October 12

Study: Alaska Native non-profit contributed $10M to economy

JUNEAU, Alaska — A study found that a Juneau-based Alaska Native non-profit directly and indirectly contributed more than $10 million into the state economy last year.The Juneau Empire reports the McDowell Group, a research and consulting firm, found the Sealaska Heritage Institute generated the money through its employees, contractors, grants and visitors.About $9.2 million was spent in the City and Borough of Juneau.According to the study, the institute’s revenue last year was $8.16 million, so every dollar the non-profit took in turned into more for the state and city.The institute’s chief of operations, Lee Kadinger, says the study was an attempt to quantify what growth in revenue, programs and community support means for the city and state.___Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, http://www.juneauempire.comThe Associated Press read more

October 11

Senior UN official spotlights Japans role in slashing greenhouse gas emissions

“The international community must harmonize technical standards for key energy-consuming products and equipment,” Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director-General of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), told reporters in Tokyo.This, he pointed out, requires the transfer of know-how and developing capacities to implement plans, as well as enhanced investment in energy efficiency.Promoting the “clean energy agenda” requires action from both the public and private sectors, as well as collaboration across borders, Mr. Yumkella stressed.“Japanese industries have shown world-class energy intensities in several sectors,” he said. “Through technology transfer, Japan can play a leading role in global issues such as energy and climate change.”The UNIDO chief is the chair of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s high-level Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change, which in April issued a report underlining that increasing access to clean energy and improving its efficiency will be vital to both enhancing global prosperity and combating climate change.Mr. Yumkella said that current energy systems were failing to meet the needs of the world’s poor, with 2.6 billion people worldwide relying on traditional biomass for cooking and 1.6 billion not having access to electricity.He pointed to Japan’s efficient coal power technology as having the power to benefit the developing world.During his three-day visit to the country, which is one of UNIDO’s biggest donors, he met with officials from the foreign affairs, trade and environment ministries. 16 June 2010By transferring technologies to the developing world, Japan can lead global efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the head of the United Nations industrial development arm said today. read more

October 6

UN official urges adoption of antibiological weapons monitoring mechanism

Speaking at a press conference on the resumed session of the Fifth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention, which opened today in Geneva, UN Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs Jayantha Dhanapala said the proposal was a modest achievement and proved that the accord was a “viable treaty” that could be further developed.What mattered now was that all sides focus on further progress, rather than “crying over spilt milk” over the lack of consensus thus far, Mr. Dhanapala said, adding that he thought it important that the United States remain involved in the process, particularly regarding the proposal.The session’s chairman, Ambassador Tibor Toth of Hungary, said the two-week meeting would not focus on reaching agreement on a final declaration, but rather would try to achieve consensus on a paper that would allow work to continue on topics like bio-security and assistance to countries dealing with man-made diseases. read more

September 25

Dealer who sold chemsex drugs to serial killer Stephen Port convicted of

Eric Michels, 52, appeared in films in his spare time. Erich Michels On the evening of August 16 last year, divorced father-of-three Mr Michels made contact with Matovu on Grindr after a night out in Soho gay bars.Mr Michels invited him to his home for sex, the court heard.He picked Matovu up from a homeless hostel and stopped off at a Sainsbury’s, where CCTV images show the pair together.Back at Mr Michels’ home, the defendant drugged him and took photographs of his bank cards and driver’s licence.Matovu made off with a MacBook, a mobile phone, an initialled black case, US driving licence and various cards as well as a suitcase full of bottles of alcohol.Mr Michels’ body was discovered by his concerned family the following day in bed under a duvet. Jurors were not told about Matovu’s past connection with former chef Port, 44, from Barking, who had also targeted victims through Grindr and killed them with GHB overdoses.Port was handed a whole life term for raping and murdering four young men and dumping their bodies near his home in Barking, east London, between 2014 and 2015.Following Port’s 2016 trial, Matovu pleaded guilty to supplying mephedrone and GHB and offering to supply GHB, but denied knowing what Port planned to do with it. A man who sold chemsex drugs to serial killer Stephen Port has been found guilty of killing a former Bond actor with an overdose.Gerald Matovu, 26, a drug dealer, met Eric Michels, 54, via Grindr in August last year.He plied him with a fatal dose of GHB at Mr Michels’ home in Chessington, south-east London, then made off with his bank card details and other belongings.Mr Michels, who had an uncredited role as a cocktail party guest in Skyfall, was one of 12 men targeted by Matovu and his lover Brandon Dunbar, 24, over a 19-month period, jurors heard.Following an Old Bailey trial, Matovu was found guilty of businessman Mr Michels’ murder and a string of other offences. Stephen Port was convicted of raping and killing four young men, and jailed for life.Credit:Metropolitan Police An empty 3ml syringe without a needle attached was found on the floor beside the bed.DNA from the victim and defendant was identified on it, as well as traces of GHB, the court heard. Stephen Port In April 2017, Matovu was sentenced to 12 months’ community service, 150 hours of unpaid work and 40 days of drug rehabilitation.At Matovu’s murder trial, prosecutor Jonathan Rees QC told how the defendants took advantage of meeting men on Grindr to steal property and bank details.Watch: Murderer Matovu filmed meeting and shopping with Eric Michels Matovu denied murder but accepted going home with Mr Michels’ to have consensual sex.He denied administering GHB to Mr Michels, claiming he took it of his own free will.A jury deliberated for 26 hours to reach guilty verdicts on all the charges against both defendants.Members of the victim’s family in court shouted out “yes – the rest of your life in prison” as Matovu looked on impassive.Speaking to BBC News, Mr Michels’ son Sam Michels said: “I’ll never meet anyone like him ever again in my life. Losing him has been like losing a limb.”His other son Josh said: “The devastation it causes is unbelievable. Especially when he had so much to live for. He was only 54.”Matovu and Dunbar were convicted of a string of charges including administering a noxious substance, assault by penetration and theft. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

