How To Recover Lost Files From A Crashed Disk Drive

This article takes a fresh look at some different ways to recover lost files from a hard drive that has crashed.
Each approach has its own associated cost and benefits, with each being suited to certain types of faults.

The first method you could try involves removing the internal hard drive, installing it in an external HDD case and attempting to read the contents via a second computer.

These type of external drive casing devices are widely available in computer peripheral shops. They are often used by people who wish to swap their existing drive for a new one, and still get some use from the old drive as an external storage device.

However, if your drive crashes then these cases can become useful for extracting the drive and attempting to read it via a second computer.

Review of Synthos Technologies and Finch Computing

In 2015, Synthos Technologies rebranded to Finch Computing and since then, its products are marketed under the names Finch.DB, Finch Analyst, and Finch for Text.

Synthos Technologies, headquartered in Reston, Virginia, offers three top-notch technology products that are developed after many years of experience. The company holds patents on over 2 dozen inventions that are unique to the company.

Synthos Technologies, or now Finch Computing, is part of Qbase, LLC. The company is building and supporting innovative ways of interacting with and processing information via three highly innovative products that are addressing complex (and not-addressable-before) data management and information needs at a number of points and moments in software stacks.

Stop wasting your time: get an excellent product manager

What are the qualifications of a good product manager?

How do you define a product manager (PM)? What makes a product manager a good one?

The product manager is the magician in your company who is making things happen, always keeping in mind the top 3 product management ingredients.

Many like to call this magician as the mini CEO which is to some degree a true interpretation. He carries many hats, he operates at many levels and he is the glue factor of many entities of your company.  And this is why it is so important to have a good product manager. You do not want to risk such a critical role by just assigning anyone.

Get a PM with strategy and vision

Product manager without a strategy and a vision is not a true product manager. He/she is an executor. The vision is needed to complement your big product puzzle with :

✔ Business value: This perspective brings back you down to earth when you or your team start flying in the clouds with dreamy ideas. You have a product because your customers need it not to satisfy your fantasies.

✔ Business model: This perspective brings back you on track when you or your team goes in the direction of a long and inefficient cycle leading to high costs and non-profit model.

UPMC Physician EMRs Using Integration Technology

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) of Pittsburgh, PA recently implemented a technology solution that helps emergency medical services personnel provide better patient care and allows them to get bills out more efficiently.

Before the change, EMS crews bringing patients to one of UPMC’s 20 emergency departments couldn’t leave immediately after completing their run. They had to wait for an ED employee to print a paper with patient demographic information that was used for ambulance services billing.

That slowed the EMS workers down, took away clinician time, and prompted questions about patient privacy, according to Lisa Khorey, chief information officer at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA, and UPMC Braddock, Braddock, PA.

New EDIS Took Away Paper Printing Option for EMS

“Providing paper information really delayed their ability to move quickly and caused a lot of problems getting out into the field again,” adds Myron Rickens, director of UPMC’s prehospital care program. “EMS services workers want to arrive, drop off the patient, restock if necessary, and get back out there. Any delay in that process is a problem.”

The Battle of a CV Surgeon

In my years working in the CVICU, one thing I have learned is how cardiovascular surgeons are extremely territorial. They take a great deal of ownership over their patients’ care. We have a policy at my hospital stating that only the cardiovascular surgeons can write orders for the first 48 hours after surgery. This way, no other doctors are writing for blood transfusions, antibiotics, or diuretics that the surgeon does not want.

Of course, the other doctors on the case will round during this 2 day “no orders allowed” period and write orders, forcing the nurse to get in the middle and make a phone call to the surgeon to get the order approved or denied. It’s situations like these that can take a toll on the nurses, causing us to be the middle-man and take a lot of flack from physicians on both sides.

For example, a patient is post-op day #1 after a valve replacement, the patient received 3 liters of fluid during/after surgery the previous day- so, the cardiologist comes in and orders 40mg of Lasix (a diuretic) to remove fluid. It’s now up to the nurse; according to the policy we cannot follow through on this order, but we know that receiving this medication is in the best interest of the patient.