Want a new hospital? Well sell the airport! Want a new hospital? Well sell the airport!

That's one way to get a new hospital....BD  Money raised by the Queensland Government's sale of Cairns and Mackay airports and th...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

ATM for Prescriptions ATM for Prescriptions

The perfect companion for E-Prescribing...just add the machine to your computer network and you are set!  Is this the way of the future?  B...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

WellPoint opening Anthem office in China WellPoint opening Anthem office in China

WellPoint opens up in Shanghai, under the name of WPMI with 40 employees initially...earlier WellPo...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Robot Revolution May Finally Be Here The Robot Revolution May Finally Be Here

Health Care is indeed a big area for robots, there's Robo Doc and several hospitals use robots ...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Health Canada looking for firm to grow its medical marijuana Health Canada looking for firm to grow its medical marijuana

Do you know how to grow pot?  Canada is looking to put the project out to bid... so it can be bought...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

One in Every 20 Healthcare Workers Is MRSA Carrier One in Every 20 Healthcare Workers Is MRSA Carrier

Good article...being it is carried in our nasal passages, screening is helpful, but will have some misses...BD  But the vast majority is ...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Linux integration components for Hyper-V RC now available Linux integration components for Hyper-V RC now available

  Hard Hat Area:   Server 2008 - hosting Linux on a virtual....BD  The virtualization team is plea...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Siemens and Draegerwerk at odds... Siemens and Draegerwerk at odds...

Differences based around medical technology... but nobody is buying yet..BD  April 15 (Bloomberg) -- Siemens AG, Europe's biggest eng...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

FDA sees possible fraud behind tainted heparin FDA sees possible fraud behind tainted heparin

In the search to keep prices down and maintain market place, this article addresses the cold soberi...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

In survival mode, Genta hunts for funds In survival mode, Genta hunts for funds

Without FDA approval the biotech company has been looking for additional funding as well has having...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Testosterone predicts profits on trading floors Testosterone predicts profits on trading floors

This may give answers to both irrational and rational behavior...of course levels may be higher on ...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

WellPoint developing drug safety monitoring system WellPoint developing drug safety monitoring system

WellPoint thinks they can do a faster and better job than the FDA to uncover potential health risks...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Schering-Plough Exec To Merck Exec: ‘F… Off’ Schering-Plough Exec To Merck Exec: ‘F… Off’

Something to think about when composing and sending an email, it could become public at any given time, even viewed by Congress...this rela...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Organon Allegedly Covered Up Raplon Side Effects Organon Allegedly Covered Up Raplon Side Effects

Did the drug company not fully disclose the potential side effects...and was the less expensive gen...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

FDA to Open China Office This Year FDA to Open China Office This Year

They also plan to open offices in India as well...but then there is this article stating the FDA do...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Citing Ethics, Some Doctors Are Rejecting Industry Pay Citing Ethics, Some Doctors Are Rejecting Industry Pay

Bloggers accredited to bringing some of the individuals to light...with today's age of transparency there no secrets out there...BD  W...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tenet Healthcare to sell USC University Hospital Tenet Healthcare to sell USC University Hospital

It sounds like the lawsuit filed to terminate relations with Tenet has worked..BD  NEW YORK (AP) - Analysts agreed Tuesday that Tenet Hea...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Blood Pressure Lowered By Statins Blood Pressure Lowered By Statins

Overall the study states it takes about 6 months to see significant results..BD A large, randomized drug trial has shown for the first tim...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

On the Retail Frontier - DNA - for the Person Who Has Everything On the Retail Frontier - DNA - for the Person Who Has Everything

An article about Navigenics , a California company that recently started selling genetic scans, and...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

More Staff Training Could Reduce Data Breaches More Staff Training Could Reduce Data Breaches

Something I could not agree on more...take all the training you can get with any EMR/EHR system....training is half the battle.  BD  Last...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Wine may protect against dementia Wine may protect against dementia

