New Player in Personal DNA Profiling Emphasizes Privacy New Player in Personal DNA Profiling Emphasizes Privacy

This one a little more costly than 2o other services...and according to the article has a better privacy policy, perhaps worth the extra $$...

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Before Code Blue: Who's minding the patient? Before Code Blue: Who's minding the patient?

The article states that this is even more common...nothing happens until code blue is announced, in other words the monitoring of the patie...

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Never sneeze in a surgery Never sneeze in a surgery

No comment required...BD http://youtube.com/watch?v=5kJ-cFe0Cns

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Governor says his medical records were accessed, too Governor says his medical records were accessed, too

Nobody is safe...talk about transparency...where's the HIPAA folks...any recommendations?  Does...

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Monday, April 07, 2008

DRE Medical lets loose compact, PC-based ECG system DRE Medical lets loose compact, PC-based ECG system

The mobile devices are getting small for an EKG....small enough to carry in your pocket...BD  We&#...

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Doctors' Sub-Inflation Pay Awards Are Extremely Disappointing, Says BMA, UK Doctors' Sub-Inflation Pay Awards Are Extremely Disappointing, Says BMA, UK

Well at least they have one coming instead of the 10% looming Medicare cut doctors are looking at here in the US...BD  Doctors are today ...

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Bank Finds Revenue Cycle Partners - Medical claim clearinghouse Bank Finds Revenue Cycle Partners - Medical claim clearinghouse

And the partner is in health care...a claim clearinghouse company ...a little bit of outsourced business intelligence reporting if you wil...

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Human Computer Interaction In The Year 2020 Human Computer Interaction In The Year 2020

Will we eventually lose control of the world around us...watch the video to see some actual instances being tested whereby we gather and le...

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Monday, April 07, 2008

10 Cosmetic Procedures You Should Avoid 10 Cosmetic Procedures You Should Avoid

With new procedures and treatments coming out, good idea to read up...BD  A recent report suggests...

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Alligator blood may put the bite on antibiotic-resistant infections Alligator blood may put the bite on antibiotic-resistant infections

Somewhat gives a new meaning to Gator aide....BD  Despite their reputation for deadly attacks on ...

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Monday, April 07, 2008

HP Bundles CRM Road Maps With New Servers HP Bundles CRM Road Maps With New Servers

Does software sell hardware...HP thinks so...marketing to target the small business with the proper...

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Tamperproof prescriptions Tamperproof prescriptions

Nice...I had no idea that special paper, tamper proof, could have these capabilities...the photocopy capability is amazing with showing &qu...

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Drug makers turning to non profits for cash Drug makers turning to non profits for cash

Venture capital or non profits for R and D...it all spends...BD  In addition to raising venture capital and launching stock offerings, Ma...

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Monday, April 07, 2008

How Many People Are Likely To Die In North Carolina Due To Lack Of Health Coverage How Many People Are Likely To Die In North Carolina Due To Lack Of Health Coverage

North Carolina reporting in for their study on the number of deaths due to lack of insurance..BD Nearly three people die each day in Nort...

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Monday, April 07, 2008

VIVUS Enters Into 30 Million Dollars Funding Collaboration For The Phase 3 Studies Of Avanafil For Erectile Dysfunction VIVUS Enters Into 30 Million Dollars Funding Collaboration For The Phase 3 Studies Of Avanafil For Erectile Dysfunction

Well it appears more work in the ED field...lot of money....BD  VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) announced that it has entered into a $30 million...

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Monday, April 07, 2008

First diagnostic test for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease on the horizon First diagnostic test for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease on the horizon

The company also had blood serum tests to diagnose breast cancer....BD  A new blood test that can...

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Deadly MRSA Superbug Infections And Other Diseases May Be Treated With 'Healing Clays' Deadly MRSA Superbug Infections And Other Diseases May Be Treated With 'Healing Clays'

Mud...hey if it works, I'm all for it....order up one mud bath in the ER....BD  Mud may be co...

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Microsoft Data Center in a box Microsoft Data Center in a box

After having spent many years in the transportation business, this story is somewhat fascinating......

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Caring For Guests At Cheap Lodgings - The Life Of A Hotel Doctor Caring For Guests At Cheap Lodgings - The Life Of A Hotel Doctor

How does a hotel handle the issue when folks from out of town need medical help...interesting story from a physician that does just that......

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Insurance Companies Don't Cover Hearing Aids--Let's Change That Insurance Companies Don't Cover Hearing Aids--Let's Change That

Something that many of us may not be aware of...and this Mom is making an effort to bring this into the realms of health insurance coverage...

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Extreme Makeover: Server Room Edition Extreme Makeover: Server Room Edition

All the tech folks that tune in here can really appreciate this one...a spoof on the television show , except this is a server room...I thin...

