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Chipchecker: A Comprehensive Electronic Component Distribution Company

Whether you are a manufacturer of automobiles, medicines, telecommunication equipment or textiles, you need a reliable electronic components distributor. The electronic components distributor should be highly competent in terms of quality and timely delivery. The distributor should be capable of handling high volume orders as well. A good electronic component distributor should have team of expert sales engineers to educate the customer about the products they are offering. ChipChecker is one such name of high repute in the field of electronic component distribution.
ChipChecker is in the field of electronic component distribution from last 35 years. You can rely on them for cheap prices, lasting quality and delivery at the shortest possible notice to any distance.

ChipChecker has an in-house state of the art electronic component testing laboratory to provide electrical testing services to their valued clients. They are the most trusted electronic parts supplier when it comes to electrical devices. They invest a lot of money and time for upgrading their quality inspection procedures and techniques. This ensures that they maintain their reputation as top of the end and highest quality electronic part supplier in the industry and also protect their valued clients from unsafe, inferior and forged parts.

In simple words, any electronic contract manufacturing company’s capability depends upon the kind of production facility, productions engineers and management ability they have. ChipChecker has all this and more to meet the client’s expectations. ChipChecker’s ability to provide highquality components at a low price makes them the most sought after electronic contract manufacturing company. For your entire electronic component search you can visitwww.chipchecker.com.

Electrical inspection services provided by ChipChecker are world class. In electrical inspection services, they not only provide reports about the health of your electrical devices but also suggest how to keep them in good shape to avoid any mishap. Insurance companies demand a periodic inspection report of yourelectrical devices if any mishap occurs. In such cases these electrical inspection service reports play a vital role in getting your insurance claim for approval by the insurance company.

Printed circuit board manufacturing is one field which requires high level of expertise. ChipChecker possess high end technology for printed circuit board manufacturing. Let it be single sided, double sided or multilayered PCB, they have all that it needs to delivery high quality PCBs at low cost by using minimum and low cost components without compromising on quality.

Chipchecker has best electronic components testing equipment to test electronic components accurately and to identify faults for any electronic repair. With their superior testing equipment they ensure that no fault is ever missed during testing of the electronic device.

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For more information on ChipChecker Ltd. visit www.chipchecker.com

A Big Win for Proponents of Electronic Medical Records

It’s believed EMRs improve physician and overall hospital efficiency, reduce costs, and promote standardization of care. It is also suspected that they reduce medical errors and ultimately increase the quality of care. Researchers from Harvard have just released a study that may be the first real proof that electronic medical records have an advantage over traditional paper systems.

The benefits surrounding the universal adoption of electronic medical records seem obvious, but until recently, there have been limited ways to illustrate them. A research body from Harvard has just released a study showing that electronic medical records offer a substantial advantage over traditional paper systems.  As more healthcare providers are introduced to medical management software, the term EMR (electronic medical record) is becoming a household term. It may also be called an EHR (electronic health record) or PHR (patient health record).  An EMR is essentially a patient’s medical chart in digital format. It includes information for each patient concerning demographics, insurance carrier, prescription records, test results, medical history, progress notes, and so on. It also includes identifiers to locate the digital record in a database, and with proper authorization, may be accessed from any point in a healthcare facility or offsite.

 It is believed EMRs increase physician efficiency, reduce costs, promote standardization, improve the quality of care and reduce medical errors. Though they have been around for nearly 30 years, it is estimated roughly 10% of health care facilities utilize a comprehensive medical management software system. With such a small sample size, realized benefits have been difficult to present. In 2006, Business Week published a story on the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo, New York. In the mid-1990s, they installed the most extensive electronic medical records system in the U.S. Staff and patients believe this revolutionized the hospital, decreasing the amount of errors and increasing the quality of care. 

A recent Harvard study indicates that utilizing electronic medical records, or electronic health records, may reduce malpractice claims. The study showed that 6.1% of physicians who use EMRs have endured a malpractice lawsuit, compared to 10.8% who used traditional paper charts.  In the United States, an estimated 100,000 deaths occur every year due to medical errors.  These medical errors are often the result of miscommunication, transcription errors, adverse drug reactions and incomplete patient medical records. EHRs ensure physicians have immediate and universal access to a patient’s full medical history, and improve communication between primary care physicians, specialists, nurses, and other health care workers to avoid costly mistakes.

 According to The Industry Standard, lead researcher Steven Simon, MD, MPH, says, “The results of this study indicate that preventing medical malpractice claims may be another compelling reason for physicians, practices and policy-makers to forge ahead with efforts toward universal adoption and optimal usage of electronic health records.” 

Simon and his team are just one group of individuals hard at work promoting the universal adoption of EMRs. The VA hospital in Buffalo is prime example of the successful transition to a practice management system. Companies like e-MDs are hard at work supporting this movement with revolutionary medical management software. Congressmen Peter Stark is leading the way with his Health-e Information Technology Act of 2008 introduced in the House this past September.  

