Sentinel Initiative Boosts FDA Safety Oversight Sentinel Initiative Boosts FDA Safety Oversight

The FDA Sentinel data mining system is still in the beginning stages and the explanation of how it ...

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Eli Lilly Buying ImClone for $6.5 Billion Eli Lilly Buying ImClone for $6.5 Billion

More action with Big Pharma investing in biotech and they still have a lot of cash around to do so.  In time we just might have all the same...

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Monday, October 06, 2008

A product to overcome the effects of circumcision A product to overcome the effects of circumcision

SenSlip, the artificial retractable foreskin, yes this is a real product with patents.  At least if ...

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Air Jordan Prosthetic Leg Branding Air Jordan Prosthetic Leg Branding

Prosthetics are coming in all shapes sizes and now brands?  Being of the female gender here I wonde...

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Monday, October 06, 2008

National Institutes Of Health Launches ClinicalTrials Results Database National Institutes Of Health Launches ClinicalTrials Results Database

This is bringing everything full circle with not only being able to research trials, but results wi...

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Monday, October 06, 2008

When you are denied health insurance When you are denied health insurance

I think we saw this same story in Sicko, almost the exact same story so must be more of this going...

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Medical Voyeurism – Don’t think about faking a seizure Medical Voyeurism – Don’t think about faking a seizure

Words of advice with a bit of humor from the Happy Hospitalist, and he probably has seen it all.  BD I have seen patients fake a seizure....

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Monday, October 06, 2008

The Silent Epidemic of Health Illiteracy – A Physician’s Opinion The Silent Epidemic of Health Illiteracy – A Physician’s Opinion

Good article written by a physician who obviously has taken notice.  I see the same things within offices as well, as folks do not take a fe...

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Physician Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 - IPC-The Hospitalist Company Physician Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 - IPC-The Hospitalist Company

He also created IPC-Link, an evolving proprietary electronic management system that provides clinica...

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Sepracor slashes Lunesta ad budget Sepracor slashes Lunesta ad budget

Is this the commercial?  BD Spotted a moth lately? Fewer and fewer people have, and for good reason. Sepracor has started to cut back ...

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Monday, October 06, 2008

More Milwaukee health systems moving to electronic health records More Milwaukee health systems moving to electronic health records

Why?  They have money and subsidize the physicians.  BD  “The hurdle for most smaller physician pr...

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Benefits Vendor Adds Assessment Tool Benefits Vendor Adds Assessment Tool

One more analysis program to drive employees and employers nuts in the search for recommendations for improving health and reducing risk , ...

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Monday, October 06, 2008

How Long is that new knee going to be good for? How Long is that new knee going to be good for?

Also, when it comes to resurfacing some 2.6 percent of resurfacing patients got a redo in three year...

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Medco To Begin Working with the FDA – Pharmacogenomics Reporting Medco To Begin Working with the FDA – Pharmacogenomics Reporting

This article states part of the reporting system will include information on the willingness of a d...

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Emory doc hid $1.2M in Pharma payments – Where’s the audit trails? Emory doc hid $1.2M in Pharma payments – Where’s the audit trails?

I think this article somewhat speaks for itself and why reporting is important and this is probably not the last story we will hear on this...

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Bringing Providers, Health Care Executives and Administrators into the 21st Century Bringing Providers, Health Care Executives and Administrators into the 21st Century

Below we have 2 different physicians, one who embraces technology so much to the fact that she has b...

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

FDA Clearance Of Catheter With Subcutaneous Securement System - Interrad Medical FDA Clearance Of Catheter With Subcutaneous Securement System - Interrad Medical

This stands to reduce catheter-related infections with minimizing catheter motion and less needle co...

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Co-Sponsor October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Co-Sponsor

There is a full web page dedicated with several links to obtain the basic information; FAQs can be ...

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

LAC+USC Hospital – New Facility to Open Soon - Los Angeles LAC+USC Hospital – New Facility to Open Soon - Los Angeles

This is just such a massive improvement to open soon, and going from night to day it deserved some...

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Saturday, October 04, 2008

Giant Human Head Statue – Ugly! Giant Human Head Statue – Ugly!

This is just weird, couldn’t they find a better model!  This is on display in London. It looks lik...

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Friday, October 03, 2008

3D Slicer – Open Source Software for CT and MRI Radiology 3D Slicer – Open Source Software for CT and MRI Radiology

The 3D Slicer project has been funded primarily by the National Institutes of Health.  Slicer is av...

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Friday, October 03, 2008

Who should I vote for in the Presidential Election – Pat Paulsen Who should I vote for in the Presidential Election – Pat Paulsen

We have seen a lot of first time events this year, why not elect a dead President (grin).  I am old enough to remember his first run at this...

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Friday, October 03, 2008

As economy sags, faces do too, cosmetic docs say As economy sags, faces do too, cosmetic docs say

As the economy continues to get uglier, so do we.   BD  Of about 700 doctors who responded to the ...

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Friday, October 03, 2008

Next on the bailout list – California Needs a 7 Billion Dollar Loan from the Feds? Next on the bailout list – California Needs a 7 Billion Dollar Loan from the Feds?

  California needs a 7 billion dollar loan to make things happen, even though California is the first state to join the annual CeBit techno...

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Friday, October 03, 2008

Eclipsys acquisition of Medinotes stands to open doors for Hospital subsidized medical records and integration Eclipsys acquisition of Medinotes stands to open doors for Hospital subsidized medical records and integration

As the article states the use of the common standard of HL7 is going to be the solution, so some sta...

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Friday, October 03, 2008

CCHIT Certification and HIE Transactions – The Process and What It Means CCHIT Certification and HIE Transactions – The Process and What It Means

As we have all heard in the certification processes for medical records, the goals to achieve are g...

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Friday, October 03, 2008

Intradigm lands $18.5M to advance Oncology treatment Intradigm lands $18.5M to advance Oncology treatment

Not only do we see venture capital money here, also some big Pharma names.  In a related story, R...

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Friday, October 03, 2008

Legendary Banjo Player's Brain Helped with Deep Brain Stimulation - The Brain Defibrillators are here Legendary Banjo Player's Brain Helped with Deep Brain Stimulation - The Brain Defibrillators are here

I have posted about this technology here on the blog before and also this post.   For someone wi...

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Friday, October 03, 2008

Vassar College Using Tablet PCs for Research and Development Vassar College Using Tablet PCs for Research and Development

Anyone involved and R and D today can certainly take advantage of a Tablet PC.  (I think those new...

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Friday, October 03, 2008
 
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