September 21

Government will offer an extra week of fuel allowance during the cold

first_imgThe most important thing for older people in this weather is to stay as warm as possible. But even at the best of times many are worried about the cost of heating their homes.He said the double payment will reassure people that they can afford to keep the heat on in a week when they really need it.Annually the fuel allowance costs the Exchequer some €200 million. Two changes have been made to the system so far this year.Those in receipt can avail of the payment in two lump sum payments totalling €607, as opposed to the weekly payment, and the scheme has also been extended by one week, taking it into the first week in April.Doherty also told reporters this morning that she has asked that all electricity disconnections be suspended for the next few days.Read: Red weather warning issued after heavy overnight snowRead: Schools to decide if they remain closed, rather than department Wednesday 28 Feb 2018, 9:52 AM Feb 28th 2018, 9:52 AM http://jrnl.ie/3876214 26,584 Views Short URL Image: Leah Farrell Image: Leah Farrellcenter_img By Christina Finn Share988 Tweet Email SOCIAL PROTECTION MINISTER Regina Doherty has confirmed that government will offer an extra week of fuel allowance.The fuel allowance is €22.50 a week and is given to some 330,000 people nationwide.Yesterday, the Taoiseach refused to confirm that the government would double the fuel allowance allocation for the cold snap, which drew criticism from the opposition in the Dáil yesterday.Doherty confirmed the details today, stating that the delay in announcing the measure was because she had to discuss the roll out with An Post, who administer the payment.The decision means that fuel allowance recipients will now automatically receive €45 for this week instead of the usual €22.50.Opposition parties called on the government to double the payment this week, stating that it is the simplest and most certain way of ensuring that elderly and low-income families do not put themselves at risk over the coming days.Justin Moran, Head of Advocacy and Communications with Age Action, said:The decision by Minister Regina Doherty TD to issue a double Fuel Allowance payment will be warmly welcomed by tens of thousands of pensioners on low incomes. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Government will offer an extra week of fuel allowance during the cold snap The decision means that fuel allowance recipients will now automatically receive €45 for this week instead of the usual €22.50. 64 Comments last_img read more

