New systems help stop heart attacks fast New systems help stop heart attacks fast

We posted an article a few months back about the system...uses bluetooth in a cell phone and the ekg goes direct to both the physician and h...

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Employer fees at issue in health debate - California Employer fees at issue in health debate - California

Many small employers are the ones that would be hit the hardest...4% in some narrow profit line businesses can mean whether or not the compa...

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Kaiser Permanente Puts Personal Health Record Front and Center Kaiser Permanente Puts Personal Health Record Front and Center

And one more choice for Kaiser members for personal health records..although I wonder how it will work with out of network visits in case of...

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Sahara Tablet - used on CSI - NY Television Show Sahara Tablet - used on CSI - NY Television Show

The Sahara has been getting quite a bit of play lately on the weekly television show.  Most members...

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Google to offer drivers help at gas pump - Find a Hospital Google to offer drivers help at gas pump - Find a Hospital

Find a hospital and other items of interest at your local gas station soon.....Pay Pal next at the pumps?  BD SAN FRANCISCO - Lost drivers...

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Building on Microsoft's four-year US$1 million commitment to the National Center for Women and Information Technology Building on Microsoft's four-year US$1 million commitment to the National Center for Women and Information Technology

And the numbers might even be less for Health Care IT....BD REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 6, 2007 -- Katie Messerly relishes her role as a program...

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

FDA Requests Recall Of 'True Man Sexual Energy,' 'Energy Max' Dietary Supplements FDA Requests Recall Of 'True Man Sexual Energy,' 'Energy Max' Dietary Supplements

Be aware if you are taking any high blood pressure medications...and using the supplement...according to the article...BD The U.S. Food an...

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Brain chemical Anandamide work as antidepressant Brain chemical Anandamide work as antidepressant

Synthetic marijuana for use as an anti depressant?  This one appears to get rid of the "high" associated with marijuana according ...

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Vaccine To Treat High Blood Pressure Could Be On The Way Vaccine To Treat High Blood Pressure Could Be On The Way

Active trials and studies taking place now...BD Early results from a study on a vaccine to treat high blood pressure suggests that one day...

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Microsoft IT Virtual Machines numbers Microsoft IT Virtual Machines numbers

For the IT folks reading here...simple example on the use of Virtual Servers at Microsoft...another good reason to start thinking about Serv...

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Cuts In Medicare Reimbursements By ACP Forecast To Accelerate Collapse Of Primary Care Cuts In Medicare Reimbursements By ACP Forecast To Accelerate Collapse Of Primary Care

I didn't realize it had been 7 years, but this time every year Congress has to deal the same issue every year that continues to erode no...

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

SteadyMed Pain relief Technology SteadyMed Pain relief Technology

Nice story from Medgadget on new relief for pain with the patch distribution of injectable medications...read more about the device at the w...

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Why won't your doctor email or video chat with you? Why won't your doctor email or video chat with you?

There's one way to find one that will, but unfortunately he will more than likely be in the cash business with no Medicare contracts or...

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

FDA Expected To Approve Fewer Prescription Drugs In 2007 FDA Expected To Approve Fewer Prescription Drugs In 2007

Don't know if this is good or bad...one thing is that there might be a little less stress on keeping on top of all the new approvals...w...

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

California could drop children's health insurance California could drop children's health insurance

Without S-Chips, California stands to lose a lot, or I should say the children in California that depend on the "Healthy Kids" pro...

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Monday, November 05, 2007

The Strange Case of the Dancing Dentist The Strange Case of the Dancing Dentist

Disco turned out to be dangerous for the patient...no disco dancing during procedures...will be in the code of ethics soon...BD  So this r...

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Strange but True: Snake Oil Salesmen Were on to Something Strange but True: Snake Oil Salesmen Were on to Something

Recent studies looking at the age old snake oil cure...could be beneficial after all...BD One of the most common cure-alls was snake oil, ...

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Monday, November 05, 2007

School confronts strange twitching School confronts strange twitching

Strange twitching syndromes affecting one teacher and a number of students...a medical mystery to diagnose...BD  Students at William Byrd ...

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Big Business launches healthcare lobby group Big Business launches healthcare lobby group

Strange bedfellows indeed for a lobbying group...to keep company insurance plans in place...BD  As state legislatures, Congress and the pr...

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Mix leftover meds with kitty litter - don't flush Mix leftover meds with kitty litter - don't flush

Yuk...kitty litter, doggie doo doo...I'll take some clean kitty litter I guess or some saw dust...no more flusing as it affects the fish...

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Botox Gives Grandmother Her Voice Back Botox Gives Grandmother Her Voice Back

Nice story and interesting use for botox...BD A grandmother has regained the power of speech after more than a decade thanks to a new trea...

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Robot helps doctors treat patients in rural areas -University of Louisville Robot helps doctors treat patients in rural areas -University of Louisville

One more hospital invests in RP-7...the Robo doctor...and this one went to the ER Room...BD  UofL Health Care is teaming with Owensboro Me...

