Police and DEA are Looking at 5 Doctors in Michael Jackson Investigation – Did they use an EMR? Police and DEA are Looking at 5 Doctors in Michael Jackson Investigation – Did they use an EMR?

After having read a few articles, what I find interesting here is the fact that several of them rel...

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Saturday, July 04, 2009

New Payment Rules Will Benefit Primary Care MDs – Drug Benefits Proposed to Move to Medicare Part D New Payment Rules Will Benefit Primary Care MDs – Drug Benefits Proposed to Move to Medicare Part D

For Oncologists, this stands to represent a big help in the chemotherapy area as the cost of mainta...

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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Ovary Transplants – Frozen and Reimplanted later in Life Ovary Transplants – Frozen and Reimplanted later in Life

This is an area where I didn’t realize we had this potential, although it is tricky and still work ...

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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Hospital Employee Injected Patient Drugs and Replaced Syringe content with Saline Solution Hospital Employee Injected Patient Drugs and Replaced Syringe content with Saline Solution

This is another one of those scary stories with a worker who took the injections herself instead of...

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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Health Care on Brink of IT Revolution – CNBC Healthy Horizons Report on HealthVault and Amalga Health Care on Brink of IT Revolution – CNBC Healthy Horizons Report on HealthVault and Amalga

Nice coverage on what’s happening in the world of Health IT, notice all the devices spotlighted in t...

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Friday, July 03, 2009

Convicted Murderers Suing – The Drugs That Made them Do It – Zoloft and Accutane Convicted Murderers Suing – The Drugs That Made them Do It – Zoloft and Accutane

The good news in all of this is that the judges are not buying it, thank goodness, one plans an app...

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Friday, July 03, 2009

Digital Doctor Visits are Up and Rising in the US Digital Doctor Visits are Up and Rising in the US

Some visits are a simple email back and forth, while others are a bit more sophisticated.  For a phy...

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Tapeless Bandages for Wounds, Diabetic Ulcers, and More… Tapeless Bandages for Wounds, Diabetic Ulcers, and More…

The company, Tapeless Medical   just announced some additional new products this week and for anyon...

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Sanofi-Aventis Heart Drug Multaq Approved by the FDA for Atrial Fibrillation – Diabetes Drug Question with Lantus Still Lingers Sanofi-Aventis Heart Drug Multaq Approved by the FDA for Atrial Fibrillation – Diabetes Drug Question with Lantus Still Lingers

This is almost like a good news/bad news day for the company.  The big news is having the first dru...

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Bone growth Agents (Bone Putty) Increases Spinal Surgery Costs - Study Bone growth Agents (Bone Putty) Increases Spinal Surgery Costs - Study

The story has been out about some of the information on the benefits of spinal putty to enhance bon...

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Wal Mart Supports Employer Health Insurance But Employees Say Wal-Mart’s Plan is "too expensive" Wal Mart Supports Employer Health Insurance But Employees Say Wal-Mart’s Plan is "too expensive"

Only a little over 50% have opted for the employer insurance plan, as when wages are $7.00 to $10.0...

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Medical Device Vibrates to Breaks Up Plaque in patients' clogged Leg and Heart arteries Medical Device Vibrates to Breaks Up Plaque in patients' clogged Leg and Heart arteries

The device sounds almost like it is Roto Rooter for the arteries.  Patients are feeling immediate r...

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Citibank Unveils New Program – Cell Phone Becomes your Credit Card Citibank Unveils New Program – Cell Phone Becomes your Credit Card

The pilot program is taking place in India. Pretty soon the cell phone will be doing just about e...

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

AMA Now Says Government Funded Insurance Would be OK – CMS Proposes 21.5% Medicare Physician Pay Cut AMA Now Says Government Funded Insurance Would be OK – CMS Proposes 21.5% Medicare Physician Pay Cut

Just a few weeks ago, we heard a different story of just the opposite, interesting how things are c...

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Send in the Clouds – Microsoft Opening 2 more Data Centers this Month Send in the Clouds – Microsoft Opening 2 more Data Centers this Month

The one in Chicago will be using ocean containers and when you see how many servers are in each one,...

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Polypharmacy – It Means taking Several Drugs A Day or Week Polypharmacy – It Means taking Several Drugs A Day or Week

This was a new term for me, but one out of 5 seniors practices “polypharmacy”.  In addition, many a...

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Wimbledon tournament – 28 Staff Members told to say home – Swine Flu Wimbledon tournament – 28 Staff Members told to say home – Swine Flu

Players and others were all advise to make sure and wash their hands when using the computers in th...

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Painkillers and the FDA – Warnings and Other advisories Painkillers and the FDA – Warnings and Other advisories

Acetaminophen is the newcomer to the FDA tracking list.  The dosages of the painkiller were also reduced today.  Also the panel was recommen...

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Hong Kong Private Doctors Not Ready for e-Health Records – but are using plenty of computer technology Hong Kong Private Doctors Not Ready for e-Health Records – but are using plenty of computer technology

This sounds like a lot of what we have here, perhaps not an official electronic medical record, but...

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Billy Mays from Television Commercials for OxiClean Dies from an Apparent Heart Attack Billy Mays from Television Commercials for OxiClean Dies from an Apparent Heart Attack

Medically he seemed to have a bit going on with recovering from 2 hip surgeries and a bump on the h...

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

AMA Will Help you Choose and Learn About E-Prescribing AMA Will Help you Choose and Learn About E-Prescribing

Well if you have not located enough information yet, the AMA has a web based tool for you to compar...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

One Woman’s Battle with Ingenix Who Has Cancer One Woman’s Battle with Ingenix Who Has Cancer

The Ingenix data base story has now graduated up to ABC News.  They also provide other services to ...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sensei® Robotic Catheter System Does Heart Surgery at Scripps in San Diego Sensei® Robotic Catheter System Does Heart Surgery at Scripps in San Diego

This is a case where you may want your interventional radiologist and/or cardiologist close at hand,...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

President Obama Gets Interrupted by a Duck – Cell Phone That Is President Obama Gets Interrupted by a Duck – Cell Phone That Is

Well obviously I don’t have the market cornered on this one, but yes I do have a cell phone that quacks, but being my last name is “Duck”, ...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Johnson and Johnson and Abbott Labs – Battle for Intellectual Property Solved – Expensive for Abbott Johnson and Johnson and Abbott Labs – Battle for Intellectual Property Solved – Expensive for Abbott

Legal suits are still ramped with drug companies in the court rooms, this one has to be one of the ...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Courts Charge Mother With Neglect – Failing to Control Son’s Weight of 555 Pounds Courts Charge Mother With Neglect – Failing to Control Son’s Weight of 555 Pounds

5 to 10 years for obesity or child neglect is the potential sentence if convicted for the mother.  ...

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Monday, June 29, 2009

California Insurance Commissioner Want to Know How Much Money Insurers have invested in Iran California Insurance Commissioner Want to Know How Much Money Insurers have invested in Iran

This could be interesting to see what comes to table from the inquisition as such are considered illegal, and then again what if none are r...

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Support for PHRs gaining ground in the UK – Cost, Privacy and Ownership Leading Factors Support for PHRs gaining ground in the UK – Cost, Privacy and Ownership Leading Factors

The government in the UK is looking at cost as well and the anticipated cost of expanding the data ...

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Monday, June 29, 2009
 
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