Misys Leads Healthcare into Open Source Misys Leads Healthcare into Open Source

Misys says it's going to make good on its promise to open source components of its proprietary Connect Healthcare solution at the South...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Loma Linda University Medical Center signs contract - Business Intelligence.. Loma Linda University Medical Center signs contract - Business Intelligence..

One hospital jumping on the Business Intelligence bandwagon....BD Amerinet Inc. and Loma Linda Univ...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Woman Sues Best Buy For $54 Million Over Lost Laptop Woman Sues Best Buy For $54 Million Over Lost Laptop

Ever wonder how good that extended warranty is on that notebook you bought...you never know until it is tested I guess....BD  Raelyn Campb...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Catholic Health Association Deeply Disappointed With The Administration's FY2009 Budget Proposal Catholic Health Association Deeply Disappointed With The Administration's FY2009 Budget Proposal

Is the President Catholic...hmmmm...guess not...another non profit group who is not happy with the healthcare budget...BD  We are deeply d...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Worst nursing homes in America rated and to be published Worst nursing homes in America rated and to be published

Another new publication....lovely information for the families with relatives who may be in one of these facilities...BD  After initially...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Docs Outraged across the US at Blue Cross Request Docs Outraged across the US at Blue Cross Request

  Update:   Contents of the letter....and doctors react....cut cost or services for the members?  BD...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Methamphetamine deposited in ATM, woman jailed Methamphetamine deposited in ATM, woman jailed

If you have a drug related problem, be careful with information overload and double check what you are doing... weird story of the week.......

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Problems in Blood Drug Lead to Halt by Factory Problems in Blood Drug Lead to Halt by Factory

Too many problems and issues... Baxter says no more multi dose vials... APP Pharma to pick up the s...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Doctor's Outrage: Asked to Rat on Patients? Doctor's Outrage: Asked to Rat on Patients?

California Medical Association not happy about it as well...also reported at the Wall Street Journa...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Make way for mobile broadband Make way for mobile broadband

Web 2.0 no doubt is having a big effect on the trend....not to mention security...I use my cell pho...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Pittsburgh has more MRI Machines than Canada Pittsburgh has more MRI Machines than Canada

The next "bubble" to burst?  Do we have enough MRIs?  Perhaps in some areas, but maybe no...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Pat O'Brien in Rehab: Professional Pass? Pat O'Brien in Rehab: Professional Pass?

Do Celebrities get preferential treatment...Mr. O'Brien appears to..but the average person is more than likely not going to be given a ...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

City Hospitals Reinvent Role of Emergency - New York City Hospitals Reinvent Role of Emergency - New York

The city is taking the business of emergency rooms very seriously, even to serving lunch and offeri...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Arbitration a growing trend in health care Arbitration a growing trend in health care

Don't be surprised if one day your physician asks for a signature before providing services..in ...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Science of the orgasm Science of the orgasm

The latest and greatest from the world of science...lot of speculation......BD  The amygdala, the...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Canadian Doctors Can Cherry Pick patients Canadian Doctors Can Cherry Pick patients

We sometimes think this only happens here in the US...also occurs up north...BD  WHEN Sue MacKinnon heard a doctor at a St. James clinic ...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Medicare trend raises eyebrows - Fee for Service Plans Medicare trend raises eyebrows - Fee for Service Plans

More discussion on the Fee for Service Plans .... " The big reason why those premiums are so low is because of the federal subsidy the...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

HLTH CEO Takes Leave - Parent company of WebMD HLTH CEO Takes Leave - Parent company of WebMD

Lowers the Outlook for 2008 for WebMD...BD  CHICAGO (Reuters) Feb 11 - HLTH Corp on Monday said i...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Icy Hot ...Product Recall from the FDA Icy Hot ...Product Recall from the FDA

  Toll free number listed below for additional information...BD The government says some consumers...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Oxytocin hormone promotes bonding Oxytocin hormone promotes bonding

