Microsoft Office for Mac: Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Entourage Microsoft Office for Mac: Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Entourage

Microsoft releases new Office for the Mac...and there's support for Microsoft Server Exchange w...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Big business dominates health care...health care bows to big business Big business dominates health care...health care bows to big business

Pretty good article telling it like it is...the healthcare business...where doctors no longer get th...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tips and Tricks Special Delivery - Microsoft Office Tips and Tricks Special Delivery - Microsoft Office

Microsoft has a free service to help you get the most out of MS Office Products...I felt I should i...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Listening to doctors and patients talk Listening to doctors and patients talk

Physicians get paid for participating...record your conversations for medical research...nine large...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Knee Replacement Options Expanding Knee Replacement Options Expanding

Partial knee replacements are gaining ground as an alternative to a full knee surgical procedure..B...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

CMS Issues Proposed Rule To Empower Medicaid Beneficiaries To Direct Personal Assistance Services, USA CMS Issues Proposed Rule To Empower Medicaid Beneficiaries To Direct Personal Assistance Services, USA

Interesting section...send money and let the folks fend for themselves...but they would still have the option to have it managed as well......

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

FDA Approves New Genetic Test For Breast Cancer Patients FDA Approves New Genetic Test For Breast Cancer Patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a test that helps in assessing the risk of tumor...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Which Content Sources Do Consumers Prefer for Health Information? Which Content Sources Do Consumers Prefer for Health Information?

Internet is the winner by a long shot...as expected email is down as there's only so much one c...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Medicare And Social Security Are Crucial To Fending Off Poverty For Future Retirees Medicare And Social Security Are Crucial To Fending Off Poverty For Future Retirees

The outsourcing of services provided by these departments are not making access any easier for citi...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

California Gov. Schwarzenegger Proposes $101B Budget That Includes Medi-Cal Cuts California Gov. Schwarzenegger Proposes $101B Budget That Includes Medi-Cal Cuts

No tax increase, but very little Medi-Cal and physicians who will take Medi-Cal patients...BD The proposed budget would reduce by 10% Med...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Emergency waits get dangerously long in U.S.: study Emergency waits get dangerously long in U.S.: study

Story states that ER rooms are losers as far as making money for most hospitals..BD WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Patients seeking urgent care i...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Early retirees try to fill gap in health coverage Early retirees try to fill gap in health coverage

The gap between 60 and 65...no Medicare until 65....BD  The millions who will retire early without company-provided health insurance may ...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Can anyone fix health care system? Can anyone fix health care system?

He brings up some interesting points...an employee at 65 goes to Medicare, but what about the family...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

How employers save on health care: auditing workers How employers save on health care: auditing workers

Much of this the audit found were mistakes or lack of paperwork, as folks just didn't have the information employers asked for...BD E...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

2008 predictions for trends in health care 2008 predictions for trends in health care

Use the link to read the rest of the list...BD  As costs and the numbers of uninsured keep trending upward, health care has emerged as th...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Selects Concordant to Build and Manage Their Electronic Health Records Infrastructure for Independent Physicians Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Selects Concordant to Build and Manage Their Electronic Health Records Infrastructure for Independent Physicians

One big project....but well worth it....quoted as being the largest outsourced project to date from ...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Selects Concordant to Build and Manage Their Electronic Health Records Infrastructure for Independent Physicians Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Selects Concordant to Build and Manage Their Electronic Health Records Infrastructure for Independent Physicians

One big project....but well worth it....quoted as being the largest outsourced project to date from the CIO, Dr. Halamka...definitely somet...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

FDA approves Tysabri to treat Crohn's disease FDA approves Tysabri to treat Crohn's disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Tysabri (natalizumab) for the treatment of moder...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Having a Little Work Done (at the Mall) Having a Little Work Done (at the Mall)

The new MedSpa...coming to a doctor's office near you soon?  Many practices are also setting up...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Cholesterol Drug Has No Benefit in Trial, Makers Say Cholesterol Drug Has No Benefit in Trial, Makers Say

A clinical trial of Zetia, a cholesterol -lowering drug prescribed to about 1 million people a wee...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Return of the family doctor, for a price Return of the family doctor, for a price

