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Tampa, FL and Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) December 07, 2012

Care2Learn/Upstairs Solutions, the leading provider of online education, compliance training and record-keeping for the senior care industry, announced it was chosen by Jarlette Health Services, one of Ontarios premier providers of retirement and long-term care communities, to deliver online training and record-keeping to Jarlette Health Services more than 1,550 staff members across 12 long-term care communities and 5 retirement communities. Staff of Jarlette Health Services will have access to more than 500 courses to train both frontline and administrative staff running on the Care2Learn/Upstairs Solutions industry-leading Learning and Performance Engine (LMS).

Care2Learn/Upstairs Solutions brings a web-based platform with access to an extensive library of educational topics, allowing our staff to grow personally and professionally, while the tracking system provides a central repository to record and manage outstanding and completed course information, noted Julia King, Jarlette Health Services Director Long Term Care Operations.

Jarlette Health Services chose Care2Learn/Upstairs Solutions as its sole online training partner in an effort to ensure the training and education they were providing was relevant, current, focused on emerging trends and industry issues, and based on best practices. They also recognized a need to empower each home to personalize and customize the training it provided while standardizing the delivery and trackingall of which was achievable with the Care2Learn/Upstairs Solutions system.

With online training and record-keeping from Care2Learn/Upstairs Solutions, staff of Jarlette Health Services will have the opportunity to complete education and training using a highly user-friendly online platform. Additionally, each long-term care community and retirement community can customize training for its homes and lodges, incorporating additional materials, policies and specific procedures.

We are excited about bringing Jarlette on to our ever growing roster of Canadian senior care providers. Our robust training library is specifically customized to the unique care demands in Canada and we continue to leverage the markets leading subject matter experts on care, regulatory and service issues to ensure that we are driving consistent and relevant content, noted Tamar Abell, President of Care2Learn/Upstairs Solutions.

At Jarlette Health Services, we believe that our staff are our greatest asset and believe that our partnership with Care2Learn/Upstairs Solutions strengthens the education and development programs offered in each of our homes and lodges, creating efficiencies for our staff and managers while providing them with the most current and up-to-date education available, King mentioned. We look forward to our partnership and are confident that this initiative will continue to make an outstanding difference in the lives of our staff, while promoting the best quality care of our residents.

About Care2Learn

Care2Learn delivers superior online education and training for the senior care industry and holds more than 70 state and national accreditations. Through its award-winning healthcare Learning and Performance Engine, Care2Learn offers individual courses as well as large-scale provider training solutions for healthcare organizations featuring customizable and easily accessible online universities with a full range of tracking and reporting features. With an online library exceeding 500 courses authored by more than 150 subject matter experts, Care2Learn serves more than 4,000 healthcare organizations and more than 500,000 professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 2000, Care2Learn is headquartered in Tampa, Florida and is the recipient of numerous community honors and industry rewards. In 2012 Care2Learn merged with healthcare eLearning and record-keeping provider Upstairs Solutions to provide even more products and services for its online users. For further information, visit http://www.Care2Learn.com or http://www.Care2LearnEnterprise.com.







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Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 13, 2012

Sheila Cooper, a Principal at CSG Government Solutions, was a featured speaker at the 7th WEDI Summer Forum held last month in Fairfax, Virginia.

Sheila leads CSGs health insurance exchange (HIX) Center of Excellence, dedicated to research and development of best practices in HIX planning and implementation. At the WEDI forum she shared her expertise on state exchanges, describing the new landscape, federal requirements, and resulting impacts on the health insurance marketplace.

Sheila has 18 years of state government experience in health and human service programs, says Andrea Danes, Director of CSGs Healthcare and Human Services practice. This experience, combined with her wide-ranging work in the Medicaid program and health insurance exchanges, provides a wealth of knowledge for states as they embark on implementing their own HIX, and the broader healthcare industry as stakeholders begin to participate in these exchanges.

The 7th WEDI Summer Forum assembled healthcare professionals from across the nation to discuss the major health IT issues currently facing the industry, as well as strategies to approach these new challenges.

