Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists Launches Job Board for CDI Professionals

Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists Launches Job Board for CDI Professionals



The CDI profession is rapidly growing. Hospitals are realizing the importance of CDI programs, especially since the advent of Medicare Severity DRGs (MS-DRGs) and CMS' corresponding documentation and coding adjustment (DCA), or payment cut for inpatient reimbursement. Hospitals that don't have CDI programs will see a decrease in payment due to the DCA. Because of these regulatory changes, hospitals are looking to add or build to their existing CDI departments, and the ACDIS job board was launched to fill that need.



Marblehead, MA (PRWEB) June 8, 2009



In response to member requests and an industry need to staff up clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs, the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (http://www. hcpro. com/acdis/) (ACDIS) and HCPro, Inc. (http://www. hcpro. com), announced the launch of a job board for CDI specialists in April



Since the advent of Medicare Severity DRGs (MS-DRGs) and CMS' corresponding documentation and coding adjustment (DCA), payments are being cut for inpatient reimbursement. Hospitals that don't have CDI programs will see a decrease in payment due to the DCA--1.9% in 2009, and an additional 6.6% combined payment cut in fiscal years 2011 and 2012. As a result, CDI specialists are in demand.



"The CDI profession is growing rapidly and hospitals are continuing to realize the importance of CDI programs," says Brian Murphy, ACDIS director. "The ACDIS job board was created to help hospitals locate qualified professionals from around the country."



The job board is free for ACDIS members. Hospitals with a CDI-related job vacancy can post up to four openings per year. Non-ACDIS members may post openings on the job board for a $150 fee.



To visit the ACDIS job board and get information on how to post a job, visit the ACDIS Web site (http://www. hcpro. com/acdis/jobs. cfm).



About the Association for Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (ACDIS)

The Association provides members with access to a regular email newsletter, CDI Strategies, as well as a quarterly association journal. Members can also network through a talk group, a library of forms and tools, and quarterly conference calls. Details about the association, membership, and conference can be found at www. cdiassociation. com. ACDIS is sponsored by HCPro, Inc., www. hcpro. com a portfolio company of Halyard Investments providing information, advice, consulting and research on healthcare regulation and revenue cycle management.



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VA Home Loan Discounts Available at Texas Military Healthcare Expo

VA Home Loan Discounts Available at Texas Military Healthcare Expo



LowVARates. com is attending the Military Healthcare Expo on June 23rd – June 24th and offering military homeowners discounts on VA home loans. LowVARates. com is also giving away a FREE iPod to a lucky winner during the Expo.



Lehi, UT (Vocus) June 17, 2010



From June 23rd – 24th veterans and military personnel located near San Antonio, Texas will be able to take advantage of discounts on VA home loans.



LowVARates. com is participating in the Military Healthcare Expo and offering the service men and women discounts by waiving the underwriting and processing fees of VA home loans.



The offer will run from the beginning of the expo on June 23rd – 24th. Loans closed during the promotion can save homeowners thousands of dollars off the cost of purchasing or refinancing a home. The typical homeowner will spend close to $1,500 to $2,000 on underwriting and processing fees.



Owner of LowVARates, Eric Kandell, feels the promotion will help many veterans save money, particularly in a tough economy.



“As a military organization, we are always looking for opportunities to help our troops save money,” Kandell said. “We feel it’s important to show our gratitude and appreciation for the men and women of the U. S. Armed Forces.”



The expo will take place at the Henry Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Troops who visit the booth during the expo can take advantage of the VA loan promotion and ask questions to a LowVARates approved loan specialist.



During the expo, LowVARates will also giveaway a FREE iPod to one lucky winner. Military personnel and veterans can sign up for the contest by visiting the booth and completing a small entry card.



The winner of the iPod will be selected on the following Monday, June 28th and notified by email. The iPod will be shipped the week after the expo to the winner’s home or specified address.



“We love attending expos and conferences to have one-on-one interaction with the service men and women,” Kandell said. “Military Healthcare Expo is going to be a great event for us and we look forward to meeting a lot of military families.”



During the Military Healthcare Expo, LowVARates will also sponsor a military charitable organization called Protect Our Troops. Protect Our Troops offers military families home security systems at discounted prices.



LowVARates and Protect our troops enjoy a mutual partnership and will work together during the Military Healthcare Expo. Both organizations are focused on serving military families and helping U. S. troops receive military benefits.



“We are extremely grateful for the generosity of LowVARates. com,” Operations Manager of Protect Our Troops, Joe Kunic said. “As a charitable military organization, we attempt to help military families receive home protection for their loved ones.”



