Cloud Protection Of Patient Information

It is common for myths and speculation to surround cloud computing and healthcare as it is a fairly new combination. Many are confused regarding the technology and how it is utilized in the healthcare industry. Majority of the biased perceptions are due to misunderstandings which focus mainly on the issue of information security.

There are a lot of advantages that are offered by cloud computing that is not possible at all times with on-site solutions including a requirement for authentication before access control is granted, redundancy of the data center and its high level of availability, advanced encryption, multi-tenant segmentation, security in both software and physical system and regulatory compliance.

There are proofs that cloud services will soon be utilized by security industry and other industries.

According to the CEO of Biscom, Bill Ho, people are of the notion that when a company is investing on a certain service or a particular application then they are planning to provide higher level of experience and a dedicated expertise to their customers.

There are a lot of cloud provides that provides tools as well as integration points for their clients to make sure that their applications and data are given the highest level of protection. This is to ensure that there will be no data loss and breaches in the future. The security that the cloud provider offers is only half of the equation because the remaining half still depends on the hospital as it is their responsibility to make sure their data assets are fully secured.

But according to the product marketing manager of a software company, Krishnan Subramanian, data isolation is not the way to prevent malware and threats from occurring. The number of hospitals that are transitioning to cloud computing is slowly increasing thus the security and IT department should be well aware that the responsibility for cyber security is delineating.

There should be a joint effort between the provider of cloud computing and healthcare in order to make sure that the data stored are all secured and no undesirable breaches are to happen in the future. Each of the party is responsible for securing their part of the equation.

Digital Tens Machine And How To Use It

Digital tens machine is a type of device that uses mild electric current to ease muscle, nerve and various pains in the body. TENS or Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation machine is often used in the following applications:

  • Dysmenorrhea or period pain
  • Arthritis
  • Knee pain
  • Back pain
  • Labour pains
  • Neck pain
  • Sports injuries

The machine is used by attaching pads to the skin. It should be attached it to the affected area. When the machine is switched on, it will send direct electrical impulses to the body thereby causing a tingling sensation. The small electrical doses reduce the pain signals to the spinal column up to the brain resulting to the ease of pain and muscle relaxation. The small amount of electricity could also trigger the release of endorphins or the body’s natural painkillers.

How to Use TENS Machine

Before using the device, read the manufacturer’s manual. The device is lightweight and can be used even if you are working or in the middle of an activity. Digital tens machine can be placed in your belt, pocket and you can also hold it while in use. There is also no limit to how long you can use the machine but you should not use the device while operating a machine, driving or in the shower.  Here are additional information:

  • The device should be switched off before it is attached to your body.
  • Place the pads on the affected area for at least 2.5cm or 1 inch apart from each pad.
  • Do not use the pads in your front or side part of your neck, on your temples, eyes, mouth, varicose veins, broken or irritated skin and on your chest and upper back part simultaneously.
  • The machine should not be used on numb areas.

To use Digital tens machine, attach the pads to your skin then turn it on.  Start on a low setting then increase it as needed. Make sure that you are comfortable with the sensation. You can control the strength of electrical impulses on the dial found on the device. Switch it the device off when you are done.




Warning Issued Regarding Infected Ticks

A warning has been announced by the BCCDC or British Columbia Centre for Disease and Control regarding three ticks that have been collected in British Columbia starting June of this year. These ticks are found to be positive after testing with bacteria that is related to Lyme.

According to research conducted by BCCDC, the bacteria they have found are a close relative of the Borrelia mayonii or B. mayonii which is the latest discovery of species of bacteria that is responsible in causing Lyme disease in humans.

Up until this day, this was only confirmed to be positive in the Midwestern part of the United States. According to a statement from BCCDC, the species of bacteria that were discovered in the three ticks sample from British Columbia has a slight difference from those that were found in the United States. Furthermore, there has been no report of humans on British Columbia that have contacted Lyme disease because of the bacteria that resembles the B. mayonii.

The centre refers to the new bacteria as a rare discovery and they have already announced that further investigation is needed regarding the matter. The health risk that is presented by the newly discovered species is said to be very low at the moment.

