Meaningful Use EMRs Gilbert and Sullivan Style…”I am the Model User of an EMR That’s Meaningful…” Meaningful Use EMRs Gilbert and Sullivan Style…”I am the Model User of an EMR That’s Meaningful…”

This is cute…but some real stuff in here to think about too.  We have an EMR model but do we have a ...

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Patients in 2 Detroit Nursing Homes Found Infested with Maggots Patients in 2 Detroit Nursing Homes Found Infested with Maggots

This is just flat out disgusting and no excuses for these two patients as it seems it was laziness o...

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Father’s Death from Inline Staph Infection Inspires Son To Innovate and Create A FDA Approved Medical Device Without a Need for A Sterile Field To Catheterize a Heart Father’s Death from Inline Staph Infection Inspires Son To Innovate and Create A FDA Approved Medical Device Without a Need for A Sterile Field To Catheterize a Heart

This is quite the story both from the sad portion of his father surviving heart surgery but then onl...

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Man Tries to Remove His Pacemaker Himself - Ends Up Dead in the Process Man Tries to Remove His Pacemaker Himself - Ends Up Dead in the Process

This is not a good idea by all means and the way the article is written it’s hard to tell if it was ...

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Exparel Post Surgery Non Opioid Injection Pain Drug Gets Approval From FDA Exparel Post Surgery Non Opioid Injection Pain Drug Gets Approval From FDA

I can only think back to when I had my surgeries about how nice pain relief like this would have bee...

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

A Virtual Nurse for Hospital Discharge–Elizabeth With a Very Familiar Xtranormal Type Voice… A Virtual Nurse for Hospital Discharge–Elizabeth With a Very Familiar Xtranormal Type Voice…

This voice sounds very familiar…like those videos we see on the web that have some humor usually:)  ...

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Liposuction Patients Donate Fat to Stem Cell Research at UCLA Liposuction Patients Donate Fat to Stem Cell Research at UCLA

This is a good idea, donate the fat for research, why not, as otherwise it’s just disposed of.  The ...

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Dr. Oz Says “Enough is Enough” As He Volunteered at the CareNow Free Clinic In Los Angeles “Failure of Basic Morality in the US” Dr. Oz Says “Enough is Enough” As He Volunteered at the CareNow Free Clinic In Los Angeles “Failure of Basic Morality in the US”

The CareNow Free Clinic got off to a rocky start but it looks like Dr. Oz had to be here as a consul...

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Microsoft Kinect Effect–Sensors Everywhere Including the Hospital OR- Video Microsoft Kinect Effect–Sensors Everywhere Including the Hospital OR- Video

This is a very cool commercial and has a little bit of everything in it with using in many environme...

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Occupy San Francisco Participant - Denied Coverage for Life Saving Procedure for Cancer–Insurer Said It Was Pre-Existing When She Was 14 Years Old Now Is 18 Occupy San Francisco Participant - Denied Coverage for Life Saving Procedure for Cancer–Insurer Said It Was Pre-Existing When She Was 14 Years Old Now Is 18

This is very sad as she is not 18 years old and imagine if she could have had that bone marrow trans...

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Prime Healthcare Responds to Billing Practices–Flawed Data and Algorithms Once Again-Who Got Sold a Bill of Goods as Kaiser, Stanford & Other Hospitals Had a Ton of  Kwashiorkor Malnutrition Billings Prime Healthcare Responds to Billing Practices–Flawed Data and Algorithms Once Again-Who Got Sold a Bill of Goods as Kaiser, Stanford & Other Hospitals Had a Ton of Kwashiorkor Malnutrition Billings

I kind of like stories like this as it’s yet one more reminder to clean up the math we use today and...

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Arizona Pain Specialists First US Pain Clinic To Begin Stem Cell Clinical Trials To Regenerate Deteriorating Discs To Reverse Damage to the Spine & Relieve Back Pain Arizona Pain Specialists First US Pain Clinic To Begin Stem Cell Clinical Trials To Regenerate Deteriorating Discs To Reverse Damage to the Spine & Relieve Back Pain

Back in June of this year the FDA approved the trial to treat chronic lower back pain with stem cell...

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hawaii Medical Center Searching for Buyers–If Not Center Could Close As Early as November-Only Hospital in the State Capable of Performing Transplant Surgeries Hawaii Medical Center Searching for Buyers–If Not Center Could Close As Early as November-Only Hospital in the State Capable of Performing Transplant Surgeries

The center is aggressively looking for a buyer to keep the doors open.  If a buyer is not found they...

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Friday, October 28, 2011

United HealthCare in New York to Disclose More Data Used to Justify Premium Increases–But You Can Almost Bet We Won’t See the Algorithms That Create the Data United HealthCare in New York to Disclose More Data Used to Justify Premium Increases–But You Can Almost Bet We Won’t See the Algorithms That Create the Data

This is getting to be such a hot topic today as you can no longer 100% rely on math to prove accurac...

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Brooklyn Hospital Sells Off Its HMO To Amerigroup –They Need the Money for Health IT Updates and Pensions–All Four Brooklyn Hospitals Could Face Bankruptcy Brooklyn Hospital Sells Off Its HMO To Amerigroup –They Need the Money for Health IT Updates and Pensions–All Four Brooklyn Hospitals Could Face Bankruptcy

Is this Health IT expense going to burst one day?  Time will tell but we have the sale again of yet ...

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

California Stem Cell Company in Irvine Takes Over Cancer Program Developed at Hoag Hospital in Orange County For Treating Skin Cancer California Stem Cell Company in Irvine Takes Over Cancer Program Developed at Hoag Hospital in Orange County For Treating Skin Cancer

The company is focused on working with stem cells and also has another division that creates tools f...

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Xigris Drug for Treatment of Sepsis Being Withdrawn the Market–Failure to Show Survival Benefits Xigris Drug for Treatment of Sepsis Being Withdrawn the Market–Failure to Show Survival Benefits

The results of a clinical trial showed the results compared to the use of a placebo and benefits wer...

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Nurses And Other Healthcare Professionals Occupy Wall Street With Make Shift Clinic Nurses And Other Healthcare Professionals Occupy Wall Street With Make Shift Clinic

The protesters are now getting help from professionals that have set up a clinic to help the protest...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cigna Buys HealthSpring Inc For $3.8 Billion, Who Bought Bravo Medicare HMO Who Had Profits of a Billion in 2010-Subsidiary Watch Cigna Buys HealthSpring Inc For $3.8 Billion, Who Bought Bravo Medicare HMO Who Had Profits of a Billion in 2010-Subsidiary Watch

Here goes another one with Medicare patients being a focus and this is yet one more acquisition to g...

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Monday, October 24, 2011

“Attack of the Killer Algorithms” Part 3–Vatican Doesn’t Like It Either–Occupy Wall Street Belongs in New York As They Don’t Do Code or Algorithms in Washington–Only Find time To Talk Abortions “Attack of the Killer Algorithms” Part 3–Vatican Doesn’t Like It Either–Occupy Wall Street Belongs in New York As They Don’t Do Code or Algorithms in Washington–Only Find time To Talk Abortions

I don’t care whether you are Catholic or not, I’m not but this is a good statement and coming with r...

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Monday, October 24, 2011
 
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