i-LIMB bionic hand approaches 100 fittings i-LIMB bionic hand approaches 100 fittings

January 30, 2008 Touch Bionics has announced that its i-LIMB - the world’s first commercially avai...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Microsoft partner first with hosted Communications Server Microsoft partner first with hosted Communications Server

  Looking for a solution to outsource Exchange... here's one solution and the opportunity to combine Office Communicator at the same tim...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Drug-name mix-ups getting worse Drug-name mix-ups getting worse

Big mistake and consequences...BD  Dr. Julius Pham's stomach churned when he saw a critically ill heart patient getting an antibiotic...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Grady CEO to leave position at hospital Grady CEO to leave position at hospital

Update:  The continuing saga of saving Brady hospital...big job to turn the hospital around and establish relief for financial debt which i...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Most Small Firms Don't Offer Health Insurance Most Small Firms Don't Offer Health Insurance

Current economics on small businesses and health insurance...and they also see the US economy taking forefront to the war...BD  Healthcar...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

LightEdge Solutions Partners with Misys Healthcare to Host Electronic Medical Records LightEdge Solutions Partners with Misys Healthcare to Host Electronic Medical Records

You may hear a bit on this blog about Web 2.0 and software as a service, here's one electronic m...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Shock Factor of Shock Therapy The Shock Factor of Shock Therapy

Psychiatrist explains how this type of therapy is useful and dispels some old rumors and interpreta...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Grant to help connect Evansville with statewide health network Grant to help connect Evansville with statewide health network

These folks found a federal grant to help with record integration and information exchange which  involves 33 hospitals and large number of...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

More Hitting Cost Limit on Health Benefits More Hitting Cost Limit on Health Benefits

Not something all of us will have to deal with, but what about those that do and it could happen to any of us with an accident as an example...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Operator of Walk-In Clinics Shuts 23 Located in Wal-Mart Stores Operator of Walk-In Clinics Shuts 23 Located in Wal-Mart Stores

Is this part of driving down lower prices?  Just like doctors offices they need 25 to 30 patients a...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

HIMSS Analytics Doubles The Number Of Free Benchmark Reports Given To Healthcare Organizations HIMSS Analytics Doubles The Number Of Free Benchmark Reports Given To Healthcare Organizations

HIMSS Analytics announced that it has more than doubled the benchmarking reports made available to healthcare providers . The new reports in...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Link Between Severe Acne and Prostate Cancer Link Between Severe Acne and Prostate Cancer

Tetracycline was one of the antibiotics of choice years ago and now studies are linking some of the potential downsides that have developed...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Caffeine Increases Blood Sugar In People With Type 2 Diabetes Caffeine Increases Blood Sugar In People With Type 2 Diabetes

Coffee being studied once more...interesting thing about this study was the use of chips to collect...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Defense Department Funds Study Of Drug That May Prevent Radiation Injury Defense Department Funds Study Of Drug That May Prevent Radiation Injury

DARPA is hot on this and the results could have some benefit to those undergoing radiation therapy.....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

FDA Grants Medtronic Approval To Begin Clinical Trial Of First Pacemaker System Designed For Safe Use In MRI Machines FDA Grants Medtronic Approval To Begin Clinical Trial Of First Pacemaker System Designed For Safe Use In MRI Machines

People with pacemakers and other devices cannot have an MRI due to potential interference, so perhaps this study and trial will create some...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

House Republicans Introduce Sonogram Measure House Republicans Introduce Sonogram Measure

This sounds a little crazy to me, why not let the doctor make this decision, besides we have folks needing MRI and other diagnostic treatmen...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Washington Post Examines Lack Of Congressional Action On Health Insurance Tax Deduction Proposal Washington Post Examines Lack Of Congressional Action On Health Insurance Tax Deduction Proposal

Don't think this is what Congress had in mind...BD  The Washington Post on Monday examined the lack of congressional action on a prop...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Middle Aged Misery: Why 44 is Worst Age Middle Aged Misery: Why 44 is Worst Age

Perhaps this is the age that we all come to terms that we are getting older... getting old sucks and what more can one say...BD  They fo...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Marriott E-Health Record System Spots Medical Mishaps Marriott E-Health Record System Spots Medical Mishaps

Run by Aetna, Dr. makes some good points here...he gets alerts on patients he doesn't even know and suggests the patients should be not...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

9 deaths at VA hospital in Downstate Marion due to substandard care 9 deaths at VA hospital in Downstate Marion due to substandard care