CSG Government Solutions continues to increase its presence across the United States. The company deploys highly experienced teams and its CSG REALize collection of innovative methods, knowledge, and tools to help governments modernize complex program enterprises. CSG clients include over 30 state governments, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and large municipal governments.

Contact:

Tim Lenning

Executive Vice-President and Managing Director

CSG Government Solutions

180 N. Stetson Ave

Suite 3200

Chicago, IL 60601

312.444.2760 Fax: 312.938.2191

tlenning(at)csgdelivers(dot)com

About CSG Government Solutions:

CSG Government Solutions is a growing government operations consulting firm focused on helping states modernize critical program enterprises. Our highly experienced teams employ our CSG REALize collection of innovative methods, knowledge and tools to help governments modernize their technology and business processes to meet the challenges of administering increasingly complex programs. Founded in 1997, CSG has established itself as a trusted adviser to government agencies throughout the U.S.







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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

iPatientCare, Inc., a pioneer in mHealth and cloud based ambulatory EHR, integrated Practice Management and Patient Portal solutions announced its strategy for mHealth and iOS based products.

iPatientCare has emerged as one of the visionaries of the US healthcare IT products and solutions market place. Mobile MedData on a Palm Pilot in 1997 was its first breakthrough clinical product that won the hearts of thousands of physicians, clinicians, and medical students. iPatientCare arrived with flying colors when General Alexander Haig identified Mobile MedData for Combat Casualty Care US Armys First Responder as one of the most innovative products in World Business Review. iPatientCare has come full circle to releasing innovative solutions for mHealth with its launch of iOS product suite today.

While announcing the product release, exuberate Kedar Mehta, CTO, iPatientCare commented, My team celebrated today as they did when we launched Mobile MedData for Palm Pilot and the First Responder for the US Army. The product architecture, however, has evolved drastically. We are completely Web based today, committed to Services Oriented Architecture that supports native iOS apps to provide much desired pro-active clinical alerts to iPatientCare users. We have much longer term vision to support iOS as a platform.

To me, i in iPatientCare always stood for innovation. Seeing it multiplied today makes me feel very proud of Kedar and his team commented Udayan Mandavia, Chief Executive Officer, iPatientCare with obvious confidence and pride visible on his face. He further announced that We involve iPatientCare users by offering them these innovations for free at our National User Conference (NUCON) which will be held from November 2-4, 2012 at Hyatt Regency, Chicago this year. Once officially launched, these products would need minimum subscription and advertisement revenues to support the sponsors.

About iPatientCare

iPatientCare, Inc. is a privately held medical informatics company based at Woodbridge, New Jersey. The company is known for its pioneering contribution to mHealth and Cloud based unified product suite that include Electronic Health/Medical Record and integrated Practice Management/Billing System, Patient Portal/PHR, Health Information Exchange (HIE), and mobile point-of-care solutions that serve the ambulatory, acute/sub acute, emergency and home health market segments. iPatientCare EHR was among the first to be certified by CCHIT in July 2006 and is currently CCHIT 2011 fully certified and ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certified Complete EHR for Meaningful Use. The company has won numerous awards for its EHR technology and is recognized as an innovator in the field, being a pioneer to offer an EHR technology on a handheld device, an innovative First Responder technology to the US Army for its Theatre Medical Information System, the first to offer a Cloud based EHR product. iPatientCare is recognized as one of the best EHR and Integrated PM System for small and medium sized physicians offices; has been awarded most number of industry Awards; and has been recognized as a preferred/MU partner by numerous Regional Extension Centers (REC), hospitals/health systems, and academies. Visit http://www.iPatientCare.com for more information.

Contact:

iPatientCare, Inc.

