GangaGen cultures $5.4M to treat bacterial infections GangaGen cultures $5.4M to treat bacterial infections

More investing to develop drugs to help in the battle with staph and MRSA infections.  All R and D ...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Senators Seek Study on Best Practices – Health IT Senators Seek Study on Best Practices – Health IT

Desmond Tutu was doing the same thing this week for developing countries with his call to action .  BD  ” Partridge, president and chief ...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Personalized medicine will rely on IT – It’s all about Software Personalized medicine will rely on IT – It’s all about Software

Let’s put it another way, it can’t exist without IT.  Again it all comes back to running algorithms ...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Are electronic and personal health records inevitable? – Sure they are but we need education and mentors to make it work! Are electronic and personal health records inevitable? – Sure they are but we need education and mentors to make it work!

ZDNet just wrote about Dr. Kolodner and his recent report which is good, but we need more than repor...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Department of Defense and VA to migrate health records Department of Defense and VA to migrate health records

This is interesting, which one will prevail?  AHLTA has some nice dictation already built in with Dragon Naturally Speaking and this might b...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

FDA advisers recommend approval of new gout drug Uloric FDA advisers recommend approval of new gout drug Uloric

Hopefully this one will make it, sounds good.  The build up of uric acid combined with someone that also suffers with diabetes can really c...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Biotech may turn to Indian for clinical trials Biotech may turn to Indian for clinical trials

Nothing new here in what has been posted, but this time the predictions are coming from within Ernst and Young from India.  BD   The ...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

14 Drugs Identified As Most Urgently Needing Study For Off-label Use 14 Drugs Identified As Most Urgently Needing Study For Off-label Use

This is a great start in this direction and it is one big task to find all the relative data to get...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Improved Bluetooth Modules For Medical Devices Improved Bluetooth Modules For Medical Devices

With both consumer and commercial medical devices, Bluetooth has become a preferred connection.  I ...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Breast Cancer May Regress On Own, Controversial Report Says Up To 22 Percent Of Cases May Disappear Without Treatment Breast Cancer May Regress On Own, Controversial Report Says Up To 22 Percent Of Cases May Disappear Without Treatment

The study is suggesting that at times it is possible for our body to heal itself, which it does wit...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

ErecAid(R) Device Supplemental First Line Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction - Study ErecAid(R) Device Supplemental First Line Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction - Study

If  Viagra(R) and Cialis(R) are not doing the trick, the study from Johns Hopkins is positive for t...

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Desmond Tutu Presents e-Health Call to Action – Learn from the mistakes of the US Desmond Tutu Presents e-Health Call to Action – Learn from the mistakes of the US

One of the messages coming from the meeting is that they believe they can learn from the mistake mad...

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Social Security likes PHRs too – wanting to work with EMR and PHR software with pilot program Social Security likes PHRs too – wanting to work with EMR and PHR software with pilot program

Some records are already online and will follow the Continuity of Care Document format. Back in Jun...

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Scientists Build a Case for Banning Viagra From Sports Scientists Build a Case for Banning Viagra From Sports

Viagra, almost the everything, anything drug!   When you stop and think back about how the drug came...

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Monday, November 24, 2008

The FDA, Government and Unapproved Drugs The FDA, Government and Unapproved Drugs

One more story on the lack of communication between data bases here.  If queries were ran and match...

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Johnson & Johnson Acquire Omrix Biopharmaceuticals Johnson & Johnson Acquire Omrix Biopharmaceuticals

One more acquisition in the news, and a fairly large announcement at that.  Just one more indicatio...

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Royal Phillips buys Meditronics of India – X Ray Systems Royal Phillips buys Meditronics of India – X Ray Systems

Pharma is not the only industry investing in technology and companies outside the US.  In a related...

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Monday, November 24, 2008

New federal study shows barriers to healthcare IT  - All over the place New federal study shows barriers to healthcare IT - All over the place

  There’s a lot of truth to this study in more ways than one. Shoot I’m sitting around Twitter ho...

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Judge Rules on Balance Billing in California – Physicians not be able to balance bill Judge Rules on Balance Billing in California – Physicians not be able to balance bill

This ruling puts emergency physicians in a hard spot, but protects consumers.  This goes back to the...

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

NYC Mom Sues Hospital After Losing Both Hands and Feet – Infection lead to Sepsis NYC Mom Sues Hospital After Losing Both Hands and Feet – Infection lead to Sepsis

  Sepsis is  a systemic inflammatory response to infection which can progress to circulatory system...

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Sunday, November 23, 2008
 
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