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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

Healthcare Recruitment Expert Kevin Kirkpatrick Expands to Include More Than Just Physicians

Healthcare recruitment expert Kevin Kirkpatrick has averted his business focus from physicians to all members of the healthcare industry. While Avery Professional Group focused on building just teams of physicians, his new business TMA Healthcare Staffing will focus on building practices from the ground up.

TORONTO, March 2, 2015 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Medical recruitment expert, Kevin Kirkpatrick has his sights set on more than physician recruitment. Branching off from the Avery Professional Group, Kirkpatrick has evolved into a full-fledged healthcare consulting firm, TMA Healthcare Staffing.

Instead of focusing on just placing physicians, TMA Healthcare Staffing will focus on the complete career span of all healthcare professionals, along with building practices and businesses from the ground up. TMA Healthcare Staffing offers potential clients expanded recruiting services and more administrative partnerships that can aid a healthcare professional at any point in their career.

“We are building off the previous experience of recruiting for hospitals such as the Peterborough Regional Health Centre and St Michael’s hospital in Toronto,” Kirkpatrick continued, “We believe there is a gap for organizations that can provide staffing services to the whole hospital and not just one area of it.”

About Kevin Kirkpatrick

Kevin Kirkpatrick is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in technology and healthcare recruitment. Combining both his academic credentials with his 15 years of recruiting and consulting experience, Kirkpatrick has the expertise to guarantee he is finding the best fit for an organization.

Kevin Kirkpatrick boasts 10 years in the healthcare recruiting industry, starting his own firm in 2008 and has developed invaluable relationships throughout the industry.

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TMA Healthcare Staffing is currently working in a number of different cities both nationally and internationally to build accessible healthcare services for the communities.

For more information about recruiting or consulting services please contact:

Kevin Kirkpatrick
Managing Director/Founder
TMA Healthcare Staffing – A Donaldson & James affiliate.
Direct Toronto 1.905.419.1495 | toll free 1.855.568.7900 ext 842 | mobile 1.705.749.4853

Canada: Vancouver • Kelowna • Calgary • Edmonton • Winnipeg • London • Waterloo • Listowel • Hamilton • Mississauga • Toronto • Ottawa • Montreal • Halifax • St. John’s • UK | London • USA | Dallas • Houston • Austin • San Antonio• Charlotte

Health Care Industry Leader Joins Health by Design Executive Team

Health by Design of San Antonio, TX, a leading provider of health care services to businesses and individuals, has recently appointed Omar Rodríguez as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning. With nearly 30 years in the health care arena, Rodríguez assumes a newly created role to help Health by Design reach more companies with its unique approach to medical care. His first area of concentration will be to further develop the Texas market.

“Omar is an outstanding individual with a wealth of experience and knowledge both in managing companies as President and CEO and administering health care benefits for self-insured companies. As we look to expand our role in helping companies provide quality medical care to their employees through prevention, knowledge and personal care, Omar will be able to bring valuable industry insight to better serve our clients and mission,” said Health by Design CEO and Medical Director Dr. James Ogletree. Health by Design Management President Barney Randol also noted that through fiscal responsibility and client growth and retention Health by Design has had solid year over year revenue growth.

About Health by Design
Founded in 1982 by Dr. David Player in San Antonio, TX, Health by Design successfully blends medical care, physician knowledge and personalized care to provide quality health care for corporations, small businesses and individuals. Utilizing a long practiced unique approach to medical care, Health by Design physicians share a common philosophy of prevention, education and wellness. They perform comprehensive evaluations of a patient’s current physical condition and then develop a program that maximizes their health and lifestyle, while helping employers reduce health care costs and increase productivity. For more information, visit: www.hbdus.com.

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Anyware Group’s ROAM Helps Radiologists, Physicians And Managers Access Hospital Systems From Anywhere

With doctors spread across 4 rural counties, Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan has implemented AnyWare Group’s ROAM (Role Oriented Access Management) as the remote access platform to deliver their medical systems and applications, leading to more timely adherence to the hospital’s “sign-off” policy.