Visit the LowVARates booth from 8 a. m. to 3 p. m. on June 23rd – 24th to take advantage of the VA loan promotion and iPod giveaway.



ABOUT LOWVARATES. COM

For the past 20 years LowVARates. com has been dedicated to serving veteran homeowners. We specialize in providing Veteran loans to qualified veterans for mortgage purchases and refinances. These loans provide lower interest rates and monthly payments than other traditional loans.



VA loans are currently the only program left that allows no-money-down loans providing a secure mortgage option guaranteed by the Federal Government. Our professional staff and loan officers will assist you to lock in low interest rates and take advantage of the unique opportunity provided through VA loans.



CONTACT:

Craig Walton

Director of Public Relations

Office: 801-341-7048



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Announcing the Strong Women and Love Survey and Chance to Win Prize

Announcing the Strong Women and Love Survey and Chance to Win Prize



Dr. LeslieBeth Wish, respected expert for today's women and love, is conducting a ground-breaking survey about relationship issues of women smart in work but not in love. The survey is research for her next book Strong Woman and Love, to help women break unhappy love habits. Survey participants will be entered to win a prize. To participate click Strong Women and Love Survey.



Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) May 30, 2008



"Three lucky women who complete and submit the survey will be chosen at random to receive Strong Women in Love, the book, when it is published, and an hour of free relationship advice on the phone," says Dr. LeslieBeth Wish. The advice includes a personal discussion of survey results and help with smart dating tips, relationship coaching and choosing men more wisely.



Dr. Wish is a former Masters and Johnsonian researcher and therapist who has helped thousands of men and women love smarter for over 30 years.



Dr. Wish's previous nationally recognized research sparked the Strong Women in Love survey (http://survey. constantcontact. com/survey/a07e2afumfrffqv0qlu/start). "The survey is for single professional women ages 20-40+." The reason is because these age groups come from the highest number of divorced or single parents. This factor has created specific and troubling relationship issues such as disappointing choices of men, affairs and depression. Dr. Wish's book Strong Women and Love will help women get over their mistrust, fears and unhappy, unhealthy dating patterns and learn to date and love smart!



Sample True or False questions from the survey include:

1. I don't know how to get over past hurts.

2. I love the high of losing myself in a relationship.

3. I am frequently shocked at the difference in how my partner was in the beginning of the relationship compared to how he acts later.



To take the Strong Women and Love survey, click here (http://survey. constantcontact. com/survey/a07e2afumfrffqv0qlu/start).



Preview results will be published in a national press release and on her blog, www. drlbwish. blogspot. com before the book is published. Of course, the book will feature all the research results.



To illustrate Dr. Wish's research and advice, she developed the character and cartoon strip Almost Smart Cookie. Now, on her blog, www. drlbwish. blogspot. com, each Almost Smart Cookie cartoon panel is based on on-going findings in her research. Bloggers can follow the love adventures of Cookie and learn from her missteps. The blog invites women to share their similar challenges and solutions. Dr. Wish responds personally to select comments and questions with research based advice from surveys like Strong Women and Love.



About Dr. LeslieBeth Wish:

Dr. LeslieBeth Wish is both a psychologist and social worker, and is nationally recognized for her pioneering work with women's relationship and career issues. She gained national attention as the Clinical Director of the acclaimed New England Institute of Family Relations in Framingham, Massachusetts, the first Masters and Johnson sexual dysfunction clinic in New England. She treated people from all over the world with not only their sexual issues but relationship issues as well. She is a regular contributor to major self-help sites such as www. helpstartshere. org, the award-winning consumer site for the National Association of Social Workers, and www. selfgrowth. com, Yahoo and Google's number one self improvement site. Her expert advice is frequently quoted in publications such as USA Today, The Washington Post, Women's Health, US Weekly, More Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens and CNN online.



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Emerald Express International Introduces the Powerful New Sea Vegetable Superfood Supplement, Emerald Sea

Emerald Express International Introduces the Powerful New Sea Vegetable Superfood Supplement, Emerald Sea



Emerald Express International recently announced the introduction of new Emerald Sea to its premium health-related product line.



Newark, NJ (PRWEB) May 27, 2010



Emerald Express International, a visionary company dedicated to bringing the highest-quality consumable nutritional products to the online shopping community, recently announced the introduction of new Emerald Sea to its premium health-related product line. A proprietary blend of seven sea vegetables that are individually certified organic by the QAI/OCIA, Emerald Sea 100% Vegetable Capsules can provide your body and cells with the vital nutrients needed for optimal health, homeostasis, and regeneration.



