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Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) can now more reliably detect early stages of inflammation

GERMANY, Mar-30-2017 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are the most common inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Globally, more than 4 million people suffer from recurring inflammation of the intestinal mucosa. To date, non-invasive methods have not been able to detect these forms of IBD reliably. Researchers at the University Hospital Erlangen (Germany) have now shown for the first time how Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) can more reliably detect early stages of inflammation when compared with other non-invasive diagnostic methods. These results have recently been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Evaluating the inflammatory activity of the intestines early and accurately helps to prevent complications associated with IBD and guide an optimal therapy regime. Currently, doctors frequently rely on an invasive endoscopy procedure to assess the intestinal mucosa of patients with IBD. Additionally, non-invasive imaging methods are increasingly used in the clinic. For example, ultrasound allows clinicians to examine the structure, thickness and blood perfusion of the intestinal wall with changes in perfusion patterns indicating an onset of inflammation.

“With the MSOT procedure, we additionally use laser light, by which we can detect inflammation earlier than previously possible with ultrasound”, explains Prof. Dr. Maximilian Waldner, Professor at the University Hospital Erlangen. “The earlier we detect signs of an upcoming flare – i.e., a change in blood content – the quicker we can react and start a preventive treatment”. The MSOT technology was developed by iThera Medical in Munich, and was first used on IBD patients last year.

The researchers of the University Hospital Erlangen have recently published their results in the renowned New England Journal of Medicine. “We examined 108 patients with Crohn’s disease using the MSOT technology and compared the results to established non-invasive diagnostic procedures as well as endoscopy and histology”, says Prof. Waldner. “We were able to demonstrate that hemoglobin values in the tissue measured with MSOT indicate very accurately the inflammatory activity in the intestines. The method appears to be superior to other non-invasive procedures, as MSOT for the first time was able to detect even low levels of inflammation without having to perform endoscopy”.

Dr. Ferdinand Knieling, a physician at the University Hospital Erlangen, adds: “We are hoping that this principle can be applied to many applications and, in particular, also be used to enable safe evaluations of children and adolescents. With this new examination method, many of the currently invasive procedures might become obsolete.”

In optoacoustic imaging, the physician scans the intestines transabdominally through the skin, applying pulsed laser light in the near-infrared region. The energy of the light absorbed in tissue is converted into acoustic signals which are then acquired by an ultrasound detector. Christian Wiest, CEO of iThera Medical, comments: “MSOT is a new diagnostic imaging modality that can detect changes in tissue composition associated with a variety of diseases, without the use of contrast agents. The technology has already been applied in other clinical feasibility studies, e.g. for the detection of melanoma metastasis in sentinel lymph nodes or for the assessment of suspicious breast lesions”.

The results of the IBD study at the University Hospital Erlangen were published on March 30th 2017 in the New England Journal of Medicine (Volume 376, Issue 13, pg.1292-1294).

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Startup mentored by Promwad created one of the best IoT products in Europe

Vilnius/Lithuania, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Healthcare News/ — ZIVE smart radiation monitor has reached the final of Elektra Awards 2016, a big influential contest for the electronics market players. This device designed by R-NOX startup with the assistance of Promwad Electronics Design House was named one of six best innovative products of Europe exploiting the Internet of Things potentialities.

ZIVE is a portable radiation monitor of the next generation that can connect to smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth. It’s the first device of professional level designed for common people. It has a user-friendly interface, a Geiger-Muller counter, and a low market price comparing with other high-precision radiation monitors.

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ZIVE radiation monitor measures gamma rays, ionizing radiation, and X-rays. Differentiating features of the device:

  • Calibrated by accredited European laboratories (CE).
  • High accuracy at a lower price in comparison with other similar devices.
  • “Smart monitor” mode that provides users with specific health and well-being advice: how to interpret the measurements and reduce the risks.
  • Working with maps to create eco-routes: save radiation spots, find cleaner routes.

The collected ZIVE data is used for the real-time global map of radiation contamination.

Roman Pakholkov, Promwad’s CEO and R-NOX’s mentor, says that the data collected by ZIVE users is stored in the eco-platform, which is becoming the most detailed in the world. This platform allows accelerating the innovations development for the environmental management and can be integrated into other devices and applications via the open API.

To date, R-NOX has developed partnerships with the largest tour operator in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Zone of Alienation; Greenpeace; companies and organizations in Japan, Finland, Singapore, and other countries.

Promwad continues its work in supporting new electronics design projects in the IoT field. The company believes in the high potential of this popular trend and are ready to share their experience in the development and manufacture of electronic products for the global consumer electronics market.

The best companies of Elektra Awards 2016 will be announced on Thursday, 1st December, at the awards ceremony taking place in The Ballroom, Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

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Olga Potonya
olga.potonya@promwad.com
+370 (5) 214 12 44 ex.227

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Global leader in serialization solutions Systech to attend the annual pharmaceutical congress CPhI Worldwide in Barcelona, 4 – 6 Oct 2016

systech_international_slogo_europawireBRUSSELS, 28-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Systech International, a global leader in brand protection technologies, will partner with Sharp Packaging and SINEL SYSTEMS, part of the Autajon Group, at CPhI Worldwide, the annual pharmaceutical congress held in Barcelona from 4 – 6 October 2016.

