#TBT – Remember back in the day when you’d go to the doctor & you’d simply listen to what your doctor had to say. You might relay a few complications here and there but many took his/her advice without questioning decisions, medications or next steps. Previously, the a patient’s role in healthcare was seen as very passive; however, a change is coming to the culture of the healthcare industry. It has taken on a more collaborative role in which the doctor and the patient communicate more, share important information and are both full engaged in the process.
Are you being more of a team player with your physician?Read More..
Synergy Tech is currently working with various federal agency employees who are in need of assisted services in the workplace. Employees have varying needs; therefore, we address a unique combination of employee requests including personal care, physical labor-oriented and clerical office duties. Technology has played a huge role in enhancing our services whether related to our notification system or physical assistance.
It’s 2016 and the number of Baby Boomers thriving in the workplace is steadily increasing so much assistance is needed. The president’s advisers are looking to technology to assist the rising wave of seniors requiring special care.Read More..
An interesting take on technology — People, Not Computers, Should Be Making the DecisionsRead More..
Nearly 90% of all healthcare organizations suffered at least one data breach in the past two years with an average cost of $2.2 million per hack!Read More..
“President Barack Obama’s administration has proposed a 1.3% increase in IT spending next fiscal year, raising the government’s total IT budget to $89.9 billion. The overall proposed federal budget is $4.1 trillion.
This budget includes a 35% increase in cybersecurity spending, to $19 billion, and the appointment of the first chief information security officer.”Read More..
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ACCEPTANCE INTO HUBZONE PROGRAM ANNOUNCED
Helps Businesses Gain Access To
Federal Procurement Opportunities
ATLANTA, GA May 5, 2016
The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program falls under the Small Business Association (SBA) umbrella and was designed to help small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.
The federal government has a goal of awarding 3% of all dollars for federal prime contracts to HUBZone-certified small businesses of which Synergy Tech Consulting will now be eligible.
The program was enacted into law as part of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997. It encourages economic development in historically underutilized business zones – “HUBZones” – through the establishment of preferences.
SBA’s HUBZone program is in line with the efforts of both the Administration and Congress to promote economic development and employment growth in distressed areas by providing access to more federal contracting opportunities.
#QOTD – Can The Government Make Doctors Better Doctors?
“You can take this to the bank. Every innovation in the production of every good or service – anything that lowers costs or increases quality – originates on the supply side of the market. There has never been a successful innovation that originated on the demand side. This principle applies to health care in spades. For as long as I have been in health policy – more than 30 years – I have been dealing with non-doctors who have a deep, abiding desire to tell doctors what to do. Yet I don’t know of any example anywhere in the world where this approach has ever worked.
If the definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over again and each time expecting a different result then “insanity” is the appropriate word here. The Obama administration has spent millions of dollars on pilot programs and demonstration projects in a fruitless attempt to discover how to better practice medicine. It has spent millions more trying to herd Medicare patients into Accountable Care Organizations – super HMOs with financial incentives to hit quality measures. That hasn’t worked either.”
READ MORE: http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2016/05/02/can-the-government-make-doctors-better-doctors/#53ed0be86851Read More..
#TBT – Who remembers when having a landline was an American luxury?! To add, if you owned a computer of some sort, you were more than likely living “the American Dream”. Today, mobile smart phones are taking over in today’s fast-paced world. That brings us to the question: Will a Smartphone Replace Your PC?
READ MORE: http://www.govtech.com/blogs/lohrmann-on-cybersecurity/will-a-smartphone-replace-your-pc.htmlRead More..
“Cloud adoption in government is increasing, and the reasons are many: Adopting cloud services can lend an organization greater flexibility and agility, and save it dollars. But for those C-level executives who aren’t adopting, it’s not because they’re being stubborn or encountering significant barriers to adoption…”
Find out why they aren’t adopting! READ MORE: http://www.govtech.com/computing/Study-Reveals-Biggest-Barrier-to-Cloud-Adoption.htmlRead More..