Sheldon Haudenschild dominates for Arctic Cat All Star win at Wayne County Speedway

ORRVILLE, OH – April 22, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – With his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series weekend commitments in Arkansas and Missouri washed away by Mother Nature, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild decided to make the long trek home. The decision proved to be worth $5,000.

Sheldon Haudenschild dominated Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Saturday evening at Wayne County Speedway, charging forward from sixth on the main event grid to win the non-stop, 30-lap A-main by a margin equaling six seconds. The current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year point leader took command for the first time on lap 12, driving under his father, Jac Haudenschild, between the first and second corner. It was the 16th Arctic Cat All Star victory of Haudenschild’s career and his fifth at Wayne County Speedway.

Sheldon Haudenschild in Wayne County Speedway victory lane
Vince Vellella Photo Credit

“This car was a dream all night long,” Sheldon Haudenschild explained in victory lane. “My guys did one heck of a job which made my job a lot easier, too. The track tonight was great as always. It’s pretty cool to come back here and have an opportunity to race close to home.”

The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild, aboard the Jamie Miller-owned No. 6M, led the Arctic Cat All Star field to green on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway, quickly overtaken by Caleb Armstrong as the front-runners approached the flagstand for the first time. The New Castle, Indiana, native maintained on top until lap three when Jac Haudenschild reclaimed the point position. Haudenschild and Armstrong, soon flanked by Chad Kemenah, raced at the front of the field in that order until lap nine when Sheldon Haudenschild made his first appearance inside the top-three.

Haudenschild, aboard the Haudenschild Racing/Southern Pacific Farms/Finzer Farms/No. 93, drove by Chad Kemenah to claim third on lap nine, eventually taking the second position from Caleb Armstrong on lap ten. By that time, traffic had already started to intensify, allowing young Haudenschild to catch his father by utilizing slower cars, as well as the very topside of the speedway. The father/son duo battled through lap 11, only to swap positions on lap 12, with the winning move occurring near the exit of turn two. Sheldon Haudenschild was unchallenged the remaining distance, instantly increasing his advantage to a near-full straightaway by lap 15. When the final checkers flew, Haudenschild had a six second advantage, chased to the finish by Chad Kemenah, Jac Haudenschild, Caleb Armstrong, and Travis Philo.

“The cushion in one and two was really good, but my car was so good that I didn’t have to go up there and touch it much,” Haudenschild explained. “I got around my dad early, but you can never be too sure about him. He never gives up, so you almost have to expect that he’ll be coming back at some point. I wish him and I could have finished 1-2, but it is what it is. We are happy to get the win.”

With his runner-up finish, Chad Kemenah remains in control of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase. The five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion now has seven top-ten feature finishes in eight Arctic Cat All Star starts.

“We have a really good race team right now. The car was really good all night long. Hats off to Sheldon [Haudenschild] and his guys. They were really good,” Kemenah explained. “Consistency is really important. We’re just going to keep doing what we’ve been doing and the wins and championships will show up.”

With their three-race swing through The Buckeye State complete, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will switch gears and turn east, this time crossing The Keystone State for a trio of programs in Central Pennsylvania. Dubbed the Pennsylvania Posse, Central Pennsylvania’s finest will challenge the near-20 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions teams on three consecutive occasions stretching from Friday, April 28, to Sunday, April 30.

The Arctic Cat All Stars will visit Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway, respectively, during the upcoming weekend, each awarding a $5,000 top prize, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship. “America’s Series” nearly swept competition in Central Pennsylvania during its spring swing of 2016, earning victories at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on April 17 and April 23.

