Health Care Company Refuses one Form of Technology

ASA Opts for True Customer Service Over Phone Recordings
The Pittsburgh-based health care company Automated Security Alert has a shockingly good record for taking care of their clients. The health care technology company is devoted to keeping senior citizens and physically disabled persons in their own home instead of in assisted living – and their clients have a 46.42% lesser rate of hospitalization. Far from using only push button medical alarms to care from their clients, they also offer electronically monitored medication dispensers, monitored smoke detectors, fall detectors, and many other advanced products. So for a company that embraces so many forms of advanced technology it is quite surprising to think that they would refuse to use any form of modern technology, but Automated Security Alert has a firm belief that when someone calls them on the phone they owe them the right to speak to a human being. In an era of frustrating and time consuming pre-recorded telephone menus, Automated Security Alert refuses to conform to the idea that people should be forced to communicate their needs to a computerized system. However, this does not only apply to office business hours only, it applies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Jason Seyler, director of Life Safety commented on the refreshing policy, -With many companies using Interactive Voice Response technologies, consumers are rarely ever able to speak with a live person during the first few minutes of the call . . . Automated Security Alert does not use these technologies due to the importance of our consumers. Live people answer our phones at all times, day and night. Subscribers can call our office at 1-800-338-7114 at any time with any questions or concerns that they have.- Automated Security Alert, Inc., has provided freedom and security since 1988 to over 60,000 consumers through the use of technology and services that enable seniors, physically-challenged persons and recovering patients to maintain an independent lifestyle in their homes. ASA’s creative, dependable solutions include medical alert systems (-personal emergency response systems-); fall detection systems; and medication management systems, including electronic pill dispensers and monitored automated medication dispensers. For further information, please contact Matthew Couillard at 1.800.338.7114. ——————————————————————————-
Michle Ada,Author of this article.
For further information on Medical Alert Systems and Fall Detection Systems you can contact ASA or call us at 1-800-338-7114

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Science & social responsibility in public health

Epidemiologists and environmental health researchers have a joint responsibility to acquire scientific knowledge that matters to public health and to apply the knowledge gained in public health practice. We examine the nature and source of these social responsibilities, discuss a debate in the epidemiological literature on roles and responsibilities, and cite approaches to environmental justice as reflective of them. At one level, responsibility refers to accountability, as in being responsible for actions taken. A deeper meaning of responsibility corresponds to commitment to the pursuit and achievement of a valued end

Public health ethics is on the map. In the past year, bioethicists and public health practitioners have begun to focus their critical attention on this complex and understudied topic. Much remains to be done. Childress et al. (2002), for example, describe their account of public health ethics as a rough conceptual map of a terrain with undefined boundaries.

Our focus will be on the responsibilities of epidemiologists, a choice made for several compelling reasons. Epidemiology sits at the center of the science and practice of environmental health, and more generally, at the center of public health. Although it is often referred to as a basic science of public health, epidemiology connects the acquisition of scientific knowledge with its application in preventive interventions, programs, and policies. This connection suggests a fundamental question: What are our responsibilities as epidemiologists? Do we, for example, have a joint responsibility to participate in science and to apply the knowledge gained? This is a key concern for us as researchers, health professionals, and as teachers.

The social responsibility of public health professionals is but one of many concerns in the broader picture of public health ethics. It is nevertheless a central concern. As Ogletree (1996) reminds us, responsibility is a concept particularly well suited to flame many key aspects of the ethics of professions faced with making decisions and taking actions in complex situations. These decisions often involve advanced technologies, high levels of specialization, and overlapping areas of expertise and concern among decision makers from diverse educational, political, and social backgrounds, precisely the situation in contemporary epidemiology and public health. In sum, responsibility organizes many (although not all) of public health’s ethical issues in terms appropriate for professional practitioners.

Responsibility has a deeper meaning as well, corresponding to commitment. To be responsible means to be committed to someone or to some thing. Being responsible in this deeper sense involves a commitment to positive action, to the pursuit and achievement of something of value, such as a social good (Jonas 1984). We will return to the notion of social goods in public health. For now, we want to emphasize that responsibility focuses attention on professional commitments

Finally, our inquiry is intended to assist all public health researchers who seek to define their social responsibilities. For those who are involved primarily in environmental health research, we can think of at least two connected and current topics–environmental justice and community-based participatory research.

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