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

Get your NPI number NOW - After May 23, only this identifier will get your Medicare claims paid Get your NPI number NOW - After May 23, only this identifier will get your Medicare claims paid

Reminder from Medical Economics on the NPI numbers and the article answers some commonly asked questions...BD  One crucial deadline for i...

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Incontinence Drugs May Hurt Memory Incontinence Drugs May Hurt Memory

Hopefully one won't forget where to find the bathroom...BD  Lots of systems deteriorate in the aging body; sometimes in trying to fix...

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Acupuncture provides effective relief from hot flushes for women taking tamoxifen after surgery for breast cancer Acupuncture provides effective relief from hot flushes for women taking tamoxifen after surgery for breast cancer

Acupuncture provides effective relief from hot flushes in women who are being treated with the anti-oestrogen tamoxifen following surgery f...

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Feds to collect DNA from every person they arrest Feds to collect DNA from every person they arrest

This means that the federal government could store DNA samples of people who are not guilty of any crime...privacy?  BD  WASHINGTON - The...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Kroll Ontrack Awarded Exclusive Endorsement from American Hospital Association Kroll Ontrack Awarded Exclusive Endorsement from American Hospital Association

I have one word about these folks....GOOD....these are the forensics and they have branch offices al...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Texting while driving? Time to unplug Texting while driving? Time to unplug

Good points made by this article...I unplug when needed...not a bad idea...other bloggers have comme...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Metabolife Launches New, Two-Stage Weight Management Program To Support Diet Success Metabolife Launches New, Two-Stage Weight Management Program To Support Diet Success

Here's a name from the past making a come back with a weight loss program...BD  Metabolife, a ...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Robotic tweezers that can grasp single cells Robotic tweezers that can grasp single cells

A bargain at $10.00 as stated in the article...potential use in heart surgery and even with working ...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Keeping the Development Trains on Time Keeping the Development Trains on Time

  This can't be any more plain than in health care... changes are usually not welcomed whether it be an EMR, CRM, or business intelligen...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

White House Threatens To Veto Legislation That Would Delay Implementation Of New Medicaid Rule Changes White House Threatens To Veto Legislation That Would Delay Implementation Of New Medicaid Rule Changes

In the letter, Leavitt said that the new provisions proposed by the subcommittee "were merely cosmetic and do not alter our substantive...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Harvard Docs: Bring On the Drug Reps Harvard Docs: Bring On the Drug Reps

The new proposed law could end up being more of a nuisance than a help...although the sample closets I have seen lately sure don't rese...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Huge Data Theft at U-Miami Huge Data Theft at U-Miami

Data breach story of the week....no free credit reporting this time as experts stated the information can't be read, hopefully encrypted...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Anthem Blue Cross sued over rescissions Anthem Blue Cross sued over rescissions

There's a lot of Anthem Blue Cross news today... first getting sued ....then the purchase of Re...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Server Unleashed -  Windows Server 2008 The Server Unleashed - Windows Server 2008

This is one of the best marketing sites I have seen and yes it uses Silverlight...make sure you ha...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Microsoft indemnifies Novell Moonlight users Microsoft indemnifies Novell Moonlight users

Moonlight is the open source program that will bring Silverlight to Linux, version 1.0...and getting patent protection from Microsoft...Ver...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Lawmakers worry about FDA funding Lawmakers worry about FDA funding

Is this how Anthem Blue Cross comes in to the picture...sure wish we had some tech savvy folks at the top....BD   Lawmakers on both side of ...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Clothes That Monitor Health Clothes That Monitor Health

The project is aimed at diabetics and children initially...physicians will read the output in real ...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Heartbeat Genes Could Provide Alternative to Pacemakers Heartbeat Genes Could Provide Alternative to Pacemakers

Very interesting concept and research...having something natural would certainly be of benefit over a mechanical device it appears....BD  ...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Glaxo and Regulus Ink Deal on Small, Small RNA Glaxo and Regulus Ink Deal on Small, Small RNA

Interesting article and partnership...big pharma investing in biotech for better selection of candi...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Military health forum envisions clinical analytics Military health forum envisions clinical analytics

The DID and VA are going to talk about collaborating on combined efforts...BD Making use of the vast volumes data in the DOD and VA syste...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Memory Problems In Older People Affects Men More Than Women Memory Problems In Older People Affects Men More Than Women

Well I guess this is good news for me...BD  Scientists in the US have discovered that mild cognitive impairment, as characterized by prob...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Hospital Docs Beg Drugmakers To Pay For Staff Hospital Docs Beg Drugmakers To Pay For Staff

One hospital recently was funded by the sale of an airport and this hospital is looking to big pharma for funds...BD  Staffing shortfalls...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Lab Vendor Offers CRM System Lab Vendor Offers CRM System

Lab company is getting in to CRM...realizing the value of keeping on top of customer relations...CR...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Robotic snake technology slips its way into many applications Robotic snake technology slips its way into many applications

Enter the robotic snake...takes surgery to a new level with procedures to cover minimally invasive c...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Windows Server 2008 Virtualization Hyper V Video Windows Server 2008 Virtualization Hyper V Video

  Hart Hat Area:   This is a nice 11 minute short introduction into the Hyper V portion of Server 20...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

House Democrats Look to New York City for EHR Guidance House Democrats Look to New York City for EHR Guidance

The largest community based EHR...200 physicians and 1000 by year end...Congress is looking....BD  On Tuesday, lawmakers said that New Yo...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Health care in New Hampshire..Blue Cross looking for Physicians....contracts in peril... Health care in New Hampshire..Blue Cross looking for Physicians....contracts in peril...

The article states it runs out in August...and the carrier is looking for replacement physicians, j...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Anthem Blue Cross going after some outsourced HR business? Anthem Blue Cross going after some outsourced HR business?