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the Central Pennsylvania triple-header should visit Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway live on the Web. More news will be published in the coming days via www.allstarsprint.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway – Saturday, April 22, 2017:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 44 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer – 14.400 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Caleb Helms – 14.125 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Chad Kemenah
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brad Haudenschild
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Ryan Boughton
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Caleb Armstrong
JE Pistons Dash #1: Jac Haudenschild
JE Pistons Dash #2: Caleb Helms
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Lee Jacobs
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Christopher Bell (+8)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Travis Philo
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Dean Jacobs (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.17-Caleb Helms, 14.175; 2.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.225; 3.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.294; 4.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.312; 5.59-Ryan Smith, 14.320; 6.49x-Tim Shaffer, 14.352; 7.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 14.382; 8.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.411; 9.22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.413; 10.1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.415; 11.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.424; 12.22C-Cole Duncan, 14.426; 13.35-Tyler Esh, 14.453; 14.8-Dean Jacobs, 14.481; 15.38K-Brad Haudenschild, 14.579; 16.33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.579; 17.22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.580; 18.8M-TJ Michael, 14.585; 19.11N-Christopher Bell, 14.603; 20.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.605; 21.5T-Travis Philo, 14.727; 22.5-Jordan Harble, 14.729; 23.95-Hunter Mackison, 14.740; 24.4-Danny Smith, 14.744; 25.7K-Cale Conley, 14.896; 26.9M-Jordan Ryan, 14.900; 27.16-Danny Mumaw, 14.942; 28.51-John Garvin, 14.949; 29.23-Nick Patterson, 14.968; 30.45-Trevor Baker, 15.040; 31.13-Brandon Matus, 15.148; 32.9-Ryan Linder, 15.332; 33.D12-Jason Dolick, 15.467; 34.33D-Tyler Dunn, 15.490; 35.9C-Roger Campbell, 15.530; 36.OO-Dane Lorenc, 15.720; 37.4B-Steve Butler, 15.955; 38.33-Brent Matus, 16.022; 39.11-Shawn Hubler, 16.142; 40.49H-Bradley Howard, 16.253; 41.19-Mitch Harble, 16.441; 42.7DK-Dylan Kingan, 16.698; 43.7-Troy Kingan, 16.759; 44.97J-Andy Fike, 17.263;

Heat 1, Group A –  (8 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 2. 59-Ryan Smith[2] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler[5] ; 5. 17-Caleb Helms[4] ; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh[7] ; 7. 5-Jordan Harble[8] ; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell[10] ; 9. 35-Tyler Esh[6] ; 10. 13-Brandon Matus[9] ; 11. 19-Mitch Harble[11]

Heat 2, Group B –  (8 Laps)
1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 3. 11N-Christopher Bell[5] ; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[4] ; 5. 7K-Cale Conley[7] ; 6. 51-John Garvin[8] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[10] ; 8. 97J-Andy Fike[11] ; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison[2] ; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison[6] ; 11. 9-Ryan Linder[9]

Heat 3, Group C –  (8 Laps)
1. 22B-Ryan Broughton[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan[3] ; 4. 8-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 5. 16-Danny Mumaw[6] ; 6. 23-Nick Patterson[7] ; 7. 45-Trevor Baker[8] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 9. 4B-Steve Butler[9] ; 10. 7-Troy Kingan[11] ; 11. 7DK-Dylan Kingan[10]

Heat 4, Group D –  (8 Laps)
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 7. D12-Jason Dolick[7] ; 8. 33D-Tyler Dunn[8] ; 9. 11-Shawn Hubler[10] ; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard[11] ; 11. OO-Dane Lorenc[9]

Dash 1 –  (4 Laps)
1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 3. 22B-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 5. 59-Ryan Smith[5]

Dash 2 –  (4 Laps)
1. 17-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[3] ; 5. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[5]

C-Main 1 –  (10 Laps)
1. 11-Shawn Hubler[7] ; 2. 9C-Roger Campbell[1] ; 3. 4B-Steve Butler[3] ; 4. 33-Brent Matus[2] ; 5. OO-Dane Lorenc[4] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 7. 7-Troy Kingan[6] ; 8. 97J-Andy Fike[9] ; 9. 19-Mitch Harble[10] ; 10. 7DK-Dylan Kingan[5]

B-Main 1 –  (12 Laps)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh[4] ; 3. 35-Tyler Esh[3] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 5. 45-Trevor Baker[10] ; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison[7] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[11] ; 8. 51-John Garvin[8] ; 9. D12-Jason Dolick[13] ; 10. 9-Ryan Linder[12] ; 11. 11-Shawn Hubler[15] ; 12. 9C-Roger Campbell[16] ; 13. 23-Nick Patterson[9] ; 14. 5-Jordan Harble[6] ; 15. 1080-Jordan Mackison[1] ; 16. 33D-Tyler Dunn[14]

A-Main 1 –  (30 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[6] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 6. 11N-Christopher Bell[14] ; 7. 17-Caleb Helms[2] ; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[8] ; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler[15] ; 10. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[10] ; 11. 59-Ryan Smith[9] ; 12. 49x-Tim Shaffer[11] ; 13. 22B-Ryan Broughton[5] ; 14. 16-Danny Mumaw[20] ; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker[12] ; 16. 8-Dean Jacobs[16] ; 17. 9M-Jordan Ryan[19] ; 18. 4-Danny Smith[17] ; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs[21] ; 20. 7K-Cale Conley[18] ; 21. 8M-TJ Michael[24] ; 22. 33M-Max Stambaugh[22] ; 23. 35-Tyler Esh[23] ; 24. 95-Hunter Mackison[26] ; 25. 49H-Bradley Howard[25] ; 26. 22C-Cole Duncan[13] Lap Leaders: Caleb Armstrong [1-2]; Jac Haudenschild [3-11]; Sheldon Haudenschild [12-30]

