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Official Kinect dev kit comes to Windows on February 1st

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first_imgThe popularity of Microsoft’s Kinect motion controller has surprised pretty much everyone. It has managed to sell 18 million units in the 13 months it has been on sale, plus it has been popular with hackers eager to see what they can get it to do away from the Xbox 360.Microsoft responded to that inquisitive bunch by releasing a Kinect for Windows development kit last June. It was free to download and use, and a temporary solution while an official, and commercial game development-friendly version was developed.Yesterday, Microsoft made the official announcement that Kinect for Windows is ready to go and will be released on February 1st. It will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and of course the US. The launch of Kinect for Windows comes with both good and bad news. The bad is the fact it will cost $250 and isn’t compatible with the Xbox 360 version of Kinect. So you can’t just buy the development kit and use it with your existing motion sensor, or vice-versa, your development Kinect can’t be used to play 360 motion games. The good news is Microsoft will be offering academic pricing ($149) for students and education establishments that want to use the kit. Microsoft’s argument for the high price and lack of compatibility between the two versions is two-fold. Apparently Kinect on 360 only works financially as it relies on consumers buying the Kinect games too. Kinect for Windows is also including more functionality so as to create “a platform that is optimized for scenarios beyond the living room.”The additional features Microsoft is pushing as part of the kit include support for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows Embedded systems. There’s also a new dongle included in the kit to ensure Kinect works alongside other USB peripherals you may have attached to your machine. The one new feature everyone will welcome is called “Near Mode” and allows the Kinect to see objects as close as 50cm perfectly, and 40cm with degradation. If nothing else, Near Mode should open up the Kinect to new uses not possible on the 360.If you are happy using the Xbox Kinect and beta SDK you can continue doing so. Microsoft has even extended the license for existing non-commercial deployments using the beta SDK by 3 years, however new deployments won’t be allowed with the 360 kit using the new SDK.Read more at the Kinect for Windows Bloglast_img read more