Systech will be part of Sharp’s panel discussion addressing delegates on the theme of “Serialization: Optimizing Your Supply Chain Means Optimizing Your Partners.” The presentation will explore the critical path to supply chain readiness, risk assessment, benchmarking and serialization risk mitigation options. The briefing will take place in the Pharma Insight Briefing room on Tuesday, 4 October 2016 at 11:30am CEST.

Systech will also showcase its UniSeries™ serialization software offered as an integrated solution within Autajon’s exhibit booth #2P16 (Hall 2).

CPhI Worldwide, together with co-located events ICSE, InnoPack, P-MEC and FDF, will host more than 36,000 visiting pharma professionals from 4-6 October at the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain. More than 2,500 exhibitors from 150+ countries gather at the event to network and take advantage of more than 100 free industry seminars. Every sector of the pharmaceutical market is represented under one roof, this year in a new location in Barcelona.

With thousands of implementations across the globe, Systech is the world’s most trusted brand protection expert, and its UniSeries offering is the industry standard for serializing products. UniSeries is offered as an integrated solution with both Sharp Packaging and Autajon Group’s hardware. Systech’s patented, configurable software offers manufacturers the flexibility to adapt to new regulations without extensive reworking or revalidation, thereby reducing implementation, training and support costs.

“We are recognized as the world leader in serialization and brand protection,” states Manfred Voglmaier, Senior Director Sales Europe, Systech International. “With more than 30 years of experience in providing highly configurable solutions for serialization across a variety of industries ― along with our partners Sharp Packaging and Sinel ― gives us a unique insight for this panel.”

Systech’s products are in greater demand than ever before since it is estimated that over 15,000 production lines for prescription medication in Europe must be fitted with a serialization system over the next three years. The European Commission adopted a regulation on October 2, 2015, under which the serialization of prescription medicine packages will become mandatory in all EU countries by 2019.

Show exhibit hours are on Tuesday, 4 October – Thursday, 6 October. Systech representatives will be available in the Sharp Packaging booth #3L56 (Hall 3) during the event, as well as in the Autajon booth #2P16 (Hall 2). They will showcase Systech’s software solutions on sample packaging lines and via live demos throughout the event.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Finnish Servicepoint to resell, install and support Systech’s serialization solutions in Scandinavia, the Baltic States, and Russia

servicepoint-fi__logo_europawireFinland, 23-Sep-2016 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Systech International, a global leader in brand protection technologies, today announces the extension of its strategic partnership with Servicepoint, a leading serialization automation supplier.

Systech has signed a global agreement with Servicepoint, allowing the company to act as a single point of contact for customers across Europe. Through this agreement, Servicepoint will now resell, install and support Systech’s serialization solutions to customers of any size across Europe, especially in Scandinavia, the Baltic States, and Russia.

This agreement comes at a critical time within the pharmaceutical industry, as the European market is growing exponentially. It is estimated that over the next three years, 15,000 production lines for prescription medication in Europe must be fitted with a serialization system. The European Commission adopted a regulation on October 2, 2015, under which the serialization of prescription medicine packages will become mandatory in all EU countries by 2019.

Systech and Servicepoint first engaged two years ago when jointly delivering serialization and automation/integration solutions to a pharmaceutical manufacturing client. As a result, both companies were able to offer enhanced solutions and increase their speed of delivery.

Servicepoint maintains and offers professional services, automation services, retrofit/upgrade services to Systech customers and provides Level 1 and 2 support, while Systech provides Level 3 support for the software.

“Servicepoint has a solid network of over 50 professionals in Europe, which, when combined with Systech’s growing regional support, creates a large and experienced talent pool for the delivery of serialization initiatives,” states Harry Saint-Preux, Director, Global Alliances & Channels, Systech International.

“Servicepoint has extensive expertise and a long history automating hundreds of production lines for different fields of industry and European pharmaceutical manufacturers, as well as experience with track-and-trace initiatives. Systech and Servicepoint’s combined approach provides manufacturers with the solutions, services and support required to address Europe’s challenging serialization requirements,” notes Saint-Preux.

Risto Finne, chairman of the board, Servicepoint, comments, “Servicepoint is honored to enter into this partner agreement with Systech, who we consider to be the global market leader in serialization. This cooperative paves the way for numerous new business opportunities, particularly with Russian companies that need to rapidly employ serialization. Our experience in integrating modifications and upgrades of existing production lines, in addition to new, turnkey, fully-automated solutions for the serialization and packing of medical, food and other sensitive products puts us in an enviable market position.”

