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Mary M McLaughlin, PresidentWelcome to TM Information Services!

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We’ve changed the name of our electronic newsletter from “Better Living Through Technology” to “Better Living Through Well Being.”

Since TM Information Services began medical communications consulting several years ago, our focus was already shifting from primarily technology consulting, so this just makes it official. Technology is going to be increasingly embedded in the practice of clinical medicine going forward anyway, so we are not really taking it out of the picture. This is a good opportunity to reflect on the definition of technology and what it means to us.

Technology is defined as the branch of knowledge that deals with the industrial arts and sciences, and we’ve always believed that technology is also part of a larger spectrum of human activity and that a society or culture can interact with and shape technologies that are used. In this, we differ from technological determinists who imply that the progression of a technology cannot be controlled and that people cannot change it or stop it once it is started.

In his essay, “Technology as Forms of Life,” Langdon Winner coined the term “technological somnambulism” and he wonders whether or not we are simply sleepwalking though our existence with little concern or knowledge as to how we truly interact with technology. He states it is still possible for us to wake up and once again take control of the direction in which we are traveling.

We acknowledge that there are ethical questions specific to the Technology Age. Far from being a mere tool, each piece of technology is endowed with the ethical commitments given to it by those who made it and have decided how it must be used. For example, in the area of computer security, an innovation is considered as right or wrong before implementing it. Similarly, a scientist has an obligation to consider the implications of nuclear technology that could be unleashed upon the world as a weapon. Ethical questions surround the production of a technology that wastes energy or resources, or manufacturing processes that might inhibit employment or might inflict suffering in the third world. It is easy to see how the ethics of technology quickly breaks down into the ethics of human endeavors. Bioethics grapples with delicate questions exacerbated by the new life-preserving technologies, new cloning technologies, and new technologies for implantation.

We will be keeping this in mind as we present articles under the general heading of “well being.” Articles included here will discuss various topics such as emedicine, health technology, natural health, herbal medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, integrative medicine, bioethics, empowered patients, personal health care, telemedicine, health and wellness, natural therapy, holistic medicine, and patient-centered care.

TM Information Services is a medical and technical communications consulting business that develops on-line and print media, technical, medical and business documents.

Our services include medical transcription and medical coding training, Web hosting, technical writing, technical illustration and documentation.

-- Mary M. McLaughlin, TMIS President and Principal Consultant


                       TM Information Services
                        PO Box 1516
                        Orting, Washington 98360
                        Tel: (360) 893-8725
                        Fax: (360) 893-8725
                        Email: info@tminformationservices.com



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About TMIS

TM Information Services is a virtual collaboration of individuals driven by a desire to provide innovative solutions to clients' problems. As individuals who include technical writers, programmers, graphic designers and Internet gurus, we are technical communicators who take information from other technical experts and make that information understandable to those who need it.

We work directly with you during development to provide the product you want at a price you can afford. Technical, medical and professional writing are among the services that we offer.

Because every client has different needs and requirements, projects are staged so that client approval can be gained at every key point during the creation process. Samples and prototypes are produced where appropriate, to ensure that no time is wasted on inaccurate implementations of project requirements.

Let TM Information Services' broad range of talents and skills in instructional design, text design, user interface design, and technical writing combine to help you form a winning effective document. .

Technical, Medical and Professional Writing and Editing

Medical documentation, instructional materials, reference manuals, documentation, technical illustration, operations manuals, business proposals, feasibility reports and technical editing are available. Our technical writing services focus on the translation of technical information into coherent pieces of writing.

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