The Colonoscopies at the VA – Video Shows What Was not Cleaned Properly The Colonoscopies at the VA – Video Shows What Was not Cleaned Properly

This is a shame, and certainly makes a case for virtual colonoscopies too.  This portion puzzled me ...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cleveland Clinic “facility fee” or “hospital services fee” has Patients up in Arms Cleveland Clinic “facility fee” or “hospital services fee” has Patients up in Arms

At some of the facilities, a patient with a $25 co-pay now pays $80 for an office visit because of t...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Vanderbilt University Sepsis Detection Technology Update – Added Management to Detection Process Vanderbilt University Sepsis Detection Technology Update – Added Management to Detection Process

After deployed the very first alert initiated  an attending physician to begin antibiotic therapy f...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Products, New Medical Profession – Interventional Gynecologist New Products, New Medical Profession – Interventional Gynecologist

Interventional specialist are becoming the one profession you want to get familiar with, like the i...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

At Norian Four Executives Charged in Connection With Unlawful Clinical Trials – 3 Patients Died on the Operating Table At Norian Four Executives Charged in Connection With Unlawful Clinical Trials – 3 Patients Died on the Operating Table

At the same time period, Norian was involved in a patent lawsuit against Stryker, with either the v...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sutter plans to stop operating San Leandro Hospital – September 30th Sutter plans to stop operating San Leandro Hospital – September 30th

The facility will be used as a rehabilitation and urgent care center, so one more inpatient and ER ...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

If you Lie – You Die said the Insurance Carrier (You did not report your acne) If you Lie – You Die said the Insurance Carrier (You did not report your acne)

When you read this, it is easy to see that it takes some real tough calculated self involved, mone...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

First it was the Ties and now go the White Coats for Doctors First it was the Ties and now go the White Coats for Doctors

The actual language addresses coats, long sleeves and ties for healthcare workers when coming in con...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Blue Cross Praised and/or Rewarded Employees Who Dropped Expensive Patients Blue Cross Praised and/or Rewarded Employees Who Dropped Expensive Patients

  There may not be a policy, but I’ll bet there are algorithms that calculate this, so what good do...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What is the Status of Nuclear Diagnostics and Supplies –  A Request for Information From the Front Lines What is the Status of Nuclear Diagnostics and Supplies – A Request for Information From the Front Lines

This is perhaps an area that many may not be aware of, but yet has an immediate impact on Cancer an...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Evidence Based e-Ordering Coalition Formed to Promote Solutions for Appropriate Diagnostic Tests Evidence Based e-Ordering Coalition Formed to Promote Solutions for Appropriate Diagnostic Tests

This is an interesting press release as now a new area is coming in to focus due to cost and the que...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

National Time Out to Share Day – Healthcare Safety National Time Out to Share Day – Healthcare Safety

ClearCount has been featured here a couple of times and related links are below.  The company is pr...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hospital Violence on the Rise in the US – Are Frustrations with Budget and Job Cuts Contributing Factors? Hospital Violence on the Rise in the US – Are Frustrations with Budget and Job Cuts Contributing Factors?

We are starting to see more stories in this area as levels of frustration increase.  Hospitals toda...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What’s in a Drug Patent for Pfizer – There are several Court Cases are Challenging Others Too What’s in a Drug Patent for Pfizer – There are several Court Cases are Challenging Others Too

The latest battle is with Pfizer and Mylan, a generic drug manufacturer going to court.  Mylan is r...

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Monday, June 15, 2009

GE To Offer Financing on Centricity EMR with Zero Interest until Funds Arrive in 2012 GE To Offer Financing on Centricity EMR with Zero Interest until Funds Arrive in 2012

With the stimulus package, technology companies look to grab a big portion of the revenue with IT services, which are badly needed all over...

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Monday, June 15, 2009

France Investing in UCI study on Psychiatric Disorders France Investing in UCI study on Psychiatric Disorders

UCI with the new facility is also very dedicated to science and research and France will be visitin...

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Deep Brain Stimulation Implantable Devices being offered by Orlando Hospital Deep Brain Stimulation Implantable Devices being offered by Orlando Hospital

The deep brain stimulation device consists of implantable and external components. A thin, coiled w...

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Monday, June 15, 2009

HIFU for Prostate Cancer Surgery – New Treatment information from the UK HIFU for Prostate Cancer Surgery – New Treatment information from the UK

In May of 2008, the FDA has approved HIFU on a clinical trial basis for recurrent prostate cancer.  This video shows some encouraging result...

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Monday, June 15, 2009
 
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