What are the Benefits of Using a Medical Answering Service

Article Written by: Herb Kimble

Having a real live person to talk to is much more comforting than just leaving a message on a machine and hoping that the doctor returns the call. A live doctors answering service allows the patient to fully explain his concern or problem, and usually get the result he wants.

Medical telephone answering services have been going on for many decades now. Usually the operator will contact the doctor immediately if it is a true emergency. At the very least, she’ll inform the caller to phone 911 or get to a hospital at once if the doctor can’t be reached.

In emergency situations there’s really nothing more that the operator can do if the doctor isn’t available. Sometimes the doctor will answer the phone even if he’s out of his office. Other times the medical answering service is the one and only connection between the physician and patient.

Operators have to have patience and a capacity to listen to the patient or a member of the patient’s family who’s calling. They usually have empathy for the medical situation going on.

But they often can’t do any more than take a message or say to call back during normal business hours. They do, however, play an extremely important and significant role in the overall medical profession. Their importance should never be minimized.

Doctors have to pay for these answering services. Prices vary depending on the part of the country, as well as by the experience of the answering company that’s handling all the calls. But costs are not exceptionally expensive. And it is an essential service, so there’s no getting around not paying for it.

As long as there are doctors, these services will always continue to exist.

Bio: Herb Kimble is has achieved the status of successful entrepreneur with a historic track record of growth. Herb Kimble founded and grew several sales and marketing companies throughout the Philippines, where he generated unprecedented revenue in fields ranging from student loans to distribution.

Employee Morale: How to Get the Most Out of Your Employees

Summary: Studies show that happy employees will be more efficient with their work.

A productive command center requires a team of specialists that work effectively together. Not only that, but it’s integral that each individual is held accountable for his or her actions. If that means that their productivity is dropping due to them being unhappy, it’s time to make a change. Here are some tips on how to boost morale in the workplace and improve your center’s overall efficiency and productivity.

Provide Incentives and Bonuses

As an owner, the thought of giving money out to your employees might be daunting. As a matter of fact, compensation may be what’s needed to boost the morale of your workers. Now, it’s important to remember that you’re not running a charity and what you’re offering doesn’t have to be a consistent thing. Rather, a small holiday bonus or even a birthday gift card can mean the world to your employee.

Also, if you’re planning to give a raise, bonus, or a gift, it’s important that the employee knows what he or she has done to deserve this. Recognizing the employee for their efforts is a fantastic way to show how valuable he or she is to your company.

Listen to Suggestions

As an employee, nothing’s worse than feeling like you’re a cog in the system. Realistically, you need your employees to perform at their best in order to make money. Be sure to listen to your employees, no matter what gripes they may have. Communication is key in all aspects of life, including the workplace. You’ll want to be open to suggestions. And who know, there could be an idea that you’ve never thought of in the first place.

Using Command Centers to Enhance Your E-Sports Broadcast

Summary: Command center environments can bring the action of your next e-sports tournament to life.

Plenty of people tune in to watch sports on regular basis. No matter the sport, be it volleyball, tennis, snowboarding, or sailing, the excitement of watching athletes compete at the highest level of play is one of the aspects that draws viewers in from around the world.

Technological advancements have given rise to e-sports, where people compete in video games. As the scene has grown in popularity and funding, so has the potential for production value. Although the e-sports scene is still relatively young, organizations have been able to put rather elaborate productions together to create a more established stage for competition and a more immersive experience for viewers, whether you choose to attend in-person or watch from the comfort of your home couch. Command center workstations can be integrated into these productions to make the overall experience more entertaining.

Relevant Stats for Every Game

During an e-sports broadcast viewers may feel overwhelmed by all of the action they are witnessing. Command center consoles can be utilized to make it easier for fans to follow along by displaying relevant information. A console could aggregate important data for each player, such as the number of kills, the number of deaths, and the number of damage done. Information that could not be readily available to those watching could be grouped together and displayed in a format that is easy to understand.

Total Immersion

Using LED video walls, command center environments could make the e-sports experience more immersive for competition attendees. Walls could spread across the entire stage to show gameplay or graphics. This level of production can make viewers feel like they are a part of the tournament and can bring the action to the foreground.

Security Control Consoles: How to Optimize Each Station

During a critical emergency, the personnel that are assigned to the security control center consoles will need to make important decisions. The equipment at their stations, the overall layout, and the infrastructure must work in cohesion to help make important split-second decisions. Now, a well-designed control center isn’t complicated, but it does require some essential areas.

The Security Stations

The overall design of a security control center begins at the central console, which is a tiered desk that can wrap around the individual taking the lead security visual. The monitors on the console or video wall display news, security footage from cameras, or other visual data that the specialists require to stay informed and on top of everything. Aside from the central console, the center must also have additional computer workstations assigned to each specialists.

Purchasing the Right Equipment

Remember, you don’t need to invest thousands upon thousands of dollars in order to obtain an optimal command center setup. The computers and monitors for these stations can be bought from your local electronics store or elsewhere and still be able to provide a significant amount of clarity and and accurate visual representation of data. Now, you’ll obviously want to prioritize a more quality setup as cheaper ones may fail at any notice. Be sure that you work with a professional integrator like ConstantTech.com for instance, when installing the setup. An experienced company can have you up and running within minutes.

 

Before Google There was Mesopotamia?

By Phin Upham

Most people are familiar with Google’s algorithm, or at least use Google enough to understand how it works. Google uses a number of variables present on a Web page, and others outside of that page, to determine whether the pages you see listed on its results page are relevant to what you are looking for. Someone doesn’t perform a search and serve results for you, this is all done in an automated fashion.

Google’s algorithm completely changed the game of search. Other algorithms, such as Bing, have become advanced and can provide better information in some cases. Yet Google endears as the household name because of its coveted algorithm.

An algorithm is basically a procedure for solving any problem. Most of you might have used algorithms to solve for X, or even to perform basic division. You can think of them as rules you use to achieve a desired result.

With that in mind, it might surprise you to learn that the world’s first algorithms were likely used by people in Mesopotamia more than 8,000 years ago. Babylonian mathematics was likely based on Egyptian ideas, but seem to reflect more advanced ways of thought. For example, Babylonians were solving quadratic equations and dealing with circular measurement long before Pythagoras was ever born.

We know all this thanks to the robust tablets that Babylonians were able to create from hardened clay. They etched their numerical system into tablets, which survived for thousands of years, and passed their knowledge through trade dealings.

Next time you use Google, consider its ancient roots.


About the Author: Phin Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media and Telecom group. You may contact Phin on his Phin Upham website or LinkedIn page.