All hospitals depend on physicians and radiologists to promptly “sign-off” on patient records – but it is challenging to encourage and sustain compliance when physicians are spread out over a wide rural area like Western Michigan. With ROAM, healthcare providers can access internal hospital systems, check patient records and sign-off reports, from home or in a distant office, improving the effectiveness, and lifestyles, of physicians, administrators and IT staff – who might otherwise be forced to stay overtime in the hospital.

“A high level of complexity can discourage consistent adherence to the “sign-off” policy,” said Sue Luskin, IS Supervisor at MMCWM. “ROAM is so intuitive, it’s easy to use right away and our physicians and staff took to it immediately.”

Sue Luskin recently received an email sent by Lynn S. McCurdy, D.O., a radiologist. Dr. McCurdy wrote:

“I just used ROAM to sign 28 reports (which were not transcribed yet when I left the hospital at 7:30 last night). It worked beautifully; in fact, much more smoothly than when I was editing and signing reports in house (perhaps because both I and the transcriptionist were busily accessing the list). Next time I won’t stay late while the weather is deteriorating, knowing I can sign things from the safety of my home.”

Memorial Medical also chose ROAM because it is “clientless” – so specialists in distant cities can be provided with a secure personalized portal that restricts access to only the systems and information they need, based on role, within minutes. Rural hospitals often rely on larger urban hospitals for consultations from on-call specialists, especially in emergency situations. Remote access systems that take days to add a new user, or require a high level of technical support for end users, are not well suited for this situation.

“We recently heard from a consulting radiologist from a large urban hospital who had provided a diagnosis for one of our emergency patients,” said Sue Luskin. “He said that consulting to Memorial Medical was such a wonderful experience – that we could set him up with a new temporary user account immediately and, within minutes, he was reviewing images and dictating his diagnosis. He was very impressed with the ease with which ROAM had made records available.”

Prior to introducing ROAM, Memorial Medical provided access to their HIS through IPsec VPN, which required that IT staff either burn and mail out a CD or visit distant offices and homes to install a client on each of the personal computers belonging to authorized users on the network. It was very time consuming for IT staff and tends to act as a disincentive to granting remote access to new users.

“We at AnyWare Group are very excited to be working with Memorial Medical on this important initiative that truly highlights the unique capabilities of the ROAM Platform,” said Robert Lalonde, CEO of AnyWare Group Inc. “By providing authorized physicians, clinicians and managers with a single point of access to hospital systems and applications, ROAM is helping Memorial Medical improve the work life and efficiency of physicians and staff.”

About Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan
Headquartered in the town of Ludington, Michigan, an area known for its beautiful beaches, spectacular sunsets and numerous parks, Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan serves a community spread out over 4 rural counties, with over 500 employees, including those working in a satellite primary care facility in a neighboring county.

About AnyWare Group
AnyWare Group provides remote access solutions designed to meet the needs of hospitals and healthcare organizations. AnyWare Group’s award-winning ROAM Platform enables clientless remote access to all applications from any device (PCs and Macs) without requiring the management of users’ computers. Through the ROAM portal, organizations present all relevant applications to authorized users, when and where required.

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An International Panel Of Physicians Reports About A Special Way Of Healing On The Spiritual Path

An extraordinary series of lectures will be held in Fairfax, VA (near Washington, DC) and Los Angeles, CA in May, 2009. Seven Medical specialists from four countries will report about a free special way of healing for everyone. Medical doctors, veterinarians and psychologists from Europe, America, Asia, Australia and Africa have formed the Medical Scientific Group of Specialists (MWF). The task of this group, which belongs to the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends, is to record and verify healings the spiritual way. A compilation of more than 200 concise healing reports can be found on our web site: www.bruno-groening.org/english/ under the link Healings.