They already are in agreement with the FDA on a partnership with drug analysis, so now they want a ...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Warning on Storage of Health Records Warning on Storage of Health Records

This is a bit of what I call an oxymoron ...is it just the fine print about HIPAA we are concerned ...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Premier Hospitals to Test Technologies Premier Hospitals to Test Technologies

A good way to spread the word with successful emerging technologies... hospitals talking to hospital...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

FDA says generic Wellbutrin OK despite reports FDA says generic Wellbutrin OK despite reports

Only a few slipped back in to depression with the generic drug the report states..and there were a few other side effects...but not enough ...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

AstraZeneca in Pact With Rival to Delay a Generic Drug AstraZeneca in Pact With Rival to Delay a Generic Drug

Wow...wonder what this might have cost...or what alternatives were in the agreement to protect Nexiu...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Merck Wrote Drug Studies for Doctors Merck Wrote Drug Studies for Doctors

This has been all over the Internet and chances are well have all either done some ghost writing or incorporated some, but his was not the ...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Remote Microscopy - Cell Phone Microscope Attachment Remote Microscopy - Cell Phone Microscope Attachment

One more use for the Cell Phone with health care...and to think it was built for $75.00...affordable...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tree Man' Gets Second Chance at Life Tree Man' Gets Second Chance at Life

Updated story on the " Tree Man"... I posted about this unusual story a couple months back and now it appears help in on the way....

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Doctors face trouble after YouTube video stunt Doctors face trouble after YouTube video stunt

A bizarre video now removed from You Tube and I happened to watch it last night before it was removed...clearly in bad taste all the way ar...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

BioMedEcon Reports Three Times Higher Healthcare Costs Among Patients With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Compared To Patients With Depression BioMedEcon Reports Three Times Higher Healthcare Costs Among Patients With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Compared To Patients With Depression

It's cheaper to take care of a depressed individual than one with Obsessive-Compulsive ailments....perhaps harder to diagnose OCD and n...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Dollars to doughnuts diagnosis Dollars to doughnuts diagnosis

One physician talks about breaking the shackles of the insurance business ...and yes he practices i...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Veteran recalls nightmarish conditions in Dallas VA Medical Center's psych ward Veteran recalls nightmarish conditions in Dallas VA Medical Center's psych ward

In the news recently, the 51 bed psych ward has been closed by the VA due to 4 suicides...I guess we'll know more once the investigatio...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Feds Looking for Surveillance Help Feds Looking for Surveillance Help

Posted an article about this yesterday...looks like the FDA is open and willing to work with WellPo...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Gene Genie at My Biotech Life Gene Genie at My Biotech Life

Science Roll tells us about a new website, a blog set up to discuss Genomics and clinical genetics ...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Illumina Launches The IScan(TM) System - DNA Illumina Launches The IScan(TM) System - DNA

Currently being used at Scripps...identifies genetic determinants of cardiovascular disease and can...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Golden State Medical Supply Selects IBM Technology to Comply With California Prescription Drug Pedigree Regulations Golden State Medical Supply Selects IBM Technology to Comply With California Prescription Drug Pedigree Regulations

ARMONK, NY and CAMARILLO, CA, Apr 15, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- IBM (NYSE: IBM : 119.92, +2.75, +2.34%) and contract manufacturer Go...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Insurance Chief Advocates Just One Regulator for Health Plans Insurance Chief Advocates Just One Regulator for Health Plans

He cites increasing problems with health care plans...perhaps some business intelligence software could help ease some of the reporting fun...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

WellPoint Breach Affects 130,000 WellPoint Breach Affects 130,000

I hope issues as such are under control before the process begins to create the new system to monitor the issues of drug interactions and s...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

An Option For Poor Families Could Be Homemade Asthma-Relief Device An Option For Poor Families Could Be Homemade Asthma-Relief Device

If patients can't afford the inhalers, make your own?  Get a plastic soda bottle or a Styrofoam...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Michigan Will Lose 15,300 Jobs, 1.5 Billion Dollars In Business Activity Due To Bush Administration's Medicaid Cuts, Families USA Michigan Will Lose 15,300 Jobs, 1.5 Billion Dollars In Business Activity Due To Bush Administration's Medicaid Cuts, Families USA

Michigan as well as California feeling the pinch....BD  "The devastation caused by the Administration's cuts will affect million...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Health Care Industry Spent $445M On Federal Lobbying In 2007 Health Care Industry Spent $445M On Federal Lobbying In 2007

Companies are spending a lot of money lobbying the staff...as many members of Congress either don't utilize technology or don't have...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Lilly Is Laying Off 500 Manufacturing, R&D Workers Lilly Is Laying Off 500 Manufacturing, R&D Workers

Big Pharma continues with layoffs...this time not sales...BD  The drugmaker is scaling back at sites in Indianapolis that make active phar...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Mushroom Extract Could Stop Breast Cancer Cell Growth Mushroom Extract Could Stop Breast Cancer Cell Growth

The return of the mushroom...interesting study on how it could be beneficial to help with the sprea...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Senators Rip EPA Over Drugs in Water Senators Rip EPA Over Drugs in Water

Do we need to start testing on a regular basis...well I guess the Senators drink the water too and ...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

'I check their underpants to ensure there is only one penis' 'I check their underpants to ensure there is only one penis'

A story about how some drug abusers will go the limit for their urine tests...BD  Authorities in northern Sweden have discovered that some...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Medicare May Add to List of No-Pay Hospital Errors Medicare May Add to List of No-Pay Hospital Errors

Read the article for more information...will there be more?  Hope not...BD  Last year, Medicare said it would stop paying hospitals to tre...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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