Dr. Oz Speaks about Mammograms and Breast Examinations Dr. Oz Speaks about Mammograms and Breast Examinations

Dr. Oz makes a good point here in the fact that he disagrees with doctors not advising patients to ...

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

4 Cases of Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 Cases Appearing at Duke University Medical Center 4 Cases of Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 Cases Appearing at Duke University Medical Center

Tamiflu will remain as the the treatment of choice for the flu.  The scary part of this is that 3 o...

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

CVS Caremark Launching Collaborating with Generation Health To Launch Program to Predict Patient Response for a Dozen Drugs With Genetic Testing CVS Caremark Launching Collaborating with Generation Health To Launch Program to Predict Patient Response for a Dozen Drugs With Genetic Testing

This is the first announcement of this type I have seen.  Generation Health bills itself as a genet...

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Security with Health IT Pretty Sketchy at Some Hospitals and Doctor’s Offices Security with Health IT Pretty Sketchy at Some Hospitals and Doctor’s Offices

This is one I have seen first hand as a vendor at hospitals, walking in and seeing stuff like Lime ...

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fortune 100 Companies Don't Get Twitter Study Says and I Agree Fortune 100 Companies Don't Get Twitter Study Says and I Agree

This is a good study I think as a user of Twitter I can clearly say those without any personality do...

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Quest Diagnostics gets European CE Mark for H1N1 (Swine) Flu Test Quest Diagnostics gets European CE Mark for H1N1 (Swine) Flu Test

The test has been approved here in the US by emergency declaration a few months ago.  Quest recentl...

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Whistle Blowers Are The Department of Justice’s Best Friend When It Comes to Solving Fraud Whistle Blowers Are The Department of Justice’s Best Friend When It Comes to Solving Fraud

I posted this last October in 2008 and little did I know how true it would really play out to be as ...

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

ZigBee Alliance Creates Group to Educate Healthcare Professionals and Consumers on Telehealth ZigBee Alliance Creates Group to Educate Healthcare Professionals and Consumers on Telehealth

  First stop for this group should be the US Congress to educate, as they need some of this knowledg...

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Silence is Deafening With Meaningful Use – Start Spelling Some of This Out In Algorithmic Formats The Silence is Deafening With Meaningful Use – Start Spelling Some of This Out In Algorithmic Formats

One thing to be said for algorithmic formats is that there would a bit less text to deal with and l...

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

FDA Approves Hot Chili Pain Patch – Made With a Synthetic Version of Capsaicin FDA Approves Hot Chili Pain Patch – Made With a Synthetic Version of Capsaicin

Need a pain patch, hot chilies to the rescue, well sort of.  The pain patch product, Qutenza need ...

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Medicare Extends Personal Health Record Pilot Program – Magpie Healthcare Thrives, Where’s the Training and Education? Medicare Extends Personal Health Record Pilot Program – Magpie Healthcare Thrives, Where’s the Training and Education?

I talk about this quite a bit here, especially since I am actively involved and have helped my own 8...

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Health Net Data Breach – 1.5 Million Records At Risk With Missing Portable Hard Drive Health Net Data Breach – 1.5 Million Records At Risk With Missing Portable Hard Drive

Members in 3 states going back to 2002 are at risk and will receive free credit services.  Recently...

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tele Presence Robots for Remote Workers – Invasion of the AnyBots Tele Presence Robots for Remote Workers – Invasion of the AnyBots

More Robots, these do dishes and make coffee and you control them remotely!  OK…. Here’s a page with...

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

HealthVault Product Manager Discusses HealthVault and How It Works With Mayo Clinic HealthVault Product Manager Discusses HealthVault and How It Works With Mayo Clinic

One of the product Development Managers from HeatlhVault discusses how he works with and uses the Ma...

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

DeCode Genetics Files for Bankruptcy in the US – Iceland Facility Likely to Go On Option Block DeCode Genetics Files for Bankruptcy in the US – Iceland Facility Likely to Go On Option Block

This is sad and in August of 2008 it looked like the company was on their way. Decode Nearly Doubl...

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Aetna Health Insurance Laying Off over 1000 Employees – Most in Connecticut Aetna Health Insurance Laying Off over 1000 Employees – Most in Connecticut

The economy is having it’s toll on everyone.  Aetna has won some and lost some in the corporate bidd...

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

California PPO Report Card is Out – No Five Stars and No Four Stars For That Matter California PPO Report Card is Out – No Five Stars and No Four Stars For That Matter

Here’s the screenshot of the summary, details can be read at the site.  This is created by the Depar...

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Patients at El Camino Hospital Check in with Biometric Authentication – Patient Security Patients at El Camino Hospital Check in with Biometric Authentication – Patient Security

This is pretty neat and not too long ago I wrote about the opening of the hospital.  The PalmSecure...

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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
 
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