In A Digital World, Paper Makes Its Case

In A Digital World, Paper Makes Its Case
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Majority of DayTimers Survey Respondents Feel Overwhelmed with a “Too Busy” Life: Paper Preferred Over Electronic Organizers to Keep them Organized

Lehigh Valley, PA (PRWEB) June 28, 2007

Eighty-five percent of respondents to the recent DayTimers survey conducted by Opinion Research Corporation said they consider their lives too busy, meaning they regularly feel rushed, feel like they are never finished, and are frustrated that they can’t get what they want done. More than half of respondents, however, admitted that they felt valued and needed when they were busy (57%) or felt important because of their busyness (42%).

Technological advances presumably make our lives easier; however, when asked, people say it’s the tried-and-true paper planning products that help keep their lives organized. In fact, 74 percent of respondents prefer paper over technology for planning and keeping track of their busy schedules.

“In a time when conventional wisdom tells us that technology rules, most people are actually utilizing paper, the most trustworthy method for keeping track of their busy schedules”, commented Maria Woytek, DayTimers Time Management Expert. Work pressures and responsibilities (46%) and housecleaning or yard work (52%) lead the activities that contribute to people feeling “too busy.” Being burdened by hours worked (41%), finding time for self care like doctor visits and tests (28%), and spending quality time with children (28%) add to the pressure of feeling “too busy.”

“DayTimers, during the past 60 years, has been dedicated to helping people manage their busy schedules,” Woytek stated.

Tools for the Paper Planner

Of the 74 percent who prefer paper, 65 percent use a wall or pocket calendars and 35 percent use paper planners.

Day-Timer® wall calendars with organizational extras include the Message Center, $ 25.99, with a tabbed monthly calendar, corkboard and plenty of pockets for keeping notes, stamps and business cards and the Tri-Fold Organization Center, $ 29.99, which also includes a “slide and hide” filing system with four multi-colored vinyl protectors to keep schedules and other information at your fingertips.
Paper planners and binders come in over 50 varieties of styles and sizes.

The Mariner Collection has virtually indestructible fabric construction (pocket planner $ 24.99)
The lightweight, unstructured Malibu Planners come in a variety of colors and sizes (Desk $ 74.99, Portable $ 64.99, Jotter $ 54.99, Pocket $ 54.99 and Compact $ 44.99)
Armorhide Binders, Covers and Wallets feature zippered, slip-tab and snap-tab systems ranging from $ 49.99 – $ 99.99

Tools for the Tech Planner

According to the DayTimers survey, 34% utilized some type of electronic device to keep organized. Twenty-five percent preferred a computer system such as Outlook, 9% used a PDA or personal digital assistant, and 9% used a Blackberry, Blackjack, Treo or similar device. Among the items DayTimers offers to keep the tech planner organized include:

The Tri-Fold Techholder, $ 69.99, keeps a PDA safely in place and will help avoid scratches and damage to the equipment. It also includes a daily journal for note taking and room to store business and credit cards, making it the perfect meeting accessory.
The Internet Notes Journal, $ 7.99, is a great way to keep track of all Internet browsing. It provides a reliable place to write down all Internet usernames, passwords and important information that often gets lost or forgotten. It has five sections: subject listings of websites, passwords, online purchases, e-mail addresses and notes.

What Makes People ‘Too Busy’

According to the survey, 45 percent of men and 46 percent of female respondents indicated their work schedule made them feel ‘too busy.’ “Cutting down on the time spent searching through clutter is one way to get more hours in your life each week and get out of the office sooner,” Woytek commented.

The Mesh Desk accessories include a Tabletop file system ($ 21.99), a desk station with seven compartments for supplies, cell phone and more. Stackable mesh Letter Trays, $ 9.99 each, are great for desk organization and reducing desk clutter.
Get more off your desk by supplementing the mesh accessories with a vertical mesh desktop ($ 59.99), which is a bulletin board/white board plus a kit to hang a stapler, remover, tape dispenser, dry erase marketer, ruler and pen/pencil holder.
DayTimers offers several home organization items to help streamline your home and make chores seem less daunting.

Cargo Storage Boxes, $ 10.99 – $ 22.99, come in six different options: media box, stationery box, magazine file, shelf box, file box, and project box. Each box can be labeled, making it easy to stay organized.
DayTimers offers many solutions for keeping all aspects of life organized and for taming “too busy” schedules. Check out for more life organization solutions.

About DayTimers

Established in 1947, DayTimers, Inc. is the original American provider of time management solutions and organization tools to help simplify life. DayTimers is a subsidiary of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ABD). The complete DayTimer® line of planners, luxury leather covers, portfolios, handbags and more can be found at or by calling 1-800-225-5005. Select organization tools are also available at Staples, Office Depot, and other major office supply retailers.

