FDA Approves First Generic Injection Drug to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis FDA Approves First Generic Injection Drug to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis

This is good news in the cost department.  As stated below the name brand drug is made from heparin so I am guessing the same active ingredi...

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Winning Solution - A Hospital That is Both Green and Wired - Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut A Winning Solution - A Hospital That is Both Green and Wired - Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut

This is a challenge today for hospitals and takes a lot of collaboration from the IT department and ...

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dozens of Defense Employees Picked Up in Child Porn Sting – Congress /should Rule Against Use of Peer to Peer Networks on Government Employee Computers And Firewall When Personal Computers Connect Dozens of Defense Employees Picked Up in Child Porn Sting – Congress /should Rule Against Use of Peer to Peer Networks on Government Employee Computers And Firewall When Personal Computers Connect

Hearing reports like this bothers me as I am sure it bugs others too.  In April we had all the folks...

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Friday, July 23, 2010

National Conference of State Legislatures Using Microsoft Tags At This Year’s Convention to Allow Attendees to Stay Informed and Engaged National Conference of State Legislatures Using Microsoft Tags At This Year’s Convention to Allow Attendees to Stay Informed and Engaged

This is great and goes right along with my advocacy for using Microsoft Tag Bar Coding.  At present ...

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Friday, July 23, 2010

UCLA Oncology Radiation Study Reshaping Radiation Techniques - Extending Survival Rates For Patients with Brain Cancer - Stem Cell Niche Therapy UCLA Oncology Radiation Study Reshaping Radiation Techniques - Extending Survival Rates For Patients with Brain Cancer - Stem Cell Niche Therapy

This is pretty specific and perhaps a little complicated reading here but the lives of those with br...

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Future of Joint Replacements – Regenerative Medicine - Dr. Kevin Stone Regrows the Knee Instead of an Artificial Replacement (Video) Future of Joint Replacements – Regenerative Medicine - Dr. Kevin Stone Regrows the Knee Instead of an Artificial Replacement (Video)

This is a new frontier with joint replacements.  Dr. Stone talks about what he is exploring and uses...

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Insurers Lobbying to Keep Rules Loose on Medical Loss Ratios to Maintain Profits Insurers Lobbying to Keep Rules Loose on Medical Loss Ratios to Maintain Profits

The current rules are calling for refunds from the insurance companies if they do not meet the amoun...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Johns Hopkins Acquired All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg Florida For Little or No Cost Johns Hopkins Acquired All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg Florida For Little or No Cost

Many physicians have sold their practices to Children’s Hospital and are a little unsure about how t...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Florida Hospital System Threatening to Drop United HealthGroup Over Rates – Last Contract Was in 2001 Florida Hospital System Threatening to Drop United HealthGroup Over Rates – Last Contract Was in 2001

There are always 2 sides to a story but 9 years indicates there’s a lot to talk about as a lot has c...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

FDA Is Sued By Non Profit Doctors Group - Failure to Notify Diabetic Patients Of Alternatives for Avandia – Bar Coding and Scanning Product With A Cell Phone Could Solve the Problem FDA Is Sued By Non Profit Doctors Group - Failure to Notify Diabetic Patients Of Alternatives for Avandia – Bar Coding and Scanning Product With A Cell Phone Could Solve the Problem

The Medical Quack is somehow turning into a blog about bar coding, why, because the news is full of ...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Big Surpluses of Cash On Hand From Major Health Insurers - Billions Big Surpluses of Cash On Hand From Major Health Insurers - Billions

When you stop and look at what this study came up with for 10 states and only one carrier, can you i...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Patient Rolls Off Operating Table During Routine Surgery – Family Filing Lawsuit For Wrongful Death Patient Rolls Off Operating Table During Routine Surgery – Family Filing Lawsuit For Wrongful Death

The family is suing and the amount is not known.  The Velcro straps that held the patient to the ope...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cardiac Science Partners with Best Buy Geek Squad And/Or IT Experts For Sales, Tech Support and Consulting  To Include Medical Record and Device Connectivity Cardiac Science Partners with Best Buy Geek Squad And/Or IT Experts For Sales, Tech Support and Consulting To Include Medical Record and Device Connectivity

Well it looks like electronic medical records support has reached the retail level.  The article is...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

General Accounting Office Goes Under Cover to Review Consumer Genetic Companies – Are Varying Answers Like Getting a Second Opinion with Doctors? General Accounting Office Goes Under Cover to Review Consumer Genetic Companies – Are Varying Answers Like Getting a Second Opinion with Doctors?

The entire purpose here was to see what the different companies found with the analytics and there w...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Health Net Creates Additional Performance Algorithms by Contracting With MedeAnalytics Health Net Creates Additional Performance Algorithms by Contracting With MedeAnalytics

Hopefully as a provider your group, HMO, or IPA will help assemble some of the new informatics if yo...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

FDA Heparin Investigation In Conjunction with Chinese Officials Strained and A Lot of Unfinished Business And No Technology Advances to Help the Cause FDA Heparin Investigation In Conjunction with Chinese Officials Strained and A Lot of Unfinished Business And No Technology Advances to Help the Cause

Back in November of 2008 with the initial visits to China by former FDA Commissioner von Eschenbach ...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010
 
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