One Woodbridge Center, Suite 812, Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095

Phone: 800-741-0981 | Fax: 732.676.7667 | Email: info(at)ipatientcare(dot)com







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Clearwater, Florida (PRWEB) July 11, 2012

Vela Research announced the ArgoNavis Universal Transcoding solution, designed for the play-to-air, content distribution, VOD, ad insertion, local origination and education applications of broadcasters, cable operators, and other demanding users worldwide. The ArgoNavis platform is designed to simplify your file-based workflow in a multi-format, multi-screen and multi-provider environment by delivering broadcast quality solutions for your content delivery and distribution value chain. The ArgoNavis Transcoder is ideally suited for local origination, digital signage, studio contribution, news distribution and ad insertion.

The ArgoNavis Universal Transcoding system is an advanced professional transcoder with the ability to perform faster than real-time transcoding across myriad file formats — SD and HD, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 H.264, Apple

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Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 02, 2012

When Mrs. Ramirez met with American Financial Solutions certified credit counselor Carmen Perales, she and her husband owed $ 30,000 in medical bills. Perales worked with the family to establish a budget and to understand all of their expenses, but that was not all they accomplished.

The Supreme Courts recent ruling in favor of the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) (visit our website to learn more), provides multiple benefits for consumers. Free preventative care, no waiting periods for care, and no maximum amount of benefits someone can receive in a lifetime. However, those benefits may come at a higher price for other services. Some insurance companies, medical providers and pharmaceutical companies are struggling to reduce their expenses and find a way to shift their increasing costs to consumers.

Every day, American Financial Solutions (AFS) assists people overwhelmed with medical debt. According to Becky House, Education Director for AFS, Nearly everyone we counsel has some sort of medical debt. If it has not been paid, it shows up on their credit report. If it has been paid, it may be hidden in the debt on their credit cards.

In a study published in 2010 by Demos, a non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization, and The Access Project, a resource center for local communities working to improve health and healthcare access, households with medical debt carried an average of $ 11,612 in credit card debt. Of that amount $ 2,194 is attributed to healthcare expenses.

In March of 2012, the Centers for Disease Control released a report stating that in 2011, one in three persons was in a family experiencing the financial burden of medical care. One in 5 persons was in a family having problems paying medical bills, 1 in 4 persons was in a family paying medical bills over time, and 1 in 10 persons was in a family that had medical bills they were unable to pay at all.

Mrs. Musgrove came to American Financial Solutions in 2007 looking for help to rebuild her credit after filing bankruptcy to eliminate $ 68,000 in medical expenses. Before the bankruptcy, I was actually borrowing money from family to pay collection agencies. I couldnt keep up with the bills. I wanted to pay for the services, but no one would take payments. They all wanted the entire amount – now. I didn’t know there was help available.

As for the Ramirez family, their story ended very differently. After reviewing the familys financial situation, Ms. Perales encouraged them to contact the hospital to whom they owed money and seek charity care or financial assistance. They did and based on their income and family size, the Ramirezes qualified for charity care and the entire debt was eliminated.

Both of these families provide an example as to why it is important to know your medical debt repayment options.

As shown in the Ramirez case, resolution of medical bills does not have to end in bankruptcy or with accounts sent to collection agencies. American Financial Solutions recommends exploring all options for handling the debt. Below are some tips:

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 12, 2012

Card Scanning Solutions, CSSN Inc., a leading developer of image processing solutions, will be exhibiting its OCR scanning solutions at the eClinicalWorks

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Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) February 15, 2012

The Utah Education Network (UEN) working as a key partner of the Utah Data Alliance (UDA) has selected Choice Solutions to deliver a secure data warehouse of de-identified early childhood, K-12, post-secondary, and workforce data provided by multiple state agencies that will use this warehouse for analysis and research in support of data driven decision making.

Statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDSs) are a single solution to manage, disaggregate, analyze, and leverage education information within a state. In recent years, the scope of these systems has broadened from the K-12 spectrum to now encompass pre-kindergarten through higher education and workforce training (P-20W). This project requires information technology and education research expertise from all stakeholders involved to insure its success.

The challenge is in the linking, in determining how best to forge the organizational and technical bonds, and to build the data system needed to make informed decisions. Choice Solutions, the leader in P-20W SLDSs, has worked with 15 states across the nation to customize, integrate, and implement edFusion, their enterprise grade P-20W SLDS. Choices level of P-20W data linking experience, in concert with the edFusion product stack, will serve Utahs system requirements.

