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News Article | February 27, 2017
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The 35th Annual Whale Festival on March 18 and 19 in Fort Bragg, California is a perfect time to catch the migration of the Pacific Gray Whale from Baja to their ancestral feeding grounds in the Bering Sea—as many as 20,000 whales pass by the Mendocino Coast twice each year—heading south between December and February and north from February until April. Visitors can whale watch from miles of beaches, including the new Coastal Trail in Fort Bragg, enjoy a chowder contest where local restaurants compete (a ticket to the event entitles visitors to cast their vote for the best chowder of the year), and a craft beer tasting offered by local North Coast Brewing Company, both at Town Hall. Following those events, it's time to sample a variety of award winning Anderson Valley wines and hors d'oeuvres while visiting local shops and inns. Tickets can be bought online for the chowder, wine, and beer tasting. Visit MendoWhale.com for details. “We’re very excited about the 35th Annual Whale Festival this year" says Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce CEO Sharon Davis, "we’ve got award-winning Anderson Valley wines, local chefs creating amazing chowders for the contest, and North Coast Brewing Company pouring North Coast Steller IPA, and sharing proceeds from sales for marine mammal research. The Whale Festival is a perfect example of our community coming together to celebrate these majestic creatures while having a great time!" A variety of other events are scheduled in Fort Bragg throughout the weekend, including a Whale Walk and Run, a Beer and Barbeque Festival, and educational activities with the Noyo Center for Marine Science, the Mendocino Area Parks Association, and Golden Gate Cetacean Research biologists. MacKerricher State Park is one of the best locations for watching the gray whale migration. A wheelchair-accessible boardwalk leads to the headlands of Laguna Point for a spectacular, panoramic view of a pristine, rugged stretch of coastline where sightings of whale tails or whales breaching are common phenomena. On Saturday, March 18, a guided whale walk led by park staff and volunteer docents along the coastal South trail begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Visitor Center. Saturday afternoon activities for families focus on arts and crafts, games, and interactive learning at education stations. Kids can build a badge of whale knowledge, play games, make art, listen to music, and enjoy a free hot dog lunch. On Sunday, March 19th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. visitors will have a chance to learn how to help preserve a whale skeleton. Learning opportunities will continue on Sunday, March 19 with a Science and Art Fair from 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m., and a talk in Town Hall: Bottlenose Dolphins and Harbor Porpoises by Golden Gate Cetacean Research biologists Bill Keener and Jon Stern from 4:00- 5:30 p.m. in Town Hall. What to watch for when scanning the ocean for whales: Spout: a visible exhalation expelled under pressure from the blowhole (paired nostrils) Up to 10 feet high Pattern of Blows: Occurs 3 to 5 times at 10-20 second intervals Pods: Groups of 3 to 8 individuals. Look for spouts happening together Sounding: As the whale dives deep, ridges may be seen on its back Flukes: The fluke, or tail fin might be seen as the whale sounds Spy-Hopping: The head is raised above water to allow the whale to look around Breaching: Whales jump clear of water, and fall back with a huge splash Whale watching boats are also a great way to observe the huge mammals at close range If visiting earlier in the month, related events include the Mendocino Whale Festival on March 4 and 5 and the Little River Whale Festival on March 11 and 12. Information and updates for all three Whale Festival weekends is available at Mendowhale.com and on the Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce MendoWhale Facebook page.