Numerous legislative rulings that affect healthcare have occurred within the last 5 years with the Obama administration. New legislation changes the way patients are insured, the types of technology medical practices are to use for medical records and overall changes to make healthcare service more affordable. To learn more about a few of these changes and how they affect medical practice, here is a brief summary of health care laws:

HITECH Act and Medical Practice: The HITECH Act focuses on changing the way practitioners record and manage medical information. Since the digital age is upon us, the government is pushing electronic health record systems (EHRs) to make documents more accessible for practitioners and more standard. The legislation is a standardization method for all medical practices to follow, in order to make the health record process more fluid.

The government encourages medical practices to switch to technology that incorporates EHR functions. One way that practitioners are making the switch and improving their documentation process is through medical voice recognition software (Dragon Medical Practice Edition). The software follows HITECH guidelines as it integrates with EHR programs and makes documentation as simple as possible through the means of dictation.

The Affordable Care Act and Medical Practice: Again, the federal government is trying to make health care more affordable for more people. Through this act, insurance policies are restructured in order to put more people on insurance, in hopes of reducing costs. The Affordable Care Act pushes medical practices to offer more affordable care for patients, which means a restructure of what medical practices do and what they provide.

Just as Dragon Medical Practice Edition enables practitioners to comply with HITECH standards, they can also reduce costs with medical voice recognition software, leading to reduced overhead costs and more affordable care for patients. Medical dictation software saves practices money through reduced transcription time and resources (a cut in labor and resource costs).

HIPPA Standards and Medical Practice: Patient confidentiality has always been a must for patients and practitioners. HIPPA standards make patient confidentiality even more important and strict for the switch to electronic health records. Luckily, medical software is being designed and implemented in such a way that it complies with HIPPA standards and protects confidentiality. Dragon Medical Practice Edition makes it possible to file with EHRs and protect all confidential information under the guidelines of HIPPA. Practitioners can

MLB Dog Clothes for the Ultimate Sports Fan

If you’re a sports fan with a small dog, then it’s time to consider getting MLB dog clothes for your pampered pooch. You see dogs decked out in frilly dresses, poofy vests and even (gasp) tutus but not your pup. Nope! He’s a man’s man kind of dog and he loves baseball as much as you do, maybe more.So your dog needs something great to wear to the game? You are covered with MLB clothes for your dog. You can put your little pup in MLB jerseys or tees from your favorite team and show how much you love your team and your dog. Forget the cutesy, frilly outfits because your dog loves baseball and wants to show it off in his favorite team jersey or tee.You can deck your dog out in puppy perfect baseball gear to watch the game, visit a friend or family member or to attend a baseball-themed party or event. There’s nothing quite like gathering together with friends to watch the big game, except maybe being able to take your dog along as well.Now you can get your pooch in the spirit with baseball gear that’s fitting to what you’d want to be sporting yourself. In fact, you can go all out and get your pup a matching jersey or tee to what you have. What better way to show off your love of baseball and your canine friend.MLB dog clothes are the perfect gift for the ultimate sports fan and their best four-legged friend. If you’re looking to buy a gift for a dog owner in your life who is also a baseball fan, then consider MLB dog clothing. This can be a fantastic gift for a birthday or holiday or just to start off the new baseball season with style.If you’ve always wanted dog clothes for your dog but you want something more than silly, cutesy outfits, then pooch gear that shows your MLB loyalty may be the perfect choice. Every baseball fan with a small dog will love the tees and jerseys that are available to show your team spirit.It’s fast and easy to buy MLB dog clothes online in your favorite styles and you can have them shipped right to your door for a low price. Your dog will be in style in his baseball garb just in time for game day.

Everyone raves about the benefits of team sports for children. They develop teamwork. They develop social skills and networks of friends and so on. But team sports may pale in comparison to individual performance sports when it comes to things like independent thought, leadership, and self reliance.

Self reliance is a skill undoubtedly developed in individual sports. As a sole performer, you’ve got no one to rely on but yourself. Training for that event you may have several friends and training partners helping you, but you know that it’s up to you on performance day. Whereas in group sports most athletes have the knowledge that success and failure both are a team effort, and no matter how well or how poorly one performs, it’s up to the team as a whole to work together and win. One may argue this develops dependence rather than independence.

In team sports, there may be a team captain whose real job is to boost moral and lead the team with confidence and focus. But the rest of the team is just that, part of a team. They are expected to perform their functions on that team to the best of their ability, and follow the team structure set up by the coach. They are trained to follow. Individual performance sports however, do not teach this skill as such. Trainees are still taught to follow and trust the coach, but the act of standing alone under pressure and following your own plan is what translates more closely to those skills of a leader.

Individual performance sports like martial arts, gymnastics, and various track and field events force the trainee to stand alone, to fight alone, and to perform alone. Decisions must be made by you and only you in the moment. If you fail, it is on your shoulders, and if you succeed, that too is your success alone. This creates a deep sense of self confidence and self reliance. It instills the knowledge that one is capable of acting alone against challenging circumstances. This is one of the most important things to learn in adult life.

So while team sports offer a lot of benefits to athletes in terms of social networking, team work and sportsmanship, individual performance sports should not be overlooked as great development tools for a strong, capable and confident adult, and one who is capable of standing

The first edition of Scuba Sport Magazine has been launched in South Florida in the United States.

The bi-monthly magazine features scuba diving news, information about diving sites, scuba diving destinations and equipment, and focuses on issues that affect the diving community. The magazine is great for divers planning scuba diving holidays or excursions and covers areas including the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts, Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

The magazine also dedicates a section to non-divers where information is provided about activities that they can take part in while their friends, partners or children are off enjoying scuba diving adventures.

Publisher of Scuba Sport Magazine, Joe Froelich said: One of the most common questions that divers receive when pitching a travel idea to their spouses or families has always been What am I (the kids) going to do while youre out diving?. We understand this dilemma. Which is why we include amenities, activities and adventures to keep the entire family engaged while youre chasing barracudas, sharks and sea turtles.

Were thrilled that the diving community has been so receptive to our new publication. Upon its release, Scuba Sport Magazine will be already available for free at over 200 participating dive centres located in 37 states, 3 countries and 2 U.S. territories.

A digital version of the scuba diving magazine is also available at scubasportmag.com.

Froelich is very familiar with the scuba diving industry and he has had articles and photos published in a number of scuba diving magazines such as Sport Diver, Scuba Diving, Skin Diver, Southern Diver, Dive Training, Discover Diving, Florida Underwater, and Dive Report.

Scuba diving holidays are becoming an increasingly popular choice for travellers who are looking for adventurous breaks and the chance to explore the worlds oceans.

Florida is one of the leading scuba diving destinations and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is home to the only coral barrier reef in North America, plus beautiful sea grass fields, colourful corals and a mangrove forest.

Covering an area of 9,600 square-kilometres, the marine sanctuary is teeming with reefs that are rich in biodiversity, and the warm crystal clear waters are home to an array of marine creatures including sea urchins, parrot fish, angel fish, barracudas, stingrays, spiny lobsters, shrimp, sharks, eels, dolphins, whales, and sea turtles.

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