Fautil faire pipi sur une piqûre de méduse

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first_imgFaut-il faire pipi sur une piqûre de méduse ?Alors que l’Aquarium de Paris, qui compte déjà la plus grande collection de méduses en France s’apprête à accueillir six nouvelles espèces, en janvier 2019, une piqûre de ce cnidaire peut rapidement gâcher les vacances.  On préfère donc les observer derrière une vitre ! Et lorsque le mal est fait, certains prétendent qu’il faut faire pipi sur la zone touchée. MaxiSciences fait le point sur cette idée saugrenue.  Ceux qui n’ont jamais vu l’épisode de Friends dans lequel Monica se fait piquer par une méduse, doivent absolument le voir. Non seulement pour s’offrir un grand fou rire mais aussi pour comprendre que l’idée reçue selon laquelle il faut uriner sur la plaie est répandue jusqu’à la pop culture… mais surtout qu’elle est complètement fausse ! C’est grave docteur ? A moins d’être allergique ou d’avoir été touché par uneespèce mortelle (absente des côtes françaises), la  piqure d’une méduse navigant dans les eaux européennes n’est pas grave mais reste néanmoins très douloureuse selon divers degrés d’urtication. Dans un document consacré aux envenimations par piqûres d’animaux marins, publié sur le site du Collège de Médecine d’Urgence de la Région PACA, le Professeur François Bertrand explique comment fonctionne cet animal redouté des baigneurs et des plagistes : « Quelle que soit l’espèce, le venin est contenu dans des nématocystes (capsules équipées de crochets, ndlr) incrustés à la surface des tentacules ; il est libéré lors du contact entre les tentacules et la peau ».Les réactions après une piqûre légère : on ressent immédiatement une douleur qui s’apparente à celle d’une décharge électrique ou à une brûlure. Elle va augmenter les 30-40 minutes qui suivent la mauvaise rencontre et s’accompagne de paresthésies (fourmillements, engourdissements, picotements…). Puis un étonnant érythème s’installe et reproduit la forme des coupables tentacules et arbore une couleur rouge violacé. Comme le précise le Professeur Bertrand «  dans certains cas, peuvent ensuite apparaître des bulles pouvant laisser place à des cicatrices pigmentées définitives »… Sympa, le souvenir de vacances ! On fait quoi ? Comme le rappelle un article de BFMTV, lorsque survient la piqûre, seuls 10 % des nématocystes qui ont touché la peau libèrent leur venin. Le but du jeu est alors de neutraliser les 90% qui restent afin qu’ils ne libèrent pas à leur tour leur poison. Mais comment ? On urine sur la zone ?NON ! Comme l’ont montré les travaux menés, en 2016, par une équipe de l’Institut flamand de la mer et nommés non sans humour et en référence à Hamlet : « faire pipi ou ne pas faire pipi : étude sur l’envenimation et le traitement des espèces européennes de méduses », l’urine ne soulage pas les piqûres de méduses.  Pire, selon son pH, elle pourrait même empirer la situation et faire éclater les capsules venimeuses restantes. On met du vinaigre ?NON PLUS ! S’il peut soulager les douleurs et démangeaisons provoquées par quelques piqûres d’insectes, notamment celles des moustiques et de certaines espèces de méduses, il peut aussi participer à l’aggravation de la situation en libérant le venin des nématocystes. Le traitement recommandéIl faut idéalement procéder ainsi : 1- Avec une main protégée (un gant) ou une pince à épiler, on retire les fragments des tentacules. À lire aussiUn plongeur se fait attaquer par un lion de mer2-  On peut enduire de sable mouillée la zone touchée pour piéger les nématocystes qui n’ont pas encore rompu et les retirer en grattant mais en prenant garde à ne pas casser les filaments 3- On rince alors abondamment à l’eau de mer. Jamais d’eau douce qui raviverait la douleur. 4- On peut aussi rincer à l’eau chaude (une 40aine de degrés) pendant une trentaine de minutes. Le venin de méduse étant thermolabile, il sera grâce à la chaleur désactivé. 5- On prend du paracétamol pour atténuer la douleur et on applique une compresse d’antiseptique une fois de retour chez soi. 6- On consulte au plus vite si l’on a été piqué au visage ou en cas de réaction allergique7- Si la sensation de brulure persiste au-delà de 48 heures, on consulte également un médecinLe 14 août 2018 à 17:43 • Marina Marcoutlast_img read more

CWC 2018 Espérance takes the Fifth Place

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first_imgEsperánce de Tunis defeated Club Deportivo Guadalajara in penalty kicks to take the Fifth Place of the FIFA Club World CupEspérance Sportif de Tunis took home the Fifth Place of the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup after beating Club Deportivo Guadalajara in penalty kicks.The match was played before 5,883 fans in the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in the city of Al Ain, in the border between the United Arab Emirates and Oman.Chivas Guadalajara took advantage very early in the match after Sameh Derbali fouled Angel Zaldivar in the area for a penalty kick, three minutes after kick-off.Walter Sandoval took the ball and scored the first goal of the match for Guadalajara.The game continued until Franck Kom shot in direction of the Mexican goal and Josecarlos Van Ranking deflected the ball with his hand for a new penalty kick, now against Guadalajara.Mohamed Belaili took the shot and tied things up 1-1.Report: Chaos of the African Champions League final George Patchias – August 1, 2019 Teams walking off in the game, VAR breaking down and the Court of Arbitration for Sport asked to decide the result.In a report from…The second half was an awful display of football, and after 90 minutes and two players less for Esperance, they were sent-off after various fouls, the game went into penalty kicks.Here the Tunisian club was smarter and ended up winning after eight shots from both teams.This is the first time Esperance ends up in Fifth Place, after losing to Mexican club Monterrey in 2011 and staying in Sixth.Meanwhile, Club Deportivo Guadalajara had the worst participation by a Mexican team by ending up in sixth place out of seven teams.#CWC18: @ESTuniscom took home Fifth Place and their fans couldn’t be happier. pic.twitter.com/pNBGrwshJc— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 18, 2018last_img read more