Sounds like the questions here is how did the surgeons get approved to provide procedures they were...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Marshfield Clinic Nominated for Healthcare Innovation Award for Chartless Care Initiative Based on Tablet PCs Marshfield Clinic Nominated for Healthcare Innovation Award for Chartless Care Initiative Based on Tablet PCs

One more hospital success story based on the use of Tablet PCs ...and they saved a bunch of money while they were at it...not to mention be...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Internet helps doctor get back to basics Internet helps doctor get back to basics

He uses a secured server that goes through the web, as he states sometimes folks at work have acces...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

New treatment can clear brain clots New treatment can clear brain clots

Approved by the FDA in late December 2007....doctor's discrimination required as sometimes this...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Heparin Recall Heparin Recall

Batch and lot numbers available at the source story below...BD  January 28, 2008 (Deerfield, IL) - Baxter Healthcare is recalling nine ...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

First Cell Phone That Reads To The Blind And Dyslexic First Cell Phone That Reads To The Blind And Dyslexic

A phone that will read content to the blind user through a single button access with braille button...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

An Alzheimer's Hat -- Will It Work? An Alzheimer's Hat -- Will It Work?

Trials to begin this summer...one thing for sure someone with Alzheimer's would be easily ident...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Will the Doctors drop Medicare.... Will the Doctors drop Medicare....

Some already have...not because they want to, but when the profitability goes away...is there a choice?  The doctors are not the bad guys h...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Hospital Groups Lobby Against Expansion of Medicare Audit Program Hospital Groups Lobby Against Expansion of Medicare Audit Program

Is the audit program soliciting better health care or justification for non payment to hospitals?  ...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Double amputee walks again due to Bluetooth Double amputee walks again due to Bluetooth

Bluetooth...coming to a prosthetic device near you soon.....this is the same technology used in your...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Who gets what level of care - UK Who gets what level of care - UK

Some doctors in the UK want to withhold medical care from those who had lead an unhealthy lifestyle...and this blogger states it may even a...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

U.S. should have Medicare for all ages U.S. should have Medicare for all ages

Good points here...can Medicare work for all?  BD There is a somewhat illogical argument being made against expanding Medicare to include ...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Kidney racket scandal shocks country - India Kidney racket scandal shocks country - India

More on the black market for kidneys...scary...BD  NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The uncovering of an illegal kidney transplant racket in a boomi...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Medi-Cal Cuts Will Exacerbate Health Care Crisis In California Health Care Providers Will Testify, USA Medi-Cal Cuts Will Exacerbate Health Care Crisis In California Health Care Providers Will Testify, USA

It already appears that the legislation for California's insurance plan is facing a dim future and many predict it will not stand a cha...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Community Hospitals Transfer More Patients To Trauma Centers, Despite Their Own Ability To Treat The Injuries Community Hospitals Transfer More Patients To Trauma Centers, Despite Their Own Ability To Treat The Injuries

There might be another issue here as well...funds and money available to community hospitals..BD Res...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Center For Medicare Advocacy Calls For Support For Traditional Medicare in Anticipation Of The State Of The Union, USA Center For Medicare Advocacy Calls For Support For Traditional Medicare in Anticipation Of The State Of The Union, USA

Prediction for more of the same...more cuts to standard Medicare and pumping more money in to private plans from the President...years ago ...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Aetna to stop paying for anesthesiologists during colonoscopies Aetna to stop paying for anesthesiologists during colonoscopies

Are the insurance companies beginning to dictate the standard of care?  BD At a January meeting between Aetna representatives and one of At...

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

How long ago did we start talking about Electronic Medical Records? How long ago did we start talking about Electronic Medical Records?

Would you believe it was 1961?   A video from the John Hopkins School of Medicine....about the joint study done with IBM...to eliminate the...

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

World Economic Forum USA World Economic Forum USA

For those who are not aware there's a big meeting going on this week in Davos, Switzerland.  There's a pretty impressive membership...

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Win An MRI - 2 Winners! Win An MRI - 2 Winners!

Lockport clearly pulled from behind and was able to get the community behind them...Sumter was way ...

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Facebook Based Mobile Fitness Hits Ground Running Facebook Based Mobile Fitness Hits Ground Running

Do you want to let everyone else know your workout program and how you are doing?  Enter Facebook w...

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Doctor fined for privacy violation Doctor fined for privacy violation

  Employee or girlfriend...if you are not the patient's physician...don't go there ...accord...

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Last Day to Vote for the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare... Last Day to Vote for the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare...

  Welcome to the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives recognition program. Modern Physician and si...

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Mayo, Microsoft partner on new health management system Mayo, Microsoft partner on new health management system

Strategic partnerships are the name of the game, just last month IBM had also announced their partnership with Mayo...BD  Mayo Clinic He...

