Email sent to your Cell phone, just a regular cell phone will do Email sent to your Cell phone, just a regular cell phone will do

Neat service that will enable email to your normal cell phone, you do not need a Blackberry or Windows Mobile device to get your email...req...

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Monday, October 29, 2007

SEC steps into WellCare probe - HMO Medicaid  Provider SEC steps into WellCare probe - HMO Medicaid Provider

This could be serious...whenever the Security and Exchange Commission sets foot inside, there's usually some type of alleged substantiat...

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Monday, October 29, 2007

New wave of job cuts hits health care New wave of job cuts hits health care

Including pharmaceutical industry...BD NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lack of significant new drugs and products, declining sales of lucrative fla...

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Health care crisis Health care crisis

Major finding...people just don't go to the doctor...and small employers continue to look for a way out..but our leadership just tells u...

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Humana Net Rises 90% - Medicare business Humana Net Rises 90% - Medicare business

Income making the most from the Medicare business....and projecting earnings in 2008 to be around 5.30 to 5.50 per share..up from the averag...

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Record numbers go abroad for health - UK Record numbers go abroad for health - UK

Superbugs and lack of confidence in the NHS...India appearing to be the most popular choice..nurses all bogged down with administrative func...

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Harmony and Synergy Merge to Form Leading On-Demand Health and Human Services Solutions Company Harmony and Synergy Merge to Form Leading On-Demand Health and Human Services Solutions Company

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - October 29, 2007) - Harmony Information Systems, Inc. (Harmony), the industry leading provider of software solutio...

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Microsoft buying Global Care Solutions Microsoft buying Global Care Solutions

International hospital software and systems management....BD  Microsoft Corp. said Monday it is buying software, intellectual property and...

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Medical-bill errors becoming more common Medical-bill errors becoming more common

The direct result of the more complicated coding systems implemented for payment...hospitals have done itemized billing for a long time and ...

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Safeway Offers Flu Vaccines In Stores, USA Safeway Offers Flu Vaccines In Stores, USA

Flu Shots are everywhere this year...even the grocery stores have joined in...BD Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) will offer flu vaccines at all st...

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Michigan House Passes Bill To Limit Insurance Rate Increases Michigan House Passes Bill To Limit Insurance Rate Increases

This appears to be the first state action to put a limit on how high premiums can go...almost like regulating a utility, which is pretty clo...

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Monday, October 29, 2007

CMS Awards Two Contracts To Process And Pay Medicare Part A And Part B Claims In 7 States And D.C., USA CMS Awards Two Contracts To Process And Pay Medicare Part A And Part B Claims In 7 States And D.C., USA

More new contracts awarded from CMS for processing claims..this one includes California..will be the single point of contact once things are...

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Robot to lift and carry people Robot to lift and carry people

Could this be the next robot we see working at hospitals?  He could use an appearance change though, scrub green is not too appealing for lo...

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Intel Opens Clean Room manufacturing for 45 nm chips...cleaner than an operating room... Intel Opens Clean Room manufacturing for 45 nm chips...cleaner than an operating room...

How clean is clean?  The processor clean room is 100 times cleaner than the average operating room but chips don't have to worry about b...

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

The RP-7 Robotic System - Dr. Chung discussion The RP-7 Robotic System - Dr. Chung discussion

More on the use of medical robots...the video from QualComm is also very good with the physician doing an in-room demo on the spot using wir...

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Its Devices Bring Relief To Patients - ON-Q Its Devices Bring Relief To Patients - ON-Q

The device can also deliver anti bacterial agents...perhaps helpful with the MRSA battle at surgical sites.....BD  Two things you don'...

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

New Incisionless Surgery Offers Hope to Heartburn Sufferers - GERD New Incisionless Surgery Offers Hope to Heartburn Sufferers - GERD

Many have GERD and if surgery would be deemed necessary, this sure looks to be a great way to to go....

