Healthwise and Orbita will Showcase Amazon Echo-powered Healthcare Knowledge Assistant at HIMSS 2017, Orlando, February 19-23, Booth #1523

Voice-powered healthcare knowledge assistant

Healthwise and Orbita Showcase Amazon Echo-powered Healthcare Knowledge Assistant at HIMSS 2017

Orbita Voice’s use of our new Content as a Service offering shows the innovative potential in untethering health education from traditional constraints.

Orbita, Inc., a leading provider of innovative software solutions for connected home healthcare, will join forces with Healthwise® at HIMSS 2017 to showcase a breakthrough in remote patient engagement and education. Healthwise, the industry leader in evidence-based health education, technology and services, will demonstrate a voice-powered knowedge assistant based on Orbita Voice™ technology and built using Healthwise Content as a Service, which gives organizations the flexibility they need to use health content wherever they need to make the biggest impact. Visitors can see the solution at HIMSS Booth #1523.

Orbita Voice is a first-of-its-kind voice experience manager that builds on voice assistant platforms like Amazon Alexa to enable intuitive, patient-centric home care experiences that improve patient engagement and education, thereby contributing to better outcomes and reduced costs of care.

By integrating Healthwise Content as a Service into Orbita Voice, organizations can take patient education to a new level. Voice assistants provide a more natural and intuitive way for patients to access information, helping them be more engaged and informed participants in their own health and wellness. With the Orbita / Healthwise integration, a patient or family member can ask health-related questions and hear Healthwise content delivered through the Orbita-powered voice assistant.

“Orbita Voice’s use of our new Content as a Service offering shows the innovative potential in untethering health education from traditional constraints,” said Jason Burum, chief client officer at Healthwise. “Now organizations can easily integrate content how and where they like, bringing a whole new level of interaction to consumer health engagement.”

“Patient education will be greatly enhanced as voice assistants are more widely embraced,” said Bill Rogers, Orbita CEO. “Together, Orbita and Healthwise are bringing healthcare providers an incredibly rich suite of educational content and voice-powered user experiences that truly engage, inform, and empower patients.”

About Orbita
Orbita is an innovator of connected home healthcare solutions that dramatically increase patient engagement, optimize care coordination, improve outcomes, and reduce costs. Healthcare organizations, device manufacturers and service providers use Orbita’s cloud platform and care journey management solutions to create, deploy and manage secure, connected healthcare applications that combine data from wearables and other connected devices into collaborative care experiences. Orbita’s voice solutions enable quick, easy development and management of intelligent voice assistants based on Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and other voice platforms. http://www.orbitahealth.com

About Healthwise
Healthwise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. People have turned to Healthwise information nearly than 2 billion times to learn how to do more for themselves, ask for the care they need, and say “no” to the care they don’t need. Healthwise partners with hospitals, electronic medical record (EMR) providers, health plans, care management companies, and health websites to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to the people they serve. http://www.healthwise.org. 1.800.706.9646.

Share article on social media or email:

Industrial IoT Dual Module Cellular VPN Router with Voice for Retail Stores and Branch Offices

Robustel’s new R2000 Ent router with voice provides fast and reliable internet connectivity and enhanced voice capabilities

​​​​​​​​No more poor network quality, high costs for network access, or extra telephone costs in retail stores or branch offices. Robustel‘s R2000 Ent router that will be launched at Mobile World Congress 2017 is an all-in-one solution for telecom operators including:

-Voice functionality that allows telephone calls over the cellular network using a standard landline telephone.

-Reliable internet connectivity with an embedded dual module that supports two SIM cards simultaneously. It supports cellular WAN, Ethernet WAN, Wi-Fi link backup, and ICMP detection.

-Industrial-grade metal housing ensures reliable operation in a wide temperature range. The router is protected against humidity, dust, vibration, and EMC, and it comes with a PD power interface.

Total Solution

The complete solution offers the retail industry a customized cloud application system, uncompromised network connectivity with a router that is suitable for IoT environments, and the smooth integration of various edge devices for distributed sites. Management is facilitated by RobustLink, a private cloud management platform that helps you to configure, monitor and control your devices in real-time and visualizes the state of any device. This is especially important in large-scale applications. It enables quick response to events, supporting high availability.

