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New USB Stick Measures HIV
November 18, 2016 4:10 PM by Glen McDaniel
Science never stands still. I am particularly interested in the merging of technologies in the new era of the logarithmic growth of technology. For many decades science was fairly plodding and sometimes even static as research followed certain set rules Read More...
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Lay Off the PSA, USA Medical Panel Advises
May 21, 2012 10:58 PM by Glen McDaniel
The US Preventive Services Task Force is recommending that healthy men should not be routinely screened with the PSA test. There has been a buzz that this decision was in the offing for several years now, so the final ruling is not a surprise to many. Read More...
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CPOE Misses Errors
December 18, 2008 9:05 AM by Glen McDaniel
Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) is touted as a major improvement in patient safety, primarily as a result of the Institute of Medicine's 1999 report on medical errors. As a direct result of this initiative a consortium of companies called the Read More...
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Americans Use Internet for Health Information
September 24, 2008 8:48 AM by Glen McDaniel
According to a recent study by the Center for Studying Health System Change , Americans are increasingly using the Internet to get health information. In 2007, almost 58 percent of the U.S. population--or more than 122 million people--sought health information Read More...
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Replaced By Robots
September 22, 2008 10:32 AM by Glen McDaniel
A few years ago I visited a hospital in eastern Tennessee and was fascinated by a pharmacy robot named Alexander. Alexander would take medications from the pharmacy up to the floors. Alex, holding its precious cargo in a secure ATM-like body, would, using Read More...
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National Health Record
June 10, 2008 11:38 AM by Glen McDaniel
The Bush administration has said the U.S. should have a national electronic health record system (EHR) by the year 2014. This discussion regarding the need for electronic medical records goes back several years, but was really focused in this administration Read More...
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What's the Best Cardiac Marker?
January 28, 2008 2:43 PM by Glen McDaniel
The acute coronary syndromes (ACS) are a continuum of ischemic heart disease that spans the entire range from unstable angina, associated with reversible injury; to frank myocardial infarction with large areas of cardiac necrosis. Here are some facts: Read More...
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Offshore Clinical Lab Tests
December 18, 2007 10:41 AM by Glen McDaniel
Remember when outsourcing did not apply to healthcare? Businesses developed the concept of contracting or otherwise arranging for some services to be performed outside the main business if it made financial sense. Outsourcing is utilizing experts from Read More...
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