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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-04-27 22:47
A Patient Fury (Ward)
A Patient Fury - Sarah Ward

This is the third entry in Sarah Ward's DC Connie Childs series, and I think I must be becoming accustomed to disliking (mildly or intensely) her characters, be they good or bad, because that aspect of her writing did not bother me as much as it did in A Deadly Thaw. The mystery reader who looks for a satisfactory restoration of good over evil at the end of their detective novel (not necessarily a reasonable hope in this less-formulaic age) will note with interest the titles of the three main sections of the book: "The Wrong", "The Right", and again "The Wrong".

 

Yes, Connie is wrong in the first section, right in the second, and wrong again in the third - or at least so it seems! - and I'm not going to say more than that about the final outcome, even though I've put a spoiler warning on this review. The twist at the end was only one of the possibilities I was still mulling; one thing I didn't like so much was that novel ended quite abruptly, with one secondary character left rather disturbingly vulnerable to a horrid fate.

 

As usual, the murders in the present - nasty, involving blunt force trauma and a fire, and with 3 dead bodies, though the number that are actually murders is intrinsic to the solution so I won't say - anyway, the present murders are linked to a past unpleasant incident (in this case the disappearance of a parent). And though there is nothing supernatural, there is quite a lot of haunting from the past that goes on one way or another, including the profession of our main survivor and protagonist, Julia, who gives "ghost tours".

 

As far as settings go, we mostly stick close to Connie's beat in her fictional English town, but we do have a brief trip to a historically interesting prison in Leicester. Its history seems to have interested the author, too, because she gave enough detail to pique my curiosity and send me to Google for pictures.

 

Psychologically, Connie's a bit of a mess in this one - she's depressed, recovering both from being summarily shoved away from her very brief affair, and from very bad physical injuries at the end of the last novel, and she's self-doubting and irritable enough when her superiors question her judgment & discipline her to submit her resignation. Fortunately for the continuation of the series, it's not accepted. However, if a relationship with her immediate superior, Sadler, is the long game, then based on this novel it's going to be a very long game indeed.

 

I'm not a raving fan, but I'll probably continue to follow this series, now that I've made something of an investment in all those continuing characters that I can't - quite - like.

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review 2018-04-27 07:44
Patient Tracking Systems Market: Global Market Estimation, Dynamics, Regional Share, Trends, Competitor Analysis 2012 to 2016 and Forecast 2017 to 2024

Global Patient Tracking Systems Market:By Type (Integrated, Standalone), By Product (Real Time Locating Systems (RLTS), Event Driven Solutions), By Mode of the Delivery (Cloud based, Web based, On-premise), By Components (Software, Hardware, Services), By End User (Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Hospitals, Clinics), and Geography -Market Estimation, Dynamics, Regional Share, Trends, Competitor Analysis2012 to 2016 and Forecast 2017 to 2024

 

Patient Tracking Systems Market: Market Dynamics

 

Patient tracking system is a key component of analyzing the patient flow and patient security solution. Patient tracking system ensures healthcare staff and security personnel to locate the patient quickly hospital wide and allows hospitals to admit more patients efficiently, after a patient is discharged the tracking tag will be removed and place in a drop box to notify housekeeping or any other healthcare staff or professionals automatically. High return on investment by adopting the patient tracking systems, rise in demand for the improved advancements in management of patient care and focus, favorable incentives by the government propels the growth of the patient tracking system market globally.  Furthermore, enhanced productivity from the staff, ease in managing the patients, cost reduction in maintenance are the other factors that drives the growth of patient tracking systems market globally. However, huge investment on the implementation and installation of the systems, dearth of the skilled professionals, concerns regarding the patient confidentiality may hamper the growth of the patient tracking systems market globally.

 

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Market Scope: Patient Tracking Systems Market

Patient Tracking Systems Market is segmented on the basis of type, product, and component, mode of delivery, End user and Geographical regions

Based on the Type, Patient Tracking Systems Market is segmented into the following:

  • Integrated
  • Standalone

Based on the Product,Patient Tracking Systems Market is segmented into the following:

  • Real Time Locating Systems (RLTS)
  • Event Driven Solutions

Based on the Mode of the Delivery, Patient Tracking Systems Market is segmented into the following:

  • Cloud based
  • Web based
  • On premise

Based on the Components, Patient Tracking Systems Market is segmented into the following:

  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Services

Based on the End User, Patient Tracking Systems Marketis segmented into the following:

  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics

 

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Regional Analysis:  Patient Tracking Systems Market

Geographically, Patient Tracking Systems Marketis segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and theMiddle East and Africa regions. North America accounts largest market for Patient Tracking Systems followed by Europe, owing to the advancements in technologies, increase emphasis on improving patient flow, rise in focus on reducing healthcare expenditure. Asia Pacific region and Latin America region is anticipated to show lucrative growth due to rise in demand for healthcare services, growing investments on patient care, growing awareness regarding technology. MEA is also expected to show significant growth in patient tracking systems market owing to the rise in healthcare standards of the counties in MEA region.