Pets at Home to pay all staff national living wage

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first_imgPets at Home is to pay all of its employees the national living wage, including those aged under 25.The statutory national living wage, announced by Chancellor George Osborne in the Summer Budget 2015, will come into effect in April 2016. The £7.20 an hour rate is mandatory for all staff aged 25 and over.Pets at Home, which employs 5,260 staff, currently pays a starting rate of £6.79 an hour, which is above the national minimum wage rate of £6.70. The hourly wage paid to employees increases as they progress through the firm’s Steps training programme. This follows a learn-to-earn model, enabling staff to earn additional bonus payments as they complete external qualifications.The retailer will implement the national living wage when it comes into force in April, applying it to its hourly starting rate and incorporating it into its Steps programme.The organisation expects an incremental financial impact of £2 million as a result of the introduction of the national living wage. It estimates the longer-term impact to be £2-3 million a year before mitigation.In its interim financial report for the 2016 financial year, published on 24 November, Pets at Home states: “Providing our colleagues with a truly amazing place to work is one of our core values.“To achieve this we provide ongoing training and education and a competitive pay and benefits package, in an environment where we work hard and have fun.“The Steps programme has been invaluable in developing our highly engaged in-store experts and this will be retained within the Living Wage framework.”last_img read more

AMHS Working To Resume Ferry Service

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first_imgTo inquire about your refund call the AMHS Reservations Call Center at 1-800-642-0066. The Reservations Call Center is open Monday-Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The agreement allows the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) to begin preparations to resume ferry service to coastal communities. Lituya – Will begin with KTN – ANB run at 10:45am on Sunday, August 4th.Tazlina – Will begin with a revised schedule of JNU-HNS-JNU run at 7:00am on Sunday, August 4th.LeConte – Will begin with JNU-GUS run at 7:00am on Sunday, August 4th.Aurora – Will begin with a revised schedule of VDZ-WTR-CDV run at 7:30am on Sunday, August 4th.Malaspina – Will begin with JNU – PSG run at 5:45pm on Sunday, August 4th.Tustumena – Will begin with KOD – HOM run at 10:15pm on Wednesday, August 7th.Columbia – Will begin with KTN – BEL run at 3:00pm on Wednesday, August, 7th.Kennicott – Will begin with KTN – BEL run at 3:00pm on Thursday, August 8th.This schedule is also posted at www.FerryAlaska.com. AMHS is still refunding passengers for sailings canceled through service resumption dates. AMHS staff will never request credit card information from passengers. Refunds are automatically returned to the credit card on file. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The State of Alaska and Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific (IBU) reached a tentative agreement late Thursday night on a new three-year contract.last_img read more

Kuralarasan wedding Rajinikanth invited for Simbus brothers marriage

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first_imgT Rajendar, Rajinikanth with Kuralarasan.PR HandoutAfter Vijayakanth, Simbu’s brother Kuralarasan invited Rajinikanth for his marriage. The young musician with his father was at the Tamil superstar’s Poes Garden house on Sunday, 7 April.Kuralarasan is set for interfaith marriage as he gears up to marry Muslim girl named Nabeelah R Ahmed. Initially, it was reported that the wedding will be held on 26 April, but it is now revealed that it will happen on 29 April.It is followed by a grand wedding reception to held on the same evening at 29 April at ITC Grand Chola which is expected to be attend by the who’s who of Kollywood and big names from politics. Going by the reports, the post-wedding event commences at 7 pm.Rumours say that it is a love-cum-arranged marriage and their relationship has been happily approved by both the families.It has to be noted that Kuralarasan converted to the Islam recently. However, his decision is supported by his family. “Tolerance of all religions is my policy. My elder son STR is an ardent Siva devotee. My daughter Ilakkiya is a Christian and now my younger son has preferred to follow Islam religion. I respect his decision,” Deccan Chronicle quoted him as saying.Kuralarasan was seen in movies as a child artiste in his father’s movies. He turned full-time musician with Simbu and Nayanthara’s Idhu Namma Aalu. Unfortunately, it failed to give him a break and Pandiraj’s negative words about him did not help the cause.He has also worked on an independent English album and the tracks have been penned-sung by the US artists. The album is recorded in New York.last_img read more

