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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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Researchers pilot electronic records system for infectious illness reporting Researchers pilot electronic records system for infectious illness reporting

Nice.... added to al electronic medical records system, the process of reporting to state and natio...

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Technique Developed At Stanford Enables Creation Of Cancer Stem Cells Technique Developed At Stanford Enables Creation Of Cancer Stem Cells

Pretty interesting story how they can take good cells and turn them in to cancer cells...great for research to reverse the process... Wit...

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Facelifts Make A Comeback With Boomers In 2007 Facelifts Make A Comeback With Boomers In 2007

Botox and other injectables are not the long term answer...but not bad for short term..BD "F...

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Silverlight for Electronic Medical Records on the Horizon? Silverlight for Electronic Medical Records on the Horizon?

In my opinion, the answer is yes.   Yesterday I attended the SQL 2008 Server Launch in Anaheim, Cal...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Sahara Tablet PC from TabletKiosk "Best In Show" Sahara Tablet PC from TabletKiosk "Best In Show"

Nice that it was also related to use with Healthcare... for charting and entering patient data, scre...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Lack of health insurance takes toll on Tennessee and Delaware Lack of health insurance takes toll on Tennessee and Delaware

Tennessee and Delaware check in with their numbers of people dying due to lack of health insurance...BD  Nearly 13 Tennesseans die every ...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE Confession: 'I ONLY LOOKED AT CELEBRITIES' FILES' HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE Confession: 'I ONLY LOOKED AT CELEBRITIES' FILES'

Even if you are just looking, software tracks everywhere you go through the system....detailed info...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

WellPoint Probing Data Breach for 130,000 Members WellPoint Probing Data Breach for 130,000 Members

If I am reading this correctly, the information was exposed for 12 months...makes another case for good Internet security and knowing your ...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

How to Negotiate a Tooth Extraction How to Negotiate a Tooth Extraction

Funny....but painfully scary...BD  The Guy Working for Your HMO « Treading Out Grain

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Study sheds new light on habits - roles of Blog Readers - Why do we do this - and thanks for being here too! Study sheds new light on habits - roles of Blog Readers - Why do we do this - and thanks for being here too!

We already know the folks like myself are at risk of termination with excessive blogging (grin) after the story broke last week....howeve...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

A Family Doctor Considers Double-Booking Patients A Family Doctor Considers Double-Booking Patients

Many physicians have been doing this for a long time, actually scheduling software allows for 4 patients to be scheduled at the same time i...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

WellCare Flubs Data Privacy for 10,000 Georgians WellCare Flubs Data Privacy for 10,000 Georgians

Security breach story of the week....sad thing was a member reported on March 20th, yet nothing happened until April 2nd, when a superviso...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Illinois physicians profiled on state’s new Web site Illinois physicians profiled on state’s new Web site

Information reported by physicians but the government is enhancing with additional information to include any malpractice convictions, etc.....

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Surgery Centers Lack EHRs Surgery Centers Lack EHRs

Another area of health care that has not embraced electronic medical records...cost is cited as a big factor...BD  A survey of ambulatory...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Rich, Not Poor, Are Crowding Emergency Rooms Rich, Not Poor, Are Crowding Emergency Rooms

This points directly to the shortage and access to physicians by everyone..according to the results of this study....BD  This is the conv...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

6 Kidneys Transplanted at Once 6 Kidneys Transplanted at Once

The surgeries used 6 operating rooms and 9 surgical teams...BD  (AP) -- Johns Hopkins surgeons transplanted a half-dozen kidneys simulta...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Two die from mad cow disease in Spain Two die from mad cow disease in Spain

Mad cow disease is back in Europe...BD  Authorities say two people have died from the human form of mad cow disease, variant Creutzfeldt-J...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Approved by Medicare....Sleep Apnea portable testing Approved by Medicare....Sleep Apnea portable testing

Now you will not have to sleep in a lab environment to be tested....BD  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have approve...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Navigenics Proposes Standards for Personal Genomics Services, Coupled With Prospective Outcomes Studies, to Safeguard Consumers Navigenics Proposes Standards for Personal Genomics Services, Coupled With Prospective Outcomes Studies, to Safeguard Consumers

A new website offering genetic counseling...find out how the testing works and how to handle the results....but at $2500.00 to enroll for a...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Oncophage approved in Russia - Cancer Treatment Oncophage approved in Russia - Cancer Treatment

Russias trials on personalized medicine treatments for cancer....BD  TUESDAY April 8, 2008 (foodconsumer.org) -- Antigenics' Oncophag...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

This Drug's for you - Opinion This Drug's for you - Opinion

Where are we today with personalized medicine?  This article takes a good look at where the delays lie, it's not lack of technology, b...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Providence Health buys stake in Lakeside Systems..California Providence Health buys stake in Lakeside Systems..California

Slated as the first agreement of it's type...no co-branding the article stated, but you can bet there will be some incorporation of tech...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Unnecessary Heart Surgery? Unnecessary Heart Surgery?

The opinions of the VA and Mayo Clinic in dispute on this lawsuit...BD  A Marine Corps veteran is suing the Veterans Administration Medic...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

BRAHMS Receives FDA Clearance To Market Automated Procalcitonin (PCT) Test BRAHMS Receives FDA Clearance To Market Automated Procalcitonin (PCT) Test

Used for the detection of Sepsis in the ER.... I recently posted an article about Vanderbilt University's technology to facilitate de...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Government  Raises Payments to Health Insurers Government Raises Payments to Health Insurers

They get an increase and the public gets higher premiums and fragmentation of plans and care continues...and Bush has vowed to veto any eff...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Nuance to Buy eScription Nuance to Buy eScription

Nuance is probably better known by their dictation software, Dragon Naturally Speaking which has been on the market for a number of years ...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Judge halts Medicare program designed to cut medical lab costs Judge halts Medicare program designed to cut medical lab costs

One loss for Medicare with requiring labs to compete...they already compete commercially with insurance plans...so again, how would a provi...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Microsoft Releases Preview of New Version of Its Robotics Platform Microsoft Releases Preview of New Version of Its Robotics Platform

  Hard Hat Area:   We know that robotics undoubtedly has a role in healthcare , today and tomorrow...one interesting feature is the fact tha...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Attacks against medical researchers: Time to take a stand Attacks against medical researchers: Time to take a stand

This article addresses attacks on biological researchers and scientists...these are the folks who are working to create cures; however, is ...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

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 HIPAA have any IT specialists available...

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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've seen ECG systems of all sorts ( h...

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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 that despite worries over an economic d...

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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 humans and pets, alligators are wiggling...

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Monday, April 07, 2008