 

Competition Assessment: Patient Tracking Systems Market

Key playersprofiled in the global Patient Tracking Systems Marketinclude:

  • Awarepoint Corporation (U.S.)
  • Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (U.S.)
  • Central Logic, Inc. (U.S.)
  • Care Logistics, LLC (U.S.)
  • Intelligent InSites, Inc. (U.S.)
  • Cerner Corporation (U.S.)
  • Medworxx Solutions, Inc. (Canada)
  • McKesson Corporation (U.S.)
  • Sonitor Technologies, Inc. (U.S.)
  • STANLEY Healthcare (U.S.)
  • Epic Systems Corporation (U.S.)
  • TeleTracking Technologies, Inc. (U.S.)

 

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Key Features of the Report:

  • The report provides granular level information about the market size, regional market share, historic market (2012-2016) and forecast (2017-2024)
  • The report covers in-detail insights about the competitor’s overview, company share analysis, key marketdevelopments, and their key strategies
  • The report outlines drivers, restraints, unmet needs, and trends that are currently affecting the market
  • The report tracks recent innovations, key developments and startup’s details that are actively working in the market
  • The report provides plethora of information about market entry strategies, regulatory framework and reimbursement scenario
  • The report analyses the impact of socio-political environment through PESTLE Analysis and competition through Porter’s Five Force Analysis in addition to recent technology advancements and innovations in the market

 

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Precision Business Insights is one of the leading market research and business consulting firm, which follow a holistic approach to solve needs of the clients. We adopt and implement proven research methodologies to achieve better results. We help our clients by providing actionable insights and strategies to make better decisions. We provide consulting, syndicated and customised market research services based on our client needs.

 

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review 2018-04-27 07:42
Global Patient Monitoring Devices Market: Market Estimation, Dynamics, Regional Share, Trends, Competitor Analysis 2012-2016 and Forecast 2017-2023

Patient monitoring devices are the devices with the digital technology used to measure the person’s health condition. The accuracy of the results with patient monitoring devices may help to early diagnosis of the disease, leads to more efficient and specific treatment. The major advantages of the patient monitoring devices include accuracy of the results with less time and reduce the cost for disease diagnosis. These devices are commonly used to measure oxygen saturation level, pulse rate, body temperature, blood pressure, and heart activity among others. Physicians prefer the patient monitoring devices to enhance the excellence in the patient care.

 

 

Increase in the technological advancements such as wireless devices of patient monitoring devices, the rise in prevalence of various diseases such as diabetes and hypertension which require lifelong monitoring, increase in geriatric population, growth in the adoption of patient monitoring devices are anticipated to fuel the growth of patient monitoring devices. Moreover, increase in the healthcare awareness, ease of operating and availability of the wider products in the market, and rise in healthcare expenditure expected to propel the market Global Patient Monitoring Devices Market over the forecast period. However, product recalls, lack of awareness in rural areas, a high cost of the devices, and lack of favorable reimbursement policies for medical devices are the key factors restrain the patient monitoring devices market growth.

 

         

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Patient monitoring devices market is segmented on the basis of product type, technology, application, and end user

 

Based on the product type, patient monitoring devices are segmented into the following:

  • Blood pressure monitors
  • Blood glucose monitors
  • Heart rate monitors
  • Pulse oximeters
  • Weight monitors
  • Sleep apnoea monitors
  • Breath monitors
  • Others

 

Based on the technology, patient monitoring devices are segmented into the following:

  • Portable devices
  • Standalone devices
  • Wireless technology devices
  • Others

 

Based on the application, patient monitoring devices are segmented into the following:

  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • Neurological conditions
  • Haematological conditions
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Physiological conditions
  • Others

 

Based on the end user, patient monitoring devices are segmented into the following:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Ambulatory surgical centres
  • Home care settings
  • Others

 

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Patient monitoring devices market is growing at a significant CAGR owing to increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular, and neurological advancements. Market players majorly focusing on the innovation of new devices with advanced technology to gain larger market share. Acquisitions and mergers, collaborations, product approvals, product launchings, and patent approvals are the strategies followed by the competitors for increasing their revenue in the patient monitoring devices market. For instance, in September 2015, Zoll Medical Corporation acquired Kyma Medica Technology for broadening the product portfolio in cardiovascular monitoring devices. In addition, in March 2014, Nihon Kohden has awarded a U.S. patent for the advanced technology which reduces the false alarms in the patient monitoring systems.

