IBM Scientists Created Point of Care Diagnostic Test Using Silicon Chip – Less Sample, Faster And Can Test for Many Diseases IBM Scientists Created Point of Care Diagnostic Test Using Silicon Chip – Less Sample, Faster And Can Test for Many Diseases

The big test touted here is testing for heart disease.  The chip is portable and the patient has to ...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Office Ally Receives Electronic Health Network Accreditation – Privacy and HIPPA Compliance Office Ally Receives Electronic Health Network Accreditation – Privacy and HIPPA Compliance

Just last week Office Ally announced new information regarding their PHR, personal health records, a...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

FedEx Introduces SenseAware – Focus on Healthcare and Life Sciences for Tracking Shipments In Real Time FedEx Introduces SenseAware – Focus on Healthcare and Life Sciences for Tracking Shipments In Real Time

  In a former life I worked for a logistics company which is now owned by FedEx and this brings bac...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Demand for Temporary Physicians,Nurses and Other Medical Positions Falling Demand for Temporary Physicians,Nurses and Other Medical Positions Falling

Most of the agencies discussed here stated the economy and stock market had an impact on their mark...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Interactive Graphic – Your Labs and How To Read and Understand the Report Interactive Graphic – Your Labs and How To Read and Understand the Report

I thought this was very cool to see in the New York Times and you can click on the image to visit th...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mammogram Guidelines Change – Screening Should Start at 50 and Then Only Every 2 Years Mammogram Guidelines Change – Screening Should Start at 50 and Then Only Every 2 Years

Women that fall under the BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 genes tests though, would not be subject to the guideli...

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Coffee Monitor Management - System Center Operations Manager To Let You Know When Supply Has Reached Dangerous and Unacceptable Levels Coffee Monitor Management - System Center Operations Manager To Let You Know When Supply Has Reached Dangerous and Unacceptable Levels

Forget about securing the data and working on the data center, this comes first, the coffee!  This i...

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Monday, November 16, 2009

I Have No Other Choice ... I've Got To Stop It'…Lieberman On Filibustering I Have No Other Choice ... I've Got To Stop It'…Lieberman On Filibustering

Perhaps on the day he does his deed, we could outfit him with a Fitbit, would love to see the activity level that day and we want to keep st...

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Men Who Stare at Votes And Bring Babies to the Floor of the House – Healthcare Reform Men Who Stare at Votes And Bring Babies to the Floor of the House – Healthcare Reform

In his usual style, Jon Stewart comments on comments we are hearing today and what sense they do or ...

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Monday, November 16, 2009

IBM Putting Business Intelligence in the Cloud – Smart Analytics Cloud Services Available IBM Putting Business Intelligence in the Cloud – Smart Analytics Cloud Services Available

If you have not heard enough about business intelligence and the cloud, here’s more news.  IBM said...

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Monday, November 16, 2009

23andMe Changes Prices and Splits on Ancestry and Health DNA Services 23andMe Changes Prices and Splits on Ancestry and Health DNA Services

The Genomics business is getting more personalized too as time moves on and current marketing is als...

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Monday, November 16, 2009

NHS Puts London Patient Records Online This Week NHS Puts London Patient Records Online This Week

The NHS is making it first step forward after a pilot program to put healthcare records on line for...

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Boehringer Ingelheim Study on “Desire Pill” – Sex Enhancement Pill for Women Boehringer Ingelheim Study on “Desire Pill” – Sex Enhancement Pill for Women

This is a long term medication taken every day and works over time, versus the immediate effects li...

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Blue Cross Blue Shield Data Breach Investigation Extends Credit Protection for Providers to 2 Years Blue Cross Blue Shield Data Breach Investigation Extends Credit Protection for Providers to 2 Years

Well maybe not the good news we wanted to hear about the notebook possibly being found, but here’s t...

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Monday, November 16, 2009

GINA Begins November 21st – Medical Histories And Financial Benefits Not Allowed GINA Begins November 21st – Medical Histories And Financial Benefits Not Allowed

The provisions of the GINA law begins next week, right in the middle of open enrollment.  This inter...

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Monday, November 16, 2009

SAS® Business Analytics – Algorithms Used by Blue Cross Blue Shield For Business Intelligence, Integration, and Analytics SAS® Business Analytics – Algorithms Used by Blue Cross Blue Shield For Business Intelligence, Integration, and Analytics

If you are not familiar with SAS, they are one of the largest software companies in the world.  Blue...

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Doctor’s Practice Create Wireless Voice Activated System – Documentation for Medical Procedures Doctor’s Practice Create Wireless Voice Activated System – Documentation for Medical Procedures

So far the system has been used only for colonoscopies and they hope to expand to other procedures. ...

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Medicare Paid More than 47 Billion in Questionable Claims Medicare Paid More than 47 Billion in Questionable Claims

This article addresses several potential areas of potential fraud and again it pretty much all comes...

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mysteriously Secretive Group Running Campaign to Oppose Healthcare Reform With Ties to Legal Firm Mysteriously Secretive Group Running Campaign to Oppose Healthcare Reform With Ties to Legal Firm

This was an interesting article from MSNBC about a group that is working “under the radar” to oppose...

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Blood Clotting Drug Lysteda approved by FDA for Treatment of Heavy Bleeding with Menstrual Periods Blood Clotting Drug Lysteda approved by FDA for Treatment of Heavy Bleeding with Menstrual Periods

The state 3 trials were just completed.  The article said use with contraception pills is also not a...

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Caffeine and Booze Don’t Mix Well Says the FDA And Wants Supporting Data and Information Caffeine and Booze Don’t Mix Well Says the FDA And Wants Supporting Data and Information

As the article states, this somewhat started with mixed drinks using Red Bull.  Coffee in the morni...

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Health Insurance Company Offering 20% Discount for Members Who Want DNA Testing Health Insurance Company Offering 20% Discount for Members Who Want DNA Testing

This is interesting and perhaps a way of both helping educate and help the slow growing genomics te...

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Most Insurers in Massachusetts Still Posting Profits – One HMO Loses Money Most Insurers in Massachusetts Still Posting Profits – One HMO Loses Money

As everyone is probably aware, Massachusetts is the only state that has required consumers to have h...

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Sunday, November 15, 2009
 
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