Former Children’s Hospital doc hit with 4th suit alleging sexual abuse Former Children’s Hospital doc hit with 4th suit alleging sexual abuse

Not good...will be another story to follow...BD A noted former Hub pediatrician once featured on the Oprah Winfrey show was accused yeste...

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Aetna closes $1.5 billion financing deal Aetna closes $1.5 billion financing deal

Health insurer Aetna Inc. said Tuesday it closed a financing deal for $1.5 billion in credit with 21 domestic and foreign financial institu...

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Inexpensive Blood Pressure Drugs Fight Heart Disease Inexpensive Blood Pressure Drugs Fight Heart Disease

Study was stopped early as the results were so much better than anticipated..inexpensive blood pres...

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Restless Nurse Syndrome, An Integrated Viral Advertising Campaign Restless Nurse Syndrome, An Integrated Viral Advertising Campaign

....it also promotes the cure for RNS, the imaginary drug Lacidem taken in conjunction with a 13-we...

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Healthcare IT Innovators MTBC & Practice Fusion Integrate 5% Medical Billing & Free On-Demand EMR Healthcare IT Innovators MTBC & Practice Fusion Integrate 5% Medical Billing & Free On-Demand EMR

This is interesting since MTBC has their own EMR and are now partnering with Practice Fusion, a fre...

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Riverside County Regional Medical Center Selects Surado CRM Riverside County Regional Medical Center Selects Surado CRM

One more hospital invests in CRM and Business Intelligence software...hard to do all of this manual...

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

One man's story: When an autistic child grows up One man's story: When an autistic child grows up

Good story about an adult living with autism....BD  CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (CNN) -- When meeting Jeff Donohoo, it's not immediately ...

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Pay Per View Funerals.... Pay Per View Funerals....

Good idea, but I think this should be a charity event...not something you need to pay for...has the...

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The 5 Biggest Mistakes of EHR Implementation The 5 Biggest Mistakes of EHR Implementation

Good lengthy article about how to transition the office or medical center...things are much more co...

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

SQL Server 2008: What's New SQL Server 2008: What's New

Hard Hat Area:  Summary of what is new with SQL Server 2008... notice the reference made to the new...

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Doctors Lobby Against Medicare Payment Cuts Doctors Lobby Against Medicare Payment Cuts

Only 3 groups outspent the AMA with lobbying last year...Big Pharma right up at the top of the list..and this is a big issue this year...Ju...

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Lotrel, A Single Pill Combination For Treating High Blood Pressure Lotrel, A Single Pill Combination For Treating High Blood Pressure

Study is showing promise in reducing cardiovascular events by 20% with high risk patients..BD  Interim results from the ACCOMPLISH (Avoidi...

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Hot Sauce Numbs Knee Pain Hot Sauce Numbs Knee Pain

Hot Sauce, on the new frontier for pain relief...the nerves become overwhelmed and shut down...thus...

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Pinhole-Glasses - Help Improve your vision inexpensively Pinhole-Glasses - Help Improve your vision inexpensively

Something worth a try and looking at...for $19.95 a pair it's definitely worth a try...and they ...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

FDA Seeks Civil Penalties From Calif. Device Maker - Advanced Bionics FDA Seeks Civil Penalties From Calif. Device Maker - Advanced Bionics

The issue goes back to hearing aides shipped in 2005 and 2006...failure to notify of potential risks appears to be the case...BD  The U.S...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Doctors support universal health care: survey Doctors support universal health care: survey

59%...up ten percent from the year 2002..more feel the for profit fragmented system obstructs more ...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Windows Vista SP1 Toilet Paper - It's really available now Windows Vista SP1 Toilet Paper - It's really available now

This was just too funny not to post...in Japan of course...BD  The Japanese are simply hyping Vis...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

In Defense of the Electronic Medical Records Developer/Vendor In Defense of the Electronic Medical Records Developer/Vendor

