Share By salil sule on November 6, 2017 Related Posts News MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha AHPI, Bureau Veritas launching a new standard for ICU’s across India Dr Deepak Sawant launched the new standards- ‘ResCCU – Responsible Critical Care Units at PD Hinduja HospitalThe Association of Healthcare Providers- India (AHPI), in association with Bureau Veritas, introduced a new standard known as ‘ResCCU – Responsible Critical Care Units’ at PD Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. The new standard was co-developed by awareness and knowledge partner Cipla and launched by Chief Guest- Dr Deepak Sawant, Minister of Health & Family Affairs, Govt Of Maharashtra. This initiative was launched with the aim of amplifying the number of safety and infection control measures undertaken by hospitals in their respective Intensive Care Unit (ICU) departments.Sawant said, “I want to congratulate everyone that has been part of this initiative. The Indian Critical Care industry is in dire need of uniformity, not just in infection control but also in providing quality care. Further, it is important to note that these new standards need to be implemented not just in private hospitals, but also in government hospitals, for which I will do my very best to implement. I am thankful to all stakeholders for inviting me to be part of this launch.” He added that Maharashtra should have standardised SOP for treatment and there is a need to plan more one on one discussions to bring in the ideas for change.Joy Chakraborty, COO, PD Hinduja Hospital & MRC said “I would like to thank everyone that was involved in the process of making this launch and concept a success, especially Bureau Veritas. The Indian Healthcare industry is an extremely challenging environment to provide and deliver quality healthcare. The initiative and the newly launched ResCCU standard will act as a benchmark for hospitals to compare themselves against and to improve their infection control measures in an effective manner. Through this initiative we hope to streamline and make easier several processes and measures required to provide people with a better standard of quality care and safer medical treatment.”Patients in ICU’s are extremely prone to infections if hospitals do not follow the prescribed guidelines, procedures and evidence backed infection control measures. Those most susceptible to an infection include patients that have been admitted to the ICU for a long period of time, are older in age (70+), have been using antibiotics for a long time, lowered immunity, a person in coma/shock/trauma, etc.The training will involve several pillars such as patient care (care plans, management of prevention measures, etc.) risk management (hygiene, patient safety, pharmacovigilance, multi-drug resistant organisms [MDRO], etc.), infection control (drug expertise, optimal antibiotic use, etc.), regulatory requirements (national and state regulatory requirements, medical council guidelines, notifications issued by regulatory authorities, etc.)Dr Kapil Zirpe, President, Indian Society for Critical Care Medicine said, “Today, Critical Care has transformed from an extended facility in a hospital to a specialisation. Through this initiative, we aim to provide training and education to those working in the various ICU’s of hospitals and strive to streamline critical care across the country.”In addition, the AHPI also organised a seminar to discuss the various challenges and issues related to sustenance of quality in the Indian Healthcare industry, along with a strong focus on the future of Healthcare Delivery.Addressing the audience Dr Girdhar Gyani, Director General, AHPI said, “Over the years, the focus amongst healthcare industries has moved from purely providing medical treatment, to providing quality medical treatment. However, the Indian industry still faces several hurdles that we must work together for, and overcome. Through initiatives like these, we are moving closer to our aim of creating a healthy and driven healthcare industry.”(Inputs from: Mansha Gagneja) WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Article Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025
Smart water meters with Capstone Metering Smart pallets with RM2 Smart beverage fountains with PepsiCo Consumer devices with Samsung Shipping container monitoring with Xirgo Technologies Connected vehicles and fleet & asset management with CalAmp Home security and automation with Telular. AT&T has decided for nationwide deployment of its LTE-M network for the Internet of Things (IoT) ahead of schedule in the second quarter of 2017. The roll out will ultimately support a North American footprint across the AT&T 4G LTE network in the U.S. and Mexico which covers nearly 400 million subscribers.The plans will follow the successful establishment of the AT&T LTE-M Low-Power Wide-Area network at AT&T Labs in San Ramon, California which is also North America’s first LTE-M enabled commercial site.According to AT&T, LTE-M will be the catalyst for large-scale IoT deployments and the devices designed to operate on the LTE-M network will have significant advantages over traditional IoT connectivity options such as lower device costs, longer battery life (expected up to 10 years), better coverage underground and deep inside buildings as well as tiny module sizes (as small as 1/6 the size of current modules).AT&T is currently testing LTE-M network and chipset technology in:
Blitzbok speedster Seabelo Senatla is determined to force his way into the Springbok 15-a-side team.Senatla has become a superstar on the sevens circuit, scoring 224 tries in 203 matches for the Blitzboks, leaving him fourth overall on the World Rugby Sevens Series try-scorers list.The 26-year-old Senatla has tried his hand in 15s rugby in recent seasons, playing on the wing for the Stormers in Super Rugby.ALSO READ: Siya Kolisi will determine how Siya Kolisi gets managed, says Stormers coachHowever, he hasn’t quite reached the same lofty heights in the premier format, with a combination of indifferent form and niggles robbing him of an opportunity to stamp his authority.The past though won’t deter him in reaching his goals.“Seabelo is absolutely convinced that he can become a Springbok. That is his focus. He is actually discounting quite a bit in terms of wages to be able to do that. I hope he makes it. He is really keen,” Stormers coach John Dobson said during a media briefing at the team’s High Performance Centre in Bellville.Senatla, along with Stormers team-mate Ruhan Nel, will play for Blitzboks in the first two World Rugby Sevens events in Dubai (December 5-7) and Cape Town (December 13-15), before committing to the Stormers for Super Rugby.Dobson said midfielder Nel could leave later in the season if he cracks the nod for South Africa’s Tokyo Olympic team.“We’ve got Angelo Davids, Ruhan and Seabelo. Angelo is staying with the Sevens for the whole season, while Seabelo and Ruhan will join us at our pre-season camp after the Cape Town Sevens. Seabelo will be with us full-time. If he gets selected, Ruhan will go to the Olympics and miss the Super Rugby playoffs,” Dobson added.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.