If I can afford it, I can get Marcus Welby back, well perhaps someone pretty close and it's the...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Facebook and the Mayo Clinic Facebook and the Mayo Clinic

Comment from a reader and participant at the Mayo Clinic Facebook page...good stuff...Here's the...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Porn Industry Struggles With Condom Issue Porn Industry Struggles With Condom Issue

With graphics today, I'm a bit surprised that some of this cannot be overcome with a few good graphics artists...other issues still fac...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Video ads are planned for grocery carts - help for the handicapped Video ads are planned for grocery carts - help for the handicapped

One benefit seen here too is the ability to make grocery shopping easier for handicapped individuals...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Federal Judge Permits Class-Action Lawsuit To Proceed Against VA For Inadequate Veterans Care Federal Judge Permits Class-Action Lawsuit To Proceed Against VA For Inadequate Veterans Care

Related to mental care treatment...when returning from active duty, much of this has been on the news lately and now it appears the court h...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Ultra portable devices at CES 2008 - UMPCs and Tablets Ultra portable devices at CES 2008 - UMPCs and Tablets

ZD Net likes the new EO UMPC with the new modular design to customize the device to fit your needs....

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Britain's new fastest supercomputer makes it ominous debut Britain's new fastest supercomputer makes it ominous debut

Maybe they can lock down some of those missing medical records here with proper security and access...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Health & Fitness, Medical records available at the click of a mouse Health & Fitness, Medical records available at the click of a mouse

Good article on the benefits of electronic records and a summary of where we stand today...much more work needed for the process...but gett...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Do HIPAA Rules Apply to Dr. Phil? Do HIPAA Rules Apply to Dr. Phil?

I guess this is on way to get around HIPAA and boost your television ratings...no current license s...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

New Report Dispels Greatest Myths About Bipolar Disorder New Report Dispels Greatest Myths About Bipolar Disorder

Visit the site to order the report....find out what is true and what is false...BD  Oliver has a ...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Legislator Pushes for Electronic Medical Records Legislator Pushes for Electronic Medical Records

  There is a big concern....will your EMR vendor be around and for how long.... a good website for discussion is EMR Update, where this and...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Amputee Sprinter Denied Olympic Entry - The Leg is just too good Amputee Sprinter Denied Olympic Entry - The Leg is just too good

Good news in a round about way for prosthetics, but not so good news for the sprinter..BD Accordi...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Better communication leads to better care Better communication leads to better care

Patients are giving the Kaiser Health Connect online services a thumbs up...BD  An online program is making it easier for Kaiser Permanen...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

CMS Moves to Halt Reimbursement for CT CMS Moves to Halt Reimbursement for CT

  Might this reflect partially on one of the reasons the US ranks at the bottom for preventative hea...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Access to Health Care 101 - The American Cancer Society addresses lack of access to healthcare... Access to Health Care 101 - The American Cancer Society addresses lack of access to healthcare...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O1Woc145F8&eurl=http://www.videogully.com/Access-To-Health-Care-101__-O1Woc145F8.html

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Should I Worry About ... MRSA? Should I Worry About ... MRSA?

Video with a gentleman in the UK taking samples and looking for MRSA all over the place and hospitals as well...his report...BD  http://w...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Britons trawl Web to diagnose medical problems Britons trawl Web to diagnose medical problems

LONDON (Reuters) - Over a third of Britons are using the Internet to diagnose medical conditions rather than visit their doctor, according ...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

HealthFault from Microsoft and the Privacy Rights League HealthFault from Microsoft and the Privacy Rights League

Humorous video but makes a good point, who does have more experience with security today...well you guessed it...Microsoft HealthVault...BD ...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Drug Approved. Is Disease Real? Drug Approved. Is Disease Real?

Side effects can include overweight according to trial studies...is this going to be the next Proza...

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Surgical Procedure Broker - Have bum hip, will travel The Surgical Procedure Broker - Have bum hip, will travel

After reading this is makes me wonder if there's a new opportunity opening in health care - bro...