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Intensivist...hospital technology/physician occupation The Intensivist...hospital technology/physician occupation

This way the doctor can be there virtually...and it is working....they are also able to get the phys...

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Hospital makes Chapter 11 filing - Los Angeles. Hospital makes Chapter 11 filing - Los Angeles.

This hospital was also cited having financial difficulties in a post a couple weeks ago....BD Brotman Medical Center in Culver City has fil...

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

The failed promise of prompt pay ...how long does it really take to get paid..and what is a clean claim? The failed promise of prompt pay ...how long does it really take to get paid..and what is a clean claim?

Having large monopolies in the health care business certainly does not help issues..if everything meets current criteria without any additio...

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Travel reservations: Push for offshore care .. Travel reservations: Push for offshore care ..

Employers and health plans are being courted...with the promise of huge savings over the same procedures in the US...BD The companies aren&...

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

FDA warns about 'stay awake drug' Provigil FDA warns about 'stay awake drug' Provigil

Provigil which is made by drug manufacturer Cephalon, is used to treat people suffering from narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea and sto...

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Additional References and Music Enhancements for the Blog Additional References and Music Enhancements for the Blog

Over the weekend some new changes were added to the blog and hopefully useful and beneficial to all ...

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Small hospital in Clay Center, Kan., aims for a free MRI machine Small hospital in Clay Center, Kan., aims for a free MRI machine

The contest continues....so far 37 hospitals have submitted entries...BD Thats what Clay County Medical Center, about three hours west of K...

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Stones Legend Joins 15 000 On Hospitals March - UK Stones Legend Joins 15 000 On Hospitals March - UK

And other celebrities were present as well.....BD Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards joined thousands of protesters for a rally and march...

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

DoD, VA still working on sharing e-health records DoD, VA still working on sharing e-health records

The government is working on this internally to have interoperable records between agencies...BD October 24, 2007 (IDG News Service) -- The...

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Consultant hired to make sense of IT Soup Consultant hired to make sense of IT Soup

I would like this job...BD What's the difference between an EMR, an EHR and a PHR? Why is an HIE not a RHIO? Does anyone really care? W...

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Are Hospitalists Killing Primary Care? Are Hospitalists Killing Primary Care?

Good article and addresses many issues, including how to incorporate both the roles of the PCP and hospitalists together for better health c...

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Change the Medicare rules that effectively deny patients needed rehab time Change the Medicare rules that effectively deny patients needed rehab time

I agree this should be addressed somewhere along the line..my mother a few years ago was a perfect example as she had 2 knee surgeries, befo...

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

DARPA's robotic arm and driverless vehicles... DARPA's robotic arm and driverless vehicles...

Absolutely a must watch....if you are not familiar with DARPA, this is the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency...working under the Depa...

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

FEMA apologizes for news conference on fires - employees posed as reporters.... FEMA apologizes for news conference on fires - employees posed as reporters....

I think it would have been better to perhaps cancel and re-schedule...but there are a lot of good efforts with private industry jumping in t...

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

AT&T Offers Free Wi-Fi Access in Southern California - Fire relief AT&T Offers Free Wi-Fi Access in Southern California - Fire relief

Another nice helping hand and welcomed by all....BD  To help California residents affected by the fires stretching across Southern Californ...

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

AMA To Congress: Health Insurance Mergers Harm Patients, Physicians AMA To Congress: Health Insurance Mergers Harm Patients, Physicians

Good points made here with the consolidation of carriers...as there appear to be fewer to choose from on the horizon in view of all the rece...

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Health officials insist IS 211 students are safe Health officials insist IS 211 students are safe

Thus far we have not heard much about his prior medical care...hope more will surface soon...and I think testing in hospitals at this point ...

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

GlaxoSmithKline Aids California Fire Relief Efforts GlaxoSmithKline Aids California Fire Relief Efforts

Nice contribution and I'm sure appreciated by all...BD  GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) shares the nation's concern for residents and ...

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

SiCKO Health Care Card... SiCKO Health Care Card...