2017 Arctic Cat All Star Point Standings (4/22/2017):

  1. Chad Kemenah: 1114
  2. Caleb Armstrong: 1030
  3. Caleb Helms: 972
  4. Ryan Smith: 910
  5. Tim Shaffer: 842
  6. Max Stambaugh: 834
  7. T.J. Michael: 834
  8. Brandon Matus: 776
  9. Cole Duncan: 762
  10. Brent Matus: 744

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing.  Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first ‘outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years.  Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

Source: All Star Enterprises, LLC

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RACK59 Adds Bandwidth Capabilities to 7725 Connect

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“With the launch of this new PoP, RACK59’s diverse portfolio of clients will be able to meet their bandwidth needs while maintaining the capacity to increase in scale to accommodate future business opportunities.” – Julie Masino, Regional V.P. Level3 Comm

RACK59 Partners, LLC (RACK59), Oklahoma City’s premier data center, today announced that international telecommunications provider Level 3 Communications, Inc. has established a new Point of Presence (PoP) in the company’s data center located at 7725 W Reno, Oklahoma City, OK 73127.

With this recent addition to RACK59’s 7725 Connect, customers in the data center now have access to Level 3’s international fiber network and high-speed Internet protocol services. Additionally, the collaboration provides new resources to handle the growing bandwidth needs of both established companies and the emerging start-ups that comprise RACK59’s customer base.

“I am very excited to light RACK59 with Level 3’s global fiber presence, said Samual Curtis, P.E., Managing Member of RACK59 Partners, LLC. The spirit of RACK59 has always been to promote a carrier friendly Internet Exchange Point while cultivating a free peering environment for all fiber carriers interconnected at RACK59. The new connection with Level 3 allows RACK59 colocation customers a direct connection to prime content and affordable Internet access. RACK59 is now the only data center in Oklahoma with a true direct fiber connection with Level 3 and we are excited for the future. This is a major milestone for commerce in Oklahoma and will enable Oklahoma businesses to effectively compete with the world.”

Level 3 provides communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers, serving more than 500 markets in over 60 countries. The new PoP within RACK59’s 7725 Connect is part of RACK59’s broader strategy to provide Tier 1 network connectivity coupled with superior data center services for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

“RACK59 is in a unique position to meet the needs of its customers,” said Julie Masino, regional vice president, Level 3 Communications. “With the launch of this new PoP, RACK59’s diverse portfolio of clients will be able to meet their bandwidth needs while maintaining the capacity to increase in scale to accommodate future business opportunities.”

RACK59’s carrier dense and carrier neutral data center contains 15,000 square feet of available space and possesses the features that today’s enterprise customers have come to expect, including a high-density server environment with fully redundant power architecture. The SSAE16 Certified facility is outfitted with a multi-stage security system, including HID card readers, biometrics, and 24/7/365 monitoring. All power equipment is built with 2N redundancy in case of component failure and the building draws power from two independent power grids, backed by two diesel generators with 10,000 gallons (1 full week) of reserve fuel.

About RACK59 Partners, LLC
RACK59 is a colocation data center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma that provides secure, competitively priced data center solutions for medium to enterprise businesses. All customers, whether they use one rack or an entire private data center, benefit from RACK59’s premier facility, power, connectivity and unmatched service. We maintain this high standard through our unsurpassed, hardened facility and customer focused business model.

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Philips introduces new teleICU enterprise software at ATA 2017, delivering seamless population health management technology to health systems

AMSTERDAM and ORLANDO, Fla., April 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the debut of its eCareManager 4.1 enterprise telehealth software at the American Telemedicine Association’s Annual Telemedicine Meeting & Trade Show (ATA 2017) in Orlando, Fla. This latest advanced telehealth technology builds on Philips’ proven success in delivering population health management solutions to help combat shortages of critical care teams by providing actionable insights to help improve outcomes in the most complex patient cases. Additionally, the streamlined workflows of eCareManager 4.1 allow intensivists to provide more efficient care across a larger patient population, allowing for greater scale and potentially reducing operating costs.  

Improving clinical decision support in the eICU

Built to be source-agnostic, Philips eCareManager, a Class II FDA 510(k) medical device, will provide seamless clinical integration between the teleICU and bedside care teams to help promote proactive care and coordination, allowing quicker intervention for high risk patients. In a critical care environment where every second counts, the platform’s clinical decision support algorithms and CensusMosaic, an enhanced organ-based visual layout and information display, are designed to save valuable time with a streamlined, single-screen view and upgraded entry process for improved data integrity.

