Articles by author: Christina Flygstad

Increased Billing Disputes from No Surprises Act Set a Foundation Resolutions Between Insurers and Providers

If you’re unfamiliar with the No Surprises Act, you’re probably not a hospital or insurance provider. As the Act came into effect at the beginning of 2022, patients have reaped significant cost savings with more transparent billing for medical services. But according to Chief Healthcare Executive, “hospitals and doctors say key provisions of the law […]

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Consumers Want More Grocery Store Prepared Meals. How Should Grocers Adapt?
December 6, 2022

The consumer dollar has spoken: the best thing since sliced bread is sliced turkey. A new FMI report, the FMI Power of Foodservice at Retail, seems to show that deli-prepared food purchases are up 9.3% compared to 2019 numbers and up 2.4% year-over-year in unit sales. It’s clear that consumer appetite for grocery store prepared […]

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Robotics in Early Learning Can Be Essential in How Students React to STEM Literacy
December 6, 2022

Early learning robotics can be essential in how students react to STEM literacy and with large gaps In STEM achievement persisting across the U.S., access to technological resources can make a significant impact. K-12 education was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the disruption could be mitigated by introducing the latest and innovative technology into […]

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The European Space Agency Lunar Launch Programs and Service Initiatives to Watch in 2023
December 6, 2022

The European Space Agency is making strides in its efforts to commercialize space, with a focus on sustained exploration. What are they doing to achieve this? According to the ESA, it all starts with service initiatives. A recent panel discussion at the Space Tech Expo in Bremen, Germany revealed that the ESA is growing its […]

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Building Blocks of Safety: Why Technology is Crucial for Creating Safer Construction Sites
July 5, 2022

Construction sites are inherently dangerous and with conditions changing daily from site-specific changes to weather conditions, it can be difficult to keep employees and contractors safe. In fact, 1061 employees died working in construction throughout 2019. Injuries for the same year were recorded at 79,660 with falls, slips, and trips accounting for more than 30% […]

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Safety Through Technology: The Future of Emergency Pro AV
July 5, 2022

The need for emergency management mass notification systems is not new. For centuries, humans have worked to alert one another of impending dangers. From bonfires to church bells to sirens the instinct to protect human life and property is strong. In 1963, the Kennedy Administration introduced the Emergency Broadcast System to the U.S. infrastructure to […]

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Track and Trace: Revolutionizing the Retail Industry’s Supply Chain With RFID
July 5, 2022

When it comes to retail operations, RFID technology has most frequently been used to track and trace inventory onsite. However, the potential for this technology to transform end-to-end supply chain logistics is very real. “Radio frequency identification, or RFID, offers a more accurate and much faster way to capture data in any track and trace […]

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Plug and Play: The Obstacles and Opportunities for Electric Vehicle Charging
June 1, 2022

People have been debating the existence and potential impact of global warming for decades. Despite this fact and amid ever-increasing evidence, little has been done to change the trajectory of the future when it comes to getting electric vehicles on the road. However, the rise in natural disasters, eroding seacoasts, and the fact that experts […]

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Unlocking BVLOS: Expanding Drone Use Cases to New Horizons
June 1, 2022

As of 2022, the regulations in place monitoring and restricting drone operations within the U.S. air space have become a hindrance to maximizing the benefits of current drone technology. BVLOS, otherwise known as beyond the line of sight, flights are difficult, if not, nearly impossible to execute despite the potential for these flights to truly […]

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The Fan Connection: The Impact Connectivity Has on the Fan Experience
June 1, 2022

There’s really nothing quite like going to a live sporting event. From football to soccer, baseball to basketball, and every sport that is played in a traditional venue, cheering along with a roaring crowd for a favorite team or player is an experience like no other. And today’s fans want even more – connected to […]

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Dig Your Heels In: A Working Woman’s Series with Allison Grealis
April 11, 2022

There are a number of industries that have historically had a disproportionate amount of male or female workers. Women dominate education and healthcare while more men have worked in construction and the manufacturing industry. To meet this difference, Allison Grealis, President and Founder of the Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM), combines her 22 years of […]

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The State of the Healthcare Industry and Necessary Improvements Required to Retain Workers
March 16, 2022

With the pandemic continuing into its third year now, it’s no surprise that the healthcare sector is experiencing significant strain in many ways. In fact, a recent USA Today–Ipsos survey found numerous warning signs of the pandemic’s toll on healthcare employees. With more than half of the respondents citing burnout, optimism has decreased since Spring […]

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Why Filmmakers Should Always Watch the Director’s Cut
December 23, 2020

Take a look into famous “director’s cuts” and what filmmakers can learn from watching movies the way they were meant to be seen. In a recent episode of his Team Deakins podcast, legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins opened up about his wish to revive a long-lost four-hour cut of Andrew Dominik‘s neo-western The Assasination of Jesse James. He details his praise of the […]

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