Have a COW, Man!

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David Byrd
Chief Marketing Officer for ANPI

Have a COW, Man!

This is my favorite time of year in Dallas with the fall second. The reason is simple. Sunny weather and we can be outside to enjoy it. Summer in Texas can be brutal with 100 degree days quite common. Anyway, I did a bit of gardening and enjoyed some good eats. Friday, I made beef nachos. Saturday breakfast was a modified Croque Madame, buttered toast layered with a slice of gruyere cheese, ham, and scrambled eggs. Saturday dinner was a leftover Famous Pork Chop from Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, navy beans and asparagus with aioli dipping sauce. Sunday began with breakfast nachos, on each tortilla chip is spooned scrambled eggs mixed with taco seasoning and cooked and crumbled breakfast sausage, and then topped with fontina cheese. This is baked until the cheese melts, removed from the oven and topped with sour cream and homemade salsa. However, Sunday dinner was my focus for the weekend. I marinated chicken breasts overnight in water, salt and lemon juice. I then seasoned with a homemade Italian seasoning mixture. These were grilled until golden and crispy. The chicken was accompanied with grilled vegetables and fettuccine tossed with a homemade marinara sauce. While I normally would provide a recipe, I thought I should share the Italian seasoning mix with you. Making these types of mixtures and rubs at home ensures freshness and emphasizes flavors that delight you. In my case I included fennel, summer savory and chervil. Italian Seasoning Mix is the recipe of the week. Enjoy!

Have a COW, Man!

Contrary to Bart Simpson’s “don’t have a cow, man” when you are in for treatment in today’s hospitals or healthcare facilities COWs or Cart On Wheels are a well desired sight. COWs support today’s healthcare worker with the necessary analytical and reporting tools to provide superb clinical treatment. Wireless COWs provide access to patient information, treatment options and communications with other healthcare workers. Clinical mobility leveraging IP communications and mobile devices is rapidly becoming the norm in our nation’s hospitals and clinics. Furthermore, applications such as telepresence and unified communications provide faster and less expensive communications between doctors, pharmacists and their patients.

Since HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance is important, securing patient information is a priority. To that end, most healthcare providers do not allow BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) but they are investigating the integration and usage of tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices in delivering healthcare services. Mobile device management is a growing requirement with the accelerating interest in iPads, Android and other mobile devices, and it is necessary to establish practices that are flexible, inclusive and improve patient care and satisfaction.

Broadvox provides SIP Trunks to various medical and healthcare facilities around the country and we have delivered hosted communications as well.

So, the next time you walk the halls of a medical facility, have a COW and look out for the WOWs (Workstations On Wheels).
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