According to Adrian Goad, President of Emerald Express, and a health/nutrition research expert who stresses the growing knowledge of seaweed benefits, and importance of organic seaweed for wellness and weight loss, “Sea vegetables have the broadest range of minerals of any food, containing virtually all the minerals found in the ocean - the same minerals that are found in human blood. Sea vegetables are an excellent source of iodine and vitamin K, a very good source of the B-vitamin folate and magnesium, and a good source of iron and calcium, and the B-vitamins riboflavin and pantothenic acid.”



The consumption of sea vegetables enjoys a long history throughout the world. Archaeological evidence suggests that Japanese cultures have been consuming sea vegetables for more than 10,000 years. In ancient Chinese cultures, sea vegetables were a noted delicacy, suitable especially for honored guests and royalty. In fact, many of the world`s longest living cultures consumed sea vegetables regularly. Goad explains that Western cultures are only recently beginning to enjoy the nutritional value of sea vegetables, and that Emerald Sea is an outstanding way to incorporate these vital elements into our diet.



"Emerald Sea contains a special blend of seven (7) certified organic sea vegetables that are sustainably hand-harvested and carefully sun-dried to retain all the natural raw food benefits of these amazing plants,” Goad continues. “Just by taking one or two capsules with each meal, you will drastically improve the number of whole-food nutrients in your daily diet and start to feel the positive impact of seaweed benefits on your health!”



For more information on Emerald Sea, and to learn more about Emerald Express, please visit http://www. emeraldexpress. com (http://www. emeraldexpress. com).



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QuickArrow CEO to Discuss Software as a Service (SaaS) at SLAM 2007

QuickArrow CEO to Discuss Software as a Service (SaaS) at SLAM 2007



Presentation will focus on best practices and lessons learned throughout 9 years as a leading SaaS vendor in the Professional Services Automation (PSA) arena.



Austin, Texas (PRWEB) June 5, 2007



QuickArrow CEO Elizabeth Davis will be a featured speaker at the SLAM 2007 Conference, hosted by Software Business in Denver, June 6-7, at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center Hotel. The Sales, Licensing, Alliances and Marketing (SLAM) Conference focuses on best business practices and latest technologies to maximize success in the software industry.



Davis will present a case study of best practices and lessons learned throughout QuickArrow's 9 year history as a leading SaaS vendor of Professional Services Automation solutions. Specifically, Davis will address such critical issues as Client Relationship Management (CRM) and the higher levels of vendor accountability associated with the SaaS delivery model.



John Cargile, Managing Editor of Software Business commented, "Software and SaaS companies look to SLAM 2007 for proven business processes to compete in today's market. QuickArrow has earned its SaaS leadership position through operational excellence, and we're excited to have Elizabeth share the company's success story with our audience."



Davis added, "SaaS is one of the most significant trends in the software industry, and while many firms are just starting to adopt it as a delivery platform, SaaS has been around for some time, and is continually evolving as enterprises demand solutions that scale to meet their ever-increasing global requirements. Ultimately, this demand, coupled with increasingly flexible integration capabilities, will drive the next generation of SaaS technologies and solutions."



SLAM 2007 is a working conference that delivers interactive content that CEOs, vice presidents, product managers, sales staff, and marketing teams use to take advantage of the hottest market opportunities. Davis will join a prestigious roster of speakers, including Meg Dussault, Director of Analyst Relations for Cognos, Jim Fowler, CEO and Founder of Jigsaw Data, Chris Dowse, CEO of Neochange, and others. Registration now is available by visiting www. SLAMConference. com.



About QuickArrow

QuickArrow offers the only PSA solution specifically designed to help billable service organizations achieve the visibility they need to optimize their services delivery. QuickArrow's Software as a Service (SaaS) solution fully integrates with leading SFA, CRM, and financial applications, replacing homegrown solutions and labor-intensive spreadsheets to automate workflows and streamline operations.



Worldwide, more than 25,000 users and 250 services organizations spanning software, IT Services, management consulting, hardware, environmental, and healthcare count on QuickArrow every day to increase resource utilization, capture more billable hours and expenses, and enable more effective decision-making to drive top and bottom-line growth.



QuickArrow's unqualified SAS 70 Type II certification and innovative Web Services API ensure reliability, flexibility, and data security for clients such as Salesforce. com, Borland Software, Symantec, Genesys, Informatica, and Proxicom. To learn more about the business impact QuickArrow can have on your organization, please visit www. quickarrow. com.



