How AI Technology Influences Better EHR Outcomes in the Healthcare Industry

It’s only been a few years since Artificial Intelligence to promote the efficiency of Electronic Health Records was on the wish list of healthcare facilities and organizations everywhere to move on up to the to-do list, and for some the wish is now an accomplishment that sits boldly on the done list. Before AI can be used to improve EHR systems a successful integration is needed of the EHR into the healthcare setting. There are seven steps to EHR integration success. They are:

IRS Issues Warning About Coronavirus-related Scams – Watch Out for Schemes Tied to Economic Impact Payments (IR-2020-64)

The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.

“We urge people to take extra care during this period. The IRS isn’t going to call you asking to verify or provide your financial information so you can get an economic impact payment or your refund faster,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “That also applies to surprise emails that appear to be coming from the IRS. Remember, don’t open them or click on attachments or links. Go to IRS.gov for the most up-to-date information.” 

Durig’s – Dogs of the Dow – Has a Whopping 4.8% Dividend Income

Durig has developed his own low cost dynamically weighted Dogs of the Dow.

Since Durig dynamically overweights  the higher yielding companies, it’s Dogs of the Dowt delivers a significant higher yield than both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Dogs of the Dow.  Durig’s Dog of the Dow is current yielding a whopping 4.87% .

Lets put how high over 4.8% yield into perspective:

The 10 year treasury current yield is .70%

The   5 year treasury Current yield is .88%

The Best 5 year CIT CD is               1.60%

Durig Dogs of the Dow  is                4.87%

Social Security Recipients Will Automatically Receive Economic Impact Payments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts.

Social Security recipients not typically required to file a tax return will not need to take any action to receive Economic Impact Payments

“Social Security recipients who are not typically required to file a tax return need to take no action, and will receive their payment directly to their bank account,” said Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.

The IRS will use the information on the Form SSA-1099 and Form RRB-1099 to generate $1,200 Economic Impact Payments to Social Security recipients who did not file tax returns in 2018 or 2019. Recipients will receive these payments as a direct deposit or by paper check, just as they would normally receive their benefits.

For additional information see IR 2020-61, Economic impact payments: What you need to know (Updated April 1, 2020).

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Buyers are Exploding on Discounted Freelance Gig Platform

The number of buyers coming into one low cost FreelanceGlobalGigs.com (FGG)  platform is exploding; the monthly number of buyers that have signed up with the FGG platform increased over 200% in just the month of March alone. We believe the large number of buyers are attracted by three facts about FGG:

  1. Buyers prefer Lower Cost.
  2. Buyers want True Global Resources.
  3. Connection to a Global Newspaper Increases Awareness of Freelance Services.

Marketing Ideas to Boost your Standing in the Mobile App Industry

If there is one tool that you need to grow a business of any kind, it is marketing. Without marketing it, your business will remain stagnant. Marketing can be of various kinds. Word of mouth is also a great mode of marketing and so is digital advertising. Different modes and different tips work in different scenarios simply because of the nature of your audiences.

New Wireless Self Charging Technology is Coming

MIT has announced a new technology of supercharging electronic devices directly from a wireless network. The new system will work with the 6G standard. The 6G is expected to be available on the market by 2030. MIT focused on the most energy spent on radiating radio waves by communication systems that are not utilized. However, for current systems operating at frequencies of one gigahertz or less, this power is negligible. Currently, 5G networks designed for tens of gigahertz are already starting to be utilized.

IRS: Employee Retention Credit Available for Many Businesses Financially Impacted by COVID-19 (IR-2020-62)

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today launched the Employee Retention Credit, designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll. The refundable tax credit is 50% of up to $10,000 in wages paid by an eligible employer whose business has been financially impacted by COVID-19.

Does my business qualify to receive the Employee Retention Credit? 

The credit is available to all employers regardless of size, including tax-exempt organizations. There are only two exceptions: State and local governments and their instrumentalities and small businesses who take small business loans.

Qualifying employers must fall into one of two categories:

  1. The employer’s business is fully or partially suspended by government order due to COVID-19 during the calendar quarter.
  2. The employer’s gross receipts are below 50% of the comparable quarter in 2019. Once the employer’s gross receipts go above 80% of a comparable quarter in 2019, they no longer qualify after the end of that quarter.

These measures are calculated each calendar quarter.

How is the credit calculated?

The amount of the credit is 50% of qualifying wages paid up to $10,000 in total. Wages paid after March 12, 2020, and before Jan. 1, 2021, are eligible for the credit. Wages taken into account are not limited to cash payments, but also include a portion of the cost of employer provided health care.