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 15, 2017) - Adaptive Insights, the only pure-play cloud vendor to be named a leader in strategic corporate performance management (CPM), today announced record achievements from 2016, capping a year of corporate, partner, and customer milestones for the company and the broader cloud CPM industry. Reaching the $80 million revenue threshold in 2016, Adaptive Insights continued its strong performance in the growing cloud CPM market. Also in 2016, Adaptive Insights was the only cloud-only vendor named a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Strategic Corporate Performance Management Solutions report*. "Our growth and expansion over the past year is a testament to the value our customers realize after adopting an active planning approach for their businesses," said Tom Bogan, CEO of Adaptive Insights. "As more and more organizations move their infrastructure to the cloud, we are seeing a significant demand for cloud planning solutions that are simultaneously easy to use, powerful, and fast. Today, we have thousands of customers using the Adaptive Suite to engage in a truly collaborative planning process, and we are committed to ensuring that our products and services continue to meet these growing demands as our company continues to scale." Key to the company's strong performance in 2016 were new customers, ranging from midsize and nonprofit organizations to Fortune 500 organizations. Notable additions to the company's global customer list in 2016 include Arizona Diamondbacks, Delta Plastics of the South, LLC., Hulu, Inc., National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, NDC Inc., NetMotion Software, New York Mets, Oakland Raiders, and Powdr Corporation. "We selected Adaptive Insights because it is fast and powerful, and we successfully implemented Adaptive Insights across our finance team and business partners because it is so intuitive and easy to use," said Brad MacDonald, senior director of finance, T2 Biosystems. "Our ability to rapidly adjust complex models and make changes to our plans and forecasts in real-time provides a significant competitive advantage for our company. Our finance team is tasked with greater corporate management responsibility and, with Adaptive Insights, we are able to meet these new challenges head on." Additional 2016 Highlights In addition to strong customer growth, Adaptive Insights achieved significant milestones and accolades in 2016, including: Expanding Partner Network The company continues to expand its global partner network, which now boasts five of the top 10 firms on the Inside Public IPA 100 list of top US accounting firms and 22 of Accounting Today's 2016 VAR 100 list. New partners such as Moss Adams, Grant Thornton LLP, and Clifton Larson Allen, join over 200 partners including Armanino, CohnReznick, Deloitte, Intacct, Miagen, NetSuite, PowerHealth Solutions, and others. Industry Recognition The company's significant achievements over 2016 recognize both the company's leadership and pioneering role in the cloud CPM arena. Notable achievements include: Expanded Executive Leadership Team, Board Over the past year, Adaptive Insights' executive leadership team scaled along with the company, completing an expansion plan announced in early 2016. Key hires added throughout 2016 include Jim Johnson, chief financial officer; Bhaskar Himatsingka, chief product officer; Michael Schmitt, chief marketing officer; and Fred Gewant, chief revenue officer, all reporting to Bogan. Additionally, the company appointed Mark Templeton, former Citrix CEO, to its board of directors to provide additional expertise with high-growth, large-scale business models. About Adaptive Insights  Adaptive Insights is the recognized leader in cloud corporate performance management (CPM). The company's Adaptive Suite enables organizations to collaboratively plan and model, easily access real-time analytics, streamline complex reporting, and accelerate financial consolidation. With this best-practice active planning process, Adaptive Insights helps more than 3,000 global customers drive business success using its cloud-based platform. Customers ranging from midsize companies and nonprofits to large enterprises benefit from the company's powerful, fast, and easy platform. Adaptive Insights is a privately held company with headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. To learn more, visit adaptiveinsights.com. *"Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Strategic Corporate Performance Management Solutions," by Christopher Iervolino and John E. Van Decker, May 31, 2016. **"The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Performance Management, Q4 2016" by Paul D. Hamerman with Christopher Andrews, Joseph Miller, October 6, 2016.


ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Every vascular catheter used on a patient poses potential for a costly and prevalent central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). Passive disinfection caps for needleless connectors have been shown to reduce the risk of CLABSI. Disinfecting port protectors also eliminate human scrubbing technique variability. However, clinicians haven’t had a passive disinfection solution for stopcocks and hemodialysis catheters – until now. 3M is proud to introduce the 3M™ Curos™ Stopper Disinfecting Cap for Open Female Luers to help clinicians ensure all intraluminal vascular access points can be protected through passive disinfection. “3M is committed to helping clinicians reduce infections. We have the science to deliver evidence-based solutions that help protect patient safety, reduce the risks of costly complications, improve patient outcomes and, in turn, reduce care delivery costs,” said Pat Parks, MD, PhD, medical director in the 3M Critical and Chronic Care Solutions Division. “Adding Curos stopper caps to our innovative I.V. care portfolio brings us one step closer to helping clinicians protect every patient’s vascular catheter, from insertion to removal.” The Curos stopper cap is the latest advancement in the 3M™ Curos™ Disinfecting Port Protector family, which includes passive disinfection solutions for needleless connectors, male luers and Tego® hemodialysis connectors. Now, with the addition of this offering for open female luers, 3M Curos Disinfecting Port Protectors is the only brand that has a cap that covers each intraluminal I.V. access point, thus providing a full circle of disinfection and protection [see image]. Curos port protectors provide time-saving, consistent and reliable disinfection, while keeping ports protected from contamination when not in use. Curos stopper caps can disinfect in one minute. They provide protection for up to 7 days (if not removed). That’s the high standard to which all Curos disinfecting port protectors comply. They contain a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol (IPA) reservoir to disinfect against a number of microorganisms commonly associated with CLABSI. The unique design fits a wide range of stopcocks and hemodialysis catheter hubs and offers a way to hold pressure while providing fast, passive disinfection to critical areas. The bright red color of Curos stopper caps help clinicians verify that a port is clean at a glance and make disinfection compliance easy to measure. The Curos stopper caps also come in two formats – singles and strips – so they can be readily available at the bedside. The strips help facilitate staff compliance with port disinfection. The individual caps are excellent for home use, as well as for ancillary areas where I.V. poles are not commonly used. The Curos stopper caps are single-use only and indicated for use only on open female luers such as stopcocks and catheter hubs. The Curos stopper caps should not be used on needleless connectors. For more information about Curos stopper caps and vascular access antimicrobial protection, or to coordinate a product trial, please visit 3M.com/Curos. 3M and Curos are trademarks of 3M Company. Tego® is a trademark of ICU Medical, Inc. 3M™ Curos™ disinfecting caps are not affiliated with ICU Medical, Inc. At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNewsroom.


News Article | March 1, 2017
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A long term lease agreement between Curaçao Airport Holdings (CAH) and C-MCC Development Group LLC, was signed in Curaçao on Monday, February 13, 2017. The agreement provides for the Airport Terminal Building, and 200 additional acres – 81 hectares - for the development of the Curaçao-Multi Commodities Centre (C-MCC) Worldwide Free Trade Zone. The C-MCC will be the economic engine-to-spur development in Curacao’s Airport City as well as stimulating trade throughout the Americas. The C-MCC Development Group LLC is a US-based development group and holding company of C-MCC Worldwide, with extensive experience in international real estate development, technology, and international commodity trading. Patterned after the successful Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the C-MCC Worldwide Free Trade Zone will establish Curaçao as the Western Hemisphere’s gateway for international commodity trading, serving North, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. The C-MCC will integrate the proven business models of DMCC and DIFC, in Curacao, utilizing many of the key executives responsible for the rapid growth of DMCC. They will be supported by Curaçao’s remarkable resources including a deep-water harbor and airport, a burgeoning technology sector, and the country’s central location and reach into the markets of the Americas. The C-MCC Worldwide office will bring international commodities trading - both physical and electronic - in gold, diamonds, precious metals, precious stones and other commodities including oil, steel and coffee. This initiative will subsequently be followed by a second phase free trade zone development on the island, also under the management of C-MCC Worldwide. Commenting on the project, Ian MacDonald, President of the C-MCC Development Group LLC, and former Executive Director of the DMCC in Dubai,said, “The vision to create free trade zones in an empty desert in Dubai was the catalyst in transforming the land into a thriving, robust modern economy with world class iconic buildings. During my tenure at DMCC we witnessed an influx of major global institutions and multinational corporations join the free trade zone.” Similarly, C-MCC Worldwide’s aim is to provide an ecosystem of physical, financial, technological and regulatory infrastructure required to enable and streamline business, trade and establish Curacao as the Western Hemisphere’s premiere international trading hub and gateway to the world, thereby playing a decisive role in the economic evolution of Central and South America. George Kearns, C-MCC Chairman and CEO, added, “I am delighted with, and have the highest confidence in the breadth and depth of the management team we have assembled. Their highly