9/11 Responders in "Sicko" investigated 9/11 Responders in "Sicko" investigated

I think we have bigger fish to fry in this country and I'm sure if there's a fine to pay, Mr. Moore will gladly contribute to the ca...

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

'I don't like talking about it' says Ms Judy from Romper Room - another good reason for electronic records 'I don't like talking about it' says Ms Judy from Romper Room - another good reason for electronic records

Good article telling about a patient with cancer having to relive the entire ordeal with each physician she meets with.  BD  She has never...

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Another California hospital not making the Medicare grade - Enloe still caring for Medicare patients Another California hospital not making the Medicare grade - Enloe still caring for Medicare patients

  Enloe Medical Center wants to reassure Medicare beneficiaries that they can still be treated at the Chico hospital. After reading a story...

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

OC jury awards $11 million to man in medical malpractice case OC jury awards $11 million to man in medical malpractice case

  SANTA ANA, Calif. ( Map , News ) - A 45-year-old man who suffered a stroke because doctors failed to treat an infection that spread to h...

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Blythe hospital facing shutdown Blythe hospital facing shutdown

Update on the story, definitely a sad state of affairs for everyone involved and medical care suffers all the way around.  BD Palo Verde H...

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Wal-Mart to Host Health Event Wal-Mart to Host Health Event

 More retailer involvement in health education.  BD Jun. 22--The Meridian Wal-Mart will host a health and safety event from 10 a.m. to 4 p...

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Lines Drawn in Calif. Health Care Debate Lines Drawn in Calif. Health Care Debate

  SACRAMENTO (AP) -- If California lawmakers and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger strike a health care reform deal this year, Thursday may go do...

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

New technique in the delivery room New technique in the delivery room

Baby wants beer...BD Video: Beer Ad

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Visit your Doctor on the Net Visit your Doctor on the Net

Nice video showing a visit to the doctor via use of the Internet.  Dr. Bill Crounse of Microsoft does a good job in showing how some of our ...

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Spoof on Microsoft Surface Technology Spoof on Microsoft Surface Technology

This is funny....BD Video: Parody of Microsoft Surface

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Medical Error Is The Fifth-Leading Cause Of Death In The U.S. Medical Error Is The Fifth-Leading Cause Of Death In The U.S.

Something that is within our power to improve upon.  BD Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market...

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Health Insurers Show 14 Percent Increase in Use of MIB Data Health Insurers Show 14 Percent Increase in Use of MIB Data

The MIB   has been around for many years and much of the information they provide is used to combat fraud, but on the other hand this inform...

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Microsoft Surface Video - could this help with medical coding? Microsoft Surface Video - could this help with medical coding?

Time for another look at Surface.  I also couldn't help but think how this might be a real help for billing with electronic medical reco...

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Michael Moore Is Not Worried About 'Sicko' Leak Michael Moore Is Not Worried About 'Sicko' Leak

Thanks Michael, now I don't feel so guilty about watching it on Google..and can't wait to see part 2 at the movies.  As I wrote befo...

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Friday, June 22, 2007

HIPAA Loophole Allows Pharmacies To Sell Patient Data HIPAA Loophole Allows Pharmacies To Sell Patient Data

This is a bit scary as the physicians need our consent, but it appears the pharmacies are not under the same rules so in essence the informa...

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Touch-Sensitive Window Shopping Touch-Sensitive Window Shopping

Done as a promo in England, but shows more touch screen and surface technology and perhaps soon we can see this go to work for radiology for...

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Open Wide and Say "Shame" Open Wide and Say "Shame"

Nice review from the New York Times.  BD  It has become a journalistic cliché and therefore an inevitable part of the prerelease discussi...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Medicexchange - Radiology Imaging, Radiology News and more all in one place Medicexchange - Radiology Imaging, Radiology News and more all in one place

  Medicexchange does a nice job of bringing many areas of interest and assistance  together under one site in reference to medical imaging...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Health Care Merger Raises Concerns in Las Vegas Health Care Merger Raises Concerns in Las Vegas

It is bad enough having to fight cancer, but add 2 insurance mergers to the picture and it can really get complicated, and this woman is in ...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Medical records mix-up led to denial of benefits Medical records mix-up led to denial of benefits

How important is accuracy and protection of medical records - denial of benefits could occur and this case went all the way to court.  BD ...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Popularity of medical insurance increases in the UK Popularity of medical insurance increases in the UK

This is an interesting turn of events with recent news and the initiative to move to a new health care system in the US.  BD More people fr...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Doctor has medical license suspended Doctor has medical license suspended