The international panel of physicians includes:

G. Blaettner, M.D., Germany,Board Cert. ENT
M. Galante, M.D., USA
L. Colizoli, M.D., USA, Board Cert. Psych.
K. Winchester, M.D.,USA Board Cert., Opthal.
Prof. G. Beketova, M.D., Ph.D., Ukraine, Board Cert. Pediatrics, Prof.Univ. of Kiev
R. Friewald, M.D., D.V.M., Germany
F. Gringinger, M.D., D.O., Austria, Board Cert. Family Prac.
R. Leo, USA

They will speak about their experiences on the following dates.

Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 3 – 7 pm 
(incl. 30 min. break):

George Mason University, 
Fairfax Campus
Lecture Hall, Room 1
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Contact: Mrs. Heidi Gewehr at 571-313-0267 or h.gewehr@web.de
*Sunday, May 3, 2009 ~ 3 -7 pm 
(incl. 30 min. break)*:

Anderson School of Management, UCLA 
(park in structure 4)
Korn Convocation Hall – C Building 
110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Contact: Chris Runge at 323.394.4691 or chrismwf.info@yahoo.com

During these lectures, physicians will talk about persons who have experienced healing and freedom from long lasting, severe and chronic diseases in a miraculous way. Medical documents will be presented; the experts will explain the intricacies of a superior healing power that has been widely forgotten in modern medicine. The teachings of Bruno Groening (1906-1959), who became world famous due to extraordinary healings in the fifties, are taken as a basis for the lectures. Bruno Groening said time and again: “There is no incurable – God is the greatest physician”. He spoke about a higher power that he called the healing stream, life power or divine energy. This power is abundantly available for everyone. The knowledge about how to make use of this power is passed on free of charge in the worldwide non-profit, volunteer based organization of the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends.

The work of the MWF is supported by some well-known people in the United States, e.g. Dr. Christiane Northrup and Dr. Carl Simonton. Link to information online: http://www.bruno-groening.org/english/lectures2009.htm.

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Wrongful Convictions Of Physicians By Department Of Health (NYSDOH) Linked To Patient Mortality

The proliferation of wrongful convictions in New York State prompted the NYS Bar Association to create a Blue Ribbon task force to study its systemic, procedural and statutory causes, and to propose solutions. Indeed, a report by the Innocence Project found New York State to be the national leader, outpacing all other states in its rate of wrongful convictions. The Blue Ribbon findings, embodied in a document entitled “ Final Report of the New York State Bar Association’s Task Force on Wrongful Convictions” was unanimously endorsed by the Association’s House of Delegates on April 4.

The findings of the Task Force provide a disturbing commentary on flagrant errors by the New York State judicial system, leading to convictions of innocent individuals. In over 50% of cases, the failures of government practices – such as misconduct by prosecutors – were to blame for the wrongful convictions.

Wrongful convictions do not solely implicate the New York State criminal justice system. They are reportedly rife in the legal practices of the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH), known for ignoring due process and abusing power in its disciplinary actions against physicians. Several bills aiming to redress these inequities were all vetoed. Reported among many of these due process violations is the denying of witnesses for phy sicians’ defense, the use of tainted judges, and the coaching of plaintiffs by prosecutors to lie – indeed, “winning” cases is vital for their career advancement. Especially targeted in these malicious prosecutions are physicians practicing complementary medicine. One physician who wished to remain anonymous for fear of retribution remarked, “Convicting doctors is a cinch: just don’t allow them any witnesses; then the Department is free to make up whatever it wants.”

The tragedy of wrongful convictions in matters of health care affects far more than physicians. The plight of patients suddenly obliged to forgo the continuity of their medical care by the forcible removal of their long term physicians via the challenging of their license is illustrated in press and Internet releases entitled, “Patient Mortality Linked to Judicial Errors.” Noted are certain fragile patients who, “vulnerable, sick, alone, frightened and suddenly deprived of their main lifeline (their physician), became acutely demoralized, refused referrals to other doctors or failed to bond with them, eventually giving up their will to live and neglecting their medical needs.” One physician reported the untimely deaths of 7 patients, including one from suicide, the rapid decline of 8 Alzheimer’s and the relapses of 12 psychiatric patients leading to their serial hospitalizations.”