One more study with favorable aspects to drinking wine....will help in both short term and long ter...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Siemens Is The Technology And Market Leader For Connectors Associated With The Electronic Health Card Siemens Is The Technology And Market Leader For Connectors Associated With The Electronic Health Card

"CardOS is a flexible platform for customized smart card-enabled solutions, tailored to the ind...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Microsoft to open Apple-like retail shops Microsoft to open Apple-like retail shops

Still a rumor at present, but it would make sense as the electronic retailers continue to see hardware purchases moving to the web and a so...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Hospital ERs join patient record-sharing network Hospital ERs join patient record-sharing network

The system is not available for all medical records, but the ER departments took in in their own hands and set up sharing for the 2 ER room...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Malt-O-Meal Recalled Cereal Salmonellosis Link Malt-O-Meal Recalled Cereal Salmonellosis Link

Quite a long long list and worth checking out if you purchased any of the potentially affected prod...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Is Health Care Married to the Mob? Is Health Care Married to the Mob?

Interesting opinion piece here that compares insurers to a "mob" type of business...BD   Still, an opinion piece by crime novel...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

HIMSS Readies its Virtual Conference HIMSS Readies its Virtual Conference

Virtual conferences are making their way in to real time conventions on the web.  I attended the conference in February, but with current e...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

United has dropped some doctors in retainer practices ... United has dropped some doctors in retainer practices ...

Insurer does not care for the boutique or concierge approach to medicine being practiced by physicians...going along with Medicare practic...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Should hospitals mystery shop?  This one does... Should hospitals mystery shop? This one does...

Good post on how the program is working...from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston ...(Running a Hospital).... BD  A year ago, ...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Biomarkers allow doctors to match therapy to patient Biomarkers allow doctors to match therapy to patient

In short, better cancer treatment with matching treatment plan for the patient, and the ability to ...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

LaVoie Group Adds Interleukin Genetics LaVoie Group Adds Interleukin Genetics

One more company entering the area of personalized medicine...research on clinical and biomarker st...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Co-Payments Go Way Up for Drugs With High Prices Co-Payments Go Way Up for Drugs With High Prices

Drugs for cancer and other diseases where there are no generics especially hit hard as insurers cha...

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Guitarist Keith Richards - Being A Medical Marvel Guitarist Keith Richards - Being A Medical Marvel

His body is in demand when he passes away....he states he cured himself from Hepatitis C...I guess a...

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Surgical Cure for Diabetes? A Surgical Cure for Diabetes?

The procedure involves removing a portion of the small intestine...and then reattach the rest...stu...

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

MIT Media Lab's latest robot MIT Media Lab's latest robot

Personal robots that talk and blink their eyes...this posted here as it's just something not to be missed...freaky...from MIT...not rea...

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Could your next anesthesiologist be a Robot? Could your next anesthesiologist be a Robot?

This is being tested currently in France...the system administers a general anaesthetic and it is u...

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

GE's Dismal Earnings a Warning for Other Medical Device Companies GE's Dismal Earnings a Warning for Other Medical Device Companies

When it comes right down to the brass tacks...who's paying for all of this ...medical device co...

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Honeywell HomMed Gets 2008 Medical Design Award - Is this a sign of the times for medical technology? Honeywell HomMed Gets 2008 Medical Design Award - Is this a sign of the times for medical technology?

Good concept and probably a very useful product....I post many new technology items on the blog, bu...

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

California proposes $7 billion for prison healthcare California proposes $7 billion for prison healthcare

Something that is needed, but how about citizens who are not in jail ...they need help too...and funding...which has now been chopped in th...

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Renaissance Healthcare Systems runs out of money to finish building medical center in Grand Prairie Renaissance Healthcare Systems runs out of money to finish building medical center in Grand Prairie

Renaissance has acquired other bankrupt hospitals over the years and now may find itself in the sam...

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Doctors got off lighter in UCLA snooping case Doctors got off lighter in UCLA snooping case

We all know there is a shortage of doctors...but on the other hand we need all the skilled physicians we can get...at least this brought pr...

