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....become a millionaire for being a whistle blow...

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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 "just couldn't abide" by t...

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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...well let me tell you it sure is any easy ...

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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 enter your zip code, city, etc. and you ca...

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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 are long waiting lists for those who see ...

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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 carrying a mysterious, deadly bacteria, a...

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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 resources column on the right hand side...scro...

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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. We aim to focus our resources to make l...

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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 thing to be added to a hospital therapy are...

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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 McAleer focused on comfort when he recen...

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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 know it today...BD   The Center for Mi...

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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 Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC), a leading manu...

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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 healthy body parts with unnecessary radiation....

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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....which appears will diminish soon...and he...

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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 site... a site where "anonymous&quo...

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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...the electronic goodies (which some are ver...

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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...students were 3 times more accurate i...

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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 products for a long term basis, according to t...

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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 they don't charge....BD  ESCONDIDO...

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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 you will also see OCR technology being ...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Microsoft offers subscription licensing for small businesses Microsoft offers subscription licensing for small businesses

Sign up starts in March...I am also a Microsoft Partner and can perhaps field some questions as this begins as well....if you are needing t...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Medical Errors: Should you apologize? Medical Errors: Should you apologize?

Good article with some very good points from Medical Economics...also there's another good related article, "Living with your Mist...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

HealthBlog : Mobility, data input, and telephonic solutions for busy clinicians HealthBlog : Mobility, data input, and telephonic solutions for busy clinicians

Nice write up on 2 new technologies...worth checking out.... IQMAX partners with Greenway Medical as shown on the web site...great progra...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Sprint - Family Locator for $9.99 a month Sprint - Family Locator for $9.99 a month

Now we just need to get the parents to learn how to text message...also good for keeping track of seniors and anyone else for that matter w...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

PacifiCare Crackdown - United Health Care PacifiCare Crackdown - United Health Care

Problems continue to frustrate all...references for assistance listed at the bottom of this post..BD PacifiCare is one of California'...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Merck to Pay $650M to Settle Fraud Case Merck to Pay $650M to Settle Fraud Case

Zocoar and Vioxx the subject of the suit...pays well to be a legitimate whistle blower...BD  Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Company wi...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

FDA Takes Action to Stop Marketing of Unapproved Colchicine Injection FDA Takes Action to Stop Marketing of Unapproved Colchicine Injection

Used for the treatment of gout...BD "Until recently, there was 1 manufacturer of unapproved injectable colchicine, and that firm has...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Web Content Management Systems - 2.0 with the Hospital CIO Web Content Management Systems - 2.0 with the Hospital CIO

Not too long ago I posted an article about how helpful and really necessary it is to have a health care CIO involved in technology and rece...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Two Restaurant Clarifies Health Care Surcharge on Diner's tab Two Restaurant Clarifies Health Care Surcharge on Diner's tab

If you dine in this restaurant in San Francisco, be prepared to have a surcharge added to you bill so it can help cover the cost of employe...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

NHS closes its doors to foreign doctors - United Kingdom NHS closes its doors to foreign doctors - United Kingdom

Last year many UK trained physicians were denied posts...BD  Doctors from India, South Africa and other Commonwealth countries are to be ...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Enact nonprofit health care for all Enact nonprofit health care for all

"Think of your state as a large HMO under local management."   one American-Canadian compares the 2 systems in this post...BD  ...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Wal-Mart Teams With Local Hospitals to Open Clinics Wal-Mart Teams With Local Hospitals to Open Clinics

A new approach after the failed attempt with the last vendor...might be a better approach with working with local hospitals...BD  After ge...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Electronic Personal Health Record For Hypertension Study to begin Electronic Personal Health Record For Hypertension Study to begin

New study with participants supplied the devices and computers if needed to qualify results and determine how effective using a PHR is with...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Surgeonsblog Speaking on Dr. Anonymous tonight.. Surgeonsblog Speaking on Dr. Anonymous tonight..

We have added his link to the blog roll...link on the right hand side of this page to the forum..BD As previously announced, I'll be o...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Israeli pilots could fly high on anti-impotence pill Israeli pilots could fly high on anti-impotence pill

Interesting study...Cialis having the potential of being prescribed for pilots?  BD  JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A drug used to treat erectile ...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

FDA Approves CytoCore's SoftPAP(TM) Cervical Cell Collector FDA Approves CytoCore's SoftPAP(TM) Cervical Cell Collector

A better pap smear in the works...hopefully will address less false-negatives...BD  CytoCore Inc. (OTCBB:CYOE), the biopharmaceutical res...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Medtronic Receives U.S. FDA Approval for New Neurostimulator with Innovative Patient Programmer Medtronic Receives U.S. FDA Approval for New Neurostimulator with Innovative Patient Programmer

The difference here is the ability of the patient to make the adjustments versus the physician in the past being the only one to adjust...i...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

U.S. FDA Looks for 'Boots on the Ground' in China U.S. FDA Looks for 'Boots on the Ground' in China

Great idea as it is hard to monitor from a distance, and with more pharmaceutical companies moving and creating factories in China for produ...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

DEA Readies Proposed Rule for E-Rx DEA Readies Proposed Rule for E-Rx

The big stumbling block for E-Prescribing....the DEA and their paper methodologies...I believe that a data tracking mechanism would be much...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Medical Benefits from Smart Holograms Medical Benefits from Smart Holograms

The most valuable part is to have an immediate visual as things change...BD Holography is a form of photography that allows an image to b...

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Hospital reaps healthy returns from wireless Hospital reaps healthy returns from wireless

Swedish Medical Center is reaping some health returns on their technology investments...not only computers but other additional wireless de...

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Cigna Net Rises 13 Percent; Shares Rise on Forecast Cigna Net Rises 13 Percent; Shares Rise on Forecast

Wonder what the cash reserves amount to?  BD  Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Cigna Corp., the U.S. insurer that specializes in employer-sponsored ...

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Aerotel’s GeoSkeeper lets everyone know precisely where you’ve fallen and can’t get up Aerotel’s GeoSkeeper lets everyone know precisely where you’ve fallen and can’t get up

  Visit the web site for other products as well that connect to the web for monitoring blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.  Professional produ...

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Tattoos may be tomorrow's vaccines Tattoos may be tomorrow's vaccines

Wonder if you get to choose your own design...wouldn't want to go through life with the Pfizer logo the rest of my life....BD German ...

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

FDA fines Red Cross another $4.6 million FDA fines Red Cross another $4.6 million

Even the Red Cross can be fined by the FDA for not meeting standards for safety and quality...BD  WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administ...

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Removing clot aids heart attack recovery - vacuum procedure Removing clot aids heart attack recovery - vacuum procedure

Vacuuming procedure being tested and having some good results...BD  NEW YORK - New research suggests that more people survive major heart...

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

U.S. FDA approval of generic Fosamax U.S. FDA approval of generic Fosamax

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Fosamax (alendronate sodium tablets), used to treat osteo...

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Health Net Profit Rise 46 % , but Forecast Is Weak Health Net Profit Rise 46 % , but Forecast Is Weak

Wonder how many billions are in the cash reserves?  Any guess...?  Where did the profits come from, Medicare...not the private and employer...

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Deaths partially halt diabetes study Deaths partially halt diabetes study

Study doesn't seem to offer much of a beneficial result as if you do have a heart attack under the treatment, you have a stronger chance...

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Gartner's Business Intelligence Top Ranking -- Microsoft Business Intelligence Gartner's Business Intelligence Top Ranking -- Microsoft Business Intelligence

With web 2.0 and other complicated data structure issues entering in to today's market place, it is almost impossible to not have some ...

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008