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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 were 193 HIO projects at various stages of development in 48 states, including 42 that were operational at the time of a 2009 survey.[ 6] In addition, new models for health information exchange are being developed to augment regional health information organization efforts, such as the Nationwide Health Information Network Direct Project (available at:

Harnessing Internet Resources for the Student Researcher.

What the Internet entails and that it is an instructional resource, not a subject in itself, are two main concepts to understand before attempting to integrate the Net into a school’s curriculum. New users sometimes have difficulty fathoming the expanse of the Internet’s holdings. The school library may have one or two resources on a given topic.

Library Science & Librarians: Current & Historical Contexts

According to a recent study of Library Science, a common notion of the librarians about their own profession is revealed; which indicates lower self-esteem towards their profession. Most of the librarians believe that, they are not respected as a professional group. It also exposed the curriculum designed to educate new library science students on the history of libraries and librarianship, their connection to society, intellectual freedom, and the future of information dissemination.

Beyond Convenience and Competition : The Impact of Personalized Information Technology on the Way Communities Work

Having already transformed business beyond recognition in barely two decades, information technology is now further expanding into the general culture and transforming society at an equally rapid rate due to the growth and popularity of personal and personalized computing.

The Utilization of Alternative Therapy in Long Term Care Facilities: Patient, Employee, and Profit Implications

Geriatric patients entering nursing homes or assisted living facilities often give up contacts with their family members, close friends and personal possessions. Often the number of personal items they are allowed to bring to long term care facilities is limited.

Hispanic National Archives and information management of their web sites

By Celia Cha

The Gray Market as a Growth Tool for Small High Technology Firms: A Conceptual Framework

Gray market activity has received much attention in academic journals, trade publications, and popular periodicals.

The Salesperson

Business Sales Review. As the competition in markets for products and services continue to become more intense, it is imperative for organizations to improve their attempts to plan for the future (Smith & McIntyre, 1994). Affiliate Program is one of the tools that organizations use to plan for their futures and is a boost for the sales forecast.

Cross-cultural Issues in the 21st Century Marketing

The late 1990′s have been proved to be the beginning of the most exciting and opportunistic years in the history of marketing. Mass marketing, as we know it is “out” and customized marketing becomes more and more important as we are entering the 21st Century. It is clear that marketers in the 21st Century will need to face challenges more than ever before in terms of electronic marketing, global marketing, and cross-cultural marketing.


Illiteracy is a universal problem, and even Europe and America arc not free from this scourge. Illiteracy is not a problem peculiar to South Asia. It is estimated that in 1995 there were 885.1 millions of illiterate people in the world.1 In the 25th September 1989 issue of Newsweek, an article titled “When Europeans can not read” reported that 16 million Europeans are illiterates.