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Former Intel CEO Andrew S. Grove says the pharmaceutical industry could learn a lot from the computer and chip businesses Former Intel CEO Andrew S. Grove says the pharmaceutical industry could learn a lot from the computer and chip businesses

Addressing the need for cultural change..BD Grove (who beat prostate cancer 12 years ago and now suffers from Parkinson's) thinks ther...

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Giant Robots Image, Slice and Kill Cancer Tumors Giant Robots Image, Slice and Kill Cancer Tumors

More robotics...this time in the oncology field...BD  The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), held its 49th ...

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Turn Medical Costs Into Holiday Gifts! Turn Medical Costs Into Holiday Gifts!

After 9 months, you do have to pay a monthly maintenance fee...I guess this could be useful anywhere though..tis the season to start thinkin...

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Calif high court considers whether medical pot users can be fired Calif high court considers whether medical pot users can be fired

Will be interesting to follow this one...don't know if he was in an area where he could register as is done in Los Angeles county with &...

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Monday, November 05, 2007

MDs balance pros, cons of 'Super X-ray' MDs balance pros, cons of 'Super X-ray'

Higher radiation and not sure whether or not it will be covered for payment...BD ORLANDO, Fla. - A type of "super X-ray" showed ...

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Health Care - Check Site and Surgichip Health Care - Check Site and Surgichip

Technology that reduces surgical errors...using RFID technology...BD  Surgeries performed on the wrong organ or limb, or even on the wrong...

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Bayer stops sales of Trasylol globally Bayer stops sales of Trasylol globally

WASHINGTON - Under government pressure, Bayer AG said Monday it halted worldwide sales of its antibleeding drug Trasylol after a Canadian c...

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Talking improves the memory and boosts test performance Talking improves the memory and boosts test performance

Good news, now I don't have to hear "I talk too much" and can simply respond and let everyone know I am boosting my memory, es...

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Life as a Healthcare CIO: The Unfriendly Skies Life as a Healthcare CIO: The Unfriendly Skies

Very good article to read...and point well made about traveling and finding something that will work with various platforms...and the choic...

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Puzzling out plan options for Medicare Puzzling out plan options for Medicare

How confusing can it be to select a Medicare program that is right?  Read this article and find out...BD  My mother turned 65 this summer,...

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Healthcare: Hospital CRM: New Revenue Frontier? Healthcare: Hospital CRM: New Revenue Frontier?

Yes I have brought this up to hospitals too... CRM works for other industries...hospitals have the same administrative functions as other bu...

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Healing touch: A new patient outreach program Healing touch: A new patient outreach program

Sounds good to me...from what I know on the subject, it appears "pressure points" are being touched...similar to acupuncture but w...

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Health plans battle for share of youth market ... Health plans battle for share of youth market ...

That's a difficult battle ..watch the video from a post from June 15h...most are not willing to jump on the bandwagon yet it appears...B...

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

GM's Boss Wins DARPA Urban Challenge - Intel 2nd place GM's Boss Wins DARPA Urban Challenge - Intel 2nd place

Well the Stanford-Intel vehicle came in second place ...but read the interesting comments..from the winner about "Junior"... "...

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Microsoft Research : "Innovations in Data Input and Navigation" Microsoft Research : "Innovations in Data Input and Navigation"

Great video from Dr. Crounse...must watch and what it entails is exploring input methodologies other...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

The A, B, Ds of Medicare The A, B, Ds of Medicare

Good article about choosing a Medicare plan that will hopefully work for you...BD  Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 31, people on Medicare can sig...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

USB heat pad ... USB heat pad ...

Who says you can't snuggle up to your computer and get warm...only 21.99...but not a medical device as stated on the website...BD   If ...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

My web rating: Oh no! - Thanks to the Web, everyone's a critic. The author describes her chilling experience with online reviews My web rating: Oh no! - Thanks to the Web, everyone's a critic. The author describes her chilling experience with online reviews

And of course, it all depends on who is doing the ratings and the criteria used...BD Fortunately, most people use personal recommendations ...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Is it worth it? - The author wonders why he continues to subject himself to a healthcare system that values paperwork over patients Is it worth it? - The author wonders why he continues to subject himself to a healthcare system that values paperwork over patients

Good perspective article...and we hope his answer doesn't change...as some have recently with all the red tape involved in health care.....

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Friday, November 02, 2007

If a patient can't pay for his prescription drugs, it can undermine your treatment. Here's how to help If a patient can't pay for his prescription drugs, it can undermine your treatment. Here's how to help

Good article and we link directly to Target and a couple other sites whereby patients can get affordable medications from this site...some o...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Darpa Site Event: Update, start your Processors... Darpa Site Event: Update, start your Processors...

