Hospital Gowns Go Hi-Tech To Keep Patient Warm in the OR – Medicare Reporting Begins Friday on P4P Hospital Gowns Go Hi-Tech To Keep Patient Warm in the OR – Medicare Reporting Begins Friday on P4P

I wish these were around years ago when I had all my surgeries, as yes I remember the cold surgery rooms pretty well.  There are several vid...

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Business Card Reader Available for BlackBerry and iPhones Business Card Reader Available for BlackBerry and iPhones

If you don’t want to manually type in all those contacts, here’s the answer and you will have to check for accuracy but correcting a few it...

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

TSA Eyes Full-Body Scanners – Could It Evolve To Include Looking for “Unhealthy Travelers” Too? TSA Eyes Full-Body Scanners – Could It Evolve To Include Looking for “Unhealthy Travelers” Too?

Right now of course the focus is on security but we have also had people arrested and tracked down who were deemed “not healthy” and scares ...

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Suggested New Year’s Resolutions for the Pharma Business - Humor Suggested New Year’s Resolutions for the Pharma Business - Humor

This was just too good to pass up here.  The writer, Martha Rosenberg did a great job with a touch of humor, and I think said some things t...

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Arizona Man Travels to New Zealand for Shoulder Surgery – Cost was 1/6 of US Customary Charges Arizona Man Travels to New Zealand for Shoulder Surgery – Cost was 1/6 of US Customary Charges

The price for his procedure included surgery, doctors' fees, hospital fees, airfare, local transportation and local accommodations. He d...

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Defibrillators Found For Sale at Second Hand Store – Stolen from Hospitals Defibrillators Found For Sale at Second Hand Store – Stolen from Hospitals

As the economy gets tougher to deal with it appears even defibrillators are open game for resale.  In this case a man who needed money appa...

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Meaningful Use 556 Page Proposed Rule is Out – Thanks WSJ for the Shortcut to the Meat and Potatoes Meaningful Use 556 Page Proposed Rule is Out – Thanks WSJ for the Shortcut to the Meat and Potatoes

People always tell me to send item of importance with “bullets”, any luck of seeing this here, well I just glanced through the pages and hav...

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Rite Aid Offers H1N1 Shot for $15.00 In Several States Rite Aid Offers H1N1 Shot for $15.00 In Several States

Technorati Tags: H1N1 , Rite Aid , flu shot , healthcare , immunization , pharmacy , Swine Flu If you have not had the chance to get a sh...

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Nuance Buys SpinVox – Speech Recognition With Voice to Text With Cell Phones Nuance Buys SpinVox – Speech Recognition With Voice to Text With Cell Phones

It certainly seems that Nuance has just about captured most of the speech recognition companies out there today and with this acquisition , ...

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

American College of Cardiology Files Legal Action Against Medicare and Kathleen Sebelius Relating Provider Reimbursement Cuts American College of Cardiology Files Legal Action Against Medicare and Kathleen Sebelius Relating Provider Reimbursement Cuts

The American College of Cardiology has has their website on the internet with their cause and battle against the proposed cuts.  You can al...

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

IBM Signs Contracts to Finance Medical Records with Siemens and 3 Other Healthcare Companies IBM Signs Contracts to Finance Medical Records with Siemens and 3 Other Healthcare Companies

IBM can make money it appears on the interest charges with implementing healthcare systems.  No word on whether or not any stimulus funds m...

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

SMP – Seniors Preventing Healthcare Fraud With Medicare and Medicaid Programs – Empowerment and Education SMP – Seniors Preventing Healthcare Fraud With Medicare and Medicaid Programs – Empowerment and Education

This group may not be as well known as other groups, but care and medications need to get to the people who need them, and fraud hurts every...

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tylenol Arthritis Formula Recall Expanded to All Product Lots with Red EZ-Open Cap – Johnson and Johnson Tylenol Arthritis Formula Recall Expanded to All Product Lots with Red EZ-Open Cap – Johnson and Johnson

The reason for the recall is a chemical that is used to treat shipping pallets and perhaps some of the chemical, vapor, etc. has been captu...

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dr. Oz Shows a Cardiac Catheterization Simulation – Opening Up Blood Vessels Dr. Oz Shows a Cardiac Catheterization Simulation – Opening Up Blood Vessels

This is interesting how Dr. Oz walks us through how the process works.   The volunteer from the audience is a patient who had a stent put in...

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

SenoRx Submits Implantable RFID Tags to FDA For Approval – Breast Tumor Surgery SenoRx Submits Implantable RFID Tags to FDA For Approval – Breast Tumor Surgery

  This stands to change the way surgical procedures are done as relates to breast cancer and removal of tumors.  Right now a wire is inserte...

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Monday, December 28, 2009

FDA Committee Agrees With Wider Use of Crestor – Is The Jupiter Study Data Creeps Up Once Again FDA Committee Agrees With Wider Use of Crestor – Is The Jupiter Study Data Creeps Up Once Again

We are back to the Jupiter study that came out not too long ago about expanding the use of cholesterol reducing drugs.  The study involved ...

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Transplanted Organs Are Not Always Perfect – Some Less Than Others Transplanted Organs Are Not Always Perfect – Some Less Than Others

In the world of donors there are only so many, and it seems there are so many more waiting for a donor organ that what is available.  Some i...

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Monday, December 28, 2009
 
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