Microsoft completes purchase of Fast Industries Microsoft completes purchase of Fast Industries

A couple big users in health care include Tenet and Catholic Healthcare... other industries using F...

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Medical marijuana patients face transplant hurdles Medical marijuana patients face transplant hurdles

This is the story of Timothy Garon, lead singer of the group Nealy Dan a group who does the music of Steely Dan, who can't get a trans...

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Interactive Simulated Patient - Cat Scratch Fever... The Interactive Simulated Patient - Cat Scratch Fever...

Funny parody from Stanford....love the diagnosis here...BD  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K546pruIa0A&feature=related

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Charitable Contributions to Health Care Charitable Contributions to Health Care

Just wanted to take a few moments here to reflect on the fact that charity is still alive and well. ...

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Using a digital ECG in the EMR - with a Tablet PC... Using a digital ECG in the EMR - with a Tablet PC...

This video was created by a physician, Dr. Biggs showing his current use of technology with his elec...

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

$1.5 Million Robot Cuts Risk Of Drug Errors - Loyola University $1.5 Million Robot Cuts Risk Of Drug Errors - Loyola University

  PillPick was the solution chosen...packages are bar coded and labeled for automatic dispensing an...

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Intellectual property - more than just software Intellectual property - more than just software

Intellectual property is quickly becoming the buzz word in the world economy, we see counterfeit drugs advertised all the time on the Int...

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Have the Insurers priced themselves out of the market Have the Insurers priced themselves out of the market

As more small and medium sized employers are opting to not offer insurance to employers, the insure...

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Did Congress Just Kill Private Health Insurance? Did Congress Just Kill Private Health Insurance?

This opinion article poses some very good questions on the topic...how can the 2 objectives on each...

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

What it's like to buy medical marijuana - Los Angeles What it's like to buy medical marijuana - Los Angeles

A reporter goes somewhat under cover to report what it is like...interesting story and well documen...

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

How to Live Longer Without Really Trying How to Live Longer Without Really Trying

Good advice...article worth the read with a few surprise elements...keep in mind Bruce is the computer guru through all of this...BD  In de...

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Friday, April 25, 2008

The Market for RFID Tags and Systems in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Will Rise from $85.24 Million in 2007 to $2.05 Billion in 2017 The Market for RFID Tags and Systems in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Will Rise from $85.24 Million in 2007 to $2.05 Billion in 2017

The article has a pretty good listing of many companies already invested...BD  The RFID business is growing so fast that few applicationa...

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Thanks to the Readers and Supporters of the Medical Quack Thanks to the Readers and Supporters of the Medical Quack

Recently I took time out to look at where some of my audience came from and found that there are man...

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Microsoft brings Xbox therapy to Seattle Children's Hospital Microsoft brings Xbox therapy to Seattle Children's Hospital

One more hospital gets the XBox....nice break for kids...as the hospital can be a a humdrum and per...

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Who's next? Many Mass. biotechs ripe for acquisition Who's next? Many Mass. biotechs ripe for acquisition

  Is this a race between big pharma and investment firms... who's has the deep pockets to enable...

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Exodus of specialists from ERs raises concerns - Southern California Exodus of specialists from ERs raises concerns - Southern California

Teaching hospitals have an advantage, but not so for community hospitals...and if the proposed Medi...

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Your Business Intelligence Program Managing Spin with a Common Vocabulary Your Business Intelligence Program Managing Spin with a Common Vocabulary

One great article here that drives the point home, the lack of understanding that exists between to...

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Friday, April 25, 2008

House Passes Medicaid Bill 349-62 House Passes Medicaid Bill 349-62

There's a lot at stake for all...and if the bill is vetoed, a big loss for the health care market is at stake... is this the way to sol...

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Friday, April 25, 2008

As Economy Slows, So Do Laser Eye Surgeries As Economy Slows, So Do Laser Eye Surgeries

Other areas such as Botox and elective plastic surgeries are also being affected...and the FDA has a new ongoing investigation into some co...

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Friday, April 25, 2008

For the Brain, Cash Is Good, Status Is Better For the Brain, Cash Is Good, Status Is Better

A different way to look at how we value social status...but you still need some cash for stress reduction therapies....BD  New research s...

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Friday, April 25, 2008

With Senate Vote on Genetic Discrimination, Godot Finally Arrives With Senate Vote on Genetic Discrimination, Godot Finally Arrives

Let's hope it has some real teeth here and will be enforceable...so a person's genetics do ...

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Allergic Teens Face Deadly Dating Scene Allergic Teens Face Deadly Dating Scene

Interesting article about the potential "kiss of death" for those with severe allergies....