This is something I have been wanting to write about for a while and today's the day to finally ...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Riding the Hospitalist Boom to an IPO Riding the Hospitalist Boom to an IPO

Good video explaining the role of today's hospitalist....and the study states this business is fragmented to a degree, just like the re...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

New Internet ID Card Prevents Online Fraud New Internet ID Card Prevents Online Fraud

Look for this to be out as soon as this summer.  With the recent post about how easy it is for a ha...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

State ignores law requiring annual Medi-Cal payment studies - California State ignores law requiring annual Medi-Cal payment studies - California

Does the State get to ignore or bypass the law....California Medical Association doesn't think this is the case....potential lawsuit in...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Vytorin Pain May Be Abbott's Gain Vytorin Pain May Be Abbott's Gain

Will Abbott Labs be successful with a combination drug?  BD  What’s bad for Merck and Schering-Plough may be good for Abbott Laboratories...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

German hackers threaten to publish Merkel's fingerprints German hackers threaten to publish Merkel's fingerprints

Not all folks around the world are supportive of new biometric capabilities...German passports require a biometric chip to identify an indi...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Celebrate National Doctors' Day Celebrate National Doctors' Day

Every year, March 30th is National Doctor's Day...yes they do have a day of their own!  Say tha...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Hawaii's Largest Insurer, HMSA, Plans Rate Hike Hawaii's Largest Insurer, HMSA, Plans Rate Hike

12.8 percent increase....how will the employers continue to afford the increases and provide benefit...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Tapping Into the Code of Life With Science - Some of this is here today...not science fiction...medical technology is on the rise... Tapping Into the Code of Life With Science - Some of this is here today...not science fiction...medical technology is on the rise...

There are folks walking around with bladders that have been created through this process and it is ...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Big Insurers Pay for Online Doctor Visits Big Insurers Pay for Online Doctor Visits

With a plan such as RelayHealth, that has the potential to integrate with Electronic Medical Record...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Allergan and J&J Pump Up Weight-Loss Surgery Allergan and J&J Pump Up Weight-Loss Surgery

Gastric banding...have reported on this in the past...is it safer overall than a complete gastric b...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Researchers identify a gene responsible for Lou Gehrig's disease Researchers identify a gene responsible for Lou Gehrig's disease

Hope on the horizon with more genetic information available...BD  A team of Canadian and French researchers has identified a novel gene re...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Lost in the labyrinth - Massachusetts Insurance law... Lost in the labyrinth - Massachusetts Insurance law...

Some are not re-enrolling in the Massachusetts health plan...are they criminals?  How do you get blood from a turnip?  BD  "So far, ...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

How reliable are defibrillators - they can keep going after you are gone... How reliable are defibrillators - they can keep going after you are gone...

After the patient passed away, the defibrillator just kept on going...a magnet was needed to disarm...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

'It's a bad therapy, but it's all we've got' 'It's a bad therapy, but it's all we've got'

Physician wishing there were better alternatives to treat adult sickle cell disease...BD  "I challenge you to find any one of my pati...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Is an HSA worth it? Is an HSA worth it?

A blog from a 25 year old debtor who makes way too much money to be in this much debt...asks the qu...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Britons get stressed without mobile phones: survey Britons get stressed without mobile phones: survey

Now we have a new source of stress.... could apply to us in the US as well...BD  Over half of Britons feel anxious when they lose their ...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Some Total Body-brand products recalled Some Total Body-brand products recalled

Web page has a listing of the products affected...BD  The FDA said the recall involves Total Bod...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Quotes from Schering-Plough's CafePharma message board Quotes from Schering-Plough's CafePharma message board

  What do Schering and Spitzer have in common? Both had high-priced whores who turned on them in the end. Almost every single key opinion le...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

U.S. Health System Should Not Rely On Employer- Opinion U.S. Health System Should Not Rely On Employer- Opinion

He makes a good point...will the employees still be there to reap any benefits or will they have moved on to another company?  BD  Accordi...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

