I’ve dropped 11.8 pounds since I started this new diet on January 26th, exactly 2 weeks ago. On January 30th, weighing in a 214.5 and still overcoming a case of influenza, I checked into the UMass Memorial health center to have some blood drawn for a checkup following some chest pain I had experienced about six months ago. I’m pretty sure that the chest pain was muscular in origin (not cardiovascular) but since I was obese (according to the BMI charts) my doctor wasn’t taking any chances. An electrocardiogram treadmill test showed that my heart was in very good shape…but at my current age of 52; my doctor wasn’t taking any chances. Today I’ll reveal some PHI and talk about one of the reasons I’ve decided to lose some weight and get healthier.
by St Albans District News
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Tags: Better Information Means Better Care, NHS, ATOS
We ask probing questions below to help inform & encourage public debate on this important issue In March (spring 2014) GP's have been ordered by Government (legislation) to transfer all medical records to an external database - Better information means better care - it is titled Your date of birth, full postcode, NHS Number & gender rather than your name will be used to link your records in a secure system, managed by the HSCIC. HSCIC = Health & Social Care Information Centre The HSCIC was committed under the Health & Social Care Act 2012 to do this This makes intuitive sense as it should improve health care services in the long run - the principle is great! Leaflets were promised to be distributed to all of England’s 26.5 million households from 6 January 2014 - not one leaflet has been delivered yet - why? We have a number of concerns that haven't been debated publicly that surely should be - before the data is transferred over potentially compromising us all Do you know about this? Why is Govt seemingly hiding this action? Do you want to opt out? Should the data be going to a private company or stay within the NHS? Why is Govt railroading this through without consulting us first? Why are doctors (GP Surgeries) not informing us about this & how we can opt out if we choose? Are GP surgeries too lazy or colluding with Govt? Or not data savvy? Ask your doctor why you haven't been informed yet ATOS are the external data contractor - the company that have stopped incapacity & disability benefits for millions of people - causing 100's of suicides & plunging millions into deeper poverty - with non medically trained staff to assess medical conditions...... Can this company be trusted with our data? Is this privatisation of the NHS through the back door? THE NHS Constitution says the NHS is owned by us - if this is the case why can't we keep ownership of our records - oor own data? For such a large change in how our records are kept shouldn't we be informed of this change effectively & be allowed to debate this in public before changes happen? This change could be illegal without our consent - rather than simply allowing us to opt out....... Are you happy that central Govt are dictating what happens to us in our lives? & seemingly hiding their actions as there has been no leaflet distribution or GP surgery contact? Does this suggest underhand actions or just incompetence? Either way where is the public debate? This whole exercise may be in breach of EU data protection regulations anyway! In an age of interconnectedness why are such draconian Dickensian actions taking place? See the bottom of this information on what it means to object How to opt out - contact your GP Surgery - they are legally obliged to make it easy for you to opt out Public information film - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Pkb65rwZVI#t=7 Daily Telegrapgh article - http://bit.ly/DailyTelegraphArticle Guardian Article - http://bit.ly/GuardianArticleMedicalRecordsForSale NHS England response to Guardian http://bit.ly/NHSEnglandResponseToGuardian NHS confirms leaflet distribution - http://bit.ly/BetterInfoNHSContactsHomes Read leaflet Better Information Means Better Care http://bit.ly/NHSBetterInfoMeansBetterCare Health & Social Care Act 2012 http://bit.ly/HealthAndSocialCareAct2012 Guide - http://bit.ly/Guide-to-confidentiality-in-health-and-social-care Privacy Impact Assesment - http://bit.ly/Privacy-Impact-Assessment NHS England website - http://bit.ly/YourNHSRecords GP Practice guidance from NHS England http://bit.ly/GuidanceGPPracticesCareData ATOS win contract & announce in 2011 http://bit.ly/ATOSAnnounceContractWin2011 What Can I Object To? There are two types of information sharing you can object to: You can object to information containing data that identifies you from leaving your GP practice. This type of objection will prevent the identifiable information held in your GP record from being sent to the Health and Social Care Information Centre’s secure environment. It will also prevent researchers who have gained legal approval (see question 22 in the full list of Patient FAQs) from receiving your health information. Information from other places where you receive care, such as hospitals and community services is collected nationally by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. The Health and Social Care Information Centre only releases this information in identifiable form where there is legal approval for doing so such as for medical research (see question 22 in the full list of Patient FAQs). This legal approval is only granted where it is: in the interests of patients or the wider public to do so; and impractical to obtain each individual patient’s consent; and not possible to use anonymised data. If you object, this type of information will not leave the Health and Social Care Information Centre to researchers with approval. The only exceptions are very rare circumstances such as a civil emergency or a public health emergency.