Service Level Improvement

-Poor network quality in retail stores drives away customers.

-High service levels and reduced network costs at the same time have led to an increased demand for wireless connectivity – and 3G is no longer enough to cover the bandwidth requirements.

-Telephones are seldom used, but telephones lines seem to have too high costs.

Robustel’s all-in-one solution meets all of these challenges and improves service in the retail industry, at branch offices, convenience stores, quick service restaurants, digital signage applications, IP video surveillance, and video advertising.

Strong Partnership

SORACOM is excited to partner with Robustel for this product launch. We believe this is a great fit for IoT use cases where several connectivity options are required. Customers do not have to look for separate devices and terminals as R2000 Ent allows multiple options for cellular connectivity as fall back. Consumer experience is very important for businesses today, and enriching it further with a product that offers more stable delivery of service is a great step ahead,” explained Parag Mittal, SORACOM’s Chief Commercial Officer.

Visit us at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona from February 27 to March 1 and experience a live demonstration of our solutions together with our partner SORACOM at 4YFN in hall M8 at booth 15.

R2000 Ent features:

·      1 Voice/ RS-232/ RS-485 Port (RJ45): Voice functionality allows to make telephone calls over the cellular network using a standard landline telephone

·      4 LAN Ports, 1 WAN Port, 1 USB 2.0 Port

·      Optional 802.11 b/g/n WLAN interface

·      Supports cellular WAN, Ethernet WAN, Wi-Fi link backup, and ICMP detection

·      Embedded dual module supporting two SIM cards online simultaneously

·      Supports RobustLink, a centralized M2M management platform for remote monitoring, configuration and firmware upgrades

·      WAN – Static/PPPoE/DHCP Client; WAN port supporting PD feature, compatible with 802.3at

·      Wi-Fi supporting AP and Client mode

·      VPN tunnel – IPsec/OpenVPN/GRE/L2TP/PPTP/DMVPN

·      Supports DDNS, VRRP, DHCP Server, 802.1Q VLAN Trunk, APP importing

·      Management and upgrades via web user interface/ SMS/ CLI

·      Auto reboot via SMS/ Timing

·      Built-in Watchdog/ Timer

·      Wall or DIN rail mounting possible

About Robustel

Guangzhou Robustel Technologies Co., Ltd. is a leading industrial IoT and M2M hardware and solution provider. Since its establishment in 2010 in Guangzhou, China, Robustel has been providing industrial cellular routers, gateways, modems, cloud platforms, and E2E solutions to customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. The company´s solutions aim at smart grids, oil & gas, the financial sector, security & surveillance, industrial automation, eHealth, and many other industries. Robustel has subsidiaries in Germany, Australia, Japan, and Hong Kong. Customers include leading mobile operators such as AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, Rogers, SingTel, Teliasonera, Vodafone, etc. 

About SORACOM

SORACOM is a global IoT connectivity service provider. The company breaks down the technical barriers to IoT/ M2M and brings the technology to people everywhere around the world. Since its launch in September 2015, SORACOM’s platform has been used by over 5,000 clients spanning the manufacturing through logistics industries and firms of all sizes, from start-ups to SMEs, to blue-chip corporations. With over 250 partners, SORACOM’s clients have access to various products and services from one single, certified marketplace.​

Robustel Press Contact:

Benny Huang
Phone: (+86) 13824485184
Email: huangl@robustel.com

Source: Guangzhou Robustel Ltd

National Danish Performance Team Brings Free Show to Atlanta, GA

Internationally Acclaimed, High-Performance Gymnastics Team Brings World Tour to Pace Academy to Promote Healthier Living

​​​​​The National Danish Performance Team, the internationally renowned performance gymnastics team dedicated to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle among youth, is on their world tour and will perform a free show in Atlanta, GA on Feb. 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Pace Academy, Inman Center Gymnasium at 966 W. Paces Ferry Rd. This is an encore to the Athens, GA show on Feb. 21.

Guests will experience a display of the best in Danish gymnastics including innovative rhythmic gymnastics, dance, creative acrobatics, and high-speed trampoline and tumbling – and will have the opportunity to meet the athletes following the performance. During their tour, the team will also run interactive workshops at several local schools on healthy living.

