Friday, August 21, 2009

2008 Government & Health Technologies Conference and Expo

Saskatoon Health Region To Present on Implementing Information Practices that Support Legislative Requirements in Access and Privacy at the 2008 Government & Health Technologies Conference and ExpoMarch 04, 2008 - Toronto, Canada - Jayden Stephens, Privacy Officer, Saskatoon Health Region will present a Case Study on implementing information practices that support legislative requirements in access and privacy at the 2008 Government & Health Technologies Conference and Expo. The conference will be hosted on April 15 - 16, 2008 at the Design Exchange in Toronto Ontario.During this interactive presentation, Jayden Stevens, Privacy Officer will detail the steps taken at Saskatoon Health Region to establish and roll out a privacy and access program to 11,500 employees in over 80 facilities within his jurisdiction. Responsible for overseeing the application of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act in addition to the Health Information Protection Act to health facilities with the Saskatoon region, he will offer insight into best practices for enforcing legislative compliance to each of these Acts.Based on his experience, Jayden will explore the opportunity created by technology to gather, link and disclose large amounts of patient information, and how to implement information practices that support legislative requirements. He’ll reveal what they have learned about how to respond to requests for information in timely manner while respecting best practices for the responsible sharing of patient health information.Jayden will be joining a great lineup of speakers, including Dr. Robert Bell, CEO and President of UHN, Richard Reiner from Telus Security, Melonie Warfel from Adobe Systems, and Laurie Hicks from Smart Systems For Health Agency (SSHA).To register for Early-Bird Passes please visit OR call (416) 292-0038 Ext. 812. About Saskatoon Health Region:Saskatoon Health Region is an integrated health delivery agency providing a comprehensive range of services and programs including but not limited to hospital and long term care, public health and home care, mental health and addiction services, prenatal and palliative care. It represents the largest health region in Saskatchewan, serving 289,000 local residents in more than 100 cities, towns, villages, RMs and First Nation communities.About the 2008 Government and Health Technologies Conference & Expo:The 2008 Government & Health Technologies Conference and Expo will focus on the latest IT products and solutions being developed and sought after in the healthcare and public service sector, including Web 2.0, Patient Monitoring Systems, Document Management, Business Intelligence, Mobile Data Systems, RFID Solutions, Biometrics and much more. As one of Canada's leading annual IT conference and exposition, the event features ground breaking IT applications that aim to educate key IT professionals, Government officials, developers, architects, engineers and medical professionals with the necessary tools and techniques for the reliable, effective management of all public information services across Canada. For more information about the event, please visit http://gov.wowgao.comAbout the Gao Group’s Companies: WowGao Inc. ( a member of GAO Group, is an award winning leading event management company that produces, since 2003, internationally renowned conferences and expositions that address the latest innovations and developments in the information technology industry. Our featured events include:Government & Health Technologies Conference and Expo, April 15 & 16, 2008Wireless & Mobile Expo and Conference, July 15 & 16, 2008RFID Forum, July 15 & 16, 2008Financial Services Technology Forum, October 2008GAO Embedded Inc. (, a member of GAO Group, is an international leading provider of embedded development tools that serve the needs of electronic design engineers throughout the world.GAO Tek Inc. (, a member of GAO Group, is an international leading provider of engineering development tools, test and measurement instruments and electronic components that serve the needs of electronic engineers in the world.GAO Research Inc. (, a member of GAO Group, is a developer of leading-edge embedded communications software for voice, video, data, and fax over IP/wireless.