relevant experience, as with Ian MacDonald, is an exceptional resource for C-MCC and assures its future growth and success. As the first of its kind free trade zone in the Western Hemisphere, the team will drive the success of C-MCC Worldwide, supporting businesses and communities through this unique, centralized and proven value proposition.” Demonstrating their commitment and support of this strategic collaboration, CEO René Römer of the Dutch Caribbean Securities Exchange (DCSX) stated: “the DCSX is highly enthusiastic about this development; the C-MCC can potentially bring so much business to and through our Island that the possibilities can probably not be grasped by many at this stage. Talking about Curacao as a financial, trading and logistics “hub”, this development could be, to use a modern term: really next level”. Organizations participating in the long term lease signing, in addition to the C-MCC Development Group LLC and Curaçao Airport Holdings (CAH) included the following: Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP); Office of the Minister of Economic Development; Office of the Minister of Transport, Traffic and Urban Planning; StudioAcht Caribbean Architects B.V.; KPMG Corporate Finance; Dutch Caribbean Securities Exchange (DCSX); USSMART Congressional Initiative; Van Eps Kunneman/VanDoorne; International Preparedness Associates (IPA) Security; Blue Nap Americas (Tier 4 Network access point data center); UTS. C-MCC Worldwide is a free trade zone initiative that will provide an ecosystem to facilitate physical,commodity trading, financial, technological and regulatory services through Curacao. It is the first free zone entity of its kind in the western hemisphere, that will establish Curacao as the premiere international trading hub and gateway to the world. The establishment of the C-MCC will reduce political and economic risk, and revolutionize the growth of trade, business and communities in many regions of the world.


News Article | February 27, 2017
Site: www.sciencemag.org

The top aide to National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova has returned to his university after failing to win confirmation as deputy NSF director. But engineer Richard Buckius says his departure, less than a week after President Donald Trump took office, was long in the cards and not a political statement. In fact, Buckius predicts that NSF and academic research will do fine under the new Trump administration. “I think NSF is in good shape,” says Buckius, who left NSF on 25 January and has reclaimed a faculty position in the mechanical engineering department at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. “I don’t want to say, ‘Don’t worry.’ But I’m confident that there is considerable support for NSF’s mission of supporting fundamental research.” NSF is unusual among federal research agencies in having retained its leader during the switch from Democratic to Republican presidents. (The only other exception is Francis Collins, who has been asked to stay temporarily as head of the National Institutes of Health.) Córdova serves a 6-year term that runs through March 2020, and there have been no rumblings that the Trump administration wants her to leave. Indeed, Trump didn’t even bother to send in a transition team to scope out the agency, and its only political vacancy is the deputy director’s spot. That position, with no fixed term, has traditionally gone to someone seen as aligned with the new occupant of the White House. And Buckius has strong ties to Córdova, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama. In fact, Córdova has hired Buckius twice, once from NSF and once at NSF. In 2008, as Purdue’s new president, she recruited him to be her vice president for research. His previous job? Head of NSF’s engineering directorate. And Buckius was Córdova’s first hire after being confirmed as NSF director. Buckius was serving as NSF’s chief operating officer (COO) when Obama picked him in August 2015 to be deputy NSF director. But the nomination languished for nearly 18 months, and it officially expired when the 114th Congress adjourned in December 2016. Even if Congress had acted, Buckius says, it would have been a short gig. “I came in June 2014, and as an IPA I was always planning to go back to Purdue,” he says, referring to the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, a law that gives academics a chance to serve a 2- to 4-year stint in government. “I also figured that whoever won would want to name a new deputy. So I decided before the election to leave.” Buckius’s departure has caused a slight reshuffling of senior NSF management. Córdova has named Joan Ferrini-Mundy, the long-term head of NSF’s education directorate, to be acting COO, and her deputy, William “Jim” Lewis, to be acting associate director (AD), the official title for the leader of one of NSF’s seven directorates. Those moves add to a significant game of musical chairs already underway at NSF, one caused by the agency’s extensive use of temporary managers. On Friday, Roger Wakimoto ended a 4-year IPA as head of the geosciences directorate; longtime NSF-er Scott Borg is acting AD for geosciences until William Easterling of Pennsylvania State University in State College reports for duty on 1 June. Last month Fleming Crim completed a 4-year tour as head of mathematics and physical sciences (MSP); another NSF veteran, James Ulvestad, was moved up from astronomy division director to run the MSP ship until Córdova finds a new AD. And in engineering, Barry Johnson has been acting AD since last summer, when Pramod Khargonekar left to become vice chancellor for research at the University of California, Irvine. As COO, Buckius was Mr. Inside, handling a wide swath of administrative duties to complement Córdova’s role as the public face of the agency. He says he enjoys being back on campus, even if it means teaching a 7:30 a.m. class on basic thermodynamics. “Since I came in the middle of the academic year, I’m assisting in any way I can, handling classes, committee work, and anything else they need me to do.” At age 66, he may even take on some graduate students in the fall. “After all,” he says, “that’s the fun part of the job.”


