Big Brother Pizza Shop - Medical Records Integration?? Big Brother Pizza Shop - Medical Records Integration??

This is very funny and a must watch!   On a serious note though it does make a point about privacy and how integrated we are becoming....ho...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Erection dysfunction may signal serious heart disease and Wireless Underwear might help an individual monitor their BP Erection dysfunction may signal serious heart disease and Wireless Underwear might help an individual monitor their BP

Long live Viagra according to the article as it appears one gets the benefits of both active functi...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

How's Your Caffeine Level Today? How's Your Caffeine Level Today?

Try this out and see where you stand....BD Click on the picture to go to the website and find out. OnePlusYou Quizzes and Widgets

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Google Health Records are Here.... Google Health Records are Here....

I haven't even begun to start with the Health Vault for myself...now there's Google, so he...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

NHS IT leaving doctors 'thoroughly disillusioned' NHS IT leaving doctors 'thoroughly disillusioned'

The appointment system is working good and pretty well in use throughout...but there's the rest of the system...and where's any men...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Cell phones for Well Care and HealthCare Cell phones for Well Care and HealthCare

More and more integration is being tied to your cell phone these days...here's a few examples o...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Anthem Blue Cross Introduces Industry's Most Comprehensive Transparency Initiative to California Anthem Blue Cross Introduces Industry's Most Comprehensive Transparency Initiative to California

Cost comparison for procedures I am guessing as relates back to negotiated contracts with each facility...this will help those who are conn...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

GE to Incorporate Speech Understanding Technology into Centricity RIS-IC GE to Incorporate Speech Understanding Technology into Centricity RIS-IC

Voice recognition coming to radiology...BD  GE HealthcareIT has entered into a partnership with Pittsburgh, PA-based MultiModal Technologi...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

NextGen Healthcare Continues Growth in the California IPA Market NextGen Healthcare Continues Growth in the California IPA Market

Monarch HealthCare is a large IPA in Orange County, California...making products available for their membership physicians...one key element...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Neuro Arm Robot removes Calgary woman’s brain tumor Neuro Arm Robot removes Calgary woman’s brain tumor

By now we are all pretty much familiar with the DaVinci robotic process or have read about it recent...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

St. Joseph to Track and Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections St. Joseph to Track and Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections

Basically a trending type of application used by many businesses outside of healthcare, so why not analyze and see if this can help prevent...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Winn-Dixie Adds Health Savings account Support Winn-Dixie Adds Health Savings account Support

If you are one of the somewhat few folks who have a Health Savings Account, then this might be of i...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

InfoLogix Acquires Aware Interweave, Inc. InfoLogix Acquires Aware Interweave, Inc.

More consolidation of mobile healthcare companies...partnering to build integrated mobile solutions...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

China's one stop research shop for BioTech China's one stop research shop for BioTech

Interview with a company that has settled in Bejiing, China explains why...cost is one issue coming...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Doctors Flock to Texas After Tort Reform Doctors Flock to Texas After Tort Reform

There have been many articles on this subject and how it has kept many unnecessary cases out of the courtroom, but this article states that...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Artificial cornea could restore vision for millions Artificial cornea could restore vision for millions

This could impact eye surgery with Lasix perhaps...or on the other hand, it could be an asset...wil...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Quality Systems Executes Agreement to Acquire Healthcare Strategic Initiatives Quality Systems Executes Agreement to Acquire Healthcare Strategic Initiatives

To enhance electronic medical records solutions, more one-stop shop acquisitions to allow a practi...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Personalized Therapy for Asthma and COPD Could Soon be Here Personalized Therapy for Asthma and COPD Could Soon be Here

Viral infections can leave a trace of the virus...which appears to become a stimulus for ongoing asthma and COPD disorders...such as chroni...

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

FDA Approves New Vision 3D Wireless Implantable Cardiac Devices - Medtronic FDA Approves New Vision 3D Wireless Implantable Cardiac Devices - Medtronic

Use of wireless technology allows the information from the implanted device to automatically update...