Contact: Leesa Raab, LaMotta Strategic Communications, Inc. 845-358-6306(o).

Subsidiary of ACCO Brands Corporation


New White Paper: The Power of Automated Messaging for Emergency Notification & Business Continuity

San Francisco, California (PRWEB) November 20, 2014

The leading provider of Emergency & Mass Communication solutions, Regroup, has released an authoritative new white paper: “The Power of Automated Messaging for Emergency Notification & Business Continuity.”

Download Regroup’s paper by visiting:

This document is a must read for any organization that has ever experienced:

1. Critical and/or non-critical alerts being delayed, inaccurate or not sent due to human error

2. Severe weather alerts not being delivered fast enough during time-sensitive events such as tornado warnings

3. Loss of business continuity due to personnel not being alerted quickly to issues that caused operational disruptions, such as low inventory levels, IT related issues or power outages

Readers will learn how automated messaging can reduce the margin for human error, increase efficiency levels and productivity during day-to-day operations, and dramatically accelerate delivery of critical and non-critical notifications.

Through use cases, Regroup illustrates how automated messaging will empower organizations to:

Enhance employee safety by accelerating the delivery of emergency notifications and severe weather alerts by leveraging federal alerting technology including IPAWS and NWS/NOAA, resulting in a quicker response time.

Maintain business continuity by enabling appropriate personnel to receive event-triggered alerts like staff schedule changes, low inventory levels, IT security breaches and power outages.

Increase productivity and enhance efficiency levels by automating routine, day-to-day messages, freeing up manpower and reducing the margin for human error.

Easily configure automated messages to be sent to cell phones, landlines, email, desktop alert systems, digital signage, PA systems, outdoor speakers, websites and more.

For a live demo of Regroup’s Emergency & Mass Notification System, sign up here:

About Regroup:

Regroup, the leading Emergency Notification and Mass Communication provider, offers easy one-click messaging to mobile phones (text/voice), landlines, email, social media, websites, and more. Regroup stands apart from other mass messaging systems with its ease of use, seamless integration with social media and client databases, unparalleled reliability and unlimited text/voice/email messaging.

To learn more about how Regroup’s Mass Messaging and Emergency Notification System can streamline your organization’s day-to-day communications, as well as provide rapid communications during a crisis situation, call 917-746-6776 or email inquiries[at]regroup[dot]com.

AdvisorsMD Releases White Paper – 4 Reasons Why Specialty Physicians are Feeling the Squeeze with Patient Referrals

Daphne, AL (PRWEB) February 13, 2013

AdvisorsMD CEO Bricken McKenzie explains the new obstacles that specialized physicians face when it comes to networking with reference suppliers.

Throughout the landscape of health care, competition for patient referrals is becoming more intense. Specialists who once found inappropriate to promote to their physician colleagues are now discovering it is necessary to stay afloat. Here are four reasons why the specialty practices are struggling to connect with their physician colleagues to receive these valuable references for patients:

# 1 – Hospital systems are on a buying spree private practice.

With health reform looming, hospital administrators expect to see a record number of new patients as more people get health insurance and seek primary care. With many US regions that already suffer from a primary care physician shortage, these doctors are becoming a rare commodity in the health care sector. In 2010, for the first time, the number of new physicians have joined practices belonging to the hospital exceeded the number of first-year practitioner who became employed by medical groups belonging to doctors. The buying frenzy was so fierce that some hospital administrators believe that if they do not buy physician practices in their community, the medical center in the street will. According to a Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) National Survey: in 2002, about 20 percent of physician practices surveyed were owned hospital; in 2008, more than 50 percent of the practices of physicians surveyed owned hospital; and 2012, the number of respondents belonging to hospitals has increased to over 69 percent.

volume of patients is one of the key factors for the sustainability of long-term hospital. The directors believe that they have more influence on doctors employed doctors in private practice. Ultimately, the hospital that sees the highest number of insured patients in the most efficient manner, wins. In the most competitive markets, seven of the 10 patients admitted to a hospital used to come from within the network of the hospital doctors; the other three percent are from admissions and emergency room admits a projection of private practices.

Not only do health systems and hospitals buy more medical practices – and lead their doctors employed to keep all of their patient referrals in-house – they are also increasingly closing the admitting doctor released from hospital altogether and using their own on-site to oversee hospital inpatients. These factors make it difficult for specialists to keep the lines of communication open with primary care physicians.

