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A breach of patient information can be detrimental. Microsoft support for Windows XP ceased on April 8th, 2014. It is critical that you upgrade your workstations before you fall victim to a breach of sensitive information which can be very costly to your practice. OMA Comp can safely dispose of this dated technology and bring you into the next generation with Windows 8; the latest operating system from Microsoft. Windows 8 will bring you up to speed with both HIPAA guidelines and technology. OMA Comp can even provide you with the coveted start button you use each and every day with your current computer to make the transition to this new technology smooth and easy.
June 4, 2014 By Editor
For most of us the pleasure comes from when the work is complete. Let OMA Comp make spring cleaning enjoyable by cleaning your equipment, maximizing efficiency, installing necessary upgrades to increase speed and decrease vulnerability to security breaches and viruses. OMA Comp examines your current IT equipment and consults with you regarding best practices and suitable options for your current business needs.
May 9, 2014 By Editor
Credit card fraud is a very dangerous thing that can happen to anybody. You can never be too careful with these kinds of things. The people that commit credit card fraud rack up a lot of money from innocent, unbeknownst people and it can ruin their credit scores. In order to prevent this from happening it is important to regularly check your financial statements and keep an eye out for any unfamiliar activity. It is also good to put fraud alerts on your files and accounts as to alert you of sudden changes then you will get a call asking if you were the person that made the charges on your credit card. These things can lead to serious problems and it is always a good idea to keep a close eye on things so nothing gets out of hand.
If you feel you’ve been the victim of credit card fraud you should try and identify where it occurred. You should also remove the stolen charges, close the account and change any and all passwords and account numbers associated with you. Hopefully you’ll never have to. OMA Comp can make sure your computer isn’t susceptible to any intruders or cyber attackers trying to get into your system. If you feel someone is trying to take advantage of you and take your personal information, give OMA Comp a call and we’ll guide you in the right direction.
April 21, 2014 By Editor
Eye health is crucial to your general well-being, after all you’ve only one pair of eyes. Given how much time is spent on the electronic screen, it becomes imperative to take steps to regulate time computer time. Eye doctors strongly suggest looking up every 20 minutes for 20 seconds (20/20 is easy to remember) to give your eye muscles time to relax. That’s a major part of taming the problem but there are other things to take into consideration as well. How’s the lighting in the room? Too bright? Adjust lighting so the screen does not emit glare. Use a glare filter is necessary. Even rearranging the table helps. Ideally, the screen should be slightly below eye level, positioned between 18 to 20 inches away from your eyes. Then, work the settings on the computer—adjust brightness, contrast, font size to find the best settings for your eyes.
Being aware of this problem is half the battle won. You can now take steps to improve your work environment or regulate computer time to reduce eyestrain. Visit your eye doctor to discuss computer vision syndrome. Sometimes, you may need glasses or contact lenses to correct computer eye syndrome. Other cases may call for special computer glasses.
If you think you can use some corrective lenses to counter-act the effects of C.V.S., give trusted Metro Detroit Eye Surgeons Eye Michigan a call today. With a combined experience of over 30 years, Doctors Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey will have you seeing clear in no time at all. Whether it’s a pair of glasses or LASIK corrective laser eye surgery you need, Eye Michigan is THE place to help you with your Computer Vision Syndrome and all other visual ailments.
April 11, 2014 By Editor
This a quote given by general manager of the Detroit Tigers, Dave Dombrowski.
It was disclosed that Bruce Rondon will be needing ulnar collateral ligament surgery for his elbow. He will be out for the year, but should be good for the 2015 season. Also, Jose Iglesias, the Tiger’s primary shortstop for 2014, was reported to have bilateral tibial stress fractures, and is recovering after being put on the disabled list. Finally, Andy Dirks is recovering from back surgery that he had on March 10th. He was said to have been out of the game for two months, but he should be brought back soon. As of now he is on the 15 days disabled list.
On the flip side, Miguel Cabrera recently had his contract with the Tigers extended, with $248 million guaranteed over the next eight years. His contract was supposed to terminate in 2015, but he revived it, and made what is being called the biggest commitment in baseball history. The deal was negotiated by sports agents Fern Cuza and Diego Bentz. The Tigers allegedly traded Prince Fielder during the winter of 2013 in order to help pay for Miggy’s contract extension, as well to attempt Max Scherzer’s contract. Scherzer was offered $144 million over a time span of six years, but it turned out unsuccessful.
The Tigers have gone through a few bumps in the road, but have a positive mindset for this season, and are ready to play hard this season. Catch them playing the San Diego Padres tonight at 10:10p.m. on Fox Sports Detroit.
April 3, 2014 By Editor
The Tiger’s 114th Opening Day was on March 31, 2014, meaning good bye prolonged winter and hello baseball season! The old ball game is bringing together the rivalry between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals. With Detroit being the host, the stadium is going to be packed! Let’s see if the Tigers can go for the sweep later on today!
