You Own Junk Bonds, Like it or Not - Opinion You Own Junk Bonds, Like it or Not - Opinion

In view of the recent events, I ran across the opinion article, written by a Venture Capitalist an...

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tenet Completes Sale of Tarzana Hospital to Providence Health & Services - California Tenet Completes Sale of Tarzana Hospital to Providence Health & Services - California

A for profit now becomes a not for profit facility, and Tenet subsidiary sells it’s interest in joint venture with HCP.  BD  A Tenet subs...

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Desperate Hospitals – September 2008 Desperate Hospitals – September 2008

An update on some hospitals financials and concerns.  Redding, California Hospital for sale, but not-for-profit buyer could jeopardize o...

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Eisenhower Medical Center terminates Medi-Cal contract – California Eisenhower Medical Center terminates Medi-Cal contract – California

The new California budget is finally done so hopefully money will once again begin to flow, as nothi...

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Wrong Side Surgeries Again Wrong Side Surgeries Again

I think every time we read about one of these stories we all just sit back and to some degree scratch our head, how did this occur again?  T...

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Microsoft Hyper – V and Intel Virtual Technology Microsoft Hyper – V and Intel Virtual Technology

It has been a while since any Server related posts have been made, and this is a nice short informative video on the capabilities of Hyper –...

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Eclipsys to Acquire MediNotes Medical Records and Practice Management Software Eclipsys to Acquire MediNotes Medical Records and Practice Management Software

It was just back in March that MediNotes purchased Bond technologies so the consolidation of techno...

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Hershey’s Chocolate Makes an economic decision Hershey’s Chocolate Makes an economic decision

Another economic decision, cocoa butter — the ingredient famous for giving chocolate its creamy, mel...

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Hollywood Film Maker Goes to Washington Hollywood Film Maker Goes to Washington

Watch this when you have time as it is over 30 minutes long, will make you stop and think a bit.  Ve...

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Things are getting tough – I had to join 2 HMOs last week stated the physician Things are getting tough – I had to join 2 HMOs last week stated the physician

I was speaking with a family practice physician this week on the east coast, and this is exactly wha...

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Drugmakers Seek to Cut Red Tape to Speed Cancer Trials Drugmakers Seek to Cut Red Tape to Speed Cancer Trials

This is probably a good move to speed this process up since many pharmaceutical companies have and ...

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Allscripts Sells Marketing Subsidiary Allscripts Sells Marketing Subsidiary

Also, recently in the news with Allscripts due to the stock market this week there are other issue...

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Windows Live Services – Wave 3 – Free Download Windows Live Services – Wave 3 – Free Download

Do you like Outlook, but don’t have MS Office, well Windows Live Services might be just the email cl...

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Hospital to Subsidize Doctors' EHRs - California Hospital to Subsidize Doctors' EHRs - California

As I have posted in the past, hospitals today come in various shapes and forms, so doing better fi...

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Surveying Consumer Access to Rx Data Surveying Consumer Access to Rx Data

One more survey, do we really need to spend this money, I think we have a pretty good idea here tha...

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Merck Outsourcing - Brings in Contract Sales Force Merck Outsourcing - Brings in Contract Sales Force

It appears from the article that the move is generated more towards called made on family practice p...

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Amgen defends Enbrel after J&J wins trial – Pharma Wars Amgen defends Enbrel after J&J wins trial – Pharma Wars

The battle of the “heartbreak of psoriasis”, my trial is better than yours!   BD  A new Johnson & Johnson drug trial has put Amgen on...

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Mission Hospital to Provide Concierge Services as a Patient Benefit - California Mission Hospital to Provide Concierge Services as a Patient Benefit - California

Mission is a part of the St. Joseph hospital system and from looking at the Best Upon Request websi...

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Healthy Tanning Beds? Experts Say No Healthy Tanning Beds? Experts Say No

Well this may not go down well for the tanning business wanting to grow.   They say more studies sho...

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Microsoft Aims to Redefine ‘I’m a PC’ Microsoft Aims to Redefine ‘I’m a PC’

Preview of new Microsoft ads, and guess what “I am a Tablet PC”   They are not dead by any means a...

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

When Pay for Performance and $4.00 Generic Prescriptions Hit the Wall –Reuters When Pay for Performance and $4.00 Generic Prescriptions Hit the Wall –Reuters

Medical Quack on Reuters.   Now this is a sad state of affairs to be the prudent consumer, and ye...

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Google Health adds the “Free” E-Prescribing Program from Allscripts to the Health Record Google Health adds the “Free” E-Prescribing Program from Allscripts to the Health Record

It is interesting in the last few weeks, since the 2% increase in payments for those physicians who...

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

As personalized, genomic medicine takes off, four developing countries show the way for others As personalized, genomic medicine takes off, four developing countries show the way for others

No we do hold the monopoly on this technology in the US, and this article brings to light that genomics is a global concern and effort.  BD...

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Despite Regulatory Changes, Hospitals Cautious in Helping Physicians Purchase Electronic Medical Records Despite Regulatory Changes, Hospitals Cautious in Helping Physicians Purchase Electronic Medical Records

Well I think a few words might sum up this entire report, “Show me the money” might be some word e...

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

CCHIT Offers PHR Web Site – Personal Health Records CCHIT Offers PHR Web Site – Personal Health Records

This might be of interest if you want to learn about the certification process of Personal Health R...

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Colonoscopy Without the Scope – Study States CT Scan is Effective Colonoscopy Without the Scope – Study States CT Scan is Effective

The debate over Medicare paying for this procedures has been up in the air for years, but now I bel...

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

USB 2 Digital High Resolution Microscope – ProScope HR USB 2 Digital High Resolution Microscope – ProScope HR

I ran across this and immediately I could definitely see healthcare applications written all over it...

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Group Posts E-Mail Hacked From Palin Yahoo Account Group Posts E-Mail Hacked From Palin Yahoo Account

  Ho- hum, another technologically challenged candidate, it keeps getting better, although I don’t ...

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ranbaxy Finds Rudy Giuliani is for hire.. Ranbaxy Finds Rudy Giuliani is for hire..

The story keeps getting stranger by the day.  A little recent history can be found here.   The US is only 2-3% of their entire market so mos...

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Medicare rules ban cold-calling by insurers and will use “secret shoppers” Medicare rules ban cold-calling by insurers and will use “secret shoppers”

There is a potential fine for violators and they cannot initiate the call, the consumer has to init...

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008
 
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