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Lowering health care costs may mean shifting where care is delivered

first_imgHow much a medical procedure costs depends on where it is performed. Giving birth at a teaching hospital, for instance, costs about $2,000 more than doing so at a community hospital. Cataract surgery at a clinic affiliated with a hospital could cost double than what it would cost at independent surgery center.These are just some of the examples cited in a June 11, 2018 New York Times article examining variations in health care costs and the benefits and drawbacks of efforts aimed at shifting some procedures from expensive settings, such as teaching hospitals, to cheaper ones, including outpatient clinics and patients’ homes.The article mentions a recent study published in Health Affairs that looked at 11.8 million hospitalizations and found that patients who seek care at academic medical centers are less likely to die compared with patients who are treated at nonteaching hospitals. The study included several authors from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, including Laura Burke, an instructor of health policy and management, and Ashish Jha, senior associate dean for research translation and global strategy and director of the Harvard Global Health Institute.While the study found that mortality rates were lower among all patients treated in teaching hospitals, the greatest difference was seen in relatively healthy patients. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Saint Mary’s welcomes 406 students to class of 2022

first_imgDominique DeMoe | The Observer In the fall semester of 2018, the circle will open once again as Saint Mary’s welcomes an incoming first-year class of 406 students. These newest Belles were chosen from a record number of 1,861 applications.  The Saint Mary’s Office of Admission has seen a 12 percent increase in enrollment for the class of 2022 compared to last year, director of admission Sarah Gallagher Dvorak said in an email. The number of early decision applicants nearly doubled from the class of 2017, and approximately 86 percent of these students were accepted. Gallagher Dvorak said the class of 2022 is an academically talented group, with an average GPA over 3.7.“We are incredibly excited about the energy surrounding this class,” she said, “Saint Mary’s is an academically challenging institution. It is our goal to ensure that students are growing and developing in a broad cross-section of academic areas. Because of this, our first concern is that all students demonstrate an academic background that will prepare them well for the classroom.”Saint Mary’s will host a variety of skilled students, including a playwright and producer, a nationally competitive figure skater, a National qualifier in Irish Dance, an author, a contestant on the PBS Kids Show “Making the Grade,” as well as a large number of athletes, team captains and student body presidents.  The incoming class is also noted for its philanthropy and passion for service work.“We look for students who already exemplify the core values that make our College special: a passion and calling for serving others, leadership skills and a diversity of interests and variety of life experiences and backgrounds,” Gallagher Dvorak said.The College continues to see growth in diversity, Gallagher Dvorak said. The class of 2022 represents 35 states and 3 countries while approximately 22 percent of its members are students of color.“[Saint Mary’s is] proud of the work we’ve done to attract such a diverse group of students and plan to continue to build upon it in the coming year,” she said.  “We believe that diversity in cultures, backgrounds, experiences and thoughts enrich the educational and co-educational experiences of our students at Saint Mary’s. Through increased diversity, we see greater rigor in the classroom and intangible assets such as richer discussions, a more thoughtful debate of ideas and greater personal and intellectual growth of our students.”About 26 percent of the incoming class hold familial alumna connections.Dvorak said the new students will help contribute to and enrich Saint Mary’s campus culture.“They will learn from one another and help to expand the world views of their fellow Belles as they interact both in and out of the classroom,” she said. “We’re excited to watch them make this transition to successful and well-adjusted college students at Saint Mary’s.”Tags: Class of 2022, Saint Mary’s Admissions, Welcome Weekend 2018last_img read more

Barbados Creating Lab to Fight Cybercrime

first_imgWith a population of approximately 276,000, Barbados has an Internet coverage rate of approximately 73.3 percent, where 23 percent of subscribers use broadband, according to the report “Cyber security trends in Latin America and the Caribbean,” issued by the Organization of American States (OAS) in June 2013. With a population of approximately 276,000, Barbados has an Internet coverage rate of approximately 73.3 percent, where 23 percent of subscribers use broadband, according to the report “Cyber security trends in Latin America and the Caribbean,” issued by the Organization of American States (OAS) in June 2013. Businesses also have a stake in solving the problem, and are seeking the best methods to protect themselves from cyber-criminals. Authorities expect that the policy framework for the cyber crime laws will be implemented this year, Commerce Minister Donville Inniss said on April 8 at a conference on “The Impact of