Servicepoint is one of only a handful of suppliers in the European market that provides an all-inclusive production automation solution including planning, installation, testing, and maintenance.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Sway Medical’s app for sports concussion exam received European CE Mark as Medical Device

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TULSA, OK, 08-Sep-2016 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Sway Medical is a US medical device company who’s software turns an iPhone or iPad into a mobile medical device that provides immediate medical grade, objective concussion measurement to medical professionals.

Sway Medical LLC (Sway) would like to announce its official availability in all European Union Countries. Sway was issued its CE Mark after being marketed in the United States and Canada for two years. This is significant because European sports organizations ranging from youth through pro level now have an affordable and convenient sideline assessment tool supporting concussion related medical decision making. Medical professionals and trained coaches can obtain a concussion assessment via an Apple mobile device (iPhone or iPad) and the Sway Balance™ System web-portal. Acute objective measurements are obtained by performing a 1.5 minute balance and reaction time test protocol. Licensed athletic trainers, physical therapists and athletic therapists are able to join physicians in acutely managing the underserved market of youth sports, ages six and older.

Concussion injuries are very common in sports, often going un-reported or ignored until the obvious symptoms have incapacitated the athlete or draws the attention of a parent or coach. Second Impact Syndrome (SIS) is a serious medical condition with published mortality rates of up to 50%. SIS occurs when an athlete returns to play while still recovering from an initial concussion injury. During this time, the brain is highly susceptible to additional injury and complications. The Sway Balance™ System is able to accurately assess and track the acute and chronic outcome related to an athlete’s balance, motion reaction time and concussion symptoms. The Sway Balance™ System provides a graphical representation comparing suspicious injury event tests against a pre-injury “normative” or baseline score. The comparison of event tests against an established baseline is a common measurement for traumatic brain injury diagnosis and recovery tracking.

The Sway Balance™ System is available for purchase by licensed medical professionals involved in school, occupational or sports medicine through www.swaymedical.com. Additional protocols are available to assess an individual’s “Fall Risk” or “Functional Status”.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Health Gorilla Releases Mobile Application for Doctors

Digital Health Leader Expands Marketplace Access with Mobility

SUNNYVALE, CA., 2014-8-20 — /EPR Healthcare News/ — Health Gorilla™, Inc., the first online healthcare marketplace to connect doctors and clinicians with over 9,000+ diagnostic labs and 35,000+ radiology centers, has announced today the release of Health Gorilla mobile.  Health Gorilla mobile provides access to the Health Gorilla Marketplace through the Apple® iPhone® and iPad™.

Today over 68% of doctors have standardized on the Apple platform to communicate with peers and patients. Doctors can now use their mobile devices to place electronic orders with Health Gorilla mobile to diagnostic labs, radiology centers, physical therapy, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and durable medical equipment (DME) and other medical providers nationwide with the ability to track and review the results instantly as they arrive.  Physicians can then forward electronic results within their practice or exchange them with peers and patients to streamline the process and improve quality of care.

According to a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine noted that approximately 59.3% of all of a primary care physician’s daily emails were for the interpretation of test results and 21.7% were responses to patients.  The use of email generally increases the risk for doctors and their patients as most email services are not HIPAA compliant.

Another study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported that researchers from the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston conducted a survey of primary care practitioners and found that a third reported missing alerts about test results from an electronic health record notification system designed to inform them when a patient has abnormal test results.

Doctors are adopting iPad and iPhones as the platform of choice to communicate with peers and patients. Health Gorilla mobile integrated messaging greatly reduces the risk in communication between a doctor and their patients by offering a fully HIPAA compliant environment. Health Gorilla mobile enables a physician to securely and compliantly forward diagnostic test results, radiology images, admission and discharge summaries and other clinical documents to patients and care coordinators through secure messaging.

Benefits of Health Gorilla Mobile Include:

  • HIPAA compliant and ONC modular certified MU2 solution
  • Order in less time than it takes to use fax forms
  • Receive results faster wherever you are
  • Forward results to patients instantly
  • Immediately refer results to another doctor and send messages
  • Eliminate error prone paper processes
  • Mobile solution available at no charge for doctors and their teams

“We believe that the value proposition is clear and compelling for doctors and their teams.” said Steve Yaskin, Chief Executive Office, Health Gorilla, Inc.  “The existing process is heavily dependent on paper, fax and manual processing.  It is slow, cumbersome and prone to error.  Doctors can better manage their time, and the time of their administrative and care coordinating teams, by using the power of the marketplace through the Health Gorilla app.  Now they have one place to order from any diagnostic lab, radiology center, hospital, physical therapy, sleep center, SNF and other healthcare providers in the United States.  A doctor can start with us the first day and begin ordering through the marketplace immediately.  Health Gorilla is the first to deliver this capability.  No other vendor can provide this benefit.”

Health Gorilla mobile is available as an approved Apple® enterprise application and will be distributed to existing Health Gorilla Marketplace users via a secure link for the next month.  In September Health Gorilla mobile app will be available from the Apple® store and will be fully integrated with the Apple® Health app upon its release.

