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New Medicare initiative aims to fill holes in patient health records

August 12, 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday unveiled a new initiative that aims to connect the dots between a patient’s health records held by different providers. The Data at the Point of Care, or DPC, demonstration seeks to bridge the data gap by connecting Medicare’s Blue Button — a tool that allows Medicare […]

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Ebooks Purchased From Microsoft Will Be Deleted This Month Because You Don’t Really Own Anything Anymore

July 16, 2019

From Gizmodo: Anyone who bought ebooks through the Microsoft Store is in for a rude shock in the coming days… All of your books are going to be deleted this month.Microsoft announced in April that it would stop selling ebooks and that any books the company already sold would stop working in early July because […]

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Don’t Trust Libra, Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency

June 27, 2019

From The Atlantic: Facebook, one of the world’s most distrusted companies, wants us to trust its new Libra cryptocurrency, which, it hopes, will be used by billions of people around the world. We shouldn’t. Libra will almost exactly replicate all the problems generated by Facebook’s social network. Those problems can in turn be traced to the […]

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ADA seeks participants for SNODENT review

June 21, 2019

The American Dental Association is seeking qualified individuals to join an ADA canvass committee to consider approval of the 2019 revision of the Systemized Nomenclature of Dentistry. ANSI/ADA Standard No. 2000.2 for SNODENT was approved by the American National Standards Institute as an American National Standard in 2018,and it is revised annually. SNODENT provides a […]

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Wine Kills Germs That Cause Sore Throats and Dental Plaque, Says Awesome Study

June 14, 2019

From Maxim: We already know that wine is one of the greatest things in life, but did you know that it could actually keep you from getting sick? Yup, apparently wine is a fantastic disinfectant for bad mouth germs, Source: Wine Kills Germs That Cause Sore Throats and Dental Plaque, Says Awesome Study – Maxim Good […]

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Memorial Day – Thank You

May 27, 2019
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Grumpy RIP

May 24, 2019
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“All of Us” Offers Online Tool for Participant Health Data Analytics

May 23, 2019

The NIH “All of Us” research program has launched a beta version of an online data dashboard that will allow researchers to access approved health data from consenting participants.The Data Browser tool includes patient-reported health data, EHR data, and other biometrics that will support population health research across a variety of domains. Source: “All of […]

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Teledentistry

May 2, 2019

From Wikipedia: Teledentistry is the use of information technology and telecommunications for dental care, consultation,[1] education, and public awareness (compare telehealth and telemedicine). Source: Teledentistry – Wikipedia I think this is too basic. We are already doing remote diagnosis of digital radiographs and new digital diagnostic devices will continue to revolutionize how we diagnose. Patients can […]

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What patients think about digital medicine

April 30, 2019

Follow the link for a very interesting survey. Accenture Survey The number one digital item patients like is a practice web page. Hmmm.    

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Bottlenecks

April 4, 2019

More wisdom from Seth Godin: It would be difficult to water your lawn without a nozzle. The bottleneck creates pressure that allows you to reach further. But in an organization, a bottleneck can be a real problem. Source: Bottlenecks | Seth’s Blog I think the dental high tech connection is obvious. Nothing happens in a […]

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University to unveil ‘blue plaque’ to celebrate dentists who invented the airbag

March 25, 2019

The University of Birmingham will unveil a new plaque to celebrate the work of two dentists, whose work has saved thousands of lives.On Monday 18thMarch, 100 years since the two dentists filed the patent for the airbag, the blue plaque will be unveiled at a special event at the University’s School of Dentistry. Source: University […]

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Do Great Work

March 19, 2019

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2019
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“Good” Charting Software

February 12, 2019

Good charting software has many features. One of the most important is that it eliminates all paper. That means the software must accommodate all the bits of paper data that accumulate in a chart and it must have a method of importing virtually anything either with a scanner or file import function. If some bit of paper […]

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Amazon push into health data analytics inspires awe — and skepticism

January 31, 2019

From POLITICO: The computer learned to perform data-collating tasks that might take a trained clinician hours or days to do in a matter of seconds, and “time is what we’re struggling with in cancer research,” Source: Amazon push into health data analytics inspires awe — and skepticism – POLITICO This is amazing!! For details follow the […]

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The fourth cycle of the hive mind (and what to do about it)

January 29, 2019

More wisdom from Seth Godin: If you’re a mediocre lawyer or doctor, your job is now in serious jeopardy. The combination of all four of these cycles means that the hive computer is going to do your job better than you can, soon. Source: The fourth cycle of the hive mind (and what to do […]

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We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s – and how to stop it

January 28, 2019

Amazing research from New Scientist: If you bled when you brushed your teeth this morning, you might want to get that seen to. We may finally have found the long-elusive cause of Alzheimer’s disease: Porphyromonas gingivalis, the key bacteria in chronic gum disease. Source: We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s – and how to stop […]

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