Now That EMR Is Mainstream, A Look Back

mhTo hear it from a couple of dozen enthusiastic vendors, the concept of putting personal health histories on a safeguarded Internet site is logical and laudable.

Providers get access to vital information in emergencies and better information in the everyday situations that call for all the clues they can get to diagnose a problem.

Personal medical records are appearing on the Internet in various forms and stages of development. The field, which scarcely existed a year ago, is exploding with activity. “It’s very early on, but in a couple of years, we’re going to look …

How Data Recovery Gets Done In Irvine

Even if you are not a computer expert, hard drive problems can be killer, but fixable. The first thing that you have to do is to obtain all the necessary cables, an extra computer and other equipment and tools. As soon as you have these materials, search online in order to get the step by step guide for your computer. There will be certain commands to be entered in the computer system so be careful when inputting all the information. You can also download a data recovery software product. Of course, there is a corresponding …

Is Medical Data Really Safe In The “Warehouse?”

maamaThe American Medical Group Association’s plan to partner with a major pharmaceutical firm and create a national data warehouse is being met with reactions ranging from wholehearted support to wary skepticism.

“I think this is a glimpse into the future, that we can substantially improve the quality of care,” says Molly Joel Coye, M.D., CEO of the Health Technology Center of Menlo Park, Calif., a not-for-profit medical technology assessment group.

“I am skeptical that they won’t be identifying people,” says Betsy Mahoney, coordinator for the Medical Privacy Project of the Maine Civil Liberties Union. “The …

US Exports Add Up

Ever heard a line like, trade is vital to American agriculture? Or, agricultural trade is an important contributor to the nation’s economy?

We’ll bet you have. You may even have used these lines yourself.

But what are the facts behind these oft-repeated generalities? How does agricultural trade really measure up?

aaWe scrutinized the data and consulted trade analysts. Here are some of the answers we found — compiled in this special selection of ratings, rankings, top ten lists and other factual morsels that are worth a byte in any exporter’s laptop files.

In an age …

Should Facebook Be Considered By Your Search Engine Optimization Company?

sfbusdIf you remember first days of Facebook (as a social network available for citizens), you will have to admit that it was understood as a new type of entertainment. But ask any search engine optimization company and they will explain to you that although it was used for fun in the beginning, Facebook is now a great source for internet marketing. It is often used for promoting online businesses and if you own a company, it would be a good idea that you open a fan page and post there regularly. But opening a fan …

Will Investors Consider A Strong Ag Concern For Their Capital?

Capital not only won’t consider agriculture, as now structured, in the future, it will “flee” the industry, he said.

acCooper and Zell, in remarks to the agribusiness leaders and interviews with Feedstuffs, said agriculture can’t succeed as an industry in which thousands of producers make independent, individual decisions about what they can produce based on their productive resources rather than on what they can add value to and sell. The industry’s structure must become “dramatically and profoundly” different, they said.

Cooper and Zell spoke to the agribusiness leaders at the 10th annual conference of the

AMA Can’t Escape The Master

amaThe American Medical Association is not about to shut down its lucrative Physician Masterfile, a treasure chest of biographical information on doctors that generates about $23 million in annual revenue for the Chicago-based organization.

As expected, the AMA’s policymaking House of Delegates, meeting last week in Chicago, skirted any action on a resolution to limit the organization’s use of the database, which is used by pharmaceutical firms to target physicians through their prescribing patterns. Filled with personal and professional information on more than 800,000 U.S. physicians, it is the most richly detailed and comprehensive repository …

Plunging Into The Eap

In a global economy where the competition for the best and brightest workers is perhaps even more intense than the competition for new customers and markets, the health and safety of employees and workplaces are critical to the success of any organization. EAPs, under the direction of or in cooperation with occupational physicians or medical directors, can help employers manage the health of their workers and worksites and promote greater employee productivity.

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My own experience in this area is instructive. As a plant physician several years ago, and later as regional medical director, I helped …