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About Riad Twal

Riad Twal is an Instructional Designer with the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center at Seton Hall University. He supports faculty members in the School of Business and Science programs with the design, integration and assessment of technology resources for courses and programs. more posts - website - @epirate

WSJ reports on the New Hospital Cuisine

The Health and Wellness section of the Wall Street Journal recently had an article highlighting the some changes that are being made to food services within Healthcare.

Fallik, D. (2012, February 21). New Hospital Cuisine: Dishes Made to Order. Wall Street Journal Online. Retrieved February 23, 2012, from

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HHS Announces Intent to Delay ICD-10 Compliance Date

HHS Announces Intent to Delay ICD-10 Compliance Date

As part of President Obama’s commitment to reducing regulatory burden, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen G. Sebelius today announced that HHS will initiate a process to postpone the date by which certain health care entities have to comply with International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition diagnosis and procedure codes (ICD-10).

The final rule adopting ICD-10 as a standard was published in January 2009 and set a compliance date of October 1, 2013 – a delay of two years from the compliance date initially specified in the 2008 proposed rule. HHS will announce a new compliance date moving forward.

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February 17 – Articles of Interest

Annas, G. J. (2010). Standard of Care – In Sickness and in Health and in Emergencies. New England Journal of Medicine, 362(22), 2126 – 2131. doi:10.1056/NEJMhle1002260 URL

Sophia B. Liu, Leysia Palen, Jeannette Sutton, Amanda L. Hughes, and Sarah Vieweg, “In Search of the Bigger Picture: The Emergent Role of On-Line Photo Sharing in Times of Disaster,” Proceedings of the 5th International ISCRAM Conference, Frank Fiedrich and Bartel Van de Walle, eds., Washington, D.C., May 2008, Continue reading

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Connecting to the Seton Hall University Wireless Network

Seton Hall University is deploying a new wireless network which provides both increased throughput and security.  The main features are:

  • Up to three times the speed of the wired network, and six times the speed of the old wireless network when accessing on-campus resources.
  • Improved “enterprise grade” security and encryption.
  • Device configuration is possible without IT/Service Desk support.  Logging into the network simply requires your PirateNet ID and Password.

Windows XP and Vista operating systems, while they may work, will not be supported on this network.

Wireless Configuration for Non Seton Hall University-issued machine »
Mac OSX Wireless Configuration »
iPhone/ iPad Wireless Configuration »
Android Wireless Configuration »
Blackberry Wireless Configuration »
If you are using a Seton Hall University issued laptop on campus, you will be migrated to the new network automatically.

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Blackboard Student Tutorials

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January 27 – Articles of Interest

Jones, D. K. (2012). The Fate of Health Care Reform — What to Expect in 2012. New England Journal of Medicine, 366(4), e7. doi:10.1056/NEJMp1114858


Merchant, R. M., Elmer, S., & Lurie, N. (2011). Integrating Social Media into Emergency-Preparedness Efforts. New England Journal of Medicine, 365(4), 289-291.


Rowel, R., Sheikhattari, P., Barber, T. M., & Evans-Holland, M. (2012). Introduction of a Guide to Enhance Risk Communication Among Low-Income and Minority Populations. Health Promotion Practice, 13(1), 124 -132. doi:10.1177/1524839910390312

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