„TeleICU technology is a powerful asset in providing proactive care by making quick catches around subtle changes in patient care and showing which patients need immediate attention,” said Dana Gilbert, Chief Strategy and Population Health Officer, Presence Health. „Since implementing Philips’ eCareManager 4.1 as part of the beta testing process under IRB governance, we have been able to improve workflow efficiency for our clinicians and increase the number of patients that our team can oversee at a time while maintaining improved patient outcomes and thereby giving Presence Health one more way to provide quality, compassionate care.”

„Now more than ever health systems need to seamlessly integrate and utilize tools that will help their organization optimize resources and take care of as much of the patient population as possible,” said Manu Varma, Business Leader, Philips Wellcentive and Hospital to Home. „As we continue to face physician shortages, allowing health systems to scale their services while providing quality outcomes is critical in the shift to value-based care. This technology eases the burden on physicians by allowing them to see more patients and making the critical care delivery process more efficient, opening up more beds and improving readmission rates.”

The introduction of eCareManager 4.1 at ATA follows Philips’ announcement earlier in the month spotlighting Emory Healthcare’s successful implementation of Philips’ eICU platform to reduce hospital stays and readmissions, resulting in an estimated savings of $4.6 million during a 15 month comparison period.1 This news also demonstrates how Philips’ population health management solutions are simultaneously helping health systems provide quality care to more patients while improving care outcomes.

Driving industry discussion demonstrating the power of population health

Philips’ population health management solutions, including dozens of eICU programs currently serving patients across the USA, are designed to leverage a proactive and seamless model to clinically transform the delivery of care to address growing clinician shortages, while improving patient outcomes. Philips’ eICU program supports the highest ratios of provider to patient population management for teleICUs and helps intensivists to monitor larger populations, increasing productivity while decreasing operational costs.2

Demonstrating its commitment to helping health systems transition to value-based care, Philips will spotlight its full suite of population health management solutions, including its enterprise telehealth, home monitoring and analytics solutions, at its booth at ATA (#913). Additionally, two Philips customers will discuss their successful applications of Philips’ telehealth programs: Presence Health on its teleICU implementation and Specialized On-Site Care Management, Inc. around its ambulatory program.

As part of the conference agenda, Philips executives and customers will also lead discussions on critical industry challenges including:

  • „Building Utilization” Panel Discussion – Dr. Tom Edmondson, Physician Director of Ambulatory Solutions for Philips Hospital to Home, will participate in a panel session to discuss building demand for telehealth and engaging consumers. The session will be held on Monday, April 24, 10:15 a.m.11:15 a.m. in the Experience Zone Theatre (Booth 1241).
  • „Executive Leaders Forum: Telehealth and the Connected Care Continuum” Panel DiscussionJohn Ryan, Senior Director of Global Marketing for Philips Hospital to Home, will join other industry leaders in a discussion around the potential for data analytics to advance the quality of care and the impact for patients. The session will be held on Monday, April 24, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Experience Zone Theatre (Booth 1241).
  • „Financial Flow Analysis through the Cost Acuity Pyramid Uncovers Opportunities for Cost Savings by Telehealth” Case Study Presentation PanelAlison Orenstein, Product Manager at Philips Home Monitoring, will be joined by Stephen Agboola, MD, MPH, Associate Director of Research & Analytics, Connected Health Innovation at Partners HealthCare, and Mariana Simons-Nikolova, PhD, Philips Research, to discuss the results of a study assessing the use of predictive analytics in managing patient populations. The session will be held Monday, April 24, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in W331A.

For more information on the Philips presence at ATA 2017, including the full suite of Philips enterprise telehealth programs, visit www.philips.com/ata17 and follow the #ATA2017 conversation @PhilipsHealth and @PhilipsLiveFrom. 

For further information, please contact:

Kathy O’Reilly
Philips Group Press Office
Tel: +1 978 221 8919
Kathy.oreilly@philips.com 
Twitter: @kathyoreilly

Kimberley Davidson
Philips Communications, Population Health Management
Tel: +31 627 863 118
E-mail: Kimberley.davidson@philips.com 
Twitter: @wanderingkim

About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips’ health technology portfolio generated 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 71,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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2 Robert A. Berenson, Joy M. Grossman and Elizabeth A. November, Does Telemonitoring Of Patients—The eICU—Improve Intensive Care? Health Aff September/October 2009vol. 28 no. 5 w937-w947

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Philips introduces new teleICU enterprise software at ATA 2017, delivering seamless population health management technology to health systems