 

 

Geographically, patient care monitoring devices are segmented into Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Middle East and Africa. North America holds significant share in patient monitoring devices owing to rise in geriatric population prone to chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer, increase in healthcare expenditure, and patent approvals for novel technologies in the region. In Europe, due to high adoption of novel technologies, technological advancements, and well-developed healthcare infrastructure are propelling the patient monitoring devices market. However, Asia Pacific exhibiting significant growth in global market which is attributed to growing prevalence of chronic diseases, rise in healthcare expenditure, and rise in per capita income are driving the patient monitoring devices market in the region.

 

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Some of the players in patient monitoring devices market are GE Healthcare (U.K.), Philips Healthcare (Netherlands), Nihon Kohden (Japan), Roche Diagnostics Limited (Switzerland), Abbott Laboratories (U.S), Omron Healthcare (Japan), Zoll Medical Corporation (U.S.), Cardinal Health (U.S.), and Medtronic (Ireland) to name a few.

 

 

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About Precision Business Insights

 

Precision Business Insights is one of the leading market research and business consulting firm, the clients. We adopt and implement proven research methodologies to achieve better results. We help our clients by providing actionable insights and strategies to make better decisions. We provide consulting, syndicated and customised which follow a holistic approach to solve needs of market research services based on our client needs.

 

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review 2017-11-15 00:00
Patient Zero (Project Renova #4)
Patient Zero (Project Renova #4) - Terry... Patient Zero (Project Renova #4) - Terry Tyler I have not read any books from the Project Renova series. I do have the first book, Tipping Point, but have not had a chance to read it yet. So, I went into this short story series basically completely blind. This is also the first book I’ve ever read by Terry Tyler.

There are nine shorts in Patient Zero. My favorite stories were Jared: The Spare Vial, Flora: Princess Snowflake, and Aaron: #NewWorldProblems. My least favorite was Meg: The Prison Guard’s Wife. Oddly, I have mixed feelings over the one that involved Patient Zero. While it made me want to pick up Tipping Point and find out how he got the virus, I didn’t particularly care for him or the other character.

While I didn’t care for some of the stories included in Patient Zero, it was never because of the writing itself. The author’s writing remains consistently strong in each story. She writes about the people you’d know at the end of the world. We all know someone who fulfills the various character roles in these stories. And, I think that’s where her strength lies. The virus sounds horrible, is horrible, but Patient Zero isn’t about the virus. It’s about your family, friends, and neighbors.
I definitely learned a few new words while reading Patient Zero, and had a laugh in the process. Slapper did not mean nearly what I thought it meant. Faffing just made me giggle.

Patient Zero was an interesting read, and goes on ‘the shelf’ as one of the few collections of short stories that I can truly say I liked as a whole. I don’t mind individual short stories, but I rarely even go in for collections. Experience has proven that there’s almost always stinkers paired with greats, to the point that my overall feeling is generally a resounding ‘meh’. Not the case with Patient Zero.

Overall, Patient Zero is worth picking up, and you can read it without having read any of the Project Renova series. It comes in at about 120 pages, and you could easily spread them out as lunch reads. Or, do as I did and sit down and read it all in one go.

Disclaimer: Though I purchased the book of my own choice, I am on Rosie's Book Review Team with the author. I was not asked to review this book. I chose to because it looked interesting and ended up being a good read.
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review 2017-10-13 05:57
BONKERS
The Dragon Factory - Jonathan Maberry
Patient Zero - Jonathan Maberry

I kind of can't even handle how ridiculously pulpy this series is so far. Patient Zero pretends to a kind of scientrism, wherein the zombie outbreak our intrepid heroes race to thwart has, like, a modicum of scientific plausibility, I guess. Baltimore cop and chiseled jaw hero Joe Ledger gets tapped by one of those shadowy X filesy governmental organizations to track down a terrorist with a name like The Jackal. The leader of said alphabet soup organization eats cookies as his ominous tic; Joe has to murder a terrorist twice in a week; international pharma phuckers are the absolute worst. Patient Zero is good fun, with lots of kickass and a fullblown zombie outbreak to salve your need for bloodshed. 

 

But it's The Dragon Factory which really swings for the cheap seats. There's literal Nazis, genetically engineered chimera, Neanderthals, evil albino twins with a side of incest, clones, and more, so much more. SO MUCH MORE. I kept cackling through this novel, unable to believe how fucking bonkers everything was, and just when I got a handle on it, it would get MORE BONKERS. Uff da, I haven't had as much fun with something this silly in a long time. I'm going to read the shit out every single Joe Ledger novel as long as they stay this goofy, 

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