Washington Hospital Center fires 11 nurses, 5 staffers – Failed to Make It To Work During Snow Storm Washington Hospital Center fires 11 nurses, 5 staffers – Failed to Make It To Work During Snow Storm

This really sounds very tough if you ask me and again I am just reading information in this article, but gee even TSA even reversed their d...

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

NHS Hospital Finds Patients Neglected – Managers Preoccupied with Meeting Targets and Cutting Costs NHS Hospital Finds Patients Neglected – Managers Preoccupied with Meeting Targets and Cutting Costs

I think the same sort of phenomenon might be happening here in the US too.  When you stop and think about how busy healthcare facilities and...

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Shrink Your Way to Prosperity – Is This the New Business Model Even Outside of Healthcare Insurance Shrink Your Way to Prosperity – Is This the New Business Model Even Outside of Healthcare Insurance

In healthcare insurance we all certainly know what this is all about and the fact that it came to head the way it has had a lot to do with a...

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Creates Web Based Registry Proto-Type Software With CCR Standards to Populate From EHR/EMR Records With Reporting Format for CMS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Creates Web Based Registry Proto-Type Software With CCR Standards to Populate From EHR/EMR Records With Reporting Format for CMS

Many EHR and EMR programs already have this functionality built in and years ago I wrote one, so registries are nothing new but are valuable...

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Merck Buying Millipore in Massachusetts for $6 billion – Life Sciences and Chemicals Acquisition Merck Buying Millipore in Massachusetts for $6 billion – Life Sciences and Chemicals Acquisition

As mentioned before, Merck is heavy in cash resources and now is buying US firm Millipore.  One other item of interest too is that we alway...

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Prostitutes in Switzerland Being Trained to Use Defibrillators – Bad Publicity When Clients Die Without Attempts to Revive Prostitutes in Switzerland Being Trained to Use Defibrillators – Bad Publicity When Clients Die Without Attempts to Revive

We have probably all chuckled a bit as this being a way to go, but it doesn’t have to be as in Switzerland they are taking the matter serio...

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cellular Specialties – Wireless Hospital Healthcare Communications at HIMMS Cellular Specialties – Wireless Hospital Healthcare Communications at HIMMS

This is certainly one way to bring all your wireless needs together with a solution company that can bridge all the major carriers.   Th...

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

One Senator Banning Blocks Medicare Cut and COBRA Bill – Unless Approved, MDs Get Cut and Unemployed Lose Benefits One Senator Banning Blocks Medicare Cut and COBRA Bill – Unless Approved, MDs Get Cut and Unemployed Lose Benefits

One good thing about this senator, Jim Bunning, is the fact that he is retiring and perhaps not soon enough.  His big battle was not wanting...

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Hospital of the Future in 1950 Included a Sliding “Baby Drawer” – Kaiser Foundation The Hospital of the Future in 1950 Included a Sliding “Baby Drawer” – Kaiser Foundation

What happened to that baby drawer, did one get their finger caught? (grin).  When you think of it though, really not a bad idea at all in co...

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Surgeons Can Now Train To Use the Da Vinci System for Surgery Without the Robot – RoSS Surgical Simulator Surgeons Can Now Train To Use the Da Vinci System for Surgery Without the Robot – RoSS Surgical Simulator

Unlike the robot itself, there’s no operating room required for the simulator and you can see an external monitor for teaching purposes.  A...

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Friday, February 26, 2010

The Healthcare Summit Discussion – Daily Show Summary The Healthcare Summit Discussion – Daily Show Summary

As usual, Jon Stewart wraps this one up pretty well.  I love the part with John McCain and count my lucky prayers that the 2 seats are not r...

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Congress Surprised With Radiation Oversights and Treatments – Software and Algorithms Are the Key to Safety Here Congress Surprised With Radiation Oversights and Treatments – Software and Algorithms Are the Key to Safety Here

Imaging and diagnosis processes save many lives each year and is a part of healthcare imaging today, no matter where you are.  The safety co...

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Friday, February 26, 2010

More Wellness Company Mergers and Buy Outs – Wellness for Profit? More Wellness Company Mergers and Buy Outs – Wellness for Profit?

One more company with the answers for employers how to make “you” healthy.  The wellness business can be very profitable and we hope the re...

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Friday, February 26, 2010

FDA Regulate Health IT What “Nutcase” Thought of This – Must Be A “Non Participant” Living in “Tech Denial” FDA Regulate Health IT What “Nutcase” Thought of This – Must Be A “Non Participant” Living in “Tech Denial”

I guess it’s Mr. Grassley again here who may have clout but doesn’t understand the role of Health IT and the FDA itself is in the midst of g...

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Friday, February 26, 2010

UnitedHealth Buys Another Wellness Company – Biometric Monitoring For Data With Employer Contracts UnitedHealth Buys Another Wellness Company – Biometric Monitoring For Data With Employer Contracts

Wellness programs are not a bad thing, but implementation and privacy of the data is the big question here.  When you have major health insu...

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Friday, February 26, 2010
 
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