- New eCareManager 4.1 software helps enhance clinical decision-support through CensusMosaic patient visualization and improved data integration- Philips executives, partners and thought leaders drive industry discussions at annual telehealth conference

AMSTERDAM and ORLANDO, Fla., April 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the debut of its eCareManager 4.1 enterprise telehealth software at the American Telemedicine Association's Annual Telemedicine Meeting & Trade Show (ATA 2017) in Orlando, Fla. This latest advanced telehealth technology builds on Philips' proven success in delivering population health management solutions to help combat shortages of critical care teams by providing actionable insights to help improve outcomes in the most complex patient cases. Additionally, the streamlined workflows of eCareManager 4.1 allow intensivists to provide more efficient care across a larger patient population, allowing for greater scale and potentially reducing operating costs.  

Improving clinical decision support in the eICU

Built to be source-agnostic, Philips eCareManager, a Class II FDA 510(k) medical device, will provide seamless clinical integration between the teleICU and bedside care teams to help promote proactive care and coordination, allowing quicker intervention for high risk patients. In a critical care environment where every second counts, the platform's clinical decision support algorithms and CensusMosaic, an enhanced organ-based visual layout and information display, are designed to save valuable time with a streamlined, single-screen view and upgraded entry process for improved data integrity.

"TeleICU technology is a powerful asset in providing proactive care by making quick catches around subtle changes in patient care and showing which patients need immediate attention," said Dana Gilbert, Chief Strategy and Population Health Officer, Presence Health. "Since implementing Philips' eCareManager 4.1 as part of the beta testing process under IRB governance, we have been able to improve workflow efficiency for our clinicians and increase the number of patients that our team can oversee at a time while maintaining improved patient outcomes and thereby giving Presence Health one more way to provide quality, compassionate care."

"Now more than ever health systems need to seamlessly integrate and utilize tools that will help their organization optimize resources and take care of as much of the patient population as possible," said Manu Varma, Business Leader, Philips Wellcentive and Hospital to Home. "As we continue to face physician shortages, allowing health systems to scale their services while providing quality outcomes is critical in the shift to value-based care. This technology eases the burden on physicians by allowing them to see more patients and making the critical care delivery process more efficient, opening up more beds and improving readmission rates."

The introduction of eCareManager 4.1 at ATA follows Philips' announcement earlier in the month spotlighting Emory Healthcare's successful implementation of Philips' eICU platform to reduce hospital stays and readmissions, resulting in an estimated savings of $4.6 million during a 15 month comparison period.1 This news also demonstrates how Philips' population health management solutions are simultaneously helping health systems provide quality care to more patients while improving care outcomes.

Driving industry discussion demonstrating the power of population health

Philips' population health management solutions, including dozens of eICU programs currently serving patients across the USA, are designed to leverage a proactive and seamless model to clinically transform the delivery of care to address growing clinician shortages, while improving patient outcomes. Philips' eICU program supports the highest ratios of provider to patient population management for teleICUs and helps intensivists to monitor larger populations, increasing productivity while decreasing operational costs.2

Demonstrating its commitment to helping health systems transition to value-based care, Philips will spotlight its full suite of population health management solutions, including its enterprise telehealth, home monitoring and analytics solutions, at its booth at ATA (#913). Additionally, two Philips customers will discuss their successful applications of Philips' telehealth programs: Presence Health on its teleICU implementation and Specialized On-Site Care Management, Inc. around its ambulatory program.

As part of the conference agenda, Philips executives and customers will also lead discussions on critical industry challenges including:

  • "Building Utilization" Panel Discussion – Dr. Tom Edmondson, Physician Director of Ambulatory Solutions for Philips Hospital to Home, will participate in a panel session to discuss building demand for telehealth and engaging consumers. The session will be held on Monday, April 24, 10:15 a.m.11:15 a.m. in the Experience Zone Theatre (Booth 1241).
  • "Executive Leaders Forum: Telehealth and the Connected Care Continuum" Panel DiscussionJohn Ryan, Senior Director of Global Marketing for Philips Hospital to Home, will join other industry leaders in a discussion around the potential for data analytics to advance the quality of care and the impact for patients. The session will be held on Monday, April 24, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Experience Zone Theatre (Booth 1241).
  • "Financial Flow Analysis through the Cost Acuity Pyramid Uncovers Opportunities for Cost Savings by Telehealth" Case Study Presentation PanelAlison Orenstein, Product Manager at Philips Home Monitoring, will be joined by Stephen Agboola, MD, MPH, Associate Director of Research & Analytics, Connected Health Innovation at Partners HealthCare, and Mariana Simons-Nikolova, PhD, Philips Research, to discuss the results of a study assessing the use of predictive analytics in managing patient populations. The session will be held Monday, April 24, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in W331A.