The IRS has posted answers to frequently asked questions on the tax relief provided in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

How do I know which wages qualify?

Qualifying wages are based on the average number of a business’s employees in 2019.

Employers with less than 100 employees: If the employer had 100 or fewer employees on average in 2019, the credit is based on wages paid to all employees, regardless if they worked or not. If the employees worked full time and were paid for full time work, the employer still receives the credit.

Employers with more than 100 employees:  If the employer had more than 100 employees on average in 2019, then the credit is allowed only for wages paid to employees who did not work during the calendar quarter.

I am an eligible employer. How do I receive my credit?

Employers can be immediately reimbursed for the credit by reducing their required deposits of payroll taxes that have been withheld from employees’ wages by the amount of the credit.

Eligible employers will report their total qualified wages and the related health insurance costs for each quarter on their quarterly employment tax returns or Form 941 beginning with the second quarter. If the employer’s employment tax deposits are not sufficient to cover the credit, the employer may receive an advance payment from the IRS by submitting Form 7200, Advance Payment of Employer Credits Due to COVID-19.

Eligible employers can also request an advance of the Employee Retention Credit by submitting Form 7200.

Where can I find more information on the Employer Retention Credit and other COVID-19 economic relief efforts?

Updates on the implementation of this credit,  Frequently Asked Questions on Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave and other information can be found on the Coronavirus page of IRS.gov.

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US Economic Outlook – What to Expect This Year Amid Coronavirus

The world is trying to fight the coronavirus pandemic. In North America, both the US and Canada extended directives of social distancing until the end of April. Russian President Vladimir Putin just gave everyone who is not considered essential business a week off with pay. However, as much as US President Donald Trump tries to be upbeat and claim by June 1st the economy will jump start, this is not feasible for a myriad of reasons and it is highly unlikely it will rebound by the fall of 2020.

Economic Impact Payments: What You Need to Know (IR-2020-61)

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment.

6 Unique Corporate Gifts for Clients and Employees

Corporate gifts should still give out messages similar to your brand. It creates an association concerning the two. The right corporate gift, like gifting to your corporate employees and prospective clients, has a long-lasting and operative effect on your company. Give the right gift and impress them.

A useful and meaningful corporate gift in an innovative way of letting your prospective clients and employees associate themselves with your company. It thus ensures that you give value to their association with your company or corporate agency. It uplifts your company’s brand name too. Plan to gift one that is user-friendly and functional. Your gift will pose as a constant reminder of your brand, and not an inefficient venture.

The Network for the Digital Business Starts with the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

The digital business is all about speed. Time to develop new products, deliver them to the market, and respond to a change in business conditions or the competitive landscape. Technology is how speed happens, and IT must enable the business to get things done. Automation, agility, elasticity, and flexibility are some of the traits of the modern IT infrastructure, which is already demonstrated via the increased usage of cloud computing.

Essential Marketing Strategies For Small Businesses

If you own a small business, you can compete with much larger competitors with these strategies. You won’t need a massive marketing budget to make your business stand out from the competition.

Your Brand and Logo

All of your marketing materials, from your website to your direct mail postcards, should reflect your brand. Your brand isn’t your logo; it is the colors, font and tone of your content you choose to represent your brand’s personality. Branding also positions your small business in the industry among all the other brands that may provide a similar service or product. The logo representing the brand should be easily recognizable, convey a message to the individual about what your brand stands for, and be simple enough to stick in the customer’s mind. How you represent yourself to the world both visually and through customer service speaks volumes for who you are. Many people make the decision to go to one company or another based off the reputation of the brand, or the first impression the brand gives them. A strong logo and brand can be the best forms of marketing you could hope to have.

Russia is Starting to Care About Climate Change – Great News for the Environment

On March 27, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin officially signed a decree adopting a Russian amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer. The Montreal Protocol is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances that are responsible for ozone depletion. It was agreed on September 16, 1987.

IRS Unveils New People First Initiative – COVID-19 Effort Temporarily Adjusts, Suspends Key Compliance Programs (IR-2020-59)

To help people facing the challenges of COVID-19 issues, the Internal Revenue Service announced today a sweeping series of steps to assist taxpayers by providing relief on a variety of issues ranging from easing payment guidelines to postponing compliance actions.

“The IRS is taking extraordinary steps to help the people of our country,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “In addition to extending tax deadlines and working on new legislation, the IRS is pursuing unprecedented actions to ease the burden on people facing tax issues. During this difficult time, we want people working together, focused on their well-being, helping each other and others less fortunate.”

