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How U.S. Health Providers Are Expanding Their Ebola Precautions

Source: www.theblaze.com – Monday, October 06, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Public hospitals in New York City are concerned enough about Ebola that they’ve secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into emergency rooms to test how good the triage staff is at identifying and isolating possible cases. A small hospital in the Ohio countryside has hung up signs, imploring patients to let nurses know if they have traveled recently to West Africa. FILE – This Oct. 3, 3014, file photo, shows an isolation room that could be used to quarantine an Ebola patient at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn. The hospital has put together an action plan and staff will be going through training to deal with the possibility of an Ebola virus infected patient. (AP Photo/Chattanooga Times Free Press, Doug Strickland, File) And one of the nation’s largest ambulance companies has written step-by-step instructions on how to wrap the interior of a rig with plastic sheeting while transporting a patient. Ebola has yet to infect a single person on U.S. soil — the one confirmed case here involves a man who contracted the virus overseas. But health care providers are worried enough that they are taking a variety of precautions. — Read more stories from TheBlaze Woman Interrupts Restaurant Patrons With Tears and Screams, ‘This Isn’t Food, It’s Violence!’ — Wait Until You See Why Here’s the Picture Involving Two Children That Atheists Are Demanding Officials Remove From a School — and the District’s Bold Response

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By the way: U.S. troops have landed in West Africa to fight Ebola

Source: hotair.com – Monday, September 29, 2014
Outbreak. What are they doing? Building tent hospitals in swamps, for one, after arriving at Liberia’s ghost town airport. The American military effort against history’s deadliest Ebola outbreak is taking shape in West Africa, but concerns are mounting that the pace isn’t fast enough to check a virus that is spreading at a terrifying clip. On […] Read this post »

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U.S. Airstrikes In Syria Have Begun

Source: crooksandliars.com – Monday, September 22, 2014
U.S. military and coalition partners have begun airstrikes on Syria. ABC News : American airstrikes against ISIS targets are under way in Syria, according to a Pentagon official. "I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL [ISIS] terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles," Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said. "Given that these operations are ongoing, we are not in a position to provide additional details at this time. The decision to conduct theses strikes was made earlier today by the U.S. Central Command commander under authorization granted him by the commander in chief. We will provide more details later as operationally appropriate." Twitter actually had an earlier heads-up on this: Breaking: Huge explosions shook the city in what might be the beginning of US airstrikes on ISIS HQs in Raqqa — Abdulkader Hariri (@3bdUlkaed6r) September 23, 2014 No small irony: The warship supporting the U.S. airstrikes is the USS George H. W. Bush

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U.S. strikes continue against Islamic State in Iraq

Source: www.miamiherald.com – Sunday, August 10, 2014
More American air strikes pounded Islamic State positions in Northern Iraq on Sunday while lawmakers in Baghdad struggled to choose a prime minister to lead them in forming a new government.

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Tonight on The Independents : UPDATED : Glenn Greenwald on his NSA Scoop, Bloodshed in the Middle East, Pot Shortage in Washington , China vs. the U.S., Crosswalk Entrapment, Serial-Killer Real Estate and Spanking Bans

Source: reason.com – Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Wasn't is just Monday when we were talking about the latest NSA/Snowden blockbuster set of revelations on The Independents ? Why yes it was, with former Reasoner Julian Sanchez, now at Cato: Well, the whistleblower's archive keeps yielding damning new data; this time around in Glenn Greenwald's latest scoop about the spy agency targeting the private communications of more than 200 Americans, including seemingly patriotic Republican politicos from the Bush administration. On to discuss the revelations on tonight's show is Glenn Greenwald himself*, and also Party Panelists Julie Borowski (beloved Internet libertarian) and Jedediah Bila (Fox News contributor). The duo is also slated to discuss the Democrats' proposed post- Hobby Lobby contraceptive mandate , another proposed national ban on spanking , and the legal/moral responsibility of telling your tenant that her house and furniture were used by a serial killer . KABC radio host (and multiple-theater combat veteran) Bryan Suits will analyze the latest Mideast bloodshed; Fox Business Network reporter Jo Ling Kent will discuss China's professed belief that it can defeat the U.S. military in battle , Kmele Foster will detail (and provide personal testimony about) crosswalk entrapment , and there will also be a discussion about the already-troubled rollout of the poorly designed legal weed regime in Washington state . Follow The Independents on Facebook at facebook.com/IndependentsFB

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RISARC CEO Richard Stephenson predicts rapid improvements in collaboration and healthcare as U.S. providers and payers adopt advanced IT systems under Obamacare.

Burbank, California (PRWEB) April 30, 2014

Richard Stephenson, Founder and CEO of RISARC, a leading national high-technology and revenue recovery consulting firm to the health care industry, predicts that the advanced IT improvements mandated by federal health care laws will dramatically improve collaboration between payers and providers.

Seamless connectivity

Said Stephenson: “The dream has always been for seamless connectivity between those who deliver healthcare services and those systems and plans that pay providers and payers alike.” Stephenson noted that federal legislative and regulatory incentives now make the adoption of electronic health records (EHR) accessible for virtually all healthcare stakeholders participating in federally-subsidized insurance plans – and that the fluid integration of these systems is “advancing at encouraging rates.”

Better rates, better access

Said Stephenson: “The promise of EHR is ultimately to reduce the cost of healthcare and give patients better rates while also giving them easier access to quality and value. Projects and field reports from those in the healthcare industry, which include some of the largest and most innovative providers and payers in the country, confirm that this goal is achievable. The enrollment success of Obamacare which included a healthy segment of 30 and under individuals, known as the ‘invincible Millennial’ generation will be helpful in that transition.”

Stephenson reports that the transformation of physician attitudes has been remarkable. Said Stephenson: “Doctors in America are moving to systems that seamlessly link them with providers and payers and offer more uniformity in electronically recording and reporting patient activity. The result is they are able to reduce costly administrative and staffing burdens.”

Meaningful analysis

According to Stephenson, uniform reporting also means that meaningful treatment analysis can be instantly made across hundreds, even thousands of cases, whether the results are kept in a HIPAA-protected external “cloud” or inside the centralized computers that record outcomes and costs.

Said Stephenson: “Reliable analytics that truly understand how the health of the community as a whole can be improved – and where the costs for protecting community health can be reduced are essential. Through improved payer/ provider engagement and optimized communications the goal for achieving better patient care and population management is within reach.”


RISARC is a leading national high-technology and revenue recovery consulting firm to the health care industry. RISARC, founded in 1990, has recovered over $ 1 billion for its clients. The company offers the RMSe-bubble™ for secure electronic document exchange and the signature RISARC 360° single-source solution that combines health care revenue cycle expertise with innovative cloud-based, cost-saving technology to help clients optimize existing resources, meet business objectives and reach financial goals. RISARC is a pioneer in health care technology solutions and is a certified Health Information Handler for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, esMD project. The RMSe-bubble provides the industry’s best secure, HIPAA-compliant environment for electronic record and document exchange and has been endorsed and accepted by providers, commercial insurance carriers and government agencies across the United States.

Please visit us at http://www.risarc.com for additional information.

U.S., Ukraine warn that Russia may be poised to broaden land conquest

Source: www.denverpost.com – Sunday, March 23, 2014
U.S. and Ukrainian officials on Sunday warned that Russia might be poised to expand its territorial conquest into eastern Ukraine and beyond, with a senior NATO official saying that Moscow might even order its troops to cross Ukraine to reach Moldova.

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