E-Commerce on Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses,” the Gisbarbados website reported. The Organization of American States (OAS) said the country’s Telecommunications Unit is collecting data on cyber attacks and incidents in government departments. Reports indicate that several cyber security incidents affected various departments of the government at the beginning of 2014 and have been communicated to the office of the Prime Minister. The new data will lead to a critical analysis of the types of attacks and their frequency, as well as the mitigation techniques used and their effectiveness. “Every day there are stories of businesses that had to halt their operations, or lost millions of dollars in revenue because someone hacked into their server,” Inniss said. So it is important that companies do all they can to protect their data, IT infrastructure, and customer information, he added. “Every day there are stories of businesses that had to halt their operations, or lost millions of dollars in revenue because someone hacked into their server,” Inniss said. So it is important that companies do all they can to protect their data, IT infrastructure, and customer information, he added. The laboratory will also protect government computer structures and will provide better tools to the police to fight transnational criminal organizations which use technology to support a variety of illegal enterprises, such as money laundering. Barbados recently attended a U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)-sponsored workshop on Command, Control, Communications, Computer Systems, and Cyber Security. Joining 18 partner nations in the Americas, participants shared lessons learned and plans on preparing to thwart cyber and information security threats. Barbados recently attended a U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)-sponsored workshop on Command, Control, Communications, Computer Systems, and Cyber Security. Joining 18 partner nations in the Americas, participants shared lessons learned and plans on preparing to thwart cyber and information security threats. Barbados is also working with other countries in the region, as well as with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) – based in Trinidad and Tobago – and the London-based Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO) to organize a model for cyber security governance in creating new, shared standards. Though Commissioner Boyce did not say when the the lab is scheduled to open, the Cyber Crime Unit of the Royal Barbados Police Force faces an array of challenges, including the evolving tactics used by cyber-criminals who adjust to law enforcement efforts. Current security solutions leave “a hole in the coverage of the analyses they conduct,” said Doug Clare, Vice President of Cybersecurity Solutions at FICO, a California-based analytics software company that measures consumer risk for lenders. “It’s like having a burglar alarm that doesn’t go off until the thief has left your house. This gap must be covered using analytics technology to detect and halt malicious activities that happen online at the time they happen,” Clare said. Businesses also have a stake in solving the problem, and are seeking the best methods to protect themselves from cyber-criminals. Authorities expect that the policy framework for the cyber crime laws will be implemented this year, Commerce Minister Donville Inniss said on April 8 at a conference on “The Impact of E-Commerce on Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses,” the Gisbarbados website reported. Erskine Wickham, the information security officer in charge of Barbados’s Regional Security System, took part of the group presentations and panel discussions with regional counterparts at the three-day event in SOUTHCOM. Participants agreed that joint collaboration is the key to moving forward. Providing such security is a cooperative endeavor. The Organization of American States (OAS) said the country’s Telecommunications Unit is collecting data on cyber attacks and incidents in government departments. Reports indicate that several cyber security incidents affected various departments of the government at the beginning of 2014 and have been communicated to the office of the Prime Minister. The new data will lead to a critical analysis of the types of attacks and their frequency, as well as the mitigation techniques used and their effectiveness. Barbados is also working with other countries in the region, as well as with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) – based in Trinidad and Tobago – and the London-based Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO) to organize a model for cyber security governance in creating new, shared standards. The Paris-based FATF is an inter-government agency created in 1989 by the Group of Seven (G7), which issues recommendations on preventing and battling money laundering, terrorism funding, and funding for the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Currently, the FATF consists of 34 members from 34 jurisdictions and two regional groups (the Gulf Cooperation Council and the European Commission). “We are currently working with an international agency to establish a cyber lab and training center where we train and perhaps expand our current crime unit,” Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Erwin Boyce said during a panel discussion on the theme, “The Internet, the Law, and the Public: How Cyber Secured Are We?” held March 26 at the Central