On the (medical) record with Lystra John

first_imgShe is a member of the American Health Information Management Association which certifies the RHIT. After a decade in the medical industry, John says there are no regrets. She believes being a RHIT has “helped me grow. It’s a fulfilling job knowing you are securing people’s health records.” Registered Health Information TechnicianNine years ago, John became a Registered Health InformationTechnician (RHIT). She is currently the Health Information Management (HIM) director at Florida Medical Center (FMC) in the City of Lauderhill. John earned her RHIT certificate from Miami Dade College and has worked in the field for nine years, starting with North Shore Medical before going to FMC. Teaches HIMShe also teaches HIM at Miami Dade College. Like the situation cited in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois, she has noticed an increase in persons becoming RHITs in South Florida. The precarious nature of the financial sector in 2008 influenced her to consider a career change shortly after she relocated to the Sunshine State. “When I relocated here from New York a lot of jobs were being outsourced and the economy was changing, so I decided to change as well,” she stated. “Definitely, and the demographics are changing. We see a lot more Caribbean people and Hispanics, a lot more males. I’m glad they’re doing this,” she said. TrinidadianLystra John is from Trin City Orange Grove in east Trinidad. She migrated to Montreal, Canada, 20 years ago, then went to New York where she earned an executive masters’ degree in business administration from Baruch College. Increasingly attractive fieldThe RHIT field has become increasingly attractive. Last year, the University of Wisconsin reported that, “In the past five years, the number of Registered Health Information Administrators who passed the RHIA exam in Wisconsin nearly tripled.” That trend is even more positive in the neighboring states of Minnesota and Illinois. An RHIT compiles data on patients and transfers it to administration for coding, or medical records as it was once known. “It’s a very important field. Once a patient goes through their procedure everything comes to the HIM. We put codes in place so the hospital can be reimbursed,” John explained. By Howard CampbellWhen Lystra John moved to South Florida from New York just over 10 years ago, she had cut her teeth in the financial industry. But the recession that hit the United States in 2008 influenced a career change.last_img read more

CARICOM joins Japan in mourning flood deaths

first_imgThe Caribbean Community has expressed condolences to the Government and People of Japan in the face of the tragic loss of life, widespread destruction and continuing suffering wrought by torrential rains and floods in Central and Western Japan.“The Caribbean Community conveys its heartfelt sympathies to the families of those who lost their lives and the families of the missing. The Community also sympathizes with those displaced by the disaster,” CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said in a message of condolence to Japanese Prime Minister  Shinzo Abe.“The Caribbean Community expresses its solidarity with the Government and people of Japan at this moment of national grief, and is confident that the innate strength of the people of Japan will fortify them as the task of recovery and rebuilding begins,” the Secretary-General added.Japan’s worst floods in three decades have left about 200 deaths and forced millions to evacuate as more than 500 millimeters of rainfall fell on the weekend.last_img read more

Haitian American politician Rodneyse Bichotte welcomes passage of DREAM Act in…

first_imgNEW YORK, CMC – A Haitian-American legislator in New York City joined her Caribbean American colleagues in welcoming the New York Legislature’s passage of a bill that for the first time provides undocumented Caribbean and other immigrant students access to New York State financial aid and scholarships for higher education.New York State Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, who represents the 42nd Assembly District in Brooklyn, has applauded the passage of the New York State DREAM Act, sponsored by Assembly Member Carmen De La Rosa and Senator Luis Sepulveda.Creates easier pathways“After six long years of lingering the Senate, this bill is finally off to the Governor’s office for signing,” said Bichotte, stating that the New York State DREAM Act, seeks to create a DREAM fund commission and a DREAM fund in order to advance the educational opportunities for undocumented Caribbean and other children by providing scholarships to college-bound students.The bill will also create easier pathways for undocumented families to obtain college tuition savings assistance and financial aid.“I’m proud to support the right of children to pursue higher education, regardless of their immigration status,” Bichotte told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC). “These DREAMers should be able to do so without the many obstacles laid out for them, such as ineligibility for scholarships, financial assistance and college tuition savings programs.DREAMERS contribute to the economy“It is a known fact that Dreamers have been contributing to our economy and society, and that it would only make sense for us to extend opportunities that will better themselves and the world around them,” added Bichotte, whose Brooklyn district encompasses the predominantly Caribbean of Ditmas Park, Flatbush, East Flatbush and Midwood.Bichotte – currently the chair of the State Assembly’s Subcommittee on Oversight of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) – said undocumented students have been a boon for the US economy, citing a report by the Center for American Progress, which states that immigrant children protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would contribute an estimated US$400 billion to the US gross domestic product over the next decade.If the Federal Dream Act were passed, it would illicit US$22.7 billion annually over the next decade, the report says.In a clear rebuke to US President Donald J. Trump’s draconian immigration policies, the New York Senate Majority Conference on Wednesday passed the José Peralta New York State DREAM Act.The measure passed the New York State Senate 40-20 and the New York State Assembly 90-37.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will sign it into law.last_img read more

