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 the pharmacist to take some of the patie...

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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" agenda from the The Private Health...

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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 against Johnson and Johnson can go forward.....

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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 include the AHA, Catholic Health Associa...

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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 selection not only of tablets, but also...

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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 will integrate its Misys MyWay electronic...

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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.".... very well possible and what stan...

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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..but is enough to be dangerous is the ques...

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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 swap out of some old conditions that we...

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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 Paul Levy, CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess ...

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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, blood tests, patient records....as I r...

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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 Vault Platform....BD Join us and fell...

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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 parts and now is expecting...big news as it ...

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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...genetics hopefully will soon offer more...

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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 off without a hitch.  It will take abou...

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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 being maximizing the use of a tablet PC, t...

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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 kept on working...BD  TORRANCE, CA--(...

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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 for a heart transplant... She did for m...

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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 this evening, from the blog " Runni...

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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 has a lot to do with it as well....BD Wh...

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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 bills to the patients, rather than bill di...

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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 Council's Institute of Neuroscience in Pis...

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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 Huntington Beach, California.  I was surp...

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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 send a saliva sample for $1000.00...it rem...

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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 voicemail messages to text...sent to eithe...

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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, Microsoft Surface will finally arrive in publi...

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

WellPoint won't pay for hospital mistakes WellPoint won't pay for hospital mistakes

Payment will be cut off if surgery is done on the wrong patients or body part...catheter infections...that could have been prevented...11 i...

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Report: IT Heads Back to Basics Report: IT Heads Back to Basics

Collaboration and information management are the two hottest software areas for small and midsize businesses, which means CRM and Business ...

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Blue Cross of California taking on Anthem name Blue Cross of California taking on Anthem name

New branding for Blue Cross in California...BD  Blue Cross of California is adopting a new name that has a nod to the past of its parent...

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

'Alien'-type Viruses May Be Able To Treat MRSA 'Alien'-type Viruses May Be Able To Treat MRSA

Just pack a few viruses on the dressing to go...and they can live for 3 weeks to keep killing the MRSA virus according to this article..and...

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

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 pressure drugs were helping folks avoid hear...

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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-week travel nursing assignment from Medica...

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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 free ad supported EMR...BD  SOMERSET, N.J...

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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 manually today as the hospital CIO notes...BD ...

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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 same undertones as making money from he...

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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 complicated today and it's not a world...

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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 LINQ language...data binding language u...

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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 there goes the pain....this is not the ...

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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 even include the shipping charges...with...

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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