September 21

Meet Ann Devine the Irish mammy to beat all Irish mammies

first_img By Aoife Barry Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubeANN DEVINE IS a woman we all know – even if we don’t really know her.The titular character in comedian Colm O’Regan’s debut novel, Ann Devine: Ready For Her Close-Up lives in the rural town of Kilsudgeon, and is about to see her fourth child move out of home.The book follows as Devine ends up dealing with her loneliness by joining the local Tidy Towns chapter, battling with the creators of a new Game of Thrones-inspired series that is filmed in Kilsudgeon, and winding up a local politician.  Tuesday 26 Mar 2019, 7:00 PM 5 Comments Mar 26th 2019, 7:01 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/4562093 center_img Share2 Tweet Email Short URL O’Regan is best known for his Irish Mammies work, as well as his stand-up comedy. In 2011, he created a Twitter account @IrishMammies, where he catalogued the traits of a classic Irish mammy.“I was trying to write things that I thought only happened in my family, and when I wrote down ‘will you have it in a bowl or with a wafer?’, everybody knew what I was talking about,” O’Regan told us about the Twitter account, which exploded in popularity.That led to a series of books on the topic, before he branched out to a novel. When it came to creating a new character, it wasn’t always an easy task, he told us. “The thing about writing a fictional character for the first time is there is a temptation to make them an everywoman, make them a hero and that all their flaws are adorable. And they are quiet heroes who by the end of the book are able to load a shotgun and fire…” he said. “Part of it is almost restraint, not pouring everything into them. Trying to give them an outline of a character and having them develop along the way.” Colm O’Regan Source: Roger Kenny PhotographyFind out more about the book by watching our live interview above – and along the way we also chat about rural Ireland, what it was like growing up in Dripsey, how a hangover led O’Regan to become a comedian, and whether we might see Ann Devine on the big screen.  Ann Devine: Ready For Her Close-Up is published by Transworld and is out now. Video filmed and edited by Nicky Ryan live at the Gutter Bookshop. 12,749 Views Meet Ann Devine – the Irish mammy to beat all Irish mammies We talked live to Colm O’Regan about his debut novel, Ann Devine: Ready For Her Closeup.last_img read more

September 16

Live chat transcript VancouverClark Parks and Recreation director Pete Mayer

first_imgVancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation director Pete Mayer joined Columbian.com users for a live web chat on May 11, 2012. Here’s the transcript. It’s been edited for clarity.Get some background on the issues facing the department in our story that previewed the chat.Matt Wastradowski: Welcome, everyone, to today’s live web chat with Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation director Pete Mayer. If you have questions, get them in now! Mayer will join us shortly. In the mean time, here is some background on what’s been up with the department in recent months: http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/may/08/live-chat-vancouver-clark-parks-and-recreation-set/Matt Wastradowski: Pete, when you’re here, please say hi so that I know you’re good to go! And if our readers want to submit questions, feel free to submit them!John Hill: Good morning. Web editor John Hill here. More background: http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/mar/27/vancouver-agrees-to-ask-voters-for-parks-funding/last_img read more

September 15

Top 10 most read stories 713 December 2017

first_imgThe 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 7 and 13 December 2017 were:Crest Healthcare to be prosecuted for auto-enrolment non-complianceTravis Perkins launches financial education programmePunter Southall Group businesses to merge with XafinityBritish Airways to introduce new defined contribution pension schemeRoyal Mail to face legal action over holiday pay and minimum wageAviva, BT Group and ConvaTec recognised for employee share plansPrimark and Sports Direct named on minimum wage non-compliance listRyanair pilots to strike over trade union representation in pay bargainingTown of Tryon police department hires kitten as police dispatcherDeloitte UK reports a 12.9% mean ethnicity pay gaplast_img read more