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Nanotechnology Consumer Products Are In Your Mouth And On Your Face Nanotechnology Consumer Products Are In Your Mouth And On Your Face

Here's a link to the site filtered on consumer health products... there are many and the field ...

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Cutting Edge Genome Technologies And Applications: Advances In Diagnosing, Treating More Diseases Cutting Edge Genome Technologies And Applications: Advances In Diagnosing, Treating More Diseases

Overall the technology is wonderful with finding new prevention and treatment of disease and ailments, but this meeting is addressing anoth...

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Court reduces Genentech damages in royalty suit Court reduces Genentech damages in royalty suit

Ruled that contract disputes over patents are not subject to punitive damage...but the City of Hope...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

GetBack Home - Take a break and revisit the Past.... GetBack Home - Take a break and revisit the Past....

This absolutely has nothing to do with health care, but is a site whereby you can take a break now ...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

FDA Head: We're Boosting I.T. FDA Head: We're Boosting I.T.

It's about time...in previous posts there have been articles that stated some of the top ranking...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Best Practices for Medical Device Profitability Best Practices for Medical Device Profitability

  Survey Says .....findings to be used by medical device manufacturers to improve performance and re...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Tyco Stay In Touch With Healthcare Workers Tyco Stay In Touch With Healthcare Workers

Some interesting thoughts come to mind here with using the monitor in working with a Tablet PC or U...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Maryland officials propose rationing inmates' toilet paper Maryland officials propose rationing inmates' toilet paper

Are local government budgets getting this tight?  BD  ROCKVILLE, Md. - Labor leaders are recomme...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Web 2.0 Pharma Marketing Tricks for Dummies Web 2.0 Pharma Marketing Tricks for Dummies

In light of the recent Viagra commercial controversy this seems very appropriate to mention this boo...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Blue Cross to Pilot Diabetes Smart Phone Application Blue Cross to Pilot Diabetes Smart Phone Application

260 patients will be a part of the program and I guess they will all need to have or will be suppli...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Database of Low Quality Nursing Homes Added to CMS Web Site Database of Low Quality Nursing Homes Added to CMS Web Site

The data base will be updated on a monthly basis...so now you can find the ones who have low grades...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

NACDS Seeks Passage Of E-Prescribing Bill To Finance Medicaid Reimbursement Rule Change NACDS Seeks Passage Of E-Prescribing Bill To Finance Medicaid Reimbursement Rule Change

In California, finding physicians who still take Medicaid is getting to be more difficult...and thus the pharmacy organization wants to hav...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Personalized Medicine - What's it all about? Personalized Medicine - What's it all about?

This report offers a pretty good explanation of not only the progress in this area, but forecasts w...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

ZS Genetics joins chase for $10M X Prize -The Journal of New England Technology ZS Genetics joins chase for $10M X Prize -The Journal of New England Technology

Further movement in the Genomics and personalized medicine move...as the competition heats up... re...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Getting Medication Reminders by Cell Phone Getting Medication Reminders by Cell Phone

So far only available from Verizon for a monthly subscription cost of $3.99...a user creates their ...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

State of California adopts YouTube services State of California adopts YouTube services

The site just opened up and like many other government agencies there will be the standard ways to ...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Genomic research involving computing gets financial boost from Microsoft Genomic research involving computing gets financial boost from Microsoft

Microsoft grants are promoting the continued growth of genetic studies and results which in turn re...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Standards work to gather speed as it builds on previous achievements Standards work to gather speed as it builds on previous achievements

Progress report on working towards some IT standards with healthcare data...making sure the 2 major committees are on the same track..at le...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

FDA Uncovers Problems at Merck Vaccine Plant FDA Uncovers Problems at Merck Vaccine Plant

Business is booming and perhaps the plant is working near capacity...BD  An FDA inspection of Merck’s big vaccine plant in West Point, Pe...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

LifeSync to sublicense patent portfolio to Triage Wireless LifeSync to sublicense patent portfolio to Triage Wireless

New partnerships developing between device manufacturers and wireless technology companies...wirele...

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wireless technology needed to build recession proof health services Wireless technology needed to build recession proof health services

Not only wireless, but also Web 2.0 to work with many of the devices....BD Healthcare providers are increasingly using wireless technolog...

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Chinese MRIs, Coming to Your Hospital Chinese MRIs, Coming to Your Hospital

More than just drugs are moving to China...Phillips and many other industries are setting up shop a...

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Florida Hospital Enhances IT Performance and Patient Care with Red Hat Solutions - Linux Florida Hospital Enhances IT Performance and Patient Care with Red Hat Solutions - Linux

One hospital's success with Red Hat Linux, as the article mentions, Microsoft is also working w...

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008