The P-20W SLDS project wont be a cold start to the partnership; the Utah State Office of Education and Choice (in partnership with Pearson Data Solutions) have been working together for the past year to implement the Utah e-Transcript and Record Exchange system (UTREx). UTREx is being phased into production with the core (collection, validation, reporting) functions having been implemented statewide in August 2011. In addition, UTREx allows individual, detailed student records to be exchanged electronically between any two Utah local education agencies (LEAs). UTREx is currently piloting submission of official student transcripts to any institution of higher education in the country from any Utah high school.

When complete, the P-20W SLDS project will produce accurate and timely data for education policy and decision makers and will yield improved student outcomes for the State of Utah.

About Choice Solutions

Choice Solutions is an end-to-end global Enterprise IT Service and Solutions provider with a proud tradition of helping educational entities build better citizens for tomorrow. Founded with a vision of partnering state and local agencies, Choice offers a holistic approach to moving and delivering Education information and services to the proper stakeholders. With a portfolio of trusted and quality solutions, Choice has the privilege of serving many government organizations, including 15 state Departments of Education and numerous districts, regional education centers, and privately run agencies.

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Clackamas, Oregon (PRWEB) January 05, 2012

Devastating physical and financial blows have been felt for years from both sides of the hospital curtain due to the alarming rate of healthcare workforce injuries. According to the American Nurses Association, more than one-third of back injuries among nurses and other caregivers have been associated with the handling of patients and the frequency with which caregivers are required to move them. It is estimated that the cost to the nation in 2008 was 7.4 billion dollars in direct and indirect costs for workers compensation claims, medical bills, and staff replacements for health care workers (U.S. Senate, 2010; UMass, 2011).

As a result of the staggering statistics regarding occupational healthcare injuries, nine states have mandated legislation that requires powered lifts and transfer devices in lieu of manual lifting. California now follows suit with the Hospital Patient and Health Care Worker Injury Protection Act (AB 1136), which became law on January 1, 2012. Acute care hospitals in California will now be responsible to implement Safe Patient Handling (SPH) policies to mitigate injury and protect caregivers and patients.

Working to minimize risk for caregivers, patients and healthcare facilities alike, Oregons WyEast Medical, has been designing and manufacturing mobility solutions for safe patient handling for over 20 years. In fact, WyEast helps to move patients in one out of three hospitals in the United States. The companys TotaLift-II Transfer Chair, an innovative stretcher that converts to a chair, is currently being used in thousands of healthcare facilities around the world and offers a simple option to manual lifting. The patented design provides for a transfer pad that actually moves the patient from bed to stretcher and back again with absolutely no lifting on the part of the caregiver.

The proper use of patient transfer systems results in a dramatic reduction in injury to caregivers and patients. Many organizations have seen the benefits where they matter most on the bottom line, said Eric Race, president and founder of Atlas Lift Tech, a company that provides safe patient handling programs and services for the medical industry. These results are measured in terms that most organizations notice: fewer claims and a marked reduction in lost days away from work (DAW). We have found the WyEast TotaLift-II to help us accomplish just that.

Improper lift procedures are virtually negated by the simple transfer process of the TotaLift-II. And the equipment is appropriate in almost any care environment, from ICU to cardiac care to orthopedics, burn units and more. All processes are either hydraulic or mechanical, eliminating the need for a power source. WyEasts patient transfer systems are flexible, ergonomically sound and designed for varying bed heights and tight spaces. As a rule, they are manufactured in accordance with the highest manufacturing standards.

“I have used the WyEast TotaLift chairs in critical care and step-down units for the past ten years — it is one of the most useful assistive devices available on the market, says Pat Henry, RN, MS, Nurse Manager, ICU/TCU, San Francisco, California. The chair is practical, simple to use and ergonomically correct. And according to our patients, it is comfortable and secure.

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