About Health Gorilla
Health Gorilla™ is the first online healthcare marketplace to connect all doctors and clinicians with over 9,000+ diagnostic labs and 35,000+ radiology centers.  Doctors and their teams can instantly place orders, get results, and completely eliminate paper faxes. Uniquely, our HIPAA compliant and ONC modular certified MU2 solution is available immediately at absolutely no charge for doctors and clinicians.

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Health Gorilla Releases Mobile Application for Doctors
Health Gorilla Releases Mobile Application for Doctors

Napier Healthcare sets up US operations to address the needs of healthcare providers in North America

Healthcare software solutions specialist continues its international expansion with the establishment of a wholly-owned subsidiary in the United States. The new entity will focus on driving adoption of Napier’s suite of solutions across the healthcare spectrum, including general and specialty hospitals, clinics, laboratories and blood banks.

Singapore, May 16, 2013- Napier Healthcare Solutions (www.napierhealthcare.com), a leading healthcare software provider, is pleased to announce that it has set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in the United States, Napier Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

To be based out of New Jersey, the six-member US team will be headed by Manish Mehta, an industry veteran, who will be taking charge as General Manager for the services business across America. The US entity will focus on customer acquisition across the United States and other markets in North America.

“Setting up of US operations is part of our two-pronged geographical expansion strategy, wherein we are aggressively growing our reach across emerging markets such as Africa and also establishing our footprint in developed markets such as the United States,” said Karthik Tirupathi, CEO of Napier Healthcare. “This is an important milestone in our goal to be a global provider of leading-edge software solutions for the healthcare sector.”

Targeting the US market closely follows the roll-out of Napier’s next-generation fully mobile-enabled platform Napier EHRm. This open-source based platform provides hospitals and other healthcare providers scalability, flexibility, ability to integrate with 3rd party systems and lower their total cost of ownership (TCO).

“With the new enhanced mobile platform, we are confident of offering healthcare providers in the US with a suite of solutions suitable for their diverse requirements. We believe it will be an important differentiator,” adds Karthik.

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Centralized Sent Mail Folder for Crypt-n-Send, Email Encryption Service

MDofficeMail is proud to announce the release of new version of Compose-Webpage, Webmail, iPhone/iPad App and Android App for their HIPAA compliant Email Encryption Service, Crypt-n-Send.

Most advanced and advantageous feature of this new version is- Centralized Sent Mail folder.

With most of the email services, when email messages are sent from webmail, Outlook/other email client applications or smart phone email programs, messages sent are stored in different folders. For example if you have sent a message from Outlook of your home computer, you don’t have access to that message unless you have access to that particular computer.

To overcome this common problem, CryptnSend adopted a new software technology.

Secure email messages sent using any of the below given methods are saved in to the Sent Mail folder of your Webmail. Further, this folder can be accessed directly from your smart phone and Compose-Webpage without logging into your Webmail:
A. Compose-Webpage: Browse https://cryptnsend.com, compose a secure message, and send.
B. Webmail: Browse https://secure.cryptnsend.com, login, compose a secure message, and send.
C. iPhone/iPad and Android App: Download and install the app, login with your email id and password, compose and send message.
D. MS Outlook/Apple Mail/Any other Email Client program: Configure your CryptnSend account in your email client program and send secure, encrypted messages.

About Crypt-n-Send Email Encryption Service from MDofficeMail
To send any confidential information like PHI by email, it is necessary that
a)Both the sender and the recipient should have a secure email account.
b)The content of the message should not be in human readable format if it is accessed by someone else.

In general, many responsible senders like medical facilities will have secure email service at their end. However, they ignore the importance of security at recipient’s end. It is a known fact that majority of people use free accounts with no security at all. To handle this critical issue that is most often ignored, to maintain the end-to-end security of emails, MDofficeMail is presenting to you Crypt-n-Send.

Crypt-n-Send is an innovative service for encrypting and delivering email with end-to-end security. You can use any email account to SEND secure email. The recipient’s email account need not be secure.

In addition, this process doesn’t involve the hassle of installing additional software, security certificates, or keys. However if you choose MS Outlook to send secure and plain messages, you can install Crypt-n-Send Add-in for MS Outlook as an option.

How Crypt-n-Send works
Continue to use your existing email account as before and subscribe to Crypt-n-send service for your existing email id.

Other important features of Crypt-n-Send include:
New recipient validation: By selecting this option while composing a message, the sender can restrict a new recipient from viewing the message without a security token. This token can be given to the recipient over phone.

Password reset authorization: Unless the sender authorizes, recipient cannot reset a forgotten password to view a secure message.
Validation of recipient to reset password: Optionally, the sender can validate the recipient requesting for a reset of a forgotten password.

Sender has the option to send encrypted message or plain message to any email recipient.

Access logs: Access logs can be viewed for each user, as required by HIPAA

Force expiration of sent messages: In case incorrect information is emailed by error, sender can force expire the message. Force expired message will no longer be available to the recipient.

