Great spec Fujitsu Lifebook A544 laptop at a great price – £180
Fully working and very good cosmetic condition too for age, photos show condition. Laptops around 4 years old and wasn’t used a lot, hence low battery cycle count of only 26 times on it’s original battery. Hold charge well and you can get 2-4 hours use on a full charge. Original power pack too.
It’s been upgraded to 8GB ram and also just had a brand new 480GB Lexar SATA SSD to replace the hard drive, with a fresh install of Windows 10 Professional, 1909 Build, with all updates (auto activated from it’s Windows 8 embedded key) and some nice to have freebie software (Adobe Acrobat Reader, 7Zip, Malwarebyte, KLite Codecs, Google Chrome, CCleaner). Also updated with latest 2019 BIOS from Fujitsu support site.
Full Specification Processor: 4th Generation Intel Core i5-4210m 2.6Ghz, boost to 3.2Ghz (2 cores, 4 Threads) Ram: 8GB (2 x 4GB Samsung DDR3L Dimms) Storage: Brand new Lexar 480GB Solid State Drive Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768 Operating System: Windows 10 Professional (Latest 1909 Build) Optical: CD/DVD-RW drive Wireless: Wifi 802.11G/N 2.4 & 5Ghz & Bluetooth Ports: 3 x USB3 Type A, 1 x USB 2 Type A, HDMI, VGA, Headphone & Microphone ports, SD XC Card reader & Gigabit Ethernet
Lowering the price of healthcare will be top of mind in 2020. For healthcare CIOs, that could mean investing in telehealth tools and analytics platforms that are geared toward making healthcare more accessible, less expensive and more personal.
Two reports on healthcare 2020 predictions lay out potential trends facing healthcare organizations in the new year. Forrester Research’s report focuses on healthcare reform efforts as well as the rise in telehealth. Frost & Sullivan’s report highlights the role social determinants of health data analytics platforms will play in 2020 and predicts a backlash against AI in healthcare.
The detailed healthcare 2020 reports have been pared down here for healthcare CIOs, highlighting tech trends like telehealth and data analytics platforms.
Telehealth visits will increase
Forrester believes virtual care will grow substantially, predicting that providers will conduct millions of new virtual visits in 2020.
Jeff Becker, an analyst at Forrester and one of the authors of the “Predictions 2020: Healthcare” report, called telehealth “the fastest growing place of service across all care delivery touchpoints” where “everybody is rushing in to claim a stake.”
One of the drivers behind the growth in virtual visits is the desire to control patient inflow to brick-and-mortar care delivery systems, Becker said.
Engaging patients in the home, workplace or other convenient locations first and helping them make a decision on the right place to seek medical care can reduce what Becker called the “drastic overuse of an emergency room.”
Historical outpatient claims data suggests that about 43% of outpatient visits could be addressed through a virtual care visit, according to Forrester, pointing to telehealth as one option healthcare CIOs should look at to reduce costs associated with care delivery.
Social determinants of health in 2020
Another healthcare 2020 prediction is that socialdeterminants of health data will play a big role in how payers and health systems improve patient outcomes, and healthcare CIOs will need to key in on tools like analytics platforms to make use of that data, according to Frost & Sullivan.
Frost & Sullivan analysts predict that by the end of 2020, 40% of U.S. health systems and insurance companies will use social determinants of health data, such as income and housing status, to make risk assessments or business decisions, as well as conduct patient outreach.
Factors driving its growth include an understanding that most of a patient’s health outcomes are attributable to factors beyond direct medical care, according to Kamaljit Behera, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan.
Kamaljit BeheraAnalyst, Frost & Sullivan
“57% [of patients] have a moderate to high risk for financial insecurity, isolation, housing insecurity, transportation and food insecurity, among others,” Behera said during a webinar on healthcare 2020 predictions. “We believe proactively engaging the right patients based on their social determinant of health can improve health outcomes and help healthcare organizations meet quality standards.”
Frost & Sullivan believes that within the next five years, social determinants of health data will become critical for improving patients’ quality of care, as well as optimizing the cost of care. In lockstep, health IT products such as population health management platforms that track and analyze patient outcomes will also gain prominence.
AI growth, challenges
The AI in medical imaging market will cross the $400 million mark in 2020, but Behera said that AI companies have a tough road ahead. He believes they will need to rethink how they use data, train algorithms and implement AI to convince the healthcare community of no-harm use.
Medical imaging, or radiology, is one of the most mature areas for AI and clinical use cases, Behera said. Yet even in radiology, the use of AI will be checked in 2020.
