Patient upset that drug use was on his medical record Patient upset that drug use was on his medical record

Tough and touchy question posed by this internist..worth reading the entire article...the last line says it all....BD I am an internist. ...

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Saturday, March 08, 2008

LinkedIn Tools: Outlook Toolbar LinkedIn Tools: Outlook Toolbar

Like many others, I have joined the network, but I am slow to add folks as of yet...but the best part of this whole LinkedIn site is the ad...

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Saturday, March 08, 2008

McCain's Positions Put Him at Odds with Physician Readers McCain's Positions Put Him at Odds with Physician Readers

  Whoops.... he's not winning any votes from the physicians...and what the physicians said in the their response makes sense...BD  In ...

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Saturday, March 08, 2008

CureHunter - Evidence Based Medicine in Real Clinical Time CureHunter - Evidence Based Medicine in Real Clinical Time

  CureHunter search engine goes beyond regular dictionaries by ... CureHunter can read the entire US National Library of Medicine Medline...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Helping Around the House Gets Men Sex Helping Around the House Gets Men Sex

Ok, couldn't resist this one....the male gender might want to listen up here...what do you have to lose...so what if you are a big corp...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Old Habits Die hard....Windows Mobile and Paper Business cards Old Habits Die hard....Windows Mobile and Paper Business cards

Last week I attended the HIMMS convention in Orlando and used my tablet PC to maximize my coverage and information at hand, but one other it...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Will your plumber and repair technician soon be carrying Tablet PCs? Will your plumber and repair technician soon be carrying Tablet PCs?

When I read this story I couldn't help but think back to the post from Dr. Crounse at Microsoft about the plumber who showed up with a...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Microsoft partners cozy up on interoperability Microsoft partners cozy up on interoperability

The Microsoft HealthVault comes right to mind here....good spot for developers to check out...and Office Live Workspaces.... BD  Micros...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Pilots complain of laser attacks Pilots complain of laser attacks

A little off topic here...but this could be the Stealth aircraft doing a nice little light show up there as they are invisible until they w...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

California's Department of Managed Health Care.. California's Department of Managed Health Care..

A small department continues to grow...and enforce...where does the fine money go and are the fines having a positive effect for better hea...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Telling patients you dropped their health plan Telling patients you dropped their health plan

Good advice from Medical Economics...don't wait until the denied claim arise...and forwarding records is a whole lot easier with electr...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Use marketing to draw in more patients Use marketing to draw in more patients

Good article from Medical Economics on how to market a practice to draw the patients you want to provide services for....there are many ave...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Why my cash-only practice failed - The author and her partner bet that patients would pay out of pocket for extra service. They were wrong.... Why my cash-only practice failed - The author and her partner bet that patients would pay out of pocket for extra service. They were wrong....

Undercoding and trying to help the patient save money..BD After 40 months of working without an income or benefits, my partner came to he...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Physicians' Prescription: Scrap Medicare Private Insurance Plans Physicians' Prescription: Scrap Medicare Private Insurance Plans

Once more we are back to "who's going to pay the bill"....Newt Gingrich was correct several years ago when he commented about...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Lack Of Public Toilets Devastating Lives, UK Lack Of Public Toilets Devastating Lives, UK

Why is this happening?  Lack of personnel to attend and clean... an effort to save money? Will the future be "bring your own toilet&qu...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

'Iceman' Continues to Baffle Doctors 'Iceman' Continues to Baffle Doctors

Interesting story...he doesn't have frostbite and runs in the snow in a pair of shorts...BD  It's a bitterly cold winter day and ...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

AjaxWindows- A Web Based Operating System AjaxWindows- A Web Based Operating System

New development in operating systems...one that is totally web based and by use of virtual technology... choose your operating system ...I u...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Fear About Expanded Department of Justice Probe Weighs on Orthopedists Fear About Expanded Department of Justice Probe Weighs on Orthopedists

Stryker, who we all know for the knee replacements testified last week before Congress...about their continued relationships with patients....

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Friday, March 07, 2008

How Docs Tell Patients They're Dying How Docs Tell Patients They're Dying

Recently released "The Bucket List" movie also addresses the issue...maybe not in the same arena as your average patient...but it...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

MIView - Open Source (free) Medical Image Viewer MIView - Open Source (free) Medical Image Viewer

Worth a look, especially since it is free...you need a powerful enough processor(s) and at least 1 G of ram to use the software ...and a go...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Physician House Calls Make Comeback Physician House Calls Make Comeback

And the point here is for the insurance companies to make "house calls" profitable...Good mention of Dr. Parkinson, which you can...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Google is well positioned to enter the personal health record market Google is well positioned to enter the personal health record market

Good article about Google and personal health records and I agree, they are positioned well to make a huge entry in to this market, especial...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Transgender Exec: From Michael to Megan at Microsoft Transgender Exec: From Michael to Megan at Microsoft

Gives a new meaning to Mother's day for the kids...but gosh he looked so much better before in my opinion...but folks do what the need ...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Government Concedes Vaccine Case Government Concedes Vaccine Case

