Once upon a time in the days of Opie and Andy, doctors made house calls. I’ve seen it on TV, so it must be true. Now, a doctor visit usually requires that you do the visiting to a clinic, office, or hospital. An initial appointment may result in referrals for tests or to specialists – more visits, parking lots, waiting rooms. Sometimes your information gets transferred along, sometimes it doesn’t.
Mobile devices are showing up everywhere, healthcare included. There’s even a new word: mHealth. (We had e-everything in the early 2000s, then came along iSomething, so let’s now move further into the alphabet with mWords.) Read More »
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Wishing you and your family safe travel to your destination during this Thanksgiving weekend. According to AAA, 42.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more during the holiday weekend (Wednesday – Sunday) although the average distance that people intend to travel is 110 miles less than last year. Thanksgiving air travel is expected to increase with approximately 3.4 million travelers expected to fly to their destination. Sixty percent of travelers say the economy will have no impact on their travel plans. Over 900,000 people expect to travel via other modes including bus, trains, and watercraft.
Many communities are working on strategies to improve the safety and security of cities and transportation systems.
Watch this Discovery Channel video and see how video technologies are helping make travel safer in New York City. The integrated Traffic Management Center (TMC) integrates city-wide video feeds for increased situational awareness, mobile emergency response, and collaborative incident communications.
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