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Placebo Television #9 Placebo Television #9

He's back...been a while since #8....BD  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbwwtw9wLsw

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Steroid Fraud? Fan Sues Yankees Steroid Fraud? Fan Sues Yankees

A sign the public has has their fill of athletes on steroids?  Why do athletes keep using steroids,...

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Chronic Pain - Alternative Treatments with implanted stimulators Chronic Pain - Alternative Treatments with implanted stimulators

The device used is from Medtronic, not cheap but offers some non pharmaceutical relief for those de...

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Waving at girls costs man his arm Waving at girls costs man his arm

No wonder hand signals went out of style...sad...one wave cost the man his arm...BD  CANBERRA (Re...

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Mixed results when a hospital goes public - California Mixed results when a hospital goes public - California

Comparison to El Camino and the differences...Mix of patients with insurance is a big one along wit...

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Hospital cuts Blue Cross contract - Arcadia, CA Hospital cuts Blue Cross contract - Arcadia, CA

The last line here stand out..a comment from a Blue Cross spokesperson...how can the insurance comp...

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Patients caught in Centinela Hospital Medical Center's shake-up Patients caught in Centinela Hospital Medical Center's shake-up

Update: The ER rooms are ok as they are not affected...according to the article here the insurance companies refused to negotiate rates wit...

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Flesh-eating bacteria kills woman after 21-hour hospital wait - Canada Flesh-eating bacteria kills woman after 21-hour hospital wait - Canada

Patient survived the surgery but never became conscious afterwards...did the delay lead to her death..BD  CALGARY -- The family of a Calg...

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Hospitals reporting full houses, long waits - San Diego, CA Hospitals reporting full houses, long waits - San Diego, CA

  San Diego ER rooms slammed.... 12 hour waits an average...BD With emergency rooms around the county near saturation point, people are be...

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Private health insurance study finds disparity between profits, coverage Private health insurance study finds disparity between profits, coverage

Profits outpace costs... 2.2 billion in cash surplus ...one state...BD  Private insurance compani...

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Hospital district may offer incentives - San Diego Hospital district may offer incentives - San Diego

Another way to increase revenues though non area residents...BD The Tri-City Healthcare District is considering offering incentives to re...

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Is this the future of Software and Services? Is this the future of Software and Services?

Technology and information over load is a form of stress we are all dealing with today; however wit...

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Study showing Strawberries help reduce the risk of Cardiovascular Disease Study showing Strawberries help reduce the risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Study being done at the Harvard Medical School...I have no problem increasing my strawberry intake,...

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Can Your Brain Control Your Blood Pressure? Can Your Brain Control Your Blood Pressure?

An FDA approved trial that works with the baroreflex  system of the body...device to help those ha...

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Is An Aspirin A Day Good For You? Is An Aspirin A Day Good For You?

According to this article, it's best to check with your doctor as there could be some adverse e...

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Intel Co-Founder Andrew S. Grove Dedicates Portion of His Estate, Up to $40 Million, to Michael J. Fox Foundation Intel Co-Founder Andrew S. Grove Dedicates Portion of His Estate, Up to $40 Million, to Michael J. Fox Foundation

Mr. Grove has been suffering with Parkinson's Disease for a number of years himself...and wants to further the research for a cure...BD...

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Plans to Shut 2 Newark Hospitals Plans to Shut 2 Newark Hospitals

Consolidation of hospitals on the east coast continues...BD  NEWARK — The demise of a community hospital is always painful, but resident...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Who's looking out for Medicare's health? Who's looking out for Medicare's health?

Good article discussing some of the political history of Medicare...one thing to note though as cit...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Breach worries online porn industry Breach worries online porn industry

  Security breach story of the week:   Security breaches are everywhere, even in this business....along with any vital information, etc. thi...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Oregon Health Plan To Enroll New Members Using Lottery System Oregon Health Plan To Enroll New Members Using Lottery System

Must be a good plan if they need to enroll with a lottery system...BD  Oregon in March -- for the first time in more than three years -- w...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Robotic pharmacist mixing chemo drugs at U.S. hospital Robotic pharmacist mixing chemo drugs at U.S. hospital

This system is also being used in the UK by the NHS.  Video and additional information available at...

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Friday, January 11, 2008
 
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