“Our mission is to move the world and through shows and workshops to inspire others to lead a healthy and active life. Sport is for all, sport is fun and sport is for life.”

Josias Juliussen, Press Officer, NDPT

Sponsored by Dante Stephensen (former owner of Dante’s Down The Hatch), ENERVEX, Inc. and the Scandinavian Festival, this tour is themed ‘IMANI,’ which is a Swahili word meaning ‘trust’ or ‘faith.’ For the 28 highly skilled young athletes who were selected from all over Denmark to travel the world at their own expense, this is a true living example of IMANI’s core value – to believe in something or someone. IMANI ignites this value through the expression of the human body around several key themes including:

·        Self-doubt, hierarchy and heartbreak

·        Falling in love

·        Finding a place to belong in the community

“For these 28 gymnasts, joining the team has been a lifelong dream,” said Gitte Hagensen, DGI event chairperson.

Seven of the gymnasts have just graduated high school, several worked as gymnastic teachers before joining the team, and many are taking a break from their studies in such different fields as law, political science, chiropractic and English.

The U.S. is the seventh leg of the NDPT’s six-month tour around the world. The tour began in September and since then tens of thousands of people have enjoyed the team in Denmark, Germany, Tanzania, Australia, Indonesia, China and Mexico.

“Our mission is to move the world and through shows and workshops to inspire others to lead a healthy and active life,” said NDPT Press Officer Josias Juliussen. “Sport is for all, sport is fun and sport is for life.”

This event does not require a physical ticket for entry but space is limited; please register for IMANI Atlanta and follow the NDPT tour on Instagram and Facebook.

About the NDPT

The NDPT is a non-profit group of 28 Danish men and women Ages 19 to 28 selected by DGI to travel the world and perform high-level gymnastics, tumbling, dance and acrobatics. They are not paid for their travel. They are living out their dream to encourage a healthier, more active lifestyle among young people through creative and highly skilled movement.

Traveling along with the gymnasts for IMANI is a team of five leaders: Ms. Lene Bruun (Team Manager), Nikolaj Refshauge Kristiansen (Choreographer), Ms. Signe Tofting Schaarup (Choreographer), Mr. Josias Juliussen (Press Officer) and Mr. Henning Engberg (Trainer). They will also perform in Athens, GA during this visit.

For more about the NDPT world tour, contact Josias Juliussen or Gitte Hagensen.

Source: DGI – National Danish Performance Team

Changing of the Guard: Top 20 U.S. Security Firm Ackerman Security CEO Jim Callahan to Retire

Rich Perry, considered one of the most successful executives in the Home Security Industry, to become next CEO

Ackerman Security Systems announced today that Jim Callahan is retiring as President and CEO, effective February 28, 2017.  Board Chairman  Richard Perry will become  the new CEO.

Callahan is credited with building Ackerman Security from a small, Atlanta-focused security company to a national industry leader serving clients nationwide. Under his leadership, the company expanded into multiple cities and grew to more than 300 employees, becoming the19th largest security company in the United States.

“It has been my honor to lead this great company alongside our dedicated team of employees. I wish to express my appreciation for the friendships I have here at Ackerman,”

Jim Callahan, CEO

He joined Ackerman in 1997 as vice president of sales, rose to Chief Operating Officer and was appointed CEO and President in 2012. During his tenure, Ackerman Security Systems received numerous awards including:

● Atlanta’s Best Places to Work, Atlanta Business Chronicle
● Atlanta’s Top Workplaces, Atlanta Journal Constitution
● National alarm “Dealer of the Year,” Security Distributing and Marketing magazine
● Fast 50 Fastest Growing Security Companies, Security Dealer & Integrator magazine

The company has also been active in the community, supporting Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society, the American Heart Association and Habitat for Humanity.

“It has been my honor to lead this great company alongside our dedicated team of employees. I wish to express my appreciation for the friendships I have here at Ackerman,” said Callahan.

A resident of Alpharetta, Callahan is looking forward to an extended European vacation. He will remain as a shareholder in the organization.