Tips To Save Money While Searching for Health Insurance

No matter what type of insurance policy you are buying, you will always want to save money so that you can find the best insurance policy at the most affordable rates. However, finding such a policy is difficult, especially when you are looking for health insurance.

To help out everyone who is looking for a health insurance policy in California, here are some of the best tips that will help you save money while you are buying covered health insurance in California:

Having to Leave Your Home to Work During Coronavirus F’in Sucks! But We Must Never Give Up

So, we have never seen anything like this. A non-discriminating highly concerning virus that seems to favor the lungs and immune compromised and the seventh strain of its kind. For a lot of people, there is an inner conflict about the newly given rules to stay home and work. But what if you can’t because you have rent, food, bills and other basic financial obligations that you don’t trust the federal government to cover?

How Facial Recognition System Works – A Simple Guide

Facial recognition technology has become one of the most utilized tools in airports and other entities. It is a great tool for risk assessment and controlling ational security around the globe. Facial recognition projects have been around since last century. There were many primitive attempts that took place in the 1980s.

The most notable project, and a predecessor of the currently evolved facial recognition technology, was development by Paul Viola and Michael Jones in 2001. The Viola–Jones object detectionframework is the first framework to provide competitive object detection rates in real-time. At the time a standard available computer could produce 15 images per second using this method.

IRS Mission-critical Functions Continue During COVID-19 to Assist Taxpayers

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak continues, the Internal Revenue Service is taking multiple steps to protect America’s taxpayers.  Although we are curtailing some operations during this period, the IRS is continuing with mission-critical functions to support the nation, and that includes accepting tax returns and sending refunds.

“As a federal agency vital to the overall operations of our country, we ask for your personal support, your understanding – and your patience,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “I’m incredibly proud of our employees as we navigate through numerous different challenges in this very rapidly changing environment. Working closely with our partners in the nation’s tax community, we will do everything in our power to help.”

REVIEW: Social Distancing and the Amazon Online Shopping (Whole Foods) Experience – Partial Fail

Coronavirus has been on every news channel and every online outlet, as many US States are under voluntary 14 days self quarantine and shelter in place orders.

The major developments around the Globe related to coronavirus:

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day shutdown would begin March 25th extending restrictions to the entire nation of more than 1.3 billion.
  • The Tokyo Summer  Olympics have been postponed until 2021.
  • The rate of infection in New York is doubling every three days, with confirmed cases topping 25,000. More than 50,000 cases have been confirmed nationwide.
  • The number of confirmed cases around the world passed 400,000, suggesting that the global pace of infection continues to increase. Italy reported 743 new deaths, bringing the country’s total to 6,820. France became the fifth country to mark more than 1,000 coronavirus deaths.

Coronavirus Impacts on Indiana and Society

As US coronavirus cases continue to rise exponentially, states are taking drastic measures in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus. Confirmed cases in the U.S. are now approaching 46,000 and there have been nearly 600 deaths. My home state of Indiana is one of the latest to issue a statewide stay at home order. Residents have been ordered to not leave their home except for essential work functions and permitted activities such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. The order will be in effect from March 25 to April 7.

Global Economies and Russia Amidst Coronavirus – Economic Downturn Analysis and Scenarios

Coronavirus has forced a majority of nations around the globe to implement drastic measures. These include the support of businesses and private citizens to alleviate losses and financial strains. In the US and Canada unemployment applications are reaching all time highs. A majority of nations in the West embraced an approach adverse to globalism.

The virus originated in China and they didn’t take initial reports seriously, instead they threatened doctors and closed a laboratory that published an open source genome sequence of the virus. If it wasn’t for conglomerates craving marginal profits and moving a majority of manufacturing from the West to China, it wouldn’t have such catastrophic effects on the global population.

US-Saudi Oil Alliance – History Repeats Itself and Not in the Positive Way – What’s Ahead?

The US Department of Energy is urging the administration of US President Donald Trump to form an alliance with Saudi Arabia in an attempt to regulate world oil prices, which could lead to Saudi Arabia withdrawing from OPEC. This information became available via The Wall Street Journal which claims that supporters of the US oil Alliance with Saudi Arabia are calling for stabilizing energy prices and preventing their collapse, which occurred after the OPEC talks in Vienna in early March.

Tax Day Now July 15: Treasury, IRS Extend Filing Deadline and Federal Tax Payments Regardless of Amount Owed (IR-2020-58)

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced on March 21, 2020, that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.

Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax.

