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 c...

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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 n...

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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 programmati...

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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 Remot...

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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...

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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 fo...

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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 pe...

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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 ...

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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 ca...

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

MelaFind Medical Device for Detecting Melanoma Skin Cancer Awaiting FDA Decision MelaFind Medical Device for Detecting Melanoma Skin Cancer Awaiting FDA Decision

  In clinical trials the device was 2.5 times more accurate than the dermatologist in detected skin...

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma Cuts 600-900 Drug  Reps Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma Cuts 600-900 Drug Reps

Say farewell to your Flomax sales rep.  It appears this was a quick decision, even though earnings ...

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Like A Surgeon – 2 Funny Videos Like A Surgeon – 2 Funny Videos

We have the Weird Al Version first… And the Scrubs Version here… Somebody was looking for these so they are both good for a repost ...

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Glenn Beck “I Was A Dirtbag”? Glenn Beck “I Was A Dirtbag”?

In this video he states he is a “recovering alcoholic” which is commendable but where’s the “Serenity Prayer”?  Those are words of wisdom fo...

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Human Services Overwhelmed by interest in the Inaugural "Code-A-Thon” - Update Human Services Overwhelmed by interest in the Inaugural "Code-A-Thon” - Update

This is a good thing as there is big interest in writing the “open source” code to allow other gover...

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

MONEY-DRIVEN MEDICINE – The Movie (Official Trailer) MONEY-DRIVEN MEDICINE – The Movie (Official Trailer)

The official website of the documentary movie can be found here.    I have not seen the movie myself...

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Johnson & Johnson Consolidates Management Structure to 3 Operating Committees Johnson & Johnson Consolidates Management Structure to 3 Operating Committees

Gone is the Office of Strategy and Growth which was not that old.  Generic competition with Risperd...

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

VeriChip Is Back if You Want to Have Your Medical Records Implanted in a Chip – Will Talk with HealthVault Too VeriChip Is Back if You Want to Have Your Medical Records Implanted in a Chip – Will Talk with HealthVault Too

The personal health record used with VeriMed Health Link system will be accessible through Microsoft...

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Not a Smart Phone User Yet?  Microsoft Will Have You Covered – OneApp Coming For Non Smart Phones Not a Smart Phone User Yet? Microsoft Will Have You Covered – OneApp Coming For Non Smart Phones

It won’t be that difficult to use either, they are already using it in Africa, so hopefully we will...

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Dud Telephone Town Hall Meeting from the 70s in the OC – HealthCare Was Primary Focus My Dud Telephone Town Hall Meeting from the 70s in the OC – HealthCare Was Primary Focus

Tonight I had the unexpected opportunity to listen to a Town Hall Meeting.  I say unexpected as there was no public announcement, just the p...

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
 
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