Incoming CEO Richard Perry is an industry veteran with more than 30 years’ experience founding and growing security alarm businesses. In 2000, he founded Security Networks which became one of the fastest growing security firms in the industry and ultimately the 12th largest in the U.S. according to SDM Magazine. “I’m inheriting a great team from Jim Callahan and am excited to continue the great tradition of Ackerman Security,” Perry said.

About Ackerman Security Systems

Founded in 1967, Atlanta ­based Ackerman Security has more than 300 employees serving clients in 36 states. The company is the 19th largest security company in the nation, the 10th largest among residential customers and the 29th largest among commercial installations. Learn more at www.ackermansecurity.com.

Source: Ackerman Security Systems

IMF Reaches Staff-Level Agreement with Mongolia on Three-Year Extended Fund Facility

February 19, 2017

End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF’s Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report that, subject to management approval, will be presented to the IMF’s Executive Board for discussion and decision.

A staff team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Koshy Mathai visited Ulaanbaatar during February 1-19 to continue discussions with the Mongolian authorities on a set of economic policies that could be supported by IMF financial assistance. At the end of the visit, Mr. Mathai made the following statement:

“The Mongolian government and the IMF team have reached staff-level agreement on an economic and financial program to be supported by a three-year Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for SDR 314.505 million (435 percent of quota), or about $440 million. Other international partners also plan to support the government’s program: the Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank, and bilateral partners including Japan and Korea are together expected to provide up to $3 billion in budget and project support; and the People’s Bank of China is expected to extend its RMB 15 billion swap line with the Bank of Mongolia for at least another three years.

“The total external financing package will thus be around $5.5 billion and will support the authorities’ “Economic Stabilization Program,” which intends to restore economic stability and debt sustainability as well as to create the conditions for strong, sustainable, and inclusive growth, while protecting the most vulnerable citizens.

“This agreement is subject to the confirmation of financing assurances, the completion of prior actions by the authorities, and the approval of the IMF Executive Board. The Board is expected to consider Mongolia’s request in March.

“Mongolia is well endowed with mineral resources, strong potential in agriculture and tourism, and a young and dynamic population. Its long-run future is promising, but in recent years it has been hit hard by the sharp decline of commodity prices and a collapse in foreign direct investment (FDI). Attempts to stem the decline through expansionary policies proved ineffective after a few years, and the economy is now stagnating, weighed down by high debt and low foreign-exchange reserves.

“Fiscal consolidation is a key priority, as loose fiscal policy in the past was a major driver of Mongolia’s current economic difficulties and high debt. Budget deficits will be reduced steadily, while priority social spending will be maintained: for instance, the savings from better targeting the Child Money Program will be used entirely to increase spending on the food stamp program for the most vulnerable. Also, to boost revenue, the personal income tax will be made more progressive, with rates on only higher-income households increased.

“The Development Bank of Mongolia (DBM) will henceforth operate in an independent, purely commercial manner, as laid out in the recently passed DBM law, and the Bank of Mongolia (BOM) will not engage in additional quasifiscal activity, with the mortgage program now operating essentially as a revolving fund. In addition, the law on concession projects will be reformed, and the public investment program (PIP) will be rationalized and better aligned with national development priorities.

“The authorities will adopt a set of important fiscal reforms to ensure that budget discipline is maintained, building on the existing framework for fiscal responsibility. These include the creation of a Fiscal Council to provide independent budget forecasts and costings of new policy proposals, and provisions to give the government sole authority to determine the total amount of spending in the budget, as well as to require Ministry of Finance approval of any proposals to cabinet with a budgetary cost.

“Monetary policy will remain appropriately tight, given the objective of price stability. Over time, however, as the economy normalizes, it may be appropriate to cut the policy rate if external and inflation indicators permit. The exchange rate will continue to move flexibly, with intervention limited to smoothing excessive volatility and preventing disorderly market conditions. A major priority will be the adoption of a new BOM law to clarify its mandate, strengthen governance, and improve independence.

“Strengthening the banking system is a crucial part of the program, to ensure that the banks can support sustainable and inclusive economic growth. The authorities’ first priority is to undertake a comprehensive diagnosis of the banking system to assess institutions’ financial soundness and resilience. With the results of this diagnostic in hand, the BOM will engage banks to ensure appropriate restructuring and recapitalization, as necessary. The BOM will complement these actions by strengthening the regulatory and supervisory framework, and government is committed to improving the deposit insurance system. The authorities are also committed to strengthening the regime for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT).

