Doctor Branded Woman's Uterus During Surgery–Lawsuit in the OC With Putting Her Name on the Removed Organ Doctor Branded Woman's Uterus During Surgery–Lawsuit in the OC With Putting Her Name on the Removed Organ

Instead of writing the patient’s name on a blue towel or some other sterile article he branded the r...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

F.D.A. Approves New Drug for Gout–Krystexxa F.D.A. Approves New Drug for Gout–Krystexxa

We went for years without any new drugs for gout and last year Uloric from Takeda was approved in Fe...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Broward Health System in Florida Moving Toward Becoming a Non Profit Versus a Public System–No More Public Meetings Would Be Required And An Accountable Care Organization to Bundle MDs & Hospitals for Medicare HMO Patients Created Broward Health System in Florida Moving Toward Becoming a Non Profit Versus a Public System–No More Public Meetings Would Be Required And An Accountable Care Organization to Bundle MDs & Hospitals for Medicare HMO Patients Created

With the new structure they could form additional physician group joint ventures for outpatient surg...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

One Third of Cell Phone Users Have Apps–Very Few Use Them–Games Are the Most Popular According To This Survey One Third of Cell Phone Users Have Apps–Very Few Use Them–Games Are the Most Popular According To This Survey

Read this quote from the article below: “The most popular downloaded apps were games, followed by ...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mayo Clinic to Host the Next Code-A-Thon September  21-22, 2010 For the NIHN Connect Program Mayo Clinic to Host the Next Code-A-Thon September 21-22, 2010 For the NIHN Connect Program

We seem to be getting closer to the Nationwide Health Information Network becoming available for exp...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What’s On the Agenda Tonight–World of Warcraft or Work on My Personal Health Record What’s On the Agenda Tonight–World of Warcraft or Work on My Personal Health Record

Where do I start with this?  I t has been 2-3 years of writing about healthcare software application...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Need a Prosthetic Leg–3D Printing Will be Able to Generate One for You Soon for Around $5000 Need a Prosthetic Leg–3D Printing Will be Able to Generate One for You Soon for Around $5000

I thought I was pretty up to date on health technology until I stumbled on this article today.  3D ...

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Drew Medical School in Los Angeles Names 2 New Boards of Trustees to Salvage The School from Financial Disaster Drew Medical School in Los Angeles Names 2 New Boards of Trustees to Salvage The School from Financial Disaster

This is pretty wild where the former entire board resigned and a new board was created.  The school ...

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Boston Medical Center Expecting to Lose $175 Million–119 Job Layoffs Announced Boston Medical Center Expecting to Lose $175 Million–119 Job Layoffs Announced

The article states they are out of options within their own realm and need everyone to come together...

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Head of CMS, Don Berwick Urges Health Insurance Companies to Cooperate to Reinstate “Trust”–Role Models Needed At All Levels of Leadership With Engaging Health IT Head of CMS, Don Berwick Urges Health Insurance Companies to Cooperate to Reinstate “Trust”–Role Models Needed At All Levels of Leadership With Engaging Health IT

My translation of some of this is to work together like humans and ease up on the hard core algorith...

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Monday, September 13, 2010

LabCorp To Acquire Genzyme Genetics Unit–Adds to Existing Genomic Subsidiaries LabCorp To Acquire Genzyme Genetics Unit–Adds to Existing Genomic Subsidiaries

Labcorp the company most of us know as one of the major labs where we go for tests already had a big...

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Merck Schizophrenia Drug Saphris Approved by FDA for 2 Additional Uses Relating to Bipolar Behaviors Merck Schizophrenia Drug Saphris Approved by FDA for 2 Additional Uses Relating to Bipolar Behaviors

The drug was developed by Schering-Plough and competes with drugs in the already crowded filed of an...

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Swallow A Sponge and Check for Oesophageal Cancer–The Cytosponge Study and Trial Swallow A Sponge and Check for Oesophageal Cancer–The Cytosponge Study and Trial

Research scientists have created sponge, tied to a string that the patient swallows and it collects ...

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Transcontinental Anesthesia Session Demonstrated Using Video Conferencing Transcontinental Anesthesia Session Demonstrated Using Video Conferencing

The article states one needs an “anesthesia cockpit” , which is a workstation that handles and audio...

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Scientist Finds a Methodology To Keep Stem Cells Alive Longer Scientist Finds a Methodology To Keep Stem Cells Alive Longer

The scientists has found a process that keeps the cells alive long via the use of a synthetic chemic...

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Monday, September 13, 2010

California Medical Association Files 7 Count Class Action Suite Again Blue Shield–Doctor Ratings Inaccurate With Unfair MD Profiles Using Flawed Methodologies California Medical Association Files 7 Count Class Action Suite Again Blue Shield–Doctor Ratings Inaccurate With Unfair MD Profiles Using Flawed Methodologies

I guess my post about HealthGrades and their rating process was pretty timely as now we have the CMA...

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Zeltiq Cooling Device Gets FDA Approval–Cool Sculpting As An Alternative to Liposuction With Freezing and Killing Fat Cells Zeltiq Cooling Device Gets FDA Approval–Cool Sculpting As An Alternative to Liposuction With Freezing and Killing Fat Cells

Back in February I wrote about the device and there’s a couple videos at the link below that shows h...

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hospital ER Room Closes and HazMat Teams Respond When Patient Shows Up with a Radioactive Rock in His Pocket Hospital ER Room Closes and HazMat Teams Respond When Patient Shows Up with a Radioactive Rock in His Pocket

Other patients in the ER room were sent to other hospitals while the Hazmat investigation continued ...

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

HealthGrades And Other MD Rating and Referral Sites List “Dead Doctors” on Their MD Information Pages And Even Include the Insurance Plans the “Dead Doctors” Honor HealthGrades And Other MD Rating and Referral Sites List “Dead Doctors” on Their MD Information Pages And Even Include the Insurance Plans the “Dead Doctors” Honor

This just goes to show you can’t really believe every thing you read on the web.   I came across thi...

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Friday, September 10, 2010

HMOS….It’s When Some Clown in A Suit Tells Your Doctor What They Can and Cannot Do For You (Image) HMOS….It’s When Some Clown in A Suit Tells Your Doctor What They Can and Cannot Do For You (Image)

This just struck me kind of funny today as it was something sent to me via email but darn if it is n...

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Hot Flashes Coming To Washington D.C. - Controversial New Film About Menopause, “Hot Flash Havoc”- Exclusive Premier Screening–September 28th - Men are Invited Hot Flashes Coming To Washington D.C. - Controversial New Film About Menopause, “Hot Flash Havoc”- Exclusive Premier Screening–September 28th - Men are Invited

Last week I had the opportunity to talk with Heidi Houston -   the Executive Producer of Hot Flash H...

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Friday, September 10, 2010
 
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