Thursday, July 13, 2017

Use the WHO interactive tool to jumpstart Medical Coding

ICD-10 Self learning Interactive tool is designed by World Health Organization for learning medical coding.There is a user guide that you should download and print for your learning reference.

Download userguide here:
http://apps.who.int/classifications/apps/icd/icd10training/

There are two versions of training tool:

  • Full ICD-10 training
  • Cause of dath certificate version
If you as a learner has questions you have a website manned by specialists where you can go and find answers.

Also read here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICD-10

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Are you looking for funds to finance your training in Hawaii?

Things are changing very fast, especially in the STEM area. Do not wait to get qualified. IT industry  requires a lot of people (of course, with right skills). Learning is both time intensive and expensive in many cases. There are, low cost but very effective training programs, that will bring you up to speed to address todays job requirements.

Strada Hawai'i Government Stem Workforce Fund can help you to get started if you are eligible and work for government(City, State or Federal). This agency is geared to fund in the following fields: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.




Read up this information on this image and start making calls. Who knows, you may end up getting support to get into one of the many possible courses depending on your suitability.
The Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training offer a number of courses in the IT Arae  and you could register for one of these courses on getting this fund. Contact PCATT.org or the Program Manager, Beryl Morimoto at beryl.morimoto@hawaii.edu

Two important points to note:
1. Training must be completed on or before September 29, 2017. 
2. With supervisory approval, the employee can pay for training and receive Strada support if the department or agency does not have training funds.

Also other resources of immediate use:
https://pcatt.org/strada-hawaii-government-employee-stem-workforce-development-fund

Go on, start off with the application process:
Download application form here:
https://pcatt.org/uploads/widget/stemworkforcefund_v11.pdf

Three of my present students attending the BASIC SQL course are funded by STRADA.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Here is a great opportunity to get funding for learning...in Hawaii

Things are changing very fast, especially in the STEM area. Do not wait to get qualified. IT industry  requires a lot of people (of course, with right skills). Learning is both time intensive and expensive in many cases. There are, low cost but very effective training programs, that will bring you up to speed to address todays job requirements.

Strada Hawai'i Government Stem Workforce Fund can help you to get started if you are eligible and work for government(City, State or Federal). This agency is geared to fund in the following fields: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.




Read up this information on this image and start making calls. Who knows, you may end up getting support to get into one of the many possible courses depending on your suitability.
The Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training offer a number of courses in the IT Arae  and you could register for one of these courses on getting this fund. Contact PCATT.org or the Program Manager, Beryl Morimoto at beryl.morimoto@hawaii.edu

Two important points to note:
1. Training must be completed on or before September 29, 2017. 
2. With supervisory approval, the employee can pay for training and receive Strada support if the department or agency does not have training funds.

Also other resources of immediate use:
https://pcatt.org/strada-hawaii-government-employee-stem-workforce-development-fund

Go on, start off with the application process:
Download application form here:
https://pcatt.org/uploads/widget/stemworkforcefund_v11.pdf

Three of my present students attending the BASIC SQL course are funded by STRADA.

Monday, July 3, 2017

MSFT vs Oracle

Cloud and Big Data has made a lot of changes...

Big Data exposure with Oracle and Microsoft

The above title and the below paragraph is from the following link:
http://www.valuewalk.com/2014/07/oracle-corporation-orcl-launches-big-data-sql/

"Moerdler rates Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) as Outperform, giving it a $49 price target (currently $41) based on a 12-month adjusted EPS estimate of $3.58, a 13x PE multiple, and adding back in net cash per share discounted by 30%"
Current: $50.14 (7/2/2017)

"He also argues that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is a good Big Data play, rating it Outperform and giving it a $56 price target (currently $43.50), because he believes management is heavily focused on mobile and cloud products and that EPS growth is going to pick up as the company moves its focus away from the slowing PC market"

Current: $68.93 (7/2/2017)

After a 3 year period of many political and economic changes Microsoft seems to have outformed Oracle which may be attributed to its all out effort and emphasis on Cloud Services not withstanding its PC and Phone performance.




Wednesday, June 28, 2017

From Vienna to Prague

Day 8:
A long bus ride from Vienna to Prague. There are places to stop in between for lunch and breakfast.

We stopped at a roadside restaurant at a place called Melikana about an hour before reaching Prague.
It's a buffet style lunch with lots of buses arriving simultaneously making it a run around carrying platters. Food is OK. Coffee too but not as good as in Budapest. There are charging stations for smart phones and ATMS. They accept Euros or Czech currency. They have only pay toilets, better take Euros or Korunas.

We reached Prague late in the evening and had our group dinner at our hotel. Later went out without tour director who showed us how to work the Metro. The nearest Metro to our Hotel was Andel. You come across many shopping areas before you get to the metro, a 10 minutes’ walk. Metro is quite clean and Czech people value their assets, no defacing of the walls etc.

We walked around the old town and had the first look at the Astronomical Clock...

Here are some pictures of the day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtIyGsg-pDU

Friday, June 23, 2017

Danube river cruise along the Wachau Valley

We went from Vienna to Dürnstein, after about an hour or more of bus ride. We did some sightseeing of this town with the fabled blue church over the hill and 16th century residences. It was typically a town for tourists with lots of shops, restaurants, wine shops etc. on both sides of narrow, cobbled streets. We then boarded the boat at Dürnstein pier at the foot of the hill around 10:00 AM. The ride was for about 3 hours or more and the boat had an on-board restaurant. At a distance, you can see the castle now in ruins that had held Richard the Lionheart captive.

Later we visited the Benedictine Melk Abbey (Lower Austria) adjacent to the Wachau Valley. It has the tomb of the past rulers and a library with a huge manuscripts collection. We also visited the blue gallery and enjoyed the projected slide show on the walls of the museum. on the way to the the Melk Abbey we saw from the boat the ruins of a castle where the Richard of Lion heart was imprisoned.

Wachau valley is well known for its vineyards and wineries. We visited one of them and were served wine ex-gratis...

Watch the slide show of the visit on YouTube here:

https://youtu.be/0bcEmuUUJM0

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Schönbrunn Palace cannot match Versailles but Vienna is a nice city

We could visit quite a few places. It was a very warm day and one can get quite tired.

  • Rococo style Schönbrunn Palace (UN Heritage Site) and its environs
The palace museum is huge and it reflected the opulence of the times. Room after room filled with art objects; huge mirrors; chandeliers and paintings.

  • Ringstrasse
  • Gaudí styled Hundertwasser haus - Out of the ordinary, fairytale
  • Leopold Museum
  • Mozart Statue in the Palace grounds
    Albertina Museum
    Shopping, Karlsplatz  etc
Here are some slides of the day:

https://youtu.be/LpQUyy1NN28