“The authorities intend directly to boost economic activity and prospects by attracting new investment to major mines, and by implementing an array of structural reforms to promote economic diversification and improve competitiveness, especially in agriculture and tourism. The broad range of reforms envisaged under the program have been developed in close collaboration with the World Bank and ADB.

“The authorities’ adjustment and structural reform program, supported by the large package of external financing, is expected to stabilize the economy and lay the basis for sustainable, inclusive, long-run growth. By 2019, growth is projected to pick up to around 8 percent, as economic and financial conditions improve and key mining projects take off. Foreign exchange reserves should rise to a healthy $3.8 billion (above 6 months of imports) by the end of the program, similar to levels seen in 2012, before Mongolia was hit by external shocks. Fiscal consolidation will leave room for the banking sector, over time, to extend more credit to the private sector, consistent with projected growth. These policies would also put public debt on a declining path over the course of the program.

“The government’s recently announced plan to engage with its private external creditors to secure financing assurances for the program should help restore debt sustainability. Specifically, the financing parameters of the program assume that external private creditor exposure will be maintained at its current level over the program period, on terms consistent with debt sustainability, and gross financing needs will remain at prudent levels during the post-program period.

“On behalf of the staff team, I would like to thank the authorities for their warm welcome, and the constructive discussions and excellent collaboration we have had over recent months, bringing us to today’s successful conclusion.”

IMF Communications Department
MEDIA RELATIONS

PRESS OFFICER: Keiko Utsunomiya

Phone: +1 202 623-7100Email: MEDIA@IMF.org

TripAdvisor Chief Financial Officer to Speak at Upcoming Investor Events

NEEDHAM, Mass., Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) announced today that TripAdvisor’s Chief Financial Officer Ernst Teunissen will participate at the following investor conferences:

Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference Monday, February 27, 2017 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time) Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Raymond James 38th Annual Institutional Investor Conference Monday, March 6, 2017 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time JW Marriott Grand Lakes, Orlando, FL

A live audiocast of the presentations will be available to the public at http://ir.tripadvisor.com/. Replays of the audio webcasts will be available for 30 days.

About TripAdvisor TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to unleash the potential of every trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers, with 465 million reviews and opinions covering 7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions, and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features — checking more than 200 websites to help travelers find and book today’s lowest hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 390 million average unique monthly visitors** in 49 markets worldwide. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP), through its subsidiaries, manages and operates websites under 23 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.citymaps.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.housetrip.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com and www.viator.com.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, November 2016 **Source: TripAdvisor log files, Q3 2016

Contacts

Investors (781) 800.5561 ir@tripadvisor.com

Media (781) 800.5237 uspr@tripadvisor.com

TRIP-G

SOURCE TripAdvisor, Inc.

SPH Analytics Appoints Amy Amick as New CEO

Amy Amick, CEO

Amy Amick Appointed New CEO of SPH Analytics

She is a leader with an experienced track record of driving success at the intersection of service excellence, product innovation, and client impact.

SPH Analytics today announced that it has appointed Amy Amick as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 20. Amick will be attending the 2017 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition taking place February 19-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, and will be meeting with clients and partners in SPH Analytics booth #4587. JT Treadwell, current CEO and Board Chairman, will continue to serve as chairman of SPH Analytics’ board of directors.

“SPH Analytics is a market and innovation leader in measuring the received quality and perceived experience of healthcare populations, across patients, members, and providers. Our mission is to help clients collect, organize, and master this information to drive performance improvement in the evolving world of performance and value-based healthcare,” said Treadwell. “Our mission is the delivery of quality experiences for our customers’ patients and members, and our success is tied to that of our customers in this way. As such, we are very enthusiastic about Amy joining as CEO. She is a leader with an experienced track record of driving success at the intersection of service excellence, product innovation, and client impact. We have a tremendous amount of capability across our solutions, and I look forward to working together to help our clients meet the demands of a changing healthcare landscape.”