 As the number of supporters increases, hopefully awareness and funding will follow.  The benefits of EMRs will be further realized over time and with universal adoption.

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Helen Walker. e-MDs is a leading developer of medical management software solutions. e-MDs Solution Series is the standard for affordable and integrated EHR,EMR, and practice management software.

Electronic Medical Records Help to Reduce Errors And Risks

Keeping patient health records as electronic medical records helps the hospitals in providing timely and quality patient care as well as aids in proper health payment systems. EMR replaces paper documentation and assist in creating paperless office where the administration works will not take huge amount of time and effort.

The hospitals, facility centers, clinics, group practitioners and individual practitioners can save the expenditures they incur due to tedious administrative task where it requires patient records to be filled manually. The advent of EMR facilitates proper centralization of medical record keeping where it provides anytime anywhere access.

Electronic medical records help to reduce errors as well as risks faced by hospitals, clinics, patient care centers and insurance companies. The chances of making errors while entering the details into paper documents and transcription workflow process are high in manual patient health record maintenance. But this case is entirely different while using electronic medical records.

Feeding the patient data into paper records has to be done manually and most carefully by administrative staff or nurses, even a single careless mistake done by them will cause huge loses to hospitals and clinics. EMR helps in reducing errors through manual input or manual handling of patient data.

Missing patient reports leads to chaos in hospital atmosphere, disputes between patient and doctor, legal accusations, claims and loss of patients’ medical treatment payments to hospitals and insurance companies. If a physician relocates his facility or dies there is a huge chance that the patient records get misplaced or lost. EMR helps physicians in avoiding missing patient medical report problems and aids in reducing risks and errors.

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Electronic Medical Records More Prevalent Now

The medical industry has changed significantly over the past decade. One of the major changes is that many medical offices are moving from paper to electronic medical records. There are also a number of practice management software packages available to medical practitioners. This makes their lives easier, but what does it mean for patients? To understand the answer to that question, it is first important to understand what an electronic medical records system is.

 

Generally EMRs, electronic medical records, and EHRs, electronic health records, are synonymous. These systems keep track of medical information. These systems keep medical records stored in a central location so that they can be made available to pharmacies, specialists and other providers. What this means for the patient is that medical care is becoming more portable.

 

President Bush created the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in 2004. This office was headed by David Brailer in the beginning. Brailer addressed interoperability issues and established a National Health Information Network (NHIN). Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) have been established under the ONC in many states for the purpose of promoting the sharing of health information. Currently, Congress continues to create legislation to increase funding for these programs and programs like them.

 

Moving from paper systems to EMRs is a process that is still in the beginning stages within the medical community. It is a work in progress. Many concerns exist, and privacy is one of those concerns. While a moving to an EMR would potentially give many providers, pharmacists and other medical professionals access to a patient’s records, these records are kept very secure. The adoption of electronic medical  records systems is clearly what the future holds, from a technology as well as legislative standpoint. In the end, the patient benefits because it is easier to fill prescriptions, transfer records and receive consistent care than with paper systems.

 

While the public and the medical community waits for all paper records to be transferred to EMRs, there is an online resource available to help patients manage their own health records and be proactive about their healthcare. According to Google, Google Health “puts you in charge of your health information.” The service, which is safe, secure and free, enables patients to “organize all health information in one place,” “gather medical records from doctors, hospitals and pharmacies,” “keep doctors up-to-date about your health,” and “be more informed about important health issues.” This is all part of a larger trend in which patients are becoming more pro-active in managing their health.

 

As medical records systems continue to move from paper to electronic, look for the ability of systems to communicate with each other to also become important.  As the patient, you will benefit because of the portability of electronic health records and you will no doubt benefit from the increased continuity-of-care that they can offer.

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Denis Maine: For more information on Electronic medical records please visit www.e-mds.com

Government Support Key to Adoption of Electronic Medical Records

An electronic medical record (EMR) or electronic health record (EHR) replaces the traditional paper chart for patients. It’s believed that health care facilities that use EHR systems deliver more efficient and higher quality care. In today’s digital age, electronic medical records are certainly the wave of the future. However, proponents of universal adoption are still frustrated by the rate at which they are being implemented.  According to a study just released by the National Center for Health Statistics, only 38.4% of physicians reported using a full or partial EMR system. This data is similar to what the Commonwealth Fund reported this year, that only 28% of physicians in the United States use an EMR (compared to 89% in Britain, and 98% in the Netherlands).

 EMR supporters hope that increased involvement by the government will help speed things along. President-elect Barak Obama has endorsed EMRs, and their adoption is a key part of his $50 billion dollar health care reform plan. In a radio address on December 6th,  President-elect Obama stated, “We will make sure that every doctor’s office and hospital in this country is using cutting edge technology and electronic medical records so that we can cut red tape, prevent medical mistakes, and help save billions of dollars each year.”