For more information on the Philips presence at ATA 2017, including the full suite of Philips enterprise telehealth programs, visit www.philips.com/ata17 and follow the #ATA2017 conversation @PhilipsHealth and @PhilipsLiveFrom. 

For further information, please contact:

Kathy O'Reilly
Philips Group Press Office
Tel: +1 978 221 8919
Kathy.oreilly@philips.com 
Twitter: @kathyoreilly

Kimberley Davidson
Philips Communications, Population Health Management
Tel: +31 627 863 118
E-mail: Kimberley.davidson@philips.com 
Twitter: @wanderingkim

About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 71,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

 

1 Evaluation of Hospital-Setting HCIA Awards, Second Annual Report, March 2016

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Mallard Creek Polymers Announces Participation in TAPPI and PaperCon 2017, April 23-26 in Minneapolis, MN

Mallard Creek Polymers New Website

Mallard Creek Polymers New Website

PaperCon 2017 provides MCP with the opportunity to describe the many ways the company is involved in the paper industry.

Mallard Creek Polymers (MCP) has continued to increase its participation in the Paper and Nonwovens Industries. PaperCon 2017 (information can be found at http://www.papercon.org) provides MCP with the opportunity to describe the many ways the company is involved in the paper industry.

The company is the leading provider of styrene-butadiene latex for barrier coatings, namely low MVTR and excellent Cobb resistance with Tykote®1004, Tykote®1005, and Tykote®1019. MCP has continued to advance the product portfolio for oil and grease resistant barrier coatings. New acrylic polymer emulsions like Tykote®6160 have been launched to provide improvements on styrene acrylic emulsion polymers.

MCP offers a set of products for traditional paper coating applications. Rovene®4119 is a workhorse styrene-butadiene latex with high binding strength and improved hiding. Styrene acrylic emulsions balance cost and performance for barrier and conventional coatings. The company can provide vinyl acetate based products for paperboard packaging. Vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymers and vinyl acrylics provide enhanced brightness, opacity, and glueability relative to other types of emulsion polymers.

Mallard Creek Polymers is sponsoring the Runnability 5K Fun Run/1.5 Mile Walk that provides scholarships for deserving students in pulp and paper science and technology programs. This marks the eighth year that the company has sponsored this great cause. MCP encourages all attendees to enjoy this special event. For more information on the run, go to http://www.papercon.org/attendevents/runnability-fun-run/.

Other products for the paper, packaging, printing, and nonwovens industries can be found at the website, http://www.MCPolymers.com. The company dedicates much of its Research and Development resources to the development of customized products/solutions for use by a single user. The products are often only available for single customer, while others can be developed for any end use, application, or customer. If interested, potential clients can reach out to MCP through the website, http://www.MCPolymers.com or contact a sales/marketing professional at 1-877-240-0171. Additionally representatives are available at the conference. By calling the number shown or filling out an enquiry at the website, experts can be contacted to set up a meeting.

About Mallard Creek Polymers, Inc (MCP):
MCP is dedicated to meeting customer needs with a growing line of synthetic emulsion polymers and unparalleled customer focus. MCP offers a diverse line of water-based emulsions including styrene butadiene, acrylic, styrene acrylic, and other specialty latex products to both domestic and international customers from the MCP facility in Charlotte, North Carolina and from its network of collaborative manufacturing partners. MCP is a privately held specialty chemical company dedicated to innovation, quality, service, and sustainability with products for the adhesives, nonwovens, paint & coatings, graphic arts, printing & packaging, textiles, carpet, sealants, construction, oil services, and paper. For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.MCPolymers.com or by calling 1-877-240-0171.

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Nicol Development Teams Up with Shatterbox

„Working with their team to collaborate on this project with another entrepreneurial company was a pleasure”, said Shatterbox CEO Russ Hensley

Russ Hensley, CEO of Shatterbox announced that the American Advertising Federation awarded Shatterbox a Silver Addy in the Elements of Advertising Category.

Nicol Development Company, established in 2005, works in retail subdividing and developing in Lexington, KY. „Working with their team to collaborate on this project with another entrepreneurial company was a pleasure”, said Shatterbox CEO Russ Hensley.

The work was also forwarded on to the region to be considered for National competition.

