More than Half of U.S. Hospitals are now technically insolvent or at risk of insolvency - study More than Half of U.S. Hospitals are now technically insolvent or at risk of insolvency - study

Those who brought on technology earlier seemed to fair a bit better than those without or very little technology...BD  Looming Crisis Tak...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

'CSI' sleuths out Microsoft's latest technology - Tablet PCs, UMPCs and Surface.... 'CSI' sleuths out Microsoft's latest technology - Tablet PCs, UMPCs and Surface....

CSI-NY may have the advantage here with Tablet PCs, as they have been featured on the show all the last season... more details from last y...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Time to Roll for SafeMed Time to Roll for SafeMed

The integrated software solution is in use by many major EMR software companies ..."SafeMed is an analytical software company dedicate...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Chilean town giving free Viagra to senior citizens Chilean town giving free Viagra to senior citizens

The article states "to improve the quality of life"...BD  SANTIAGO, Chile - A working class suburb of Chile's capital began...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Opening Doors To Information - Secrets of the Trade for any Physician Opening Doors To Information - Secrets of the Trade for any Physician

One of the items cited in this article is a "lousy workflow" which paper creates... tricks of the trade here include an EHR, usin...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

FDA begins major hiring initiative FDA begins major hiring initiative

Could there be an FDA job fair in the near future?  Anyway, good news with the agency reacting to the needs of the times...BD   The U.S. F...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Pet Gadgets - One for the Dog Pet Gadgets - One for the Dog

A little off topic here, but I think this one has some real potential...for anybody that is walking the dog and getting their exercise....B...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

2nd Annual Diabetes Mine™ Design Challenge 2nd Annual Diabetes Mine™ Design Challenge

Submissions for the contest begins on April 30th and runs through May26th...more details at the Medgadget website...a video needs to be cr...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

DARPA spotlighting the Cars that Drive themselves... DARPA spotlighting the Cars that Drive themselves...

Department of Defense is busy with many areas of development, outside of medical care as well... here's a simple search of some of the ...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Voice-recognition tool aids battlefield doctors - Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking Voice-recognition tool aids battlefield doctors - Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking

I use Dragon software on the Sahara tablet and have done a couple You Tube Videos as well on using dictation through the dual array micro...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hawaii Medical Center to cut 89 jobs - Perot Systems contract signed to replace in house administrative departments.. Hawaii Medical Center to cut 89 jobs - Perot Systems contract signed to replace in house administrative departments..

An attempt to save a hospital deep in financial debt....the state's only physician owned for profit hospitals...BD  Eighty-nine emplo...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Army’s health IT hothouse The Army’s health IT hothouse

Good article talking about what is going on with the DOD and healthcare...telemedicine is fueling some of the most sophisticated health IT ...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Medical Advances—Through Your Cell Phone Medical Advances—Through Your Cell Phone

Update and Additional information on telemedicine ... it will be a challenge in the future to be able to select the product and device that ...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Microsoft developing ad-funded, senior PCs in UK Microsoft developing ad-funded, senior PCs in UK

This is a great idea as I actively work helping seniors with computers...and there are so many devices that relate to healthcare that need ...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

World's first cardiac re-synchronization therapy defibrillator device World's first cardiac re-synchronization therapy defibrillator device

One patient yesterday became the first to have the implant...the hospital will be able to communicate and access information over phone lin...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Not So Vain: Carly Simon's Panicky Past Not So Vain: Carly Simon's Panicky Past

Nice when celebrity stories are brought to the forefront to discuss something that seems to affect all of us at one time or another...in on...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tibco backing Microsoft Silverlight Tibco backing Microsoft Silverlight

  Hard hat area:   Tibco has a healthcare market that works with HIPAA compliance solutions as well as an HL7 solution...BD  San Francisco...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Biniki – a bra for your butt The Biniki – a bra for your butt

Well this one had to be I guess...we already have apparel that addresses the top portion of our bodies, but wait, this is good news for men...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Johnson & Johnson Cuts Another 400 Jobs Johnson & Johnson Cuts Another 400 Jobs

One more pharma company reacting to the changing market...as the DNA biotech sector continues it's rapid and steady growth, big pharma c...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Congressman: 'Citizens Can No Longer Trust' FDA Congressman: 'Citizens Can No Longer Trust' FDA

  One more strike for the FDA... as we continue as a nation to outsource beyond our borders so grows the responsibility to protect US citize...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Researchers create heart and blood cells from reprogrammed skin cells Researchers create heart and blood cells from reprogrammed skin cells

Using the cells from the patient appears to be the key element here...there are people already walking around with bladders that have been ...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Gene Sequencing for the Masses - affordable at $150,000 Gene Sequencing for the Masses - affordable at $150,000

It is anticipated that it will sequence 10 billion base pairs in a single 80 hour run...Harvard and MIT have already purchased a unit...mid...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wellpoint to buy firm operating Delta Dental Wellpoint to buy firm operating Delta Dental

DeCare contracts with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Minnesota, Medica and others. It administers 10 dental plans, including Delta Dental ...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Entegrion wins FDA approval to sell bandages to consumers that "stop the bleeding"... Entegrion wins FDA approval to sell bandages to consumers that "stop the bleeding"...