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Prescriptions Out of Hand...Physicians selling Paper Scripts Prescriptions Out of Hand...Physicians selling Paper Scripts

Story of some physicians selling prescriptions...and getting caught...something that has gone on fo...

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Generic Prescriptions Are Worth their while - AARP Generic Prescriptions Are Worth their while - AARP

On the same subject, it also amazes me to watch someone with health insurance co-pay amounts pay th...

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

APP Raising Heparin Prices Amid Higher Costs APP Raising Heparin Prices Amid Higher Costs

One manufacturer has problems...no surprise that the cost is going up....the law of cause and effect I guess...and maybe someone has to pay...

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Heard about the Digoxin recall? Probably not, Heart Medicine... Heard about the Digoxin recall? Probably not, Heart Medicine...

Some of the tablets contained twice the active ingredient...and this drug is used to treat heart fa...

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Tijuana doctors launch protest against rise in violence against medical professionals Tijuana doctors launch protest against rise in violence against medical professionals

Doctors have been the object of extortion and kidnappings recently south of the border...BD TIJUANA – Doctors at public and private hospi...

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Friday, May 16, 2008

VeriChip Looking to Sell Part or All of the Business VeriChip Looking to Sell Part or All of the Business

Interesting sale here...to Stanley Works (Stanley Tools)... for part of the RFID business to track ...

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Friday, May 16, 2008

User Satisfaction With EHRs: Report of a Survey of 422 Family Physicians (Medscape) User Satisfaction With EHRs: Report of a Survey of 422 Family Physicians (Medscape)

From Medscape...a pretty detailed survey...with 13 of the most common EMR Systems on the market tod...

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Friday, May 16, 2008

FAWCETT FORGIVES MEDICAL RECORDS LEAK LADY FAWCETT FORGIVES MEDICAL RECORDS LEAK LADY

Some celebrities are being very forgiving...as anyone could be in the same spot and just be curious....BD  FARRAH FAWCETT has forgiven t...

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Coding Cues: Reporting extended visit codes Coding Cues: Reporting extended visit codes

Good advice and help with CPTs 99354 and 99355....BD How do we go about reporting extended visit codes? What else needs to be documented ...

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Lawmakers Worry FDA bill adds too much work.. Lawmakers Worry FDA bill adds too much work..

The other alternative is too many deaths, right?   If manufacturing is done over seas and outsourced, then to ensure safety there's no ...

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Friday, May 16, 2008

1,200 people to have canceled healthcare coverage restored - California 1,200 people to have canceled healthcare coverage restored - California

Kaiser and Health Net...still about 4,000 more related to Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Pacifi...

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Study revives Olympic prospects for amputee sprinter Study revives Olympic prospects for amputee sprinter

He may be able to participate after all...a couple months back the running was not qualified as he artificial limb was too powerful...some ...

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Cough & Cold Maker Barred From Manufacturing - FDA Cough & Cold Maker Barred From Manufacturing - FDA

Read the article for a listing...the company in the past has also done some private label manufacturing for other companies, which has also...

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Friday, May 16, 2008

A baseball cap that reads your mind - EEG A baseball cap that reads your mind - EEG

This has been the week of strange and somewhat unique devices...a stylish baseball cap that detects...

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Mindray Medical Completes Acquisition of Datascope's Patient Monitoring Business Mindray Medical Completes Acquisition of Datascope's Patient Monitoring Business

Medical device company purchased by a China based developer...one more merger in this area of healt...

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Pulse Oximeter Transmits Wirelessly Pulse Oximeter Transmits Wirelessly

More new devices that talk to cell phones and computers... this one uses Bluetooth to talk to all......