Shatterbox is a multidisciplinary design firm specializing in creative brand strategy, identity development, and award-winning interactive and print design. Shatterbox has been designing websites since 1995 and branding start-ups since 1998. Shatterbox won more than 120 gold Addy Awards from American Advertising Federation, including 3 Best of Shows, and 4 Judge’s Choice Awards as well national and regional awards. Shatterbox is a winner of the HOW International Design Award for 2013. The studio is also recognized in GDUSA and Logo Lounge for their branding and logo design efforts. Shatterbox was also featured in the 2013 and 2014 PRINT Magazine’s Regional Design Annual as one of the premier design studios in the United States.

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Worklogic HR Announces New Senior Human Resource Manager

Lori D. Marruffo, PHR, SHRM-CP

I am excited to join this highly reputable company where VOS clients will still get the great services they have come to expect along with additional services. In addition, I get to work with such a talented team.

Worklogic HR announced today they have acquired Virtual Outsourcing Solutions, Inc. (VOS) a human resource outsourcing and consulting services company based in Temecula, CA. Lori D. Marruffo, PHR, SHRM-CP, the owner and CEO of VOS, has joined Worklogic HR, as a Senior Human Resource Manager further expanding Worklogic HR’s human resource outsourcing (HRO) division. Lori comes with over 20 years of human resource experience working with businesses of varying industries and sizes.

Lori Marruffo will remain working with her current clientele while also servicing Worklogic HR’s clientele who are located within the Southern California regions of Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties. Lori comments, “I am excited to start this new venture with Worklogic HR. It provides VOS clients access to an abundance of HR deliverables Worklogic HR has to offer such as: payroll, HRIS technology, benefits, insurance, safety, and claim management along with weekly webinars, supervisory training, or live, customizable training, and development programs. I am excited to join this highly reputable company where VOS clients will still get the great services they have come to expect along with additional services. In addition, I get to work with such a talented team.”

Jeffrey Thorn, President of Worklogic HR said “Lori’s outstanding reputation within the human resources and business community along with the continued growth of Worklogic HR, we see this as a win-win relationship for VOS, Worklogic HR and our clients. I’m confident that Lori will play a key role in continuing to provide and implement quality human resource services for our clients solidifying our goal of being the leading provider of human resources services.”

To learn more about Worklogic HR go to their website at: http://www.worklogichr.com.

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French Study Latest to Confirm Potential Benefits of Curcumin for Mesothelioma, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

Spice Compound Shrinks Mesothelioma Tumors

Curcumin in Mesothelioma Treatment

The treatment of tumor-bearing rats with 1.5 mg/kg curcumin…dramatically reduced the mean total tumor mass.

A new study conducted in Nantes, France on the plant polyphenol curcumin is the latest in a growing group of studies showing that the compound is damaging to malignant mesothelioma cells. Surviving Mesothelioma has the full story. Click here to read it now.

Researchers at the University of Nantes and several other French institutions administered curcumin to rat mesothelioma cells in the lab and then to live rats with the rare sarcomatoid subtype of malignant mesothelioma.

“The treatment of tumor-bearing rats with 1.5 mg/kg curcumin on days 7, 9, 11 and 14 after tumor challenge dramatically reduced the mean total tumor mass at day 16,” writes researcher Daniel L. Pouliquen in the journal Oncotarget.

The curcumin, which was administered directly into the peritoneal cavity where peritoneal mesothelioma grows, also activated cancer-fighting T lymphocytes which helped to destroy residual mesothelioma tumors.

“The news about curcumin just keeps getting better and we are excited to make our readers aware of this new development,” says Alex Strauss, Managing Editor of Surviving Mesothelioma. “Coupled with other recent studies, it suggests that curcumin may have a role to play in future mesothelioma treatment.”

To read the details of the new French study of curcumin as well as other recent studies on the compound, see New Prospects for Treating Malignant Mesothelioma with Curcumin, now available on the Surviving Mesothelioma website.

Source: Pouliquen, DL, et al, “Evaluation of intracavitary administration of curcumin for the treatment of sarcomatoid mesothelioma”, February 25, 2017, Oncotarget, Epub ahead of print, http://www.impactjournals.com/oncotarget/index.php?journal=oncotarget&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=15744

For more than a decade, Surviving Mesothelioma has brought readers the most important and ground-breaking news on the causes, diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma. All Surviving Mesothelioma news is gathered and reported directly from the peer-reviewed medical literature. Written for patients and their loved ones, Surviving Mesothelioma news helps families make more informed decisions.

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EzPaycheck 2017 Payroll Software Developers Have Added Features For More Versatility

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Simple and affordable ezPaycheck payroll software for small business

ezPaycheck software developers believe in listening to customers’ feedback, as in the long run it will create a more easy-to-use application.

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ezPaycheck 2017 payroll software has been updated with features to make the application even more versatile for customers. Even better, the latest update offers more features at the same low price. Customers utilizing Halfpricesoft.com products are amazed that the cost is not higher with all of the updates.