Saudi strike kills dozens of Yemen rebels Saudi TV

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first_imgYemen. Photo: CollectedAn air strike on Yemen’s capital by a Saudi-led military coalition has killed dozens of Huthi rebels including at least two commanders, Saudi television reported Saturday.Saudi Arabia’s official Al-Ekhbariya television said two high-ranking insurgents were among more than 50 Huthi militiamen killed in Sanaa on Friday evening, without giving further details.Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya television said a total of 38 rebels were killed in the strike on a Huthi interior ministry building.The Huthis confirmed an air strike on Sanaa but gave no details.The raid came hours ahead of a public funeral of the Huthis’ political head Saleh al-Sammad, killed last week in a Saudi-led coalition strike.It also came as newly-appointed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was scheduled to land in Riyadh for meetings including talks on the Yemen conflict.The Iran-backed rebels have been locked in a war with the Saudi-led military alliance, which since 2015 has fought to restore the internationally-recognised Yemeni government to power.The Yemen conflict is widely seen as a proxy war between regional titans Iran and Saudi Arabia.The Huthis control Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, as well as much of the country’s north — which borders Saudi Arabia — and the key Hodeida port on Yemen’s Red Sea coast.Nearly 10,000 people have been killed since the Saudi-led alliance joined the Yemen conflict, triggering what the United Nations has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.Yemen now stands at the brink of famine.The Saudi-led coalition imposed a total blockade on Yemen’s ports in November in retaliation for cross-border Huthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia.The blockade has since been partially lifted, but access to the impoverished country remains limited.last_img read more

Food Insecurity a Problem for Nearly a Quarter of Baltimore Residents

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first_imgNearly 23 percent of Baltimore residents suffered inadequate access to food in 2012, according to a new report prepared by Feeding America, a Chicago-based hunger relief non-profit organization. The report, titled “Map the Meal Gap,” examined food-insecurity rates in all 3,143 counties in the United States, and was funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, ConAgra Foods Foundation, and The Nielsen Company, according to Ross Fraser, a spokesperson for Feeding America. Food-insecurity is determined on the basis of whether all members of a household, at all times, had access to enough food for an active and healthy lifestyle, a definition established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The food-insecurity rate is defined as the percentage of the population that experienced food insecurity at some point during the year. The national food-insecurity rate stood at 15.9 percent in 2012, the most recent year for which data was available, while the rate for the state of Maryland was 13.1 percent. Of the 140,490 people who experienced food insecurity in Baltimore in 2012, 85 percent were within the eligibility threshold for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. According to the report, it would cost approximately $72.5 million to make up the food shortfall for Baltimore residents. “The big news is the finding on the ‘Food Budget Shortfalls,’ the amount of money low-income Americans tell the Census Bureau they are short of having in order to provide themselves and their families with three square meals a day,” Fraser said. “In last year’s report this shortfall was $21.8 billion dollars [total], the number has now grown to $23.5 billion, an increase of $1.7 billion—and this was before food stamps were cut by $5 billion in November 2013.” Feeding America has released an interactive map which allows users to look up food insecurity rates by state and county for 2012, as well as compare overall food insecurity rates to child food-insecurity rates. The map is available at: http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/hunger-studies/map-the-meal-gap.aspxlast_img read more