News Article | February 23, 2017
Site: www.prlog.org

Coronado Brewing and Cigar City Brewing are no strangers to good IPA's, so it only made sense for these two award-winning breweries to join forces on a hop-forward collaboration: Conquista IPA.


Innovaccer to Impact and Improve Population Health with #Connect4Care at HIMSS'17 Innovaccer Inc is a Silicon Valley-headquartered, Healthcare analytics company. Innovaccer’s aim is to simplify complex data originating from all points of care, streamline the information flow and help organizations make powerful decisions based on the key insights and predictions from their data. Palo Alto, CA, February 21, 2017 --( Innovaccer’s revamped platform Datashop will have built-in Referral Management, Advanced Chronic Care Management, Patient Engagement, and MACRA solutions on top of the pre-existing holistic Population Health Management suite. The Innovaccer team will be there at HIMSS'17 to share the success of its customers and what all Datashop helped them achieve, as well as talk about the company’s journey thus far in delivering better clinical and financial outcomes. “Value-based reimbursements are the new watchwords in healthcare and this is where our major focus continues to be - in improving outcomes in all health care organizations. We are working to accelerate the transition to value-based care and help our clients fill the identified gaps across their acute, ambulatory, skilled nursing and home care setups,” said Abhinav Shashank, CEO, and Co-founder at Innovaccer. “HIMSS has always been a great place to connect and learn about industry trends, share ideas, and contribute to making healthcare an affordable and equitable space,” says Abhinav. Sandeep Gupta, Co-founder & COO at Innovaccer will be presenting Datashop functionalities at a session on “7 Stages of Value-Based Reimbursement” with one of the company’s marquee clients, Mr. Mark Anderson, COO & VP of Operations of East Texas IPA. Mr.Anderson as a Healthcare Futurist with over 1,000 conference appearances on the needed improvements in healthcare will share his unique perspective on Value Based Reimbursement (VBR) system and his insight on what level of technology is required to navigate through the 7 different Stages of VBR successfully. The session will be held at 10:30 AM on February 20th, at Population Care Management Center in HIMSS’17. “I have been in the healthcare industry for over 40 years now, and clearly understand the challenges we face creating real-time knowledge and wisdom from numerous non-connected silos of information. We have moved to a Value-Based ecosystem with advanced tools offered by Innovaccer for measuring and quantifying - quality of care, outcomes, and costs. With Datashop, we were able to measure our performances and build best practice care plans, have truly coordinated care, and engage with the patients and their families to ensure we can all meet and exceed clinical and financial guidelines,” said Mark Anderson. #Connect4Care Innovaccer is putting a concerted effort into improving population health and achieve comprehensive value in care. In this pursuit, Innovaccer is going to donate $5 to Red Cross, Children International or Watsi or Save the Children or any other NGO of a visitors’ choice so that underprivileged get better care. Innovaccer with its future-proof technology, is committed to making lives healthier through its #Connect4Care initiative and invites everyone to be a part of this commitment that will create impact at scale in improving population health. Visit Innovaccer at Booth # 6179-31 in Population Care Management Center. To learn more about Datashop’s offering, schedule a personal demo. About Innovaccer Innovaccer Inc is a Silicon Valley-headquartered, Healthcare analytics company. Innovaccer’s aim is to simplify complex data originating from all points of care, streamline the information flow and help organizations make powerful decisions based on the key insights and predictions from their data. Its proprietary product, Datashop enables organizations to use data as a source of innovation and has been deployed across 15 countries at academic institutions, governmental organizations, and several corporate enterprises such as