Explosive Device Found On Man Treated At Emergency Room After Automobile Accident-Bomb Squad Called The Hospital Explosive Device Found On Man Treated At Emergency Room After Automobile Accident-Bomb Squad Called The Hospital

Strange things are happening at the ER rooms today and this ranks up there.  The man had been in an ...

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Medtronic Inc. Cancels Contracts With Novation Hospital Buyer Group-Wants to Save Money Negotiating Direct With Hospitals Medtronic Inc. Cancels Contracts With Novation Hospital Buyer Group-Wants to Save Money Negotiating Direct With Hospitals

Whether or not this represents a savings for hospitals is not known yet but the company wanted to re...

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Los Angeles REC Center (Medical Records Assistance) is Open for Business HITEC-LA Los Angeles REC Center (Medical Records Assistance) is Open for Business HITEC-LA

I try to keep some updates on what’s happening at the ONC created REC centers across the US and ever...

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Doctors Have Become One of the Largest Software Beta Testing Groups–”Magpie Healthcare” Unfortunately Still Thrives Doctors Have Become One of the Largest Software Beta Testing Groups–”Magpie Healthcare” Unfortunately Still Thrives

I made this comment on Twitter and actually had a couple medical record companies agree with me, mak...

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Friday, February 25, 2011

NextGen EHR System Has A Pen to Capture Data for Medical Records System NextGen EHR System Has A Pen to Capture Data for Medical Records System

In reviewing some of the announcements and product at HIMSS this year I ran across “the pen” and thi...

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Friday, February 25, 2011

FDA Grants Genentech (Roche) a Hearing on Avastin ’s Use for Metastatic Breast Cancer FDA Grants Genentech (Roche) a Hearing on Avastin ’s Use for Metastatic Breast Cancer

The date for the hearing is a few months off and until that time the drug is still approved as a fir...

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

J&J Recalls 667,632 Sudafed Packages Over Labeling Error–Harmless Typo J&J Recalls 667,632 Sudafed Packages Over Labeling Error–Harmless Typo

I think this is harmless this time as the word “not” is written on the label twice.  Two nots could ...

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cleveland Clinic Offering Global Care Air Rescue and Evacuation Services Program For an Annual Fee Cleveland Clinic Offering Global Care Air Rescue and Evacuation Services Program For an Annual Fee

This is yet one more service I have not seen yet and perhaps Cleveland Clinic is the first to offer....

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sinus Endoscope FinESS™ From Entellus Medical Gets FDA Clearance For Treatment of Sinusitis Sinus Endoscope FinESS™ From Entellus Medical Gets FDA Clearance For Treatment of Sinusitis

In short, this is a catheter and balloon up the nose for those with sinus drainage problems and brin...

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Nurses Using BlackBerrys at the Hospital for Communication and Patient Care (Video) Nurses Using BlackBerrys at the Hospital for Communication and Patient Care (Video)

BlackBerry’s are not dead, especially when you have a hospital system that has been using the mobile...

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dr. Zvi Harry Perper, Son of Broward Chief Medical Examiner Among Those Charged With Prescription Drug Abuse-Pill Mills Dr. Zvi Harry Perper, Son of Broward Chief Medical Examiner Among Those Charged With Prescription Drug Abuse-Pill Mills

In Broward county they don’t have a data base that tracks the drugs , thus many of the pain manageme...

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Athena Laboratories To Be Acquired by Quest Diagnostics–Subsidiary Watch Athena Laboratories To Be Acquired by Quest Diagnostics–Subsidiary Watch

Thermo Fisher is the company that owns Athena Diagnostics and at Thermo we have some additional acti...

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Everything in Texas Is Bigger, Including New Ambulances And Stretchers Everything in Texas Is Bigger, Including New Ambulances And Stretchers

The Medtar company is paying $7000 more for bigger ambulances to handle bigger patient.  Also they a...

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Relying on Experts When They May Not Exist–Many Intelligent and Smart People But Do We Have Misconceived Paradigms-TED Relying on Experts When They May Not Exist–Many Intelligent and Smart People But Do We Have Misconceived Paradigms-TED

I thought this was a well thought out presentation and difficult to give no less too.I feel she does...

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Aetna Members In Texas and Florida Now Have Access Through TeleDoc for Non Emergency Consultations Aetna Members In Texas and Florida Now Have Access Through TeleDoc for Non Emergency Consultations

Co-pays and deductibles apply according to the press release.  Allergies, stuffy noses and sinus pro...

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lenovo Non Profit Contest Winner “Picture Me Happy” Received Their Computers! Lenovo Non Profit Contest Winner “Picture Me Happy” Received Their Computers!

This was a contest at the Medical Quack run before Christmas last year and the Picture Me Happy grou...

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Warfarin Recall from Upjohn-Labeling Problem With 10 mg Tablets Found In 3mg Bottles Warfarin Recall from Upjohn-Labeling Problem With 10 mg Tablets Found In 3mg Bottles

This is a big deal to not confuse the two strengths as this the drug is used to thin blood.  The ups...

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Health Train Express Says “Don’t Shoot the Messenger”–The Medical Quack-Thanks! Health Train Express Says “Don’t Shoot the Messenger”–The Medical Quack-Thanks!

First of all I would like to say thanks to Gary Levin in Riverside for viewing me as a messenger as...

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Intel Discusses Healthcare Reform and Trends-Not Only a Health IT Issue, But Also a Cultural Change Intel Discusses Healthcare Reform and Trends-Not Only a Health IT Issue, But Also a Cultural Change

Here’s some additional coverage of what is being discussed this week at HIMSS.  Eric Dishman from In...

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Surgery Gives Man a Second Beating Heart Surgery Gives Man a Second Beating Heart

A man receives a transplant, but also keeps his own existing heart.  This is not performed very ofte...

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Microsoft and Sony Collaborate To Announce A Portable Remote HD IP Camera To Be Used For Patient/Physician Consultations Microsoft and Sony Collaborate To Announce A Portable Remote HD IP Camera To Be Used For Patient/Physician Consultations

This is quite an interesting device here with the MD2GO from Sony and Microsoft collaborated with so...

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
 
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