USB Camera with Facial Recognition - Sensible Vision and Digi Create Facial Log on System for PCs USB Camera with Facial Recognition - Sensible Vision and Digi Create Facial Log on System for PCs

I can see this in use in any health care area.  By using facial recognition software, a user can easily log in and out just be moving into t...

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Saturday, June 02, 2007

PV Hospital goes wireless PV Hospital goes wireless

Hospital becomes hot spot for Internet access.  This is a separate network from the hospital patient and administrative records, but can re...

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Friday, June 01, 2007

New Siemens Software Helps To Correct Cardiac Fibrillations New Siemens Software Helps To Correct Cardiac Fibrillations

  Worldwide, five percent of all people over the age of 65 suffer from atrial fibrillation. While cardiac arrhythmia can be treated with med...

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Friday, June 01, 2007

Hospitals curing financial ills with specialty surgeries Hospitals curing financial ills with specialty surgeries

  Parkview Community Hospital has emerged from its 2002 bankruptcy better off financially, partly because of its bariatric surgery center,...

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Friday, June 01, 2007

Hospitals Fear Privacy Claims Over Medical Records Hospitals Fear Privacy Claims Over Medical Records

HIPAA and the courts - still undecided? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is raising new legal fears for health care...

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Friday, June 01, 2007

WellPoint CFO resigned after investigation WellPoint CFO resigned after investigation

  CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wellpoint Inc. on Thursday said its chief financial officer, David Colby, resigned after an investigation revealed ...

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Friday, June 01, 2007

Wal-Mart: $4 generics now 38 pct of filled scripts Wal-Mart: $4 generics now 38 pct of filled scripts

It sounds like the generic $4.00 prescriptions are catching on.  With retailers such as WalMart and Target offering over 300 commonly prescr...

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Friday, June 01, 2007

Flexicath gains FDA Approval Flexicath gains FDA Approval

  The FirmGrip™ combines a standard catheter enclosed in a polymer sleeve with a special silicone insertion unit to produce a self-contain...

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Patient told to cough up or ship out Patient told to cough up or ship out

The practice continues to work with needy patients as stated in the full article...BD When a doctor's office prescribes timely payment...

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Together Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Together

Nice interview and interaction and very well done. BD

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

ID cards for Medical Pot users to be issued ID cards for Medical Pot users to be issued

  The application fee for county residents will be $153, or $76.50 for Medi-Cal recipients. Medical marijuana users must present a doctor...

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Medical lab automated at UCI Medical lab automated at UCI

New automated process for securing lab results...results sent electronically to the physicians...be sure your PC or network is ready...BD Th...

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Former San Jose Medical Group manager stole patients' information Former San Jose Medical Group manager stole patients' information

  The former manager at San Jose Medical Group entered a guilty plea to charges that he stole computer equipment containing sensitive pers...

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

FDA Approves Wyeth's Torisel For Treatment Of Advanced Kidney Cancer FDA Approves Wyeth's Torisel For Treatment Of Advanced Kidney Cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday approved Wyeth's new drug Torisel (chemical name temsirolimus) for the treatment of ...

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Wearable monitoring devices from BodyMedia Wearable monitoring devices from BodyMedia

Working on a diet ...products are available for both personal and professional use and the data is recorded and used with PC software.  The ...

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Northrop Grumman Provides Patient Information Application to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Northrop Grumman Provides Patient Information Application to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

CMS outsourcing efforts for improving health care...BD MCLEAN, Va., May 30, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NO...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

United Health Group demonstration held at the annual meeting United Health Group demonstration held at the annual meeting

  MINNEAPOLIS - While United Health Group, Inc., tried to reassure shareholders that it's addressing a stock scandal that forced the o...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Blue Cross to lose 350 jobs after Medicare contract expires Blue Cross to lose 350 jobs after Medicare contract expires

  TOPEKA - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas will lose 350 jobs in the state after a bid for a five-year Medicare contract was rejected...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Microsoft unveils new Surface computer Microsoft unveils new Surface computer

This may totally change the way radiology reports and images are viewed or just accessing a patient chart.   Last year I remembered viewing ...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Visits to Doctors Who Are Not in, Ever Visits to Doctors Who Are Not in, Ever

This story breaks down the generations in the search for information, "Dr. Google" in particular here provides the basic informati...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Bloodless Prostate Cancer Surgery Performed Bloodless Prostate Cancer Surgery Performed

More about robotic surgery.  As this field continues to grow and procedures are added, it really can help speed up recovery times and in mo...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

ICU Nurse Working Conditions Linked To Increase In Patient Infections ICU Nurse Working Conditions Linked To Increase In Patient Infections

"Nurses are the hospitals' safety officers"....BD A review of outcomes data for more than 15,000 patients in 51 U.S. hospita...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

AMA wants doctors to swap idea online AMA wants doctors to swap idea online

I think this is already taking place in many circles on the web...goes under the name of "blogging"  BD The AMA on Wednesday plan...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Hospitalist Model May Reduce Costs without adversely Affecting Outcomes Hospitalist Model May Reduce Costs without adversely Affecting Outcomes

