Two probable swine flu cases found in Irvine, CA- Update Two probable swine flu cases found in Irvine, CA- Update

The test results should be in soon to confirm.  Neither individual knew the other one and both had recently been to Mexico, so it appears t...

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hospital MRI and Other Medical Devices Infected with Conficker Virus – FDA Required 90 Day Notice before Windows Update Patch Could be Applied Hospital MRI and Other Medical Devices Infected with Conficker Virus – FDA Required 90 Day Notice before Windows Update Patch Could be Applied

This is an interesting story all the way around.  First of all I hope all the medical devices found were disconnected from the Internet unti...

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Amalga at El Camino Hospital Helping to Monitor the Status of Swine Flu – everyone can use Virtual Earth for Global Tracking Amalga at El Camino Hospital Helping to Monitor the Status of Swine Flu – everyone can use Virtual Earth for Global Tracking

Yesterday I posted about Microsoft Amalga and the New Life Sciences software to be added.  I mention this as the Life Sciences folks are the...

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Swine flu Moving Closer to Orange County, CA – One probable case at Cal State Long Beach Swine flu Moving Closer to Orange County, CA – One probable case at Cal State Long Beach

This is California, the Long Beach campus gave out masks and flooded with news, but few were wearing them, unlike what we saw in the CNN vid...

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Chief Complaint Swine Flu -Video from Mexico Chief Complaint Swine Flu -Video from Mexico

CNN put out a video showing what it looks like in Mexico, including a hospital and how healthcare professionals are reacting and treating pa...

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Security tightened over data loss – Flash Drives Can be One of HealthCare’s Biggest Nightmares Security tightened over data loss – Flash Drives Can be One of HealthCare’s Biggest Nightmares

This even happened in the UK, but it can happen anywhere.  I have seen it here, flash drives lost containing patient information, and somet...

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Microsoft's Tellme Voice Service For Windows Mobile Cell Phones Coming Soon Microsoft's Tellme Voice Service For Windows Mobile Cell Phones Coming Soon

This is great news for the new operating system for Windows Mobile.  I use a Windows Mobile Cell Phone and already use some of the voice co...

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Making Money from the Swine Flu – Shirts and Games Appear on the Web Making Money from the Swine Flu – Shirts and Games Appear on the Web

With the way advertising works today and the internet, it didn’t take long for shirts and games to appear.  If you don’t get enough with ju...

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

California Outpatient Centers Offering 23andMe Genome Service California Outpatient Centers Offering 23andMe Genome Service

This shows a clear new effort to help educate patients on what their genetic background could hold in store, and is one more step with brin...

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

First Death Victim of Swine Flu in US was visiting from Mexico First Death Victim of Swine Flu in US was visiting from Mexico

The State of Texas is especially on alert with those crossing over the border.  BD HOUSTON — A 23-month-old boy from Mexico City becam...

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dr. Sanjay Gupta in Mexico – Masks are Everywhere Dr. Sanjay Gupta in Mexico – Masks are Everywhere

This is also very interesting what he has to say about the strain, and what makes up the composition.  It is called the Swine flu as that co...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dendreon Day - What Got People More Excited, the Announcement or the Stock? Dendreon Day - What Got People More Excited, the Announcement or the Stock?

A current treatment, docetaxel (Taxotere) has some pretty bad side effects, but Provenge can extend life without the nasty chemo effects.  ...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Global Map to View Swine Flu Alerts – HealthMap for Global Disease Global Map to View Swine Flu Alerts – HealthMap for Global Disease

The site will give a quick visual on where Swine Flu is and has been reported.  This is what it looks like today and lucky folks in Alaska a...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What’s a Drug Rep’s Worst Enemy – A Computer, Maybe? What’s a Drug Rep’s Worst Enemy – A Computer, Maybe?

According to this study, the virtual reps with the e-promotions are turning out to be a bit more popular.  Just like anything else that is ...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Microsoft Introduces Groundbreaking Technology – Amalga Life Sciences Software Microsoft Introduces Groundbreaking Technology – Amalga Life Sciences Software

There’s quite a bit going on this week, and one expo in particular is the Annual Bio-IT Conference.  Today, Microsoft announced Amalga Lif...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

BusinessWeek – Medical Device Award Winners BusinessWeek – Medical Device Award Winners

One product mentioned in the winner’s circle is Merlin.  You can do a search of the blog as I have several posts relative to the product fr...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tweeting for Trials – TrialX Wins New York Entrepreneur Week Venture Competition Award Tweeting for Trials – TrialX Wins New York Entrepreneur Week Venture Competition Award

I have been somewhat following this company since they started out, and at that point were questioning if there was in fact a market for thi...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Belly dancers Rally for Better Health Care in Seattle Belly dancers Rally for Better Health Care in Seattle

They have to usually find their own private insurance plans, hope the weather was nice that day.  BD  Small rallies in favor of a nati...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Influenza Tracking Project – Now You Can Talk about it on Facebook Influenza Tracking Project – Now You Can Talk about it on Facebook

If you have the flu, Swine or otherwise and want to talk about it to help researchers, here’s the place on Facebook.  Information will be t...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Johns Hopkins Health System Acquires Suburban Hospital – Bethesda, MD Johns Hopkins Health System Acquires Suburban Hospital – Bethesda, MD

The Suburban Hospital location is right across the street from the NIH, so this is probably a very good strategic move with the relations t...

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Regulators again criticize conditions at Anaheim General Hospital – Orange County, CA Regulators again criticize conditions at Anaheim General Hospital – Orange County, CA

A few more blows for this hospital trying to survive.  It has already lost it’ accreditation from the Joint Commission.  Not a good idea pe...

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Monday, April 27, 2009
 
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