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 grea...

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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 additi...

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Accelrys : Reorganization Complete - Connecting to Microsoft Share Point Accelrys : Reorganization Complete - Connecting to Microsoft Share Point

You can’t run a business today without business intelligence.  Biotech and Pharma is all about Busin...

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Microsoft Technology Centers – Software Solutions with Assistance and Guidance Microsoft Technology Centers – Software Solutions with Assistance and Guidance

I noticed in several posts I have made I make reference to these centers, but didn’t have anything o...

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Portraitist Robot The Portraitist Robot

Now I could see this little guy let’s say at a teaching facility, creating drawings for use later in...

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Human Airbag for Seniors The Human Airbag for Seniors

Seniors today sure seem to top the listings of devices whether it is a home monitoring device, a wi...

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Synthetic Genomics – Creating new life forms Synthetic Genomics – Creating new life forms

Two interesting videos about the course of sequencing.  Technology is also going into environmental planning and additional medicinal uses....

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

California Mandates More Screening and Reporting of Hospital Infections California Mandates More Screening and Reporting of Hospital Infections

More rules for California hospitals, but not a bad thing as MRSA is probably more common than one ou...

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Medtronic Accused by Own Lawyer of Pervasive Kickbacks to Physicians Medtronic Accused by Own Lawyer of Pervasive Kickbacks to Physicians

Whistleblower lawsuits are getting spicy, this one filed from within, well at least being an attorney, she knows the rules and how to file ...

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Friday, September 26, 2008

ATEC Alphatec wins FDA approval for cervical implant ATEC Alphatec wins FDA approval for cervical implant

  Visit the website for additional information as well.  When you look at all the products available...

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Mr. Brown Coffee Products – FDA Alert Mr. Brown Coffee Products – FDA Alert

More potential contamination from melamine.  We need labels on every product that is consumable, fo...

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Insured Amputee Still Faces Liens Against Home Insured Amputee Still Faces Liens Against Home

The man had insurance coverage and had 21 liens from hospitals, doctors, etc. – was the HMO slow in paying?  BD  I now have an amputat...

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Friday, September 26, 2008

University of Pennsylvania Turns to Industry for Medical Research University of Pennsylvania Turns to Industry for Medical Research

One item that stands out clear here is the fact that there’s not enough money in grants from the government even with 451 million, as there’...

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Meal Tracker 2.0 - For Hospitals And Healthcare Systems Meal Tracker 2.0 - For Hospitals And Healthcare Systems

It will streamline accounting too so they know how much and what you are eating, so the numbers will finally be in to find out how much foo...

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Playing The HMO Game – Kaiser, Viagra and more… Playing The HMO Game – Kaiser, Viagra and more…

Now this has become a legal issue with the State of California, can this stand with not covering Viagra?  It might appear the jury is going ...

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Head of Skate – Fake Disney Trailer – Sarah Palin Head of Skate – Fake Disney Trailer – Sarah Palin

An Alaskan hockey mom becomes Vice President in the wackiest family comedy of the year! Sound familiar? Hilarious!  BD  http://www.coll...

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Department of Defense and VA to Exchange Trauma Data – Medical Records Department of Defense and VA to Exchange Trauma Data – Medical Records

Interchange and interoperability of medical records continues, this time with the Department of Def...

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Business Intelligence Study Finds Pharma Pricing Research Being Conducted Earlier Business Intelligence Study Finds Pharma Pricing Research Being Conducted Earlier

In other words, this is called Business Intelligence.   Lots of it out there to choose from and one...

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Indian Pharma offshoring to be US $2.5bn opportunity by 2012 Indian Pharma offshoring to be US $2.5bn opportunity by 2012

Not just India, but other countries as well.  I have posted many articles on the blog referencing o...

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Britain will make foreigners carry RFID identity cards to include health information Britain will make foreigners carry RFID identity cards to include health information

Some folks in the UK are now becoming more transparent due to new government regulations.  This is ...

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Friday, September 26, 2008

ER Death Points to Growing Wait-Time Problem – One more in Dallas ER Death Points to Growing Wait-Time Problem – One more in Dallas

Severity of conditions determine who gets seen obviously and he was there for a sore throat.  What is the answer here when he died of a hea...

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Friday, September 26, 2008

UCI Medical Center put under state supervision - California UCI Medical Center put under state supervision - California

UCI in trouble once more, has been a while since the liver transplant issues and now it is over record keeping, The hospital installed a ne...

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Friday, September 26, 2008

25,000 U.S. physicians download free drug info software for Iphone – Epocrates 25,000 U.S. physicians download free drug info software for Iphone – Epocrates

By far one of the best tools out there and as a consumer there is a lot of information too on the fr...

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Review EHR vendors evaluated by IT research firm – or try a free consultant Review EHR vendors evaluated by IT research firm – or try a free consultant

It is a mess today trying to figure out which medical records system might be right for you, and th...

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Confusing Issue of the PHR – Personal Health Record The Confusing Issue of the PHR – Personal Health Record

This too is fast becoming a confusing issue, who and what do you choose? CMS has their pilot progr...

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Helicos Expects Between Five and 10 Orders for HeliScope by End of Year Helicos Expects Between Five and 10 Orders for HeliScope by End of Year

How hot is genomics today?   There are several manufacturers of the machines that will accomplish ru...

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Telemedicine may bridge gap Telemedicine may bridge gap

California covers this type of examination, but the compensation leaves a lot to be desired, as wel...

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

California Already Ranks Near The Bottom In Education And By 2014 It Will Be Worse California Already Ranks Near The Bottom In Education And By 2014 It Will Be Worse

I hope my blog is no indication of this as when I look at the map to see readers geographically, th...

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Generic version of Diprolene gets FDA Approval Generic version of Diprolene gets FDA Approval

One more generic drug to be available soon in the US.  BD  Drug maker Glenmark Generics today sai...

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

FBI Began Investigating AIG in March FBI Began Investigating AIG in March

According to this article, the FBI investigation with AIG started a few months back and shows past ...

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

FDA charges Herbs for Cancer over claims of cancer cure - Arizona FDA charges Herbs for Cancer over claims of cancer cure - Arizona

One more concern claiming potential cures and treatments for cancer being addressed by the FDA.  Po...

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Medtronic acquires medical device company for $387 million Medtronic acquires medical device company for $387 million

There is also consolidation taking place in the medical device side of healthcare as well and part o...

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Are Cell phones related to Cancer, Cell Phone Execs refused to appear before Congress to discuss Are Cell phones related to Cancer, Cell Phone Execs refused to appear before Congress to discuss

The answer was “it’s best to leave this up to the scientists”, which is probably the correct respon...

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Thursday, September 25, 2008
 
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