Bluetooth stethoscope Available from 3M HealthCare – Wireless Heartbeats Bluetooth stethoscope Available from 3M HealthCare – Wireless Heartbeats

With the device and software, you also get a visual as well as sound.  The price is not cheap at almost $400.00, but in time like everything...

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Monday, August 31, 2009

eClinicalWorks Partners with Correctional Medical Services, Inc. eClinicalWorks Partners with Correctional Medical Services, Inc.

One more big move for eClinicalWorks in the expansion of EMR/EHRs, this time with correctional facilities.  I believe that eClinicalWorks w...

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Republicans Abandoning Health Care Talks? – Grassley Raising Money for Re-election By Opposing Obama HealthCare Reform Republicans Abandoning Health Care Talks? – Grassley Raising Money for Re-election By Opposing Obama HealthCare Reform

The opposition is ready and has a commercial to debut on television, video below.  Back in January though, I watched the film put out by th...

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Monday, August 31, 2009

“Fatostatin” – 3 In One Drug – Lose Weight, Reverse  Diabetes and Lower Your Cholesterol “Fatostatin” – 3 In One Drug – Lose Weight, Reverse Diabetes and Lower Your Cholesterol

I do like the tagged name, “Fatostatin” kind of says it all and does it all.  It is working on mice and now if it will work on humans, well...

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Monday, August 31, 2009

CVS Caremark to offer free Flu Shots for unemployed – Minute Clinics and Vouchers CVS Caremark to offer free Flu Shots for unemployed – Minute Clinics and Vouchers

If you get your shot at a Minute Clinic, add it to your PHR, HealthVault or Google Health.  A few weeks ago I had a little time and spoke to...

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Heidelberg MEDDAC Orthopedic Clinic Writes In To Tell Us Their Success With Using Dragon Naturally Speaking Heidelberg MEDDAC Orthopedic Clinic Writes In To Tell Us Their Success With Using Dragon Naturally Speaking

This was a comment made under an old post and deserves it’s own post.  Hats off to Dr. Morgan who took the time to add his comments on how ...

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Vice President Joe Biden Talks About Healthcare Reform – White House Wants Videos from Citizens Vice President Joe Biden Talks About Healthcare Reform – White House Wants Videos from Citizens

Joe Biden states his feelings and the problems with health insurance and is asking for citizens to contribute questions and videos.  Th...

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Health Fraud Scores Could Be a Contributing Factor to Medical Claims Being Denied Health Fraud Scores Could Be a Contributing Factor to Medical Claims Being Denied

To help fight fraud, your healthcare claim could be getting a big “score”.  In other words we are once again depending on those algorithms t...

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Public Shredders Please!  Medical Record Dumping On the Rise Public Shredders Please! Medical Record Dumping On the Rise

It seems like there’s at least one story a week arising any more on paper records with medical information that could very well be used for ...

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Social Media and Healthcare – It’s not Just for the Kids, Folks Over 50 Get It Too Social Media and Healthcare – It’s not Just for the Kids, Folks Over 50 Get It Too

This is great post to make a point, as I hear so much of the time from physicians, “my patients don’t know how to even use a computer and t...

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Don't Drink Alcohol? You Have the Higher Risk of Depression – Study and Survey Don't Drink Alcohol? You Have the Higher Risk of Depression – Study and Survey

This is the best research I have seen in a long time!  It is even in the journal “Addiction”.  Of course excessive drinking as we all know ...

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Friday, August 28, 2009

HealthCare Reform is a World of the Unknown – And the Same Can be Said For No Reform HealthCare Reform is a World of the Unknown – And the Same Can be Said For No Reform

I think this CEO of this small hospital system summed it up quite well, and in my own opinion, we need those Algorithmic Centric Laws as no...

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Quicken for health benefits Discussed Again – Where Will the Education and Participation Come From? Quicken for health benefits Discussed Again – Where Will the Education and Participation Come From?

First of all I am not picking on Quicken Health here as I understand the process of the programmatic algorithms used in conjunction with in...

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Friday, August 28, 2009

IBM Files Patent For A TV Remote That Tweets IBM Files Patent For A TV Remote That Tweets

Interesting that IBM is looking to create some monetary action potentially here with a Twitter Remote.  This is just at the patent stage and...

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Low Adherence for taking Medications – Its Those “Bad” Patients and “Bad” Doctors Again… Low Adherence for taking Medications – Its Those “Bad” Patients and “Bad” Doctors Again…

I just also read where UnitedHealthCare is going to offer a $20.00 discount today too on some of the higher priced drugs to encourage patien...

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Cardiologists and Oncologists on the Brink with Healthcare Reform – Many State They Will Close Up Shop Cardiologists and Oncologists on the Brink with Healthcare Reform – Many State They Will Close Up Shop

This comes right back around to how doctors are paid with our fee for service arrangement.  These folks have families and bills to pay like ...

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Social Security Administration Linking Data with Microsoft HealthVault Social Security Administration Linking Data with Microsoft HealthVault

If you are a regular reader here, I have been keeping up on the progress with Social Security and personal health records and now we are dow...

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Friday, August 28, 2009

New CPT Codes - Billing Codes for Robot and Home Monitoring Services - Telemedicine New CPT Codes - Billing Codes for Robot and Home Monitoring Services - Telemedicine

  That’s right, CPT Codes for Robots in the patient home, so all we need now are patients who have the robots (grin).  This is a further ex...

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Genomic Test for BRACAnalysis (Breast Cancer) To Be Scrutinized by United Health Care The Genomic Test for BRACAnalysis (Breast Cancer) To Be Scrutinized by United Health Care

This is kind of a set back for women to find out if they have the potential of developing breast cancer, although it is not ruled out, the ...

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Thursday, August 27, 2009
 
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