Nerd Wedding Rings... Nerd Wedding Rings...

Complete with Ethernet connectors...no I'll take a diamond instead....BD    There you have...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Honda develops walking assist device to aid elderly/disabled Honda develops walking assist device to aid elderly/disabled

As the article states, it is designed for people who can walk on their own, but I would think that ...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bionic Eye Implant May Give Sight to Blind Bionic Eye Implant May Give Sight to Blind

So far only tested on 2 patients, but both are doing well...and doctors are optimistic...BD The ...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The bionic hand - Each finger can be moved separately The bionic hand - Each finger can be moved separately

Hope to see this one out soon...BD  I t can hold a credit card, use a keyboard with the index fing...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

DoD establishes institute tasked with regrowing body parts DoD establishes institute tasked with regrowing body parts

The DoD is always busy, they even have the annual Darpa event with cars that now drive themselves.....

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Patient sues as she can no longer perform oral sex..and wins Patient sues as she can no longer perform oral sex..and wins

Initially they thought there was a fish bone caught...one story you need to read the full account t...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Genzyme gets biosimilar rejection Genzyme gets biosimilar rejection

The FDA has no pathway to quickly approve biosimilar drugs as present without clinical data to prov...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hospitals adopt electronic medical records across practices - NH Hospitals adopt electronic medical records across practices - NH

One of the first hospitals to integrate beyond the hospital doors...BD As part of a nationwide shift to more technology-based health care,...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Microsoft Figures Show Some Users May Like Adware Microsoft Figures Show Some Users May Like Adware

This is usually an education process as many don't recognize the Adware as being a threat as it offers everything from integrated smiley...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Android plays keyboard Android plays keyboard

With all the talk about robotics in health care, this is not health care related specifically, but perhaps one day we might see fellows lik...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

CCHIT Certification Task Force Seeks Work Group Volunteers CCHIT Certification Task Force Seeks Work Group Volunteers

With the certification of EMR/EHR records, this is proving to be quite a large task, in an earlier...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Out of Beta Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Out of Beta

More software as a service with online CRM....this is a great way to not have to host a full CRM so...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

FDA falls short on foreign inspections FDA falls short on foreign inspections

In another post, Blue Cross had opened up shop in China, so is there a chance for additional outsourcing here too with the recent contract ...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Suite Combines McKesson, Per-Se Apps Suite Combines McKesson, Per-Se Apps

Per-Se also owned Medisoft, but I don't see any mention here of the desktop software yet in the process....and this combination appears...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Wyeth Goes for Bargain Price on Replacement for Effexor Wyeth Goes for Bargain Price on Replacement for Effexor

Get ready to hear the pitch from your local Wyeth drug rep soon...BD  After Wyeth’s Pristiq took ...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Do You want to be "Chipped"? Do You want to be "Chipped"?

The system called VeriMed enables you to be implanted with a microchip linked to your medical infor...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Saliva test may speed heart attack diagnosis Saliva test may speed heart attack diagnosis

Combined with an EKG, the saliva test may be able to pick up additional information for a faster diagnosis...BD  NEW YORK (Reuters Health...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

iVAS 2008 - Virtual Association of Surgeons iVAS 2008 - Virtual Association of Surgeons

  More adventures in 2nd Life... being used though by many government bodies...get you avatar and at...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Medical Breakthrough Reaches America - Wonder machine for incontinence patients...also functions as a bidet... Medical Breakthrough Reaches America - Wonder machine for incontinence patients...also functions as a bidet...

Can be emptied once a day...battery operated... no more diapers to deal with... In February of 2007...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Kids Need An EKG Before Taking ADHD Meds Kids Need An EKG Before Taking ADHD Meds

Not a bad idea...BD  The American Heart Association is recommending that children should be screened for heart problems with an electrocar...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

FDA approves new Thoratec heart pump FDA approves new Thoratec heart pump

New smaller design...for smaller size patients....BD  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thoratec Corp won U....

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Monday, April 21, 2008

China Passes Heparin Blame to U.S. China Passes Heparin Blame to U.S.

They state the raw ingredient was from  Wisconsin based Scientific Protein Laboratories, which owns...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Many more HIT pros needed as EMRs roll out Many more HIT pros needed as EMRs roll out

With increased technology at hospitals, some going from none to an full fledged EMR/EHR system, the...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

MAbs are hottest segment of biotech industry MAbs are hottest segment of biotech industry

The next frontier for big pharma...BD  Looking for the hottest segment of the biotech industry? Th...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

New Intel Software Connects Health Networks, Enabling Key Data Sharing in Clinical Settings New Intel Software Connects Health Networks, Enabling Key Data Sharing in Clinical Settings

Hard Hat Area:    Intel is jumping in to the integrator arena with providing a gateway for the total...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Merck Searches for Goldilocks Biotech Merck Searches for Goldilocks Biotech

Echoes the same move by most of the big pharma companies...BD  Merck CEO Richard Clark told Dow Jones Newswires’ Peter Loftus that the “p...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Ozmosis and the Doctor's Channel Revolutionize Online Medical Knowledge Exchange With Video Content Ozmosis and the Doctor's Channel Revolutionize Online Medical Knowledge Exchange With Video Content

As the article states this is an area "for doctors only" with being able to exchange vide...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Can IT fuel the race to the $1,000 human genome? Can IT fuel the race to the $1,000 human genome?

