FDA Looks at Wrong Plant in China FDA Looks at Wrong Plant in China

Update in the latest heparin investigation ...FDA went to the wrong place...BD U.S. health officials evaluated the wrong factory when ass...

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Monday, February 18, 2008

Data Captor Recognized With Global Technology Leadership Award Data Captor Recognized With Global Technology Leadership Award

Integration software....works with many of the major EMR systems and translates HL7 information...B...

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Monday, February 18, 2008

Hospitals to pay for mistakes - fewer catheters in the future... Hospitals to pay for mistakes - fewer catheters in the future...

This might mean less catheters for patients in the future as they can trigger infections....as a re...

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Monday, February 18, 2008

Medi-Cal cuts will affect everybody - California Medi-Cal cuts will affect everybody - California

Many physicians do not take Medi-Cal already, so does this tend to even lower the rank and file of physicians who will take Medi-Cal patien...

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Monday, February 18, 2008

FDA-Approved TRC105 Anti-Cancer Agent Developed For Clinical Trials FDA-Approved TRC105 Anti-Cancer Agent Developed For Clinical Trials

A novel anti-angiogenic agent, TRC105 (also known as c-SN6j), developed in the laboratory of Ben K. Seon, PhD, Department of Immunology, Ro...

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Monday, February 18, 2008

A Story that should not exist... makes me angry and sad... A Story that should not exist... makes me angry and sad...

This is a story that make me sad if not outright angry....read on.... Many hospitals offer a wonder...

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Bush Proposes Linking the Medicare Drug Premium to Beneficiaries’ Income Bush Proposes Linking the Medicare Drug Premium to Beneficiaries’ Income

One more "feeble" attempt...and more data mining...fewer than 5% would pay increased premiums...but what about the overpayments t...

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Health Plan Sues Accident Victim to recover Entire settlement recovery - the injured victim will likely get nothing...ERISA at work Health Plan Sues Accident Victim to recover Entire settlement recovery - the injured victim will likely get nothing...ERISA at work

  Wal Mart stated the company had to look out for the overall members of the plan.. in other words n...

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

S.F. businesses preparing for health care law S.F. businesses preparing for health care law

San Francisco still struggling with how to implement the law...various concerns for different indus...

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

New Jersey Senator Indicted for Fraud...the Christmas tree budget New Jersey Senator Indicted for Fraud...the Christmas tree budget

Personal gain with consulting services for a hospital in New Jersey...hospital relations appeared to cross a few borders here..was there a ...

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

OMG! My life belongs to a Medicare HMO!!!... Too Stupid To Die… OMG! My life belongs to a Medicare HMO!!!... Too Stupid To Die…

One person's story of a liver transplant...complicated...no problem with the surgery being appr...

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Abbott Receives FDA Approval For SIMCOR(R) (Niaspan(R) / Simvastatin)Combination Medicine For Comprehensive Cholesterol Management Abbott Receives FDA Approval For SIMCOR(R) (Niaspan(R) / Simvastatin)Combination Medicine For Comprehensive Cholesterol Management

Abbott received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for SIMCOR(R), the first fixed-dose combination of two widely prescribed c...

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Medical insurers Aetna, Cigna agree to pay for online doctor visits Medical insurers Aetna, Cigna agree to pay for online doctor visits

Dr. Richard Frankenstein (love his name) president of the CMA has also given his endorsement to mak...

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Lone Server - Windows Server 2003...getting all washed up... The Lone Server - Windows Server 2003...getting all washed up...

With Server 2008 on the way, this 2003 server is the last one left at Microsoft...video very well d...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Pharmacy Settlements buy Silence Pharmacy Settlements buy Silence

A bit of an ethical question these days with transparency desired by all....BD  She said the loss...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

New York City Health Department Unveils New Official Condom New York City Health Department Unveils New Official Condom

The company also makes surgical gloves...BD  New York City health officials on Wednesday unveiled...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

22,000 died amid delayed Bayer drug recall 22,000 died amid delayed Bayer drug recall

This is huge...lawsuits for this will continue to mount...but why the delay in responding with the ...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Supervisors object to plan to close clinics - Supervisors object to plan to close clinics -

Loss of funding....time for a Facebook page to get donations?  And where will they all go for care...private facilities....BD  A majority...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Tenet Health Care suffers a security breach - Ex Employee Tenet Health Care suffers a security breach - Ex Employee

Luckily it appears the potential theft was small....BD  Tenet Healthcare Corp., meanwhile, sent o...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

What's Hairy and Toothy and Most Likely Benign? What's Hairy and Toothy and Most Likely Benign?

Boy these are ugly...some even grow eyeballs and hands...luckily not too common...good news though ...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

How Spinal Cord Stimulation Works - Relief for chronic back pain How Spinal Cord Stimulation Works - Relief for chronic back pain

There is a trial procedure that is done prior to actual surgical procedures...BD For spinal cord ...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Hearth Rate Monitoring - in the threads... Hearth Rate Monitoring - in the threads...

You can watch your heart rate while you work out...the fabric does all the work...BD  The NuMetre...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

FlexSCAN, Inc. Announces GeneVIEW(TM) -- Free Genetic Testing FlexSCAN, Inc. Announces GeneVIEW(TM) -- Free Genetic Testing

The site uses advertising and pays incentives to those on a point accumulation basis...you do need ...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Sick Victims Deride FEMA's Promises - Toxic Trailers Sick Victims Deride FEMA's Promises - Toxic Trailers

One more strike against Fema....hope it is resolved by summer when the weather gets hot...after hur...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Blue Cross offers incentive for computerized prescription system at hospitals - Massachusetts Blue Cross offers incentive for computerized prescription system at hospitals - Massachusetts

More from Blue Cross....no e-prescribing...loss of compensation...BD  The state's largest medical insurer said yesterday that it will...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Physicians group urges easing of ban on medical marijuana Physicians group urges easing of ban on medical marijuana

One more round....BD  SACRAMENTO -- -- A large and respected association of physicians is calling...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Health plans: All or nothing could be here to stay Health plans: All or nothing could be here to stay

Physicians still fighting this issue...employers driving the contracts as they try to negotiate the best all care agreements for employees....

