Moses Cone Health System invests $2M to subsidize electronic records in its clinics Moses Cone Health System invests $2M to subsidize electronic records in its clinics

Moses Cone Health System, is a five hospital system based in North Carolina and is subsidizing the cost of electronic medical records for th...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Waging Health Battles by Fax Bots Waging Health Battles by Fax Bots

This is a very good article here that talks about what goes on in the back side of a medical practice.   When working with an HMO or PPO con...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

GlaxoSmithKline to axe 850 jobs in R & D GlaxoSmithKline to axe 850 jobs in R & D

Other Pharma businesses have done or will be doing the same, much of R and D is moving other areas where the cost is 1/5 of that here in t...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Medicare's No-Pay Rule Is Small Potatoes for Hospitals' Bottom Line Medicare's No-Pay Rule Is Small Potatoes for Hospitals' Bottom Line

Small potatoes maybe in the overall picture, but where I go for health care as far as a hospital may be one of the 50% in this country that ...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cookies With Melamine Found in Netherlands Cookies With Melamine Found in Netherlands

One more tainted milk product.  BD Officials in the Netherlands say two types of Chinese-made cookies have been found with elevated le...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Lipton recalls milk-tea – One more tainted milk manufacturer Lipton recalls milk-tea – One more tainted milk manufacturer

More products recalled, and this appears to not affect the US, but who knows for sure anymore.  Again, I go back to having every product th...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Silent Cell Phones at School or in Selected areas of Medical Facilities? Silent Cell Phones at School or in Selected areas of Medical Facilities?

This is something this is addressed in hospitals too, the answer is a no audible cell phone zone.   You post a sign that this is a no wirele...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Two More Hospitals Sign for Amalga from Microsoft Two More Hospitals Sign for Amalga from Microsoft

Amalga from Microsoft with a focus on business intelligence.  Recently I posted relative to El Camino hospital in the silicon valley area ...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

CCHIT Certifies 10 Ambulatory EHRs CCHIT Certifies 10 Ambulatory EHRs

The number gets a bit smaller each year as integration steps in as a priority.  What I found interesting though is that 2 are pending an in...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Add some style to your boring crutches Add some style to your boring crutches

Why not, designer crutches!  They look good and appear to add a bit more padding too.  BD  Crutches area generally used by patients who h...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Microsoft calls on Congress to reconsider bailout Microsoft calls on Congress to reconsider bailout

Congress was “outcoded” by Wall Street it appears and now can’t make a decision to save our necks  Nice work here, but we don’t seem to h...

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Medical Quack on Reuters, Wall Street Journal, and other Online Publications Medical Quack on Reuters, Wall Street Journal, and other Online Publications

A reader was asking me the other day to post some samples on what goes beyond the blog, so here goes a few samples from this week.  If you a...

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Ohio Sales Rep's Information Launched Massive Government Investigation of Cephalon Ohio Sales Rep's Information Launched Massive Government Investigation of Cephalon

Whistle blower case where Pharma Sales representative created an investigation and settlement.  Whistle blowers can and do receive portions...

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Emdeon Acquires Patient Statement Business From GE Healthcare Emdeon Acquires Patient Statement Business From GE Healthcare

GE Centricity(TM) customers will now be served via Emdeon, who is already established as a GE Healthcare partner, but will be handling more...

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Misys Gets Funds for Allscripts Deal Misys Gets Funds for Allscripts Deal

This appears to be a second life here for financing after the Lehman bankruptcy put the brakes on the existing investments that were to mo...

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Violations Reported at 94% of Nursing Homes Violations Reported at 94% of Nursing Homes

94 percent of for-profit nursing homes were cited compared to 88% of non profit.  163 nursing facilites will receive an extra effort in the ...

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Mayo & Johns Hopkins CEOs Want Buffer Between Congress & Medicare Mayo & Johns Hopkins CEOs Want Buffer Between Congress & Medicare

Is this any indication on how the big healthcare institutions think of Congress, much less Medicare?  We have lived through the Medicare nig...

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Talcum powder considered an ovarian cancer risk – similar to Asbestos Talcum powder considered an ovarian cancer risk – similar to Asbestos

The risks are greater if you the glutathione S-transferase M1, or GSTM1 genes, so it appears we need to find out if we have that gene as fem...

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Monday, September 29, 2008

HIMSS Objects to Provisions in Stark's Health IT Legislation HIMSS Objects to Provisions in Stark's Health IT Legislation

I can understand this as we do not have a shortage of electronic medical records software out there, so why create one more system, the doc...

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Cadbury pulls melamine-laced chocolate from China Cadbury pulls melamine-laced chocolate from China

More chocolate woes, you know I think I’m going to give up chocolate all together.  Between all the recalls on the melamine laced products...

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Clinical Data Online begins to market genomic testing to physicians and consumers through Website Clinical Data Online begins to market genomic testing to physicians and consumers through Website

This is just the start here and it seems to appear the marketing of genomic testing and labs is beginning to resemble the CT scanner rage of...

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Fujitsu-Siemens quietly introduces tablet PC Fujitsu-Siemens quietly introduces tablet PC

  Siemens has been expanding the number of products it is now marketing and there have been a few I have listed here in the recent past suc...

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Philips Signs Global Licensing Deal With Microsoft – Speech Magic Philips Signs Global Licensing Deal With Microsoft – Speech Magic

Dictation services for Radiology with the integration of the two services.  More about the hospital integration services can be found here...

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Monday, September 29, 2008

A Glimpse Into Health Care of the Future A Glimpse Into Health Care of the Future

What this article says is true, we have this technology already.  You can look around this blog and find much of it posted over the last co...

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Schwarzenegger grapples with new medical insurance laws Schwarzenegger grapples with new medical insurance laws

If the governor is having a hard time, what about us?  Read the article and you may be more confused on what can be covered and what is not...

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Monday, September 29, 2008

How Wall Street Lied to Its Computers –  Software and Programming How Wall Street Lied to Its Computers – Software and Programming

I posted about this already before finding this article, which in fact is about one of the best I have seen that helps explain the technica...

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Palin and Couric Interview from Saturday Night Live Palin and Couric Interview from Saturday Night Live

And she has a tanning bed in the governor’s mansion. And CNN shows us some of the words were the exact same lines used from the real in...

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Visa Plans To Let Phones Charge Your Purchases Visa Plans To Let Phones Charge Your Purchases

More new ways to use a cell phone in the works, and easier to run up the tab.  This won’t be out for a while but Visa is working on the pro...

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Divorce for Medicaid and Marry for Insurance – The American Healthcare System Divorce for Medicaid and Marry for Insurance – The American Healthcare System

“ There's nothing in the rules that says you can't get divorced for Medicaid”…first it was getting married for insurance benefits an...

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Scan Man’s Notes – A look at Radiology Scan Man’s Notes – A look at Radiology

Just wanted to put a short note here about Scan man’s notes.  Lately he has been including some great Radiology information and scans on th...

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Congress Cut DARPA Budget by $130 Million – Why? Congress Cut DARPA Budget by $130 Million – Why?

This does not make sense, why don’t we find other ways to spend the funds, like perhaps some additional limbs for soldiers that come home f...

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Saturday, September 27, 2008
 
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