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Amazon Will Reportedly Sell Software That Reads Medical Records.

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Amazon reportedly plans to start selling software that can read medical records and make suggestions for improving treatment or saving money, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The program scans medical files to pick out relevant information such as the medical condition and patient’s procedures and prescriptions. While other algorithms that try to do the same thing have been stymied by doctors’ abbreviations, Amazon claims to have trained its system to recognize the idiosyncrasies in how doctors take notes, sources told the WSJ. The company had already developed and sold this same software to other businesses, including ones focused on travel booking and customer service. For Amazon, this is another move into the health care market on the heels of the retailer buying the online pharmacy PillPack in June.

Amazon is just the latest technology company to make a play into health care. Last year, Microsoft launched a new health care division that plans to focus on using artificial intelligence to improve patient care. Earlier this month, Apple partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide veterans with access to their electronic records on the iPhone. It has long been positioning its Apple Watch as a health device instead of a fitness device, partnering with Stanford University to run a heart-health study and even incorporating an FDA-cleared electrocardiogram (EKG) function into the latest version of the wearable tech.

Of course, not all efforts have been successful. Verily, formerly Google Life Sciences, just paused its high-profile program to create a smart contact that can detect glucose from tears.

Given that Amazon already had the text-analysis technology, expanding into the health care market makes sense for the corporate giant. But the area of electronic health records is famously contentious. Though there has been a push to digitize medical records, the tangled evolution of e-health technology has, for many patients, led to a fragmented paper trail filled with gaps. In the recent, evocatively titled New Yorker article “Why Doctors Hate Their Computers,” physician Atul Gawande writes about how doctors are frustrated with the entire process, and observes that the various software systems for health records seem to have helped lead to burnout.

Hopefully Amazon’s entry into the electronic health records space will help treat the problem, and not increase the existing pain.

Source: The Verge

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Rigworld, Scottish Firm Hydrasun, Sign Partnership Agreement.

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Scottish firm, Hydrasun over the week signed a Network Partner Agreement with Rigworld International Services Limited, a wholly Ghanaian owned company in the oil and gas sector.

The agreement was reached with the local company when the Scottish Development International Trade Mission paid a working visit to Ghana.

Vice President for International Business Development at Hydrasun, Red Fraser, observed his company decided to enter into such a partnership to grow their international presence.

“Hydrasun’s Network Partner initiative was introduced to grow our international presence and to offer our customers a local service in the oil and gas provinces that they are situated. Key to this strategy is ensuring that local companies and local employees are engaged and developed to provide Hydrasun’s trademark quality and speed of response.

He commended the high level of professionalism that Rigworld has exhibited over the past years in the country’s oil and gas sector hence their decision to partner them for their mutual benefit.

Fraser said, “Rigword’s reputation in Ghana for business professionalism and for providing quality services made them a natural partner to work with. Our association with them commenced over a year ago and the partnership agreement is the next step in what has become a successful and mutually beneficial working relationship.”

CEO for Rigworld International Services Limited, Kofi Abban expressed his gratitude to the Scottish delegation for the trust reposed in his company and assured them of their commitment to the Network Partner Agreement.

Under the agreement, Rigword’s appointment as an authorized Network Partner will enable them to offer all of Hydrasun’s products and services to the Ghanaian market from a purpose-built facility in Takoradi, capital of the Western Region and from in-country mobile workshops. Enditem

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KNUST Petroleum Engineering Students Visit Rigworld Training Centre.

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Final year students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) over the week paid a familiarization tour of the ultra-modern Rigworld Training Centre (RTC) located at Kejebil in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region.

The students, who were all from the Petroleum Engineering Department of the KNUST paid the visit to the training centre to expose them to hands-on practical knowledge and experience of safety training in the oil and gas as well as other areas within the extractive industry.

Senior Instructor at the RTC, Gina Donn observed the centre had invested heavily in building advanced simulators to provide realistic training focused on safety as well as building local capacity.

“We deliver more than textbook theory. RTC is an asset that would help increase safety and productivity in the extractive industry while building local capacity, skills and development, “she said.

Bismark Odame, Quality Health, Safety and Environmental Advisor at the RTC, who doubles as Health, Safety and Environment Instructor emphasized the centre had excelled in providing a wide-range of client focused safety training services and products to offshore and mining companies.

