Washington Hospital Center fires 11 nurses, 5 staffers – Failed to Make It To Work During Snow Storm Washington Hospital Center fires 11 nurses, 5 staffers – Failed to Make It To Work During Snow Storm

This really sounds very tough if you ask me and again I am just reading information in this article...

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

NHS Hospital Finds Patients Neglected – Managers Preoccupied with Meeting Targets and Cutting Costs NHS Hospital Finds Patients Neglected – Managers Preoccupied with Meeting Targets and Cutting Costs

I think the same sort of phenomenon might be happening here in the US too.  When you stop and think ...

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Shrink Your Way to Prosperity – Is This the New Business Model Even Outside of Healthcare Insurance Shrink Your Way to Prosperity – Is This the New Business Model Even Outside of Healthcare Insurance

In healthcare insurance we all certainly know what this is all about and the fact that it came to he...

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Creates Web Based Registry Proto-Type Software With CCR Standards to Populate From EHR/EMR Records With Reporting Format for CMS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Creates Web Based Registry Proto-Type Software With CCR Standards to Populate From EHR/EMR Records With Reporting Format for CMS

Many EHR and EMR programs already have this functionality built in and years ago I wrote one, so reg...

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Merck Buying Millipore in Massachusetts for $6 billion – Life Sciences and Chemicals Acquisition Merck Buying Millipore in Massachusetts for $6 billion – Life Sciences and Chemicals Acquisition

As mentioned before, Merck is heavy in cash resources and now is buying US firm Millipore.  One oth...

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Prostitutes in Switzerland Being Trained to Use Defibrillators – Bad Publicity When Clients Die Without Attempts to Revive Prostitutes in Switzerland Being Trained to Use Defibrillators – Bad Publicity When Clients Die Without Attempts to Revive

We have probably all chuckled a bit as this being a way to go, but it doesn’t have to be as in Swit...

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cellular Specialties – Wireless Hospital Healthcare Communications at HIMMS Cellular Specialties – Wireless Hospital Healthcare Communications at HIMMS

This is certainly one way to bring all your wireless needs together with a solution company that...

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

One Senator Banning Blocks Medicare Cut and COBRA Bill – Unless Approved, MDs Get Cut and Unemployed Lose Benefits One Senator Banning Blocks Medicare Cut and COBRA Bill – Unless Approved, MDs Get Cut and Unemployed Lose Benefits

One good thing about this senator, Jim Bunning, is the fact that he is retiring and perhaps not soon...

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Hospital of the Future in 1950 Included a Sliding “Baby Drawer” – Kaiser Foundation The Hospital of the Future in 1950 Included a Sliding “Baby Drawer” – Kaiser Foundation

What happened to that baby drawer, did one get their finger caught? (grin).  When you think of it th...

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Surgeons Can Now Train To Use the Da Vinci System for Surgery Without the Robot – RoSS Surgical Simulator Surgeons Can Now Train To Use the Da Vinci System for Surgery Without the Robot – RoSS Surgical Simulator

Unlike the robot itself, there’s no operating room required for the simulator and you can see an ex...

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Friday, February 26, 2010

The Healthcare Summit Discussion – Daily Show Summary The Healthcare Summit Discussion – Daily Show Summary

As usual, Jon Stewart wraps this one up pretty well.  I love the part with John McCain and count my lucky prayers that the 2 seats are not r...

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Congress Surprised With Radiation Oversights and Treatments – Software and Algorithms Are the Key to Safety Here Congress Surprised With Radiation Oversights and Treatments – Software and Algorithms Are the Key to Safety Here

Imaging and diagnosis processes save many lives each year and is a part of healthcare imaging today,...

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Friday, February 26, 2010

More Wellness Company Mergers and Buy Outs – Wellness for Profit? More Wellness Company Mergers and Buy Outs – Wellness for Profit?

One more company with the answers for employers how to make “you” healthy.  The wellness business c...

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Friday, February 26, 2010

FDA Regulate Health IT What “Nutcase” Thought of This – Must Be A “Non Participant” Living in “Tech Denial” FDA Regulate Health IT What “Nutcase” Thought of This – Must Be A “Non Participant” Living in “Tech Denial”

I guess it’s Mr. Grassley again here who may have clout but doesn’t understand the role of Health IT...

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Friday, February 26, 2010

UnitedHealth Buys Another Wellness Company – Biometric Monitoring For Data With Employer Contracts UnitedHealth Buys Another Wellness Company – Biometric Monitoring For Data With Employer Contracts

Wellness programs are not a bad thing, but implementation and privacy of the data is the big questio...

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Friday, February 26, 2010
 
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