Bank of Barbados, the website Barbados Advocate reported on March 29. Barbados is creating a laboratory to fight cyber crime, such as credit card cloning and other offenses – growing problems in the Caribbean country. It will be a cooperative effort between the Royal Barbados Police Force and an international security force. By Dialogo April 24, 2015 The Geneva-based ITU provides services and resources to its 193 member states, and provides assistance to agencies of the United Nations to protect IT structures. Fighting cyber crime through international cooperation center_img The Geneva-based ITU provides services and resources to its 193 member states, and provides assistance to agencies of the United Nations to protect IT structures. Fighting cyber crime through international cooperation In August 2013, Barbados joined the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in a global effort to strengthen cyber security, detect threats of cyber attacks, and coordinate a timely response, according to Jentel. When it does open, the cyber security center will cover four main areas: protection of security information, greater surveillance of the flow of finances to and from the Caribbean, protection of personal data, and protection of minors online so they are not vulnerable to exploitation by child pornography networks, said Armando Rodríguez Luna, a Mexico City-based security analyst. The laboratory will also protect government computer structures and will provide better tools to the police to fight transnational criminal organizations which use technology to support a variety of illegal enterprises, such as money laundering. Providing cyber security is important for Barbados, since the vast majority of its population is connected to the Internet. to those (6) six who said no I would like to hear their reasoning. Is something wrong with securing the Internet for the consumer.I found the article to be refreshing we all need to be protected when ‘we’ go ONLINE. Center will protect information and children Providing such security is a cooperative endeavor. Caribbean countries depend heavily on international cooperation. Rodríguez Luna said it is likely that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will provide the financial, infrastructure and human resources for the cyber security laboratory. Caribbean countries depend heavily on international cooperation. Rodríguez Luna said it is likely that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will provide the financial, infrastructure and human resources for the cyber security laboratory. Current security solutions leave “a hole in the coverage of the analyses they conduct,” said Doug Clare, Vice President of Cybersecurity Solutions at FICO, a California-based analytics software company that measures consumer risk for lenders. “It’s like having a burglar alarm that doesn’t go off until the thief has left your house. This gap must be covered using analytics technology to detect and halt malicious activities that happen online at the time they happen,” Clare said. Though Commissioner Boyce did not say when the the lab is scheduled to open, the Cyber Crime Unit of the Royal Barbados Police Force faces an array of challenges, including the evolving tactics used by cyber-criminals who adjust to law enforcement efforts. Erskine Wickham, the information security officer in charge of Barbados’s Regional Security System, took part of the group presentations and panel discussions with regional counterparts at the three-day event in SOUTHCOM. Participants agreed that joint collaboration is the key to moving forward. Center will protect information and children “We are currently working with an international agency to establish a cyber lab and training center where we train and perhaps expand our current crime unit,” Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Erwin Boyce said during a panel discussion on the theme, “The Internet, the Law, and the Public: How Cyber Secured Are We?” held March 26 at the Central Bank of Barbados, the website Barbados Advocate reported on March 29. In August 2013, Barbados joined the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in a global effort to strengthen cyber security, detect threats of cyber attacks, and coordinate a timely response, according to Jentel. The Paris-based FATF is an inter-government agency created in 1989 by the Group of Seven (G7), which issues recommendations on preventing and battling money laundering, terrorism funding, and funding for the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Currently, the FATF consists of 34 members from 34 jurisdictions and two regional groups (the Gulf Cooperation Council and the European Commission). Providing cyber security is important for Barbados, since the vast majority of its population is connected to the Internet. When it does open, the cyber security center will cover four main areas: protection of security information, greater surveillance of the flow of finances to and from the Caribbean, protection of personal data, and protection of minors online so they are not vulnerable to exploitation by child pornography networks, said Armando Rodríguez Luna, a Mexico City-based security analyst. Barbados is creating a laboratory to fight cyber crime, such as credit card cloning and other offenses – growing problems in the Caribbean country. It will be a cooperative effort between the Royal Barbados Police Force and an international security force. last_img read more

Where will Neymar fit in at Barcelona?