Catholic Health Initiatives, Stratifi, Catalyst, MLK Community Hospital, El Paso HIE, Sonic Healthsystems, Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and Wolters Kluwers. For more information, please visit innovaccer.com or follow us on Twitter @innovaccer. Press Contact Sachin Saxena Innovaccer Inc 650-479-4891 sachin.saxena@innovaccer.com Palo Alto, CA, February 21, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Innovaccer Inc., a Silicon Valley- Headquartered Healthcare analytics company, will be at HIMSS 2017 in Orlando, Florida to accelerate improvements in the value-based ecosystem with its revamped proprietary product, Datashop - the operating system that powers healthcare.Innovaccer’s revamped platform Datashop will have built-in Referral Management, Advanced Chronic Care Management, Patient Engagement, and MACRA solutions on top of the pre-existing holistic Population Health Management suite. The Innovaccer team will be there at HIMSS'17 to share the success of its customers and what all Datashop helped them achieve, as well as talk about the company’s journey thus far in delivering better clinical and financial outcomes.“Value-based reimbursements are the new watchwords in healthcare and this is where our major focus continues to be - in improving outcomes in all health care organizations. We are working to accelerate the transition to value-based care and help our clients fill the identified gaps across their acute, ambulatory, skilled nursing and home care setups,” said Abhinav Shashank, CEO, and Co-founder at Innovaccer. “HIMSS has always been a great place to connect and learn about industry trends, share ideas, and contribute to making healthcare an affordable and equitable space,” says Abhinav.Sandeep Gupta, Co-founder & COO at Innovaccer will be presenting Datashop functionalities at a session on “7 Stages of Value-Based Reimbursement” with one of the company’s marquee clients, Mr. Mark Anderson, COO & VP of Operations of East Texas IPA. Mr.Anderson as a Healthcare Futurist with over 1,000 conference appearances on the needed improvements in healthcare will share his unique perspective on Value Based Reimbursement (VBR) system and his insight on what level of technology is required to navigate through the 7 different Stages of VBR successfully. The session will be held at 10:30 AM on February 20th, at Population Care Management Center in HIMSS’17.“I have been in the healthcare industry for over 40 years now, and clearly understand the challenges we face creating real-time knowledge and wisdom from numerous non-connected silos of information. We have moved to a Value-Based ecosystem with advanced tools offered by Innovaccer for measuring and quantifying - quality of care, outcomes, and costs. With Datashop, we were able to measure our performances and build best practice care plans, have truly coordinated care, and engage with the patients and their families to ensure we can all meet and exceed clinical and financial guidelines,” said Mark Anderson.#Connect4CareInnovaccer is putting a concerted effort into improving population health and achieve comprehensive value in care. In this pursuit, Innovaccer is going to donate $5 to Red Cross, Children International or Watsi or Save the Children or any other NGO of a visitors’ choice so that underprivileged get better care. Innovaccer with its future-proof technology, is committed to making lives healthier through its #Connect4Care initiative and invites everyone to be a part of this commitment that will create impact at scale in improving population health.Visit Innovaccer at Booth # 6179-31 in Population Care Management Center.To learn more about Datashop’s offering, schedule a personal demo.About InnovaccerInnovaccer Inc is a Silicon Valley-headquartered, Healthcare analytics company. Innovaccer’s aim is to simplify complex data originating from all points of care, streamline the information flow and help organizations make powerful decisions based on the key insights and predictions from their data. Its proprietary product, Datashop enables organizations to use data as a source of innovation and has been deployed across 15 countries at academic institutions, governmental organizations, and several corporate enterprises such as Catholic Health Initiatives, Stratifi, Catalyst, MLK Community Hospital, El Paso HIE, Sonic Healthsystems, Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and Wolters Kluwers.For more information, please visit innovaccer.com or follow us on Twitter @innovaccer.Press ContactSachin SaxenaInnovaccer Inc650-479-4891sachin.saxena@innovaccer.com Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Innovaccer


NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Safety Net Connect (SNC), a leading provider of innovative healthcare technology for organizations assisting underserved populations, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sajid Ahmed to the SNC Advisory Board. In this advisory role, Ahmed’s expertise in the practical application of health information technology (Health IT) will ensure the continued alignment of SNC’s health care product and service solutions with real-world needs and promote further expansion across the United States and globally. Ahmed is Chief Information and Innovation Officer of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in South Los Angeles, a new startup hospital that has championed the use of Health Innovations and Information technology combining clinical best practices to provide cost-effective, high quality, collaborative care. Ahmed’s diligent work over the past four years brought the project to a successful launch in 2015, and the state-of-the-art facility now serves 1.35 million residents. Recently recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as Chief Technology Officer of the Year, Ahmed is a highly respected thought leader, speaker, consultant, and advocate for healthcare innovation. Ahmed holds credentials as a CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the leading professional organization for Chief Information Officers and other senior HIT leaders. “In the growing field of healthcare technology, Sajid Ahmed is the one you want on your team,” says Chris Cruttenden, CEO of SNC. “This is the man who led a multi-million Health IT initiative and planning for a community-based innovation hub on the MLK Medical Center Campus. His leadership makes a difference in the lives of millions. We are honored by the presence of this innovative pioneer on the SNC team.” Ahmed has had a longstanding interest in telehealth and care coordination going back to his prior position as Senior Director of Health IT and Innovation at L.A. Care Health Plan (L.A. Care), the nation’s largest public plan serving more than one million Los Angeles County residents through free or low-cost health insurance programs. At L.A. Care, Mr. Ahmed worked with Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LADHS), Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles, Healthcare LA IPA, and technology partner SNC to launch “eConsult,” an innovative store-and-forward telehealth and care coordination system that facilitates virtual consultations and collaboration between primary care physicians and specialists. To date the LADHS eConsult system has completed over 600,000 eConsults – facilitating accessing to specialty care for low-income, underinsured LA residents, reducing waiting times and no show rates. “Joining the SNC advisory board furthers my personal cause of improving health access across our nation,” says Mr. Ahmed. “They are an organization to be respected – with their vast knowledge of HIT, the proven solutions they have developed, and their goal of making quality healthcare a reality for all individuals – SNC is clearly positioned for success. I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to the growth of this mission-driven healthcare technology company.” Since 2009, Safety Net Connect (SNC) has been a leading creator of healthcare technology that makes it easier for providers and institutions to increase access to care, streamline care coordination, promote evidence-based practices, and improve quality. With a mission to improve health equity, SNC has helped public and private healthcare organizations across the nation successfully reach over 5 million low-income, underserved individuals with affordable, effective patient-centered care. For more information, please visit www.safetynetconnect.com.


TANNERSVILLE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Camelback Resort and the famed Boston Beer Company, Samuel Adams will launch a never-before-seen 3D Air & Après Show on Saturday March 4 at 6:45PM featuring world-class ski and snowboard athletes from around the U.S. including Scotty Lago, Olympic snowboarding bronze medalist. The 3D Air & Après Show is visually stunning with Hollywood paintscaping video projection set to a live music mix, combined with some of the industry’s most talented and highly medaled athletes performing awe-inspiring, high-flying aerials in a mind-bending, exciting way even they’ve never experienced before. The massive 30+ foot gap jump will awe spectators in this never before seen on snow event. “Paintscaping is a state-of-the-art 3D video projection created by Philippe Bergeron. Bergeron is a pioneer in the computer animation field. Bergeron’s company, Paintscaping, was the projection company who provided the visuals for the Calvin Harris and Rihanna 'This is What You Came For' video, which currently has over a 1.3 billion views on YouTube. This type of 3D projection has never been done on snow before in this kind of application. Having Phillippe, Samuel Adams, Camelback, and Scotty Lago together on this project is truly awesome. We will surely create a sight that will be the highlight of the winter,” said Brian Czarnecki, vice president of sales & marketing at Camelback Resort. “I’m pumped to be doing this show at Camelback,” commented Lago, 2010 Olympic snowboarding bronze medalist. “The 3D projection is just insane. I’ve only seen this type of thing online and my mind was blown. I cannot wait to see it on snow.” Samuel Adams will host attractions throughout the day at Camelback, and the high-flying Big Air & Après Show will begin at approximately 6:45PM on Saturday, March 4th. The event is free to the public and is appropriate for all ages. Pre- and post-performance festivities include jump practice, virtual reality demonstrations the public can try, on-snow photo booth, acclaimed DJ Velar, live band, and an athlete meet & greet and autograph signing. For those over 21 years of age, Samuel Adams will have free tastings of their new seasonal beers: Fresh as Helles; and just released Rebel Juiced IPA. Camelback Resort is located at 301 Resort Drive, Tannersville, PA 18372. For a full schedule visit the events page at SkiCamelback.com Camelback Resort continues to reinvent itself since opening in 1963 with 14 trails and three lifts serving 41,656 skiers. Today Camelback serves more than 1.7 million outdoor enthusiasts and visitors annually with 37 trails, 16 lifts, 100% snowmaking, the largest snowtubing park in the U.S.A. and the newly launched, after-dark Galactic Snowtubing, Camelback Mountain Adventures (featuring the only mountain coaster in Pa., and North America’s longest twin 4,000 ft. Twin Zip-Flyers), Camelbeach Waterpark (the largest waterpark in Pa.) and Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark. The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family recipe that Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father's attic. Inspired and unafraid to challenge conventional thinking about beer, Jim brought the recipe to life in his kitchen. That complex and full-flavored beer was aptly named Samuel Adams Boston Lager, in recognition of one of our nation's great founding fathers, a man of independent mind and spirit. Little did Jim know at the time, Samuel Adams Boston Lager would become a catalyst of the American craft beer revolution. Today, The Boston Beer Company brews more than 60 styles of beer and continues its independently-minded quest to brew great beer and to advocate for the growth of craft beer across America. For more information, please visit www.samueladams.com.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Northwest Physicians Network of Washington, LLC (NPN), an independent practice association and the largest multi-specialty provider network in Washington, recently celebrated  the addition of its 1,000th provider, HopeSparks, a leader in Pierce County, WA in behavioral health, early intervention, kinship care, home visiting, eating recovery and parent education. According to Scott Kronlund, M.D., MS, President & Chief Medical Officer at NPN, “NPN's growth and the success of its affiliated providers clearly shows that private practice medicine is not dead. Times today are tumultuous in healthcare and change seems to be a constant. Trying to navigate in isolation is a daunting task. Private practices need to be part of a clinically integrated community of providers in order to succeed." Created in 1995 with 250 participating providers, NPN has grown to over 1,055 community-based primary care and specialty providers in 300 locations throughout 12 counties in Washington. Jesse Gamez, Chief Operating Officer at NPN, commented on the challenges confronting physicians and the benefit of the NPN model. “Private practice physicians today are faced with increasing regulations, greater administrative demands and confusing reimbursement systems that have led to longer hours, declining income, less job satisfaction and more stress. To succeed while remaining independent, they need help navigating all of the changes and administrative demands they're faced with. By affiliating with an IPA like NPN that is fully integrated with a care management infrastructure and experience managing risk-sharing contracts, independent physicians gain the benefit of being part of a larger organization along with the resources and support they need to thrive as we shift from volume to value based reimbursement." Headquartered in Tacoma, WA, NPN providers offer clinical services ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. NPN's network complements its 56 medical specialties with over 200 diagnostic and treatment facilities throughout the region providing a full-spectrum of medical services, including community-based ambulatory surgical and endoscopy centers, cancer care, pain management centers, advanced imaging centers, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitative services.

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