Welcome to the first edition of The FredMed Informer. We hope you find the articles both useful and informative. Time is a valuable commodity. Our goal is to help you get the most from yours!

TECH TIP
TIRED OF THOSE ANNOYING PC POP-UPS?

Those annoying “Pop-ups” are caused by Spyware and Adware. A recent article in PC Magazine estimated that 80% of all computers in use today are infected by some type of Spyware or Adware. Find out what potential problems these software programs can cause on your PC, and what you can do about it.
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CUSTOMER PROFILE
The Kidney Center of Frederick is growing by leaps and bounds, opening a new office in Hagerstown earlier this year and adding a new physician in August of 2003 and September of 2004.The Kidney Center specializes in kidney disease, hypertension, and stone prevention and offers dialysis in 4 units in 2 counties.
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SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS
HIPAA CONCERNS - To Shred Or Not To Shred...

Document destruction is here to stay. Have you considered using an on-site document shredding company yet? FredMed has negotiated a group discount for on-site shredding with ALL-SHRED, Inc., a local document destruction company. For FredMed members your first bin would be $45.00 per pick-up, and $10.00 for each additional bin.
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MISYS MATTERS
Misys TIGER Enhancements
Misys is releasing an update for Tiger that PM users may want to consider. Plus, discounts are now available for forms and supplies via www.misysforms.com
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EMPLOYEE PROFILE
Chris Phelps
Chris Phelps is the Senior Technical Support Specialist you may have seen in your office, smiling while fixing computer problems or setting up new PCs.

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NEWS FLASH
New FredMed Website
FredMed is officially launching our new public website. You can now reach us from the Internet at...
www.FredMed.org
If there are any links you'd like us to add, drop us a note at fredmed@fmh.org