The product is both safe for home and can be used in a clinical setting... make the blood start clotting immediately...coming to the Intern...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New concept sends medical images via cellular phones New concept sends medical images via cellular phones

Cell phones are becoming more popular by the minute, especially with medical imaging, nice story on the software and hardware process to se...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Testimony Of Baxter CEO Before Subcommittee On Oversight And Investigations Committee On Energy And Commerce U.S. House Testimony Of Baxter CEO Before Subcommittee On Oversight And Investigations Committee On Energy And Commerce U.S. House

These items relate to a woman and her son were going in for dialysis treatments whereby heparin was used...and she lost both...sad story in...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

'Rotten eggs' in the blood - more gas in our system someday 'Rotten eggs' in the blood - more gas in our system someday

Interesting research going on here...with H 2 S gas...to combat and treat other diseases such as diabetes and helping with the cardiovascul...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Merck shares hammered after FDA rejects Cordaptive Merck shares hammered after FDA rejects Cordaptive

Rituxan fails (again) in late-stage lupus trial One application for approval and one disappointing study for the pharma business this week....

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pharmacies to Push E-Prescribing with advertising campaign... Pharmacies to Push E-Prescribing with advertising campaign...

Consumers will also see signs on the doors and counters saying that they CAN fill electronic prescriptions... coming to a pharmacy near you...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

FDA approves coronary artery plaque imaging device FDA approves coronary artery plaque imaging device

A fiber optic catheter....initial use will be for diagnosis purposes initially for patients who have already had treatments to help in preve...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Call of Medicine Gives Way to Family Tug Call of Medicine Gives Way to Family Tug

Hospitals changing physician hours...splitting their time between the hospital and ambulatory time....helping the physicians get a life back...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Doctors remove 57 kg fat from a Russian woman's belly Doctors remove 57 kg fat from a Russian woman's belly

How do these tumors get ignored to get to this size?  BD  Natalya was overweight since 13 as she had hormonal disturbance, she tried all t...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

HealthBlog : The Doctor's Channel HealthBlog : The Doctor's Channel

Last week I had posted about Ozmosis and the Doctor's Channel and the teamwork between both sites to bring together a discussion forum...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Are Men Facing Extinction? The Y Chromosome is "Fatally Flawed" Are Men Facing Extinction? The Y Chromosome is "Fatally Flawed"

Well from the female side of things we have known for years that something has been flawed along the way...but for our lifetime we won'...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Health Care In America: Pay To Play Isn’t Working… Health Care In America: Pay To Play Isn’t Working…

A great story on Remote Area Medical... lives on donations....treated 17,000 patients last year...on one day they treated 600 people on Sat...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Volunteers needed for chocolate study - Women only Volunteers needed for chocolate study - Women only

Volunteers need to be women who are past menopause and have diabetes type 2...chocolate and coffee....are there benefits and is there in fa...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

An OxyContin That Addicts Can’t Abuse? An OxyContin That Addicts Can’t Abuse?

Interesting concept...a no crush pill?  BD Purdue Pharma, which makes the controversial painkiller, is racing to introduce a tamper-resis...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Prescription for loss - California Prescription for loss - California

There's no fix in sight...with the budget cuts coming July 1st and the smaller independent pharmacies are feeling the pinch...Medical p...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Fewer certified EHR programs on the market... Fewer certified EHR programs on the market...

This is a hot topic for a couple reasons, EMRs already have the tag of being expensive for the physician and number two, the speed of techn...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

GE Healthcare Completes Acquisition Of Whatman Plc GE Healthcare Completes Acquisition Of Whatman Plc

With this acquisition, GE appears to make a big investment in the DNA market....they have a multitude of products, mostly for lab testing an...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Hospital records in the wrong hands - patient given his records and those of 4 others Hospital records in the wrong hands - patient given his records and those of 4 others

In Florida, man was given his own records and those of 4 other patients...he called the 4 others patients, and one was still in the hospita...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

How can insurance companies find out if you have a pre-existing condition - The MIB How can insurance companies find out if you have a pre-existing condition - The MIB

If you are not aware of the MIB when it comes to health insurance, read this...BD  I have heard people mention the MIB as a source, but w...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Remote-Presence Robot Attends Patients at Ryder Trauma Center Remote-Presence Robot Attends Patients at Ryder Trauma Center

  One more facility gets "Robo-Doc".   If you have never seen one of these in motion, it is a little different when standing in a ...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

VitalJacket heart monitoring shirt VitalJacket heart monitoring shirt

You have 2 choices with the shirt, store the information on an SD data card to read with a PC later or use a live online PDA phone to colle...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Surgeon Creates Portable Ultrasound for Telemedicine... Surgeon Creates Portable Ultrasound for Telemedicine...

Using telemedicine, this physician is monitoring the conditions of those climbing Mount Everest..he created a 10 pound ultrasound tool and ...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Tablet PCs Being Used by Outpatient Physicians... Tablet PCs Being Used by Outpatient Physicians...

One particular note of interest in the survey is that integrated software is definitely pushing the sales of Tablet PCs ...as well as othe...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Hair-razing devices for the home Hair-razing devices for the home

There will be limitations compared to units used in a professional office, but lasers are coming to the home front. ..both products receivi...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

How to Be Like Mike?  Is it in the Genes to be an athlete How to Be Like Mike? Is it in the Genes to be an athlete

Could this be an end to the proverbial football scout and is this going too far ...I think so...but it is happening...public or not public....

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Sunday, April 27, 2008
 
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