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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Indian baby born with two faces doing well, say parents Indian baby born with two faces doing well, say parents

The heads are fused and the pediatrician stated that separation was not possible...."She's fed through one mouth and sucks her thu...

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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Attensa Feed Reader - Resources on the Medical Quack Attensa Feed Reader - Resources on the Medical Quack

This is the feed reader and blog posting tool of my choice and the resource I have chosen this week...

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Sunday, April 06, 2008

The pharmacist will see you now - UK The pharmacist will see you now - UK

We have retail clinics to fill in the gaps but in the UK there's another solution of utilizing ...

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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Microsoft's Savvy Open Source Move Microsoft's Savvy Open Source Move

Many more open source applications are being certified to run on Server 2008 and one big benefit is the virtual operating systems being bak...

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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Street Theatre for Single-Payer Healthcare - New York Street Theatre for Single-Payer Healthcare - New York

New York by far is always the best for the performing arts...new entry with a "street theatre&...

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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Jury awards doctor $4 million in health care lab case Jury awards doctor $4 million in health care lab case

One for the doctor...for sticking to his case...our physicians are still practicing good medicine and he argued the tests could have result...

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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Drug Makers Near an Old Goal: A Legal Shield Drug Makers Near an Old Goal: A Legal Shield

One more slug of court cases for Big Pharma...Judge is rule whether or not any of the lawsuits agai...

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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Coalition Pushes Medical Device ID Coalition Pushes Medical Device ID

Work to establish device ID numbers to reduce the risk of counterfeit products being used..members ...

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Saturday, April 05, 2008

The Evolution Of Mobile Hardware - Health Care and Tablet PCs The Evolution Of Mobile Hardware - Health Care and Tablet PCs

What's working for hospitals with Mobile computing...fairly in depth article that goes over the...

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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Misys to Link with Cardiac Devices Misys to Link with Cardiac Devices

Medical records software company integrating with medical devices... BD Misys Healthcare Systems w...

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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Meet the Pills Meet the Pills

This is a very funny short series... meet your pills... from the Center for Medicine in the public interest...there are a few more videos on...

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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Make Health Courts central to medical reform Make Health Courts central to medical reform

With all the lawsuits in healthcare today, do we need a separate branch of the judicial system to handle healthcare issues only?  This arti...

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Saturday, April 05, 2008

U.S. Health Care Worse by the Decade U.S. Health Care Worse by the Decade

Good article...are the voices of the doctors finally being heard...sure hope so...BD  It turns out their doctors want to move up, too. Th...

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Saturday, April 05, 2008

FDA, 23andMe Respond to Gene-Drug Test Article FDA, 23andMe Respond to Gene-Drug Test Article

"But with genetic testing, it's still early, and we've got a chance to do it right.&qu...

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Friday, April 04, 2008

Pesticides found in wine Pesticides found in wine

This did not make my day by any means...I'm sure we have pesticides in our domestic wine too..b...

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Friday, April 04, 2008

Medicare mandates upgrades at dialysis sites Medicare mandates upgrades at dialysis sites

One area of healthcare that HAS to go with electronic records...from the article it appears to be a...

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Friday, April 04, 2008

$4 Generic Nation: Ralphs, Fred Meyer, QFC Sign On $4 Generic Nation: Ralphs, Fred Meyer, QFC Sign On

Will get the links posted on the site as soon as they are available that go directly to the page without having to navigate the grocery cha...

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Friday, April 04, 2008

Doctor Anonymous Show - Blogtalkradio Doctor Anonymous Show - Blogtalkradio

Last evening, I finally had the opportunity to participate as a listener and the guest speaker was ...

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Friday, April 04, 2008

On Top of Tax Breaks, Nonprofit Hospitals Reap Big Profits On Top of Tax Breaks, Nonprofit Hospitals Reap Big Profits

How are they bringing in the dough?  This article states a decline in charity care to be one area, but I'm sure there's much more b...

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Friday, April 04, 2008

UnitedHealth Tries to Dig Out from Customer Service Problems UnitedHealth Tries to Dig Out from Customer Service Problems

More about the troubled customer services areas of the carrier...I would venture to say this is one "big fix"...being they are fo...

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Friday, April 04, 2008

Congressman's data on stolen laptop Congressman's data on stolen laptop

I'm sure he may get the same plan as everyone else out there, free credit protection for a year...or perhaps this might bring some addi...

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Friday, April 04, 2008

Healthcare In Supermarkets – Dream On Healthcare In Supermarkets – Dream On

This looks to be an All-In-One device... scans, records...blood pressure...images, video exam camera...

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Microsoft HealthVault Solutions Conference Microsoft HealthVault Solutions Conference

Convention for developers and others about creating solutions to work with building on the Health V...

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Lack of Health Insurance Kills Californians Lack of Health Insurance Kills Californians

California now checking in, over the past few weeks, various states have calculated and reported their numbers....BD  SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS...

