summer album of the week 07/24/10

r.e.m.: life's rich pageant (released july 1986)

r.e.m.: life's rich pageant (released july 1986)

I can’t think of a record I was more consumed with during the late summer of 1986 than  R.E.M.’s fourth album, Lifes Rich Pageant. The Don Gehman-produced work cleaned up the Georgia band’s murky sound, earned it a major radio hit (Fall on Me) and edged the quartet ever closer to the pop mainstream. But just because you cold hear Michael Stipe’s cavernous howl didn’t mean you could understand it. The guitar hook-happy Begin the Begin, the tango-friendly Underneath the Bunker, the wonderfully brutish Just a Touch and a still-fascinating ‘80s meditation called What If We Give It Away were just a few of the delights that sounded like they could have, at any moment, spilled over into a punkish brawl. The b-side cover of Aerosmith’s Toys in the Attic, included as a bonus on later CD editions, actually did. 34 years later, Pageant remains R.E.M.’s richest and, arguably, greatest  creation.

Nurses Improve Clinical Documentation with Celio REDFLY and Homecare Homebase.

Biotech Week October 28, 2009 For Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey (VNACJ), mobility is everything. To effectively provide and document the best in-home care and rehabilitation for newly discharged hospital and in-home patients they need mobile technology that complies with federal regulations and allows them to effectively document and track patient information. They found a solution in Celio Corp’s REDFLY Mobile Companion and Homecare Homebase Software (see also Celio Corp).

“Homecare Homebase software provides excellent documentation capability and immediate online access to patient records and service information,” said John Albright, Director of IT for the VNACJ. “For many of our nurses, the REDFLY offers the flexibility of using a larger screen and keyboard to input and review information or images. The additional benefit to the solution is that it gives our field staff a laptop experience in a more cost-efficient, travel-friendly and light-weight manner, without the costs or risks normally associated with laptops.” The REDFLY is a mobile companion device with a large screen and full keyboard that enables VNACJ’s clinical field staff to use Homecare Homebase’s PointCare application on their company-issued HTC Touch Pro PDAs. Since the REDFLY has no hard drive, the patient data stays entirely secure on an encrypted database on the nurse’s handheld device-an especially critical issue for the healthcare industry, which continues to drive procedures that ensure HIPAA compliance. in our site htc touch pro in our site htc touch pro

The VNACJ recently deployed more than 200 REDFLYs to its field clinicians, and has plans for a complete rollout of 300-400 units by the end of the year.

“Visiting Nurse of Central Jersey shows how a company can use REDFLY and combine it with a fully integrated software solution like Homecare Homebase to save money and improve efficiency and patient care,” said Kirt Bailey, president and CEO of Celio Corp. “The REDFLY is ideal for any company with a mobile work force that is looking to leverage their investment in smartphones and handheld software applications.” For information about the REDFLY Mobile Companion, visit

For information about Homecare Homebase, visit

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