SAMSUNG DEBUTS OMNIA i900 Cell Phone…Windows Mobile Tool for Healthcare…coming soon.. SAMSUNG DEBUTS OMNIA i900 Cell Phone…Windows Mobile Tool for Healthcare…coming soon..

If you like the iPhone, there’s a new Windows Mobile phone, rumored to be coming out from AT&T a...

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

They Shoot Pigs, Don’t They… They Shoot Pigs, Don’t They…

I would think there are better ways with technology to perhaps do this, instead of having to shoot the pigs but the technology may be expen...

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ed McMahon sues Cedars-Sinai hospital over injury Ed McMahon sues Cedars-Sinai hospital over injury

Ed McMahon has been in the news lately over financial issues with his home and now he claims the ho...

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Drug Wars – FDA, Ranbaxy, the Department Of Justice and Congress… Drug Wars – FDA, Ranbaxy, the Department Of Justice and Congress…

The issues at hand goes back to 2006 with deviations from specifications on drugs, and now it is up to the Congress and the FDA once more.  ...

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Friday, July 18, 2008

VeriChip Closes Sale of Subsidiary - RFID VeriChip Closes Sale of Subsidiary - RFID

It appears having a “chip” implant is perhaps not as popular as one might have thought as least on the consumer medical records side.  Stan...

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Should a Surgeon Be Punished for Operating on the Wrong Side? Should a Surgeon Be Punished for Operating on the Wrong Side?

This is a tough one as everyone has an angle on it, but there are no worse angles than the surgeon and the patient are experiencing by all ...

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Friday, July 18, 2008

HHS cracks down: provider to pay $100,000 in HIPAA penalties over lost laptops HHS cracks down: provider to pay $100,000 in HIPAA penalties over lost laptops

Something to think about when using confidential data with patient records, better make sure it is encrypted for sure.  Also, many network a...

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Web App Brings the Internet to the Blind Web App Brings the Internet to the Blind

This is nice, and no software to be installed, Software as a Service for the Blind to access the Internet.  Watch the video from the Univers...

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Blue Shield sued for allegedly lying about its coverage – Are those fightin’ words… Blue Shield sued for allegedly lying about its coverage – Are those fightin’ words…

It used to be we would hear some type of concern, but the comments here sound like a torrid of anger, hope this is not a sign of the times ...

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Can Today's Doctors Be Competent Without Computers, It’s not easy… Can Today's Doctors Be Competent Without Computers, It’s not easy…

I agree here with the context, with all the information that is flying at all of us at a speed of m...

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Friday, July 18, 2008

FDA unveils plan to recruit young science staffers FDA unveils plan to recruit young science staffers

One item mentioned is that the average age at the FDA is 54 and that 30% are eligible to retire.  It sounds like perhaps a move to bring so...

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Friday, July 18, 2008

FDA Clears Newest Version of Celera's HIV-1 Genotyping Software FDA Clears Newest Version of Celera's HIV-1 Genotyping Software

More news on personalized medicine, sequencing for HIV research and distributed by Abbott Labs.  Sequencing software will continue to grow. ...

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Friday, July 18, 2008

ASCO launches Cancer.net Website ASCO launches Cancer.net Website

New site and easy to navigate.  Makes it easy to remember and one place to start for patients and p...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

IHHI Hospital exec framed doctor on gun charge, lawsuit says – Orange County CA IHHI Hospital exec framed doctor on gun charge, lawsuit says – Orange County CA

The battle continues with IHHI hospitals and the CEO, Bruce Mogel, and this time there’s a bit more at stake in the new lawsuit.  They all ...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

San Francisco hijacker pleads not guilty to network tampering San Francisco hijacker pleads not guilty to network tampering

Security story of the week, this is big, but under control, well somewhat.  He took control of the ...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Jury finds J&J not liable in Motrin lawsuit Jury finds J&J not liable in Motrin lawsuit

Ibuprofen is the active ingredient and used by other manufacturers, which many rely on for pain rel...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Liver disease therapeutic patents from CellPoint Diagnostics Up on the Auction Block.. Liver disease therapeutic patents from CellPoint Diagnostics Up on the Auction Block..

  Intellectual Property on the auction block, patents with FDA approval.  This is the first time I ...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Siemens to Resell Kiosks Siemens to Resell Kiosks

Recently Seimens just announced major layoffs, so perhaps adding a new product line will prove beneficial in down times to increase sales o...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

World Medical Tourism Congress Announces Two New Speakers From AETNA and CIGNA World Medical Tourism Congress Announces Two New Speakers From AETNA and CIGNA

Over 30 insurance companies have registered for the event in September, along with 100 hospitals.  ...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Veterans Have Medical Claims Denied To Reduce Backlog Veterans Have Medical Claims Denied To Reduce Backlog

This goes back to 2006 when the backlog was cleared by eliminating quality assurance check of their...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

The IShoe – hook it to your notebook and check your balance The IShoe – hook it to your notebook and check your balance

This looks to be very promising to help locate balance problems and offer data helpful to keeping fo...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Surgeon sued for giving anesthetized patient temporary tattoo Surgeon sued for giving anesthetized patient temporary tattoo

What’s a tattoo worth in court?  Maybe as much as the water to wash it off?  Waste of the legal system on this one.  BD  In a lawsuit file...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

L'Oreal May Have Use Banned Chemicals…. L'Oreal May Have Use Banned Chemicals….