Exploring the release of the hormone to potentially see if there can be any impact with emotional patterns of those with psychiatric proble...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

FDA warns docs to stop using Baxter's heparin FDA warns docs to stop using Baxter's heparin

Dialysis patients - potentially at risk...allergic reactions...BD  WASHINGTON - Government regulators told doctors Monday they should sto...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Need Stress Relief? Just Learn how to Forgive Need Stress Relief? Just Learn how to Forgive

I can agree with this one...and not stress over the little things...BD ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newsw...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Healthcare Business Intelligence Success Requires an Analytical Culture Healthcare Business Intelligence Success Requires an Analytical Culture

Another great article relative to  health care business intelligence...it has to be blessed from the...

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Using Business Intelligence to Bring out the Value of EHRs Using Business Intelligence to Bring out the Value of EHRs

Hard Hat area..... The big issue with electronic medical records is trying to evaluate the return on...

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Wary U.S. Olympians Will Bring Food to China Wary U.S. Olympians Will Bring Food to China

Warning to US athletes... don't each the chicken in China or you may test positive for steroids....

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Bush budget cuts hospital funding but silent on Medicare doctor pay Bush budget cuts hospital funding but silent on Medicare doctor pay

From the current trends occurring and comments from physicians about their normal flow of patients slowing down with the economy, it makes ...

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Want to ditch your Medicare coverage? You've got 45 options Want to ditch your Medicare coverage? You've got 45 options

Good information on where the additional pressure comes in for enrolling in a private fee for servi...

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

HMO in Heaven - Humor HMO in Heaven - Humor

I believe this has been around for a while...still humorous....BD An eye doctor, a heart surgeon and an HMO executive die and are in heav...

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Hospitals Across The Nation Are Sending Medicare Fraudulent Charges - Whistle Blower gets 3 Million Dollar Reward Hospitals Across The Nation Are Sending Medicare Fraudulent Charges - Whistle Blower gets 3 Million Dollar Reward

  Hospital paid back 15 million dollars ...and he got a piece of the settlement...3 million....becom...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Merck Whistle blower Wins $68M Award Merck Whistle blower Wins $68M Award

It's been a good week for the whistle blowers....BD  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A sales manager who ...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

One Note Users are outnumbering Power Point users at Microsoft One Note Users are outnumbering Power Point users at Microsoft

Lots of good information here relative to One Note ...if you are not using One Note at meetings...w...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

And now a message from the Public Service side of this site...Online Speed Trap Locator And now a message from the Public Service side of this site...Online Speed Trap Locator

This is a little off base, but useful enough I thought to give it a post...go to this website and en...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Competition won’t ail you with retail clinics Competition won’t ail you with retail clinics

More about retail clinics in the news...how can they not help in non urgent situations when there a...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Shaquille O'Neal leaving for better health care in Phoenix? Shaquille O'Neal leaving for better health care in Phoenix?

I guess good medical care is a big concern, even to the players of the NBA...BD AUBURN HILLS – One of the reasons the Phoenix Suns decide...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

More CSI-NY appearances for TabletKiosk in the line up More CSI-NY appearances for TabletKiosk in the line up

Nice post from Gail at TabletKiosk telling the rest of the story...I had posted about the exposure ...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Improving statins - watching proteins at the same time Improving statins - watching proteins at the same time

Statin drugs are helping many people lower their cholesterol, but a new study in the February Journal of Lipid Research reveals that stati...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Killer Germ Comes Home With Troops Killer Germ Comes Home With Troops

One more infectious disease alert...BD Troops arriving home from Iraq and Afghanistan have been c...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Kroger to offer $4 generic prescription drugs Kroger to offer $4 generic prescription drugs

One more retailer with the $4.00 offering...have added the link to the direct pdf file on the resour...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

The California Endowment - Grants Available for Non Profits The California Endowment - Grants Available for Non Profits

The California Endowment is pleased to offer its Grant Application Guide for prospective applicants....

