St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City Will Close – Last Catholic General Hospital In the City St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City Will Close – Last Catholic General Hospital In the City

This is a big hospital with 400 beds and during 911 took care of many patients too.  The hospital ha...

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Is Microsoft Ripe to Purchase An Ambulatory EHR (Opinion and Discussion – Guest Post) Is Microsoft Ripe to Purchase An Ambulatory EHR (Opinion and Discussion – Guest Post)

Austin Merrit offers his opinions and reasons for speculation below and who he thinks are potential ...

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Insurers Compensation for 2011 for Medicare Part D is Frozen to the Same Rates Paid This Year Insurers Compensation for 2011 for Medicare Part D is Frozen to the Same Rates Paid This Year

I don’t think this is putting anyone in in the “poor” house as almost everyone knows that Part D Med...

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

State of Oklahoma Selling Citizens Data and Making Millions of Dollars – DMV Records at $10 a Copy State of Oklahoma Selling Citizens Data and Making Millions of Dollars – DMV Records at $10 a Copy

So much for privacy, wonder if California is doing this, probably not with our current economic sta...

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Not Only Do Members of Congress Need Additional Security – WellPoint CEO Gets Some Too Not Only Do Members of Congress Need Additional Security – WellPoint CEO Gets Some Too

Is greed creating anger?  Is ignorance allowing greed to grow?  Those are just a couple questions po...

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Health Insurers In Germany Claiming Over Charges from Hospitals - Insurance Agents Just Happen to be the #1 Least Desired Profession Health Insurers In Germany Claiming Over Charges from Hospitals - Insurance Agents Just Happen to be the #1 Least Desired Profession

This sounds quite similar to what we have going on here in the US with costs and claims being scruti...

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

An Internal Wiki - A Common Journaling Process For Unstructured Clinical Documentation With EHRs – BDMIC Pilot An Internal Wiki - A Common Journaling Process For Unstructured Clinical Documentation With EHRs – BDMIC Pilot

This might serve to be one great process as a way to journal the unstructured data, in other words t...

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Prosthetic Arm Project with DARPA – Segway Creator On the Colbert Report Shows How It Works (Video) Prosthetic Arm Project with DARPA – Segway Creator On the Colbert Report Shows How It Works (Video)

Colbert is usually full of humor and this is no exception but there’s a very serious focus here on h...

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

6 Health Insurers Suing Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner Over Capping Premium Rates 6 Health Insurers Suing Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner Over Capping Premium Rates

Well so much for trying to hold down premiums to where they could be affordable I guess.  235 of th...

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Monday, April 05, 2010

FDA Approves Biodegradable Sealant Patch For Cardiovascular Surgery FDA Approves Biodegradable Sealant Patch For Cardiovascular Surgery

This is one item you are supposed to leave inside instead of having to remove.  The collagen in the...

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Monday, April 05, 2010

Recertification of Doctors – Some Need to Renew Board Certification – Law Changed Recertification of Doctors – Some Need to Renew Board Certification – Law Changed

This is not a bad idea as long as done correctly and not used to further “grade” doctors, otherwise ...

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Monday, April 05, 2010

Microsoft's Office (Free) Starter – Replaces “Works” and Will be Available on New PCs Soon Microsoft's Office (Free) Starter – Replaces “Works” and Will be Available on New PCs Soon

For years Microsoft fought the anti trust lawsuits and paid out a lot of money.  I can’t tell you ho...

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Monday, April 05, 2010

Does Myriad Own Breast Cancer Genes And What is the Future of Patents as Relates to Healthcare – 60 Minutes Does Myriad Own Breast Cancer Genes And What is the Future of Patents as Relates to Healthcare – 60 Minutes

Back when this patent was given it was done to protect the research and development areas to recoup ...

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Monday, April 05, 2010

Why Games Will Take Over Our Lives – I Agree It Could As Sometimes Is The“Only” Item That Motivates Any Kind of a Learning Process – Entertain Me or Otherwise Don’t Bother Why Games Will Take Over Our Lives – I Agree It Could As Sometimes Is The“Only” Item That Motivates Any Kind of a Learning Process – Entertain Me or Otherwise Don’t Bother

Healthcare is fair game for this and in this interview from CNN, a toothbrush is used as an example...

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Monday, April 05, 2010

FDA Moving Toward Major Infrastructure Overhaul And It’s Getting Complicated – Partnerships With Other Government Entities is Key for Success FDA Moving Toward Major Infrastructure Overhaul And It’s Getting Complicated – Partnerships With Other Government Entities is Key for Success

I am not picking on the FDA by any means, but there’s just a lot of work to be done after years of...

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Monday, April 05, 2010

2 Year Old Child Over Dosed with Heparin Pronounced Dead At Nebraska Medical Center – Call for Dennis Quaid 2 Year Old Child Over Dosed with Heparin Pronounced Dead At Nebraska Medical Center – Call for Dennis Quaid

Heparin and safety still needs to be monitored for safety.  In case you missed what happened to Denn...

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Monday, April 05, 2010

Will It Blend – The IPad Is The Next Item in the Blender (Humor-Video) Will It Blend – The IPad Is The Next Item in the Blender (Humor-Video)

There’s something about this video that makes one a little squeamish!  Mr. Dickson though, blends everything and the website of “Will It Ble...

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Monday, April 05, 2010

Desperate Hospitals And Where Do We Go From Here - April 1, 2010 Update Desperate Hospitals And Where Do We Go From Here - April 1, 2010 Update

Over the weekend I watched a completely entertaining satire on healthcare today in the US, the movie...

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Monday, April 05, 2010
 
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