  A Needham doctor, whose offices were raided by state and federal officials in May, had his medical license suspended Wednesday, June 20,...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Hospitals to provide more information on Medicare discharge appeals process Hospitals to provide more information on Medicare discharge appeals process

  Beginning July 2 , hospitals will be required to provide patients with more timely information about the Medicare discharge appeals proc...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Family of woman who died on L.A. hospital floor to sue Family of woman who died on L.A. hospital floor to sue

You can't hardly blame the family at all here with the recorded tape showing all.  This is truly a sad day for the health industry when ...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Review: Sicko, Flawed But Brilliant - Politics on The Huffington Post Review: Sicko, Flawed But Brilliant - Politics on The Huffington Post

  I thought it was a great film, flawed deeply, as Moore's films are but with an important message nonetheless. But that said, Moore&#...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

California Hospitals - OK for Now California Hospitals - OK for Now

  WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- A predicted crisis in California hospitals has not materialized, but the overall picture is still not rosy,...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Too young for health insurance?  Maybe not Too young for health insurance? Maybe not

For a look at how an example of how some young adults view health insurance, take a look at a video  from an earlier post.  BD The 22- and...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Drug Delivery System: EMMA Drug Delivery System: EMMA

One more product added to the electronic pill solution.  If you read through the archives on the site, there are a few others with recent FD...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Robotics - a replacement for the family dog, I sure hope not! Robotics - a replacement for the family dog, I sure hope not!

Although I find this interesting, dogs are are source of tranquility for patients and have a lot to offer for the sense of well being, but h...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

German teen unplugs pensioner's 'noisy' life support machine German teen unplugs pensioner's 'noisy' life support machine

This is scary and how it happened is even more scary.  With all the new medical devices out there today, it might be best to ask questions f...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Gateway Computers to sell EMR subscription software with PCs Gateway Computers to sell EMR subscription software with PCs

One more new approach to electronic medical records through the purchase of a PC.  This is a web based subscription service and not a local ...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Vagisil Screening Kit Vagisil Screening Kit

Another new do it yourself home product....for basic use and recommends a visit to your physician with other symptoms.  BD This number is ...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Verizon to Offer Mobile Payments with Obopay - let the cell phone take care of the co-pay Verizon to Offer Mobile Payments with Obopay - let the cell phone take care of the co-pay

Many are already familiar with PayPal and this is another up and coming potential payment solution.  Soon patients may simply be able to wai...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Nurses, Doctors Announce "Scrubs For SiCKO" Campaign Nurses, Doctors Announce "Scrubs For SiCKO" Campaign

  Planning to spark a fundamental change in national healthcare politics, an unprecedented national coalition of nurses and doctors organi...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Man bursts into flames after being shot by a taser gun Man bursts into flames after being shot by a taser gun

How safe are these units?  BD Officers used the gun after the man had poured gasoline over himself. Police are investigating the firey dea...

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Study: Give Doctors Info on Most Widely Covered Medicare Drugs Study: Give Doctors Info on Most Widely Covered Medicare Drugs

I wholeheartedly agree with this.  We are doing our part in linking to the $4.00 generic medications from this site without having to search...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Medicare starts online Electronic Medical Records program Medicare starts online Electronic Medical Records program

And yet one more entry into the online medical records business...probably the biggest entry of all....and the saga continues...I still feel...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Michael Moore and "Sicko" go to Congress Michael Moore and "Sicko" go to Congress

  Lawmakers who want to establish a publicly financed national health care system hope a new Michael Moore documentary called "Sicko,...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

IHHI Hospital owner could get new management IHHI Hospital owner could get new management

  Under the terms of IHHI's earlier agreement with its lender, Medical Capital Corp. of Anaheim, removal of Mogel or Anderson could h...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Movie company to get tough over Sicko leaks Movie company to get tough over Sicko leaks

The entire move was also posted on Google.  I did some searching this morning and both are now gone and I have not checked the "torrent...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The most incredible weight lost story The most incredible weight lost story

This page has pictures, videos, etc. on his entire weight loss story, including the surgery to remove the excess skin after the fact.   BD ...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Doctors Survey Shows Strong Support for Health Care Reform Doctors Survey Shows Strong Support for Health Care Reform

  Ninety-one percent of California physicians believe the status quo of the health care system in the state is "unsustainable,"...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Obese Patients Are More Likely To Survive After Successful Treatment For A Heart Attack Than Normal Weight Patients Obese Patients Are More Likely To Survive After Successful Treatment For A Heart Attack Than Normal Weight Patients

One kind word about obesity relative to heart attacks, but not words to live by for overall health...interesting study.  BD  Obese Patient...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tyson to Sell Chicken Free of Antibiotics Tyson to Sell Chicken Free of Antibiotics

I'm not quite sure exactly how this will benefit me other than higher prices and knowing that the chicken I buy will be subject to a low...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Hospitals tests 'smart cards' on N.Y. patients Hospitals tests 'smart cards' on N.Y. patients

One more innovation in the records business...add a tablet PC or UMPC device and the card reading device can be mobile to be used in various...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hospitals trimming staff with use of technology - mobility at work Hospitals trimming staff with use of technology - mobility at work

Outsourcing dictation and transcription services along with medical records provide the answers.  Portable units such as PDA Pocket PCs and ...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Who will be spying on your medical secrets? Who will be spying on your medical secrets?