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

It's My Right, Pregnant Man Tells Oprah It's My Right, Pregnant Man Tells Oprah

The continuing story of the " pregnant man".... changed his gender, kept the working part...

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

What Will Primary Care Look Like in 20 Years? What Will Primary Care Look Like in 20 Years?

I ask the same thing...and it's a good question with many possibilities...BD  We know primary care’s messed up. Docs get paid a lot f...

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Germs in soil find antibiotics tasty Germs in soil find antibiotics tasty

Scientific explanation as to why our soil is not overburdened with drug remnants...and some antibiotics are derived from soil...BD  WASHI...

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

The Speech That Maimed Schering And Merck The Speech That Maimed Schering And Merck

This will only stand to increase the desire for information in the areas of personalized medicine.....

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Vista Service Pack 1 Upgrade on the Sahara Tablet PC Vista Service Pack 1 Upgrade on the Sahara Tablet PC

Just a short note here to advise that I have updated the i440D with Service Pack 1.  The update went...

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

abletFactory Handwriting Recognition EMR Electronic Medical Record Tablet abletFactory Handwriting Recognition EMR Electronic Medical Record Tablet

If you are a small or individual practice and want to get started with an affordable solution and be...

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

TabletKiosk(TM) Ships the GETAC 840XT Full Mil-Spec Tablet PC TabletKiosk(TM) Ships the GETAC 840XT Full Mil-Spec Tablet PC

We all watched at CES earlier this year, the unit being constantly dropped on the floor and it just...

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Saved by the Beat of Her Heart Saved by the Beat of Her Heart

Nice story with the device being able to save her life, versus the alternative of perhaps waiting f...

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Placebo Television #11 Placebo Television #11

"Placebo Television has been described as "The Daily Show of Medicine". This installment discusses Vytorin, the American Coll...

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Bio-Matrix Scientific Group, Inc. Announces It Will Open Two DNA-Genetic Testing Labs Bio-Matrix Scientific Group, Inc. Announces It Will Open Two DNA-Genetic Testing Labs

More labs to test for genetics as personalized medicine continues to grow in momentum..BD Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc (OTCBB: BMSN), ...

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Doctor Anonymous: Dr. A Show Doctor Anonymous: Dr. A Show

Blog Talk Radio....Paul Levy, hospital CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess hospital in Boston is the guest ...

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

The Deadly Risks of Organ Transplants The Deadly Risks of Organ Transplants

No doubt, one big question to ask...and what is the disease inherent with the transplanted organ ha...

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Stanford Researcher Criticizes FDA Plans To Reduce Oversight Of Off-label Drug Use Stanford Researcher Criticizes FDA Plans To Reduce Oversight Of Off-label Drug Use

My next question is, what's going to happen when "personalized medicine" become mainstay with seeing your physician?  Propo...

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Governor Offers Support to HMO Members - California Governor Offers Support to HMO Members - California

But, the California Medical Association opposes the ban as physicians might send entire hospital bi...

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Botox scare as scientists say the toxin may spread in the body Botox scare as scientists say the toxin may spread in the body

New warnings about the use of Botox....BD  The scientists at the Italian National Research Counci...

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

The Hospital Nobody Wants The Hospital Nobody Wants

In Chicago, and now they are trying to give it away...BD  A money-losing hospital in a blue-collar Illinois suburb is closing because the...

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

What does CRM have in Common with EHR/EMRs What does CRM have in Common with EHR/EMRs

A couple weeks ago I attended the CRM (Customer Relations Management - MS Dynamics) launch here in H...

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

GE Healthcare closes Tampa office GE Healthcare closes Tampa office

Restructuring to allow for integration of patient monitoring systems and wireless IT solutions...BD  About 72 people could lose their job...

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Medicine of the Future - DNA Testing for health and recovery... Medicine of the Future - DNA Testing for health and recovery...

There are also offerings to the public called "recreational genetics", whereby one can se...

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Nuance Voicemail to Text Nuance Voicemail to Text

Offered through a wireless carrier... speech recognition through the cell phone... converts your vo...

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Schizophrenic Patients Often Discontinue Medication Due To Restrictive Drug Policies Schizophrenic Patients Often Discontinue Medication Due To Restrictive Drug Policies

Without medication chances of reoccurrences and hospitalization rise.  BD Policies requiring authorization before physicians can prescribe...

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

After Tax Breaks, Big Pharma Lays Off NJ Workers After Tax Breaks, Big Pharma Lays Off NJ Workers

3 major drug companies...even with the incentives created with tax breaks to create job sin New Jersey, but the job cuts are not just limit...

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Microsoft Surface Coming to AT&T Stores to help customers select their cell phone Microsoft Surface Coming to AT&T Stores to help customers select their cell phone

Nice...some will get to see Surface in action...BD  Beginning with 5 stores on April 17th, Micros...

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008
 
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