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Health company to layoff 79 in Dubuque Health company to layoff 79 in Dubuque

Restructuring and relocating resources to where they are needed...BD  McKesson Corp., which provides health care products and services, w...

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Lack of Capital Biggest Barrier to EHR Adoption, Survey Finds Lack of Capital Biggest Barrier to EHR Adoption, Survey Finds

It all comes back to money.... with looming compensation cuts in the air, where is the incentive fo...

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Wal-Mart CEO Announces Pilot Program To Provide Prescription Drug Services for Some Employers Wal-Mart CEO Announces Pilot Program To Provide Prescription Drug Services for Some Employers

Wal-Mart of course is known for driving down prices...will they have the same success with drugs as...

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Life as a Healthcare CIO: Cool Technology of the Week Life as a Healthcare CIO: Cool Technology of the Week

Good article about this device...and has some very nice security features too...answers a lot of se...

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Health Plan reports data breach affecting 30,000 members Health Plan reports data breach affecting 30,000 members

What do we not understand about encryption?  The technologist stated it had not been protected as originally stated... security breach stor...

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Friday, January 25, 2008

The Many Uses For The New Electron Microscope Include Medical Research Into Liver Disease The Many Uses For The New Electron Microscope Include Medical Research Into Liver Disease

Not only for health care but also being used for developing technology, such as cell phone, and com...

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Hey, doc, wash your hands Hey, doc, wash your hands

The article states it's not a bad idea to ask your nurse or doctor to wash their hands...patien...

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center Orthopedic Surgeon Is First In Virginia To Implant 'Motion Preserving' Spinal Device To Treat Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center Orthopedic Surgeon Is First In Virginia To Implant 'Motion Preserving' Spinal Device To Treat Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

The 83 year old woman states she feels like a new person...BD  The research study is comparing po...

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Pelosi Speaks Pelosi Speaks

Pretty powerful words....how do we spend our money?  BD  Finally, she compared the cost of healthcare reform to the cost of the war in Ir...

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Friday, January 25, 2008

5 patients sue over tainted syringes 5 patients sue over tainted syringes

Would this fall under the "preventable" clause?  BD  CHICAGO - Five people filed a lawsuit Thursday against the manufacturer of...

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Transplant patient changed blood types Transplant patient changed blood types

Would be wonderful if this process could be replicated...BD  CANBERRA, Australia - An Australian teenage girl has become the world’s firs...

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Computers That Recognize Your Face Computers That Recognize Your Face

This can be a bit help with health care with computers that recognize and log one in and out...in a...

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Bitter Pill Drug Companies Sued Over Ads Bitter Pill Drug Companies Sued Over Ads

What happens when you release a controversial study...lawsuits...class action lawsuits...and it pro...

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

GE Healthcare Teams With Centrak To Introduce Battery-Based RFID Asset Optimization Solution GE Healthcare Teams With Centrak To Introduce Battery-Based RFID Asset Optimization Solution

RFID is growing and showing up everywhere for tracking and offering time saving solutions.  There...

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Bono Responds.... Bono Responds....

Healthcare and poverty go hand in hand.... nice work here...and watch how Robert Scoble captures (2nd video below) the recording on Qik bel...

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Microsoft's Big Brother Patent? Microsoft's Big Brother Patent?

  Update:   There's been quite a bit of press lately over this patent request and privacy issues...

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Health Providers To Expand IT Adoption in 2008, Study Says Health Providers To Expand IT Adoption in 2008, Study Says

Can't function without it these days....especially in Health Care...and the good news is that hi...

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Blue Cross Blue Shield Calls for E-Prescribing Mandate, More IT Use Blue Cross Blue Shield Calls for E-Prescribing Mandate, More IT Use

One more jumping on the E-prescribing band wagon...and they are also planning on a personal health record plan for members this year as wel...

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ivanhoe's Medical Breakthroughs - New Treatment for Macular Degeneration Ivanhoe's Medical Breakthroughs - New Treatment for Macular Degeneration

New study taking place...couple years before any real results are known...BD  HOUSTON, Texas (Iva...

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

FDA Approves Additional Indication For Astellas' MYCAMINE(R) FDA Approves Additional Indication For Astellas' MYCAMINE(R)

New treatment for Candidemia fungal infections...BD  Astellas Pharma Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a...

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Doctor Anonymous: Dr. A Show TONIGHT Doctor Anonymous: Dr. A Show TONIGHT

Join in the discussion, use the embedded link on the site here to participate, located in the right ...

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