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first_img Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Related Radiology Business Transformation Content:Opportunities for Growth in a Competitive Radiology ClimateVIDEO: The Consolidation Trend in Radiology BusinessMust Radiologists Be Prepared To Delegate … To Smart Machines?VIDEO: Critical Issues in Radiology AdministrationRadiologists Seek Greater Involvement in Patient CareVIDEO: Role of Medical Imaging in Value-Based Care FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more John Carrino, M.D., M.Ph., presents “Challenges and Opportunities for Radiology to Prove Value in Alternative Payment Models” at AHRA 2019. Photo by Greg Freiherr Related Content Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  PreviousNext Radiology value-added matrix. Feature | Radiology Business | July 22, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Payment Models Seek Traction in Transition from Volume Efforts to reform healthcare are booming, b read more Image by rawpixel from Pixabay  Feature | April 01, 2015 | Jeff Zagoudis Critical Issues Facing Radiology As new payment models and quality measures are introduced, radiologists must prove their value to stay ahead of the curve Feature | Radiology Business | July 18, 2019 | By Stefanie Manack and Judy Zakutny Finding A Common Data Language for Radiology Approximately 30 percent of a hospital or health system’s profit comes from imaging according, to… read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Radiology value-added matrix.The landscape of the healthcare industry is poised for dramatic change in 2015 and the years ahead, and radiologists need to be ready to adapt if they’re going to thrive. This was the overarching message from the plenary session “Critical Issues Facing the Practice of Radiology in 2015 and Beyond” at RSNA 2014, presented by Bibb Allen, Jr., M.D., FACR; Geraldine McGinty, M.D., FACR; and James A. Brink, M.D., FACR, all members of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Board of Chancellors. Declining ReimbursementsThe largest issue looming on the horizon, by all accounts, is the transition from fee-for-service to a value-based payment model. Allen termed the shift a “revalidation of current inputs,” as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) works through the current procedure terminology (CPT) codes to determine what codes can be eliminated or bundled together. From radiology’s standpoint, Allen noted that many technical component codes are already being eliminated. As more and more codes are bundled or eliminated, exam volume has begun to decline and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Resetting the scales to a value-based payment system is slowly but surely leveling the playing field for reimbursements, with payments equalizing across the board. At the same time, however, this raises concerns about the growing commoditization of healthcare in general, and radiology specifically. “If all we have to offer is radiological interpretation, it doesn’t really matter who that interpretation is done by or where that person is,” Allen said. “It’s just a diagnosis at the bottom of a sheet of paper. It is a service that is fairly uniform and can be traded on a market totally based on price.” The key, he said, is adapting to healthcare reform, which centers on four ideas:•  Better health for the population•  Better care for individuals•  Lower cost through improvements•  More patient-centric focus What’s Appropriate? Rather than subject a patient to a battery of imaging exams, this more patient-centric, value-based healthcare model focuses on implementing the right treatment or service. With so many different types of imaging exams and each with a myriad of applications, the question becomes how can one be absolutely certain they’re implementing the “right” imaging solution?  To help radiologists ensure they are taking the best course of action, the ACR released its own appropriateness criteria for clinical decision support (CDS). The document contains evidence-based guidelines for radiological options in response to various conditions and scenarios, along with an appropriateness rating for each option. The appropriateness criteria are regularly updated but are still not widely used at the point of care, according to McGinty.Radiologists have a little time to get a better understanding of the appropriateness measures, but should have them down by Jan. 1, 2017, when the Clinical Decision Support for Advanced Imaging mandate takes effect. Spawned from the Protecting Access to Medicare Act, the measure will require physicians ordering advanced diagnostic imaging exams to consult a series of government-approved, evidence-based appropriate-use criteria via a CDS system. Claims for the exam will only be reimbursed if the physician can confirm they consulted the system. Value-added RadiologyEstablishing their place in the new system goes beyond just making appropriate exam choices, though. Radiologists have to become their own advocates and demonstrate quantifiable value — both within and outside of the imaging lab. Quantifying exam time is relatively easy, but what about all of the other job-related functions carried out during the day? A tool like the Radiology Value-added Matrix provides one solution. The chart consists of several columns, with header categories such as quality, service, utilization management and professional development. Underneath each column are the related tasks, which can then be broken down into the amount of time spent performing each task. Multiply that number by the average hourly rate for radiologists at your hospital, and a more accurate picture emerges of how radiologists spend their time and what exactly they contribute. See Radiology Value-added Matrix.Manage the PopulationWith an increased focus on patient-centered care and the emphasis on decreasing volume, the best way to satisfy these dual objectives is to be more mindful of population health management. This means keeping a population as healthy as possible while minimizing the need for interventions, from hospital visits to imaging exams. “It should be automated and ongoing,” said Brink. The process of population health management lays out as follows:1.  Define the population2.  Identify the care gaps within that population3.  Stratify the risks involved with care4.  Engage the patients 5.  Manage their care6.  Measure the outcomes of careRadiologists play a critical role in the second half of the process, providing data analysis and integration while facilitating improved communication through quality reporting. Executing higher quality reporting is easy to achieve, said McGinty, through a variety of informatics tools, which are one of the key focuses in the ACR’s Imaging 3.0 initiative. Making use of computer-assisted reporting tools can enhance information quality in several areas, including: •  Detection of findings•  Disease classification•  Recommendations for further actionElectronic health records (EHRs) are just one example of a powerful informatics tool that can be used to help ensure a patient is receiving the proper imaging exam. Many vendors now include safeguards within their software to adjust the workflow if an imaging exam appears to be implemented outside of its standard indications. Managing QualityAs these new measures are implemented going forward, radiologists have the opportunity to help each other improve and adapt by coordinating a strong quality management framework. The idea is to get everyone on the same page in terms of quality, safety and performance improvement efforts. McGinty put forth the concept of a radiologist value metric dashboard, much like the Radiology Value-added Matrix. Such mechanisms serve a two-fold purpose: They show the value that imaging departments add to clinical care in their own facilities, while also providing concrete data on how they differ from the competition. Above all else, being proactive in addressing these critical issues is the key for radiologists to survive and thrive in the changing landscape. News | Radiation Oncology | July 17, 2019 CMS Proposes New Alternative Payment Model for Radiation Oncology The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposal for an advanced alternative payment model (APM)… read morelast_img read more