Many early adopters of cloud computing are enjoying the benefits, but the journey isn’t necessarily without bumps. Consider the case of Eli Lilly. Lilly enjoys all that benefits that utility-like on-demand computing can provide.At Eli Lilly, hundreds of scientists have been using Amazon AWS computing power to perform high-performance research. Storage and processing power can be adjusted up or down based on the current activities in the business. An Amazon virtual server can be deployed in three minutes compared to the previous seven and a half weeks that had been needed to bring a new machine on line. Dave Powers of Eli Lilly said that “the deployment time is really what impressed us. It’s just shy of instantaneous.” Powers also sees the cloud as a focal point where internal researchers could share and collaborate with researchers from outside their company.That Amazon-Lilly relationship was reported to have hit a snag this summer though. In late July an article in Search Cloud Computing reported that Eli Lilly was planning to drop the use of Amazon services or at least to not to move forward with expanded use of the service because of a conflict over terms in the licensing, particularly in the area of legal indemnification. The report said that Eli Lilly wanted Amazon to accept more accountability for potential problems that might occur, like security breaches and network outages. But Amazon was said to have pushed back. Eli Lilly was said to have been frustrated that Amazon was unwilling to negotiate anything different than what was part of their standard contract. The story was later disputed by Amazon’ CTO Werner Vogels.While the story wasn’t true, it does highlight the anxiety that many customers are feeling about cloud computing. Customers need to be able to come to terms with their cloud vendors on important contract points, especially in the area of how potential risks are to be shared by the two parties. It also highlights the need for vendors to be totally transparent in their licensing terms to win over customers who are hesitant to jump over to the cloud.
HomeDigital MarketingFlok wants to bring chatbots to the small business masses Posted on 27th July 2016Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Flok wants to bring chatbots to the small business massesYou are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Small business mobile marketing platform flok is seeking to bring chatbots to the mass of local business owners. Today, the company launched chatbot integration with its consumer app, enabling enrolled local businesses to answer common customer questions and provide information via an automated assistant.The company refers to the new chatbot functionality as an “AI marketing assistant.” It can interact with consumers and answer a range of questions, which may be different depending on the individual business and business category. A salon bot would potentially have different things to say than a restaurant or sporting goods store bot.After joining an individual business’ loyalty club, users can initiate a chat with that business. Above and below are screens from dummy accounts, reflecting the flow and user experience. In the above example, customers are prompted with questions that the bot can readily answer.The company has tried to make set-up and implementation simple, given that this is directed toward local businesses and not developers. Bot chat content is substantially drawn from the provided data when a business owner joins flok. As mentioned, however, chatbot content varies somewhat by category and can be further enhanced or customized by individual businesses.If a consumer asks a question that stumps the bot, the business owner or marketing representative will receive a ping on her smartphone and can respond manually in real time to the customer through the flok app.In a survey released two weeks ago, flok found that messaging and use of SMS by local businesses for customer communication was well established behavior: “4 out of 5 Baby Boomers & Gen-X business owners are already messaging with customers about business-related topics.” And more than 90 percent of local business survey respondents said these tools were useful for customer service.Facebook has been promoting bots and chat as a broad platform for commerce and customer communication. Right now flok bots are only available through the flok app. Later in the year, however, flok plans to enable small business bots for Facebook Messenger and other social messaging apps.From our sponsors: Flok wants to bring chatbots to the small business masses
It’s inevitable… a few times a week, my system slows to a crawl doing seemingly mundane tasks. Moving from one application to the next, or even navigating our intranet becomes a trial of patience. Originally I thought it was the application set I was using on a daily basis. Enterprise resource planning, internet browsers, development studios, mail and instant messenger clients. Each of these a known resource hog vying for what little available scraps of memory my system would cough up.After some hallway grumbling with my co-workers, I turned my attention to not what I was running but what was being run for me. Automatic backup utilities, automatic patching software, and in the anti-virus suite with its omnipotent host intrusion protection. These applications lurk in the background, helping to keep us safe from the pitfalls of the electronic age. They are absolutely necessary to protect our company and its stockholders, but the value can come at a high cost.Any one of these apps coupled with your normal application load can bring an older system to its knee’s on its own, but how about your backup utility kicking off while your antivirus software is in mid-scan as you happen to be running collaboration software sharing out a debug session in your development studio. Not pretty.The productivity loss is cumulative… two minutes here, five minutes there, ten minutes for a reboot after a hard crash. Soon you’ve lost an hour or two over the course of the week, or a day or two over the course of a month. These things can be minimized by having systems capable of handling the multiple application loads that both the users need, and the ever shifting security environment requires. The threats won’t ever go away. More than likely, they will get worse and the applications needed to stop them will get bigger and more resource intensive.