Elgin's fire department will try to identify "super users" of medical 911 calls and prioritizing ambulance response based on acuity, and the police department will study longer work shifts as part of an effort to curb costs. "Mobile integrated health" initiatives increasingly are being used by fire departments across the country, including Aurora and Rockford, Fire Chief Dave Schmidt said Wednesday night during a special meeting of the city council's committee of the whole. Identifying residents who most frequently dial 911 is about helping them address any underlying needs, such as homelessness or mental health, and reduce medical calls, Schmidt said. Two people generated nearly 100 calls for service in one year, he said, and "that puts a huge tax on our five ambulances and our personnel."If the city's 911 communications center employed a nurse, that person could help 911 operators figure out which minor medical issues wouldn't need a full-blast response with lights and sirens, he … [Read more...] about Officials: What do Elgin 911 ‘super users’ (100 calls in a year) really need?
Tom Charlier Memphis Commercial Appeal Published 8:48 p.m. UTC Jun 22, 2018 After embarking on a landmark effort to improve care and contain costs, officials at Regional One Health turned their attention to a small group of patients, just 25 in all, who were showing up at the emergency department an average of 85 times a year, or about once every four days. These patients, the most prolific users of the department, ran up individual costs that averaged 20 times more than those of the other 27,200 emergency room patients during a recent fiscal year. Though they represented less than one-tenth of 1 percent of all department patients, they accounted for nearly 2 percent of costs. Regional One officials didn't stop there. They also looked at the patients in the top 5 percent of department-users and found that group was driving almost one-fourth of facility costs. More: Shelby County eyes massive $300M redevelopment of The … [Read more...] about Regional One targets ‘super-utilizers’ to improve care, reduce costs
Caroline Cakebread, provided by Published 3:34 pm, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Caroline Cakebread / Business Insider Snapchat rolled out a new tool on Tuesday that lets you change the colors of objects in your photos. OK, that sounds like a minor feature update, primarily of interest to people who like to geek out on photo editing. But it's actually an important update that's already starting to change what you see in Snapchat: Using the new tint brush, you can turn your friends into colorful aliens, and gray skies purple. You can also use the tool on photos saved in your memories, so your old pictures can get a fun update. The tool is super user friendly and requires no artistic skill at all. Here's a step by step guide to using the tint brush: Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing Botanical Gardens - Architects Brandpoint Suspects in brawl-turned-shooting at S.A. eatery at large San Antonio Express-News SAPD: Possibly drunk woman struck by … [Read more...] about Snapchat just launched a super easy way to jazz up your photos
While Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) shares very little data about its Prime membership base, independent research shows that the company may have as many as 90 million subscribers who pay for a suite of perks including free two-day shipping and streaming video. That estimate is based on a 500-person survey conducted by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP).The CIRP data also show that Prime members, who pay either $99 a year or $10.99 a month for the service, spend about $1,300 a year on Amazon.com versus $700 for non-Prime members. They also have proven incredibly loyal, which gives the online retailer protection against new competitors or business models."The share of members that indicate they are likely to renew for another year has remained high for several quarters, always comfortably above 90%," CIRP partner Mike Levin said in a press release. "In fact, in some quarters, literally no customers in the sample indicated they would definitely not renew their Amazon Prime … [Read more...] about Super users: How often do Prime members buy from Amazon?
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print Before this year’s NFL Playoffs started, a fan superimposed audio from a Star Wars trailer over highlights of all teams that made the postseason. Though it was just a trivial homemade video, the general message was clear: The New England Patriots — defending Super Bowl champions and perennial winners — are comparable to the Dark Side. Everyone else? They’re the good guys. Fan creates amazing Star Wars themed trailer for the 2018 NFL Playoffs! 🔥 🔥 pic.twitter.com/OPtGNJ88Mq — NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) January 3, 2018 Besides the Patriots, only the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, and Jacksonville Jaguars remain in the playoffs, and those three have never won a Super Bowl. It’s easy to root for them over New England: Quarterback Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick, and the Foxborough ensemble have collected five championships since 2001 and nearly won two more. Meanwhile, … [Read more...] about Never have I ever: 3 teams vying for first Super Bowl win