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 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204642604577213390021632180.html?mod=e2tw

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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.

HHS Website: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2012pres/02/20120216a.html

Press Release (PDF): https://www.cms.gov/ICD10/Downloads/HHSPressReleaseICD10final321612.pdf

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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 http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMhle1002260

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, http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~palen/Papers/iscram08/OnlinePhotoSharingISCRAM08.pdf

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Internships and fellowships

Visit: http://www.ache.org/pgfd/pgfd_print_detail.cfm to view available fellowships, residencies and internships by state.

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Connecting to the Seton Hall University Wireless Network

http://www.shu.edu/offices/technology/wireless-network.cfm

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.

For any issues with connecting to the network, please contact the Service Desk at (973) 275-2222 or helpdesk@shu.edu.

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Obama Administration officials, health care leaders join together at Innovation Summit

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2012

Contact: HHS Press Office
(202) 690-6343

Obama Administration officials, health care leaders join together at Innovation Summit
Summit builds on Affordable Care Act, highlights private, public innovations to improve health care
quality and lower costs

Continue reading

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Blackboard Student Tutorials

http://www.shu.edu/offices/technology/blackboard/student-tutorials.cfm

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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 http://www.nejm.org/doi/abs/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. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1103591

 

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 http://hpp.sagepub.com/content/13/1/124.abstract?etoc
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HCC Summer Internship

Health Career Connection (HCC) offers ten-week, full-time summer internships from mid-June through mid-August. Interns are paid educationawertyuil and training stipends of approximately $300 – $450 per week. Through internship sponsors, HCC places qualified candidates in leading California (San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles/San Diego, San Joaquin Valley), New England, New York, and New Jersey health care and public health organizations. Efforts are made to accommodate intern health interests, geographic preferences, and skill sets in finalizing placements. HCC offers internship placements in Hospitals, Clinics, Health Plans, Policy-based Agencies, Health Advocacy, Medical Groups, Public Health Departments, Community Health Organizations, Foundations and Consulting Firms. Interns work with senior and program managers to understand the organization’s strategy and operations, work on important projects, develop valuable professional networks, and attend events.

The online application for HCC’s summer health internship program is due Monday, February 6, 2012, 11:59 pm PST.
To access the application, please visit http://www.healthcareers.org/resources/students/how-to-apply
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AARP Internship Opportunity

AARP Internship

Contact Douglas Johnston, djohnston@aarp.org for interested applicants

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