What is in our make up, lipstick?  Another potential whistle blower case coming to surface here and...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Surgeons taking kidneys through the navel Surgeons taking kidneys through the navel

Kidney donors will have a shorter recovery time and little or no scarring.  The recipient still goe...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Pfizer Exec And The $300K Helicopter Bill The Pfizer Exec And The $300K Helicopter Bill

It sounds like helicopter rides will not be part of the future budget plans for Pfizer. BD Some people drive to work. Others take a commut...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

FDA Chief Threatens Red Cross With Criminal Action FDA Chief Threatens Red Cross With Criminal Action

At the rate of additional levels of responsibility are coming down on the FDA, they might still yet ...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

SanDisk WORM secure memory card SanDisk WORM secure memory card

New Secure Data storage made simple.  It only writes the data once, and then locks, so this means ...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

YouTube Comes to Tivo Soon… YouTube Comes to Tivo Soon…

You Tube as we all know is no longer just entertainment, there’s many good sites for good educational purposes too, such as the FDA Channel...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

MacroGenics Acquires Raven Biotechnologies MacroGenics Acquires Raven Biotechnologies

Cancer technology and stem cell research coming together.  In other related news, another biotech is...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Teva mulling $7.5B deal for Barr – Generic Pharmas on the move Teva mulling $7.5B deal for Barr – Generic Pharmas on the move

  Teva also stated it plans to sue Novartis and Momenta for patent infringement.  Recently in the n...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

LabCorp Takes Over as 23andMe's Genotyping Service Provider LabCorp Takes Over as 23andMe's Genotyping Service Provider

Last month several Genomics companies received warning letters from the State of California and wer...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Can we have our tomatoes back? Ask the FDA Can we have our tomatoes back? Ask the FDA

  They are rotting on the vines and even though never associated with the recent salmonella scare, t...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

FDA comes under Congress scanner over Ranbaxy issue as well as the Department of Justice.. FDA comes under Congress scanner over Ranbaxy issue as well as the Department of Justice..

Congress and the Department of Justice now join the inquiry about the FDA actions investigating the alleged falsification of test records. ...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Medical Device Pioneer Pluromed Le Goo- Controls bleeding during surgery to clamp without a clamp Medical Device Pioneer Pluromed Le Goo- Controls bleeding during surgery to clamp without a clamp

The process is approved and in use in Europe and awaiting trial results and FDA approval for the US.  An actual procedure with a open heart...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wasp Knife Injects Compressed Gas To Fatally Freeze Victim's Organs – Healthcare alert for the ER Wasp Knife Injects Compressed Gas To Fatally Freeze Victim's Organs – Healthcare alert for the ER

This is just downright scary, but thought it was definitely worth a mention as a victim could show u...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Association Between Genetic Variation And Antidepressant Treatment Response Replicated By New Study – Personalized Medicine… Association Between Genetic Variation And Antidepressant Treatment Response Replicated By New Study – Personalized Medicine…

Personalized Medicine study to determine which series of antidepressant medications would the selec...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Approval For Wireless Transmitter That Monitors Implanted Cardiac Devices Approval For Wireless Transmitter That Monitors Implanted Cardiac Devices

St. Jude has also been working with the Microsoft HealthVault folks to incorporate information in t...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sound Way To A Sound Heart Sound Way To A Sound Heart

According to the article, the use of a wireless computer can help with analyzing a heartbeat normally heard with a stethoscope and create m...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Radio Shack and Select Medical pay $1.5 million to settle ID theft claims Radio Shack and Select Medical pay $1.5 million to settle ID theft claims

One cure for this:  Shred!  It’s hard to beleive that this is still happening with paper records no...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Advocating a Treatment, but Denied Access to It Advocating a Treatment, but Denied Access to It

Working for the biotech company didn’t help this women get access for her son, even though she was one of their biggest fans and promoters,...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

U.S. still flunks healthcare test, group says U.S. still flunks healthcare test, group says

We do lead in spending though, but the rest of the results were not real attractive and dropped down 2 points from 2006.  The one big plus ...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Payment Rates New Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Payment Rates

The new updates from Medicare, sounds like another 10 days before the ball gets rolling and contract...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Drugs industry protecting 'morally unacceptable' patent system Drugs industry protecting 'morally unacceptable' patent system

Thomas Pogge, Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University in the United States to speak out on reform with the pha...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

House Atwitter Over Rules Governing Video, Blog Posts House Atwitter Over Rules Governing Video, Blog Posts

The debate continues with the separation of what is official and what is campaign related material.  No doubt this will be a debated issue ...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

$2 million computer will help unravel major medical ailments at Johns Hopkins… $2 million computer will help unravel major medical ailments at Johns Hopkins…

With this I learned a new word for my vocabulary, “ petabyte” which is equivalent  to 1 quadrillion bytes or 1,000 terabytes, 1,024 gigabyt...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Miami Genome Center to Use GeneGo's Biomarker Software Miami Genome Center to Use GeneGo's Biomarker Software

Universities investing in genomics software for research and training.  BD  NEW YORK (GenomeWeb Ne...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

San Francisco IT worker arrested in hijacking of city network San Francisco IT worker arrested in hijacking of city network

Even inside IT, things can go haywire.  This sounds like it was an extreme case of “desk rage”   Many organizations are creating new ...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Thank You For Smoking On International Flights Thank You For Smoking On International Flights

This is wild, what comes first, money from sales and advertising or the promotion of good health…go...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Nephrologist Quits Medicine to Blog Full-Time Nephrologist Quits Medicine to Blog Full-Time

  Does he blog about healthcare, heck no, he blogs about MACS… maybe this should tell me something ...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Healthvision Targets Canadian Market with healthcare integration company… Healthvision Targets Canadian Market with healthcare integration company…

Resellers and Consultants are also in the merging and buy out business in health care. Healthvision currently resells for AllScripts and Nex...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Update:  Intel FDA Approved Home Care System… Update: Intel FDA Approved Home Care System…

This video gives a littler closer look at the device recently approved by the FDA and can be found on Channel Intel on You Tube.    The FDA...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008