UWI Senior Executives to Donate Part of their Salaries to Student…

first_imgThe executive leadership of the university includes the vice-chancellor, campus principals, pro vice-chancellors, the university bursar and the university registrar. “The principals across the UWI’s five campuses stepped up in developing remedial projects to confront this reality and to restore the level playing field provided by the physical classroom culture. The UWI alumni have been called upon to participate in fundraising and philanthropists have also responded by donating hundreds of tablets,” the UWI said in a statement. It said the student hardship fund is aimed at promoting equity of access for all students. The university also said that the fund also allows for additional counselling services as the region continues to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Vice-Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles said the move by the executive leadership “is another part of the UWI CARES project, designed to empower any excluded element of the student body”. The region’s premier tertiary institution said that the rapid transition to online teaching in response to the spread of COVID-19 has highlighted the severity of challenges facing “financially and socially marginalised students.center_img “With a student body of close to 50,000, at least 10,000 of them are believed to be functioning in a social circumstance that makes it excessively difficult to participate equally and equitably in this moment of digital intensification,” the UWI statement noted. KINGSTON, Jamaica – Several senior executive members of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Monday committed themselves to donating a percentage of their salaries, for the next three months, towards a student hardship fund. CMClast_img read more

Broward Launches Public Dashboard to Track Local COVID-19 Business Complaints

first_imgThe database is searchable by Commission District, and by municipality, making it easy for residents to find out if a business they plan on patronizing is observing all the requirements of the Emergency Orders. Broward County’s Planning and Development Management Division today launched a public-facing dashboard of COVID-19 complaints about businesses not following sanitation, social distancing, facial covering and other reopening requirements contained in local Emergency Orders. The GIS-based website displays details about business complaints received, including: According to the dashboard, the most common type of violation is Failure to Follow Social Distancing. Other types of violations include Not Approved to Reopen, Not Following Sanitation Requirements; Not Following Appointment Guidelines, and Allowing More than 50% Indoor Capacity. 1,273 substantiated complaints received768 complaints are pending inspection363 warnings and citations have been issued142 complaints have been resolved Residents are encouraged to bookmark the dashboard at http://arcg.is/1riWfH and visit it frequently for updates in your area.center_img Name and location of businesses reported to be in violationNumber and type of warnings and citations issuedComplaint Outcomes (i.e. Warning Issued, Citation Issued, Resolved, or Pending Inspection) BROWARD COUNTY – As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Florida, and the nation prepares to enter a July 4 holiday weekend typically marked by large group gatherings and public celebrations, Broward County has launched a new tool to help residents ensure they are doing everything they can to contribute to a safer, healthier community and stop the spread of the coronavirus. Statistics through July 1, 2020 show:last_img read more