How Can You Get Maximum From Your Portable Generator

Your portable generator is your only refuge in the case of a power-cut, when there is a great need to keep thing moving and working. To be used as a temporary source of power for emergency after calamity – like, hurricane or tornado - portable generator is a popular option. In such cases, if there is a need for rescue and retrieval, especially during the night, the portable generator can keep machines and lights going for the purpose.A matter of concern when it comes to a portable generator is that it can be a health hazard to people, if not used properly, more details are located at Hondageneratorstore website. Hence, it is the responsibility of the users to use portable generators in the right way.Chiefly, there are four main hazards that portable generators can impose:i) Release of carbon monoxide from the generator’s exhaustii) Fires due to improper refuelingiii) Electrocution or shocks due to wrong connectionsiv) Loud noise and vibration.Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas. Its undetectable nature makes it all the more dangerous, as it can lead to death due to suffocation. It is unlike other gases – being colorless and odorless – that it why it is impossible to sense.Keep your portable generator in places where there is proper ventilation, so as to avoid poisoning due to carbon monoxide. Closed spaces - like a room, basement, or garage – are a complete ‘rule out’, when it comes to placement of portable generator also check out all safety precautions at hondageneratorstore. So are places like windows, doors, or any kind of openings in the house. If you run the generator indoors, keep in mind that open windows or doors are no guarantee or safety against carbon monoxide build up. In fact, the harmful effects of carbon monoxide can also enter open doors or windows, even if the generator is run outdoors. If anyone experiences symptoms like giddiness, nausea, headache and fatigue, take the person to an open area where he can get fresh air.Generators, like car engines, get hot when their engines run for a long time, get more details at hondageneratorstore But unlike car engines, generators remain hot for a long period of time, making it impossible for you to refuel them, while running or immediately after they are shut down. The generator needs to be cooled down for a while. Once the temperature is safely low, refueling can be done. Fire can also occur, even before your intention to start refueling it, particularly if your gasoline containers are placed near or beside the generator. Generators should be considered as ordinary power sources. Since generators do not have safety devices - like circuit breakers and transformers - they can cause harm, more so in case you happen to get electrocuted. Keep every connection clear and clean, to ensure the safety of everyone around. Avoid unnecessary and unsafe connections, as well as tangling ones. Keep the generator dry, as under no condition should you let it work in the rain. In case it starts raining, use a canopy to cover the generator. Don’t ever attempt to connect any devices when you are barefooted. And under no circumstances should you connect wet electric devices to the generator.

Board-by-Board Optimization

Just as each board type enjoys its own thermal profile in your surface mount oven, each board type also enjoys its own board-wave parameters in your wave machineThe optimal dwell time for that board was found to be 3.6 seconds, in contrast to 2.8 seconds for the first board. As you can see, the “dwell time profiles” of the two boards are different. This process resulted in dramatically lower defect rates for the second board studied (which had also been previously run at 1.0 seconds), although never quite as low as the new baseline which was attained for the first board. This strongly indicates the presence of sources of defects unrelated to dwell time, for example non-optimal immersion depth or design problems.Immersion DepthChanging your immersion depth changes your contact length and dwell time. This makes the direct and accurate measurement of immersion depth critical. Your pump speed produces a wave height (although this can diminish as your solder pot empties of solder), but the actual immersion depth of your boards depends on several factors, including solder pot height, how they sit in the fingers, if your fingers are bent, broken or crooked, the angle of your conveyor and whether or not pallets are used.Yet controlling your immersion depth - measuring it and keeping it consistent - is only one piece of the puzzle. Another is: At which immersion depth is your board quality optimized? This point is illustrated by figure 4. See that the defect rate of the board represented by the blue bars is optimized over a different range (48 mil, or even 36 to 60 mil) than the board represented by the yellow bars (at 24 to 36 mil). So, different board types benefit most from different immersion depths.Quantifying Cost BenefitsPrior to this study, yield loss was tracked on a monthly basis as a measure of the cost of production failures. Production volume for the board studied was 11,000 per month.1.) With the implementation of optimal dwell time procedures using the described device, yield loss went from 3.0% (330 boards) to 1.6% (176 boards) in the first month of daily use.2.) This meant a reduction in yield loss of 154 boards per month. For a 30 day month, this means 5.13 boards per day.3.) At 0 for the cost of each board, cost reduction based on improved yield loss alone was ,200 per month, which annualizes to 4,400.4.) That means that the return on investment on the device used in the study was less than five days.Conclusion: A seemingly small daily improvement in wave solder quality meant fast, very large, measurable monthly and annual cost savings. These figures do not even account for the valuable savings from benefits like reduced rework and field failures, less downtime and increased throughput, each of which in its own right can be more valuable than the rapid savings on yield loss.