 President-elect Obama has also appointed former-Senator Tom Daschle as Secretary of Health and Human Services. He also intends to nominate Daschle to lead a new White House Office of Health Reform, with Jeanne Lambrew as his deputy. This is encouraging because the two co-authored (with Scott Greenberger) a groundbreaking book on health care reform titled Critical: What We Can Do About the Health Care Crisis. One of the main ideas Daschle and Lambrew present (and show support of) is the adoption of EMRs.

 Even before the election, government support of EMRs was brewing. In September of 2008, Representative Peter Stark (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Health subcommittee, introduced the Health-e Information Technology Act of 2008.  The bill requires the government to create standards for an interoperable electronic health record system, and to create such a system by a certain date. It includes incentives to drive the adoption of such a system, as well as measures to protect the privacy of patients.

 No doubt, this is a massive undertaking requiring an enormous amount of resources. One positive is that the government won’t have to start from scratch. Other countries have successfully implemented similar systems, and there is company right here on U.S. soil leading this initiative. If an EMR is to provide a comprehensive solution for today’s practice environment, there must be an integrated set of clinical and practice management applications. The product should streamline workflow efficiency, improve adherence to treatment standards, provide detailed financial practice analysis, enhance patient education and interaction, and optimize compliance with regulatory and managed care guidelines. e-MDs, a software company based in  Austin, TX, is one of the only companies that currently provides such a comprehensive medical management software, with their revolutionary Solution Series.  

Supporters can only hope that an increased government focus will hasten the universal adoption of EMRs. With President-elect Obama on board, a dedicated aggressive Congress, and companies like e-MDs showing us the way, we are on the right track.

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Helen Walker. e-MDs is a leading developer of healthcare software solutions. e-MDs Solution Series? is the standard for affordable and integrated EHR and medical management software.

Quit Smoking 4,000 Chemical Compounds – The New Electronic Cigarette Age is Here

As I sit here writing this article I’m enjoying the inhale and exhale of a large plume of smoke and watching it slowly dissipate. Actually it is vapor, not smoke, and I didn’t have to light my cigarette, I just pulled it out of my top shirt pocket and inhaled. It’s the electric cigarette and it has no tobacco and no tar but still has all the nicotine and is available in many different flavors.

599 chemicals are added to the processing of the tobacco of a real cigarette, (42 of which are known carcinogens), and 4,000 chemical compounds are created when the cigarette is lit, inhaled and exhaled. What a scary thought. I have been pulling all of this stuff into my body for the last forty years along with all that tar. Yes, just like you I have tried quitting on countless occasions and even went cold-turkey and stayed off cigarettes for over a year until I fell off the wagon. So what makes this addiction stronger than that of cocaine and heroin? Along with the strength of the nicotine addiction there is also the habit addiction, but let me address the nicotine first.

It takes between 10 to 15 seconds for the nicotine to reach our brain when it is inhaled and when it does it releases dopamine which gives us the feeling of pleasure. It also kicks our adrenaline and as a result of these two factors the brain actually sees the nicotine as a food source. You’ve noticed it. You’ve tried to quit smoking but started climbing the walls and said to yourself, “Just one more cigarette and then that’s it!” Immediately after having smoked that last cigarette you’ve then said, “If only I could feel like this all the time I would never need another cigarette again.” Your brain has now received its food source and is full, the nicotine fix is in, but just as your body uses up the energy of its last meal and requires more sustenance when depleted, so too goes the brain as the nicotine is depleted and we are back climbing the walls in our attempts to quit smoking.

So why do nicotine patches, lozenges and gums have a 93% failure rate? It is because each require you to stop the habit of smoking itself from the first day that you start using their product. It is like telling someone to stop biting their fingernails. Do they then just stop? Of course not. It is a learned behavior and is done without thought. However, it is found that if you give them a fingernail file and tell them to use it each time they get the urge to bite, they do in fact use the fingernail file because trying to keep their fingernails smooth is what they have been trying to accomplish all along. Think of the electronic cigarette in this same fashion. We want to quit smoking the 4,000 chemical compounds with its tar, (biting our fingernails), but we now use the electric cigarette as we would the fingernail file, with a difference of course, we keep the nicotine fix and habit. Also the electronic cigarette becomes more appealing than the real cigarette over time. However, there are many poor electric cigarette products out there that contain three and sometimes four parts to assemble, avoid these. They consist of a battery, an atomizer, a cartridge, and sometimes a fourth part called a mouth piece. I have yet to find one of these cigarette product types that deliver a true smoking sensation. What you are looking for is a two part system. It consists of a rechargeable battery and a cartridge. The atomizer is built into each individual cartridge and as long as you have a fully charged battery on it the cartridge lasts as long as a full pack of cigarettes.

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After much trial and error I feel that I have now found the best electronic cigarette on the market. If you have tried the three part electric cigarette products and are dissatisfied, give this two part system a 30 day trial. http://JeffAbbey.com

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