In response, petitions have now been forwarded to agencies concerned with patient20welfare, calling for independent impact studies on state-ordered patient abandonment. Agencies contacted include the U.S. Health and Human Services Administration (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The petition has also been sent to Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, NYSDOH.

This landmark study, of major interest to medical, psychiatric and medico-legal communities and the public at large, would aim to show that abruptly severing medical and psychiatric services by state agencies has serious and sometimes fatal consequences for patients – especially patients who are disadvantaged, infirm, chronically ill or psychiatrically disabled. It would also suggest remedial action. Indeed, if state agencies assume the power of terminating the basic care to patients provided for by their physicians, they presumably also should accept the responsibility for adequately supporting said patients through crisis, by providing them with life-saving continuity of care.

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Health World Web is announcing addition of videos to the Health Communities from icyou.com, new medical providers’ ads campaign and new gadgets for doctors, clinical trials and support group searches

Health World Web, the premier Health 2.0 social networking site, has launched three new improvements for the site HealthWorldWeb.com.

Starting this week, users of Health World Web will be pleasantly surprised as video content from icyou (www.icyou.com), the source of health-related videos online, will be included in the communities. The icyou videos will complement the already formidable body of user-generated content on Health World Web ranging from user experiences, reviews, recommendations, blog posts and community forum sharing. “I’ve been always obsessed with providing more relevant information to our users. Addition of videos is just another big step in that direction. Videos are attractive because they are personal, compact and informative. As soon as you join the community of interest, not only you can participate and learn from blogs and forums, you can instantly gain knowledge from the best medical resources on that topic in the most convenient way ”, says Daniel Kogan, Founder and CEO of Health World Web.

“icyou is committed to bringing health information to as many people as possible,” said Nina Sossamon-Pogue, Vice President of Media for Benefitfocus, icyou’s parent company. “That’s why we’re proud to partner with Health World Web, which has found a great way to help build communities around the health issues that impact our lives.”

Aside from beefing up the content, Health World Web continues its mission to bring technology, social networking and patient interaction together by tapping into the widget technology making the search for medical professionals, doctors and specialists easier and more convenient.

The Doctor Search gadget will provide users with a tool to search for more than 1.3 million medical providers across the United States, including MDs, dentists, chiropractor, PTs and others. Along with Medical Providers Search Gadget HealthWorldWeb releases Clinical Trials Search, Support Groups Search gadgets. Now, anyone can embed a simple script into any Web site or personal iGoogle page to complete a convenient doctor, clinical trial or support group search powered by Health World Web. Our gadgets are available on this page (http://www.healthworldweb.com/pc/gadgets).

Lastly, doctors and medical professionals can also look forward to a better Health 2.0 with Health World Web. The problem with advertising on the Web has always been relevance. Imagine pitching obstetrics services to men or weight loss programs to anorexics. With Health World Web’s doctors advertising campaign, a paid advertisement is only displayed on the most relevant places on the site: whether it is on a community area, user area, forums, blogs or pages within each of those areas.

With the success of its Personalized Recommendation Engine (PRE) in providing a faster and more efficient way to deliver relevant content and information to patients, HWW decided to tailor its PRE technology so that doctors and other medical professionals could effectively advertise on the site. The PRE system utilizes patient data and activities on the site and then matches that information with doctors’ services, thereby bringing his or her specialty onto the patient’s screen.

What’s even better is that all advertisements are treated – and priced – equally. In observance of the service Health World Web gives to its users’ community, only relevant advertisements are served. Hence, our advertisers do not have to worry about having a flashy advertisement, nor do they have to bid for space or exposure. Only relevant ads shown to interested people—at a very low fixed cost!

About Health World Web
The site, HealthWorldWeb.com was launched in 2006 and has since grown significantly. In combining social networking and intelligent search, HealthWorldWeb.com makes it easier to create user-generated content on various health-related concerns. HealthWorldWeb.com makes it possible to find online social and emotional support, recommendations, advice and tips. The site also features information about physicians, dentists, chiropractors and other healthcare professionals aimed at helping consumers make ducated and informed decisions, backed by recommendations from a related on-site community.

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