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Basic Information on the Newest E-Health System

Basic Information on the Newest E-Health System

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The E-Health scheme went live in July this last year. Since then, we’ve learned its strengths as well as becoming poignantly aware of some of its foibles. As recently as two weeks ago, the eHealth network was down for nine hours during what the software companies are trying to pass of as “routine testing.” The installation of the system was meant to streamline the legal side of medical processes, but to date, it has been a tangle of IT systems and failed launches. Despite difficulties with the launch, the entire month of July was met with enthusiasm for the new system as 4,000 people signed up for eHealth services.

The system was originally bid to IBM for launch, but on June 26,2012, a mere number of days before expected launch, the Australian government terminated their contract with IBM and pieced together an interim solution. The last-moment change of plans has caused a great deal of upheaval in the daily processes of Australia’s medical community. Reporters tell stories of spokespeople for the new system seeming a bit on the defence while nearly 20,000 Australians are taken along for the ride in this unpredictable comedy of errors. The disparity in numbers shows up in an interview conducted by The Australian with a spokeswoman for the personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) system. The woman divulged that the system is being accessed approximately 306 times per day. In light of the nearly 20,000 participants, 306 accesses per day seems frightfully minimal.

The promises of the system offer greater flexibility and personal control over individual medical records and decisions. From allowing people the freedom to compare health insuranceonline, and take control of their own medical records to the instant-gratification of being able to share medical records from a central electronic hub, the system’s promises sound almost too good to be true. The removal of a middle man leaves patients at the centre of their own medical history. Privacy protection is paramount as the system offers customers information about who, aside from themselves, has accessed their data, as well.

Regardless of the promises, some results have managed to trickle through the hoopla of such a vast undertaking and its complications. In a large study, findings published last week showed patients with an eHealth account were increasing the frequency of visits to doctors and hospitals. The data provides compelling evidence that the touch-of-a-button advances to medicine might increase the need for medical attention throughout Australia. If patients with an eHealth account are make more appointments on a regular basis, their health ought to improve, but so will government spending on resources such as Medicaid, not to mention the overall added drain on the medical community as a whole.

From GPs to hospitals and patients, the eHealth system promises change and adaptation will be necessary for the wave of the future, as will patience until the quirks get worked out of the system. It has already provided numerous points of data for researchers, thus proving its worth even in its very early stages. People are lining up to utilise the system as well as finding themselves in line to complain about it. With A$1 billion already invested into the system, there is no turning back, though speculators cannot determine when the PCEHR will be fully functional and live for use at all times. Doctors are adjusting their practice to incorporate new procedures for keeping information live, current and fresh. It just seems that right now is still too early to tell when the system will be fully operational and ready for full time use.

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An Overview of the Chrysler GPS Navigation System with Garmin Maps

An Overview of the Chrysler GPS Navigation System with Garmin Maps

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Garmin is well known as being the number one in the automotive GPS business for their in-car navigation devices including the Garmin Nuvi and Zumo.  Their GPS products are always very easy to use and designed well, but they cannot be fully integrated into the dashboard of a vehicle.  They also don’t let you control other tech aspects inside the car such as the music entertainment systems or the air con.  However, for drivers of Chrysler vehicles that’s a little bit different.

Garmin and Chrysler have a business partnership where Garmin GPS devices are built-in to the car’s dash – what this means is that Chrysler drivers can fully control their GPS from buttons on the steering wheel, and also control other aspects within the car.  The entire Chrysler Navigation System is one integrated unit that comes complete with Garmin technology and mapping software.

Have Full Control over In-Car Entertainment Functions

This means that the driver can not only get from A to B efficiently using the navigation system, but can also listen to the radio, play CDs and MP3s, and also control other accessories inside the car – for instance electric seats and air conditioning.  Of course, the most important aspects to the system is the navigational capability.  Below is a list of the features you can expect to find should you be in the market for a Chrysler car and opt to include the GPS navigation system.