Amick brings an extensive executive track record and more than two decades of healthcare industry experience. Prior to joining SPHA, she was President of market-leading Revenue Cycle Management at MedAssets (now nThrive), achieving substantial top line and bottom line growth which culminated in a successful sale to Pamplona Capital Management in 2016. Prior to MedAssets, Amick served as the Chief Operating Officer for M*Modal, helping pivot the clinical documentation improvement company from an outsourced service business model to a technology-enabled service and direct technology company. Earlier in her career she served as General Manager, Worldwide Services at Microsoft where she was responsible for commercial and customer-facing functions across Microsoft’s Health Solution Group. Prior to that she held executive positions within Allscripts and Cerner and client-facing roles at Arthur D Little, Navigant Consulting, and Owens & Minor. Amick received a master of business administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and a bachelor of arts degree in political science and leadership studies from the University of Richmond.

“In recent years, our industry has made marked improvement in amassing clinical and quality data, and taking steps to understand the patient and member as a customer. However, the industry continues to struggle to effectively leverage this data in meaningful ways to improve performance,” said Amick. “SPHA has an unmatched ability to not just aggregate data from complex, disparate sources, but to also provide insights and analytics that allow a client to continuously improve measured quality in critical dimensions to improve financial performance. I look forward to helping SPHA build upon this strong foundation, accelerating impact to improve the quality of patient care and experience for our clients.”

About SPH Analytics
SPH Analytics (SPHA) is a leader in healthcare quality measures, population health and predictive analytics, and experience measurement and engagement, providing best-in-class solutions and transformative technologies for health plans, providers, and healthcare networks. SPHA solutions help clients meet MACRA and MIPS regulations and lead the way for the next generation of healthcare through powerful applications and analytics, healthcare surveys, call center solutions, and consulting. SPHA’s intuitive analytics aggregate data and empower action, enabling clients to increase member and patient satisfaction, improve population health, drive patient engagement, and reduce overall cost of care.

SPH Analytics serves clients in all 50 states and has been driving quality program success for more than 24 years. Company headquarters and healthcare call center are located in metro Atlanta. SPH Analytics is a member of the $3 billion Symphony Technology Group. For more information, call 1-866-460-5681 or visit SPHAnalytics.com.

Media Contact:
Terri Davis, Vice President of Marketing
SPH Analytics
Email: terri.davis(at)sphanalytics(dot)com
Phone: 678-689-0284

Share article on social media or email:

Avnet Named to FORTUNE Magazine’s “Most Admired Companies”

Avnet recognized on the annual list for the eleventh consecutive year

SOURCE: Avnet, Inc.

DESCRIPTION:

PHOENIX, February 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Avnet (NYSE: AVT) was honored on FORTUNE magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for 2017 in the wholesalers: electronics and office equipment category. This marks the eleventh consecutive year that FORTUNE has recognized Avnet for its continued leadership and management in areas such as financial soundness; global competitiveness; long-term investment value; people management; quality of products and services; and use of corporate assets.

“FORTUNE’s ranking is a testament to the strength and dedication of Avnet’s global team,” said William Amelio, chief executive officer, Avnet. “As Avnet continues to build our unique distribution model to support customers at every stage of the product lifecycle, this recognition from FORTUNE underscores our unwavering commitment to the success of our employees, customers, suppliers and shareholders around the world.”

Amelio added, “It’s the core values exemplified by our employees that has earned us this honor from FORTUNE time and time again, and we’ll continue to find new routes for innovators, engineers and manufacturers to bring their ideas and products to market.”

FORTUNE rankings are considered the “definitive report card on corporate reputations” and they are based on surveys completed by executives, directors and analysts. Within the surveys, participants are asked to rate companies in their industry based on specific criteria from investment value to social responsibility.

To make the list a company’s score must rank in the top half of their industry. For more information on the FORTUNE “Most Admired Companies” visit http://www.fortune.com.

All brands and trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks, and are the properties of their respective owners. Avnet disclaims any proprietary interest in marks other than its own.

