Archive for March, 2014

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Aging Population + ObamaCare = HealthCare Staffing Emergency

Aging Population + ObamaCare = HealthCare Staffing Emergency

Healthcare Staff Shortages? Here’s what hospital and healthcare system managers think is happening Healthcare workforce researchers and analysts have been arguing for the past couple of years over whether a dire physician shortage will materialize as predicted. Similarly, some are expecting a severe nursing shortage, but others insist the shortage may not turn out to […]

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Health Insurance doesn’t equal access to Health Care – U.S. Physician Shortage

Health Insurance doesn’t equal access to Health Care – U.S. Physician Shortage

Physician Shortage Is Estimated to Be Over 130,000 By 2015 AAPI To Advocate For More Residency Slots During Legislative Day on Capitol Hill With the beginning of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance coverage is expected to expand to an additional 34 million people in the United States. The Association of […]

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Underutilized Government Land and Buildings

Underutilized Government Land and Buildings

Why the federal government wastes large amounts of property it often doesn’t even know it owns NPR has an interesting story on how the federal government owns large amounts of unused property. Often, government agencies don’t even realize they own the land in question: Government estimates suggest there may be 77,000 empty or underutilized buildings […]

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Connecting Linked In To Your Blog - Pros & Cons

Connecting Linked In To Your Blog – Pros & Cons

Should You Connect Your Blog to Your LinkedIn Profile? Many WordPress.com bloggers are already enjoying the benefits of connecting their sites to their social networks via Publicize. Sharing your posts on Facebook and Twitter might be a no-brainer — clearly, all your friends and followers want to read your latest piece of staggering wit. But what about […]

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Google Algorithm Changes and Life Cycles

Google Algorithm Changes and Life Cycles

A Visual History of Google Algorithm Changes [Infographic] In the beginning, Google’s search engine really wasn’t all that good. This was back in the late 90s/early 00s, when search engines were little more than keyword-matching and link-counting machines. Ranking high in search results could be accomplished by essentially using a simple, two-step procedure: Step 1: Stuff […]

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U.S. Surveillance – Insider Threat Planning – Automated Continuous Evaluation System (ACES)

U.S. Surveillance – Insider Threat Plannings – Automated Continuous Evaluation System (ACES)

U.S. intelligence officials to monitor federal employees with security clearances U.S. intelligence officials are planning a sweeping system of electronic monitoring that would tap into government, financial and other databases to scan the behavior of many of the 5 million federal employees with secret clearances, current and former officials told The Associated Press. The system […]

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Liberal vs. Conservative – Freedom vs. Equality – interesting Graphic Representation of Left vs. Right thinking

Liberal vs. Conservative – Freedom vs. Equality – interesting Graphic Representation of Left vs. Right thinking

Left vs Right NEW: Limited edition signed prints of this image now available the Left vs Right political spectrum. A collaboration between David McCandless and information artist Stefanie Posavec, taken from my book The Visual Miscellaneum (out Nov 10th).   Of course, the political spectrum is not quite so polarised. Actually, it’s more of a […]

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2013 Privacy and Transparency Report - Electronic Frontier Foundation

2013 Privacy and Transparency Report – Electronic Frontier Foundation

Graphic: Which Internet Biggies Are Even Slightly Concerned About Your Privacy? When it comes to online privacy, many consumers assume that their service provider, or the websites they are browsing, have the users’ best interest in mind and that these companies won’t simply hand over your information to authorities. These people are mistaken, as are those […]

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Risks and Threats to Patient Information / EMR

Risks and Threats to Patient Information / EMR

Criminal Attacks on Healthcare Organizations Increase 100 Percent As millions of new patients enter the U.S. healthcare system under the Affordable Care Act, patient records have become a smorgasbord for criminals. The Fourth Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security by Ponemon Institute, sponsored by ID Experts®, reveals new security and privacy threats […]

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Employer / Employee - Legal Implications of Social Media Use

