What is information and communication technology?
Information and communication technology is a very broad terms. It refers to various gadgets that aid in communication such as mobile phones, radios and satellite communication. The term is also used to refer to various means of direct communication such as video conferencing. In short, information and communication technology, better known in its abbreviated form as ICT, is a tool that helps in improving communication among businesses and commerce activities in different parts of the world. In fact, ICT is so commonly used in commerce field to communicate various financial matters such as acceptance of money, producing receipts and transferring funds that ICT and ecommerce have become almost synonymous terms. ICT creates inroads for better accessibility of all sorts of information for people from all over the world.
However, the scope of ICT extends much beyond commerce transactions. It is widely used in education and medical arenas as well. Advanced medical care techniques, various researches being carried out in medical field in different parts of the world and training are just some of the fields in the medical arena that have largely benefited from the growth of information and communication technology. ICT makes sharing data concerning medical research easy, in addition to myriad other benefits as elucidated in the paragraphs below. Read more of this >>
Insurance is a good way to ensure financial security in case of any illness or accidents, especially for college students. In a survey conducted by the Center for Student Health and life among five hundred college students, seventy five percent of them had at least once visited a campus health center. According to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), health insurance is considered as one of the requirements for the admission in the 2007-’08 year by almost thirty percent of the Universities and colleges. Some other institutions are also considering the same for their students, but are still confused on the benefits of both family insurance plan as well as campus health insurance.
A lot of colleges in US offer health insurance plans for their students and they ask for a written statement from the parents whether the student has another insurance plan similar to the one they offer. Even though the health insurance plans offered by different colleges are different, most of the schools focus on affordable premiums with essential coverage that meets the requirements of the students. The average annual premium for a campus health insurance plan will be around eight hundred and fifty dollars. Read more of this >>
$200m for Health Professional Training allocated by HHS
It is estimated that close to 8,000 health care professionals and medical students will get financial assistance to go on with their training by the end of year 2010. HHS-Health and Human Service- announced through a press release that the agency will devote $ 200 million for loan repayment, grants and scholarships in a bid to improve and expand professional health care. Health is important and the medical experts need to be trained in a good environment which has the appropriate medical tools and equipments. It is important to have trained medical experts that will always be well equipped to solve different types of emergencies coming their way.
These funds are part of the $500 million which was given to HHS administration and was directed to address the work force shortage that was being faced all over the nation. The act was basically put in place in order to provide the citizens with proper health care despite their financial situation. Many patients back away from hospitals because they think they are expensive and the medics are not properly trained. Those program also aims to get the medics trained and be circulated all over the country. Read more of this >>
Freedomworks is a grass roots organization and has more than 750,000 members from all the corners of the nation. This organization is highly disappointed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s whose vote today on the Americas Affordable Health Choices Act for the year 2009. The group has termed this move as anti competitive and it highly restricts the competition and consumer choice and changing market for bio-generic drugs. This will in the long run mean that the people dealing with this business will have no form of income because the consumers will chose the bio-generic substitutes. They also claim that the products are not effective for human consumption and will end up bringing more health issues to the county’s population.
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