The first tick that was used for sampling was taken from a dog back in June of this year. The dog is said to be camping in Lower Mainland along with its owner. Despite the fact that the tick was found to be positive with the new bacteria, it is physically well and no symptoms related to Lyme disease were discovered.

The second tick was taken from a child back in July of this year. The child is said to be bitten when he was in the Central Interior of British Columbia. The child remains healthy and exhibited no symptoms of the disease.

The third tick was removed from a dog located in the Lower Mainland back in September of this year. No symptoms of the disease were also found on the dog.

If you have problems with ticks, it is important to have it tested in the nearest centre and after which, call your local Ticks Control in Sydney.


Fake Reviews To Ensure A Top Spot In Google Search Results

According to experts fake online reviews are very prevalent among labor-intensive services wherein the customer is not required to visit the company’s offices instead professional technicians or service providers go to the home of the customer. These services include plumbers, locksmiths, carpet cleaners, garage door repairs, etc. that responds to an urgent call. As it happens, the problem is also widespread in drug rehabilitation centers.

George Steely used to work for an SEO company that helped in developing and spreading fake online reviews. Recently, Steely has been tracking a network that includes hundreds of phony listings and reviews that lead unknowing customers to less than half a dozen drug rehabilitation centers. When Steely started researching rehabilitation centers in Seattle upon the request of a family friend who was struggling with drugs and substance issue, he learned that the drug rehabilitation industry is overrun by SEO firms.

A simple search in Google for “drug rehab Seattle” will reveal multiple local search results that look quite promising. On the top three results, there is a business calling itself “Drug Rehab Seattle” that includes a toll-free phone number but without a physical address. A click on the site shows that it is a legitimate drug rehab center. When Steely called the toll-free number in the Drug Rehab Seattle little, he was immediately transferred to a hotline that took down his number, name and insurance information with a promise of a call back.

When you search for something through Google, it will often add local business results on top of organic search results that include reviews associated with Google Maps. Consumers may not read the reviews but it heavily influences the page rankings. The more reviews for a business, the higher will be the search engine rankings. The number one spot gains higher chances to generate leads and conversions.

Passages Malibu believes that counseling is an important component of drug rehabilitation because it unearths the buried emotional trauma that is the reason behind the addiction. Counseling formats vary from highly individualized counseling to generalized group therapy. It can also include straightforward awareness education, practical approaches and trauma therapy.

Experts Reveal The Truth Of Laser Eye Surgery

Throughout the Internet, you will find many websites like that promote laser eye surgery. But you will also find numerous articles that highlight laser eye surgery in a negative way. But the truth is, although contact lenses are considered a safe and viable option, you are more likely to develop long-term eye problems by using them. First of all, extensive use of contact lenses can irritate the eyes and one of its biggest risks is the development of serious eye infections. When it comes to the correction of eyesight, it can definitely be said that laser eye surgery is the way to go.

The advances in surgical technology have allowed laser eye surgery to become the best option for people who are suffering from poor eyesight. It provides lasting effects and the best results. But even with such benefits, there are still misconceptions about laser eye surgery that most people believe.

1. When optometrists say that your eyes are not suitable for laser eye surgery, it is best to consult another group of doctors that actually specialize in eye surgery. Remember that optometrists specialize in prescribing glasses and contact lenses but they do not actually specialize in eye surgery.

2. When surgery is recommended, money may somewhat be involved but the decision for that may always vary. Remember that when doctors always want the best for their patients so that they could also get recommendations. But if the best option for their patients is prescription glasses, then good doctors will not hesitate to recommend it.

3. It is not physically possible for laser treatment to wear off. If the vision deteriorates even when a person has undergone laser treatment, then this would most likely be because of a body’s aging process.

4. Laser treatment has been believed to have been performed by unqualified doctors but you should know that to be qualified to do so, one must be registered to a professional body or organization like the GMC that ensures that doctors are always qualified to perform medical tasks.

5. Laser treatment does not hurt and risks are often very rare.

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