PET Scans As Cancer Diagnostic Tool – CMS Says OK now without the additional reporting information PET Scans As Cancer Diagnostic Tool – CMS Says OK now without the additional reporting information

This should stand to offer a bit of relief with the administration end of the procedures and other types such as skin cancer are now includ...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

GE Healthcare Centricity Software to Integrate Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 CRM GE Healthcare Centricity Software to Integrate Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 CRM

CRM (customer relations management) software has been around for a while.  I have some experience h...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Scientists say Twitter could numb our sense of morality… Scientists say Twitter could numb our sense of morality…

If you hang around Twitter long enough and use it as a business tool, it is a great way to filter a...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pilot Program to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates from Medicare – 14 Communities Pilot Program to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates from Medicare – 14 Communities

It appears this is both an effort to educate and use some business intelligence reporting to see how effective both are in combination.  Hos...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Medical Quack – Health Stories Around the Web on Wall Street Journal Medical Quack – Health Stories Around the Web on Wall Street Journal

Many gracious thanks to the Wall Street Journal and the Wall Street Journal Health Blog for includin...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Provenge – the Verdict is Near for Dendreon’s Prostate Cancer Drug Provenge – the Verdict is Near for Dendreon’s Prostate Cancer Drug

The official announcement will be on April 28th at the American Urological Association meeting in Ch...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Stem cell - patients with diabetes become insulin free Stem cell - patients with diabetes become insulin free

This is one major study with good news as relates to stem cells and diabetes, I can’t think of any ...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Public Medical Plans – Good or Bad there will eventually be some form in place Public Medical Plans – Good or Bad there will eventually be some form in place

The big solution comes together with both government and private entities working together and the ...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Uninsured have no Political Power states one expert – One Narcissist Opinion The Uninsured have no Political Power states one expert – One Narcissist Opinion

You know after reading this article, this makes a good case for the uninsured to create a political...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Medical Quack on the Web – Livestrong.Com (Lance Armstrong) Medical Quack on the Web – Livestrong.Com (Lance Armstrong)

Thanks again to Livestrong.com, the Lance Armstrong site dedicated to better living.  Hopefully La...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cell Based Therapies funding continues – Reprogramming Skin Cells Cell Based Therapies funding continues – Reprogramming Skin Cells

This process was recently featured with Michael J. Fox on television with Dr. Oz speaking of this t...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Stem Cells Turn Cloudy Eyes into Clear Eyes Stem Cells Turn Cloudy Eyes into Clear Eyes

More exciting news on the potential use of stem cells.  The story is from the University of Pittsbu...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Change With Medical Marijuana Laws In California Has Opened Many New Retailers Change With Medical Marijuana Laws In California Has Opened Many New Retailers

The next move will be to figure out how to raise the taxes, which is discussed here.  It appears th...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

98% Of Babies Suffer from being Manic-Depressive 98% Of Babies Suffer from being Manic-Depressive

This was just too funny to pass up, a spoof making light of some of the studies we see today obviou...

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Department of Defense and VA to Improve Medical Records Department of Defense and VA to Improve Medical Records

I’m not sure exactly what this means, do the existing systems get shelved?  The VA has Vista and ALT...

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Monday, April 13, 2009

X PRIZE Foundation for HealthCare – Is the Incentive High Enough X PRIZE Foundation for HealthCare – Is the Incentive High Enough

Reforming health care is one huge project and I wonder if 10 million is enough for folks to really ...

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Monday, April 13, 2009

More Lost Medical Records More Lost Medical Records

This article doesn’t say how the records were being transported, were they electronically or manually stolen?  It just states they were on ...

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Complete Genomics Cutting some costs to ensure adequate funding upon launch in June Complete Genomics Cutting some costs to ensure adequate funding upon launch in June

I am curious to see if we are still going to be afforded the $5000.00 price tag that has been announ...

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Video Sharing EchoJournal – Echocardiography Website Community Video Sharing EchoJournal – Echocardiography Website Community

This is a site for cardiologists to share and upload videos.  A few months ago I wrote about another...

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Monday, April 13, 2009

CareMore Health Plan Invests in Business Intelligence for Acute and Chronic Illness Management CareMore Health Plan Invests in Business Intelligence for Acute and Chronic Illness Management

Here’s my favorite word once more, algorithms (grin).  I say that as anyone who reads this blog run...

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Recession in Health Care Recession in Health Care

There were several articles in today’s Wall Street Journal, and I did my monthly update on Desperate Hospitals, which has been a monthly pos...

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Express Scripts Buys Well Point Pharmacy Benefit Manager Express Scripts Buys Well Point Pharmacy Benefit Manager

The gain here is big for Wellpoint looking at over 2.5 billion.  The pharmacy benefit manager busin...

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Monday, April 13, 2009
 
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