FIFA World Ranking – Nigeria Move Up One Place, Remains 6th In Africa

first_imgThe Super Eagles of Nigeria moved up one place into 38th position in the latest FIFA World Ranking for August, but remained 6th in Africa.Despite losing 0-2 to the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in last June’s Nations Cup qualifier in Uyo, Nigeria remained 6th best footballing Nation in Africa with 716 points, behind Egypt, Congo DR, Senegal, Tunisia, and Cameroon respectively.Nigeria’s next outing is against African Nations Cup defending Champions, Cameroon, in the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifiers next month.Elsewhere, Brazil returned to the number one spot in just over a month, displacing Confederations Cup champions Germany into second place.The Brave Warriors of Namibia are the biggest climbers of this month, moving up 20 places to sit in the 136th position in the world and 39th in Africa.August FIFA World Rankings – Africa Top Ten1. Egypt2. Congo DR3. Senegal4. Tunisia5. Cameroon6. Nigeria7. Burkina Faso8. Algeria9. Ghana10. Côte d’Ivoire RelatedFIFA Rankings: Nigeria Drop Six PlacesSeptember 14, 2017In “National Team”Nigeria Drops in Latest FIFA RankingNovember 30, 2018In “FIFA”FIFA World Rankings: Super Eagles Drop One Spot To 35thOctober 24, 2019In “FIFA”last_img read more

Race For Premier League Promotion: Sheffield United Edge Yorkshire Derby To Go Top In…

first_imgSheffield United have gone to the top of the English Championship table for the first time in over a decade after they defeated Yorkshire rivals Leeds United 2-1 in their Matchday 14 clash on Friday.Billy Sharp gave the visitors an early lead as at the 3rd minute on his return to Elland Road before Calvin Phillips equalised for Leeds United as both sides settled for a 1-1 scoreline at halftime. The two teams had opportunities to increase their tally in the second half but it was only Sheffield United who took theirs as substitute David Brooks scored with nine minutes remaining to hand his boyhood club the maximum points.With the win, Sheffield United (30 points) leapfrog former leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers (29 points) and Cardiff City (27 points) into top spot ahead of their meeting with Queens Park Rangers and Millwall on Saturday. Leeds United stay in 4th position with 23 points. RelatedThe Big Seven Matches This WeekendFebruary 9, 2018In “England”Premier League Promotion Latest: Leaders Wolves Move Seven Points Clear With Sheffield Wednesday WinDecember 16, 2017In “England”FA Cup: Liverpool’s Youngest Team Sets Up Chelsea Tie, Rooney Set For Man Utd ReunionFebruary 5, 2020In “England”last_img read more

Betfred brand getting great exposure with Rugby League link up

first_img StumbleUpon ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Submit Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Related Articles Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share Share Super League’s Grand Final gatecrashes one of the most iconic football stadiums in the world this week, when an intriguing West Yorkshire derby descends into Manchester.Runaway league leaders Castleford Tigers take on Leeds Rhinos, when, for one night per year, football is a mere afterthought and Rugby League takes over Old Trafford.Title sponsors Betfred, which beat off competition from Betfair and previous title sponsors First Utility to the honour, is one year into a three deal with the Rugby Football League (RFL).With Ladbrokes sponsoring the Challenge Cup in addition to the 2016 Four Nations offering, it means that betting companies have the monopoly on RL’s major competitions.SBC caught up with Betfred Marketing Director Mark Pearson, to see how things are going in their debut RL season:  “It’s great brand exposure and Saturday night will be a sell out.“Sky do a fabulous job, along with the other members of the media, both broadcast and print, who cover the sport with such passion.“The Rugby Football League are great to work with, and it is a partnership (that we have with the RFL) not a sponsorship.“It’s been great for our Social Media and has provided some great content.“All the clubs are accommodating and (we) can’t wait for the final on Saturday night.“It should be a great final.”Betfred make the Tigers 4/7 favourites to triumph compared to 6/4 for their counterparts from Headingley.Understandable considering the ten point gap they enjoyed at the top of Super League table to secure the league leaders shield, a gap that remained at the culmination of the Super 8s.When you factor in the 66-10 hammering Leeds endured at The Jungle back in March, the four victories for Castleford already this season and the fact you have go back nine meetings before you a see ‘W’ next to the Leeds Rhinos name, you get a deeper understanding of just why they are favourites across the board.However, yesterday’s news that full-back Zak Hardaker has been dropped for a ‘breach of club rules,’ could well breathe added life into Leeds, and while Castleford are set to embark on their first foray under the bright lights of Old Trafford for a Grand Final, wily veterans Leeds are entering Super League’s showpiece for tenth time.  Castleford are quite rightly favourites with bookmakers across the land after the hugely impressive season they have had, but it would take a brave man to count out the Rhinos.last_img read more