September 2

Alberto Moves Up The Gulf of Mexico Eastern Coast Braces For Impact

first_img Share Normally packed with vacationers over the Memorial Day weekend, beaches along the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast were largely empty Sunday as a slowly intensifying storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approached.Subtropical Storm Alberto – the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season – prompted Florida, Alabama and Mississippi to launch emergency preparations Saturday. Rough conditions were expected to roil the seas off the eastern and northern Gulf Coast region through Tuesday.”These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions,” the National Hurricane Center in Miami said in a statement. Gusty showers were to begin lashing parts of Florida on Sunday, and authorities were warning of the possibility of flash flooding.The hurricane center said Sunday that a tropical storm warning was in effect from Bonita Beach, Florida, to the Mississippi-Alabama border. Isolated tornadoes were possible across the region on Sunday and Monday.Subtropical Storm Alberto is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, storm surges, high winds, and flash floods to the southeastern United States. https://t.co/B9U7PkfwoF pic.twitter.com/hSH7BPz0Jl— AP South U.S. Region (@APSouthRegion) May 26, 2018 About 5 to 10 inches (13 to 25 centimeters) of rain are possible along affected areas in eastern Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, western Tennessee and the western Florida Panhandle. Isolated areas could see as much as 15 inches (38 centimeters).Under overcast skies and occasional drizzle, several Gulfport, Mississippi, residents lined up to fill 10- and 20-pound (5- and 9-kilogram) bags with sand they will use to block any encroaching floodwater expected as a result of Alberto.[VIDEO] Hurricane season is approaching and New Orleans residents and business owners are worried about flooding. This store owners recalls the last time the waters rose in his business. READ MORE: https://t.co/TxLcK2iZlb pic.twitter.com/1iVsZNaCPy— AP South U.S. Region (@APSouthRegion) May 25, 2018center_img Tommy Whitlock said sandbagging has become a usual event in his life since he lives next to a creek.“I’m doing this because every time we have a hard rain, it floods at my house,” Whitlock said. “We get water from other neighborhoods, and water can get up to a foot deep in some places.”Eddy Warner, a retired consultant for a construction company, filled bags while waiting for his nephew to come help transport them home to protect his garage.“I’m 65 years old and too old to be doing this,” he said, laughing.Alberto — the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season that officially starts June 1 — is expected to strengthen until it reaches the northern Gulf Coast, likely on Monday night.The NWS said waves as high as 18 feet (5.5 meters) could pound the popular Gulf beaches in Baldwin County, Alabama, and northwestern Florida on Monday. A high surf warning was in effect through 7 p.m. Tuesday local time.At 11 a.m. EDT Sunday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Alberto was about 130 miles (210 kilometers) west-southwest of Tampa, Florida, and moving north at 14 mph (22 kph). The storm had top sustained winds of 50 mph (80 kph).A subtropical storm like Alberto has a less defined and cooler center than a tropical storm, and its strongest winds are found farther from its center. Subtropical storms can develop into tropical storms, which in turn can strengthen into hurricanes.A tropical storm warning expired for Cuba’s western Pinar del Rio province, where heavy rains could trigger flash floods and mudslides, the National Hurricane Center said.The downpours could dampen Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the summer tourist season along Gulf beaches. Along with heavy rains and high winds come rough seas and a threat of rip currents from Florida to Louisiana that can sweep swimmers out to sea.Tracey Gasper and her 6-year-old son, Chase, traveled to Biloxi Beach from Donaldsonville, Louisiana, for a day of fun in the sun with a group of friends from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The weather had scared off the usual crowds expected for the holiday weekend.“It was a 50-50 chance of whether to come down and we decided to chance it,” Gasper said.last_img read more

September 1

Kanye West Tiffany Haddish Among David Lettermans Guests on Season 2 of

first_img Popular on Variety The second season of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman” on Netflix will feature five episodes — in which the former late-night star raps with guests Kanye West, Ellen DeGeneres, Tiffany Haddish, Melinda Gates and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton.On Wednesday, Netflix announced Letterman’s show would return May 31, with the release of all episodes of the new season dropping at once. Each 60-minute segment is dedicated to an individual guest.“When you’re bipolar, you have a potential to ramp up and it could take you to a point where you start acting erratic — as TMZ would put it,” Kanye tells Letterman in the trailer for the new season (watch below).Haddish ribs Letterman’s shaggy-white-beard look, asking him if he’s taken a DNA test: “I want to know if you’re related to anybody from the North Pole.” The show is executive produced by Lydia Tenaglia, Sandy Zweig, Chris Collins, and Chris Cechin-De la Rosa for Zero Point Zero Productions, with Tom Keaney and Mary Barclay for Worldwide Pants also serving as executive producers.Guests on the six-episode first season of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” which premiered in January 2018, were President Barack Obama — in his first talk show appearance after leaving the White House — George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey and Howard Stern.Watch the trailer for “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman” season 2:center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

