Health Information Organizations Infastructure Conclusions

We have presented an expanded vision of how the organizational and technical infrastructure of HIOs (Health Information Organizations) could improve the efficiency and quality of public health reporting, facilitate public health investigation, improve emergency response, and enable public health to communicate information to the clinical community. We note that there are significant worries about the financial viability of some HIOs,[ 53] some notable failures,[ 54-57] and much concern about developing business models for HIO sustainability.[ 58] These issues notwithstanding, there ...

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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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Information Literacy Skills

The sheer quantity of information available to us in the modern world is overwhelming. With the internet age came a mass of information accessable by all. But Information Literacy is necessary to help us determine quality reliable information from some of the garbage that now clutters that ever growing source of information, the internet.

As all information is not necessarily equal we need to be able to differentiate between the popular culture (gossip) type of information and the authorative publications that ...

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LIBRARIES FOR THE FUTURE (LFF) SEEKS EIGHT STATES TO JOIN COMMUNITY ADVOCACY PROJECT

COMMUNITIES AND LIBRARIES: An Advocacy Training Program that enabled eight states to strengthen library advocacy within local communities is being expanded with additional funding from the Viburnum Foundation.  All states are being solicited by Libraries for the Future to apply for participation in Phase II of the program.  Eight states (a mix of original and new participants) will be selected for the second phase, which will build on the lessons learned during the initial program.

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Service-oriented Architecture Delivers Greater Returns from Web Services

Servic-oriented architecture

Although smart companies are using Web services to improve the way they do business, firms have even more to gain by changing the way they think about their infrastructure. According to a new research report, Chief Information Officers (CIO) that adopt the discipline of service-oriented architecture are positioning their firms for better business agility through more advanced Web services and ...

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Apollo Gate Opener could be your first gate opener

So, you are completing the construction and decided to install automatic gates. Typically, this set of two gates: the gate to enter the territory and garage doors. Come to the Internet and see that as an entrance gate is most often used swing and sliding doors, as well as a sectional garage and swing. If you have a choice, the question always arises – and which is better?

Gate to enter

To answer this question when selecting the type of ...

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Environmental Management Systems Development Overview

Introduction

Worldwide political pressure and public concern over environmental issues, is forcing many governments to react and introduce legislation to try and improve the legacy this generation leaves behind for the next. The momentum is gathering and these issues will not evaporate with time, they are here to stay. Global warming, ozone depletion, groundwater pollution and rapid depletion of the Earth

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Gaming & Libraries: Learning Lessons from the Intersections

2008 may be remembered as the year in which gaming became just like any other service in libraries, with librarians implementing gaming initiatives that look very much like those we already offer for books, movies, music, and computers for as varied an audience as other library services are offered. As gaming in libraries has become more of a mainstream service, rather than a curious exception, anecdotal evidence has appeared on mailing lists, in newspaper articles, in conference presentations, and on ...

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IBM Worldwide Knowledge Services

IBM is looking for a new member of the Worldwide Knowledge Services team. The Knowledge analyst will be responsible for research, retrieval, and dissemination of business, market, competitive and scientific information from primary and secondary on-line and manual sources.

Tasks:
*Develops and maintains a liaison with this customer set to build an information partnership. This entails determining their unique information needs and developing the resources and services required to meet those needs. It also includes designing and marketing information services ...

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