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

Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope - Fascinating... Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope - Fascinating...

This is an off topic post, but if you have not seen this yet, do it...fascinating and I just downlo...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Viagra could become a treatment for muscular dystrophy Viagra could become a treatment for muscular dystrophy

A new study appears to have found another use for the drug Viagra other than for treating problems such as erectile dysfunction.Canadian re...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Only About 1 In 10 Adult Americans Have All The Skills Needed To Manage Their Health Only About 1 In 10 Adult Americans Have All The Skills Needed To Manage Their Health

This goes beyond the use of technology and just back to basic issues like reading instructions and filling out claim forms, etc.  BD  Just...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

"You Tube of Radiology" sold to McKesson "You Tube of Radiology" sold to McKesson

AJAX for medical imaging... AJAX-based interfaces provide smooth client-server interaction (such as ...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Nuance RadCube - New Business Intelligence for Radiology Announced.. Nuance RadCube - New Business Intelligence for Radiology Announced..

Read more about Nuance health care solutions at the website ...the home of Dragon Naturally speaking...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wall Street Drug Analysts to Pull All-Nighter Tomorrow to Analyze Cancer Studies... Wall Street Drug Analysts to Pull All-Nighter Tomorrow to Analyze Cancer Studies...

Interesting... Wall Street trying to figure out how to hit the "moving target" of where t...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Verizon Wireless to introduce Linux phones - LiMo Verizon Wireless to introduce Linux phones - LiMo

  And what about medical devices that communicate with cell phone ...new Linux interfaces?  This is ...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wireless patient devices at risk from proposed Internet use Wireless patient devices at risk from proposed Internet use

Good article addressing the "white spaces" of the wireless world...and when the switch ...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Personalized Medicine - BioWindows(TM) Personalized Medicine - BioWindows(TM)

If you want to participate you can sign up at the website...a pool to analyze and hopefully provide data by comparison of a large pool of c...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Fold It - Update on Folding Proteins... Fold It - Update on Folding Proteins...

  From the post last week.... news forthcoming next week....BD  CASP8 is ramping up with a handfu...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The World's Lightest Wheelchair The World's Lightest Wheelchair

This is just down right cool...a portable light weight wheelchair....available so far only in the U...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

FDA Approves HIFU Clinical Trial For Recurrent Prostate Cancer FDA Approves HIFU Clinical Trial For Recurrent Prostate Cancer

New potential for Prostate Cancer for those where radiation therapy has failed...BD  USHIFU, the ...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Global Medical Innovation Centers - Where the Medical Device Manufacturer's Can go... Global Medical Innovation Centers - Where the Medical Device Manufacturer's Can go...

A centralized location for device, design, financing, etc. to all come together under one roof for medical devices....and a manufacturing f...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

FDA Chief Relents, Asking Congress to Fund More Foreign Inspections FDA Chief Relents, Asking Congress to Fund More Foreign Inspections

A step closer to moving out of the 70s ...the answer of course is to invest in more technology that...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

For the Ill, Guidance in Finding a Clinical Trial - A Mess For the Ill, Guidance in Finding a Clinical Trial - A Mess

With the recent activities in the news and bad press on how clinical trials are being conducted, is...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Medical's 'Mini' Revolution - Going Small, Going accurate.. Medical's 'Mini' Revolution - Going Small, Going accurate..

Many new products and devices discussed in this article...everything from Lab on a Chip to other small devices...going mini and portable.....

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Health records going high-tech, 28 hospitals to share electronic information - New York Health records going high-tech, 28 hospitals to share electronic information - New York

Similar to the movement going on in Massachusetts...is this the course of action needed to bring each state under their own umbrella?  I mi...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Lilly backs transparency on M.D. perks Lilly backs transparency on M.D. perks

It is a start in the right direction, but who will have time to mine and read what is posted...if everyone were to join one central locatio...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Veran Medical Technologies lands $4.75M in venture capital Veran Medical Technologies lands $4.75M in venture capital

Medical Device news....there's a lot to keep up with these days...some products here have FDA a...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hospitals that mostly treat Medicaid patients have made smaller quality performance gains Hospitals that mostly treat Medicaid patients have made smaller quality performance gains

So where is the incentive for physicians and hospitals to treat Medicaid patients...and in time this could have a rolling effect on their f...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

HMO Pullouts Upend Connecticut Medicaid HMO Pullouts Upend Connecticut Medicaid

Should managed care be able to run a state Medicaid program...it appears to be one legal mess here...and the legalities go on and on...BD  ...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Former execs of The Oath found guilty of conspiracy, fraud - HMO - Louisiana Former execs of The Oath found guilty of conspiracy, fraud - HMO - Louisiana

One crooked HMO - top executives had some very creative financing going on as the court found...some non-existent or inflated numbers on th...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

More than half of Americans on chronic meds More than half of Americans on chronic meds

No surprise on this article, some take offense and say physicians are not spending enough time to educate patients...well with an HMO physi...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Rate a Pill - the Latest in the Medical Rating Game.. Rate a Pill - the Latest in the Medical Rating Game..

Well one more rating game...drugs...we can currently rate hospitals, doctors, so here's the lat...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Chinese drugs seen driving down generic prices Chinese drugs seen driving down generic prices

Quality is the big concern, so it appears the big competition is between India and China for the the future of pharmaceuticals....BD  Pha...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

CSI Stick: The Portable Cell Phone Forensic Tool CSI Stick: The Portable Cell Phone Forensic Tool

I might guess this could get your medical records too if stored on a phone...BD  Paraben Corporat...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Simple, painless hair test detects breast cancer Simple, painless hair test detects breast cancer

Still testing, no way to get around the mammograms yet, but this sounds nice!  BD  A test developed by Australian scientists which promis...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Been to Dave & Busters Recently? Been to Dave & Busters Recently?

  Check your credit cards, data breach story of the week...this had to be an inside job...5,000 cre...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Microsoft Announces Public Preview and Pricing for Windows Essential Server Solutions Microsoft Announces Public Preview and Pricing for Windows Essential Server Solutions

The big news is the licensing change from the cost side of things....Server 2008 is still one big j...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Dog Has Sight Restored: First Veterinary Corneal Implant Procedure In U.S. Dog Has Sight Restored: First Veterinary Corneal Implant Procedure In U.S.

Now this is a real "seeing eye dog"...nice story...another dog was the donor....BD  Sin...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Novacea cuts staff after partner dumps collaboration Novacea cuts staff after partner dumps collaboration

The drug companies invest and they also take away....BD  A month after Schering-Plough pulled the plug on its collaboration with Novacea...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

States advised to use carrots, sticks to promote EHR use States advised to use carrots, sticks to promote EHR use

The debate is getting more interesting all the time...this looks to be a recommendation for collective bargaining...as a new twist thrown i...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Vacuum Cleaner for the Brain Vacuum Cleaner for the Brain

New technology gave the the physicians an extra 5 hours...she had a stroke and was not able to spea...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008