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October 2017 Blog Posts (47)

Managing Work Smoothly without getting Ruffled

It is not an exaggeration to say that those in managements have their hands full during almost any working day. Dashing to finish tasks makes it chaotic for managers and other employees to stay focused on their core work. As a result, their work gets delayed or its impact gets diluted. They are forced into a situation where work keeps piling up and their daily routine gets chaotic. This becomes more pronounced in the backdrop of a changing work environment.

The result of being…

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Added by kate smith on October 17, 2017 at 2:03am — No Comments

Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

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A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer…

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Added by John Robinson on October 16, 2017 at 8:05am — No Comments

Who Benefits from the changes, and How it will affect the Retailers and Customers

Credit card surcharge was the bone of contention in an antitrust lawsuit filed 2005. As a result, the judgment in this case, which came in mid-2012, prohibited credit card surcharge in ten States. The implementation of their respective laws is underway in another 12 States.

Credit card regulations have traditionally opposed surcharging. Yet, companies have been devising ways by which they have sidestepped merchant rules and have continued to ensure that credit card surcharge gets…

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Added by Adam Fleaming on October 16, 2017 at 6:12am — No Comments

The Importance of Getting Succession Planning Right

We all know that change is the only constant in business. Organizations know it, too. Yet, many are hesitant to bring about and embrace change until they are compelled to. This is a fundamental mistake from managements, because organizations that are resistant to change are not likely to flourish in the long run.

Many organizations tend to equate change with the introduction of new, untried products and services. This may be great for the business, but organizational change goes…

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Added by kate smith on October 16, 2017 at 2:26am — No Comments

Residential Apartment Fires: Problems, New Technology and Prevention

When you consider the myriad of safety hazards that the average American faces daily, death and injury in a house or apartment fire usually falls to the bottom of the list.

Excluding damage that is done to single or multiple family residential units, because of natural disasters that include…

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Added by Sandy Funches on October 14, 2017 at 7:38am — No Comments

De-Identification of PHI under HIPAA

As health information grows, sharing it among healthcare providers and researchers is necessary for providing and advancing healthcare services and healthcare research. But the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 severely limits how Protected Health Information (PHI) can be…

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Added by Roger Steven on October 13, 2017 at 7:44am — No Comments

Do You Have Questions about Disposable Dust Masks? We Have Answers!

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The two most-common questions I hear when it comes to disposable dust masks/respirators are: “My employees wear disposable dust masks – do I have to fit test these employees?” and “How often should they change out their mask for a new one?”

First, it’s important to consider the masks themselves. These devices often are referred to as filtering facepieces and can be approved or unapproved. Unapproved dust masks can be mistaken for approved…

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Added by John Robinson on October 13, 2017 at 6:10am — No Comments

MS could be reversed with existing allergy drug

MS could be reversed.jpg In a recent phase II clinical trial, an over-the-counter allergy drug was shown to improve nervous system function in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease affecting more than…

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Added by John Robinson on October 13, 2017 at 6:07am — No Comments

How to test your firm's Compliance Program based on what the Regulators are Focusing on

The financial regulators publish a listing of their exam initiatives for the upcoming year. Financial advisers use this listing to anticipate what thinking the regulators bring into a financial year, which will have a major bearing on the financial industry. This listing offers financial advisers an idea of what to expect during a particular financial year.

For instance, taking off from the backdrop of the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009; the…

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Added by Adam Fleaming on October 13, 2017 at 6:03am — No Comments

Changing One’s Leadership Style is Essential for Growth

Growth is a need for everyone. We all have the urge to grow, because we have our unique abilities. We all have enormous potential. Some of it may be obvious, and others may have to be dug up from the rubble, so to speak. Many of us are good at what we do, and are aware of it and give our best in any situation. Others may have the same ability, but could allow their doubt, insecurity or confusion to get the better of them. Both these kinds of people can improve. Everyone has the potential to…

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Added by kate smith on October 13, 2017 at 2:56am — No Comments

How to create Slicers which are the New Visual way to Filter a Pivot Table

Microsoft Excel can be used to carry out a number of functions such as sorting, filtering, and subtotal to manage large lists of data. Yet, its MS Excel PivotTable is a very useful feature when it comes to analyzing all that data and doing it quickly. Its use is all the more pronounced when the user is required to quickly create a compact summary report (based on lots of data) without having to write complex formulas or rely on lengthy…

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Added by Adam Fleaming on October 12, 2017 at 6:38am — No Comments

The use of the “Beforehand” Technique for Optimizing Time

As professionals, many of us find it hard to manage our time. One of the constant thoughts in the back or front of our minds is about how to complete tasks within the given timeframe. If there is one resource we seem to be eternally short of; it is time. We are among millions of professionals who have a very difficult time managing their time. Yet, some people seem to be at ease with this element. They seem to have a great knack of managing time better and more efficiently.