About Avnet, Inc.
From components to cloud and design to disposal, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology globally by providing them with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services and solutions. For more information, visit www.avnet.com. (AVT_IR)

Links to related sources: http://news.avnet.com/press-release/avnet/avnet-named-fortune-magazines-most-admired-companies

Tweet me: .@Avnet named to @FORTUNEmagazine “Most Admire Companies” list for the eleventh consecutive year http://bit.ly/2lVY4cd #CSR

KEYWORDS: Awards & Recognition, Business & Trade, Avnet, fortune magazine, most admired companies, Corporate Social Responsibility, Leadership

Delaware Health Information Network Builds EHR Interoperability in the First State

MEDfx

MEDfx

MEDfx’s solutions layer into DHIN’s established HIE platform, allowing us to customize EHR connectivity solutions to support interoperability, – DHIN, Dr. Jan Lee, Chief Executive Officer.

„At your fingertips” electronic access to patient health data is proven to result in better care, and MEDfx and the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) have partnered to improve connectivity of this data throughout the state of Delaware.

As the nation’s first state-wide health information exchange, DHIN stores and shares real-time health data for more than 2 million patients among all of the state’s acute care hospitals, major lab and radiology facilities and nearly 100% of Delaware’s ordering physicians. Participating practices can access their patient data both through DHIN’s web-based tool, the Community Health Record, and through a number of electronic health records (EHRs.)

With dozens of EHR systems in use by practices state-wide, DHIN sought a partner to assist with enabling certified integrations. Due to a lack of constraints in EHR certification requirements, vendors can interpret interoperability standards to meet certification, resulting in challenges sharing patient data across EHRs. Without a complete patient profile, providers are challenged to deliver immediate and cost-effective care.

Together with MEDfx, DHIN has enabled 9 EHRs for automated care summary creation and delivery to DHIN’s Community Health Record, serving more than 100 practices in the first state and region. This advanced functionality is increasing the speed and reducing the costs of care coordination.

“Sharing patient data is critical to achieve the Triple Aim in healthcare: improving the patient experience, improving the health of our population and reducing the cost of care,” said DHIN Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jan Lee. “MEDfx’s solutions layer into DHIN’s established HIE platform, allowing us to customize EHR connectivity solutions to support interoperability.”

“We are very excited about our partnership with DHIN and introducing MEDfx’s Healthcare Data Integration (HDi) solution to the market. HDi is a universal adapter that supports connecting to EHR’s and other Healthcare Technology Information Systems using any standard allowing the vendors to use the standards that they support. We have connected at a pace of approximately one practice every two to three business days. Leveraging web services, HDi enables our clients to deliver notifications, clinical summaries and other documents such as quality reports, directly back into the EHRs to best support the clinical workflow of providers. Embedded workflows drive provider satisfaction and adoption, thereby improving the quality of care,” said MEDfx CEO Colin Barry.

About DHIN
DHIN, the Delaware Health Information Network, is the first live, statewide health information exchange in the nation. Launched in 2007, today, it serves all of Delaware’s acute care hospitals and approaching 100% of the state’s medical providers. More than 14,000,000 deliveries of clinical results and reports are made through DHIN each year. There are a total of 2.2 million unique patients with results on DHIN, including patients from all 50 states. DHIN is sharing real-time clinical information to improve patient outcomes, eliminate the duplication of service and reduce the cost of healthcare. For more information about DHIN visit http://www.DHIN.org or call 302-678-0220. Please also visit DHIN on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@DHIN_hie).

About MEDfx
MEDfx provides collaborative Population Health Management applications in support of enhancing the care delivery process for care teams. We leverage next generation technologies to deliver open, modular, scalable and extensible solutions to the marketplace and offer solutions for Practices, Provider Organizations, Hospitals and Health Systems, Health Information Exchanges, Accountable Care Organizations and Health Plans. Our Integration Platform enables rapid data access and sharing and our Care Coordination Suite of applications harnesses the insights garnered from Analytics and Evidence-Based Guidelines to help care teams deliver the most cost-effective treatment plans and coordinate the care for patients as they transition from one provider to the next. MEDfx solutions advance the care delivery process by providing the right data on the right patient at the point-of-care, delivering insights within the care team’s workflow to help drive best practices to reduce costs and improve outcomes.

MEDfx will present its new Population Health Management solutions at booth #7445 at HIMSS 2017, Feb 19 – Feb 22 in Orlando, FL. For more information, visit our website http://www.medfx.com or at Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter (@MEDfx).

