California reverses course, adopts 10% physician Medicaid pay cut ... California reverses course, adopts 10% physician Medicaid pay cut ...

After July 1st, it will be even more difficult to find a physician that takes medicaid in Californi...

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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Insurer finds EMRs won't pay for its doctors ... Insurer finds EMRs won't pay for its doctors ...

Well at least they are not interested in helping contribute any funds in Massachusetts...and the physicians are on their own ticket....but ...

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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Breastcancer Info Breastcancer Info

  

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

HIMMS - Informative and Influential People HIMMS - Informative and Influential People

As I mentioned in a prior post, the air was full of dedicated and influential healthcare participant...

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

Algorithm Algorithm

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

HIMMS 2008 Summary - Getting organized is the trick HIMMS 2008 Summary - Getting organized is the trick

It has taken me a while to get my thoughts together to reflect on the annual convention.  There were...

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

MiCard - Personal Health Record card for travel and the wallet MiCard - Personal Health Record card for travel and the wallet

I ran across their booth at HIMMS and they had just announced their new product...the size of a cre...

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

Medical Economics - Medblogger Medical Economics - Medblogger

Medical Economics has also started a blogging section...occasionally I feature some of their article...

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

TabletKiosk i440D Sahara Tablet Video at HIMMS TabletKiosk i440D Sahara Tablet Video at HIMMS

Nick Harrington from EMR Update was kind enough to give me a few moments here to describe a few of...

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

FDA Needs More Inspectors, Updated Databases, According To FDA Official FDA Needs More Inspectors, Updated Databases, According To FDA Official

I keep reading these stories about the FDA....last time there were top workers without computers and I thought even the low cost Intel Class...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Hospital in Orange probed for medical mix-up Hospital in Orange probed for medical mix-up

3 Wrong Knee surgeries in 2 years....BD  St. Joseph Hospital in Orange is under state investigation for mistakenly doing knee-repair surg...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

GPS-equipped walkers promise to keep elderly patients on track GPS-equipped walkers promise to keep elderly patients on track

Now this is interesting and has some merit...will be interesting to follow this story and see how i...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

FDA Clears Cellsearch™ Circulating Tumor Cell Test For Monitoring Metastatic Prostate Cancer Patients FDA Clears Cellsearch™ Circulating Tumor Cell Test For Monitoring Metastatic Prostate Cancer Patients

Veridex, LLC announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an expanded cle...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

New York City Launches EHR System New York City Launches EHR System

EClinicalWorks will also offer the product for purchase for those who do not qualify to meet the el...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Saturday Night Live: Annuale Saturday Night Live: Annuale

For women on the go...this is funny....BD  Saturday Night Live: Annuale Hat Tip:  Kevin, MD

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Quest to Team up With Google on Medical Records Quest to Team up With Google on Medical Records

One partner has been announced...BD CHICAGO (Reuters) Feb 28 - Quest Diagnostics Inc said on Thursday it will team up with Google Inc to ...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

New Treatment for Heart Arrhythmias New Treatment for Heart Arrhythmias

After 3 procedures his condition was gone...clinical trial in place and the last step before FDA ap...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Microsoft Office 2007 -Rabbits to the Rescue Microsoft Office 2007 -Rabbits to the Rescue

Being that Microsoft Office now is it's own platform, this entertaining video shows how Office can help you manage your small business....

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Europe May Open Airwaves to Drug Firms Europe May Open Airwaves to Drug Firms

Late night television may not be the same in the UK...although the ads will not be exactly the same...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Women Scarred by 'Collagen' From Fake Dr. Women Scarred by 'Collagen' From Fake Dr.

I felt this article needed posting as a warning to all when it comes to botox and who does the proce...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

FDA Approves Wyeth’s Pristiq For Depression FDA Approves Wyeth’s Pristiq For Depression

This is a relief for the drugmaker, which faced repeated setbacks in gaining agency approval and needs to replace revenue that will be lost...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Clinic Reuses Needles, Sparks Hepatitis C Scare Clinic Reuses Needles, Sparks Hepatitis C Scare

Another story on re-used syringes...not needles just the syringe...a similar story was long unfolding in New York, relative to the same sce...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Robotic Fido Makes Grandma Smile Robotic Fido Makes Grandma Smile

Great project, great outcomes at the nursing home....myself I am not ready for a digital dog...yet....

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Friday, February 29, 2008

MDs Cleared of Wrongdoing in Ledger Death MDs Cleared of Wrongdoing in Ledger Death

This article brings up some very good points...every physician you see needs to know what medications you are taking...did he divulge this ...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Bush to tie in CCHIT-certified EHR to the Rollback of the 2008 Medicare Fee Cuts Bush to tie in CCHIT-certified EHR to the Rollback of the 2008 Medicare Fee Cuts

I also post threads at EMR update and one of the members, Dr. Al Borges created a post that I also felt was newsworthy for readers here.......

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Healthcare organizations feeling cyber attacks growing - HIPAA audits may have finally arrived... Healthcare organizations feeling cyber attacks growing - HIPAA audits may have finally arrived...

  Hospitals be ready for a surprise audit ...this comes right on the heals of another post today abo...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Microsoft Cuts Vista Prices to Urge Upgrades Microsoft Cuts Vista Prices to Urge Upgrades

Good news...now the upgrade to Vista becomes a bit more affordable...2 of the features I have found...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Doctors notified of personal data on Web - Health Net Doctors notified of personal data on Web - Health Net

Security breach of the week...major insurer this time ...at the rate we are going here perhaps all ...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Medical mystery solved in slaughterhouse Medical mystery solved in slaughterhouse

Update on the mystery and some real intense forensic investigations to solve the mystery the fumes ...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

UnitedHealth Acquires Sierra Health For $2.6 Bln At $43.50/ Share; To Sell Individual HMO Plans To Humana For $185 Mln UnitedHealth Acquires Sierra Health For $2.6 Bln At $43.50/ Share; To Sell Individual HMO Plans To Humana For $185 Mln

This potential merger has been hanging for a few months in Nevada, so big that the Department of Ju...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

California health insurers boost doctor bonus payments by $10M to $65M California health insurers boost doctor bonus payments by $10M to $65M

Critics are stating the current amounts have not been sufficient enough to adequately encourage participating levels....and the financial i...

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Friday, February 29, 2008

HIMSS 2008 Exhibition and Annual Conference and Blogging Break.... HIMSS 2008 Exhibition and Annual Conference and Blogging Break....

  I will be taking a break from my normal blogging for a few days to attend the HIMMS Conference i...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

BlogTalkRadio - Doctor Anonymous - Dr. A Live 26: Doug Farrago    2-28-2008 at 6:00 PM BlogTalkRadio - Doctor Anonymous - Dr. A Live 26: Doug Farrago 2-28-2008 at 6:00 PM

  The Disruptive Physician.... If you haven't seen his listing on You Tube...well worth checking...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Will you trust your medical information to Google? Will you trust your medical information to Google?

No official HIPAA compliance...check and read what is and what is not policy...read the fine print....

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Friday, February 22, 2008

PSAS -Women Who Can't Stop The Feeling PSAS -Women Who Can't Stop The Feeling

Not even sex can help...not related to raging hormones...men have a similar problem called Priapism...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

2 Girls With Rare 'Mermaid Syndrome' 2 Girls With Rare 'Mermaid Syndrome'

Sad story on the struggle to live with this condition...nobody really wants to be a mermaid...Medic...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Baxter Heparin Shortage Baxter Heparin Shortage

It's official now...Heparin shortage exists...BD   February 21, 2008 (Rockville, MD) – There is now an official shortage of Baxter&#...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Ontario man featured in U.S. health-care debate Ontario man featured in U.S. health-care debate

A story on the health care wait in Canada... now suing for his cost in the US as he had a cancerous brain tumor.....as reported in the past...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

The Truth About Trans Fats The Truth About Trans Fats

Good article that gives the full story....so there is some good to trans fats after all...BD  We&...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Forensic Testing Kit From Applied Biosystems Helps Improve DNA Analysis In Sexual Assault Cases Forensic Testing Kit From Applied Biosystems Helps Improve DNA Analysis In Sexual Assault Cases

I am guessing we might just see something like this on CSI-NY?..... would be nice to the the process...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Genetic Test for Hair Loss Genetic Test for Hair Loss

It is only $149.00 to find out if you will be bald...otherwise you can save your money and wait to ...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

When Flu Shots Fail - Change is in the works When Flu Shots Fail - Change is in the works

" The flu shots given across the country are, for many, proving to be a bust -- only effectiv...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Arizona Center For Education And Research On Therapeutics Launches PDA Version Of QT-Prolonging Drug Lists Arizona Center For Education And Research On Therapeutics Launches PDA Version Of QT-Prolonging Drug Lists

The list includes drugs that contain the risk of inducing serious heart arrhythmias and death .......

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Medical Device Ruling Redraws Lines on Lawsuits Medical Device Ruling Redraws Lines on Lawsuits

This will certainly change the events of current and potential lawsuits...who do you trust...can th...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Paying Patients Test British Health Care System Paying Patients Test British Health Care System

Everything is not free for those who chose seeing a private physician... some pay for an MRI as the wait it considered too long...and the d...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Pfizer Has Its Heart On Its Sleeve Pfizer Has Its Heart On Its Sleeve

Purchasing a drug that has not been FDA approved...but used in Europe, Encysive, used for hypertension...developed by Pfizer researchers.....

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Friday, February 22, 2008

L.A. says Health Net illegally halts insurance L.A. says Health Net illegally halts insurance

Website has been set up by the City Attorney for those to respond to any unfair acts by insurers......

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Friday, February 22, 2008

New funds for development of high tech prosthetic limb New funds for development of high tech prosthetic limb

Update...DARPA continues to work for the bionic prosthetics...BD February 22, 2008 A team led by ...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

GREAT-WEST, the insurer that pays less than Medicaid for an office visit...? GREAT-WEST, the insurer that pays less than Medicaid for an office visit...?

Health care provider paying less than Medicaid?  How could that happen?  This astute healthcare individual did a comparison and this is wha...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Freezing Heart Murmurs Freezing Heart Murmurs

The deep cold can bring a life back to a normal beat through new technology for treating heart mumm...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Study confirms Aprotinin (Trasylol) drug increases cardiac surgery death rate Study confirms Aprotinin (Trasylol) drug increases cardiac surgery death rate

Study information on the use of the drug used for cardiac bypass surgery, which is now off the mark...

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

US FDA Clears Wyeth Hemophilia Treatment US FDA Clears Wyeth Hemophilia Treatment

Hamsters could be the best friend of a hemophiliac....BD  WASHINGTON (Reuters) Feb 21 - U.S. regu...

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Memory loss and thinking problems are becoming less common among older Americans Memory loss and thinking problems are becoming less common among older Americans

Good news here and I have a mother that is standing proof...keeping the mind active and using her c...

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Google to store patients' health records Google to store patients' health records

Testing to begin in Cleveland...being transferred from another software, MyChart..BD  SAN FRANCIS...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Voters Want a President Who Would Back a Health IT Network Voters Want a President Who Would Back a Health IT Network

This was a survey of 1000 residents....more are siding with a national health plan it appears...BD ...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

G-Trainer "anti-gravity" treadmill gets approved by the FDA G-Trainer "anti-gravity" treadmill gets approved by the FDA

Well this could make aerobics a thing of the past and has to be much easier on the body than runnin...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008
 
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