Software as a Service to the rescue ..."Software vendors should collaborate with the next-gene...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

The Health Care System I Want Is in France The Health Care System I Want Is in France

A woman being treated for breast cancer compares here experiences here in the US to those in France...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Microsoft-Novell take open-source software alliance to China Microsoft-Novell take open-source software alliance to China

Important news since many in health care are also incorporating Linux as an offering with support....

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Trouble For Hire? CRO Oversight Is Lacking Trouble For Hire? CRO Oversight Is Lacking

Biomedical companies hiring research organizations, many not scrutinized by the FDA...how credible are the results reported, as this articl...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

How technology is helping hospitals - UK How technology is helping hospitals - UK

    Nice report and video on how the UK is using technology inside and outside the hospitals... spe...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Medicare data should stay private, government says in appeal Medicare data should stay private, government says in appeal

This is the Medicare data base with more than 40 million patients and 700,000 doctors....Health and Human Services Department endorsed the ...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

$115M stem cell research facility planned for San Diego $115M stem cell research facility planned for San Diego

Financing through a non profit organization....BD  Although funding still is being lined up, the San Diego Consortium for Regenerative Me...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Nuance to Acquire eScription...software as a service... Nuance to Acquire eScription...software as a service...

Most everyone already knows Nuance for Dragon Naturally Speaking and with the new addition of eScri...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Doctor-staffed retail clinics to open ... Doctor-staffed retail clinics to open ...

A move from one retail clinic to provide physicians instead of a PA to see patients...BD  MedStar Health and Rite Aid Corp. are joining a...

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

FDA proposal on drug articles under fire FDA proposal on drug articles under fire

  Peer reviews.... would this help with subsiding some of the ghost writing documentation we recently saw with Merck by using publications o...

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

BROKEN $$ PROMISE TO CITY HOSPS, NURSING HOMES BROKEN $$ PROMISE TO CITY HOSPS, NURSING HOMES

Bankruptcy proceedings are holding up some of the grants...BD  April 20, 2008 -- New York City hospitals have not seen a dime of the mil...

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

iRobot ConnectR 'Virtual Visit' Robot iRobot ConnectR 'Virtual Visit' Robot

Does your job require a lot of traveling these days...well one more device to the rescue...check in...

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

High Anxiety - Marijuana in Pill form? High Anxiety - Marijuana in Pill form?

Study comparing current anti-depressants to a pill form of marijuana..and states that THC (contains...

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Erosion of Employer-Provided Health Care in the United States and California, 1995-2006 The Erosion of Employer-Provided Health Care in the United States and California, 1995-2006

This report offers an industry by industry comparison of the current pattern of deterioration of em...

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Green funerals - Cardboard Coffins... Green funerals - Cardboard Coffins...

This funeral business is also moving toward "green" alternatives...no embalming and fiber...

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

U.S. military to take the lead in tissue regeneration research U.S. military to take the lead in tissue regeneration research

The Department of Defense working with stem cell research to help regenerate body parts for soldier...

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Antioxidant Chocolate - a healthy candy bar Antioxidant Chocolate - a healthy candy bar

Can a once taboo chocolate bar be good for you now?  There is an emerging line of new treats out th...

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Study points to need for 40,000 more healthcare IT professionals Study points to need for 40,000 more healthcare IT professionals

As health care finally automates, additional support and consultants to assist in the progress will...

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

HMO Chief's Pay Doubles Pre-Merger - Fear of Lack of Competition with the merger HMO Chief's Pay Doubles Pre-Merger - Fear of Lack of Competition with the merger

Also under examination are the huge salaries of the top executives...and if the merge is allowed, then patients and members fear another ra...

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

States Crack Down On Online Gene Tests States Crack Down On Online Gene Tests

The FDA has left the matters up to individual states...in some states you need to have a physician ...

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Slow Blog Today Slow Blog Today

Had some technical issues, but all should be back to normal...my apologies...BD 

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Friday, April 18, 2008

The Good Morning America Crew Skis on the Wii The Good Morning America Crew Skis on the Wii

Perhaps coming to a physical therapy office near you soon..it does your BMI as well....BD  Diane Sawyer and her companions on ' Good M...

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Microsoft Award for Breakthrough Consumer Health Application Platform, HealthVault(TM) Microsoft Award for Breakthrough Consumer Health Application Platform, HealthVault(TM)

The award focused on privacy features....BD  Based on its recent analysis of the Health Informat...

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Dictaphone links lab to EMR Dictaphone links lab to EMR

Basic requirements are a PC with Internet access and/or a telephone that can dial a toll free numbe...

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Friday, April 18, 2008

One more article on health care reform..taking employers out of the picture.... One more article on health care reform..taking employers out of the picture....

The video is also very entertaining...and promotes taking the insurance business out of the hands of employers....BD Don't Screw With...

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Insurers shift cost of drugs to consumers Insurers shift cost of drugs to consumers

Tier 4 coming, along with higher co-pays..."The more the sick person pays, the less the healthy person pays."...BD  Private ins...

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Friday, April 18, 2008

How I built a successful medical practice in under seven years How I built a successful medical practice in under seven years

Good article on how this physician built a medical practice in Wyoming...part of the secret to succ...

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Kids' Book About Tummy Tucks, Nose Jobs Kids' Book About Tummy Tucks, Nose Jobs

A new book on how to explain why Mom is having plastic surgery...new night time bed story...hmmmm.....

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Friday, April 18, 2008
 
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