Canada in Crisis Amid Coronavirus – What’s Next?

Currently, Canada has 1,087 cases of Coronavirus. Sadly, there has been 12 deaths reported due to the virus. The first case of Coronavirus in Canada was a  56-year-old man presented to our Emergency Department in Toronto with fever and non-productive cough. He arrived in Canada one day earlier after returning from a 3-month visit to Wuhan, China. Wuhan was the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Treasury, IRS and Labor Announce Plan to Implement Coronavirus-related Paid Leave for Workers and Tax Credits for Small and Midsize Businesses to Swiftly Recover the Cost of Providing Coronavirus-related Leave (IR-2020-57)

On March 20, 2020, the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (Labor) announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. This relief to employees and small and midsize businesses is provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Act), signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020.

Importance of Margin Trading In Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Cryptocurrencies have been the hot talk of the town. As the evolution and adoption of crypto are increased in recent years, people are interested in trading them and making profits. Statistics state that the cryptocurrency market is expected to reach 1.40 billion by the year 2024.

With these trends, there is n number of crypto exchanges emerging daily. To make an exchange stand out from the crowd, it is literally important to have a unique feature to attract a number of traders.

How to Do Market Research: Tips for Students

Are you stuck with your market research? Feel puzzled and totally confused about how to do it? Need some fresh ideas and powerful tips on how to do winning market research? Excellent. This blog post will provide you with the needed assistance. So let’s get down straight to the meat!

Tip #1 – Find Your Competitors in Google  

If you know your niche, put relevant keywords in Google. The search engine will return you millions of results. You don’t need to look through all of them. Pick up TOP 20-30 for each keyword that you type in Google. Check their websites. Put them into a spreadsheet.

What Will Happen to World Bank Pandemic Bonds Investors Due to Coronavirus?

Coronavirus (COVID19) has been in the news daily. The World Health Organization officially declared COVID19 a pandemic. The infected with the virus include start athletes, movie stars, an dpoliticians. The number of people infected with the virus continues to increase. Thus far, a myriad of nations have suspended travel.  The world bank has placed the world’s first “pandemic” bonds and derivatives to support developing countries in the event of an outbreak of infectious diseases.

Preparing for Digital Transformation in Public Safety

From the proliferation of body cameras and video to predictive analytics and the emerging potential of FirstNet and 5G, public safety organizations are on the cusp of a technology revolution. “Public safety organizations are in transition,” says Gary Buonacorsi, chief technology officer for state and local government at Dell EMC. “Their challenge is how to manage, deploy and secure these technologies.”

How to Build a Security Operations Center (On a Budget)

Security Operations Center (SOC) teams are responsible for monitoring, detecting, containing, and remediating IT threats across critical applications, devices, and systems in their public and private cloud environments as well as physical locations. Using a variety of technologies and processes, Security Operations Center (SOC) teams rely on the latest threat intelligence to determine whether an active threat is occurring, the scope of the impact, and the appropriate remediation.

Tax Time Guide: Guard Personal, Financial and Tax Information Year-round – New Coronavirus-19 Page on irs.gov (IR-2020-56)

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to remain safe and vigilant with their personal information by securing computers and mobile phones. Proper cybersecurity protection and scam recognition can reduce the threat of identity theft inside and outside the tax system. In addition, those needing an update on the Coronavirus-19 latest tax implications visit the new page created on irs.gov for updates.

Things You Need to Know About Retiring in 10 Years

Retirement planning can be pretty challenging if you have not prepared ahead of time. It is important to assess your savings for retirement throughout but it becomes more critical during the retirement red zone. Ten years before or after retirement are regarded as a red zone by financial professionals. How your retirement portfolio behaves during this time determines your standard of living after you retire.

Modernize Your Network to Digitize Your Business

Digital disruption is the new normal. Organizations of all sizes in all industries are embracing digital technologies to meet the needs of a changing workplace and customer base. Mobility, the internet of things (IoT), cloud computing, big data, social media and digital transformation are prime catalysts for this new era. Taken together, they deliver a message that is clear and powerful: There is no more business as usual these days.

Russia-Saudi Oil Price War: Myths, Reality and Global Analysis

This week, one of the main topics around the world is the so called “oil war” between Russia and Saudi Arabia. A myriad of publications are claiming the Russian economy will tank during this oil price war. According to the various economic models, the Russian economical crises is supposed to reach its peak in 2025. That is another reason, beside Putin’s personal aspirations, why he wants to remain in control of Russia. At that point, it could be possible for the West to weaken Russia.