Automated anesthesia system dubbed McSleepy - Automated anesthesia system dubbed McSleepy -

  Robotic anesthesia ...first successful surgery done in Canada..focus is software to monitor pain a...

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Saturday, May 03, 2008

Night club drug could ease depression - Ketamine Night club drug could ease depression - Ketamine

According to the study it could give Prozac some competition in time...in just 24 hours it kicks in...

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Saturday, May 03, 2008

New Generation Of Radiation Therapy More Precise - TomoTherapy for Treatment of Prostate Cancer New Generation Of Radiation Therapy More Precise - TomoTherapy for Treatment of Prostate Cancer

New technology being used to treat prostate cancer...also effective with treatment of other cancers...

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Saturday, May 03, 2008

St.Jude Collaborates With Microsoft HealthVault St.Jude Collaborates With Microsoft HealthVault

The work in progress will allow an implanted chip to send information directly to the Microsoft He...

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Saturday, May 03, 2008

The NHS Health Rag Song The NHS Health Rag Song

Good DuWap....BD  http://youtube.com/watch?v=RusYHRlDFhA

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Loma Linda University Medical Center buys hospital it tried to block - California Loma Linda University Medical Center buys hospital it tried to block - California

Not for profit hospital makes the offer the the physicians, for the new for profit medical center, ...

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Friday, May 02, 2008

New congressional report says Wyden-Bennett health plan would pay for itself New congressional report says Wyden-Bennett health plan would pay for itself

Indeed employers, especially small and medium size would like the plan as it also costs money to administrate and negotiate with insurers.....

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Friday, May 02, 2008

$100 Human Genome Sequencing Within Sight? $100 Human Genome Sequencing Within Sight?

The article also addresses how we will think, will we choose different mates?  Will the selection o...

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Families sue undertakers in body parts scandal Families sue undertakers in body parts scandal

Being a donator of organs is a good thing to do, to give life to someone after death, but this appe...

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Microsoft Expands Management Capabilities to Linux and Unix Microsoft Expands Management Capabilities to Linux and Unix

  Hard hat area:   Beta available for download...this will allow for better monitoring of systems ou...

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Coding Cues: Specifying place of service—satellite or outpatient facility? Coding Cues: Specifying place of service—satellite or outpatient facility?

Medical Economics has some answers for commonly asked questions in reference to proper coding for p...

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Friday, May 02, 2008

National Pet Week Reminds Animal Lovers That 'Pets Jazz Up Our Lives' National Pet Week Reminds Animal Lovers That 'Pets Jazz Up Our Lives'

Where would I be without my "best friend"...as someone wrote in a recent article "do...

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Friday, May 02, 2008

55% Of Large Commercial Health Plan Members Do Not Understand 'Critical Details' Of Their Health Plans, Online Survey Finds 55% Of Large Commercial Health Plan Members Do Not Understand 'Critical Details' Of Their Health Plans, Online Survey Finds

No surprise here...look at how many options each plan has...there's a lot of "ifs" and legal "mumble jumble" in all...

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Should Drugmakers Pay FDA to Inspect Foreign Factories? Should Drugmakers Pay FDA to Inspect Foreign Factories?

This is probably a good idea in theory, but once every 2 years won't cut it...and how often and...

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Friday, May 02, 2008

The Luckiest Guy In The Drug Business The Luckiest Guy In The Drug Business

  They closed the doors to the biotech operation...now has re-invested in Esperion...I remember the days of the purchase of Warner Lambert a...

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Microsoft device helps police pluck evidence from Cyberscene of crime Microsoft device helps police pluck evidence from Cyberscene of crime

Interesting device, let's hope it stays in the hands of the good guys and it is provided free of charge...BD  Microsoft has developed ...

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Misys to Embed Content in EHR Misys to Embed Content in EHR

Embedded reference material coming in a couple months...to enable the physician to have access to re...

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Doctor Anonymous: Dr. A Show - Dr. John Halamka Doctor Anonymous: Dr. A Show - Dr. John Halamka

Be sure to put this one on your calendar for this evening...I'm sure there will be some very va...

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Easy to Swallow - The Tablet PC Easy to Swallow - The Tablet PC

I just love articles of this sort as it is something I have been saying for years... anybody who at...

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Clearance For Blood Glucose Monitor from Medtronic Clearance For Blood Glucose Monitor from Medtronic

Information from the insulin pump including  BG results can be uploaded wirelessly to a PC with the...

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Microchip Links To Electronic Patient Records - more about carrying a personalized chip Microchip Links To Electronic Patient Records - more about carrying a personalized chip

This process connects the patient to their health care record instead of all the information be sto...

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

AirStrip Targets Mobile Healthcare AirStrip Targets Mobile Healthcare

The technology is patent pending and FDA cleared and can work with many portable mobile devices...G...

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Biomagic "pixie dust" regrows man's lopped-off finger Biomagic "pixie dust" regrows man's lopped-off finger

Biometric words of wonder once more...would like to know more about this process as well...BD  A c...

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Medicare 'Drifting Towards Disaster': U.S. Official Medicare 'Drifting Towards Disaster': U.S. Official

Michael Leavitt and his predicted fate for Medicare...we all know the system is broken, so is it time for a new system?  The only source of...

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

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 litt...

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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...

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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...

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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... trick...

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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 th...

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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...

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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... he...

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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 usin...

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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 s...

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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 abl...

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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 devi...

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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 communica...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 bod...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008
 
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