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

'Wiihabilitiation': Docs Use Games for Rehab 'Wiihabilitiation': Docs Use Games for Rehab

Anohter great article on the WII.  A few months ago I was laughed at for even suggesting such a thi...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Keyboards Too Loud? No Problem, Use a Tablet PC Keyboards Too Loud? No Problem, Use a Tablet PC

I have to add my 2 cents here too, this article makes an excellent point as how many times have we all sat in meetings to listen to the cha...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Obese Less Likely to Use Seat Belts Obese Less Likely to Use Seat Belts

One more downside to obesity...finding a seatbelt or extender...BD Like a lot of consumers, Paul ...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

'Liquid Bandage receives FDA clearance 'Liquid Bandage receives FDA clearance

Cures and becomes solid in one second...I like this idea, could certainly replace the band aid as we...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Volcano Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance Of Revolution Rotational Catheter And FFR For The S5i Integrated IVUS Console Volcano Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance Of Revolution Rotational Catheter And FFR For The S5i Integrated IVUS Console

Full market release due later this year...and works with several DICOM providers...BD  Volcano Co...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Senator Urges Colleagues To Act Quickly on Health Care IT - Senator Urges Colleagues To Act Quickly on Health Care IT -

Words of wisdom here...planning and testing...BD  In a speech Thursday on the Senate floor, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) urged lawmak...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Targeting Tumors in 4D - the moving target Targeting Tumors in 4D - the moving target

Finding the moving target...as tumors do move....great new technology that helps spare other health...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Deal to shift 'kidney business' to Nepal fell through in October Deal to shift 'kidney business' to Nepal fell through in October

Now the Canadian connection on the recent story...he has a permanent resident status in Canada....w...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

One man's take with questions on how do we change healthcare... One man's take with questions on how do we change healthcare...

As he calls himself a "Grinder" a surgeon who shows up to take care of the patients...pondering what it would take to change the c...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Cheap HMO Humor... Cheap HMO Humor...

  The Top 10 Signs You've Joined a Cheap HMO 10. Annual breast exam conducted at Hooters. 9. Directions to your doctor's office in...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Discrimination and Health Insurance: Big Brother in the Workplace and Beyond Discrimination and Health Insurance: Big Brother in the Workplace and Beyond

Good points made by this article...if you don't believe this is happening, take a look at this ...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Big Screen TV or Health Care Insurance? Big Screen TV or Health Care Insurance?

Interesting comparison...confusing world today...asks a good question, which is more important...th...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

New training method for Hip surgery New training method for Hip surgery

System similar to a GPS tracking unit...helps with navigation during surgery for plotting incisions...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

FDA approves novel Allograft product FDA approves novel Allograft product

Especially popular for children as the process can avoid the use of long term blood thinking produc...

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Nurses say Cuts Planned at San Leandro Hospital Nurses say Cuts Planned at San Leandro Hospital

This hospital has empty beds...perhaps the issue with not enough services...non-profit not making enough money....but with recent cuts, the...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Hospital uses valets to cure inconvenience Hospital uses valets to cure inconvenience

Many hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange Counties have had valet parking for a few years now...but ...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Aetna Profit Rises 3 Percent Aetna Profit Rises 3 Percent

Cash reserves.....any guess??   Revenue rose 12 percent to $7.1 billion.    BD  NEW YORK (Reuters) Feb 07 - Aetna on Thursday reported a ...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Bush aides defend budget on Hill Bush aides defend budget on Hill

Democrats are vowing to not ignore the "E-Budget" shown on national TV...especially the reductions to Medicare and Medicaid... an...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Remote Deposit Capture Overview for the Paper folks... Remote Deposit Capture Overview for the Paper folks...

A little off the beaten path here, but important...if you have seen the new ATM machines a the banks...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008
 
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