Maturialism is, well, it seems to be me! It is a population segment that trendwatching.com describes as “experienced, less-easily shocked, outspoken consumers who appreciate brands that are a little bit more daring and outspoken” according to website MarketingCharts.com.
Archive for August, 2010
Having employees work at home for your company.
- The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act was enacted August 18, 1990 by the U.S. Congress. Ryan White was an Indiana teenager who contracted AIDS through a tainted hemophilia treatment and was expelled from school because of the disease. White became a well-known advocate for AIDS research and awareness until his death on April 8, 1990.
- The act is the United States’s largest federally funded program for people living with HIV/AIDS. The act sought funding to improve availability of care for low-income, uninsured and under-insured victims of AIDS and their families.
- Unlike Medicare or Medicaid, Ryan White programs are “payer of last resort,” which fund treatment when no other resources are available. As AIDS has spread, the funding of the program has increased. In 1991, the first year funds were appropriated, around US$220 million were spent; by the early 2000s, this number had almost increased 10-fold. The Ryan White Care Act was reauthorized in 1996, 2000 and 2006. The program provides some level of care for around 500,000 people a year and, in 2004, provided funds to 2,567 organizations. The Ryan White programs also fund local and State primary medical care providers, support services, healthcare provider training programs, and provide technical assistance to such organizations.
- Information courtesy of Wikipedi.
Acronyms are abbreviations written as the initial letter or letters of words, and pronounced based on this abbreviation. (Many acronyms below courtesy of netlingo.com)
- AFAIC – As Far As I’m Concerned
- ASAP – As Soon As Possible
- BFF – Best Friends Forever
- BHAG – Big Hairy Audacious Goal
- BRB – Be Right Back
- BTW – By The Way
- COD – Close of Day
- CLM – Career Limiting Move
- CYA – Cover Your A**
- DD – Due Diligence
- DQYDJ – Don’t Quit Your Day Job
- ETA – Estimated Time of Arrival
- FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
- FTW – For The Win!
- FUBAR – F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition (or Repair)
- FWIW – For What It’s Worth
- FYI – For Your Information
- GMTA – Great Minds Think Alike
- IMO – In My Opinion
- IMHO – In My Humble Opinion
- KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid
- LMAO – Laughing My A** Off
- LOL – Laughing Out Loud
- LOPSOD – Long On Promises, Short On Delivery
- LSS – Long Story Short
- MTFBWY – May The Force Be With You
- MYOB – Mind Your Own Business
- NRN – No Reply Necessary
- OT – Off Topic
- P&C – Private & Confidential
- PDA – Public Display of Affection OR Personal Digital Assistant
- PEBCAK – Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard
- PITA – Pain In The A**
- POV – Point of View
- QQ – Quick Question
- RFI – Request For Information
- RFP – Request For Proposal
- SME – Subject Matter Expert
- SNAFU – Situation Normal, All F***ed Up
- SSDD – Same Sh** Different Day
- SWAG – Scientific Wild A** Guess
- TBA – To Be Advised
- TBD – To Be Determined
- TMI – Too Much Information
- TWIMC – To Whom It May Concern
- TIA – Thanks In Advance
- WIIFM – What’s In It For Me
- WOMBAT – Waste Of Money, Brains And Time
- WTF – What The ****
- WTG – Way To Go
- YW – You’re Welcome
A browser is a software program used to view and interact with Web pages. Commonly used browsers are:
- IE – Internet Explorer (Microsoft)
- FF – Firefox (Mozilla) – free and open-source
- Chrome (Google) – free and open-source
- Safari (Apple)
- Opera (Opera)
The quality-adjusted life year (QALY) is a measure of disease burden, including both the quality and the quantity of life lived. It is used in assessing the value for money of a medical intervention. The QALY model requires utility independent, risk neutral, and constant proportional trade off behavior.
The QALY is based on the number of years of life that would be added by the intervention. Each year in perfect health is assigned the value of 1.0 down to a value of 0.0 for death. If the extra years would not be lived in full health, for example if the patient would lose a limb, or be blind or have to use a wheelchair, then the extra life-years are given a value between 0 and 1 to account for this.
CHIME Publishes 2 Free Guidebooks for Implementing EHRs, the HITECH Act and Getting the Stimulus Money
CHIME is the professional organization for chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders.
CHIME has produced a CIO-oriented publication providing details on how organizations should focus their efforts to implement EHR systems that will qualify for stimulus funding payments through the HITECH Act. The 80-page guidebook is available free to the public and can be downloaded here.
Also, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and CHIME have worked collaboratively to create a guidebook for CEOs on the HITECH Act and meaningful use implementation. The handbook entitled, “Health Care Leader Action Guide on Implementation of Electronic Health Records”, provides a readable, actionable, step-by-step guide designed to assist CEOs and other C-suite executives in the EHR implementation process. The 22-page guide is available free to the public and can be downloaded here.