# 2 – The treatment options are expanding at an exponential rate.

The number of specialists (and sub-specialists) categories has almost doubled over the past 15 years, more referrals diluted patient. According to the American Board of Medical Specialists, one pediatrician can receive certification in up to 20 different subspecialties. These specialized certifications may seem attractive to a health care provider, but sub-specialists have the additional burden to convince doctors that their new treatment option is superior to an existing protocol. When primary care physicians are overwhelmed with patient care, the time they have to learn new subspecialties is extremely limited.

# 3 – Doctors are not networked by traditional means. Historically, references have been treated by a more direct professional network. Specialists would meet internists and family physicians as they have been rounded in hospitals, attend conferences, and sometimes social events. It was a way to keep organic suppliers in the know about the latest treatments, procedures and diagnostic tools available to patients.

Today, many of these channels have disappeared. Conferences and events where medical doctors met once moved online. Doctors struggling with declining reimbursements and rising costs do not have time for bonding recreation. Health care consumers have a world of options when it comes to primary health care. They may appear in a facility for emergency care in the street, get vaccinated against the flu at the grocery store, or have a ear infection diagnosed and treated at the local pharmacy; others are self-diagnosing online and bypassing primary care altogether. The image of the patriarchal family doctor omniscient took the edge.

# 4 – Specialty doctors practices are in a dilemma as to whether they were to sell their practices or to remain independent.

private practices are facing cuts in reimbursements, increasing the number of uninsured patients, and uncertainty on the reform of health care. With increasing government audits and the impending charge of information systems, many private physicians yield to offers of economic certainty and reduction of hours that the hospital staff. As doctors employed, they are promised a better life, more resources, and the ability to devote more time to patient care.

In addition to the financial security and a better quality of life, access to specialized gains for treating physicians already affiliated with the hospital network. These hospital networks are constantly trying to avoid removal “leakage.” Smart Health Systems will do all they can to ensure that the references of patients stay within their network. Specialists who do not work under a large umbrella network will continue to see challenges in communication with primary care physicians. In both cases, these organizations need help getting their message.

Links doctors Solution-

bonds of highly qualified doctors give positive results the organizations they represent. Consumers of health care want to believe that primary care physicians refer them to a specialist, as they have first hand knowledge of this specialist skills. Unfortunately, the charges mentioned earlier, make that almost impossible. Specialists will not receive references if providers do not know about them. Those wishing to stay afloat should establish a comprehensive plan referral generation and empowerment of the individual within their practice to implement this plan.

Enter the liaison physician. Large health care networks have used for years and links independent specialized practices see the value of a seller engaged. There are a growing number of links independent doctors who provide contractual services to regional hospitals, ancillary providers and private clinics in a certain market sector.

The most effective routes to stick to a comprehensive business development plan for the previous reporting database, payer mix, and market share. Often doctors connections can make an educated guess when it comes to developing an appropriate awareness strategy. Using MDreferralPRO Web application, the connections can create predictive analytics-based marketing plans that are exclusive to the organizations they represent. MDreferralPRO allows connections geographically target areas and identify untapped sources of reference by name, specialty and location. They can identify suppliers should be a top priority, and where they should focus their efforts to generate more revenue. The program also identifies the external service providers have targeted patients, and whether or not these reference models are increasing or decreasing.

A good doctor bond is one that is sure of himself and has a wide knowledge of practitioners / organizations it represents. The best connections can get in front of all the people who influence a referral, whether planners, nurses, nurse practitioners or MD. They need to have a clear communication strategy and a defined list of people they want to achieve before you start. Hospitals and specialty practices that invest in bonds doctors will see a marked increase in their patient referrals if these connections are given the right tools to do their job. Links physicians who are armed with MDreferralPRO continue to keep their busy doctors see new patients. Health organizations that believe references come to them without any business development effort may be looking at an empty waiting room.

About AdvisorsMD – AdvisorsMD health council was created to meet the needs of hospitals and specialist physicians’ offices throughout the country. As we have seen doctors inundated with increasing responsibilities for compliance, electronic health records and insurance reimbursements, we have seen that these health care providers were pulled out of their true vocation, which was give patients the highest quality care.

About the author – Richardson “Bricken” McKenzie, IV, MBA is the founder and CEO of the consulting firm of AdvisorsMD health. He is a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE) and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

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Discounted Photo Paper and Discounted Digital Board Tandem

There is something about discounts and sales that could really entice us. More often we couldn’t resist dragging ourselves each time we get to hear that some items are marked down or on sale. We couldn’t help but consider buying things that are considered as discounted. Why is this so? Why is anything discounted has an irresistible appeal on us? What is it in discounted things that we find ourselves attracted to most of the time?