The same issues are faced in England with many MDs opting out.  This does not go to say that electronic medical records are not a good thing...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Los Angeles County Sees Surplus in Health Budget Los Angeles County Sees Surplus in Health Budget

Downsizing Martin Luther King hospital and Medicare reimbursement policies now creates a surplus?  The saga continues with this facility.......

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Visual Healthcare - new market - HMOs for online medical records Visual Healthcare - new market - HMOs for online medical records

New market for electronic medical records as they market managed care.  This system states that it will bring both personal health records a...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Gas Company awards Riverside County nearly $700,000 for new self-supporting energy system at Riverside County Regional Medical Center The Gas Company awards Riverside County nearly $700,000 for new self-supporting energy system at Riverside County Regional Medical Center

Meanwhile, this hospital remains on lock down...BD Southern California Gas Co. (The Gas Company) will present a $693,220 incentive check...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Personal Health Records, do you want a chip or a card? Personal Health Records, do you want a chip or a card?

Granted this can be a true life saver, but privacy has to enter here again somewhere.  How long before the insurance payors might also have ...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hospital ERs try to cut wait times - this hospital offers a 30 minute guarantee Hospital ERs try to cut wait times - this hospital offers a 30 minute guarantee

Once again the electronic records come to the rescue here.  Even if a hospital is not completely set up and ready to completely go electroni...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

LA Daily  Hospital under fire about gold-card holders LA Daily Hospital under fire about gold-card holders

If you have a gold card at this hospital, you won't be left in the ER holding area.  This was created by the foundation and not the hosp...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Key promises unfulfilled at King-Harbor Key promises unfulfilled at King-Harbor

The story continues...staff members and nurses failing basic portions of clinical competency assessments among the other problems faced here...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Generic Drugs - help for the "doughnut hole" in Medicare D Generic Drugs - help for the "doughnut hole" in Medicare D

The links to the $4.00 scripts on this site can be a good place to start.  BD  6/18/2007 - Nearly one in four people who fell into the ‘‘d...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Medical Pot users want Health Canada to butt out Medical Pot users want Health Canada to butt out

  Medicinal users of marijuana are angry with Health Canada for telling doctors to keep dosages low. But a spokesman for the department sa...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

FBI to Battle Zombie Horde - is your PC Infected FBI to Battle Zombie Horde - is your PC Infected

The FBI is on a search to find the growing number of PCs that are infected with botnets.  Recently a hospital in the Chicago area was discov...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Medical metal detector finds 'lost' orthopedic screws Medical metal detector finds 'lost' orthopedic screws

  Eli Luong, Jennifer Hoi and David Huberdeau were part of an eight-member team of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students who devel...

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Hospital Discharge Planners Hospital Discharge Planners

A busy job, especially being the liaison between insurance coverage inquiries and patient care...BD Bridging Gaps Between Hospital and Hom...

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Hero Faces Medical Expenses Hero Faces Medical Expenses

Another sad story of someone who was a hero, getting eaten alive with medical expenses.  This is truly sad how one can save the life of anot...

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Prospect Medical Holdings in Discussions to Acquire Alta Healthcare System, Inc. Prospect Medical Holdings in Discussions to Acquire Alta Healthcare System, Inc.

  CULVER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. (AMEX: PZZ) (“Prospect”), which manages the medical care of app...

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Insurers warn: Get healthy or pay more Insurers warn: Get healthy or pay more

  Take care of your health or be prepared to pay more for your insurance. The next generation of health insurance policies cropping up acr...

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Red tape, low pay drive out Docs Red tape, low pay drive out Docs

Being a self employed physician has it problems today, especially when any type of technology has not bee instituted.  The fax machine rules...

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Monday, June 18, 2007

AMA Physicians Seek To Prevent Penalties From Health Insurers AMA Physicians Seek To Prevent Penalties From Health Insurers

United still pushing efforts to fine MDs and potentially remove them from the network if patients continue to be sent to Quest or other Labs...

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Monday, June 18, 2007