iBreath Alcohol Breathalyzer add on for the iPhone iBreath Alcohol Breathalyzer add on for the iPhone

Well this is a more upscale post from the last one I did referencing the iPhone.  This actually loo...

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Clinical Trials and Personal Health Records – New Resources on the Medical Quack Clinical Trials and Personal Health Records – New Resources on the Medical Quack

I have written a few times about TrialX.org and now there’s a widget I have added to the resour...

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Friday, December 19, 2008

St. Joseph to Subsidize physicians with EHR - up to 85% of the cost – TouchWorks from Allscripts St. Joseph to Subsidize physicians with EHR - up to 85% of the cost – TouchWorks from Allscripts

  St. Joseph uses Microsoft Amalga inside the hospitals so the EHRs at the doctor’s offices will be ...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fountain Valley doctor accused of giving diluted drugs – Orange County, CA Fountain Valley doctor accused of giving diluted drugs – Orange County, CA

Something else to worry about as a patient too, diluted drugs.  The one part of this story that is also a bit unnerving is the comments abo...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

FDA Announces Class I Recalls of Two Unapproved Devices FDA Announces Class I Recalls of Two Unapproved Devices

I had posted about the VIBE earlier this year.  Both devices were not approved by the FDA.  BD  ...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Infosys of India wins IT Outsourcing deal from AstraZeneca Infosys of India wins IT Outsourcing deal from AstraZeneca

Clinical Trials and R and D are not the only items being outsourced by big Pharma today, IT services...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Keep clinical trial patients ‘in the loop’, say the researchers – Use a PHR to get the job done with some Algorithms Keep clinical trial patients ‘in the loop’, say the researchers – Use a PHR to get the job done with some Algorithms

This makes sense all the way around and I am glad that someone else can see the light here. ...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Microsoft Office Outlook Connector Available – Synch Email and Calendars - Free Microsoft Office Outlook Connector Available – Synch Email and Calendars - Free

If you use Outlook on two or more computers, this is heavenly, no more having to synch with some 3rd...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Pfizer Buys Rights To A Drug To Fix Collagen build up Penis affliction Pfizer Buys Rights To A Drug To Fix Collagen build up Penis affliction

Xiaflex is the name of the drug, but there are also other potential functionalities to the drug, in other words other parts of the body that...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Doctor finds foot growing in brain of infant during surgery Doctor finds foot growing in brain of infant during surgery

Not only a foot, but also part of an intestine was in the brain.  Strange stories about the human a...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Prozac may have some value with the battle against cancer Prozac may have some value with the battle against cancer

The good news is that many physicians prescribe Prozac for cancer patients anyway as depression relief.  I can understand this by all means ...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Obesity increases lymphedema risk for breast cancer survivors Obesity increases lymphedema risk for breast cancer survivors

One good reason to perhaps think about losing weight if one is unfortunate enough to be diagnosed w...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Gates Foundation Awards Library Internet Grants to Speed up Access Gates Foundation Awards Library Internet Grants to Speed up Access

With many not having internet access at home, this is big to allow more access to more citizens.  T...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Boston Software Systems – Workflow Scripting Automation for Hospitals Boston Software Systems – Workflow Scripting Automation for Hospitals

Today I had the opportunity to speak to Margaret Mayer and Thom Blackwell from Boston Software. Th...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

iPhone Applications – New Flatulent Ring Tones, Keyboard and More iPhone Applications – New Flatulent Ring Tones, Keyboard and More

Well next time you hear that sound, it might just be someone’s phone!  This struck me to be a bit fu...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Quick Books – Securities and Exchange Version? Quick Books – Securities and Exchange Version?

I say this somewhat in jest as everyone who has a business knows the software, but in principal wha...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Blue Tooth coming to Medical Devices, glucose monitors, heart monitors, etc. soon Blue Tooth coming to Medical Devices, glucose monitors, heart monitors, etc. soon

As of now, we have still had to connect the devices via usb to our computers, but with the new tech...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Aetna Cuts 1,000 Employees Aetna Cuts 1,000 Employees

Some of this may be due to the economy, but the insurance business invests big time in technology so there is still the attrition that goes ...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Department of Health and Human Services inadvertently released Social Security numbers in New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services inadvertently released Social Security numbers in New Hampshire

Security breach of the week.  I swear I seem to post more articles like this than I ever have on Google or Microsoft, so with the standards ...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Integrates RFID Automatic Tracking System With Epic Documentation Software Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Integrates RFID Automatic Tracking System With Epic Documentation Software

Epic is the same company that supplies the electronic medical records system used by Kaiser.  Lon...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

FDA Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach Staying until inauguration day FDA Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach Staying until inauguration day

Many others are also leaving and the FDA post is a tough one to fill after the transitions and grill...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Twittering from the womb?  Tweets via Blue tooth Device Twittering from the womb? Tweets via Blue tooth Device

Every time the baby kicks, it uploads a message to the server and can send out a text message to a...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Fired legal employee can pursue court case against Amgen Fired legal employee can pursue court case against Amgen

  Once more, algorithms and whistleblowers are still two hot words in healthcare.   This case, being...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Face Transplant a First for the US Face Transplant a First for the US

When the tissue turned pink, the surgeons knew they had succeeded.  This was one very long procedur...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008
 
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