Autism and vaccines...thimerosal, a mercury based preservative at the core of the discussion..BD Government health officials have conce...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Paradoxical Frog's Leap Forward For Diabetes Paradoxical Frog's Leap Forward For Diabetes

More research ongoing...perhaps the frog farms of the future...BD  Skin secretions from South America's Paradoxical frog could be use...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Type 2 Diabetes May Be Caused By Intestinal Dysfunction Type 2 Diabetes May Be Caused By Intestinal Dysfunction

Scientific evidence that gastrointestinal bypass operations can cause some types of diabetes to go into remission...suggesting those even w...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Bar-coded surgical sponges to increase patient safety Bar-coded surgical sponges to increase patient safety

At the end of surgery the system will let the surgeon know if there are any not accounted for each each sponge has their own code.....I lik...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Last Chance To Change Medicare Health Plans Before Lock-In On April 1, USA Last Chance To Change Medicare Health Plans Before Lock-In On April 1, USA

People with Medicare have one last chance to change their Medicare health plan before they are locked into their plans for the rest of the c...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Employers Pick Workers' Pockets on Health Insurance Employers Pick Workers' Pockets on Health Insurance

According to the article, much of the premium money goes towards items not even related to health care, such as marketing and sales...BD ...

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

More FBI privacy violations confirmed More FBI privacy violations confirmed

Why is this story here...some of this information is relative to health care data bases... but on the other side of the coin they forgot to...

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

What's Being read at the "Medical Quack" Today What's Being read at the "Medical Quack" Today

Among the resource column on the right hand side, there's also a map tool whereby you can select and see what topics are being read toda...

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

No More Clipboard unveils medical-records compiler No More Clipboard unveils medical-records compiler

A new partner for the Microsoft Health Vault... and plans to partner with Google...I can see this being of value to a physician to import me...

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Retiree couple needs $225K for medical - $102k for an Individual Retiree couple needs $225K for medical - $102k for an Individual

Thinking about retiring...new study shows how much you may need as a nest egg to afford health care and maintain a similar standard of livi...

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Heroes are Born Series...Get to know your IT Support folks...they really are not the folks ready for the "funny farm".... Heroes are Born Series...Get to know your IT Support folks...they really are not the folks ready for the "funny farm"....

This comic strip drew my attention here as is relates to IT technology and some of the misunderstandings in today's world...It drives ho...

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Breath Test for Diabetes Breath Test for Diabetes

Still 5-10 years away, but hope for diabetics in checking their blood sugar levels without the painful needles...BD  Fourteen-year-old Ro...

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Shackles and Skulls Reveal Sinister Past Shackles and Skulls Reveal Sinister Past

A horrible story about a children's care center being the source of child abuse...BD Until last month, the British Channel Island of ...

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Home Remedies for Head-to-Toe Health Home Remedies for Head-to-Toe Health

  Doctor-approved Home remedies ...headaches, back pain, and more...some of these might be worth a look....bad breath is one that caught my ...

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Military health IT execs cite progress, caveats Military health IT execs cite progress, caveats

Interesting comments from the Department of Defense, who had a large booth at the HIMMS conference this year.  Just from my own point of vi...

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Survey Of Physicians Finds That They Need More Sleep Survey Of Physicians Finds That They Need More Sleep

Patients are not the only ones who need more sleep...BD  In a new survey, physicians report they are not getting the sleep they need to f...

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

UMPC Tablets from TabletKiosk - EO Sale UMPC Tablets from TabletKiosk - EO Sale

I use and carry this exact unit....performs well and this might be a good opportunity to begin exploring mobility with the EO...a while bac...

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Bristol-Myers CFO Leaves Bristol-Myers CFO Leaves

It's getting tougher these days to be a CEO or CFO in health care...BD Andy Bonfield is leaving the drugmaker to seek unspecified ‘ne...

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

CMS Estimates Medicare Physician Payment Cuts, Outlines Cost-Containment Steps CMS Estimates Medicare Physician Payment Cuts, Outlines Cost-Containment Steps

The debate continues and everyone is watching to see what Congress will do...BD CMS estimates that Medicare payments to physicians will dec...

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Microsoft preps StartKey: A ‘Windows companion’ on a USB stick Microsoft preps StartKey: A ‘Windows companion’ on a USB stick

Good move for Microsoft with the portable USB flash drive devices...I have used one for quite a while and to be able to carry my "Live...

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Baxter points to China in drug probe Baxter points to China in drug probe

Update...BD  Baxter says that means the problems may have originated with Chinese suppliers of heparin's main ingredient, derived fro...

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Men have a harder time forgiving than women do Men have a harder time forgiving than women do

I knew this one all along...BD  Men have a harder time forgiving than women do, according to Case Western Reserve University psychologist...

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Pricey pills work better even if they're fake Pricey pills work better even if they're fake

Gosh if the fake pain killers are this good, who needs the real thing...interesting study on pain killers and placebos...obviously the stud...

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Microsoft Offers Free Web-Based Office Extension - Software as a Service Microsoft Offers Free Web-Based Office Extension - Software as a Service

I just have one word to describe this service.... Awesome.... worth checking out....so far the cloud is working well.....and I am still lea...

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008