Disaster Situations Public Health Information Communication

Disaster Medical Response

Electronic availability of clinical data through the Department of Veterans Affairs and other systems allowed some large health care providers to have their patients’ data available very soon after Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of their physical infrastructure.[ 43] HIE may further benefit the medical care of refugees and other dislocated individuals by opening up clinical data exchange query functions to providers and HIOs in other areas via a rapid credentialing process that would permit authorization and access.

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Pros and Cons of Apple iPad 2

Well, everyone (most people at least) are caught up in the iPad 2 frenzy, and since the day it was made available for the public, many users have been seen queuing outside of the Apple stores way before dawn just to get their hands on one. Before committing to a tablet, or any other gadget, it is important to weigh its pros and cons – just to see if it’s worth the investment. Let’s start with the pros, and then ...

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Health Information Exchange in Public Health Investigations

In this use case, public health queries the HIO for clinical data relating to a particular case that has already been identified as requiring investigation through other means (e.g., laboratory report, contact tracing). Under this scenario, public health would already be in possession of full patient identifiers used to query the HIO and would access clinical data needed for the public health investigation as required by law. In this model, public health acts as merely another authorized user of ...

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Potential Health Information Exchange of Laboratory Data

Public health in the abstract has frequently been promoted as a potential benefit of HIE[ 7][ 21-23] If HIOs become part of the health care landscape, they could significantly accelerate efforts to automate public health activities. However, except for the research initiatives discussed in this article, there have been very few implementations of these ideas. Also, specific use cases through which public health can be improved with HIE have not yet been described comprehensively in the literature. We formally describe ...

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Better Public Health with Improved Health Information Exchange

Public health relies on data reported by health care partners, and information technology makes such reporting easier than ever. However, data are often structured according to a variety of different terminologies and formats, making data interfaces complex and costly.

As one strategy to address these challenges, health information organizations (HIOs) have been established to allow secure, integrated sharing of clinical information among numerous stakeholders, including clinical partners and public health, through health information exchange (HIE). We give detailed descriptions of 11 ...

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Business Data Management and Organization

Information management, in a broad sense, means organization of information. There are three stages in the handling of data in this situation. The first stage is gathering information from various sources. The second stage comprises of organizing the information as per the requirements of the user. The final stage consists of dispatching information to whoever requires it. Organization of both physical and electronic information like paper text, video and audio files and electronic documents, is included under the concept of ...

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Motorola Xoom vs iPad 2

Many users are aiming to bring about more convenience in terms of working or surfing for information through technology advancement. This reason alone causes these users to look for the latest and most advance gadget – and to date, what’s newer than Apples iPad 2? People are now comparing the new iPad 2 to Motorola Xoom. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages, so which will win over the other? Before weighing the pros and cons, it is, of course, ...

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New Blackberry Tablet Can It Beat iPad 2

With everything being touch screen these days, Blackberry has introduced their very own touch screen tablet computer: the Playbook. The Playbook features a 7 inch LCD screen, a 1 Gigahertz dual core processor, and 1 Gigabyte of RAM. The Playbook is also capable of running Flash applications, which means that watching YouTube videos is not a problem. In contrast, the iPad 2 allows you to watch YouTube videos via a built in application, but users are still unable to view ...

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Corporate Global Requirements for the Future

In todays fast changing business environment, the average working day is very different from how it may have been in the past. The work day is longer, people are more mobile than ever before, and business is far more competitive and global in many ways. Work has become an activity, that is not necessarily fixed to a certain business premises, but can now be conducted on the move.

The business communication scene is changing at a rapid pace, and there is ...

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