The new and improved iPill that dispenses medications where it’s needed The new and improved iPill that dispenses medications where it’s needed

At first you may say this is old stuff, but the new version does much more than just take pictures o...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

CMS names four PHR vendors for Medicare pilot program and includes Google Health CMS names four PHR vendors for Medicare pilot program and includes Google Health

Well so much for certification, it sounds like CMS doesn’t care whether or not PHRs get certified (g...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pharma Layoffs and and Factory Closures this week Pharma Layoffs and and Factory Closures this week

A brief summary of what is in the news this week.  BD Glaxo to shutter 620-worker U.K. plant The latest casualty of impending drug-paten...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Intestinal Infections on the Rise – C. Diff Intestinal Infections on the Rise – C. Diff

C. Diff has been around for a while, but now according to this article, it is becoming even more pr...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Breast Cancer Clinical Trial – Genentech - Trastuzumab-DM1 New Breast Cancer Clinical Trial – Genentech - Trastuzumab-DM1

The trial is for women who have the HER2 gene and have already received treatments, details listed below.  BD  The Barbara Ann Karmanos I...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

China wants to make bricks from toxic milk - melamine China wants to make bricks from toxic milk - melamine

Well if the human body consumes melamine and created kidney stones, I guess the product could subst...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Honda Unveils Experimental Walking Assist Device Honda Unveils Experimental Walking Assist Device

This is just way too cool, watch the video to see how the unit works.  My first line of thought here...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

ICD-10 Coding, is this a reality or a myth at present? ICD-10 Coding, is this a reality or a myth at present?

I am sure we are all in agreement that the new codes will allow for a better reporting system, but l...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) Hospital Case Study Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) Hospital Case Study

Hard Hat Area:   (This is for the hard core geek readers here) Updates this week from the Win Hec ...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Placebo Television #15 - Douglas Farrago MD Placebo Television #15 - Douglas Farrago MD

Dr. Doug at his best, with the medical news of the week with a smile.  BD   What are the ERs doing with their overcrowding issue? Have y...

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Favrille Biotech and MyMedicalRecords.com, Inc. Announce Merger Agreement Favrille Biotech and MyMedicalRecords.com, Inc. Announce Merger Agreement

  This is a real interesting merger with a biotech company patient-specific immunotherapies for the ...

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Capsule Technologies Continues to Sign Leading Hospitals for Device Connectivity Capsule Technologies Continues to Sign Leading Hospitals for Device Connectivity

Integration is happening all over healthcare with more hospitals jumping on the bandwagon, it saves...

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Cleveland Clinic and Microsoft HealthVault to track chronic diseases at home with Medical Devices Cleveland Clinic and Microsoft HealthVault to track chronic diseases at home with Medical Devices

This is a little different and the next phase with using a PHR (personal health record) to bring pa...

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Two Never Events In One Day – as one hospitalists see it Two Never Events In One Day – as one hospitalists see it

This is a good post from the Happy Hospitalists and touches on some of the same areas discussed here with reference to never-never events a...

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Slow Medicare reimbursements are hurting doctors in California, Nevada and Hawaii Slow Medicare reimbursements are hurting doctors in California, Nevada and Hawaii

  One more reason it may be hard to find a primary care physician that will take Medicare, part of the issues lie with the new Medicare con...

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Deported from U.S. in a coma, returned to U.S. to be saved at California hospital Deported from U.S. in a coma, returned to U.S. to be saved at California hospital

Hospitals only receive partial compensation for illegal immigrants, and it ends when the patient is stabilized.  This is an interesting sto...

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Monday, November 10, 2008

FDA Recalls Wonderfarm Biscuits FDA Recalls Wonderfarm Biscuits

More melamine contamination, but this time the products being recalled were made in Viet Nam, is this growing beyond products made in China...

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Britain's leading Children's Hospital 'worse than third world by the pediatricians Britain's leading Children's Hospital 'worse than third world by the pediatricians

A report and follow up will be forthcoming as a result of the physicians’ report that stated they were receiving better support elsewhere a...

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Implantable Defibrillators, Pacemakers Affected By MP3 Headphones Implantable Defibrillators, Pacemakers Affected By MP3 Headphones

I am guessing too this would mean leave your headsets at home if you are considering any Transcania...

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Mayo Clinic Says Goodbye to clinical trial services in the US Mayo Clinic Says Goodbye to clinical trial services in the US

This also means some folks will be losing jobs as well. The unit has been in...

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Intel Home Health Monitor PHS 5000 is here Intel Home Health Monitor PHS 5000 is here

The Senior Care Action Network Health Plan (SCAN) in Long Beach, California plans to employ the devi...

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Crestor May Save Lives according to recent large study Crestor May Save Lives according to recent large study

Will there be more Crestor for all?  I am guessing the side effects of rising blood sugar levels st...

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Monday, November 10, 2008

High-tech gadgets hit doctor-patient relationships and more.. High-tech gadgets hit doctor-patient relationships and more..

I am glad someone else out there on the web has also chimed in here on this subject too.  I have pe...

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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Algorithms, Formulas and Investigations leads to AARP suspending sales of some health plans Algorithms, Formulas and Investigations leads to AARP suspending sales of some health plans

This may be a result of the questions posed last week by Senator Grassley.   It is getting even more...

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Sunday, November 09, 2008
 
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