Short update on the weekend competition.  Darpa also has some very interesting artificial limb replacement study going on as well, which was...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

When RFID merges with Wi-Fi When RFID merges with Wi-Fi

The combination leads to paperless, all digital hospital..... But while it's a wireless technology, it has never really been mobile o...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

The Scary Side Of Health Testing The Scary Side Of Health Testing

To screen or not to screen...problems with false-positives on some procedures...BD  The problem: Plenty of screens don't really work th...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Deere retirees riles about health care Deere retirees riles about health care

A group of salaried Deere & Co. retirees is trying to ward off changes in health care benefits planned by the company. The Flex Retiree...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Woman Takes Out Ad to Sell Breast Milk Woman Takes Out Ad to Sell Breast Milk

New way to earn some extra cash?  BD CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) A woman who doesn't want her breast milk to go to waste has taken out a n...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Dept of Managed Care orders Blue Cross to halt practice - Los Angeles Dept of Managed Care orders Blue Cross to halt practice - Los Angeles

In the world of transparency building today...how can anyone keep things of this sort from being published or discussed...and the threat of ...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

California among worst in providing health insurance through jobs California among worst in providing health insurance through jobs

California employers lead the way in shedding company provided insurance..and the number of uninsured continues to grow...BD The percentag...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Fiserv selling health care business to UnitedHealth - Milwaukee Fiserv selling health care business to UnitedHealth - Milwaukee

Insurer buyouts continue...earlier publications indicate there will be more on the agenda in the upcoming year.  BD Fiserv Inc. is selling ...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Health insurer LifeWise to raise rates by 22.5 percent Health insurer LifeWise to raise rates by 22.5 percent

The rate increases begin...BD Health insurer LifeWise to raise rates by 22.5 percent By Kyung M. Song Seattle Times health reporter LifeWis...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Settlement charges put Health Net in the red Settlement charges put Health Net in the red

Class action lawsuits according to the article...BD A set of legal settlements hurt the bottom line for Health Net Inc. in the third quarte...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

In China, Brain Surgery Is Pushed on the Mentally Ill In China, Brain Surgery Is Pushed on the Mentally Ill

And doing some of this for a profit...BD NANJING, China -- Mi Zhantao, a poor 25-year-old living with his parents outside this provincial ...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Dementia Diagnosis By PET Scan Dementia Diagnosis By PET Scan

A PET scan (positron emission tomography) that measures uptake of sugar in the brain significantly improves the accuracy of diagnosing a ty...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Coding Cues: 2 Hospital visits..Medical Economics Coding Cues: 2 Hospital visits..Medical Economics

How to code with modifiers...BD Two hospital visits in a day Sometimes I see a hospital patient in the morning, but her condition deteriora...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Artificial joint makers lobby hard Artificial joint makers lobby hard

The latest debate on knee and hip replacements and their contributions to physicians and hospitals...$200 million paid out this year and som...

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Medicare issues rate cut for doctors Medicare issues rate cut for doctors

The one thing that bothers me a bit here is the comment about "reduced benefits" for participants..to continue paying the doctors....

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Intel · The Dreaded Merge Test: The DARPA Urban Challenge Intel · The Dreaded Merge Test: The DARPA Urban Challenge

Robotics and car crashes...this is a little off the normal path here, but due to all the accidents treated in our hospitals this story carri...

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

The U.S. Is Unhappy with Its Health Care - Best in Bummers..$$ The U.S. Is Unhappy with Its Health Care - Best in Bummers..$$

One more survey about healthcare comparing different countries...US still continues to lead on the dollar page...quality of health care, onc...

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Calif. hospital automates patient tracking - West Anaheim Medical Center Calif. hospital automates patient tracking - West Anaheim Medical Center

Under the leadership of Prime HealthCare Service, technology is updated at this facility...the flat screen monitors are great and can easily...

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Memorial Health Services Announces Sale of Anaheim Memorial Medical Center Memorial Health Services Announces Sale of Anaheim Memorial Medical Center

It appears Dr. Reddy's attempts to purchase Anaheim Memorial has not been successful and instead the hospital will become part of the IH...

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Centinela hospital is bought by Prime HealthCare - California Centinela hospital is bought by Prime HealthCare - California

Dr Prem Reddy adds one more hospital to his network...purchase of hospital in Anaheim still pending...BD  A growing hospital chain that ha...

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Health Net Records $296.8 Million in Third Quarter of 2007 Pretax Charges Relating to Class Action Litigation Settlement Health Net Records $296.8 Million in Third Quarter of 2007 Pretax Charges Relating to Class Action Litigation Settlement

Medicare enrollees almost double the amount of the commercial group...BD LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--November 1, 2007-- Health Net, Inc....

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Clarian won't dock workers who fail to meet health marks Clarian won't dock workers who fail to meet health marks

One hospital employer had second thoughts on charging back employees who failed to control certain risk factors...probably good thinking her...

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Healthcare CIO: Kill a Watt! Healthcare CIO: Kill a Watt!

One very active hospital CIO...good reading at this blog for anyone in the Health IT business...he's right on the money with not only sa...

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

47 million Americans lack health insurance: report 47 million Americans lack health insurance: report

Numbers continue to rise...California hit hard with children affected...employers contribute as well with new offerings that  employees can&...

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Concord Hospital buys up practice Concord Hospital buys up practice

What happens when a practice can't see enough patients to make a profit...in this case the hospital purchased the practice...put the phy...

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