Fixed life of sent message: Messages are automatically deleted from MDVault after 30 days irrespective of whether it is already viewed by the recipient or not.

Downloading and storing: If the recipient wants to save important messages for future reference, they can download and save the message on their computer.

Secure reply: Recipient of a secure message can send a secure, encrypted reply.

Automatic session time-out.

Change-Password Reminder: Users are reminded to change their password every 90 days to maintain the HIPAA compliance.

Attachments: Attachments can be sent using Compose Webpage, Webmail and MS Outlook.
Attachments are encrypted and can be downloaded from MDVault secure site. Recipients can include attachments in their replies as well.

Limitations with Crypt-n-Send Service from MDofficeMail:
Message headers, including the subject are not encrypted and will get delivered to the recipient in the notification. Be careful not to include sensitive information in the subject line.

Messages held by MDVault will be removed after 30 days for better security. So, it can’t be used as a long-term secure message storage.

Sign up for Crypt-n-Send service from the following link:https://cryptnsend.com/SecureOrder.aspx

For more information on Crypt-n-Send and MDofficeMail Email Hosting Service, please visithttp://MDofficeMail.com

Encryption technology used in Crypt-n-Send and MDofficeMail Email Hosting Service:

MDVault uses industry-standard AES-256 encryption in CBC mode with MD5 hash. Many federal agencies and financial institutions around the globe use the same class of encryption to protect very sensitive data. AES-256 encryption is so secure that there are no publicly-known attacks that will recover anything useful from an AES-256 encrypted file in any remotely reasonable amount of time.

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Smart Phone App to Send HIPAA Compliant, Encrypted Email from Crypt-n-Send Service

MDofficeMail is proud to announce the release of iPhone/iPad App and Android App for their HIPAA compliant Email Encryption Service, Crypt-n-Send.

By installing this app iPhone/iPad and Android phone users can send encrypted email messages from their smart phones.

About Crypt-n-Send Email Encryption Service from MDofficeMail:

To send any confidential information like PHI by email, it is necessary that
a) Both the sender and the recipient should have a secure email account.
b) The content of the message should not be in human readable format if it is accessed by someone else.

In general, many responsible senders like medical facilities will have secure email service at their end. However, they ignore the importance of security at recipient’s end. It is a known fact that majority of people use free accounts with no security at all. To handle this critical issue that is most often ignored, to maintain the end-to-end security of emails, MDofficeMail is presenting to you Crypt-n-Send.

Crypt-n-Send is an innovative service for encrypting and delivering email with end-to-end security. You can use any email account to SEND secure email. The recipient’s email account need not be secure. In addition, this process doesn’t involve the hassle of installing additional software, security certificates, or keys. However if you choose MS Outlook to send secure and plain messages, you can install Crypt-n-Send Add-in for MS Outlook as an option.

How Crypt-n-Send works:

Continue to use your existing email account as before and subscribe to Crypt-n-send service for your existing email id.
Send secure messages in four different ways:
A. Compose Webpage: Browse https://cryptnsend.com, compose a secure message, and send.
B. Webmail: Browse https://secure.cryptnsend.com, login, compose a secure message, and send.
C. iPhone/iPad and Android App: Download and install the app, login with your email id and password, compose and send message.
D. MS Outlook: Download, Install and Configure the Add-in from http://mdofficemail.com, follow instructions to send secure and encrypted messages from MS Outlook.

Other important features of Crypt-n-Send include:

1. New recipient validation: By selecting this option while composing a message, the sender can restrict a new recipient from viewing the message without a security token. This token can be given to the recipient over phone.
2. Password reset authorization: Unless the sender authorizes, recipient cannot reset a forgotten password to view a secure message.
3. Validation of recipient to reset password: Optionally, the sender can validate the recipient requesting for a reset of a forgotten password.
4. Sender has the option to send encrypted message or plain message to any email recipient
5. Access logs: Access logs can be viewed for each user, as required by HIPAA
6. Force expiration of sent messages: In case incorrect information is emailed by error, sender can force expire the message. Force expired message will no longer be available to the recipient.
7. Fixed life of sent message: Messages are automatically deleted from MDVault after 30 days irrespective of whether it is already viewed by the recipient or not.
8. Downloading and storing: If the recipient wants to save important messages for future reference, they can download and save the message on their computer.
9. Secure reply: Recipient of a secure message can send a secure, encrypted reply.
10. Automatic session timeout.
11. Change-Password Reminder: Users are reminded to change their password every 90 days to maintain the HIPAA compliance.
12. Attachments: Attachments can be sent using Compose Webpage, Webmail and MS Outlook. Attachments are encrypted and can be downloaded from MDVault secure site. Recipients can include attachments in their replies as well.

Limitations with Crypt-n-Send Service from MDofficeMail:
Message headers, including the subject are not encrypted and will get delivered to the recipient in the notification. Be careful not to include sensitive information in the subject line.

