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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Guarding Hearts Alliance Protecting the quality in cardiac care

The Guarding Hearts Alliance is a group of more than 23000 cardiologists dedicated to preserve and protect the highest quality cardiac care available in America. This group strongly favors Medicare regulations and health care reform initiatives that put patient first in preserving access to quality cardiac care.

Cardiovascular disease takes lives of more American compared to cancer, accidents and diabetes combines. It is considered as Number One Killer in America, claiming 2,400 lives each day. “That number will continue to climb if currently proposed Medicare regulations or certain provisions within health care reform legislation are implemented,” said Warren Levy, M.D.,F.A.C.C., a Virginia-based cardiologist and a spokesperson for the alliance. “We are launching the Guarding Hearts Alliance to make sure that America’s heart patients are heard in Washington. We support the intention of recently proposed Medicare regulations, but we cannot stand by as proposals are adopted that will hurt patients and their access to the highest quality cardiac care possible. Our focus is on our patients and protecting the progress we’ve made in fighting heart disease.”

The group’s mission is to educate lawmakers and others about how proposed Medicare’s regulations and health care reforms. Administered through the Cardiology Advocacy Alliance, this group is vitally concerned about potential changes that could inadvertently endanger patient lives. Issues such as imaging equipment utilization rates and reimbursement fee schedules might sound like they would generate simple shifts in business practices, but they represent a real threat – restricting access to lifesaving technology that serves the range of rural Medicare recipients to privately insured urban residents alike.

Guarding Hearts Alliance wants Medicare Officials and Congress to consider following measures under this reform:

Support strong credentialing and accreditation programs to make certain that diagnostic equipment is used properly and cost-effectively.
Encourage the use of criteria to help physicians determine which tests are appropriate based on a patient’s symptoms and medical history.
Provide for disclosure of physician ownership in hospitals and imaging equipment to promote transparency.
Ensure patient safety through the creation of emergency care provisions and protocols at physician-owned facilities.
Guarding Hearts Alliance support Medicare Regulations and health care legislation that put the patient first i.e. making sure cardiac patients have access to the tests their doctors use to diagnose and treat their heart disease.

Source: http://www.GuardingHeartsAlliance.org

emPower pledges its support to Guarding Hearts Alliance in an effort to protect access to Quality Cardiac Care for all Americans

Friday, September 25, 2009

Features and variations in Dragon Naturally Speaking Standard Vs. Legal, Medical & Professional versions.

Howdy!
I have been asked by a lot of my readers about Dragon Naturally Speaking versions and their differences.
Here is a chart that would give you an idea about some basic differences in the Standard Version and Legal, Medical and Professionals Version.
This would help you select a best version that suits your need. J.G.
Features StandardMedical, Legal & Professional
  • Voice Shortcuts for
Email and Calendar
NoYes
  • Voice Shortcuts for
Web Search
NoYes
  • Voice Shortcuts for Desktop Search
NoYes
  • Improved Natural Commands for Microsoft® Office 2007
NoYes
  • Text and Graphics Commands with Voice Fields
NoYes
  • Improved Enterprise Security Features (disable scripting commands to prevent viruses)
NoYes
  • Section 508 certified
Dragon is section 508 certified to give people with physical limitations complete hands-free use of the computer.
NoYes
  • Import/export user files
NoYes
  • Import/export macros
NoYes
  • Import/export vocabularies
NoYes
  • Citrix® thin client dictation support
NoYes
  • Roaming user
NoYes
  • Multiple custom vocabularies
NoYes
  • Network tools for centralized vocabulary management
NoYes
  • Save audio with text dictation
NoYes
  • Voice notations feature for Microsoft Word
NoYes
  • Text to speech read-out
NoYes
  • AutoTranscribe folder
NoYes
  • Third-party correction tools
NoYes
  • Dictation Playback
NoYes
  • Multiple Dictation sources
NoYes
  • Use with handheld digital recorder
NoYes
  • Dictate into Pocket PC or Palm one tungsten
NoYes
  • Support for cordless or array microphones
NoYes
  • Support for Bluetooth microphones
NoYes
  • DragonTemplates with VoiceFields
NoYes
However There are a few features that are featured in all the Dragon Versions
  • More Accurate Than Ever
YesYes
  • Faster Than Ever
YesYes
  • Voice Shortcuts for Web Search
YesYes
  • Voice Shortcuts for Desktop Search
YesYes
  • Quick Voice Formatting
YesYes
  • Improved Natural Commands for Firefox
YesYes
  • Improved Help System and Tutorials
YesYes
  • More Flexible Enrollment for younger speakers and users with certain speech impairments
YesYes
  • Automatic Accent Tuning
YesYes
  • Embedded Data Collection Tool
YesYes
  • Disable Web Commands
YesYes
  • Automatic Accuracy Tuning
YesYes
  • Auto Configuration Based on System Profile
YesYes
  • Quick Voice Editing
YesYes
  • New User Interface Look and Feel
Yes
Yes
Points
Voice Shortcuts forEmail and Calendar
Voice Shortcuts forWeb Search
Voice Shortcuts for Desktop Search
Improved NaturalCommands for Microsoft® Office 2007
Text and GraphicsCommands with VoiceFields
Improved EnterpriseSecurity Features(disable scriptingcommands to preventviruses)
Section 508 certified
Import/export user files
Import/export macros
Import/export vocabularies
Citrix® thin client dictation support
Roaming user
Multiple custom vocabularies
Network tools for centralized vocabulary management
Save audio with text dictation
Voice notations feature for Microsoft Word
Text to speech read-out
AutoTranscribe folder
Third-party correction tools
Dictation Playback
Multiple Dictation sources
Use with handheld digital recorder
Dictate into Pocket PC or Palm one tungsten
Support for cordless or array microphones
Support for Bluetooth microphones
DragonTemplates with VoiceFields
Where as there some points that fall common in all the versions
More Accurate ThanEver
Faster Than Ever
Voice Shortcuts forWeb Search
Voice Shortcuts forDesktop Search
Quick Voice Formatting
Improved NaturalCommands for Firefox
Improved Help Systemand Tutorials
More Flexible Enrollmentfor youngerspeakers and userswith certain speechimpairments
Automatic AccentTuning
Embedded Data CollectionTool
Disable WebCommands
Automatic AccuracyTuning
Auto ConfigurationBased on SystemProfile
Quick Voice Editing
New User Interface Look and Feel


Jason Gaya