HHS National Plan to Improve Health Literacy – Not Going To Happen Until We Focus on Using Technology (The Tool for Literacy) Which Includes Role Models at HHS And Other Places in Government HHS National Plan to Improve Health Literacy – Not Going To Happen Until We Focus on Using Technology (The Tool for Literacy) Which Includes Role Models at HHS And Other Places in Government

Here we go one more time for one of my “favorite” rants (grin).  Nobody takes this seriously as we h...

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Amgen Gets FDA Approval for Prolia – Treatment for Post Menopausal Women With Osteoporosis High Risk Amgen Gets FDA Approval for Prolia – Treatment for Post Menopausal Women With Osteoporosis High Risk

During the clinical trials one injection was administered as a 60mg every six months, and with the ...

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Telus Canada Pilot PHR Goes Online with Their Own Employees Using Microsoft HealthVault To Start Telus Canada Pilot PHR Goes Online with Their Own Employees Using Microsoft HealthVault To Start

The licensing of HealthVault with Telus was announced a couple months ago, so moving right along the...

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Tenet Confirms Acquisition Talks with Australia’s Healthscope Hospital Management Provider Tenet Confirms Acquisition Talks with Australia’s Healthscope Hospital Management Provider

Tenet has been doing some different things today, such as putting a medical clinic in a bank in Flor...

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

CMS 10 Day Hold Again for Medicare Claims – Waiting Until Congress Returns to Deal with Pay Cuts for Doctors and COBRA Subsidies CMS 10 Day Hold Again for Medicare Claims – Waiting Until Congress Returns to Deal with Pay Cuts for Doctors and COBRA Subsidies

We are still waiting and once again the 10 day hold is in place to give Congress the opportunity to...

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

RAZCODE (Microsoft Tags) Using Smart Phones to authenticate MDs When e-Prescribing Controlled Substances RAZCODE (Microsoft Tags) Using Smart Phones to authenticate MDs When e-Prescribing Controlled Substances

The same technology I have been talking about for use with medical device and drug recalls for consu...

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Fewer Full Time Jobs – Employers are Using More Contracted Positions – Healthcare Companies Too Fewer Full Time Jobs – Employers are Using More Contracted Positions – Healthcare Companies Too

Recently in the news big employers are looking at their options with providing benefits too, so even...

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Drug Implant at Alcohol Detox Centers Helping Individuals Fight Alcohol Addiction – Eastern Europe Detox Facility Drug Implant at Alcohol Detox Centers Helping Individuals Fight Alcohol Addiction – Eastern Europe Detox Facility

Disulfiram is the name of the drug that gets implanted under the skin around the stomach abdominal ...

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Heart Pressure Monitoring  Reducing Trips to the Hospital – Device Implanted During Stent Surgery – Patient Waves a Magic Wand Over The Location and Sends the Data Heart Pressure Monitoring Reducing Trips to the Hospital – Device Implanted During Stent Surgery – Patient Waves a Magic Wand Over The Location and Sends the Data

The official name of the product is the EndoSure Wireless AAA Pressure Management System from Cardio...

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Sutter First in Nation to Use 3D Next-Generation Robotics System for Joint Replacement – Helps Get the “Right” Fit Sutter First in Nation to Use 3D Next-Generation Robotics System for Joint Replacement – Helps Get the “Right” Fit

The ROBODOC surgery system was approved by the FDA back in August of 2008 and Sutter Hospitals in no...

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Medical Tourism In Israel Growing As US Citizens Explore Cost Comparisons Medical Tourism In Israel Growing As US Citizens Explore Cost Comparisons

This is another area of healthcare that keeps coming up in conversation as well as US citizens and t...

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Kaiser Permanente and Their “Giant” Genome Project Gets Underway – NIH Grant With Work in Progress Kaiser Permanente and Their “Giant” Genome Project Gets Underway – NIH Grant With Work in Progress

Many members of Kaiser have been asked if they want to participate in this study, and the results of...

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Telemedicine Working in Prisons And With Oil Rigs to Provide Video Visits with the Doctor – Not Just for Developing Countries Telemedicine Working in Prisons And With Oil Rigs to Provide Video Visits with the Doctor – Not Just for Developing Countries

Due to what is going on in the news today with oil rigs today everyone can relate to having a doctor...

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Sunday, May 30, 2010
 
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