CDW Healthcare Survey Shows Consumers Trust and Believe Their Doctors But are Skeptical About The Use of Electronic Records Primarily Due to Security Concerns CDW Healthcare Survey Shows Consumers Trust and Believe Their Doctors But are Skeptical About The Use of Electronic Records Primarily Due to Security Concerns

CDW Healthcare has the results of another survey they conducted and this time it was about consumer ...

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Johnson and Johnson Recall-Syringes With Cracks Covered by Labels-Injectable Formulation of Invega To Treat Schizophrenia Johnson and Johnson Recall-Syringes With Cracks Covered by Labels-Injectable Formulation of Invega To Treat Schizophrenia

The company found this on their own without FDA interaction and I would guess after all the recalls,...

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

VA Announces 2011 Industry Innovation Competition for Software, Prosthetics, Telemedicine, and Blue Button Support VA Announces 2011 Industry Innovation Competition for Software, Prosthetics, Telemedicine, and Blue Button Support

$100 Million for Innovations to be awarded for those project that are accepted.  What I like here is...

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Southern California Hospital Offers Appointments for the Emergency Room for $15.00 for Non Emergency Visits-InQuickER Southern California Hospital Offers Appointments for the Emergency Room for $15.00 for Non Emergency Visits-InQuickER

This could certainly be popular and something that might spread as to why wait at the ER room if you...

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pharma Invests in Mobile-Phone Apps on One Hand and On the Other Hand Pharma Companies Dump a Ton of Their Apps Too Pharma Invests in Mobile-Phone Apps on One Hand and On the Other Hand Pharma Companies Dump a Ton of Their Apps Too

This is actually kind of funny that this appears today about the investing in mobile applications wh...

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

American Academy of Family Physicians Offering Physician’s Direct for Secure Electronic Communications Between Physicians By Subscription American Academy of Family Physicians Offering Physician’s Direct for Secure Electronic Communications Between Physicians By Subscription

Since the Government Direct Program has gone live, there’s a lot of talk and ways to go with being a...

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Genworth Financial Long Term Insurance Care Teaming with Mayo Clinic To Provide Content for Wellness Education-Have I Heard Anything Like This Before? Genworth Financial Long Term Insurance Care Teaming with Mayo Clinic To Provide Content for Wellness Education-Have I Heard Anything Like This Before?

It’s probably doing the blog that created that title above because yes it is repetitions and not a b...

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Latex Examination Gloves at the Dollar Store From Spic and Span-Need a Price Check? Latex Examination Gloves at the Dollar Store From Spic and Span-Need a Price Check?

This is just too classic not to mention and thanks to the Happy Hospitalist for posting on his blog...

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Emergency Medical Services Acquired by Private Equity Firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC for $3.2 billion Emergency Medical Services Acquired by Private Equity Firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC for $3.2 billion

Once approved by the board the company will become private and no longer traded on the New York Stoc...

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

LifeNexus Launches Electronic Personal Health Card With Payment Card Functionality for Health Savings Accounts LifeNexus Launches Electronic Personal Health Card With Payment Card Functionality for Health Savings Accounts

We have yet one more new technology that is combining both personal health records along with a cred...

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New York City Health and Hospital System Files Lawsuit Against Data and Transport Vendor Relative to Data Breach New York City Health and Hospital System Files Lawsuit Against Data and Transport Vendor Relative to Data Breach

In case you have not seen this in the news, a huge amount of patient data records were stolen from a...

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

“Alarm Fatigue”–Monitors at the Hospital That Sometimes Are Not Heard “Alarm Fatigue”–Monitors at the Hospital That Sometimes Are Not Heard

If you have been in a hospital lately then you may be aware of all the noise that occurs when multip...

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Monday, February 14, 2011

FDA Medical Device Approval Process Under Review Due to Recalls With Numbers of Implanted Devices FDA Medical Device Approval Process Under Review Due to Recalls With Numbers of Implanted Devices

On medical devices we are back to the sometimes controversial Fast track 510 (k) approval method to ...

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Northrop Grumman Debuts the National Health Data Data Base Repository From the Contract Awarded Last Year Northrop Grumman Debuts the National Health Data Data Base Repository From the Contract Awarded Last Year

The contract was announced last May, 2010, a contract worth $34 million.  There are some good things...

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Monday, February 14, 2011

New Zealand Making a Renewed Effort to Attract Patients from the US With Non-Tort Surgical Procedures-Medical Tourism New Zealand Making a Renewed Effort to Attract Patients from the US With Non-Tort Surgical Procedures-Medical Tourism

Last year New Zealand started promoting medical tourism and the company Medtral has now established ...

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Monday, February 14, 2011

US Medical Device Companies Look to Europe and Other Countries for Approval and Sales-Some Not Even Selling Here While We Over Inflate Value on Social Algorithms US Medical Device Companies Look to Europe and Other Countries for Approval and Sales-Some Not Even Selling Here While We Over Inflate Value on Social Algorithms

The approval process too has been hit by economics. Due to the money needed to be spent for FDA app...

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Monday, February 14, 2011

“Ultrasound on a Smartphone” Technology From MobiSante Receives FDA Approval “Ultrasound on a Smartphone” Technology From MobiSante Receives FDA Approval

I have covered a bit about the Mobisante device back in 2009 to include some videos so you can see ...

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Saturday, February 12, 2011
 
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