Essential Considerations When Selecting Your Next Freezer

If your business buys food in bulk it makes sense to have a good place to store it. Depending on the volume of this food you will probably need to give some consideration as to what kind of freezer to buy. Like most other kitchen appliances there is normally quite a lot of choice, with some devices being better than others. If your freezer isn’t needed to display items to the public then chest freezers tend to be better than upright ones.

Here are some tips that will help when considering a new freezer for your business.

Benefits of a Chest Freezer

A good starting point is to understand that a chest freezer will normally be more robust and last longer than its upright counterpart. If you are buying for your business then value is likely to be an important element of any purchase.

Additionally when the food is accessed the chest freezers will stay cooler than an upright one. Avoiding a temperature rise is essential to keeping food frozen and also plays a large part in the overall running costs of the unit.

Capacity Required

Perhaps the first thing that should be considered is just how much do you need to store. Not only the quantity but also the shape and size of the food should play an important part in your decision making process.

There are a great many chest freezers on the market which are available in a wide range of sizes. With this in mind there is a very good chance that you can find the one that fits your capacity requirements closely.

As a component and deciding factor of the size of freezer that you need, it is also sensible to have an idea on the location where you intend to put your new unit. Will the one that you feel offers the best capacity actually fit in the space that you have made available? If not then maybe you will be able to relocate nearby equipment, but failing that it is back to the drawing board regarding size.

The final point relating to size comes in the event of a visitor needing to carry out an inspection of your premises. Depending on the situation, it might be that they will need access behind the unit, which of course once full of frozen food can be difficult to manoeuvre.

Features Required

The specification levels of chest freezers have come on leaps and bounds in recent times. This means that almost certainly there will be a great number of features on your potential new chest freezer. However, it might mean that you are paying for something that you will never ever use.

It Is Possible To Make Money Online

Many people recently are feeling the effects of today’s economy. Between losing their jobs, or having hours cut back, it is getting harder and harder to make ends meet. As a result, the internet is becoming a popular way for Americans to make extra money, or even start a new career. Unfortunately, there are internet business scams out there, but there are safe and legitimate ways to earn extra income.

One popular way is to take surveys. It seems simple and easy, and it is. There are hundreds of survey sites out there, and they all pay or offer rewards. Most surveys pay only a few cents to a few dollars, but it does add up. The sites are free to join, and there are usually several survey opportunities a day to take them. While you probably will not qualify for all of them, you will be able to participate in at least a few of them daily. To maximize your income, and your chances of qualifying for several surveys a day, it is recommended to sign up for as many different survey sites as you can. Do not be afraid to sign up with the sites that offer a rewards program instead of cash either. Often times, these sites offering redeemable points, turn out to have a higher pay scale with their point system. These points can be redeemed for gift cards which you can then use to purchase household items that normally you would be paying cash for. While taking surveys will only add a small income to your household income, every little bit can help.

Another internet business opportunity people are taking advantage of is signing up with several of the free internet writing services. While some sites offer small jobs for low pay, other sites offer biddable jobs with higher pay. As with the paid survey sites, it is best to sign up and when possible bid on as many jobs as possible. One word of advice though, is to make sure to complete your projects on time. Even though these jobs are online and not face to face, your online reputation will suffer if your projects are not turned in on time, and you may even be penalized.

There are business opportunities out there for you online if you are willing to put in the time to find them and complete them. While it may be a slow start, if you continue to stick with it you may be surprised at how much financial assistance you can earn. One last piece of advice is to remember as with anything, if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.

How to Lose Money with an EHR

Apparently, the easiest way to lose money with a new EHR in your practice is to do nothing, according to recent research supported by the Massachusetts Medical Society and American College of Physicians.

Electronic Health Records do not bring greater productivity and efficiency to your practice by themselves. EHRs are a wonderful tool with great potential. But everything depends on how you manage your time and staffing to manage that tool. This article in Medpage Today, entitled “If Practices Don’t Change, EHRs Lose Money,” highlights this fact:

The average physician lost nearly $44,000 over 5 years implementing an electronic health record system, a large pilot study found, but the technology itself was just part of the reason….

But the vast majority of practices lost money because they failed to make operational changes to realize the benefits of EHRs such as ditching paper medical records after adoption, Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD, of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and colleagues wrote.

We would add virtual medical scribes to one of the operational changes necessary to ensure an effective EHR for your medical practice. It’s an argument we, and others, make throughout this blog, and in a growing body of medical practice management literature. Medical scribes help answer the thousand-dollar question any doctor and practice manager has to consider when adopting a new EHR: Who is going to manage effectively for us all of this data in this new EHR tool we have introduced into our practice?

‘For all their brilliance, computers can be thick as a brick,’ said Tom M. Mitchell, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University.
And so, while programming experts still write the step-by-step instructions of computer code, additional people are needed to make more subtle contributions as the work the computers do has become more involved. People evaluate, edit or correct an algorithm’s work… Humans can interpret and tweak information in ways that are understandable to both computers and other humans.

The human element: This is sorely lacking in the EHR adoption policies undertaken by CMS, and ignored by many investing hundreds of millions in EHR technology. Too few are investing the time and energy to ensure there is a new, highly-trained generation of healthcare workers able to input and manage EHR data for doctors and healthcare systems.

We need people – medical scribes, for example – to ensure the money devoted to healthcare IT and EHRs is well-spent. Fortunately, there more and more companies like Physicians Angels that are the addressing the needs and opportunities to improve the healthcare system for doctors and patients through better data management. As more doctors and healthcare practice managers struggle with the crush and demands of EHR data, they will demand data management solutions, like medical scribes. Articles like this one only echo the obvious to the thousands of doctors and office managers struggling with EHRs today.