Medical Device markets outperforms drug market growth Medical Device markets outperforms drug market growth

Medical devices are also converging on the world of pharma…G.E. Phillips, Siemens, and there are mo...

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Clinical Trials – Numerous Florida Community Hospitals participating Clinical Trials – Numerous Florida Community Hospitals participating

Most of the physicians involved in trials are single physicians often recruited by drug companies w...

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Increase in consultants makes heart surgery safer at night in the UK Increase in consultants makes heart surgery safer at night in the UK

During daytime hours heart surgery is more often performed by junior doctors and at night only 17 percent is carried out by junior physicia...

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Hospitals Put Patients' Debt Up for Auction Hospitals Put Patients' Debt Up for Auction

How much will debt pay?  With an auction, winning bidders may get to keep all of the money they col...

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Kroger invests in The Little Clinics – Retail Health Facilities Kroger invests in The Little Clinics – Retail Health Facilities

Kroger sees a future in the small clinics located inside the stores.  Already there are several in place, now Kroger becomes an actual shar...

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Silverlight June Webcast Series Silverlight June Webcast Series

  Hard Hat Area:  Developers ….If you haven’t seen the Common User Interface for the NHS in the UK, ...

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

After Caesareans, Some See Higher Insurance Cost After Caesareans, Some See Higher Insurance Cost

The insurance companies continue to “cherry pick” patients.  This one caught my eye in the fact that much of this is out of one’s control. ...

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

YouTube and Medical Product Approval Videos… YouTube and Medical Product Approval Videos…

This makes sense…promoting products via You Tube..why not, as we see everything else on the web.  This is actually a very smart marketing p...

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Medicare Payments to Doctors May Hinge on Electronic Prescribing Medicare Payments to Doctors May Hinge on Electronic Prescribing

This is actually quite a bit down the road, the year 2011 before any pinch is felt, which allows pl...

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Why Would a Surgery Center Resort to “Spam”? Why Would a Surgery Center Resort to “Spam”?

I have to say this week I was absolutely amazed to see what I call spam coming from a surger...

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Tenet Sells North Ridge Medical Center for $20M - Florida Tenet Sells North Ridge Medical Center for $20M - Florida

In addition to selling the 3 southern California hospitals, Tenet is also selling one in Florida ...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

60% of people in the U.S. age 18 and older have at least one chronic medical condition 60% of people in the U.S. age 18 and older have at least one chronic medical condition

As the diagnosis process gets better, will this number grow?  As it stands now, you have better than a 50/50 chance of having a chronic med...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Hospital Switches to OpenDNS Across Entire Network  and is saving money- Florida Hospital Switches to OpenDNS Across Entire Network and is saving money- Florida

  HARD HAT AREA:   Technology Post … the hospital saved money with OpenDNS…the service is free and ...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Doctor Says Kennedy’s Brain Surgery Is Successful Doctor Says Kennedy’s Brain Surgery Is Successful

Hopefully most was able to be removed...he was lucky he had a calling...BD  Senator Edward M. Kennedy successfully underwent surgery at D...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Healthcare CIO goes to Washington -The Next Round of Standards Presentation for Secretary Leavitt and the American Health Information Community... Healthcare CIO goes to Washington -The Next Round of Standards Presentation for Secretary Leavitt and the American Health Information Community...

We can certainly use some standards and hope the efforts are well received...with healthcare fragmented in so many areas, standards are rea...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Cerner isn't agog about Google talks Cerner isn't agog about Google talks

"Electronic Shoeboxes".... perhaps Cerner and Aetna, who has spoken out publicly in a sim...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

SPIRIT video - Running a Hospital SPIRIT video - Running a Hospital

Paul Levy posted this on his blog today and it was very much worth the mention here...hospital employees and staff getting together to solve...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Prime Healthcare to acquire three hospitals from Tenet Healthcare - California Prime Healthcare to acquire three hospitals from Tenet Healthcare - California

Dr. Prem Reddy on the move once again...3 hospitals that could become focused on ER care and restru...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Minnesota Health Care Group To Launch Pilot 'Pay-for-Performance' Initiative To Reduce Treatment Costs For Depression Minnesota Health Care Group To Launch Pilot 'Pay-for-Performance' Initiative To Reduce Treatment Costs For Depression

This one could backfire, although good in intent...with employers eventually planning to share information about the the physicians providi...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Introducing the Microsoft Store - UK Introducing the Microsoft Store - UK

Not here in the US yet, but available to the UK and Germany...BD Consumers can now purchase and d...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Study: Hospitals Need More I.T. Staff Study: Hospitals Need More I.T. Staff

Not only will there be needed additional IT/IS personnel, there's a drive from the consumer end...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Mylan acquires generics businesses of Merck KGaA Mylan acquires generics businesses of Merck KGaA

Merck has sold a part of their generic interests in Europe to Mylan, one of the largest generic pharmaceutical companies.  BD Mylan Inc. ...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Gardasil… Now Playing At A Theater Near You Gardasil… Now Playing At A Theater Near You

The advertising campaign is up and running again, but one small item that would help the physicians is the cost of keeping the vaccine in s...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Adobe’s Acrobat.com could be an Office killer; Will interface matter? Adobe’s Acrobat.com could be an Office killer; Will interface matter?