He said, “We plan and tailor training to the reality of the people we train. The company believes in constant development, improving its training and facilities all the time.”

Assistant Research Fellow at the Petroleum Engineering Department of the KNUST, Anthony Hammer explained the rationale for their visit.

“They are final year students and very soon they would go to the job market so they are embarking on the tour to be exposed to the other aspects or components which is the field work,” Hammer remarked.

He expressed satisfaction saying the purpose for their visit had been achieved as the students were exposed to the practical aspect of the theories they have been learning at school.

The KNUST Assistant Fellow stated, “They have learnt that before working in an offshore facility, you need to obtain the minimum safety standard from a certified organization. They have also been educated on other safety issues in the offshore oil and gas business.”

The Rigworld Training Centre, which is an indigenous Ghanaian company with International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001:2015 Oil and Gas accredited safety training centre offers safety training services to organizations in the offshore oil and gas industry.

The centre is fully equipped with advanced simulators, helipad and water survival training pool, medical centre, prime onsite accommodation, a restaurant and a fitness centre.

The RTC can boast of top international training experts with operational experience who had been selected to lead the programmes which also includes Lifting Competence Training.

Among the Health and Safety Environment (HSE) courses the centre offers include Basic Offshore Safety Induction Emergency Training (BOSIET), Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) and Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System.

The rest are National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) as well as Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Enditem

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Source: News Ghana

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Renowned Tech Blogger Quick Vue Reviews The HUAWEI Y9

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Quick Vue Reviews The HUAWEI Y9

It’s that time of the year when consumers have shopping on their minds. The need for something new and different for oneself and for family and friends that also delivers great value for money.

When it comes to getting great advice for the choice technology products, there are many sources of advice but it’s important to get it from trustworthy and experienced sources. Quick Vue is a renowned for objective and reliable one.

After unboxing and testing the features of the spanking new handset, Quick Vue is convinced this is the best value for money mid-range smartphone ever.

Combining the power of quad-cameras, improved processing strength and a modern style outlook, the Y9 2019 is irresistible.

The Huawei Y9 2019 is the latest mid-range smartphone from the tech giant. After its launch on Thursday, 8 November a number of reviews have been done to ascertain the product effectiveness.

Let’s cut to the chase & check out Quick Vue’s review of the style and substance of the Huawei Y9

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MTN Ghana Gifts Customers With A Scratch-card Newbie This Xmas.

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MTN Ghana, the leading provider of telecommunications services who is a leader in technology and innovation has taken the lead again as they introduce a new scratch card.

The new introduction – the MTN Scratch cards is said to adopt the MTN illustration style to reflect their new Corporate brand Identity. It’s designed to capture our brighter live positioning as humans, which is done, through the environments, characters and objects we depict as a people.

The scenes on the card particularly showcase our world bathed in light. A world not always as it is but as it will be. Thus, through contemporary architecture and bright, saturated colour MTN demonstrates the benefits they offer in this modern connected world which touches nearly every aspect of their customers’ lives. The illustration style gives the opportunity to present these offerings in nearly every environment the customers are in – from marketplaces to high rise office towers, from city streets to family homes which are demonstrated in the GH¢2, 5, 10 & 20 respectively.

Again, the characters as seen depicts the traits of their brand personality – being bold, optimistic, exciting and fun. Which seeks to remind clientele saying, ”We are for everyone. We span across the length and breadth of Ghana.”

These illustrations embossed on the new cards exhibit MTN’s offerings and demonstrating how everyone can enjoy the benefits of a modern connected life. Objects such as devices, cars, laptops and screens only go to reflect our modern state of today. Thus the illustrations allows deploying our brand assets in ways that bring our oval, our colours and our brand personality to life.

So in sum, from a messaging point of view, the GH¢2 is used to articulate the value we offer as a business and amply captured in the copy: ‘There’s something for everyone. Dial *505# to choose from a wide range of value offers’. The GH¢5 denominated card allows us to pitch our digital proposition with the copy: ‘Live brighter. Visit mtnplay.com.gh where entertainment lives’. The GH¢10 card which depicts the marketplace allows us to entire digital payment narratives, a phenomenon amply embodied in the MTN MoMo value proposition and finally the GH¢20 card used to champion our data offering which can be accessed via *138#.

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