August 30

Why Your Next Business Hire Should Be an IT Person

first_img With technology playing an increasingly strategic role in business, it’s critical that growing companies make the right choices about the technologies they use. Hiring an IT person to become a permanent member of your business team is the best way to accomplish that.Estimates vary, but everyone seems to agree that IT projects suffer unacceptably high failure rates. Some studies say the proportion is more than half, while the most optimistic estimates peg the failure rate at 14 percent. Even at that end of the spectrum, are you willing to take a greater than one in 10 chance that an important project will flop?Success rates tell only half the story. The larger issue for small and mid-sized businesses is whether they’re making the best use of technology to grow sales and remain competitive. Technologies like mobile, cloud, machine learning and chatbots can all provide opportunities to serve customers in new ways — and those opportunities are easier to spot with an IT person embedded on your team.Related: Stop Looking at Your IT Department as a Cost CenterMost small businesses outsource their tech operations to a third party, and for good reason. But, IT nowadays is about more than basic functions like payroll and connectivity. Think how Uber upended the taxi business, or how AirBnB is crushing traditional hospitality. That type of innovation can come to any industry, and businesses that don’t innovate are most vulnerable.The volume of technology options is also increasing dramatically, with tools for every specific need. Some companies use multiple applications for sales and marketing alone. A dedicated IT person can help navigate this sea of options — and also liaise with cloud providers and outside contractors.If you outsource your IT, why not simply ask them for help? I think that’s the wrong question. If technology is so critical to success, why wouldn’t you also want a dedicated IT person on staff? Contractors perform a specific role, and recommending strategic ways to grow your business usually isn’t part of it. Supplement them with in-house expertise.Related: Want Big Data Innovation? Rethink Your ‘Need’ for a Chief Data Scientist.Given this reality, how do you go about choosing the right person for your team? Here are a few pointers:Hire someone who speaks both languages.A pure technologist may not fully understand your business needs. Someone who’s done consulting, or who worked in the technology division of a consulting company, will be a better fit.Seniority is important.This person needs to be a strong voice inside your company, so consider a director-level hire. And they should be an authoritative figure who can sway outcomes, so a person fresh out of college probably won’t work.Related: 4 Actions to Help You Get the Employees You Need NowGive them room to learn.If you’re hiring this person to find breakthrough opportunities, they need time to uncover them. This means allowing them to observe the business, and even attend conferences to look for ideas. Don’t expect big results in the first week — or even the first few months. No one hits gold the first time; give them a chance to fail before they succeed.Develop different metrics to gauge their performance.You’ll want to hold this person accountable, and rightly so, but the metrics for a salesperson probably won’t apply to your IT hire. A simple way to gauge performance is by successful projects completed, but this misses the significance of the outcome. Tie new initiatives to a business metric like subscriber growth or cost per new user.Leaders at fast-growing companies know the challenges they face and the outcomes they hope to achieve, but they may not know all the options for getting there. Technology is now central to building a competitive company, but the technologies themselves have become complex and harder to understand. To keep pace with fast-moving areas like machine learning, martech and fintech, you need a technology expert on your business team. Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 4 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. July 5, 2017last_img read more

August 27

Stanford Childrens Health and Others Use Nextgeneration Medical Image Management Platform From

first_img News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more “The fundamental dynamic of healthcare has changed and DICOM Grid has been a pioneer in moving image accessibility forward with the RSNA and with leading academic medical centers such as Stanford Children’s Health,” said DICOM Grid CEO, Morris Panner. “In the new healthcare paradigm, what happens outside the hospital is becoming ever more important than what happens inside the hospital.  DICOM Grid enables radiology to remain relevant and vital in that new world.  Leaders across the spectrum are adopting us for exactly that critical reason.”For more information: www.dicomgrid.com/ DICOM Grid, makers of the leading cloud-based, medical image management suite, announced that Stanford Children’s Health and Weill Cornell Medicine are part of the latest wave of providers to adopt the DICOM Grid platform. These healthcare leaders use the newest features of DICOM Grid to break down communication barriers across provider networks and optimize the patient experience by eliminating the need for repeat scans, reducing patient wait times and enabling white-glove consultation services online. Additionally, their ability to exchange medical image data will now be even more seamless as DICOM Grid becomes one of the first organizations to commit to the RSNA Image Share Validation Program, a new initiative from the Radiological Society of North America designed to expand access to medical imaging and diagnostic reports.Consolidation continues as a mega-trend in the healthcare industry, with U.S. hospital mergers and acquisitions tracking at their highest rate since 1999. Efficient medical image management becomes exponentially more challenging in this landscape as new entities cause system proliferation with no uniform, consolidated view of a patient’s diagnostic imaging history. The result is often costly repetition of scans, increased patient wait-times and an incomplete patient history, all while IT departments work furiously to patch together disparate, on-premise image management systems using cumbersome, outdated technology like VPN and FTP.DICOM Grid’s modern, cloud-based, comprehensive medical image management suite eliminates the constraints and complexities of an on-premise architecture. For example, a key challenge when consolidating providers into a health system network is how to integrate the diagnostic imaging infrastructure in a rapid and cost effective manner. DICOM Grid’s new cloud PACS-to-PACS gateway offers a path forward. Deployed cost effectively over the Internet to healthcare organizations of all sizes, the DICOM Grid platform rapidly incorporates providers into a health system’s care network. As health systems look to differentiate, an emerging trend is the development of branded, second opinion programs that allow global access to leading specialists, via an Amazon-like online experience. DICOM Grid’s new Second Opinion module guides patients and referring physicians through an intuitive, step-by-step process of uploading their images within a HIPAA-compliant, online portal for a specialist at the provider organization to review. Finally, DICOM Grid’s new zero-footprint, HTML 5 universal viewer enables access to imaging across departments, speeding up critical communication among medical staff and reducing patient time-to-care.Stanford Children’s Health, a pediatric and obstetric center of excellence, prides itself on staying on the cutting edge of technology, and imaging is certainly no exception. Stanford Children’s has adopted DICOM Grid to power imaging beyond the local hospital network; all diagnostic imaging leaving and entering the hospital will be managed via DICOM Grid’s cloud suite.  DICOM Grid’s ability to interface with local imaging systems and EPIC EMR ensures data consistency between imaging and non-imaging clinical data.“Stanford Children’s Health is broadening our care network out into the community, and DICOM Grid powers medical image exchange for us via the cloud as we expand, so we can get to any study, anywhere, every time,” said Safwan Halabi, M.D., associate medical director of radiology informatics at Stanford Children’s Health. “This sort of next-generation imaging initiative would have proved challenging with older, siloed legacy systems.”Announced on Monday, November 30, 2015 at the start of RSNA, the RSNA Image Share Validation Program is a new initiative to encourage the adoption of standards for image exchange. DICOM Grid will be one of the first organizations to participate in the pilot program that involves testing conducted by initiative collaborators the RSNA, the Sequoia Project, who are responsible for several national interoperability initiatives, and the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University in St. Louis.“We are thrilled to welcome DICOM Grid to this important initiative to advance interoperability in healthcare,” said David Mendelson, M.D., principal investigator on the RSNA Image Share project.  “DICOM Grid has been a valuable partner in our Image Share Initiative and we are excited to continue our efforts.” Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Related Content News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | December 25, 2015 Stanford Children’s Health and Others Use Next-generation Medical Image Management Platform From DICOM grid New Universal Viewer, Cloud PACS Gateway, Second Opinion Module and RSNA Image Share allow providers to re-imagine medical image management across their networks News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more last_img read more