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iTech partners with NexTrust

iTech, a SaaS based Healthcare billing and Practice Management System vendor announces a partnership with NexTrust, Inc., the provider of BillFlash Document Services.

iTech Workshop Private Limited (iTech), a Healthcare IT Solutions Company with focus on Medical Billing, PMS and Revenue Cycle Management Solutions for the US healthcare market, announced a partnership with NexTrust, Inc.

Some of the key aspects of this partnership are:

* iTech reselling NexTrust’s BillFlash document services

* BillFlash support for iTech’s Patient Statement format

iTech has a Subscription based Practice Management System, and Medical billing software. EMR products can be integrated by using a secure web services interface, thereby providing an integrated EMR and PMS solution. The expEDIum Medical Billing product includes v5010 support, connects to any clearinghouse selected by the vendor or the client, supports Insurance Eligibility Verifications, Patient Statements, and automated payment posting among other features.

BillFlash users can save time and money by eliminating paper handling in-house. Practices must shift from relying on insurance payments to reliance on patient payments as the patient responsibility is expected to increase to 30% of the total practice revenues according to industry reports. Dan Stead, Director Business Development, NexTrust said, “We are extremely pleased to have been selected by iTech to provide patient statement services to their customers. BillFlash provides a professional, cost-effective alternative to in-house printing by eliminating paper and increasing patient payments.”

BillFlash leads the industry in no-fee customization, design effectiveness, online management features, ease of enrollment and use, and total value.

iTech’s Business Advisor, Mr. Ramesh Shastri added that “iTech partnership with Billflash will reduce paper handling on the clinic and billing side thereby lowering costs and improving accuracy; the winners will be Practices, Billers and Patients”.

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iWonder Pro Enterprise Offers Device Surveillance and Management for Hospitals for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Schools and businesses that issue iPad, iPhone or other iOS devices to their students or staff now have a way to control where those devices can go on the internet, monitor where they have been, and lock them down to only appropriate sites.Life Record Technologies, creators of the consumer based iWonder Pro application to control and monitor children on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, releases the first enterprise level surveillance and control software for schools, hospitals and businesses.

“With the release of iBooks 2 featuring text book support by Apple Inc. its inevitable that schools will now start issuing iPads to students and staff as regularly as they issue text books today.”, says Michael Pike, Chief Software Architect of Life Record Technologies. “We’ve also noticed a lot of healthcare facilities deploying iPads to their staff, and our software allows all of the devices to be managed, observed and secured with ease.”

iWonder Pro Enterprise allows schools and businesses with as little as one iOS device, with up to 10,000 devices to manage them all in one place, including profiles to let certain types of users go to certain types of sites while restricting the others while using any Wifi or cellular network. iWonder Pro Enterprise is the first and only enterprise level surveillance system designed specifically for iOS.

iWonder Pro Enterprise is available now in the Apple App Store starting at $99.99.

More information can be obtained from the iWonder Pro Enterprise website at http://www.iwonderpro.com.

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Enabling microRNA Discoveries – 250th Peer-Reviewed Publication Made Possible By µparaflo Custom Microarray Technology

LC Sciences, a life sciences company leading the development of innovative microRNA (miRNA) analysis and discovery technologies, announced today the publication of over 250 peer-reviewed studies using the company’s microarray service for analyzing miRNA expression profiles. These studies, by leading researchers in the field, represent significant steps toward realizing these small regulatory RNA’s potential as biomarkers and therapeutic targets.

MiRNAs have proven to be an extremely important part of the gene expression regulation mechanism of a wide variety of cellular processes. This is evident in the amount of relevant findings by LC Sciences’ customers being translated into published reports and the diverse range of study areas that these publications encompass: cancer research, neuroscience, cardiovascular research, reproductive biology, plant science, microbiology, immunology and stem cell research. LC Sciences’ miRNA profiling service, powered by its µParaflo® custom microarray technology, provides quick, reliable, fully analyzed datasets enabling researchers to immediately move forward with groundbreaking research.

The miRNA field is still nascent, and it is advancing rapidly. The race to discovery has produced a continuous stream of new miRNA sequences as well as routine revisions of inaccurate or incomplete sequences. This fluidity has caused many microarrays with static content to fall away and has fueled reports of the wholesale replacement of microarrays by new methods such as RNA-Seq. But the nimble, customizable format of the µParaflo® array has given it staying power, not only by enabling it to keep current with all known miRNAs, but also by making use of data generated by RNA-Seq. These custom arrays have benefited from RNA-sequencing generating novel content that other arrays are unable to capture and take advantage of.

The 250th study, entitled “Wolbachia uses host microRNAs to manipulate host gene expression and facilitate colonization of the dengue vector Aedes aegypti.” appeared in the May 31st issue of PNAS and was one of a group of articles published recently by LC Sciences’ customers describing microarray expression analysis of miRNAs recently discovered through RNA Sequencing.