It certainly looks nice and I just set up the application this morning...will look forward to givin...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Public Health Service Hospital - Short history about the Abandoned facility in San Francisco Public Health Service Hospital - Short history about the Abandoned facility in San Francisco

The story of the forgotten hospital in the prestigious Presidio area of San Francisco...closed in 19...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Paralyzed man takes a walk in virtual world Paralyzed man takes a walk in virtual world

The days of our brains controlling a computer are getting closer...this experiment done in Japan wi...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Bone drug Zometa helps women with early breast cancer Bone drug Zometa helps women with early breast cancer

Small group for the study, but sounds promising...suppressing the production of estrogen was part of the program as well...BD  A bone-bui...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Microsoft Releases Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Microsoft Releases Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009

The first think I noticed here is that the interface looks just like "Outlook"... and that...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Medical ID theft can injure finances, endanger lives Medical ID theft can injure finances, endanger lives

If you are a victim of Medical ID theft, think of this...you could receive the wrong medical treatm...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

State proposes ban on HMO billing practice - California State proposes ban on HMO billing practice - California

What happens when you need emergency care and go to a hospital outside of your contract with you he...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

ERISA should be part of reform talks ERISA should be part of reform talks

Are you aware of ERISA...take note and read this article to catch up...this provision successfully ...

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Monday, June 02, 2008

AMA ethics board seeks end to commercial CME sponsorship AMA ethics board seeks end to commercial CME sponsorship

The heated discussion keep going...good point though on how do you distinguish the difference betwe...

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Sunday, June 01, 2008

OR-Live: Online Surgical and Healthcare Video and Webcasts - Resources on the Medical Quack... OR-Live: Online Surgical and Healthcare Video and Webcasts - Resources on the Medical Quack...

Live and recorded surgeries... the link is located on the right hand side and the last 5 entries are...

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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Students’ Device Allows ICU Patients to Get Back on Their Feet Students’ Device Allows ICU Patients to Get Back on Their Feet

This will allow critically ill patients to leave their beds and move around while being connected t...

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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Cancer Drugs Enter the Era of Less Cancer Drugs Enter the Era of Less

Interesting perspective....as diseases and tumors continue with a more elaborate description coupled with additional information available,...

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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Carmichael: Health Guaranteed- New Book Addressing Healthcare in the US... Carmichael: Health Guaranteed- New Book Addressing Healthcare in the US...

" Read it twice and call your congressman in the morning."... maybe what we have been wai...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Duke University -Learning Science with Team-Based Learning and a Tablet PC Duke University -Learning Science with Team-Based Learning and a Tablet PC

Great story on using Tablet PCs in the biology teaching and learning environment.. this instructor ...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

US cancer researchers attack federal budget cuts US cancer researchers attack federal budget cuts

" However, the NCI director did not hold out much hope in the upcoming presidential elections,...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Five of the World's Most Technologically Advanced Hospitals Five of the World's Most Technologically Advanced Hospitals

Nice article and very informative about the technology being used in these 5 hospitals, but somewha...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Can a new blood test enable personalized chemotherapy? Can a new blood test enable personalized chemotherapy?

We have all heard of personalized medicine, but now the potential of personalized chemotherapy for some forms of cancer... the clinical st...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Company that makes medical devices for kids enjoys its own growth spurt Company that makes medical devices for kids enjoys its own growth spurt

One other growing area, medical devices for kids...this company creates orthopaedic devices for chi...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Hospital agrees to $1-million settlement for Patient Dumping Hospital agrees to $1-million settlement for Patient Dumping

Over the last 2 years, there have been more than 50 cases of alleged patient dumping...the last being a hospital in Orange County, CA...als...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

And now for something completely different...A Robotic Symphony... And now for something completely different...A Robotic Symphony...

We have all seen the Robo Doctors either at the hospital or on the web, but here's a new twist ...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Taking computer chat to a whole new level - Wheelchairs Taking computer chat to a whole new level - Wheelchairs

We have already seen cars that allow us to talk, and the next level is wheelchairs for the disabled that one will be able to speak commands...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

A New Clinical Trial To Examine TORISEL Plus Avastin For First-Line Treatment Of Advanced Kidney Cancer A New Clinical Trial To Examine TORISEL Plus Avastin For First-Line Treatment Of Advanced Kidney Cancer

Big pharma continues to move in the direction of biotech investments and clinical research in cance...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008
 
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