Michael Moore is back with his own health card..."don't get sick without it"....one of the readers of the blog brought this to...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

High-tech health care cuts down on errors High-tech health care cuts down on errors

Nurse Kelly Leroy sweeps a scanner over Richard Handman's bar-coded bracelet like a grocery clerk ringing up a loaf of bread. She's...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Walk Station Desk Top Walk Station Desk Top

Your new workstation....could be a treadmill...BD   GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A number of employers ap...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Holding hands to the end, the elderly couple killed 20 minutes apart by a hospital superbug Holding hands to the end, the elderly couple killed 20 minutes apart by a hospital superbug

Very sad story here from the UK...BD A couple died within 20 minutes of each other after contracting the hospital superbug C. difficile. ...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

UK writer reviews "Sicko" UK writer reviews "Sicko"

But the same is approaching the UK with private insurance companies looking for new markets...BD The plain fact is: poor old Britain is st...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Insurers taking risk out of the equation Insurers taking risk out of the equation

"There's absolutely no substance to the argument that there's less bang for the buck.  As long as it's not your home, or ki...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Why Bush should lose his health insurance Why Bush should lose his health insurance

This author believes Bush should have his insurance revoked....BD  Apparently, George Bush hates sick children. Or at least that's the...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

If you're really ill, private health won't help - UK If you're really ill, private health won't help - UK

According to this article, having private insurance in the UK is not a big help...you may get in sooner, but there are limitations on what i...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Insurance switch upsets patients Insurance switch upsets patients

I think I would be a little upset in the same scenario...with having to change to a new oncologist..it's almost becoming similar to &quo...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Hospital receives another bomb threat to E.R. Hospital receives another bomb threat to E.R.

If things aren't stressful enough in the ER...then there is this...BD  NEWPORT NEWS - Riverside Regional Medical Center received anothe...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Bush Says He'll Veto Health Bill Again Bush Says He'll Veto Health Bill Again

In the hands of the Senate now to create an overruling veto vote...BD WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush accused Democratic lawmakers on Friday...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Coventry Health Care's Third-Quarter Profit Rises 14.4% on Medicare Business Coventry Health Care's Third-Quarter Profit Rises 14.4% on Medicare Business

HMO business continues to show profits with Medicare D...BD Total membership increased to more than 4.6 million from 4.1 million in the pri...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Berger defends hospital closings  - Albany NY Berger defends hospital closings - Albany NY

Update on New York hospital closures and restructuring...states insurance reimbursement system is a much larger issue overall...BD The rea...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Sumter Regional Hospital Enters Contest to win an MRI Sumter Regional Hospital Enters Contest to win an MRI

It appears the MRI contest is alive and well...BD  It's been close to seven months since a tornado hit Sumter Regional Hospital in Amer...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Dad died from dirt' - Rhymney Valley - South Wales Valley Dad died from dirt' - Rhymney Valley - South Wales Valley

UK bugs and diagnosis issues still persist...along with lack of cleanliness...BD  A DYING man was sent home from hospital even though he h...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Hospital Scrub down and re-opening after California fires Hospital Scrub down and re-opening after California fires

Good news here..hospital was closed and evacuated but survived...BD Palomar Medical Center in Escondido was fully functional and operating ...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Hospital, police chief stand by actions in DWI case Hospital, police chief stand by actions in DWI case

What is the correct way to collect a urine specimen in the case of a DWI in this case?  Were privacy issues a concern here?  BD  How urine...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Employee: Hospital isn't billing Employee: Hospital isn't billing

To bill or not to bill...charity cases...BD  Cook County Board President Todd Stroger said he will look into a claim that Oak Forest Hospi...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Attack of the PDFs Attack of the PDFs

PDF files are the latest for luring users to open attachments in email.  Watch for the following subjects and don't open any pdfs from u...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Hospital Apologizes For Child' s Death - Central Florida Hospital Apologizes For Child' s Death - Central Florida

10 times the amount?  Family and hospital reached an out of court settlement...BD  A Florida hospital says it takes full responsibility for...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Hospital officials fined for election spending-Seattle Hospital officials fined for election spending-Seattle

More hospital related fines...this time politically related...BD The state Public Disclosure Commission voted unanimously Thursday to accep...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

You Dun Got The Wrong Man. You Dun Got The Wrong Man.