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Innovators in Health Care Meeting at HealthCamp Florida on July 30, 2011

The inaugural meeting of HealthCamp Florida will be held in Tampa, Florida on July 30, 2011. It will be held on Saturday, July 30 at Kforce in Tampa (1001 E. Palm Ave., Tampa, FL 33605). This is the inaugural event for HealthCamp Florida and the theme is ‘The remarkable innovations that are transforming healthcare.’ The focus will be on technology, policy and process areas and it is expected that these three areas will help to cross-pollinate thoughts, speakers and attendees and inform the discussions.

HealthCamps have been held in a number of other cities, including Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco and other locations. HealthCamp will be similar to a BarCamp type of unconference but the attendees and speakers will represent a wide variety of people, industries and advocates focused around health care topics. These events have become popular because they involve interesting, high-energy people talking about interesting things.

One of the goals of HealthCamp Florida is to raise awareness of the remarkable innovators and innovations available right here in Florida. The event will bring together interesting people who might otherwise not meet at their own individual industry meetings. This will allow them to share, collaborate, learn and inspire. Some of the extraordinary innovators who are on the cutting edge of health care innovation have committed to attending the event and speaking. They will cover topics ranging from a new non-invasive medical device that provides more accurate predictions of heart risk, to iPhone and iPad apps for health care, to a neural communications device to help the brain communicate with prosthetic limbs, and to a new way to manage patient data and more. The website is www.healthcampflorida.org.

About HealthCamp Florida: HealthCamp Florida is part of the HealthCamp group of events and is designed to look at innovations in HealthCare in general and, focus on people, companies and innovations in Florida.

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Assay-Ready Chemistry Partnership between Molplex & Enamine

Molplex and Enamine today announced a new partnership to offer the Enamine screening collection of 1.8 million stock chemicals through the Molplex online drug design and assay-ready chemical supply services. The agreement is a major step towards eliminating the high start-up costs ofdrug discovery, bringing sophisticated drug design, compound management and assay-ready chemistry to the world’s drug discovery scientists on demand.

The agreement adds Molplex online drug design systems to the deep experience in organic chemistry and compound management of Enamine to solve the problem of generating viable chemical leads for novel targets.

Molplex CEO David E. Leahy said: “We are very proud to be selected by Enamine as their partner for on demand drug discovery services at a time when major restructuring of the industry is creating new opportunities and new markets for our combined expertise. This agreement marks a step change in the size and scope of our assay-ready chemical supply service and major progress towards our goal of being the world’s first choice partner for enabling the long tail of drug discovery”

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Molplex Launches Novel ‘Drug Discovery On Demand’ Service

An innovative new online “drug discovery on demand” platform has been launched by Molplex, a company specializing in products and services for the life sciences. Designed to help drug discovery groups working anywhere in the world, it aims to eliminate the high start-up costs and minimize the financial risks traditionally associated with inventing new medicines.

Molplex CEO David Leahy said: “As the pharmaceutical industry changes, a new ecosystem of small, flexible teams operating as “Micro Pharmas” is emerging. Molplex will provide the services they need to succeed at inventing better medicines at lower cost”.

The first version of the new Molplex system launched today offers free access to sophisticated drug design systems, high quality assay-ready stock chemicals and high content biological screening at www.molplex.com.

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UIC Master of Science in Health Informatics: First in the Nation to Receive Prestigious CAHIIM Accreditation

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is pleased to announce that the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) has accredited its online Master of Science degree in Health Informatics. The UIC program is the first master level degree program to receive CAHIIM accreditation. Prior to receiving accreditation, UIC was one of only six master programs to be approved by CAHIIM.

“We are thrilled to receive CAHIIM accreditation for our online Master of Science in Health Informatics program,” says Department Head Dr. Larry Pawola. “The CAHIIM accreditation process requires our program to meet a very high educational standard; our accreditation status reflects both the overall quality of our online master’s program, and our ability to deliver valuable advanced education in an online format. We are pleased UIC is recognized as being the leader in health informatics education”

Students in the UIC online Master of Science in Health Informatics program (non-research track) can graduate after earning as few as 45 credits delivered through 14 courses. Since the master’s program started in fall 1999, student enrollment has grown to over 250 active students.

The online program is designed to appeal to working professionals. It offers a unique combination of academics, practical education and technology leadership skills that enables the effective utilization of information technologies to support the delivery of exceptional patient care.

MDCare EMR is Preliminary ARRA Certified Now!!

Vision Infonet, as a vibrant enterprising organization, began its journey towards the world leadership in serving the medical facilities with their back-office services including medical transcription, coding & billing.

With the ongoing trends of information technology, where change is an obsession, time a limited commodity, and quality the hallmark of every business, Vision Infonet strive and stand a flowing stream creating our own path and letting others follow in the service of healthcare providers. In this metamorphose environment of the business scenario, VISION INFONET is creating impressions on the sands of time, with the latest information technology. We believe it is imperative on our part to employ our professionalism and savoir-faire to develop and implement solutions in this field.