Well, here’s my take about this certain phenomena. As you can see, times are really hard nowadays. Although economists and other financial experts have already confirmed that the worst is already over when it comes to the global financial crisis, let’s face it, we can’t recover from that in a snap. Worse even, whether there is a crisis or not, we really have a hard time getting enough means to survive the needs of every day. This is the reason why it seem that everything that is discounted seem attractive to us.

Although we don’t really need these things, we feel that we just have to grab the opportunity to purchase these items at a very affordable price. For some, this is so wrong. This is one of the culprit why we almost always end up buying so many things that we really don’t need and at the end wasting our money. But this is not the case when it comes to discounted photo paper and discounted digital board in offices and businesses.

What not many offices realize is how they would flourish and prosper even more if they could only consider elevating their standards by using photo paper and digital boards. This is even more pushed and recommended now that the market have already came up with the discounted photo papers and discounted digital boards. Could you imaging your office or company becoming at par with seemingly high class or elite offices in your neighborhood? Do you know that all along their secret lies around discounted photo paper and discounted digital board? These discounted photo paper and discounted digital board that are actually within your budget and something that you could really afford.

Now that you know about the advantages of putting discounted digital boards and discounted photo paper as part of your monthly budget, why don’t you consider doing it now? You would never know the great deals that it could actually bring to your company’s success!

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Where to find Discounted Photo Paper and Discounted Digital Board

The clamor for updated photo paper and updated digital map is quite impressive. There are a lot of things and the changes that these technological advances could bring to people. The updated photo paper, for one, allows an ordinary household to have their photos printed on the comfort of his own home. Gone are the days when you have to spend a fortune and wait for almost a day to get your pictures developed or view printing. Now with a high-quality printer and photo paper present could easily help you shop around.

Another blessing to most of us is the invention reduced digital maps. Before, digital panels are known only to the rich and famous. Most of us are not even aware of its existence simply because we can not really afford. However, the many benefits that the digital map can bring in any business, large or small, were already known to many. This triggers a strong demand and possibly a competition to manufacture. Although competition is a bad thing for paper manufacturing, it is a blessing for us consumers because it is through this competition that we have now reduced picture and updated digital map paper.

But where could we possibly find this updated photo paper and reduces digital map, you may ask? Looking for updated photo paper and digital map is reduced somewhat delicate. It requires creativity and ingenuity to figure out where you might find these awesome products at incredibly low prices! And besides, everything in this world is all about exert effort, right? If you want something you’ve narrowed relentlessly seek. However, since we are angels, we give you some tips on where you could possibly find these discounted paper photo and discounted digital signs.

Paper Manufacturing companies normally contains a clearance sale each year, or for some, they do it twice a year. They are normally carry these balances is at its principal office or factory which is often located in the end of the city. You must be careful when these balances arrive and you need to clear your schedule for this one because I tell you, all would be well worth it. You will get to buy not only reduces paper with photo and a digital map reduced but other paper products as well. You can earn as much as you can, since the paper has no expiration date and it is very useful.

Another place where you could find small photo paper and digital map is reduced discount or clearance stores. Stores sometimes decide to move old but just as durable and high quality products in the discount aisle to give way to new products. This is where the discounted present and digital photo paper often find their second home. Non-discounted and discounted digital signs photo paper, you can also find a lot of articles and high quality products in this part of the mall.

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DigitalMR Release White Paper on The Big 5 TLAs in Social Media

London (PRWEB) December 23, 2011

DigitalMR founder and MD Michalis Michael comments “many organisations are not optimising what we call “The Big TLAs” to improve their online marketing. They are all interconnected so if you can get all 5 working together, you can really boost engagement and drive advocacy. And the good news, especially for new entrants in social media marketing, is that within many of these areas free applications are readily available.”

The 5 terms covered are:

SEO=Search Engine Optimisation

SEM=Search Engine Marketing

CMS=Content Management System

CRM=Customer Relationship Management

SMM= Social Media Monitoring

The paper explores how these terms are all interconnected and provides a guide on how these free applications can be used to increase marketing effectiveness online.

A full version of the paper can be found here

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DigitalMR understands what people think and feel when they share views online. It is a specialist agency which provides a holistic approach to web based market research. It specialises in utilising social media research, especially active web-listening, and online communities to enhance its business consulting approach. The agency has pioneered new methods in online focus groups alongside tools such as video diaries, bulletin boards and online ethnography. DigitalMR is headed by founder and MD, Michalis Michael and has offices in London UK, Nicosia Cyprus, and Columbus Ohio, in the US.