Native Herbal Tea Company Finds Customers Using Latest Video Technology
The Commerce Department's innovative video technology
program enabled the Native American Herbal Tea Company in Aberdeen,
SD, to conclude agreements with two European companies that will open
hundreds of outlets in Europe. "As a rural-based company, this technology
allows us to compete against more experienced firms who tend to be
more familiar with the nuances of conducting trade," said company
President Richard Vallie.
a Nursing Home Online on the Medicare Website
Good for the Health Care Financing Administration!
It's set up a website just for Medicare.
You'll even find a version in Spanish.
One exciting new feature is a database called Nursing
Home Compare. It contains information on every Medicare and
Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. You can locate nursing
homes in your area and find information about compliance with Medicare
and Medicaid regulations.
Uncommon System for Naming Species Answers Common Need--and It's on the
"Taxonomy has an honored history in science," said
Roy McDiarmid of the US Geological Survey, "but the time had come
to make this technical specialty more accessible to a broad public
and scientific audience." Five other federal agencies agreed and
in 1998 they won Vice President Gore's Hammer
Award for developing the Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
"...we believe it will make an important contribution in understanding
the array of life forms that share the globe with us."
Federal Computer Week: Using Technology to
Reinvent for Results
As director of the National Partnership for Reinventing Government, Morley
Winograd serves as custodian of the Vice President's vision to empower
citizens through technology. Winograd said Access America, which is a core
NPR plan to deploy commonly requested services online through kiosks and
similar systems, is the best example in the program of putting technology
into service for the public interest.
Library of Medicine Announces High-Technology Medical Awards to
Support 24 Next Generation Internet Projects
If you think the Information Highway can do a lot
now, just look at what's coming down the pike in the medical field.
The National Library of Medicine has announced awards to support
the Next Generation Internet (NGI) program. "The availability of
the NGI will lead to a whole new set of applications that are based
on the ability to control, feel, and manipulate devices at a distance,
said Michael J. Ackerman, Ph.D., coordinator of the projects. "To
get an idea of what we foresee, one need only read the terms used
in the descriptions of the projects: telepresence, tele-immersion,
teletrauma, telemammography, internetworking, and nomadic computing."
NGI, announced in the fall of 1996, combines the resources of the
National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, NASA, and
the National Library of Medicine.
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