Vision Infonet has developed HIPAA compliant, user friendly, robust, web-based EMR and Practice management software, MDCare.

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iTech Releases SaaS Based expEDIum Medical Billing Solution v1.0

iTech Workshop Private Limited (iTech), a leading SaaS based Healthcare billing solution provider announces the availability of its expEDIum Medical Billing Solution v1.0 in a subscription (SaaS) model. The solution provides complete automated life cycle management of medical claims including automatic reconciliation of 835 (ERA), delayed payer report processing and denial management among other features. This solution provides better billing productivity for Practices, Hospitals, IPA, MSO, Healthcare BPO/KPO and Billing service bureaus.

iTech Releases SaaS Based expEDIum Medical Billing Solution v1.0

iTech Workshop Private Limited (iTech), a Healthcare IT Solutions Company with special focus on Medical Billing, HIPAA, X12N, Direct Payer Connectivity, Electronic Claim Life Cycle, Revenue Cycle Management Products and Solutions for the US healthcare domain, announces release of expEDIum Medical Billing Solution v1.0 in a subscription (SaaS) model.

Some of the key features include:

• Built in “online validation” of claims rather than waiting for 24 or more hours waiting for claims to be validated.

• Denial Management including increased payment due to secondary insurance visibility [In one case with 7 doctors with 900 claims that were eligible for secondary payments were not processed earlier as the information was not visible on the legacy system and customer lost revenue of about $45,000 in one year].

• Built in direct payer / CH connectivity providing seamless uploading of electronic claims and downloading of remittance advices and other reports. This reduces hours spent by billing administrators daily.

• “Provider direct” feature where providers can get to watch the status of their claims and look at analytics using a configurable dashboard using a secure logon.

• Increased claim life cycle visibility.

• Automated ERA processing reducing EOB data entry time.

• Built-in patient statements and collection agency reports features.

• EMR Integration – Secure and seamless connectivity from any existing web based or client-server EMR solution to our hosted billing solution.

• This platform price rolled into a single monthly subscription; no hardware/software or IT support costs and no capital expenditure. The pricing is for “all” available features without any “add-on” pricing for additional features (as in other equivalent products).

We have seen the solution providing over 50% more billing productivity compared to legacy systems due to more efficient processes and features. We have seen the average payment cycle time through this solution to be about 11 days compared to legacy system’s 24 days (our median of 9 days vs legacy’s 14 days, our 80 percentile of 15 days vs legacy’s 27 days).

The solution can be hosted securely on a SaaS (Software as a Subscription) model over the Internet or the Intranet for a monthly subscription. The solution is available in a “mega-tenant” model and shall be available on a retail “multi-tenant” model in the future. Our solution shall provide support for ICD-10 and HIPAA v5010 seamlessly in the future. A list of features is available at http://www.itechws.com/medicalbilling.html and demos can be requested through our website.

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Sensibill Returns From Texas Society Of Pathologists 89th Annual Meeting In Galveston

Sensibill travels to mutilpe Pathology Meetings each year. As a supporting vendor of The Texas Society of Pathologists, Sensibill is able to directly target pathologists practicing in Texas.

Sensibill Returns From Texas Society Of Pathologists 89th Annual Meeting In Galveston

“I am meeting Doctors all the time but these conferences allow my company to reach higher and interact multiple clients on a one on one basis,” says Sensibill President Barbara Graham.

The Texas Society of Pathologist has a deep history. It was founded in 1921 and is the oldest state pathology organization in the United States. Sensibill is currently one of the more than 790 members statewide.

President Graham adds, “It was a great opportunity for all of the pathologists in attendance to see the latest and greatest in technology for managing their practices. Sensibill showed the pathologists it technologically advanced ASP model (application service provider) advanced internet access functions, computerized coding software interfaces, document imaging and management, PQRI and state of the art reporting features.”

While at the conference, Dr. David Walker from UTMB in Galveston received the John J Andujar Citation of Merit. Congratulations to him!

About Sensibill:
Sensibill is a national medical billings and management company that specializes in providing technologically advanced services in automated coding, electronic claims filling, document imaging and storage, financial reporting, technical support, etc.

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Sensibill adds New Certification to Better Serve Clients

Sensibill adds New Certification to Better Serve Clients FORT WORTH – Sensibill is expanding each year and adding employees who are at the top of the medical billing field. Recently, Kim Brents, received her certified professional coder status. She has worked at Sensibill since May of 2001. Brents previous experience in the pathology medical billing field goes back to 1978. She also played a key role with a Pathologist associated with the Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas.

“I am excited to add my knowledge to the Sensibill team with this certification, says Kim Brents.

President Barbara Graham adds, “My company grows thanks to the help of my loyal employees who are constantly improving themselves. I only seek the best.”

Sensibill prides itself on technologically advanced revenue cycle management solutions and computerized coding.

President Graham says, “I know that I am providing my clients with the best possible coding expertise with Brents’ new certification.”

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