Lawmakers Consider Adding Health IT to Stimulus Package – We Need some Congressional Algorithms Lawmakers Consider Adding Health IT to Stimulus Package – We Need some Congressional Algorithms

The one word here that somewhat scares me is “consider”, is this not a given to fund Health IT?   ...

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Department of Defense Launches Personal Health Record Pilot – MiCare to Integrate with Google Health and HealthVault Department of Defense Launches Personal Health Record Pilot – MiCare to Integrate with Google Health and HealthVault

I will say once more it looks like we are slowly getting over this privacy issue that has had everyo...

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Peter Rost for FDA Commissioner – Read up and see what you think Peter Rost for FDA Commissioner – Read up and see what you think

Well, this goes back to a post I made a while back about the two hottest trends in health care, in ...

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Did you work for a Company that went bankrupt?  You may not have any insurance, including Cobra coverage Did you work for a Company that went bankrupt? You may not have any insurance, including Cobra coverage

Bankruptcy can mean cancelling all insurance coverage, including chapter 11, so employees can take ...

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Zinc Zipper' Plays Key Role In Hospital-Acquired Infections - MRSA Zinc Zipper' Plays Key Role In Hospital-Acquired Infections - MRSA

What is interesting is that the FDA has approved IV injections only for those who have radio isotope poisoning, perhaps from isotopes used ...

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Docs trained with IT say without it they feel vulnerable when using a paper based system Docs trained with IT say without it they feel vulnerable when using a paper based system

This could very well be a step backwards to having everything that is electronic and up to date and then going to a facility where paper as...

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Older Men Dating Younger Women Gets A Science Study Older Men Dating Younger Women Gets A Science Study

Well no big revolution here, reminds me of song by Steely Dan, “Hey Nineteen”…give that one a listen (grin), perhaps much less to talk abou...

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

NIH Updates Timeline for New Peer Review Systems NIH Updates Timeline for New Peer Review Systems

After a review of this article it appears that some new software for business intelligence is enter...

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Obsolete computers – I Still See a few of these in use in some medical offices Obsolete computers – I Still See a few of these in use in some medical offices

We all talk about how healthcare is sometimes behind the times, well this page is very interesting ...

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Medical Devices and Biotech – Many are still securing Venture Capital Funding Medical Devices and Biotech – Many are still securing Venture Capital Funding

Amidst all we are hearing today about funding being tight and harder to secure, many are still secur...

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Eyelash enhancement Drug Discussion continues Eyelash enhancement Drug Discussion continues

In a time whereby we are looking at cures for cancer and other related drugs, items such as this I ...

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Anaheim General Hospital loses accreditation – Orange County, CA Anaheim General Hospital loses accreditation – Orange County, CA

Anaheim General in Orange County has been in the news of late and this is one last blow to the faci...

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Balance Billing Ban Upheld, but Who’s Going to Enforce the Policy? Balance Billing Ban Upheld, but Who’s Going to Enforce the Policy?

Doctors and hospitals can’t balance bill, but the Department of Managed Care doesn’t have the author...

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Ultrasound-Activated Microbubbles Fight Cancer with targeted therapy Ultrasound-Activated Microbubbles Fight Cancer with targeted therapy

This is not ready for prime time yet, but a new technique under development from Phillips to help w...

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Patients still rely on Word of Mouth for Information when choosing a physician Patients still rely on Word of Mouth for Information when choosing a physician

This makes perfect sense as we are still humans, looking for a human to care for us when we are sick...

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Integrated Healthcare Holdings, Inc. has a new CEO Integrated Healthcare Holdings, Inc. has a new CEO

This has been a bit a story here over the last few years, Mr. Mogel is leaving to pursue other busi...

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Blue Tooth Chip in a Pill – Network connection required before swallowing Blue Tooth Chip in a Pill – Network connection required before swallowing

All you have to do is pair it and add it to your network!   Not too long ago we had the IPill, so ...

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Is It Time to Cut the Cord with Wireless and Tablet PCs in the hospital and office? Is It Time to Cut the Cord with Wireless and Tablet PCs in the hospital and office?

  Have you ever sat in an office with a physician typing in to a notebook?  Well it just loses somet...

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Man-powered laptop charger prototype complete Man-powered laptop charger prototype complete

Some things do get re-invented, this reminds me of the first sewing machine I used, with the old pu...

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Thursday, December 04, 2008
 
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