One Spooky Cuckoo Clock... One Spooky Cuckoo Clock...

Engadget posted this story about a new concept in clocks...you have to give this one a chuckle...it is a real departure from your standard c...

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

101 Things To Do with a Mobile Phone in Healthcare 101 Things To Do with a Mobile Phone in Healthcare

This week I posted information relative to mobile health care.  This page offers a free PDF format that goes several steps beyond the genera...

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Doctors face felony charges Doctors face felony charges

  SANTA ANA – It just took a few hundred bucks, or in one case, the promise of a tummy tuck, for the insured "patients" to lie d...

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Hospital Offers Surgery With a 90 Day Warranty Hospital Offers Surgery With a 90 Day Warranty

This is something I have not heard of until reading this article.  It appears this hospital is making strides in the right direction to ensu...

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

WinHEC 2007 -Mobile Medical Demo WinHEC 2007 -Mobile Medical Demo

This evening I was chatting with Chris DeHerrera, who has been attending the Microsoft WinHEC conference this week.  One of the keynote spea...

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

WinHEC Interview with Bill Gates WinHEC Interview with Bill Gates

This conference is going on in Los Angeles this week. I was not able to attend, but thanks to many ...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Can you read these prescriptions? Can you read these prescriptions?

Round 2 on handwritten prescriptions..a picture tells a 1000 words and this example clearly brings this right to light...Why are physicians ...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Department of managed health care - State of California Department of managed health care - State of California

Did you know the State of California has an information website?  I know sometimes we get overloaded with resources and it becomes a major d...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Health Insurance Plans Health Insurance Plans

I found this page with links to most of the major health insurance plans.    Source:  http://www.ahip.org/content/default.aspx?bc=31|42|55 ...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Walk while you work -Treadmill Workstation from the Mayo Clinic Walk while you work -Treadmill Workstation from the Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic is addressing the obesity issue with a new treadmill workstation.  Instead of sitting at our PCs, someday we might all be wa...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Robotic Patient Robotic Patient

 Something new for medical school, perhaps?  BD Researchers at Gifu University’s Graduate School of Medicine have developed a robotic pati...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Short note from the pen.... Short note from the pen....
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Handling House Calls in a Managed-Care World Handling House Calls in a Managed-Care World

  The academy includes doctors from medical centers that have house-call programs, as well as those in small practices. The organization is...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Some doctors don't like this Medi-Cal prescription Some doctors don't like this Medi-Cal prescription

 The debate continues on California's proposed physician tax...BD This year's debate over healthcare has exposed a number of other...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Portrait of an ER at the Breaking Point Portrait of an ER at the Breaking Point

 This story is a true eye opener on the story of of an ER trauma center and well worth taking a look at...BD “You want to give quality car...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Microsoft Math Released, for students, but I could use this too! Microsoft Math Released, for students, but I could use this too!

This is a great new release in the tablet area with inking support.   I can always use a brush up on my math.  I somehow think this could al...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Using a UMPC as a portable storage device - simply via USB Using a UMPC as a portable storage device - simply via USB

Chris over at TabletPCTalk.com has posted some interesting pictures on how your PC can control a UMPC from Tablet Kiosk.  These pictures are...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

CardioBelt from Monebo receives FDA approval CardioBelt from Monebo receives FDA approval

Interesting how the unit is making use of mobility with being able to connect to a Pocket PC or Smart Phone as well as a PC...BD  The Cardi...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

CMS Seeks To Begin 'Profiling' Inefficient Physicians CMS Seeks To Begin 'Profiling' Inefficient Physicians

Could CMS be knocking at the physician's door next year?  I am guessing here efficiency would mean in the direction of using technology...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Washable Mouse and Keyboard Washable Mouse and Keyboard

I think I could even use something like this in case of a coffee spill....BD Spillseal offer both corded and wireless washable peripherals....

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

HEART MONITOR RING HEART MONITOR RING

Not expensive...39.99, and FDA approved...BD Heart monitor ring tracks heart rate during exercise and daily routines. Not bulky, like overs...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Recent Developments Related To Medical Malpractice In Two States Recent Developments Related To Medical Malpractice In Two States

2 more states taking an active roll in malpractice lawsuits...BD Arizona: The Arizona House on Monday rejected a bill ( SB 1032 ) that wo...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Hospitals' move to e-files spurs a labor shortage Hospitals' move to e-files spurs a labor shortage

I don't think this is only limited to Massachusetts by any means, but this is the first time I have seen this addressed as I run across ...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Rev up your engines with an i7210 UMPC - Your Tablet PC, Ultra-Mobile PC, and Mobile Internet Device news source Rev up your engines with an i7210 UMPC - Your Tablet PC, Ultra-Mobile PC, and Mobile Internet Device news source

This is really a neat story from the folks over at GottaBeMobile...it is using a Tablet Kiosk UMPC to tune his car!  Now I wouldn't sugg...

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Monday, May 14, 2007

The Silence of the Fax The Silence of the Fax

  Last week I was visiting the offices of one of my clients, a small family practice in West Anaheim.  I visit all different types of offic...

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Doctor/Dentist Office Caught Tossing Medical Records Doctor/Dentist Office Caught Tossing Medical Records

It makes you wonder how often things like this really happen!  If you read the entire article, one was running for city council?  I wonder i...

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Can iPods make pacemakers malfunction? Can iPods make pacemakers malfunction?

For years we have all been told about the now downgraded use of cell phones in the medical offices and hospitals..and now there's a new ...

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Monday, May 14, 2007

PPO merger cuts physician pay ... American Medical News PPO merger cuts physician pay ... American Medical News

  Contract shock: PPO merger cuts physician pay MultiPlan and Private Healthcare Services are reconciling contracts for the merged entity...

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Physicians wary of new national database that makes liability data public ... American Medical News Physicians wary of new national database that makes liability data public ... American Medical News

  HealthGrades says it will help patients make more informed choices. Doctors say such information is more complex than a paper report. W...

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Sunday, May 13, 2007
 
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