Interesting and twisting story...BD Maybe the corruption trial of former state legislator Rep. Vic Kohring (R-AK) is really a call for heal...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Kaiser: Premiums cut for Senior Advantage Medicare Kaiser: Premiums cut for Senior Advantage Medicare

Additional information available from the article on other health plan changes...BD About a year before the scheduled opening of its north ...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Lutronic USA, LLC Earns US FDA Clearance For MOSAIC Fractional Laser System Lutronic USA, LLC Earns US FDA Clearance For MOSAIC Fractional Laser System

New laser techniques to remove wrinkles, scars, and other skin blemishes..looks promising too...BD Lutronic USA, LLC. announced that its M...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

California fines 9 hospitals for infractions California fines 9 hospitals for infractions

The first time the state of California has levied fines...BD  State health officials fined nine California hospitals Thursday for infracti...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Windows Home Server Windows Home Server

We all use servers for work and soon you will be able to purchase a Home Server from Microsoft.  Wat...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

House Defies Bush And Passes Revised Child Health Bill House Defies Bush And Passes Revised Child Health Bill

Update on SCHIP legislation...7 short to over ride veto, but the Senate could offer this support...BD The US House of Representatives has v...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

California Fires Trigger Steps To Safeguard More Than 20,000 Homecare Patients California Fires Trigger Steps To Safeguard More Than 20,000 Homecare Patients

Homecare providers throughout Southern California have been scrambling to respond to the unprecedented fires sweeping through the region. Ab...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

University Of Muenster Completes Implanting Its First CardioWest Temporary Total Artificial Heart University Of Muenster Completes Implanting Its First CardioWest Temporary Total Artificial Heart

Temporary solution for patients while waiting for a donor heart...BD Two months after being implanted with a Left Ventricular Assist Device...

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Brain study: Sleepy, grumpy and ... primitive? Brain study: Sleepy, grumpy and ... primitive?

More about how grouchy we get without enough sleep...results of the test are helping determine if someone has pathological psychiatric patte...

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Help Fire Victims with your Phone! Help Fire Victims with your Phone!

Nice and a great idea!  BD  The Wireless Foundation and the American Red Cross today announced that most American wireless subscribers can...

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Loving the Internet Loving the Internet

Yikes!  Implanting a device to let you use your mind to access the web!  I spend as much if not more time than most on the web, but I'm ...

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Oral Surgery Can Reduce CPAP Needs In Patients With Sleep Apnea Oral Surgery Can Reduce CPAP Needs In Patients With Sleep Apnea

Interesting study on who can benefit the most...BD A procedure known as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) may help some patients improve or ...

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Evercare Unveils Details Of Nation's First Alzheimer's Disease Special Needs Plan In Phoenix Evercare Unveils Details Of Nation's First Alzheimer's Disease Special Needs Plan In Phoenix

Evercare, one of the nation's, and Arizona's, largest health care coordination programs, today unveiled the details of the first-ev...

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Younger Men Joining The Masses Flocking To Plastic Surgeons Younger Men Joining The Masses Flocking To Plastic Surgeons

Female gender is not alone here...BD  Aristocrat Plastic Surgery consistently stays ahead of its competitors by being among the first to st...

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Arrested mayor of St. George, Mo. says marijuana was medical Arrested mayor of St. George, Mo. says marijuana was medical

ST. GEORGE, Mo. -- The mayor of the St. Louis suburb of St. George says marijuana found at his home was for medical use. Harold Goodman, wh...

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Live Search 411 Live Search 411

Use Microsoft Live Search 411 from any phone...and have it send a text message to the phone...great!  This way you have a written record...g...

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