The Tigers opened with the following starting lineup:
It was a beautiful day and gates opened at 10:30 AM. For the first 20,000 fans that come, there were Detroit Tigers rally towels that were handed out! Before the game actually began, however, the Detroit Tigers celebrated their 2013 American League Central Division Championship. This consisted of raising a flag commemorating the championship in the center of Comerica Park, during which Brian McKnight sang the national anthem. The Michigan Joint Guard showcased colors, and afterwards they put a three hundred foot flag into the outfield. Next Chet Lemon, a champion from the 1984 World Series, threw the ceremonial first pitch. During the seventh inning, Amy Gould will sing God Bless America. A member of the United States Air Force, Master Sergeant Michael Miller will be delivering the Game Ball for the Opening Day Game.
For those who didn’t purchase tickets for the game, there was a block party being hosted by 97.1 in Grand Circus Park just outside of Comerica Park, where thousands of people watched the game together. The event also included an indoor heated tent, outdoor party, multiple DJs and other entertainment, and food and drinks. Opening Day in Detroit is like a holiday, where people get off work or take their kids out of school early just to watch and enjoy the ball game. Hopefully the season goes as smoothly as these few games have! Let’s Go Tigers!
March 27, 2014 By Editor
On April 8th, 2014 Microsoft will no longer offer support for Windows XP, their Operating System that was made available to the public in 2001, over 12 years ago. Despite its age, Windows XP still has users all over the world, a fact that will leave many susceptible to attacks over the course of the next couple months.
Once XP is no longer backed by Microsoft support systems that are still running it are more at risk every day that they don’t upgrade, and this is especially true for medical offices and their network systems. If your office is still using Windows XP by April 8th, that is technically non-compliant with HIPAA, PCI and a number of other computer security standards. While that may be the case, HIPAA won’t tell you directly that you’re in violation of their practices – not until it’s too late and you’re stuck with a hefty fine. Better to be safe than sorry, especially when it involves a person’s medical and financial history.
Another threat will be that of dubious attack methods not previously seen that are sure to make headlines after April 8th. Hackers know that a large number of PC users will miss the XP deadline and will take full advantage of that fact. Don’t fall victim and expect Microsoft to help – they won’t.
Even if you don’t get attacked or infected, it’s still a good idea to upgrade your system if it’s running Windows XP. Once Microsoft support ends, you can expect other companies to follow suit shortly after. New software and hardware used in the medical field won’t be XP compatible, and you’ll be stuck with a useless computer, waiting for an upgrade you could’ve gotten a few weeks prior.
In short the best thing you can do in this case is to upgrade the operating system on your computer, or the computer itself. Odds are if you’re still using XP, you could probably use a new computer. The latest Windows operating system, Windows 8.1, is the most up-to-date operating system in terms of all capabilities and industry benchmarks. If your office is still using windows XP, be sure and look into an upgrade before it’s too late.
March 25, 2014 By Editor
The average American spends practically every waking hour on some kind of electronic device, whether it be the computer, television, smartphone or reading tablet, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. And the study goes on to show that screen time is continually on the increase. With that much time spent on the electronic screen, and the eyes being a crucial part of the interaction, how does it affect eye health? Not too well, judging by reports from eye doctors. Too much screen time can generate a condition known as Computer Vision Syndrome.
What is Computer Vision Syndrome?
Too much time spends on the computer or any electronic screen may generate a cluster of vision-related problems that results from eyestrain. Focusing on a virtual screen with pixels instead of actual objects made the eyes work harder to focus, thereby straining eye muscles. Research reveals that 50% to 90% of computer users report at least some symptoms of vision problems.
What are the Symptoms?
Staring for long periods of time at a screen may result in headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, neck and shoulder strain and eye discomfort. Although these symptoms are not life-threatening, continued prolonged computer use may generate other eye complications such as increased difficulty seeing and focusing. In addition, it may worsen existing eye conditions such as farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia.
Part 2 Coming Soon
February 26, 2014 By Editor
New technologies have been developed and utilized for the events and participants of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Ironically, even though these are Winter Olympics, Sochi has a relatively subtropical climate, where there isn’t a lot of snow. Snow making industries had to step into a new gear in snow production. Instead of put it straight on to the slopes, however, the snow is stored and applied when needed. In fact, about sixteen million cubic feet was stored for these Olympics. Also, a process called salting was applied to courses in order to keep the conditions fair. Salting is a when a chemical is put on the top layer of snow, which first melts it, but then freezes it.
Also, new gear has been developed for the Olympic competitors. This including the all new March 39 suit, produced with the partnership of Under Armour and Lockheed Martin. Using the input of dimples onto the suit allows the racer to travel much faster due to decrease in air resistance. Also, skiers have the opportunity to wear jackets containing the lightest waterproof zipper ever made. Not only has new technology been applied to jackets, but also to socks. Socks for hockey players were designed for calve and Achilles protection thanks to the use of copper and Kevlar.
Although Sochi has had its malfunctions, these new technologies are only few of many developed for the 2014 Winter Olympics. These new developments have only driven our home team to greater success overseas during the Olympics! Congratulations! #TeamUSA
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