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Posted by 2015-07-30

Threading the Needle — How to Stop the HIV Outbreak in Rural Indiana Steffanie A. Strathdee, Ph.D., and Chris Beyrer, M.D., M.P.H. N Engl J Med 2015; 373:397-399July 30, 2015DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1507252

Many observers were surprised when Indiana Governor Mike Pence issued an executive order on March 26, 2015, declaring a public health emergency after a rapidly escalating outbreak of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was identified in Scott County, a rural region on the Kentucky border.1 Others, however, had seen it coming. Over the years, a growing number of young people in Scott County — like those in surrounding counties and states — had begun abusing opiates such as oxymorphone, an opioid analgesic prescribed by local medical providers, until a more tamper-resistant formulation and policy reform began limiting its abuse. Facing the throes of opioid dependence, some users shifted to other potent injectable opioids or to heroin. Although needle-exchange programs can reduce both needle sharing and HIV incidence,2 they are illegal in Indiana. When needles are in short supply, injection-drug users have little choice but to share. Given increases in injection-drug use in nonurban communities and the high efficiency of HIV transmission through injection, it was only a matter of time before an outbreak ensued. Southeast Indiana had previously recorded only about five cases of HIV infection annually, yet by June 10, 2015, a total of 169 people had been newly diagnosed with HIV in about half a year. More than 80% of them were coinfected with hepatitis C virus (HCV).Read More  >>

White paper

Posted by 2015-07-31

SMBs: How to remain visible during the election push

Over the next few months ads for various political candidates in the US will inundate the online ad space, as well as more traditional markets. This push of ad revenue can leave small businesses feeling the chill of not having their ads seen. How can they compete? Read More  >>

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Business Intelligence is a process for increasing the competitive advantage of a business by intelligent use of available data in decision making. This results in an information flood, from which it is hard to find the relevant information to support decision-making. Therefore a systematic approach is needed for analyzing customers, competitors and suppliers and for foreseeing changes.

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Emerging Technologies: Innovations and Evolutions in BI, Analytics, and Data Warehousing

Some emerging technologies (ETs) are so new that they are truly just emerging—for example, technologies for agile BI and analytics, data visualizations, BI on clouds or SaaS, event processing, Hadoop, Apache Spark and Shark, mashups, mobile BI, NoSQL, social media, the Internet of things, solid-state drives, and streaming data. Other ETs have been around for a few years, but are just now seeing appreciable user adoption—for example, appliances, competency centers, collaborative BI, columnar databases, data virtualization, open source, in-database analytics, in-memory databases, MDM, real-time operation, predictive analytics, and unstructured data.

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The Growing Importance of High Availability The last ten years have seen an exponential increase in the amount of data generated by large and medium sized organizations. More and more companies have turned to the Internet or private networks to sell their products and interact with their customers; electronic sales and supply chain management have resulted in significant cost savings and new market opportunities

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Latest Press Releases

Posted by 2015-07-30

Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. to Report Second Quarter Operating Results July 30, 2015

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EVHC) (Envision) plans to release its second quarter and year-to-date operating results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2015, after the securities markets close on Thursday, July 30, 2015, with a conference call to follow at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Interested participants may listen to the call by dialing 800-857-6175, or 517-623-4852 for international callers, and referencing participant code 909712. A replay will be available beginning one hour after the call ends through August 31, 2015, at 800-666-0214, or 203-369-3308 for international callers, using access code 909712. An audio file will also be archived for 30 days on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at www.investor.evhc.net. More Press Release  >>

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International Lung Cancer Congress

Date:2015-07-30
The International Lung Cancer Congress® provides current, practical information on the management of lung cancer, as well as a look at the novel agents and strategies that will shape the future of lung cancer therapy. Leading international faculty will address critical topics in lung cancer staging, personalized therapy, and the latest clinical data impacting the treatment of lung cancer. More Events  >>