Dodge Is Using Microsoft Tags To Give Away Prizes – Why Can’t the FDA Use the Same Technology for Medical Device Information And Save Lives? Dodge Is Using Microsoft Tags To Give Away Prizes – Why Can’t the FDA Use the Same Technology for Medical Device Information And Save Lives?

If you are a regular reader of this blog you know I have suggested this before and even sent it off ...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Money Driven Medicine The Documentary – Streaming During the Month of November So You Can Watch for Free Money Driven Medicine The Documentary – Streaming During the Month of November So You Can Watch for Free

I should have been on to this sooner, but thank goodness for Twitter as I received a message about i...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

10 More Patients at Los Angeles Hospital Get CT Radiation Overdose 10 More Patients at Los Angeles Hospital Get CT Radiation Overdose

This time it is not Cedars but a hospital in the Glendale, CA area and a lot less patients, but that...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

CSI Miami – David Caruso Tells Suspect Business Owner “Get a Better Health Insurance Plan For Your Employees” CSI Miami – David Caruso Tells Suspect Business Owner “Get a Better Health Insurance Plan For Your Employees”

Healthcare reform is all over the place and even seen on television these days.  When did you expect...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Medical Tourism – Inside and Outside the US Creating Pricing Competition Among Hospitals Medical Tourism – Inside and Outside the US Creating Pricing Competition Among Hospitals

Everyone seems to think of medical tourism as jumping on a plane and going to a foreign country, no...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Community Strains of MRSA on the rise in Hospitals With Outpatients – Study Community Strains of MRSA on the rise in Hospitals With Outpatients – Study

The community strain, picked up outside of hospitals according to the study is one more battle for ...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Health IT Buzz – HHS Launches Healthcare Blog to Communicate with Dr. Blumenthal Health IT Buzz – HHS Launches Healthcare Blog to Communicate with Dr. Blumenthal

David Blumenthal, the National Coordinator for Health IT has created a blog now for comments and di...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Innovation and Learning at Kaiser Permanente – Interview With Chris McCarthy Innovation and Learning at Kaiser Permanente – Interview With Chris McCarthy

This week I had the chance to speak with Chris McCarthy, Innovation Learning Network Director and In...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Battery Replacement Surgery Versus the Insurance Scoring Algorithms – Law Suit Battery Replacement Surgery Versus the Insurance Scoring Algorithms – Law Suit

This is somewhat interesting as the algorithms calculated here went past the marks allowed for the ...

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Depressed Woman Loses Health Benefits – Insurer Looked at Facebook Depressed Woman Loses Health Benefits – Insurer Looked at Facebook

I knew it wouldn’t be too long before we started seeing stories like this on the web.  I have said ...

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Electronic Claims Submission in the US Is Lagging Too – 90% of Reimbursements Still Paper Checks Electronic Claims Submission in the US Is Lagging Too – 90% of Reimbursements Still Paper Checks

These are some pretty high numbers here at 90% of all medical claims still being cut on paper, not ...

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Survey on Surgeons Making Errors – Are Locum Tenens, Medical Migrants A Contributing Factor? Survey on Surgeons Making Errors – Are Locum Tenens, Medical Migrants A Contributing Factor?

There are a lot of surgeons doing this where they travel from one hospital to another, so get your ...

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Monday, November 23, 2009

MyPHR – Website that Explains and Answers Questions and Why You Need One Today and Tomorrow MyPHR – Website that Explains and Answers Questions and Why You Need One Today and Tomorrow

I get into conversations quite frequently about this and it is amazing that I still walk into docto...

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Californians Seeking Home Based Healthcare – Watch for More Monitoring Devices To Interact Californians Seeking Home Based Healthcare – Watch for More Monitoring Devices To Interact

The California HealthCare Foundation now has a page for additional information and yes, just due t...

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Verizon Telehealth Service Teams Up with Cisco – Video Consultations Unveiled Verizon Telehealth Service Teams Up with Cisco – Video Consultations Unveiled

Cisco has been busy expanding their horizons into healthcare with all types of partnerships and the ...

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Cook Medical Announces Advanced Tools for Gynecological Ailments – Minimally Invasive Procedures Cook Medical Announces Advanced Tools for Gynecological Ailments – Minimally Invasive Procedures

The Cook Uterine Maniupulator/Injectors are designed to advance the diagnosis and treatment for comm...

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Vicks Sinex Recalls – 3 Lots Distributed in the US, UK and Germany – Bacteria Found Vicks Sinex Recalls – 3 Lots Distributed in the US, UK and Germany – Bacteria Found

Proctor and Gamble found the bacteria on a routine quality control internal inspection.  This is ni...

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Kaiser Permanente and Exempla Healthcare in Boulder EHRs Connected Kaiser Permanente and Exempla Healthcare in Boulder EHRs Connected

You can read how they are doing it, this goes back to the announcement in October 2008 on the blog. ...

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Medicinal Side of Vodka – No Cocktails Here…. The Medicinal Side of Vodka – No Cocktails Here….

This was sent to me and I thought worth sharing, new ideas that I had not thought of.  The hair thin...

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Medicaid Fraud Case Fails in New York County – Moving Way too Slow Medicaid Fraud Case Fails in New York County – Moving Way too Slow

From what I am reading here, this somewhat makes a case for some better software and is part of the ...

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

VA Looking for Security Solutions with Medical Devices With Vista and Bandwidth VA Looking for Security Solutions with Medical Devices With Vista and Bandwidth

Security is on everyone’s mind today and the VA is busy working on their solutions.  They have used...

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Sunday, November 22, 2009
 
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