Discussion with Peter Neupert – Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Health Solutions Group Discussion with Peter Neupert – Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Health Solutions Group

Today myself and a few other bloggers participated in a live conference call with both a short prese...

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Obama to meet with American Medical Association To Discuss Healthcare Reform – the Unknown Dollar Factor versus the Known Obama to meet with American Medical Association To Discuss Healthcare Reform – the Unknown Dollar Factor versus the Known

Perhaps this will help with an eye to eye, face to face discussion to explain the plan.  The AMA onl...

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Clinical Trials Widget on the Medical Quack – Find Trials on Twitter Too Clinical Trials Widget on the Medical Quack – Find Trials on Twitter Too

If you are looking for Clinical Trials, give it a try.   I have the widget on the blog at all times ...

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Check-in Tablets at the Clinic for Patients – Functions Like Kiosk Check-in Tablets at the Clinic for Patients – Functions Like Kiosk

Tablets are not only for doctors, but patients too.  This particular clinic does not have electroni...

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

I Robot (Soundtrack) – DaVinci Robotic Prostate Surgery Show I Robot (Soundtrack) – DaVinci Robotic Prostate Surgery Show

I stumbled across this video set to the music of I Robot from the Alan Parsons Project.   Actually with the sound track it does a good job o...

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Inspector General States VA Does not have a Handle On IT Investments and Policies Inspector General States VA Does not have a Handle On IT Investments and Policies

I didn’t realize until I read this that the VA was considering replacing their Vista EMR with comme...

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

University of Miami and HealthVault Pilot Program – Communicating with Diabetic Patients University of Miami and HealthVault Pilot Program – Communicating with Diabetic Patients

The one statement here is key, “ if necessary, trained how to use them”, the computers, ah first r...

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Healthcare providers want reform But Cost and Education Remain Big Issues – The Big Disappointment Healthcare providers want reform But Cost and Education Remain Big Issues – The Big Disappointment

I also will add implementation and education has a lot to do with it.  Today choices are many and to...

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Zeo's Personal Sleep Coach – A Device you Snuggle up with to help Understand Your Sleep Patterns Zeo's Personal Sleep Coach – A Device you Snuggle up with to help Understand Your Sleep Patterns

This is a new interesting device that will report on your sleep.  The Zeo Personal Sleep Coach coll...

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

LifeShirt Has Upgrade Coming Out With Bluetooth and Zigbee Wireless – A Shirt that Transmits Health Data LifeShirt Has Upgrade Coming Out With Bluetooth and Zigbee Wireless – A Shirt that Transmits Health Data

I have talked about devices, well now let’s enter the wearables.   If you like your LifeShirt enough...

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

American Medical Association and HealthVault to Provide Physician’s Portal – Physicians Will be able to access “Patient Shared” Information American Medical Association and HealthVault to Provide Physician’s Portal – Physicians Will be able to access “Patient Shared” Information

A few days ago I wrote a commentary about how PHRs are in fact for everyone as it empowers the patie...

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Participatory Sensing – Medical Devices Reporting Data for Patient Compliance Participatory Sensing – Medical Devices Reporting Data for Patient Compliance

Two standards of wireless were agreed upon this week.  As you can see from the information below, m...

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

16,000 Lay Offs at Merck Slated 16,000 Lay Offs at Merck Slated

Also in the news today, Merck has partnered with Canadian Company Xenon that is working with genet...

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

The disease that's ravaging Latin America - Chagas The disease that's ravaging Latin America - Chagas

The report states there’s little interest in developing new drugs and the ones being used to fight t...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Zyprexa, Seroquel and Geodon Get Wider Use Approval from the FDA - Children Zyprexa, Seroquel and Geodon Get Wider Use Approval from the FDA - Children

The over all concern is with long term dosing, as children are not adults and the brains and bodies are still developing.  BD  ADELPHI,...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

CVS and Longs Offers customers $2 Coupons for Finding Expired Products CVS and Longs Offers customers $2 Coupons for Finding Expired Products

This is one way to make sure the job gets done if the help misses any expired products!  Actually i...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

FDA Advises About Bacteria in Hand Sanitizers – Recall or Throw Away FDA Advises About Bacteria in Hand Sanitizers – Recall or Throw Away

What is a bit scary is that the products are promoted as antimicrobial agents that claim to treat open wounds, damaged skin, and protect ag...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A.M.A. Speaks out in Opposition of National Health Plan A.M.A. Speaks out in Opposition of National Health Plan

Last week there was a little of the same with wanting to work together under a new alliance, but it...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Swine Flu in Australia could Bring About A WHO pandemic declaration Swine Flu in Australia could Bring About A WHO pandemic declaration

We have not heard the end of the Swine flu virus it appears and WHO is still analyzing the situation...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
 
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