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

New Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center unveiled at dedication ... 6/4/2007 New Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center unveiled at dedication ... 6/4/2007

Very nice they included "training" in the comments, a very vital part today in the success of any new technology and in the past h...

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Doctors once reserved for rich say fee-based system helps all their patients - the Boutique or Concierge Practice Doctors once reserved for rich say fee-based system helps all their patients - the Boutique or Concierge Practice

  SAN FRANCISCO -- After practicing medicine for 25 years, Dr. Jeffrey Duckham almost was ready to hang up his stethoscope. The high cost ...

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Monday, June 04, 2007

New York billed insurance company for 20 brain operations New York billed insurance company for 20 brain operations

This has other dangerous implications down the road with insurance companies and medical records that could be exchanged not showing correct...

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Physician Blogger unmasked, court case upended Physician Blogger unmasked, court case upended

Physician blogging about his court case under an alias revealed in court hearing -  One thing about the web is that someone will somehow fig...

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Health Care Property to buy Sengro's US Unit - Slough Estates USA Health Care Property to buy Sengro's US Unit - Slough Estates USA

  (RTTNews) - Long Beach, California-based REIT Health Care Property Investors, Inc. (HCP) revealed early Monday its definitive deal to b...

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Methodist Hospital Is First in United States to Offer 'Custom Fit' Total Knee Replacement Methodist Hospital Is First in United States to Offer 'Custom Fit' Total Knee Replacement

  SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of its ongoing commitment to bring breakthrough medical advancements to residents of Elk Gr...

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Monday, June 04, 2007

'Financial hemorrhaging' led to sale 'Financial hemorrhaging' led to sale

Another non profit turning to "for profit" in California...BD Paradise Valley Hospital in National City faced imminent closure wh...

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Robots on the Hospital Ward Robots on the Hospital Ward

Interesting article on one hospital using a robot for non urgent supplies.  There are still a few bugs to work through, but they are expecte...

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Ailing facility finds a buyer Ailing facility finds a buyer

  SAN GABRIEL - A local hospital group says it will buy the ailing San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, which has been on the market since S...

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Prospect Medical Holdings Closes Acquisition of ProMed Healthcare for $48.0 million Prospect Medical Holdings Closes Acquisition of ProMed Healthcare for $48.0 million

  Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. ( AMEX: PZZ ) ("Prospect"), which manages the medical care of HMO enrollees in Southern Califo...

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Another use for Cell Phones for the hard of hearing... Another use for Cell Phones for the hard of hearing...

  New hearin g instrument connects hands-free to cell phones Oticon, Inc. today introduced Oticon Epoq, the first hearing instrument desig...

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Monday, June 04, 2007

The Restless Leg Domino Effect The Restless Leg Domino Effect

This is an amazing video and took some real time to prepare.  Cute and entertaining.  BD I'm not sure how much GSK paid for this YouTub...

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Men Can Now Have At-Home Fertility Screening Men Can Now Have At-Home Fertility Screening

This includes both tests...FDA approved and home page offers advertised availability.  BD A new at-home screening test, called Fertell, le...

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Sunday, June 03, 2007

IRS ruling opens door for hospitals to donate IT to physicians ... IRS ruling opens door for hospitals to donate IT to physicians ...

Hospital EMR systems vary quite a bit from the ones a physician may use in a local office setting.  There are more than the hospitals wantin...

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Sunday, June 03, 2007
 
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