UK Local Authority websites struggle to hit plain English guidelines RealWire Mon, 09/05/2016 - 05:09

In its largest ever Local Government study, VisibleThread identified that 82% of Local Governments websites do not meet target readability standards

Cambridge UK, Monday 5th September 2016. VisibleThread, a global leader in content quality management, has released an updated readability report which covers 191 Local Government websites.

UK Government’s Digital Service published its Writing for GOV.UK guide in 2014. In it, there are comprehensive guidelines to help writers, clearly stating that:

Bryan Ruby: Recovering from Blogging Burnout

After three or four decades of being immersed in the digital lifestyle and blogging on a continual basis for 15 years, I found myself puking at the idea of spending more time in front of the computer outside of work. It's not that I don't still like technology and content management, but I didn't recognize until it was too late that the lack of topic diversity would eventually lead me to digital burnout. To fix this, I seriously tried not to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

3 Ways to Give Your Social Media Marketing an Extreme Makeover Peter Sampson Mon, 08/29/2016 - 06:30

You’ve probably heard people talking about how awesome social media marketing is, and how they’ve used it to do everything from grow their brand, to spike their traffic and bring in the conversions. All of that sounds nice, but what happens when you’re trying to find success in this field, and you’re coming up short?

Medelinked Now Integrated with Microsoft Health and Band

Fitness and wellness device users can now track their health, locate healthcare specialists and store securely, safely access and share medical history from their mobile device

Oxfordshire, 17th August 2016 – Medelinked is now integrated with Microsoft Health and Band. The integration ensures that wellness summary data from Microsoft Health app and Band wearable is available in Medelinked to help users manage their own and their family’s health.

Five Innovative eCommerce Trends in 2017

2017 will continue to be an innovator’s market, and if you’re not evolving to meet the needs of your customers or following along with the current trends, then there is a good chance that you’ll be left behind. A prediction by Internet Retailer claims that online spending in the U.S. will generate $355 billion in 2016, a number that's expected to exceed $400 billion per year by 2018.

Is Keeping Your Health Records in the Cloud a Good Idea?

The health record is an essential communication tool that supports clinical decision-making. Concern about patient privacy and confidentiality is as old as medicine itself. When it comes to our medical records, nothing is more important than our privacy.

Digital technology has radically transformed our world. Tablets, smartphones, and web-enabled devices have radically changed our daily lives and the way we communicate. The healthcare industry is sensibly trying to balance between innovation and patients’ privacy.

Quoting IT: When contingency plans for failure...fail

"You're basically saying, 'We had power failure in a location but unfortunately we were unable to continue operations from a secondary data center despite the fact that we spent hundreds of millions of dollars on it."

- Gil Hecht, founder and chief executive of Continuity Software, Quoted by Thom Patterson in "The real reason airline computers crash", CNN Money, August 8, 2016.

Arkansas joins 15 US State Archives using Preservica to Safeguard its long term digital records

Arkansas State Archives leads the way in digital preservation to protect state records and historic materials

Arkansas has just become the latest US State Archives to select Preservica to ensure the long-term protection and accessibility of important state records. Arkansas State Archives has chosen Preservica Cloud Edition for long term preservation and safe-keeping of its state’s significant electronic records of lasting value.

123ContactForm attains HIPAA Compliant Status

123ContactForm, leading web form builder, announced today that it has achieved compliance with data security standards outlined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

The decision was based on 123ContactForm’s customers feedback and on the increased interest in medical forms such as Appointment Request, Medical History Form, Prescription Refill, Online Bill Pay, Patient Satisfaction Survey and Dental History Form. The progressive complexity of the forms was soon followed by a need to ask for the patient’s private health information.