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Life: Have you ever been sick? Life: Have you ever been sick?

More stories from Orange County, CA... insurers still looking for the perfect patient.. and no doubt there is some type of query that deter...

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Mobile health update: Devices and solutions for healthcare professionals Mobile health update: Devices and solutions for healthcare professionals

    2 great videos talking about Windows Mobile and use in health care... Hemang does a great job i...

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Ozmosis vs Sermo - Physician's Web Community Sites Ozmosis vs Sermo - Physician's Web Community Sites

This article takes a good look at the difference between the 2 physician sites...Osmosis is not anonymous so they can react with known trus...

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Paper free Healthcare Paper free Healthcare

Nice Video from Allscripts...makes the point about paperless records...BD  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jAH9hdF0xk&feature=relate...

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Major surgery no longer needed for the removal of uterine fibroids Major surgery no longer needed for the removal of uterine fibroids

New procedure without general anesthesia...and a shorter recovery period...BD  “Approximately 25% of women in the United States have clini...

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Drug Companies to Reveal Grant Practices Drug Companies to Reveal Grant Practices

A new level of transparency....contributions and gifts are good things if used properly, now it appears we will see the same transparency f...

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Dangerous Animal Virus Lab on US Mainland? Dangerous Animal Virus Lab on US Mainland?

Where will the new lab go...why not build a new lab on the island...why move such a lab to the main...

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Friday, April 11, 2008

L.A. County health services director quits L.A. County health services director quits

Good point made by Supervisor Yaroslavsky....toughest job in the county...and who will want to take the position next?  With all the fundin...

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Solana MedSpas, Inc.™ Offers New Opportunities To Expand Medical Practices Solana MedSpas, Inc.™ Offers New Opportunities To Expand Medical Practices

Need some additional revenue for the practice...add a spa to grow some business...BD  IRVINE, Cali...

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

100 Most Influential People in IT 100 Most Influential People in IT

EWeek.com puts out the top 100 most influential People Listing in IT every year...Number 31...John H...

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Prioritize patients, not privatization - UK Prioritize patients, not privatization - UK

From the UK a survey on workers for the NHS...overall not very happy with current working conditions...states the private sector is adding ...

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

MokaFive Joins Desktop Virtualization Market MokaFive Joins Desktop Virtualization Market

  Semi-Hard Hat Area:   I used their beta version a couple years ago and this indeed is an interesti...

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Microsoft jumps into European health-care market Microsoft jumps into European health-care market

Health Technologies expanding to Europe...includes imaging, records and hospital information manage...

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

FedEx Driver Stole Mail-Order Prescriptions FedEx Driver Stole Mail-Order Prescriptions

How safe are mail order pharmacies?  This was outside the norm as there are bad eggs anywhere, so t...

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Lawsuit traces transplant death to hamster Lawsuit traces transplant death to hamster

Liver infected by a pet hamster...more scrutiny on transplants?  BD  A Massachusetts woman whose...

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative - Press Release Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative - Press Release

There are 34 members in the group, pooling efforts for creating an effective electronic medical records system...hopefully working toward a...

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Wrong question - Social Networks... Wrong question - Social Networks...

Paul Levy, when asked about using new social technologies...good information and opinions here...speaking transparency...BD  ...Wrong que...

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Congress to industry: 'We need your help' Congress to industry: 'We need your help'

" But a lack of information and expertise on the part of legislators can hamper effective legis...

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Hand-held lie detector Hand-held lie detector

Hopefully not coming to a physician's office near you soon...gee...have you faithfully taken al...

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Doctor Anonymous Show - April 10th Doctor Anonymous Show - April 10th

  Tonight's show ...I participated last week for the first time and it was very informative..gre...

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Microsoft Introduces Tool for Avoiding Traffic Jams Microsoft Introduces Tool for Avoiding Traffic Jams

Nice...I have used Live Search already both on my computers and on my cell phone...right now you ca...

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