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Announcing: The Manhattist Stimulus Plan

Announcing: The Manhattist Stimulus Plan



Boutique luxury Real Estate firm, Manhattist Inc, is offering a 20% rebate on all sales to stimulate the Real Estate Economy in New York City.



New York, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2010



After decades of a clogged-up, overwrought and corrupt system, one company is finally blazing the way in fixing the Real Estate economy. Manhattist Inc, a boutique luxury real estate firm, is slashing 20% of any commission it makes off sales to give you, the consumer, the break you most certainly deserve. An active market is a healthy market, and for years the Manhattan Property Market has been plagued by greed and excessive payments, resulting in disastrous consequences for the cosmopolitan realty economy; consumers are hesitant to buy or rent for fear of becoming entangled in an oftentimes engrossing industry. Manhattist is choosing to revolutionize Real Estate by transforming its operative model, placing transparency, intelligence and absolute honesty with consumers at the very top of its priorities.



It is for these reasons that Manhattist Inc is giving their clients 20% of their commission on any sales back. Take the cash-- use it to lower closing costs, buy new furniture or celebrate a healthy deal! "However you choose to spend it," they say, "know that our company is not here to swallow your money but to ensure you make make investments you're proud to call your own."



CEO Danny Sedjati writes: "Come take advantage of our offer! The market is ripe, and with our bargain on luxury properties, the time has never been better for you to indulge in the city's loveliest 5-star properties." With offers like these, it seems Mr. Sedjati is right indeed.



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Creative Chakra Yogathon - A National Event

Creative Chakra Yogathon - A National Event



Creative Chakra, a Holistic Health & Fitness Spa celebrates Yoga Day USA on Saturday, January 28. Creative Chakra will offer two yoga classes for $18 for you or bring a friend. The money will be donated to victims of hurricane Katrina. It will be personally released to the families who most need it.



Marina Del Rey, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2006



Creative Chakra, a Holistic Health & Fitness Spa celebrates Yoga Day USA on Saturday, January 28. Creative Chakra will offer two yoga classes for $18 for you or bring a friend. The money will be donated to victims of hurricane Katrina. It will be personally released to the families who most need it.



From Hollywood to the heartland, yoga has become mainstream in America, with over 16.5 million people practicing regularly. According to a recent Yoga Journal/Harris poll, over twice that number has heard about yoga’s benefits and would like to give it a try. A national celebration, Yoga Day USA, set for Saturday, January 28 will give them an opportunity to do just that. Free or low cost workshops are scheduled nationwide.



Mariel Hemingway is national spokesperson for the 2006 event. The Academy Award-nominated actress has practiced yoga for over 20 years and credits it not only with helping her stay fit, but with bringing balance and calm to her



Life.



“Yoga is deeper than simple exercise. It encourages all kinds of health benefits. In our high anxiety, multitasking world, it helps you to slow down and know yourself better,” Hemingway said. “It opens an awareness of your body and your mind.



Creative Chakra offers the following yoga classes:



9am Yoga for Surfers – Sandie West



10:30am Vinyasa Flow – Jason Frahm



12pm Feldenkrais Yoga Fusion – Mariamne Wulfsohn



2pm On the Beach Yoga – Rosemary Welden



4pm Yoga-Pilates Fusion – Sandie West



5:30pm Yoga for Kids



7pm DJ flow Yoga – Sandie West & Kevin Barerre



About Creative Chakra



This spa's 2,200-square-foot facility is surrounded by trees. Creative Chakra features a light, airy, and intimate ambiance with ocean views. Among the luxury amenities available at the spa are a yoga studio, couples' massage room, showers, steam room, and lounge area.



The caring, professional spa staff provides an extensive list of reasonably priced personalized and holistic therapies in a luxurious atmosphere, including yoga, pilates, surf lessons, seaweed and mud wraps, and their own aromatherapy product made on site. Creative Chakra often hosts private spa parties. Spa lunches are available upon request.



Contact:



Sandie West



310-721-2389



Sandiewest@creativechakra. com



Http://www. creativechakra. com/ (http://www. creativechakra. com/)



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Tina Marie Jones Interviews author Valerie Ramsey on Her Weekly Talk Show on VoiceAmerica

Tina Marie Jones Interviews author Valerie Ramsey on Her Weekly Talk Show on VoiceAmerica



Internet broadcasting pioneer, producing and syndicating online audio and video, today announced that the author of Gracefully - Looking and Being your Best at Any Age, Valerie Ramsey will join Tina Marie on her Holistic Living radio show on the Voice America, online internet talk radio network, on September 30th, 2008.



Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 23, 2008



Internet broadcasting pioneer, producing and syndicating online audio and video, today announced that the author of "Gracefully - Looking and Being your Best at Any Age", Valerie Ramsey will share her fabulous life story and views for creating a fulfilling life on Tina Marie's Holistic Living with Tina Marie radio show on the Voice America online internet talk radio network, on September 30th, 2008.



National speaker, Author and Holistic Nutritional Spokesperson, Tina Marie Jones will speak to the beautiful, energetic and charming Valerie Ramsey. Author of the new book called "Gracefully - Looking and Being your Best at Any Age," Valerie Ramsey of Monterey, California, will educate us on how she reinvented herself and became successful with a 2nd career after being a stay at home mother, and she will share her health and beauty tips so that we all can be our best!



Valerie is a role model and will talk about how to embrace being alive, seizing opportunities, and creating not just a "second act" in life, but a third, a fourth, and many more as her own life adventures continue. Now a published author at the age of 68, Valerie shares her advice and the lessons she has learned on the three areas for creating a healthy and happy life--body, mind, and soul Since her 50's, her life has continued to open up and flourish in ways she never would have dreamed possible. She is the author of Gracefully - Looking & Being Your Best at Any Age co-written with Heather Hummel. In her wonderfully inspiring speeches, Valerie shares a lifetime of wisdom, insider secrets, and practical advice on how to look and feel your best - inside and out - at any age. Valerie Ramsey is a highly sought-after Ford Model who has graced runways, print ads, and television. She has appeared on the Today Show and Extra, among other programs, and has modeled for Lexus and St. John's Knits. She is the media and public relations manager for Pebble Beach Resorts, the mother of six and the grandmother of seven.



"I have said a resounding 'Yes!' to new ideas, new adventures, and new experiences, and the rewards have been extraordinary. By tuning into our instincts and recognizing opportunity when it comes along, I believe we can open ourselves to amazing possibilities." - Valerie Ramsey



"Holistic Living with Tina Marie" airs live on Tuesdays at 10 a. m. Pacific / 12 p. m. Central / 1 p. m. Eastern on The VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Channel. To access the show, log on at http://www. modavox. com/voiceamericahealth (http://www. modavox. com/voiceamericahealth). All shows will be available in Tina Marie's Content Library on The VoiceAmericaTM Health & Wellness Channel for on-demand and pod cast download or on her website links at http://www. tinamarie. com/radio (http://www. tinamarie. com/radio)



The VoiceAmericaTM Network offers the latest conversations in a talk radio format, providing education, interaction, and advice on key issues live, on demand as well as through pod cast download. If interested in hosting a talk radio show on VoiceAmerica Network, contact Jeff Spenard, Vice President of Internet Radio at 480-294-6417 or at jeff. spenard @ modavox. com.



Contact Executive Producer Melissa Schmitz at 480-294-6410 for advertising / sponsorship information or other show details.



ABOUT Tina Marie Jones:



Always impassioned by health, healing and the spiritual connection to the human body, Tina Marie (http://www. tinamarie. com (http://www. tinamarie. com)) brings a culmination of all the teachings she has pursued over the years. From her degrees in Holistic Nutrition to her training in Spiritual Healing and Personal Counseling, she takes time to listen and connect with each client in a sacred and supportive manner. Like the gentle flow of a mountain stream, she balances her evolving career with her responsibilities as a mother & wife, PhD student, church volunteer, along with various other activities she chooses to participate in. Tina Marie is a true model of following your heart, living in balance and being in connection with the divine powers that guide our days. Tina Marie is a nutritional consultant who sees clients in her clinic and in remote offices such as Starbucks -- always a nice format to identify the unhealthy American diet. She keeps herself fit, educated and available to her family and clients. Despite the sense of humor, Tina Marie takes what she does very seriously. "We are in a war for our health", she quotes and is ready to be on the battleground for all her clients. The founder and President of Optimal Health Corporation, Optimal Health Consulting, and Optimal Health Education, Mrs. Tina Marie Jones is committed to the serving the health and understanding her clients through education, hands on experiential lessons, and one-on-one support.