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Spongebob Rectal Thermometer Spongebob Rectal Thermometer

This is just way too out there and too funny...I had to pass this one along from Medgadget ...I gue...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Obesity contributes to global warming: study Obesity contributes to global warming: study

Now if being overweight isn't enough to make one feel bad already, this news certainly is not g...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

CDC Recommends Shingles Vaccine for Those Over 60 CDC Recommends Shingles Vaccine for Those Over 60

One more vaccination to think about...if you are over 60...BD THURSDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- All adults aged 60 and older should be...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

FDA Warning with MRI Contrast Dye FDA Warning with MRI Contrast Dye

Per a reader tip, something to be aware of...more information at the site...with video explaining...patients with kidney problems appear to...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Disney Creates Lab for Biometric Testing of Advertisements Disney Creates Lab for Biometric Testing of Advertisements

Well we will really be getting the science of advertising down to exactly what works with this new ...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Man Flies Over Alps with Backpack Jet - New Technology Man Flies Over Alps with Backpack Jet - New Technology

New way to travel... had to include this video, a bit off topic but fascinating...like the Jetsons ...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Nerve block cuts hot flashes after breast cancer Nerve block cuts hot flashes after breast cancer

Good news here...for many....the dreaded hot flashes!  This could even benefit those who just have ...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wii finds home in retirement communities, medical centers Wii finds home in retirement communities, medical centers

The WII continues to find a place in health care facilities...becoming a potentially vital portion ...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Forbes Medi-Tech Announces Corporate Restructuring Forbes Medi-Tech Announces Corporate Restructuring

Development on drug development to cease...outsourcing will begin...more focus on dietary supplemen...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Microsoft intros the TouchWall - Useful for Health Care too... Microsoft intros the TouchWall - Useful for Health Care too...

Not too long ago I posted a video from Microsoft showing the use of the TouchWall for Healthcare in a clinical setting....compare the 2 v...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

If It’s Eye Care Technology, This Must Be Orange County, CA If It’s Eye Care Technology, This Must Be Orange County, CA

There are 310 Biomedical firms in Orange County...interesting article that reviews some of the larger companies and the history...BD  Some...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Solar bra brings conservation closer to the heart Solar bra brings conservation closer to the heart

In Japan...and green in color...strange...use your bra to recharge your cell phone or Ipod?   BD  ...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

ACORN opens online system to all medical studies ACORN opens online system to all medical studies

One more resource for oncology research and clinical studies...BD  Memphis-based Accelerated Community Oncology Research Network is putt...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

9-year-old girl's twin is found inside her stomach 9-year-old girl's twin is found inside her stomach

Rare condition...not a tumor but a twin living inside since birth...BD  (AP) -- A 9-year-old girl who went to hospital in central Greece ...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Health Support Goes Mobile on Cell Phones Health Support Goes Mobile on Cell Phones

Mobile phones...more medical interfaces...still need training though...to help folks use some of these features....BD  San Francisco base...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Placebo Television #12 Placebo Television #12

The Disruptive Physician...BD  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdM30Jim1zc

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Drug Spending Moves Up for Diabetes, Down for Cholesterol Drug Spending Moves Up for Diabetes, Down for Cholesterol

Report based on data from Medco on prescriptions filled over a 2 year period...BD  In health spending, how many people are being treated ...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Masimo Receives FDA Clearance For Noninvasive Total Hemoglobin Masimo Receives FDA Clearance For Noninvasive Total Hemoglobin

  Get immediate results without having to send to the lab, and just overall from a patient view, th...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Remaining stocks of Trasylol removed Remaining stocks of Trasylol removed

Only a very limited use to continue...and now considered "investigational"...BD  On Nov...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Paraplegic motorcycle Paraplegic motorcycle

This is interesting...for those who had accidents or are no longer able to ride a bike...full detai...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

A Range Of Cosmetic Medicine Procedures For Any Age A Range Of Cosmetic Medicine Procedures For Any Age

Thinking about Plastic Surgery...new interactive website with some helpful information...one useful ...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

More Patients Say They Receive Excellent Care From NHS Hospitals In Major National Survey, UK More Patients Say They Receive Excellent Care From NHS Hospitals In Major National Survey, UK

Results did vary a bit from trust to trust...and there were still issues to be addressed...results of the survey to be published on the web...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008
 
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