Tourism is a dynamic part of our economy. The global hospitality and tourism industry, which blends
the lodging, food, attractions, cultural and travel industries, is the world’s largest industry with $4.5
trillion in expenditures generating 212 million jobs. The World Tourism Organization (WTO) currently
projects that by the year 2010, 338 million people will be employed in the industry that will grow to
$8.4 trillion in expenditures.
Business-to-business (B2B) and Business-to-Customer (B2C) approaches have been
considered to be sound practices in the application of ICT (Information and Communication
Technology) in commerce and industry.
In the medical and care arena, these concepts have not yet been common practice.
But with the enormous explosion of heterogeneous information modalities in health
care, the need for applying such concepts is essential.
We’ve tried to write a book for a wide range of Oracle users, from the novice to the
experienced user. To address this range of users, we’ve focused on the concepts and
technology behind the Oracle database. Once you fully understand these facets of
the product, you’ll be able to handle the particulars of virtually any type of Oracle
database. Without this understanding, you may feel overburdened as you try to con-
nect the dots of Oracle’s voluminous feature set and documentation.
The oil spill required extended closures of fishing areas. These closures not only impact the people
shrimping, crabbing, fishing and harvesting oysters, but also the seafood and hospitality industries as a
whole. Transport companies, stores, sports fishing operations, trappers and restaurants also felt the
impact of the spill.
Plans must immediately be set in motion to facilitate eventual outpatient care and follow-up.
The DOHMH must be notified of this patient and participate in the discharge planning, ideally early in the patient’s hospital course. An individual does not necessarily have to be AFB smear-negative to be released from the hospital to home. There is no minimum number of days the patient needs to be on treatment prior to discharge if the patient is being discharged to an appropriate setting.
Nonprofit corporations have borrowed money using tax-exempt bonds for many years.
Recently, however, the tax-exempt bond market has experienced a substantial
expansion in the types of nonprofits using such financing. Previously dominated by
hospitals and universities, now virtually every type of eligible nonprofit corporation is
borrowing on a tax-exempt basis, spurred by increasing demand for facilities, sector
competition, better understanding of the benefits of tax-exempt financing and
greater market acceptance of nonprofit corporation credits.
Innovestment Grants to provide funding opportunities to support clinical innovations in patient care; Fasttrack Innovation in Technology Awards to offer software development resources dedicated to rapid cycle
development of promising innovative ideas in clinical care; Innovators’ Forum to help innovation community at Boston Children’s; Telehealth Task Force to develop hospital-wide strategy for a telehealth program that includes the remote delivery of care and physician to physician virtual