FBI Investigating Potential Financial Fraud – One Big Virus At Large FBI Investigating Potential Financial Fraud – One Big Virus At Large

Well hold off those fire sales for the computers and servers, as the FBI will more than likely want ...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cape Cod hospital gets $10M gift Cape Cod hospital gets $10M gift

Nice and welcomed I am sure.  A few weeks ago Cape Cod was in the Desperate Hospitals section as t...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

More parents ponder cancer gene tests for kids More parents ponder cancer gene tests for kids

This is a tough decision and I think each case is individual and a family decision.  As genomics matures and we are able to have an entire ...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Patients who don't seek health info online 'increasingly left behind' Patients who don't seek health info online 'increasingly left behind'

I’m glad Medical Economics added this article, as it is something I have repeated many times over, ...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Most Drug Studies Remain Unpublished – Technology related? Most Drug Studies Remain Unpublished – Technology related?

I wonder if the fact that so many were still be written in longhand had any influence here?  So muc...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

HealthPort Acquires Chart One – More consolidation in healthcare software HealthPort Acquires Chart One – More consolidation in healthcare software

  This would add document management to the established services already sold by HealthPort.  The se...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Technology that Detects Threats by Reading Your Mind Technology that Detects Threats by Reading Your Mind

When the sensors identify something suspicious they transmit warning data to analysts, who determine...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bankruptcy Bug Hits Hospitals – Desperate Hospitals Bankruptcy Bug Hits Hospitals – Desperate Hospitals

Modern Healthcare.com has also published an article about the status of affairs of many hospitals. ...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

California Healthcare Foundation Awards $120,000 to Implement New ELINCS Lab Standard – Lab Results and Medical Records California Healthcare Foundation Awards $120,000 to Implement New ELINCS Lab Standard – Lab Results and Medical Records

More grant information can be found here.   California working towards standardizing the informatio...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fluidigm pulls IPO because of weak market conditions Fluidigm pulls IPO because of weak market conditions

A change of plans as earlier they were going to continue amidst the market.  It is the 64th to be pulled this year.  BD  The South San F...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hong Kong cake found with Melamine Hong Kong cake found with Melamine

First the milk and now cakes and candy, no word on whether or not we have the products here in the US.   First stop for the FDA appears to ...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Intel Capital to take $20M stake in Telligent Systems Intel Capital to take $20M stake in Telligent Systems

So why is this here on a healthcare page?  If you have not heard of Telligent Systems their star pr...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dog gets an $18,500 bionic leg! Dog gets an $18,500 bionic leg!

We have all heard about bionic people and now we have a bionic dog!  Nice story since his paw was am...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Human error to blame for Grady data breach Human error to blame for Grady data breach

Lot of outsourcing going on here and maybe a good reason to look at speech recognition soon.  At least that way it is all kept on local serv...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wall Street Meltdown Worries New York Hospitals Wall Street Meltdown Worries New York Hospitals

There stands to be a big possible loss with donations.  BD  To give you a sense of how the crisis on Wall Street is affecting New York hos...

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Follow Congress and the White House on Twitter Follow Congress and the White House on Twitter

With all the emphasis on the economy, you can follow both the House, the Senate and Whitehouse on Tw...

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Microsoft Announces Share Repurchase Program and Increases Quarterly Dividend Microsoft Announces Share Repurchase Program and Increases Quarterly Dividend

A pretty bold move and one big chunk of money and this is the second one, as they already completed ...

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Medicare HMO Costs May Prevent Cancer Patients From Enrolling In Clinical Trials, Study Finds Medicare HMO Costs May Prevent Cancer Patients From Enrolling In Clinical Trials, Study Finds

If one is over 65 and diagnosed with cancer, is possible that Medicare may offer more choices?  The same old problem, access for seniors. T...