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Hello Everyone! Welcome to ADE 500: Introduction to Adult Education. I’m Andrea Nikischer, your instructor for this course, and I am super excited to have the opportunity to work with you all this semester. If you haven’t done so yet please take a careful look at all the documents on the Blackboard website for the course. You should read everything that is available in the Course Information folder, as well as all of the assignments and documents in the Week #1 folder. There are several assignments due this week. The first one is to introduce yourself to your fellow classmates. We do have a discussion board available in the Week #1 for you to make your introductions. Please make sure to read all the introductions of your peers and send a nice note to say hello. In addition, you have a Personal Journal entry due on Saturday, which is really a reflection of what you hope to get out of this course. You also have a computer data back-up plan due. I just want to make sure that you thought through how you’re going to save your work and what you’re going to do if you have any computer or internet problems throughout the semester. Lastly, you have a Syllabus Review Quiz due. I want to make sure you careful study the syllabus for the course and that you understand what is expected of you throughout the semester. On our Blackboard course site is an “Ask the Instructor” discussion board. Please post any questions that you have on that board. I promise I will get back to you within 24hours, but in most cases I get back to you within an hour or two. There are no bad questions, so please feel free to use that discussion board throughout the semester. You can also email me private questions directly using the “send mail” function on our Blackboard course site. I am very excited to get into the content of the course, which will begin next week. Please be sure to review the Assignment Calendar and the Reading Calendar. You do have a reading assignment due for next week and next week we will be starting our formal discussion board about the material we read for class. This Friday at 8am the discussion board for next week will open up on the Week #2 discussion board. You can review the question and work on your first post response over the weekend or on Friday or on Monday. You can post at any time between Friday 8am and Monday 2pm. Monday at 2pm our follow up discussion begins. I will post additional follow up questions and instructions and that discussion will be open from 2pm Monday until 10pm Wednesday. Please plan to log-on to that discussion board several times throughout the open discussion period. I hope you all are having a wonderful first week! I will continue to post announcements throughout the week and I will be available to ask answer questions at any time via “Ask the Instructor” discussion board or through my email. I also have office hours every week on Tuesday 8am-9am and Wednesday 8am-12pm. You can call me during this time or stop in for a visit, and if those times are not good for you can also email me and I will be happy to arrange an alternative time to meet. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you need help anything in the course throughout the semester. I am really looking forward to working with you all I hope you have a great rest of the first week of classes and a wonderful weekend. This is our first I-padio recording. Please look for one every week through the semester. Thanks and take care!
by The Janitor's Jams!
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Tags: Mike The Janitor, The Janitor's Jams, Music
Mike The Janitor pumps out some of his favorites tunes from the past week. Showcased here you'll hear: 3OH!3 (with Katy Perry), Martin Solveig (featuring Madeon), Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Damone, The Weepies, The Civil Wars, Zapp & Roger, DJ Marc Johnce (featuring Katy Perry & AC/DC), The Breeders, David Bowie, P.M. Dawn, Kris Kross, Midnight Oil and Led Zeppelin.
In todays Podcast I would like to offer a perspective on “Rightsizing” State Government through Auditing. Those who founded this state knew early on that an unchecked bureaucracy could give rise to practices that were less than efficient and in some cases wasteful, abusive, or even outright illegal. To address this concern, our state's constitution provides...
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We all want Boeing to come to Missouri but it is important that we carefully deliberate the details of the bill and not respond on emotion or impulse. People hear the word "jobs" and immediately attach orthemselves to a "jobs bill" but in many cases they never define their terms let alone read the bill and crunch the numbers. Do we still approve a "jobs bill" even if it shifts a tremendous tax burden on to the rest of the state causing small business and families to somehow make up for it? ........