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Stop & Frisk Stopped – Shootings Rise

I am curious why no one is putting the numbers together that since stop and frisk has been reduced/abandoned – shooting are on the rise.

Lets keep track of what the news reports – you never hear them say a black mail/female did so and so – what you hear is a generic statement that does little to show the realty of the situation.

Blacks commit a lot of crimes – why? Why are not they policing themselves? The true injustice is the facade of racism ocluding the realty of the situation –

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Free Lunch In School

We give free breakfast – now they want to give free lunch in our schools – why not dinner and snack also. How about we invite all the families in also. Its ok – i have plenty of money

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Health IT Regulatory Framework

[preamble]I have been saying this since the inception of the government wanting to control medicine. For any of their proposals to work, there can be only 1 EMR and 1 vendor for it equipment. These new regulations will significantly increase the costs of ehr adoption and maintenance. As government regulations increase manufacturers will increase their prices because its “certified” and pass it along to us and the doctors.

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Health IT Regulatory Framework

Health information technology, or health IT, is defined by the federal government’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) as, “hardware, software, integrated technologies or related licenses, intellectual property, upgrades, or packaged solutions sold as services that are designed for or support the use by health care entities or patients for the electronic creation, maintenance, access, or exchange of health information.”

Health IT is the framework that enables the management of health information across multiple electronic systems and devices, such as wireless medical devices, hospital information systems, communications infrastructure, and electronic health record (EHR) systems.  Three federal agencies, the FDA, ONC and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) each have unique responsibilities in the health IT arena.

As health IT evolves, we believe that all stakeholders should understand regulatory requirements surrounding its use.  Under the direction of the Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act (FDASIA) of 2012, the FDA is working with FCC and ONC to propose a strategy and make recommendations on an appropriate, risk-based regulatory framework for health IT that promotes innovation, protects patient safety, and avoids unnecessary and duplicative regulation.

The three agencies are committed to a vision that supports a strong health system based on safe and innovative health IT that improves and advances public health.

The FDA, FCC and ONC plan to compile the strategy and recommendations into a report that is slated for release in 2014.

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Mr Bloomberg – please tell the queens library to remove those vending machines!

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Queens library installs vending machine serving soda and candy and makes money! HOORAY! They have found a way to start a business!

But wait, our mayor has a vendetta against junk food! Whilst he is pontificating about how fat we are and how we eat wrong and how sick we are, he has started a war on fat! He is pulling junk foods from everywhere! Hospitals are a start! MY GOD – i need my soda!

But – he is not attacking shake shack where each meal is 5 billion calories (pun)! Double standard! If you make money for the city – you can serve junk!Oh wait – someone did call them and now they will put more healthy food in the machine – guess what? They will lose money – prediction – more healthy food – less income because WE DON’T WANT IT!

So mr mayor – will you call this queens library and punish them for making me fat?
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Queens Library installs snack and soda vending machines

CLARE TRAPASSO
Friday, June 15, 2012

A cash-strapped Queens library has found an unusual way to raise revenue: selling soda, chips and candy.

The Queens Library recently installed two vending machines stocked with unhealthy snacks near the entrance of its Long Island City branch.

But after calls from the Daily News, library President Thomas Galante reached out to Sterling Vending on Thursday and requested that more nutritious items be included.

“The library always supports the healthiest eating habits and supports the health and well-being of the community,” said library spokeswoman Joanne King.