August 17

Do You Know Your Travelling Pax

first_imgDo You Know Your Travelling Pax?Its not so hard to get in their head!Hint: probably notKnowing your client’s needs and what they require is super important for not only them but because  it makes it easier  to engage and close the sale. Understanding your clients is key to providing good customer service, which builds a stronger client relationship and increase sales through positive word of mouth.The difficult part is identifying your client’s preferences and patterns so that you can get ahead and exceed expectations –  the below suggestions are a great start in knowing your clients better  Identify them – categorise your clients into groups so that you can provide effective marketing campaigns. It could be the type of product, how frequent they buy, where they are located or the type of person (family, couple, business).Effective social media – customers are spending on average 6 hours a day on social media, which is why it’s such an inexpensive and effective tool that can drive sales and influence opinion. Target specific clients based on specials, trends or destinations, which will potentially yield new and existing clients and get people talking. Social media stalking? they put it out there, read it!Tracking client trends – not everyone has software to track client information; however this can be as simple as noting down how frequent a client travels, destinations, who they travel with and their spending patterns. Setting up alerts and reminders to follow up will ensure you’re kept up to date.Client loyalty – not easy to come by and built over time, however it can also be lost within the blink of an eye if not maintained. The key to obtaining customer loyalty is asking questions, as this identifies what the client wants. Also how often are you true to your promises? How often are they broken?www.stuba.com Source = STUBA.comcenter_img learn more about stuba.com herelast_img read more

August 10

Cabo San Lucas Mexico – For the perfect lastminu

first_imgCabo San Lucas, Mexico – For the perfect last-minute romantic getaway, Cabo’s newest resort, Hacienda Beach Club & Residences, is offering the ultimate Valentine’s holiday in the sun. With the “Hacienda Valentine’s Escape” package, guests who book two nights will get the third night free.This package includes: -Three-night stay in a private, luxurious Hacienda Residence (valid Thursday, February 11 to Sunday February 14, or Friday, February 12 to Monday, February 15) -Special Valentine’s Day prix-fixe dinner for two at Hacienda Cocina y Cantina -Fresh flowers delivered to your residence -Water taxi ride to Lover’s Beach -Champagne served in your private, poolside cabanaCost is $750 per night, based on double occupancy. Visit www.haciendacabosanlucas.com.last_img read more

January 25

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