Tuesday, September 01, 2009

"Health Care Reform: A Great American Debate" - Webcast

A live webcast of "Health Care Reform: A Great American Debate" will be shown in the Monroe County Public Library auditorium on Friday September 11th from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM. This debate is being webcast live from the IUPUI Campus in Indianapolis where it is a special event for IU School of Medicine students. The local webcast has been arranged by the Bloomington-Monroe County League of Women Voters.
From the IU School of Medicine announcement:
“Join experts and national leaders for a thought provoking look at the current state of health care reform in the United States. …… Proposals under active discussions include incremental changes to our existing employer-based, health insurance model to plans involving the "public option" as well as the "single payer" or "Medicare for All" reforms.
Speakers and national guests include:
• Oliver Fein, MD, President, Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP); and Clinical Professor of Clinical Public Health at Cornell University
• Sam Nussbaum, MD, Executive Vice President of Clinical Health Policy and Chief Medical Officer, WellPoint,Inc.
• Judy Monroe, MD, Commissioner, Indiana State Department of Health
• Eric Wright, PhD, Associate Dean, IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs
• Eric Meslin, PhD, Director of the Center on Bioethics, Indiana University
• Aaron Carroll, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, IUSM”

If you can’t make it to the MCPL Auditorium you can register for a live webstream that is open to the general public. To register, go to www.publichealthconnect.org and click on "Events." Select this program and follow the prompts.
We hope you will take this opportunity to hear and see knowledgeable people discuss healthcare reform.
Dave Parsons
Local Health Care Reform Advocate

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Web casting, or broadcasting over the internet, is a media file (audio-video mostly) distributed over the internet using streaming media technology. Streaming implies media played as a continuous stream and received real time by the browser (end user). Streaming technology enables a single content source to be distributed to many simultaneous viewers. Streaming video bandwidth is typically calculated in gigabytes of data transferred. It is important to estimate how many viewers you can reach, for example in a live webcast, given your bandwidth constraints or conversely, if you are expecting a certain audience size, what bandwidth resources you need to deploy.

To estimate how many viewers you can reach during a webcast, consider some parlance:
One viewer: 1 click of a video player button at one location logged on
One viewer hour: 1 viewer connected for 1 hour
100 viewer hours: 100 viewers connected for 1 hour…

Typically webcasts will be offered at different bit rates or quality levels corresponding to different user’s internet connection speeds. Bit rate implies the rate at which bits (basic data units) are transferred. It denotes how much data is transmitted in a given amount of time. (bps / Kbps / Mbps…). Quality improves as more bits are used for each second of the playback. Video of 3000 Kbps will look better than one of say 1000Kbps. This is just like quality of a image is represented in resolution, for video (or audio) it is measured by the bit rate.

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