####

Contact: Matthew Asiaf, Chief Commercial Officer: (617) 721-5129 matthew.asiaf(at)medfx.com

Share article on social media or email:

Delaware Health Information Network Builds EHR Interoperability in the First State

MEDfx

MEDfx

MEDfx’s solutions layer into DHIN’s established HIE platform, allowing us to customize EHR connectivity solutions to support interoperability, – DHIN, Dr. Jan Lee, Chief Executive Officer.

“At your fingertips” electronic access to patient health data is proven to result in better care, and MEDfx and the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) have partnered to improve connectivity of this data throughout the state of Delaware.

As the nation’s first state-wide health information exchange, DHIN stores and shares real-time health data for more than 2 million patients among all of the state’s acute care hospitals, major lab and radiology facilities and nearly 100% of Delaware’s ordering physicians. Participating practices can access their patient data both through DHIN’s web-based tool, the Community Health Record, and through a number of electronic health records (EHRs.)

With dozens of EHR systems in use by practices state-wide, DHIN sought a partner to assist with enabling certified integrations. Due to a lack of constraints in EHR certification requirements, vendors can interpret interoperability standards to meet certification, resulting in challenges sharing patient data across EHRs. Without a complete patient profile, providers are challenged to deliver immediate and cost-effective care.

Together with MEDfx, DHIN has enabled 9 EHRs for automated care summary creation and delivery to DHIN’s Community Health Record, serving more than 100 practices in the first state and region. This advanced functionality is increasing the speed and reducing the costs of care coordination.

“Sharing patient data is critical to achieve the Triple Aim in healthcare: improving the patient experience, improving the health of our population and reducing the cost of care,” said DHIN Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jan Lee. “MEDfx’s solutions layer into DHIN’s established HIE platform, allowing us to customize EHR connectivity solutions to support interoperability.”

“We are very excited about our partnership with DHIN and introducing MEDfx’s Healthcare Data Integration (HDi) solution to the market. HDi is a universal adapter that supports connecting to EHR’s and other Healthcare Technology Information Systems using any standard allowing the vendors to use the standards that they support. We have connected at a pace of approximately one practice every two to three business days. Leveraging web services, HDi enables our clients to deliver notifications, clinical summaries and other documents such as quality reports, directly back into the EHRs to best support the clinical workflow of providers. Embedded workflows drive provider satisfaction and adoption, thereby improving the quality of care,” said MEDfx CEO Colin Barry.

About DHIN
DHIN, the Delaware Health Information Network, is the first live, statewide health information exchange in the nation. Launched in 2007, today, it serves all of Delaware’s acute care hospitals and approaching 100% of the state’s medical providers. More than 14,000,000 deliveries of clinical results and reports are made through DHIN each year. There are a total of 2.2 million unique patients with results on DHIN, including patients from all 50 states. DHIN is sharing real-time clinical information to improve patient outcomes, eliminate the duplication of service and reduce the cost of healthcare. For more information about DHIN visit http://www.DHIN.org or call 302-678-0220. Please also visit DHIN on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@DHIN_hie).

About MEDfx
MEDfx provides collaborative Population Health Management applications in support of enhancing the care delivery process for care teams. We leverage next generation technologies to deliver open, modular, scalable and extensible solutions to the marketplace and offer solutions for Practices, Provider Organizations, Hospitals and Health Systems, Health Information Exchanges, Accountable Care Organizations and Health Plans. Our Integration Platform enables rapid data access and sharing and our Care Coordination Suite of applications harnesses the insights garnered from Analytics and Evidence-Based Guidelines to help care teams deliver the most cost-effective treatment plans and coordinate the care for patients as they transition from one provider to the next. MEDfx solutions advance the care delivery process by providing the right data on the right patient at the point-of-care, delivering insights within the care team’s workflow to help drive best practices to reduce costs and improve outcomes.

MEDfx will present its new Population Health Management solutions at booth #7445 at HIMSS 2017, Feb 19 – Feb 22 in Orlando, FL. For more information, visit our website http://www.medfx.com or at Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter (@MEDfx).

####

Contact: Matthew Asiaf, Chief Commercial Officer: (617) 721-5129 matthew.asiaf(at)medfx.com

Share article on social media or email: