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 in Orlando, Florida.   If any readers of...

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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 out and we have several of his past vid...

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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...BD  For Google, the pilot is a good ...

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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...could add to RLS, (restless leg syndr...

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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...Medical Mysteries will also feature the story...

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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've just come off several years of he...

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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 run on a Tablet PC too.... watch for th...

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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 see what nature has in mind for you...BD...

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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 effective against about 40 percent of the flu st...

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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 ....and the list contains links to education...

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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 the FDA do the job?  BD  The Supreme Cou...

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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..." If you have information regarding...

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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 the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) at ...

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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 mummers...BD  LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Ivanhoe...

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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 market...BD  The largest study to date of...

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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. regulators on Thursday cleared a new drug to...

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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 computer is a big part of it...BD  Alt...

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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 FRANCISCO - Google Inc. will begin storing the ...

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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  Seventy percent of U.S. voters said ...

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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 running on the ground...D  Alter-G looks to ...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Beef Recall Largest in U.S. History Beef Recall Largest in U.S. History

Where's the beef...well this may not the beef we want...BD  February 19, 2008 — It's the largest beef recall in U.S. history: 143 ...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Century City Doctors Hospital Implement Enterprise-wide Clinical Application in Record Time - Open Vista (VA EHR) Century City Doctors Hospital Implement Enterprise-wide Clinical Application in Record Time - Open Vista (VA EHR)

This is the original Vista EHR from the VA, reworked and revamped to work outside a government facility...BD  ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - (Busin...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

E-MDs EHR recognized by the Academy of Family Physicians.. E-MDs EHR recognized by the Academy of Family Physicians..

Family practice voted in favor over other EHRs in survey...BD  AUSTIN, TX th Today e-MDs, an industry leader in the development and imple...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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...BD  Capsule, the leading independent me...

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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 result of the new Medicare law that will n...

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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 wonderful service for seniors who live alone ...

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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 nothing in view of a tragic accident even...

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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 industries...one restaurant adds it to the ta...

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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 approved, all the action takes place after t...

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Sunday, February 17, 2008
 
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