Orkin's series of free, online videos help health care providers identify and prevent a bed-bug infestation. The videos are taken from Orkin's presentation at the 2009 American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services annual conference. They are at www.orkin.com/commercial/solutions/healthcare/ashes-conference-video.
Midmark Corp.'s online clinical solutions tool acts as an educational guide for those who would like to know more about clinical design and workflow. It allows users to view one of eight clinical workflow options and also creates a more specific workflow model based on each user's unique needs. The tool can be accessed at www.midmarkclinicalsolutions.com.
A newly released white paper on "Growth in Use of Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS): A 2000-2008 Study" is available from The Dorenfest Institute for Health Information Technology, Research and Education, which is managed by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's HIMSS Foundation. The free paper explores PACS technology and charts its growth as a relevant and important tool in the U.S. health care industry. It can be accessed by logging on to www.himss.org/foundation/docs/PACS_ResearchWhitePaperFinal.pdf?src=pr.