first_imgHe is the talk of the town. The football season has not even ended yet here in Spain, but fans of Barcelona are already salivating at the prospect of seeing new signing Neymar link up with Lionel Messi and their brilliant midfield next season.Neymar announced at the weekend that he will be joining the Catalan club after next month’s Confederations Cup, in a deal worth around €60 million in total.Nobody is quite sure, however, where the Brazilian will feature for Tito Vilanova’s team. So here, Goal takes a look at four options for Barca in 2013-14 as they seek to successfully integrate the 21-year-old forward into their star-studded line-up.Despite Neymar’s arrival, Barcelona continue to search for a new striker this summer as David Villa prepares to leave the Catalan club.Barca are keen to bring in a goalscorer who can make an impact similar to the one made by Henrik Larsson in the Frank Rijkaard era, when the veteran Swede was happy to sit on the bench and wait for his chances as a substitute.Should such a player be brought in, this would provide Vilanova with another tactical variation as Neymar and Messi could both operate off the frontman, as the two in a 4-3-2-1 system similar to Barca’s current 4-3-3, making devastating runs from deep and also creating for their new team-mate further forward. And as Barca boast attacking full-backs in Dani Alves and Jordi Alba, losing width is unlikely to be too much of a concern in this system. At Santos, Neymar usually operated in a deep forward position starting from the left flank. At Barcelona, this seems the most logical space for the Brazilian. With Villa set to be sold this summer, Neymar looks likely to be the first-choice forward on the left, from where he can cut inside and interchange positions with Lionel Messi as well as the team’s right-sided attacker, be it Pedro or Alexis Sanchez.The role is not dissimilar to the one occupied by Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid, but at Barca will evoke memories of Ronaldinho, who lit up the left flank between 2003 and 2007. Like his compatriot, Neymar enjoys running at opposition defences and shooting from distance, and a starting spot on the left will allow him to cut inside onto his stronger right foot, just as he has been doing to such devastating effect at Santos over the last few years.Under Pep Guardiola, and at times with Vilanova this term, Barca have operated with four forwards in the side and this is something the Catalans can do with Neymar in their team – in a 3-3-4 system.With three defenders (perhaps Adriano, Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique) and three midfielders (Busquets, Xavi and Iniesta), Dani Alves could be utilised as a right-sided forward (as he has been in a number of games under both Pep and Tito, probably as he is able to switch to a defensive role if needed), with Cristian Tello on the left, leaving Messi as the ‘false nine’ and Neymar slightly deeper in the role of playmaker.The Brazilian occasionally stepped into this role at Santos and looked comfortable in the creative position. With a quick brain, an excellent final ball and the ability to build attacks from deep, this is another alternative for Vilanova in a four-man forward line which would terrify most opposition defences. Following Barcelona’s damaging defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals this season, the Camp Nou coaching staff are considering alternatives to their favoured 4-3-3 formation and one option for the big games next term is a 4-4-2 system with Lionel Messi and Neymar in attack.Having seen his side completely out-fought in midfield against Bayern, Vilanova could bring in Alex Song alongside Sergio Busquets in a two-man shield to protect the defence, with Xavi and Andres Iniesta further forward in the creative roles and Messi partnering Neymar in what would still be one of the world’s most exciting attacks, while another alternative would be a 4-4-2 diamond with Busquets deep and Cesc Fabregas behind the front two – a midfield often utilised by Pep Guardiola when he played 3-4-3.Either of these would relieve the two forwards of some defensive duties and would allow the pair to drop deep to link up with the midfielders, perhaps taking it in turns to do so as one of the two remains in a more advanced position.last_img read more