Even…

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Added by kate smith on October 12, 2017 at 6:36am — No Comments

Regulatory Filing Requirements and Compliance Processes for medical devices in Japan

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The market for medical devices in Japan is pretty huge. It ranks third in the world after the US and the EU. At just over $ 35 billion a year, which is characterized by an annual growth rate of 3-4 percent; it is far bigger than the markets in the neighborhood, such as China, Malaysia, Singapore and even Australia. Its market for medical devices is comparable to those of Europe and North America. Some of the reasons for this huge market are:

  • The aging…
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Added by John Robinson on October 12, 2017 at 6:24am — No Comments

Getting Your Annual HAZWOPER Refresher

What is the HAZWOPER refresher?

In 1989, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued its Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard, Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1910.120 (or OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120). This standard…

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Added by Nikki Ayque on October 11, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Want to make a career in compliance in the US? - Just Upgrade Yourself $10

This is an opportunity that cannot be missed. For those who want to make a career in compliance in the US, they need to just upgrade for $10!

Want to make a career in compliance in the US? Just upgrade yourself for $10. Can something get better than this? If you thought –and you would be right in thinking so, that making a career in compliance in the US is expensive –just upgrade…

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Added by John Robinson on October 11, 2017 at 7:59am — No Comments

Medical records retention and disposition is a complex activity

In a scenario where today’s healthcare environment is fast paced, diverse and straddle many disciplines; retention and disposition of medical records -both paper and electronic -is fraught with complexities. There are different rules set out by the state agencies, as well as by HIPAA statutes and…

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Added by Roger Steven on October 11, 2017 at 7:19am — No Comments

Google’s Home Mini needed a software patch to stop some of them from recording everything

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Categorize this under “one of the worst possible PR nightmares for a Google smart speaker.” According to Artem Russakovskii at Android Police, the Google Home Mini he was reviewing was randomly and near-constantly recording sounds in his home and transmitting them to Google. The company acknowledged the problem and…

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Added by John Robinson on October 11, 2017 at 6:59am — No Comments

Eight deaths due to ‘seasonal flu’ in Oman, health guidance issued

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Muscat: The number of Influenza cases has dropped by almost a quarter compared to 2016, but the Ministry of Health has warned residents to

be vigilant as flu season approaches.

According to the latest report by the MoH, deaths as a result of influenza have reduced over the past three years, with 2017 season seeing eight cases of deaths so far compared to 2015 which recorded 25 deaths.

As a semi-tropical…

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Added by John Robinson on October 11, 2017 at 6:56am — No Comments

It takes Tact and Patience to Deal with Difficult People

Difficult people being what they are; any colleague has a tough time dealing with them. Difficult people can come in many forms, shapes and sizes. Some people find it difficult to socialize with colleague. Others make a mess out of working relationships, and yet others may be highly uncooperative and could throw tantrums at the slightest provocation, or even without one.

Whatever their different forms; it is a fact that difficult people are a fact of life at the workplace. Difficult…

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Added by kate smith on October 11, 2017 at 5:34am — No Comments

What You Need To Know For Validated Systems?

Instances of cyberattacks that lead to disruption of service, data theft or compromise and even ransomware are making the news headlines of late with alarming frequency. Cyberattacks are carried out because computer systems used in highly regulated companies house very sensitive and valuable information.

Data relating to valuable electronic submissions, clinical information, medical device design control records, legal information, and other such information are usually placed in…

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Added by Adam Fleaming on October 10, 2017 at 6:25am — No Comments

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Health and safety are important aspects of an organisation’s smooth and effective functioning.  Did you know that workplace health & safety injuries cost Australian businesses over $60 billion…Continue

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Introduction to PEGA-PRPC

Pega/PRPC is a popular rules engine and BPM tool from Pega systems that is gaining good market share among large corporations. Architects and developers build the Pega/PRPC instance while…Continue

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Introduction to PEGA-PRPC

Pega/PRPC is a popular rules engine and BPM tool from Pega systems that is gaining good market share among large corporations. Architects and developers build the Pega/PRPC instance while…Continue

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Introduction to PEGA-PRPC

Pega/PRPC is a popular rules engine and BPM tool from Pega systems that is gaining good market share among large corporations. Architects and developers build the Pega/PRPC instance while…Continue

Tags: training, course, online, pega

Started by Soujanya Naganuri Oct 6.

Introduction to PEGA-PRPC

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