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Wait to see a Doctor in Massachusetts not getting any better Wait to see a Doctor in Massachusetts not getting any better

As many physicians close down their practices and take jobs as hospitalists, a shortage of new medical students choosing primary care, the ...

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Monday, September 22, 2008

U.S. authorities gunning for makers of bogus cancer cures U.S. authorities gunning for makers of bogus cancer cures

Occasionally there are some articles on the internet, on newscasts on television and so on that appear to be on the border and occasionally...

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Health IT company declares victory in NHIN trial to send and receive patient medical record summary Health IT company declares victory in NHIN trial to send and receive patient medical record summary

The testing was paid for by the government, the Health and Human Services Department.  Each locatio...

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Monday, September 22, 2008

E-Prescribing Competition and Battle Begins E-Prescribing Competition and Battle Begins

As a physician, if you haven’t been marketed yet, you might expect some marketing efforts forthcomi...

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Speech Recognition, Voice Commands, GPS and more in a Wheelchair Speech Recognition, Voice Commands, GPS and more in a Wheelchair

The research has been funded by Microsoft and Nokia.  When looking at the unit, you can see it it p...

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Download Windows HPC server 2008 Download Windows HPC server 2008

  Hard Hat Area:   Just the other day I said it had been a while since posting any server related st...

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Psychology Corner: Narcissists Can Be Identified By Their Facebook Accounts Psychology Corner: Narcissists Can Be Identified By Their Facebook Accounts

  You might be a narcissist if…. interesting how it identified those with a very high number of cont...

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Senator Edward Kennedy Holds Videoconference With HELP Committee Democrats To Discuss Health Care Reform Strategy Senator Edward Kennedy Holds Videoconference With HELP Committee Democrats To Discuss Health Care Reform Strategy

Even though he was not able to attend personally, modern technology of video conferencing made it ...

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Monday, September 22, 2008

FDA banned inhalers – Asthma medicine is damaging the ozone FDA banned inhalers – Asthma medicine is damaging the ozone

The new product appears will be without CFCs, but will cost twice as much.  After December 31st, the...

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Institutionalized Medicaid recipients sue Florida Institutionalized Medicaid recipients sue Florida

This one will be interesting to see the outcome. From what I have seen, there is more emphasis on working with people to live in a home env...

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Coapt Systems Launches FDA Cleared Novielle Voice (TM) for Restoration of Voice Loss Coapt Systems Launches FDA Cleared Novielle Voice (TM) for Restoration of Voice Loss

  Two injections into the vocal cords is the treatment plan and all coding information is included ...

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Which way, FDA? – Effient Blood Thinner Which way, FDA? – Effient Blood Thinner

In addition, the drug makers are facing potential competition with devices that can do the same, but...

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Almost 13,000 babies in hospital after drinking tainted milk Almost 13,000 babies in hospital after drinking tainted milk

This is very scary!  How many more “economic decisions” will be made with such serious consequences...

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Checking People At Airports With Terahertz Radiation – Safe? Checking People At Airports With Terahertz Radiation – Safe?

Will we ever be in control over how much radiation we are exposed to or is there a such thing as “safe radiation”?  Let’s be sure and test t...

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium Awarded Contract For Training Of FDA Reviewers Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium Awarded Contract For Training Of FDA Reviewers

We all talk and hear these days on the needs for “standards” with data interchange and the FDA is w...

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Clinical Trials: The Features And Promises Of The Brazilian Market Clinical Trials: The Features And Promises Of The Brazilian Market

We all seem to just think about China and India as far as new areas evolving for clinical trials, but now it appears Brazil want to enter t...

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Intel buys mobile Linux startup Intel buys mobile Linux startup

Intel is on the move today with either investing or purchasing entities to progress the future of t...

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Japanese seniors to be freed of health care charges Japanese seniors to be freed of health care charges

Sometimes it is interesting to see how healthcare is addressed outside the US.  In Japan they are trying to figure out how to not charge ci...

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Sunday, September 21, 2008
 
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