Features of the Chrysler Navigation System

  • Very simple to navigate due to the large touch screen display
  • The screen display is also anti-glare so is visible in strong sunlight
  • Shows traffic lanes so you can make sure you don’t have to make late decisions
  • Comes with 3D mapping of buildings to help you better understand your surroundings
  • Shows speed limits as well as the current speed of your Chrysler car
  • Comes with millions of points of interest files like hotels and restaurants

Will Need Regular Garmin Map Updates

It’s a superb GPS navigation device and Chrysler is leading the way with Garmin when it comes to in-car fully integrated navigation.   The Chrysler navigation system is just like any other GPS on the market though because drivers will still be required to regularly update the maps on the system.  This is achieved by purchasing a Chrysler Navigation DVD from Navteq, who are the mapping provider to all Garmin GPS units.

Conclusion on the Chrysler Navigation System

Overall, the Chrysler Navigation System is one of the most impressive devices currently available from any car manufacturer on the planet.  With the partnership with Garmin, you get the peace of mind that you have the most accurate and reliable GPS technology available – after all, Garmin are the world leader when it comes to GPS in-car navigation.  If you are thinking about purchasing a new Chrysler this year, then pay the extra and opt to have the navigation system as an optional addition.

About the Author: Thanks to the team at GPS Bites for providing this insight into the Chrysler Navigation System.  If you visit their website you can get more information on how to update the maps on all different brands of GPS navigation device.

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Winds On Jupiter

Winds On Jupiter

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Planetary scientists detected that an anticyclone on Jupiter called the Little Red Spot produces winds up to 384 miles per hour, far exceeding the 156 mph mark that would make it a category five storm on Earth. Scientists measured wind speeds and directions by tracking the motion of cloud features from two image mosaics from a telescopic Long Range Reconnaissance Imager, taken 30 minutes apart. They combined the LORRI maps with visible-color images from Hubble, and mid-infrared images from the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope allowing scientists to “see” thermal structure and dynamics beneath the visible cloud layers.

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Jupiter’s Great Spot isn’t as great as it used to be. It’s actually been steadily shrinking for decades. Now, its younger, smaller sibling, the Little Red Spot, may be taking over the spotlight.The planet Jupiter looms out in space. Its famous feature, the Great Red Spot — a massive, swirling storm — can be seen from your backyard. “If you look at Jupiter through a telescope, it is the red spot you can see,” said Andrew Cheng,  a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Now, a newer, younger storm called the Little Red Spot is growing despite its name and proving to be fierce competition for the top spot on Jupiter.

“Jupiter’s red spot is a not  so little,  giant storm,” Dr. Cheng said. “It’s like a hurricane except that its winds blow in the opposite direction”.

The counter-clockwise winds make the storm an anticyclone, and for the first time, planetary scientists have recorded wind speeds of up to 385 mph, the highest ever detected on a planet. That’s 185 mph faster than any category 5 hurricane on earth. “It’s much bigger than any hurricanes that are found on earth”,  Dr. Cheng said. “It’s bigger than earth itself”. The Little Red Spot started out white and recently turned red. Researchers believe increased wind speeds stirred up material that was exposed to ultraviolet radiation, causing a chemical change to make it look red. “Many features in Jupiter’s atmosphere change color from time to time”, Dr. Cheng said. “Now, it looks very much like the Great Red Spot. It’s just a smaller version of it”.

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By keeping an eye on all of Jupiter’s spots, scientists hope to get a better understanding of weather on other planet, too.

ABOUT THE LITTLE RED SPOT: The Little Red Spot on Jupiter is an anti-cyclonic storm formed by the merger of three separate storms observed since the 1930s. In 1998 two of the storms came together and were joined in 2000 by a third to form a storm roughly the size of the planet Earth. Using data from recent telescope and spacecraft observations, scientists determined that the storm has some of the highest wind speeds ever detected on any planet. In 2005 it started turning red for unknown reasons, and now it looks similar to its larger, more famous neighbor, the Great Red Spot. The peak wind speed for the Little Red Spot is in excess of 384 miles per hour.

WHAT IS AN ANTI-CYCLONE? Unlike hurricanes, which rotate around a center of low pressure, anti-cyclones rotate around centers of high pressure. On earth that means that air at lower elevations is forced away from the center, creating an opening that pulls cold air down from above. That leads to low humidity and few clouds. On Earth, anticyclones are often predictors of fair weather, though special conditions can create anti-cyclonic tornadoes. There are examples of anti-cyclonic storms on other planets, such as Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune.



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