Betway in £1,000 Bradley Lowery Foundation donation

first_img Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Betway is to make a £1,000 donation to the Bradley Lowery Foundation, after ex-England forward Jermain Defoe was left off this year’s Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) shortlist.The current Bournemouth striker hit headlines up and down the country after building a heartening friendship youngster Bradley Lowery, who was bravely battling neuroblastoma and sadly passed away in July of this year Following the release of the 12 name shortlist, Betway announced that it has rounded up the £628 staked on Defoe, and will make the donation to the charity.After first revealing the news with a tweet that read “Following the announcement of the BBC #SPOTY shortlist, we’ll be rounding up the £628 staked on Jermain Defoe to £1,000 and donating it to @Bradleysfight.”Betway’s Alan Alger, added: “Jermain Defoe’s support for Bradley Lowery and his family is one of the greatest shows of compassion we’ve seen this year. “Still a high class footballer in his own right, Defoe attracted a number of bets in the SPOTY market for his efforts off the pitch, and many thought he should have at least made the shortlist. “Bradley Lowery’s Fight continues to raise awareness and offer support to others and I’m sure our donation will be greatly received.”Boxer Anthony Joshua is currently the 2/9 favourite to take the crown, followed by Britain’s most successful Formula One driver, and current World Champion, Lewis Hamilton who is priced at 11/2.Amongst the other athletes Chris Froome is 14/1, Mo Farah 20/1, Harry Kane 28/1, Jonathan Rea 33/1, and Jonnie Peacock 66/1.Of the outsiders Anya Shrubsole can be found at 150/1, while the trio of Bianka Walkden, Elise Christie and Johanna Konta are available at 200/1. Submit Related Articles Share Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

Referendum set for controversial Swiss online gambling legislation

first_imgShare Share Submit Malta MGA follows UKGC lead suspending Stakers.com March 13, 2020 Related Articles bet-at-home maintains 2020 outlook despite dire opening  May 4, 2020 StumbleUpon Wiseodds launches poker-inspired betting platform March 18, 2020 An online gambling bill passed through Swiss parliament last year is set for a national referendum, reports swissinfo.ch, after a coalition of political parties succeeded in gathering enough votes to warrant a public vote.Switzerland’s legislature passed the controversial new laws in September of 2017, with them initially set to take effect from this month.However under its unique political system, if a group can collect at least 50,000 signatures from the nation’s citizens, the government has no choice but to issue a referendum before a bill is signed into law.The proposed new law saw legislators approve the country’s new gambling rules, which state that land based casinos will be enabled to offer online casino and poker games for the first time.As part of the legal amendment though, it is also required that local internet service providers (ISP) block the domains of internationally licensed gambling sites, therefore ensuring its online operations will ultimately be successful.Following its final approval several points of opposition were voiced, one such example being from local ISP groups, who state the government is issuing extra responsibilities without the relevant financial backing.It also argued that the proposal restricts free use of the internet, through the blocking of selected international websites, in addition to lacking a sufficient level of help for problem gamblers.Supporters of the bill have levelled accusations at its critics, stating financial support for its opposition, and signature collecting, has been aided by foreign online casinos.in addition to pointing to the millions of Swiss francs (CHF) that would also be spent outside of Switzerland as a result of a failure to block overseas online games.Spearheading opposition are the Young Liberals, supported by the youth wing of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and with assistance from the Green Party amongst others.The groups submitted its 60,000 signatures, 10,000 more than necessary, to challenge the decision this week, with authorities now in the process of validating them before a ballot date is announced.As part of the new law it was also detailed that punters winnings that crossed the CHF1m ($1m) barrier would be taxed, as is also the case in Switzerland’s lottery and land based sports winnings.Poker players seeking live games could also be impacted under the proposals, with live tournaments able to be organised off casino premises for the first time.This is on the condition that tournaments remain small scale affairs.last_img read more