Employer / Employee – Legal Implications of Social Media Use

When the Workplace and Private Lives Collide: The Risks Associated with Using Social Media to Make Employment Decisions Social media is playing an increasingly important role in how businesses operate as companies seek to leverage its broad reach and influence to increase brand awareness, to better understand market perception and to market their products or […]

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List of Retailers with most Store Closures – and Reasons Why

List of Retailers with most Store Closures – and Reasons Why

9 retailers closing the most stores Brick-and-mortar retailers have been suffering from slow economic activity for years, as well as from increased competition from online retailers. The rise in store closings is a prominent sign of their struggles. Weakened companies cannot afford the real estate and personnel costs that go along with supporting hundreds of […]

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Water Quality – Search Water Management and Conservation Resources / Library

Water Quality – Search Water Management and Conservation Resources / Library

Resource Library Welcome to River Network’s Resource Library; a growing compilation of manuals, publications, web pages, articles, videos, presentations and more available to you. You can browse through our resources by scrolling through our list of categories, or use the search filter to type in a specific keyword. If you have a resource to share, […]

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The Power of Speed – Consumer Expectations and the Impact of Delay

The Power of Speed – Consumer Expectations and the Impact of Delay

Instant America Infographic In the world of high speed browsing, no one waits for answers. But a desire for speedy information has made Americans impatient for just about everything.

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WSJ Risk & Compliance Journal – follow for corruption updates

WSJ Risk & Compliance Journal – follow for corruption updates

Corruption Currents: From Citi Subpoena to Destroying Wiretap Recordings Bribery: Rebekah Brooks, a former News CorpNWSA -2.02%. executive, testified that she paid a public official for a story about former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein planning to attack the U.K. with anthrax. She said she drove her news team “crazy” when deciding whether to pay for stories […]

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HIPAA gives right to medical results directly from labs

HIPAA gives right to medical results directly from labs

HHS Rules Labs Must Give Patients Results New ruling means patients can obtain results directly from labs The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final rule that gives patients the right to obtain their medical test results directly from labs. This final rule was issued jointly by the CMS, CDC, and OCR. […]

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Special Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act (SIGMA)

Special Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act (SIGMA)

IT’S TIME FOR AN OBAMACARE WATCHDOG Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) introduced H.R. 4158, legislation that would create a Special Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act (SIGMA). “From the time the bill was being drafted in secret in then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office to the healthcare law’s current implementation, the public has been largely kept […]

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An excellent and long list of methods to build back links

An excellent and long list of methods to build back links

Link Building Tactics – The Complete List This is the most complete list of link building tactics on the Web, period. I created it because the best tactics are never found in one place, and the most complete lists are completely outdated. One thing to keep in mind while reading: I did my best to […]

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Auto Insurance – State by State Rate Comparison and Reasons

Auto Insurance – State by State Rate Comparison and Reasons

Car insurance rates by state, 2014 edition Michigan is No. 1, but no one there will be happy about it. The Great Lakes State has the highest average car insurance rates in the nation, according to Insure.com’s 2014 study of auto insurance premiums. West Virginia is No. 2, followed by Georgia at No. 3. Michigan […]

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Social Network Usage and Gender Statistics

Social Network Usage and Gender Statistics

Women Dominate Every Social Media Network — Except One (Infographic) A greater percentage of adult U.S. women use Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter than their male counterparts. The one social network that boasts more men is the professional-networking site LinkedIn. That’s according to data compiled in the infographic below by Alex Hillsberg at the […]

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2015 Fed Budget – Summary by Agency

2015 Fed Budget – Summary by Agency

Summary of President Obama’s $3.9 trillion budget for 2015 Here is an agency-by-agency summary of President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal 2015, beginning next Oct. 1. The top-line figures do not include spending on automatic benefit and subsidy programs that together account for 70 percent of government spending. Figures for many of those programs […]

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IRS – 61% call answer rate, 17.6 minute hold time

IRS – 61% call answer rate, 17.6 minute hold time

National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress; Focuses on Taxpayer Bill of Rights and IRS Funding National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her 2013 annual report to Congress, urging the Internal Revenue Service to adopt a comprehensive Taxpayer Bill of Rights – a step she said would increase trust in the agency […]