“AI in the recent past has advanced tremendously. Its ability for diagnosing and detecting disease is climbing higher and higher, but the very important question still remains, what happens if something goes wrong,” Behera said.
The safest way for physicians to use AI is to confirm a diagnosis rather than improve care with new insights, Behera said. Due to this caution, health IT vendors will continue to make non-clinical applications of AI such as workflow automation the priority. Additionally, Behera said roughly 75% of AI companies in medical imaging will continue to focus on image analysis as the main AI use case.
“Things look promising in AI more from an operational and workstream optimization [standpoint], but we still have quite a way to go before getting into real support in the clinical decision-making process leveraged by AI solutions,” Behera said.
On healthcare reform
Healthcare’s big price tag will take center stage next year as voters hear from presidential candidates and prepare to cast their votes.
U.S. Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have championed a “Medicare for All” plan or option, which would expand a federal health insurance program historically geared at those 65 and older or managing certain disabilities to everyone.
The full Medicare for All plan would introduce a federally funded public insurance plan to U.S. citizens and eliminate private health insurance, eliminating 900 health insurers and 507,000 employees, according to the Forrester healthcare 2020 report.
“When I dug into the numbers, it didn’t surprise me that I came to the conclusion that Medicare for All in its current definition would fail,” Forrester’s Becker said. “What did surprise me is how much uptick there is in support of a public option and how much legislative movement there is for, not a single payer system, but a secondary public option.”
According to the Forrester healthcare 2020 report, voter support in the U.S. is low for a Medicare for All plan, but 70% of voters would support a public plan option that preserves the option of private insurance.
The report noted that providers have mixed feelings about a public insurance option. While more coverage means less uncompensated care, Medicare patients generate lower reimbursement rates than patients covered under private insurance contracts.
We wouldn’t be too far away price wise ( the Pro is still in warranty until July 2020), but the logistics of posting it would be a nightmare and a worry so I’d be better off looking a local sale ( I’m in Northern Ireland ) I think.
Many rumours of a new iMac model coming sometime in 2020 I believe.
Going by a quick Google search I would price them as follows:
PC without SSD & HDD – £130 posted SSD & HDD – £40 posted
These prices are only applicable if the two offers above are accepted based on my pricing. I won’t ship one part out without the other, so unless both sell at the same time, I would still like the unit to go as a whole.
LogMeIn has significantly reduced the price of GoToMeeting in connection with its launch this week of a completely redesigned version of the video conferencing app.
The new monthly fees are about half of what they were before for 150–participant and 250–participantlicenses, making the app roughly the same price — or in some cases a bit cheaper — than competitors Zoom, BlueJeans and Cisco Webex.
GoToMeeting, which LogMeIn acquired from Citrix for $1.8 billion in 2016, initially gained traction as an alternative to Cisco Webex. But anecdotally, many customers have abandoned the app for Zoom in recent years, analysts said. The new GoToMeeting prices could help undo some of that damage.
“I think in some ways they needed the price break to get customers to look at them again,” said Zeus Kerravala, founder of ZK Research, based in Westminster, Mass. “If they are going to re-establish themselves and grab some of their customer base back, then I think it had to come with a new pricing model.”
Meanwhile, the new interface makes video the focal point of meetings — a pivot away from GoToMeeting’s longstanding focus on content-sharing. Users will also be able to join a meeting 65% faster now, the vendor said.
The redesign brings GoToMeeting in line with the video-centric design of other major video conferencing apps. It also creates a common user experience across the web, desktop and mobile apps. LogMeIn says 25 million people use its GoTo suite every month.
“While the buzz has been around Zoom, GoTo has a large installed user base,” said Irwin Lazar, analyst at Nemertes Research. “To retain them in an increasingly competitive market, GoTo had to improve their app and close the feature gaps with their competitors.”
LogMeIn also launched some new productivity features, such as the ability to take notes and screenshots during meetings. Users will have access to meeting recordings and transcripts through a new online hub.
For IT administrators, GoToMeeting now generates more detailed diagnostic reports to help troubleshoot poor audio or video quality. Plus, the vendor said it had completely reworked its audio backend to improve quality.
LogMeIn made all of the same design changes and feature enhancements to GoToConnect, an offering that combines GoToMeeting with a cloud calling service powered by technology the vendor acquired from Jive Communications.
The vendor launched GoToConnect earlier this year in response to the trend in the market towards collaboration apps like Microsoft Teams and Cisco Webex Teams that combined calling, messaging and meetings.
“This whole industry has become a lot more competitive,” Kerravala said. “GoToMeeting hadn’t had a real facelift in years.”
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