(from Medscape, may require subscription May 25, 2007 (Dallas) — For patients with common inpatient diagnoses, the hospitalist model redu...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Despite advances, most hospitals are years away from fully computerized systems Despite advances, most hospitals are years away from fully computerized systems

Electronic records and accurate information do save lives; however, in the chase to provide the one central location cure all to locate medi...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Philanthropy's Struggle in Health Care: Nonprofit Hospitals in America Philanthropy's Struggle in Health Care: Nonprofit Hospitals in America

 Study available - fee required.  BD Margins are falling, bond ratings are dropping, and competition for patients and reimbursement is sha...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Print to OneNote - Great Organizational tool Print to OneNote - Great Organizational tool

For anyone needing to keep their notes, emails, client information in one place, this is a killer application.  I can literally take anythin...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Blues Plans Are Introducing More E-Prescribing Pilots, Initiatives Blues Plans Are Introducing More E-Prescribing Pilots, Initiatives

Is one of your health plans sponsoring NEPSI?  We will always maintain a permanent link on this site for physicians to get started as it is ...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

BlueCross BlueShield Of South Carolina Launches Subsidiary To Facilitate Medical Tourism BlueCross BlueShield Of South Carolina Launches Subsidiary To Facilitate Medical Tourism

This is the first type of service I have seen combining local health services and tourism in one package to speak...allowing 2 visits with l...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Heart congestion - share the revenue , better healthcare for the patients Heart congestion - share the revenue , better healthcare for the patients

This can certainly make the decision process much easier for the patient and hopefully ends up with fair compensation for all physicians in...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Partners TeleStroke Center Partners TeleStroke Center

Using mobility to get the technology to hospitals that may not be able to afford this service otherwise and saving lives at the same time......

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Watch Phone is almost here.... The Watch Phone is almost here....

For those of us that remember Dick Tracy and his phone...well many years later it has arrived or will arrive shortly...BD  Features: Time...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

When Health Coverage Doesn't Hold Up - Providers Can Deny Big Claims When Health Coverage Doesn't Hold Up - Providers Can Deny Big Claims

CBS has a good storyline about medical insurance and this is just one of the stories featured.  This so much reminds me of the recent Blue C...

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Doctors' list puts a price on care Doctors' list puts a price on care

I am guessing competition from the retail clinics may have some influence here with this decision and perhaps there will be more posted in t...

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Doctors sue hospital firm IHHI Doctors sue hospital firm IHHI

 Everybody seems to be suing everyone in this story...BD Shareholder physicians want to boot key managers, saying the company that control...

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Changes mean less care, more profits: HMO Business in Florida Changes mean less care, more profits: HMO Business in Florida

Is it getting any better anywhere?  BD Before reform, about 95 percent of Florida doctors participated in Medicaid. Now a survey conducted ...

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Monday, May 28, 2007

CMS to Stop Paying Hospitals for Medical Errors CMS to Stop Paying Hospitals for Medical Errors

I am not sure I totally agree with this methodology, but I can certainly add that in my travels, the "old school" hospital adminis...

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Medicare pay-for-reporting: How to get your 1.5% ... Medicare pay-for-reporting: How to get your 1.5% ...

Get those registry modules up to date in any EMR to make this task easy.  If you are currently using an EMR or EHR program that incorporates...

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Physicians say PPO network's fax masked 25% pay cut Physicians say PPO network's fax masked 25% pay cut

 Be sure to read any faxes these days from your neighborly PPO.  BD The AMA and several state medical societies are engaged in ongoing dis...

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Videoconferencing services for hospitals and clinics Videoconferencing services for hospitals and clinics

  Hospitals and clinics are exploring the alternative with non-English speaking patients, but experts say the cost must drop before it mak...

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Xiagara - over the hill, take the little blue pill Xiagara - over the hill, take the little blue pill

Cute animation and spoof on Viagara...

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

LSU jumps on the PHR bandwagon - online personal health records LSU jumps on the PHR bandwagon - online personal health records

  By the time the 2008 hurricane season rolls around, the LSU Healthcare Network hopes its patients will be well on their way to having po...

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

10 Educational Hours at the ER 10 Educational Hours at the ER

  May 25, 2007 - Having spent a sleepless night with a bit too much pain in my abdomen, I informed my wife I was suffering from another bo...

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Hospitals taking a cue from retailers to reduce on meds errors Hospitals taking a cue from retailers to reduce on meds errors

  Virtually the same kind of technology used to ring up merchandise at the checkout counter is being put to a new use by some hospitals to...

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Chapter 8, "Are you still just using your cell phone for phone calls?" Chapter 8, "Are you still just using your cell phone for phone calls?"

Cell Phones made simple for seniors...good idea..BD  There's a reason Jitterbug has just won recognition as the best new company in th...

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

UC Davis Medical Adds SmartPill GI Monitoring System UC Davis Medical Adds SmartPill GI Monitoring System

Check out the link below for the full story.  The site is still working on a "find a physician" list at this time wh uses the Smar...

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Sunday, May 27, 2007
 
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