“ezPaycheck software developers believe in listening to customers’ feedback, as in the long run it will create a more easy-to-use application,” said Dr. Ge, the founder of Halfpricesoft.com.

Business owners get a less expensive solution to processing payroll and calculating local taxes with ezPaycheck payroll software. Visit http://www.halfpricesoft.com/index.asp and download ezPaycheck for up to 30 days with no cost or obligation. The download includes the full version of the paycheck software along with a sample database. The sample database allows new customers to try all of ezPaycheck’s exciting features, including the intuitive graphical interface, without wasting time entering data.

A few unique features in ezPaycheck payroll software are:

  • Offers free customer support for software with forum, email, live chat, remote access.
  • No extra charge for updates for the software within the purchased calendar year subscription.
  • Supports payment of hourly, salary, night shift, by piece, by load, or by mileage rates for employees.
  • Supports daily, weekly, biweekly, semimonthly and monthly payroll periods. Features report functions, print functions, and pay stub functions.
  • Prints miscellaneous checks as well as payroll calculation checks.
  • Prints payroll checks on blank computer checks or preprinted checks.
  • Automatically calculates federal withholding tax, social security, medicare tax and employer unemployment taxes.
  • Includes built-in tax tables for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Creates and maintains payrolls for multiple companies, and does it simultaneously.
  • Prints Tax Forms 940, 941, W-2 and W-3.
  • Supports multiple accounts at no additional charge.
  • Supports network access.

Priced at $89 per computer, per calendar year, ezPaycheck payroll software is affordable for any size business. To start the no obligation 30-day test drive today, please visit http://www.halfpricesoft.com/index.asp

About Halfpricesoft.com
Founded in 2003, Halfpricesoft.com has established itself as a leader in meeting and exceeding the software requirements of small businesses around the world. Offering payroll software, accounting software, employee attendance tracking software, check writing/printing software, W2 software, 1099 software and ezACH deposit software. It continues to grow in the philosophy that small business owners deserve affordable, user friendly, and totally risk-free software.

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Global Market Outlook of High-Purity Vanadium Pentoxide Forecasted from 2017-2022

Global Market Outlook of High-Purity Vanadium Pentoxide Forecasted from 2017-2022

The research concludes with manufacturing cost analysis of high-purity vanadium pentoxide detailing its key raw material, key suppliers of raw materials.

Albany, NY, April 23, 2017 –(PR.com)– High-purity Vanadium Pentoxide market seems to be gaining a momentum on the global scale due to many factors. It is used as a catalyst in the industrial process as well as its utility as a reducing agent to set hydrogen free from water; this factor acts as the main driving force for the market growth at the global scale. To highlight the use and growing trend of the market, a report titled “Global High-purity Vanadium Pentoxide Market Research Report 2017” has been added by Market Research Hub (MRH) to its vast report archive. It focuses on the market growth rate and revenue of high-purity vanadium pentoxide forecasted for 2017-2022 covering prime regions such as China, North America, Europe and Russia.

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Vanadium pentoxide is the inorganic compound with high oxidation state. It is a widely used compound seen from the industrial perspective. V2O5 is the highest purity vanadium pentoxide that is used as a catalyst and in other applications that require high purity. It is produced under an ISO certified quality management system. Some of the primary applications of the high-purity vanadium pentoxide are as follows:

– Vanadium redox flow battery: Used as an electrolyte for VRFB batteries that amount as the second largest market for vanadium.
– Catalyst: High-purity or technical-grade vanadium pentoxide is used as a catalyst in various industrial processes.
– Metallurgy industry: It is used in metallurgy processes.

The report starts with the overview of high-purity vanadium pentoxide and its global production market share by type for 2016. High-purity Vanadium Pentoxide type is measured by its purity which is defined as:

Purity<99.6%3
6%Purity<99.9%4
9%5

The research study further segments the market by high-purity vanadium pentoxide application such as metallurgy, vanadium cell, catalyst and others. The manufacturers are compared for capacity, production, revenue, average price and market share for the year 2015 and 2016. The top players from this market include:

EVRAZ
VanadiumCorp
HBIS Group
Ironstone Resources
Suzhou Donghua Fangui
GfE
Hunan Hanrui
Liaoyang Hengye
Huifeng Energy

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The research concludes with manufacturing cost analysis of high-purity vanadium pentoxide detailing its key raw material, key suppliers of raw materials. Lastly, marketing strategy analysis is completed with marketing channel, market positioning and distributors/traders list. Market effect factors are also analyzed and sorted for highlighting the future constraints.

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