Nuance Paying 35 Million for the Acquisition of Zi – Canada Nuance Paying 35 Million for the Acquisition of Zi – Canada

Zi is in Canada and competes with the mobile area of VOP with express and simplified entry of text ...

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Merck Contributes Pharma Data to a new Non Profit Public Domain Merck Contributes Pharma Data to a new Non Profit Public Domain

The site is up, but not much there yet, but it’s a good start.  With all the additional pressure fa...

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Concerned over Wall Street CEO Pay – How About Health Insurance CEOs? Concerned over Wall Street CEO Pay – How About Health Insurance CEOs?

One more time I go back to the 2 hottest words in health care today:  Algorithms and Whistleblowers...

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Scientists gather to chart out a 'total reboot' for medicine – Science and Medicine Coming Together Scientists gather to chart out a 'total reboot' for medicine – Science and Medicine Coming Together

In the discussions, both Plavix and Erbitux are mentioned as both drugs do not work on 30-40% of pa...

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Double Vision – Multi Tasking with Video and TV Double Vision – Multi Tasking with Video and TV

This is something I ran across that might be of interest, if not just fun and an easy way to watch v...

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Vitamin B and Folate fight Migraines – Device in Clinical Trials Vitamin B and Folate fight Migraines – Device in Clinical Trials

More good news for migraine suffers with clinical trial information, it’s not a cure all but helps ...

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

US Attorney General Announced Plans to End Raids on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries US Attorney General Announced Plans to End Raids on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

This is perhaps good news and the availability to put the use of the DEA enforcement officers into other areas where needed.  BD  The ...

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Obama’s Proposed Budget Includes Billions to Bolster FDA — About Time Obama’s Proposed Budget Includes Billions to Bolster FDA — About Time

I have done my share as have most bloggers about what has happened at the FDA, but long and short o...

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Peer to Peer Forensic Services – Enterprise solutions for Hospitals and other Health Agencies Peer to Peer Forensic Services – Enterprise solutions for Hospitals and other Health Agencies

Last week I had posted about Peer to Peer networks and medical information being shared.  Most of th...

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Friday, February 27, 2009

My Drug is Better than Your Drug – Prostate Cancer My Drug is Better than Your Drug – Prostate Cancer

The FDA is up in arms about the drug stating it is the only one that shrinks the prostate gland, wh...

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Medicare Advantage Plans Stand to see some substantial decreases from the Government Medicare Advantage Plans Stand to see some substantial decreases from the Government

Payments to insurers that provide Medicare Advantage plans are determined by a formula or algorithm.  The Two hot words in healthcare today...

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Melanoma Drug Fails – Small Biotech Company Cancer Drug Research Halted Melanoma Drug Fails – Small Biotech Company Cancer Drug Research Halted

A higher death rate can certainly end the research.  The drug, elesclomol was targeted to pretty mu...

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Implant to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Inspire Medical Systems Implant to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Inspire Medical Systems

  Invasion of the implants – this one for Sleep Apnea and the patient will have a device to turn th...

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Friday, February 27, 2009

EHR Vendors Testing Open Source HIE Software prior to HIMMS Convention in April EHR Vendors Testing Open Source HIE Software prior to HIMMS Convention in April

The California HealthCare Foundation donated open source software components for master patient index and records locator applications to O...

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Friday, February 27, 2009

I’m a Name Brand….I’m a Generic… I’m a Name Brand….I’m a Generic…

Like the commercials, I’m a Mac, I’m a PC…from Teva Drugs, the all encompassing generic and biosimiliar drug company.  BD Source:  P...

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Lung Cancer Expert from Harvard goes to New Yale Cancer Center – Focus on Personalized Medicine and Cancer Lung Cancer Expert from Harvard goes to New Yale Cancer Center – Focus on Personalized Medicine and Cancer

October is the planned date to open the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, 500,000 square-foo...

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Steve Shihadeh, VP Microsoft Health Solutions Group – The Amalga Software Solution for Aggregating Hospital Information (Interview) Steve Shihadeh, VP Microsoft Health Solutions Group – The Amalga Software Solution for Aggregating Hospital Information (Interview)

This week, I spoke with Steve Shihadeh, vice president, Microsoft Health Solutions Group, about the ...

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Competitive Technologies to Begin Selling Pain Therapy Medical Device – Oncology Centers Competitive Technologies to Begin Selling Pain Therapy Medical Device – Oncology Centers

Primarily the focus will be all the major oncology centers in the US, over 3000 patients have been ...

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hospital to Implement the New Microsoft Amalga HIS 2009 – Malaysia Hospital to Implement the New Microsoft Amalga HIS 2009 – Malaysia

The press release below discusses an installation of Amalga HIS solution , which is primarily mark...

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tenet Healthcare Posts 33 Million 4th Quarter Loss – Charge on Sale of USC Hospitals Tenet Healthcare Posts 33 Million 4th Quarter Loss – Charge on Sale of USC Hospitals

Tenet appears to be shrinking in size, there were 5 other hospitals sold in the Los Angeles area la...

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

OctoMom worried the Hospital Won’t Release the babies to go home – Calls Dr. Phil OctoMom worried the Hospital Won’t Release the babies to go home – Calls Dr. Phil

I knew somehow Dr. Phil was going to get involved here, just had that feeling. Actually her father now is talking on Oprah about here sanity...

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Thursday, February 26, 2009
 
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