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Ending Discrimination in Health Insurance - Congressman Dr. Steve Kagan...... Ending Discrimination in Health Insurance - Congressman Dr. Steve Kagan......

More congressional action regarding health care and insurance discrimination...BD  As a physician...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

State Farm Hit With Civil RICO Claim Over Sham Medical Exams State Farm Hit With Civil RICO Claim Over Sham Medical Exams

Here's a physician that can't get paid from another insurance source...treating the victim of an accident...using templated reports ...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Key Democrat urges FDA chief to step down Key Democrat urges FDA chief to step down

Poor leadership or lack of technology?  Past articles have stated they are in desperate need of some new technology...and the FDA sure coul...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Microsoft Renames Its Enterprise Health Care Software - Amalga Microsoft Renames Its Enterprise Health Care Software - Amalga

  Amalga is the name...I for one am glad to hear this one...I never thought I pronounced the other ...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Spokane hospital company cutting 130 jobs after losing $7 million Spokane hospital company cutting 130 jobs after losing $7 million

Some hospitals thrive while others are struggling....BD SPOKANE, Wash. -- A company that owns two Spokane-area hospitals says it lost $7 ...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Hospitalists and Primary Care Physicians: A delicate balance Hospitalists and Primary Care Physicians: A delicate balance

One physician quote:  He tells patients, " The way the insurance is now, I can't afford to ...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

How to collect from patients without scaring them away How to collect from patients without scaring them away

Good article and in another forum where I discuss health care, we were talking about the use of a Kiosk to help the effort...and the recent ...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Rapid Application Development with Facebook Rapid Application Development with Facebook

Now is this a forward thinking hospital CIO ...you bet...I just wish they could clone the CEO and C...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Doctor Anonymous: Estrofest Live TONIGHT Doctor Anonymous: Estrofest Live TONIGHT

Reminder...use the link to the show on this site....BD  Finally, officially, Happy Valentine'...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Intel Client Blog: Could Streaming Applications run faster than traditionally installed? Intel Client Blog: Could Streaming Applications run faster than traditionally installed?

  Hard Hat Area.... Application streaming and virtualization...makes for a good pair...and good code...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Windows Mobile 6 wins Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service Windows Mobile 6 wins Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service

Nice being able to add the devices to group policy...plus you don't need an extra server and th...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Choking Game Has Killed 82, CDC Says Choking Game Has Killed 82, CDC Says

I had not heard of this one...scary...BD  At least 82 youths have died from the so-called "choking game," according to the firs...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Microsoft Invents a Reason to Buy a Tablet - InkSeine Microsoft Invents a Reason to Buy a Tablet - InkSeine

Hot stuff.... Update ....I have posted about this software in the past and I'll be one of the f...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Microsoft seeing Xbox shortages in U.S. Microsoft seeing Xbox shortages in U.S.

Guess the hospitals who are installing these might have to wait, or could it be a rush on X-Boxes f...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Pain for My Valentine? Pain for My Valentine?

Is history repeating itself...well maybe...the processes have changed tremendously...thank goodness...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

New Budget Offers Modest Increase In FDA Funding New Budget Offers Modest Increase In FDA Funding

Hopefully enough to update some of their current technologies...this department above all needs all the help they can get...our lives depen...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Women More Perceptive Than Men In Describing Relationships - Survey Says... Women More Perceptive Than Men In Describing Relationships - Survey Says...

Something we've known all along...sorry couldn't resist this one....BD  Women are better than men in describing their feelings an...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

AMA Commends N.Y. Investigation Of Health Insurers AMA Commends N.Y. Investigation Of Health Insurers

New York also investigating insurers...fears are the companies are playing by their own rules with ...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Future of Office - Sign up for Microsoft Live CRM Early Access- Run a better health care business The Future of Office - Sign up for Microsoft Live CRM Early Access- Run a better health care business

  Software as a Service ...You Bet... Office is now a Platform ...integrates with familiar desktop O...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Patients Hit Out Over Medical Records Blunder Patients Hit Out Over Medical Records Blunder

NHS having issues with disposing paper records....BD  PATIENTS and leading politicians have hit out health bosses over the latest medical...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Intel's WiMAX Segways at Mobile World Congress Intel's WiMAX Segways at Mobile World Congress

Segways are really starting to appear in many places.  Recently I have posted about veterans getting a helping hand with the use of a Segwa...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Relies On Red Hat Solutions For Improved Reliability And Patient Care Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Relies On Red Hat Solutions For Improved Reliability And Patient Care

This hospital really invests in IT Technology at the best value...and in my opinion has a true conceptual view of strategic technologies v...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Eight Southern California hospitals sue Kaiser Eight Southern California hospitals sue Kaiser

Hospitals suing hospitals once more...back in September Tenet hospitals filed suit against Kaiser ...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Brand New Laser Lipo Procedure Makes Its UK Debut Brand New Laser Lipo Procedure Makes Its UK Debut

Not FDA approved yet...sounds very impressive...and results are almost instant...40 minute treatmen...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008
 
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