Computer Hardware – Inner City Health Clinics With Access to HIPPA IT Computer Capabilities

When the HIPPA medical rules came into fruition during the Bush Administration large hospitals were able to comply, and duly pass on those additional costs for their information technology infrastructure onto the clients or patients. Luckily for them, the government was footing most of the bill for Medicaid and Medicare. However, smaller hospitals could not afford to upgrade, therefore the larger hospitals were able to buy them for a good price and grow through mergers and acquisitions.

The very small hospitals in the inner-city, along with the clinics in the urban areas could not afford to stay in business with these new laws and rules, nor did the larger hospitals want to buy them, because it would be too much work for not enough money. Many of them therefore had closed. However, there was probably another solution to this problem had the HIPPA requirements been phased-in at a slower rate. Even now, we could bring back these inner-city clinics, if we were to work in a free-market solution.

Larger Hospitals should be allowed to offer outsourced IT services to the urban inner clinics and the State or Federal Government could foot the bill. This would go a long way to providing basic important health care where it is needed, without sending the uninsured into the emergency rooms of larger hospitals overwhelming them with costs, and unpaid bills. Although ObamaCare works to see that everyone is to be insured, it did little if anything to help control the spiraling increases in medical costs.

Having inner-city clinics is a very good idea because it reduces costs, and it puts the medical facilities where they are easy to get to, and where huge population bases exist of low income and poor minorities. People just need somewhere to go to help them with their medical needs. If we really cared about people, as the Obama Administration claims to, then we do something about this problem, and it could also go a long way to lowering our medical costs, not just for poor people, but for everyone.

What may have been good intentioned, and helping out the information technology lobby, and the medical industrial complex, turned out to be a very poor strategy and decision for low income inner-city medical clinics, and we need to fix that. Yes, hindsight is 20/20, but we can’t let this go on any longer and still claim to be providing healthcare for the poor. Those inner-city clinics were doing their jobs for decades, but then it all went away. Then the government comes up with ObamaCare as the solution to keep these folks at of emergency rooms, and to ensure that everyone had medical insurance.

HIPPA with the increases in IT costs were the straw that broke that camel’s back. Those medical clinics could not afford all that computer hardware, thus, did not and were regulated right out of business, that’s a travesty. Thus, all I see is more bad legislation and unintended consequences built on a foundation of mistakes in Congress due to lobbyists and crony capitalism. There is no honor in that. Please consider all this and think on it.

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Diet And Massage During Your Stay At A Health Clinic

It is not uncommon for a person at a health clinic to begin by spending two or three days fasting, or semi-fasting. On a fast, you are allowed only water and lemon juice; on a semi-fast, you are also allowed fruit.

Many people experience unpleasant side effects during a fast, such as headaches, feelings of weakness and dizziness, and slight nausea. These feelings do no lasting harm and usually disappear after 48 hours.

After fasting, you usually follow a gentle diet of fresh, simple foods, such as fruit, vegetables, honey, yoghurt, wheat germ, and small amounts of lean meat, chicken or fish. A lot of health farms grow their own organic vegetables.

No diet is compulsory and you can eat other things, as long as they are available at the health farm. Some people, after all, need to gain not lose weight, and their needs are taken into consideration.

Refined or processed foods are off the menu.

A TYPICAL DIET FOR THE FIRST THREE DAYS

DAY 1

Breakfast

Hot water and lemon, lightly stewed fruit, Yoghurt with Bran and Honey,

Lunch

Home-made vegetable soup, fresh fruit, hot water and lemon,

Dinner

Fresh fruit, Yoghurt, Wheat germ, Honey, hot water and lemon

DAY 2

Breakfast

Hot water and lemon, fresh fruit, Yoghurt, Bran, Honey,

Lunch

Fresh salad, lightly stewed fruit, Yoghurt, Wheat germ, Honey, hot water and lemon

Dinner

Home-made vegetable soup, fresh fruit, Yoghurt, Wheat germ, Honey, hot water and lemon

DAY 3

Breakfast

Hot wafer and lemon, lightly stewed fruit Yoghurt, Bran, Honey

Lunch

Home-made vegetable soup, baked potato & knob of butter, fresh fruit, hot water and lemon

Dinner

Grilled lean meat, chicken or fish, lightly cooked fresh vegetables, lightly stewed fruit, Yoghurt, Wheat germ, Honey.

Massage

Most health farms include massage as an essential part of their treatment program. It is especially recommended for releasing tension particularly valuable if you are prone to stress stimulating the circulation and encouraging the elimination of toxins through the skin.

There are various methods of massage that may be on offer during your stay at a health farm. These include:

A Jacuzzi is a strong, deep type of massage taken in a special bath, during which the body is bombarded with jets of water. Specially recommended for those with arthritis and rheumatism.

A Neuromuscular massage is a deep fingertip massage, aimed at specific motor points of the muscles, to relieve muscular tension.

Shiatsu is similar to neuromuscular massage, except that pressure is applied to points running along energy channels, or meridians, rather than to muscles. The aim of the Shiatsu massage is to restore the flow of energy along the meridians.

Swedish massage consists of forceful, heavy stroking, slapping and beating movements over the large muscle masses of the legs and back. It works well to relieve tension and stimulate the circulation.

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Alternative Health Clinic Information, Advice, and Techniques

Visit an alternative health clinic if you are interested in exploring options that do not fall within the realm of conventional medicine. This alternative health approach to healing is more metaphysical and spiritual, and goes along with the belief that the body is capable of healing itself, and this medicine is just part of the healing process.

Aromatherapy, which dates about 80 years back, is a popular form. This is to apply or inhale essential plant oils. This technique is said to be a growing industry. It brings to mind the scented oils and candles, but modern aromatherapy includes more than those relaxing accessories.

Another alternative health care option the clinic might suggest is the use of herbal supplements as a healing power. Herbs commonly used include aloe vera, chamomile, belladonna, ginkgo biloba, and valerian. Aloe vera can help with burns, such as sunburn and other irritations to the skin. Chamomile is said to be relaxing and can relief ailments such as indigestion and heartburn. Many products are available, as there are A-Z medicine cabinets that are ways of healing that differ from the conventional way.

Some other techniques an alternative health clinic might suggest include deep breathing, magnet therapy, meditation and spirituality. The medicine has gotten both advocacy and skepticism, so talk to a professional and research the product or method in question thoroughly before making the decision. So which option is better, these alternative health style methods or conventional, scientific prices? It all depends on what you want for your body.

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