Big Pharma Exploring and Moving Data to the Cloud – IT Execs Talk about How It is Being Done Big Pharma Exploring and Moving Data to the Cloud – IT Execs Talk about How It is Being Done

  Amazon, Google and Microsoft are the 3 big players for now in the Cloud market.   For the purpose of this post, we are talking about exte...

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Homeland Security Working on a Device that Can Capture Vitals from up to 40 Feet Away – Is the Future of an Emergency Room at the Hospital Too? Homeland Security Working on a Device that Can Capture Vitals from up to 40 Feet Away – Is the Future of an Emergency Room at the Hospital Too?

Vital signs would come from the carotid artery, the head, chest, abdomen, even a foot.  The technology being used for a device is Laser Dopp...

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Reader Comment: American Cancer Society Circle of Sharing Tool Is a Good Thing Reader Comment: American Cancer Society Circle of Sharing Tool Is a Good Thing

Yesterday I posted about the American Cancer Society Circle of Sharing Tool and had a reader post the comment below, which I think is well w...

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Tenet Announces Joint Venture with MED3OOO – Focus on Electronic Medical Records and Business Intelligence Tenet Announces Joint Venture with MED3OOO – Focus on Electronic Medical Records and Business Intelligence

If you work with a Tenet Hospital, it looks like some possible changes and upgrades could be on the horizon.  Many of the ones I am familiar...

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Merck Issues Statement on Singulair Patent Challenge from Teva Merck Issues Statement on Singulair Patent Challenge from Teva

  Teva has certainly been busy with a number of legal challenges of late, yesterday one filed against Amgen too.  The challenge of intell...

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Push For Electronic Medical Records Must Slow Down - Howard Schmidt, Former White House Security Czar Advises for Secure Applications Push For Electronic Medical Records Must Slow Down - Howard Schmidt, Former White House Security Czar Advises for Secure Applications

This is in fact a good question, are we rushing to get the money available and perhaps pushing matters a bit to fast.  I post enough secur...

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Teva Suing Amgen Over Intellectual Property Infringement – Sensipar for Kidney Disease Teva Suing Amgen Over Intellectual Property Infringement – Sensipar for Kidney Disease

Teva wants to sell a generic version of the product and claims Amgen is using it’s patented technology to create Sensipar and now it wants ...

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Need an RFID System at the Hospital – Plug it in to the Electrical Outlets Need an RFID System at the Hospital – Plug it in to the Electrical Outlets

The system can co-exist without interrupting other Wi-Fi services, so it appears that “dead zones” would not be an issue.  They also have d...

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Deaconess hospital in Spokane Will No Longer Serve as Major Trauma Center Deaconess hospital in Spokane Will No Longer Serve as Major Trauma Center

Down in Orange County here, I am starting to see some of the same or similar with hospitals, the signs out front are changing.  I recently ...

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Microsoft HealthVault Device Logo Requirements 1.20 Available for Device Vendors Microsoft HealthVault Device Logo Requirements 1.20 Available for Device Vendors

If you have purchased a blood pressure or glucose device, you may have already seen the sticker on the devices, depending on what device you...

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Those Who Just Take What the Payers Offer May be Missing Out – Money Left on the Table Those Who Just Take What the Payers Offer May be Missing Out – Money Left on the Table

This is an issue close to my own heart, as years ago and still even today it’s difficult for me to hopefully get the point across of how im...

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Stand Up to Cancer Grants Go to 2 Arizona Doctors and Their Teams to Turn Science Into Cures for Cancer Stand Up to Cancer Grants Go to 2 Arizona Doctors and Their Teams to Turn Science Into Cures for Cancer

I have covered a few posts from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) which is where the grant money is going.  Joshua LaBaer...

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Isotope Update – Nuclear Radiation Treatments Could be Delayed As Other Plants Close Down for Scheduled Maintenance Isotope Update – Nuclear Radiation Treatments Could be Delayed As Other Plants Close Down for Scheduled Maintenance

No doubt there will be shortages if the reactor in Canada ends up being down for 8 months potentially.  It appears that France, Argentina a...

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

We Deny Fewer Claims than They Do – Is this Necessary? We Deny Fewer Claims than They Do – Is this Necessary?

Good news for Humana I guess, but when it comes down to the matter at hand, it makes no real difference unless it is YOUR claim, at least th...

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Aetna Web Site Data Breach – Employees and Former Employees Affected Aetna Web Site Data Breach – Employees and Former Employees Affected

Have you had any spam from Aetna lately?  The article states this is how the breach was identified with individuals complaining.  If you ap...

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

American Cancer Society Circle of Sharing Tool Unveiled – Microsoft HealthVault American Cancer Society Circle of Sharing Tool Unveiled – Microsoft HealthVault

Built on Microsoft HealthVault, Circle Of Sharing will allow sharing of medical information and resources from the American Cancer Society w...

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

United Health Care Says Cheaper Efficient Doctors and Reducing Hospital Visits by the Elderly Would Help Reduce the Cost of Healthcare United Health Care Says Cheaper Efficient Doctors and Reducing Hospital Visits by the Elderly Would Help Reduce the Cost of Healthcare

It is nice to make statements to somehow convey helping but for some reason it’s the lack of transparency with the company that I think t...

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

e-Zassi Marries Innovation and Collaboration in the Medical Device Industry – Interview with Peter Von Dyck e-Zassi Marries Innovation and Collaboration in the Medical Device Industry – Interview with Peter Von Dyck

I had the pleasure to speak with the guys over at e-Zassi recently. Bringing a medical device to market is very costly and time intensive p...

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
 
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