High Tide DMC hires Lori Uebler as VP of Sales for North

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first_imgLori UeblerHigh Tide DMC hires Lori Uebler as VP of Sales for North America and CanadaHigh Tide DMC is pleased to announce the hiring of Lori Uebler as VP of Sales for USA and Canada Lori will be responsible for all sales throughout North America and Canada, building and maintaining relationships both nationally and internationally. Lori has over 16 years of experience in all facets of the hospitality industry, while focusing on the meetings and incentives over the last 6 years while she worked for AMResorts. Ms. Uebler is considered an expert in Mexico and the Caribbean meetings and incentives. In her role with High Tide DMC as VP of Sales for North America and Canada, Lori offers a world-class commitment to her clients, her goal will be to service all clients with her utmost care and attention through dedication, honesty and friendship. We are excited to have Lori join High Tide DMC; she is a polished professional who brings an extensive amount of experience and knowledge, in business development, account management and client service to the role. Lori Uebler Contact Information:Phone Number: 610.393.5017 Email: lori@hightidedmc.comWebsite:  www.hightidedmc.comAbout High Tide DMCHigh Tide DMC is a local US, owned DMC, dedicated to providing a real experience on Customer Service, we are known for our tours, transfers and our hospitality throughout Mexico. We have been bringing groups both large and small to Cancun for over 20 years. During that time we cultivated solid relationships and trust with every reputable vendor, from renting an umbrella at the beach to the decision makers at the best resorts throughout the region, we have built solid relationships that go far beyond the traditional business relationships. Over time our contacts and vendors became friends and in some cases, nearly family. From bellmen to General Managers, the term “Mi Casa Su Casa” has a unique and true meaning with High Tide DMC. Through the years, we have spent countless holidays, birthdays, weddings and other special occasions with our friends from Mexico, so when we decided to combine forces, not only was it seamless, but it was built by people with a rich and long history.Source = High Tide DMClast_img read more

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