First Unionized Hospital In Texas - Houston RNs Vote To Join Nation's Largest RN Organization First Unionized Hospital In Texas - Houston RNs Vote To Join Nation's Largest RN Organization

We all know how strong the representation is with the California Nurses Association...appears Texas is working toward the same...BD  In a...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Joint Statement On FDA Investigation Of Singulair From The AAAAI And ACAAI Joint Statement On FDA Investigation Of Singulair From The AAAAI And ACAAI

These 2 groups state there is not substantial data that links suicide with the use of Singulair...BD  Leadership from the American Academy...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Toshiba Receives FDA Clearance For Two CT Clinical Applications Toshiba Receives FDA Clearance For Two CT Clinical Applications

In one instance, one scan can be done instead of 2 separate procedures...software available for purchase for both...BD  Toshiba America Me...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

When Egg Donors Have Genetic Disease When Egg Donors Have Genetic Disease

Good questions arise...if the eggs have genetic diseases...something that we can now track that was...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Selling the bitter EMR pill (HIMSS meeting) ...IT and IS, CIOs and CEOs...Quit Chopping Trees to find the answer... Selling the bitter EMR pill (HIMSS meeting) ...IT and IS, CIOs and CEOs...Quit Chopping Trees to find the answer...

This is one of my absolute pet peeves to discuss...there are tons of articles about getting physicia...

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Doctor and the Rep The Doctor and the Rep

Cute Video...what if some of the roles were reversed?  BD  http://youtube.com/watch?v=Bqk4CEYdxgA&feature=related

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Future of personal health care - Concept by Microsoft Future of personal health care - Concept by Microsoft

A couple weeks ago I posted some pictures and now here's the video showing Microsoft's conce...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Cancer patient has PSP stolen en route to chemotherapy treatment Cancer patient has PSP stolen en route to chemotherapy treatment

Disgusting...but the police department bought him a new unit and they got his medical records too....BD  There's depressing gaming s...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

LA County negotiating to reopen Martin Luther King Hospital LA County negotiating to reopen Martin Luther King Hospital

But they would only have enough staff to care for 77 patients...BD  LOS ANGELES—County officials are negotiating with a small hospital to...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Medical Quack - Blog Radio - Dr. Anonymous The Medical Quack - Blog Radio - Dr. Anonymous

Each week I am trying to focus and bring attention to the resources on this page in the right hand c...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

'A Race to the Starting Line': Diagnosing What's Holding Biotechnology Back 'A Race to the Starting Line': Diagnosing What's Holding Biotechnology Back

As the article states, it is more of an understanding now instead of hit and miss diagnosis based o...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Personalized Medicine...Big Pharma Business Models Restructure Personalized Medicine...Big Pharma Business Models Restructure

Companies like Genentech are already working in this direction, especially with genetic research re...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Will sinus surgery work? Will sinus surgery work?

One woman's story on sinus surgery...how a new procedure has changed much of the methodology...painless....compared to routine sinus pr...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

SmartCase, Inc. - Medical Information Management - Software as a Service for Legal Cases for referencing specific medical records SmartCase, Inc. - Medical Information Management - Software as a Service for Legal Cases for referencing specific medical records

New software to allow the legal profession to review and share medical records relative to a trial ...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Israel courts medical tourists Israel courts medical tourists

Israel is also a world leader in many types of technology and medical technology is no different......

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Area Kaiser patients less satisfied than many at other hospitals Area Kaiser patients less satisfied than many at other hospitals

In southern California Hoag Hospital in Orange county was rated the highest and Kaiser at the othe...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Weird Hospital - Los Angeles Weird Hospital - Los Angeles

Finally decided to have a civil service exam for the 6 candidates...basically a charity position th...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Patients rate local hospitals Patients rate local hospitals

Find your local hospital in the data base... Site is located here ..." This tool provides you...

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Friday, March 28, 2008
 
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