Court Blocks White House Push on Medicare Expenses Court Blocks White House Push on Medicare Expenses

This particular statement really bothers me, is CMS now going to take on the role of “doctor here?  ...

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Scan Hub Cost-Effective Document Scanning Scan Hub Cost-Effective Document Scanning

Just a reminder if you are looking for a service that can take all your paper records and scan them ...

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Tenet Takes A Hit – Even After selling several hospitals this year Tenet Takes A Hit – Even After selling several hospitals this year

The hospital chain has a higher foreclosure rate than average which is part of the reason the outloo...

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Replidyne and Cardiovascular Systems Sign Merger Agreement Replidyne and Cardiovascular Systems Sign Merger Agreement

  Biotech mergers , Cardiovascular systems was to have a public offering earlier this year but thing...

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

FDA Recalls VIBE Machine for Unproven Claims FDA Recalls VIBE Machine for Unproven Claims

There’s a lot of new technology coming up in healthcare, but this is not one of them.  Actually I gu...

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Amylin Pharmaceuticals data rejected by the FDA - Byetta Amylin Pharmaceuticals data rejected by the FDA - Byetta

The drug had been linked with linked with six deaths from pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas.  Not good news for Lilly as well w...

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

eClinicalWorks Users Annual Meeting – Integration and the Future of EHRS and PHRs eClinicalWorks Users Annual Meeting – Integration and the Future of EHRS and PHRs

The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), has to be one of the very early readers of the Med...

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Joint Commission Accreditation: Lab Decisions Will No Longer Affect Hospital Decisions Joint Commission Accreditation: Lab Decisions Will No Longer Affect Hospital Decisions

The accreditation of laboratories and hospitals accreditation will continue to be linked though, but won’t affect the hospital rankings, an...

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

MK-677 Effective For Age-Related Frailty - Study MK-677 Effective For Age-Related Frailty - Study

The drug also doted no side effects, so this looks promising from the NIH funded study.  This is something we are all looking at as we age....

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Nutrigenomics - Are You Ready For Genetically Customized Nutrition? Nutrigenomics - Are You Ready For Genetically Customized Nutrition?

Personalized food, well don’t think the world is ready for this one yet, but milk products made with melamine should definitely be off the ...

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

First Surgical Video in 4k- Hollywood and Doctor Team Up for Ultra High Definition Surgery Videos First Surgical Video in 4k- Hollywood and Doctor Team Up for Ultra High Definition Surgery Videos

The surgeons in the conference were able to visualize the surgery they were watching better than if ...

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Cloning From the Frozen Dead Cloning From the Frozen Dead

This article is very interesting in the fact that the potential is now in the works to bring things...

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Veterans Administration tries voice-friendly EHRs – Dragon Naturally Speaking Veterans Administration tries voice-friendly EHRs – Dragon Naturally Speaking

Six years later, the pilot program is still a pilot, with six regular users at the VA in Los Angeles...

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Remote Monitoring Technologies Could Shave Health Care Costs By $197 Billion; Broadband-based Applications Can Improve Care For Chronic Disease Remote Monitoring Technologies Could Shave Health Care Costs By $197 Billion; Broadband-based Applications Can Improve Care For Chronic Disease

Hospitals and doctors do not get paid until they provide a service, so monitoring a patient remotel...

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Lawmakers Ask Pfizer CEO to Spare U.S. Contractors Lawmakers Ask Pfizer CEO to Spare U.S. Contractors

Great effort on the members of Congress to “ask”, but the end result is what counts.  R and D with major pharmaceutical companies is present...

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Physicians often caught between what patients want and what science offers Physicians often caught between what patients want and what science offers

The American Medical Association administration recommends that genetic testing be carried out under...

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

San Diego IPA adds Allscripts practice management software to create RHIO interchange San Diego IPA adds Allscripts practice management software to create RHIO interchange

We all read the many articles about Kaiser and how they have successfully connected their locations ...

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Rule riles a diabetic test-taker Rule riles a diabetic test-taker

This has to be one of the dumbest and also a sad story on someone who doesn’t read this blog or any other healthcare blog or site not to kn...

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Monday, November 03, 2008

BlueCross BlueShield Create New Venture Capital Organization BlueCross BlueShield Create New Venture Capital Organization

Sandbox Industries will be the responsible party to manage the 116 million dollar fund.  Interestin...

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Monday, November 03, 2008

Oncologists Get Chemo Help with IntelliDose Chemotherapy Software – EHR Integration Oncologists Get Chemo Help with IntelliDose Chemotherapy Software – EHR Integration

The software  receives demographics, lab results, medication and allergy lists, and height and weig...

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Monday, November 03, 2008

Healthy debate on electronic health records Healthy debate on electronic health records

The most classic line of this whole article is John McCain wanting medical records online, from one who does not even use a computer, but o...

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Monday, November 03, 2008

Brain Power Technology – Awesome Breakthrough! Brain Power Technology – Awesome Breakthrough!

  Amazing technology, using the brain to move and talk!   The brain still is sending signals so it’s a matter of connecting.  It is amazing ...

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Monday, November 03, 2008

DNA 'Tweezers'  - Breakthrough technology DNA 'Tweezers' - Breakthrough technology

The tweezers grab a piece of target DNA  and release it on-demand using a controlled series of hydr...

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Monday, November 03, 2008

Tufts Medical Center In Boston to Subsidize EHRs Tufts Medical Center In Boston to Subsidize EHRs

One more hospital is subsidizing the cost of ambulatory records to integrate with the hospital syste...

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Monday, November 03, 2008

The Health Cloud – Personal Health Records The Health Cloud – Personal Health Records

This is a great abstract discussing electronic medical records. Dr. Tim Sturgill, an emergency room...

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Sunday, November 02, 2008
 
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