ABOUT VoiceAmerica / Modavox:



(OTC. BB MDVX), Modavox is the leading producer and distributor of online talk radio content, streaming approximately 250 hours of live programs and scheduled replays weekly on its Modavox VoiceAmerica™ Network (http://www. voiceamerica. com (http://www. voiceamerica. com)). Modavox, Inc. (http://www. modavox. com (http://www. modavox. com)) is a pioneer in internet broadcasting, producing and syndicating online audio and video, and offering innovative, effective and comprehensive online tools for reaching targeted niche communities worldwide. Through its patented Modavox Central™ technology, Modavox "takes the search out of search," delivering content straight to desktops and internet-enabled devices. Through its proprietary StreamSafe™, WebcastWizard™ and Stream Syndicate™ tools, Modavox provides managed access for live and on-demand internet broadcasting and syndication, content management, online meetings, event management, enterprise communications and distance learning.



Forward-Looking Statements:



This release contains "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the Securities and Exchange Commission's "safe harbor" provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause Modavox's actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated, including the risk factors identified in Modavox's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.



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James Bell Associates, Inc. Honored with Outstanding Contractor Award from the Administration for Children and Families

James Bell Associates, Inc. Honored with Outstanding Contractor Award from the Administration for Children and Families



James Bell Associates (JBA) recognized for improving evaluation of program outcomes and effectiveness.



Arlington, VA (PRWEB) October 27, 2005



James Bell Associates, Inc. (www. jbassoc. com), a program evaluation, applied research and policy analysis firm serving federal, state and non-profit agencies, was awarded the 2005 Outstanding Contractor Award from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The ACF is part of the Department of Health and Human Services.



The award recognizes the contributions James Bell Associates, Inc. (JBA) made for improving the ability of federal grantees to evaluate program outcomes, for expanding the Children’s Bureau’s capacity to measure the effectiveness of funded programs, and for disseminating information on research-based practice nationwide. Specific projects include: Technical Assistance for and Evaluations of Title IV-E Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration Projects; Evaluation Technical Assistance for Children’s Bureau Discretionary Grants; Evaluation Technical Assistance and Cross-Site Evaluation of the Early Head Start-Child Welfare Services Projects; and Evaluation of the Quality Improvement Centers.



The award was handed out by ACF Assistant Secretary Dr. Wade Horn during the ACF Assistant Secretary’s Honor Awards Ceremony. Accepting the award for James Bell Associates was Dr. James DeSantis, Director in the firm’s child welfare practice area. Ms. Elyse Kaye, Executive Vice President who started up and heads the child welfare practice at JBA, said, “Receiving this award is a great honor for us. We worked diligently in order to improve the quality of research and the utility of evaluation findings to local, state and federal programs. Ultimately, we hope our efforts will lead to improved programs and services for children and their families.”



The entire JBA team worked to create effective, innovative approaches for evaluating ACF programs. Team members working with Ms. Kaye and Dr. DeSantis on the various child welfare projects for ACF included Guy DeWeever, Julia Filene, Elliott Graham, Carol Hafford, Erica Lindquist, Kathy Miller and Bonita Parker.



About James Bell Associates



For more than 25 years, James Bell Associates, Inc. has designed and conducted evaluations in several policy areas for state, federal and non-profit agencies. With extensive background in public health, child and family services, biomedical research labor and employment, social safety nets, and non-profit organizational capacity building, James Bell Associates brings substantial knowledge of innovative federal and state social programs, as well as strong experience with the range of quantitative and qualitative applied research methods needed for successful program evaluations. More information is available at www. jbassoc. com.



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Butterfly Social Events London Launch Party Action Captured by Top Caricaturist

Butterfly Social Events London Launch Party Action Captured by Top Caricaturist



Leading UK caricaturist Luisa Calvo delighted guests at the recent Butterfly Social Events Launch Party at Ruby Blue in London. Butterfly Social Events is a stylish London social club established to provide its members with a wide range of high quality social and cultural activities in and around London. The club’s events range from dinners and drinks evenings, to guided walks, parties and theatre evenings.



(PRWEB) September 27, 2010



Leading UK caricaturist Luisa Calvo (http://wickedcaricatures. com/) delighted guests at the Butterfly Social Events (http://www. butterflysocialevents. co. uk/) Launch Party at Ruby Blue in London recently (14 September 2010). Luisa’s work was in popular demand as she entertained with her charming, original drawings of the 50 guests, as they enjoyed a champagne reception, drinks and canapés. The Launch Party marked the commencement of Butterfly Social Events' programme of social events.



Butterfly Social Events is a stylish London social club established to provide its members with a wide range of high quality social and cultural activities in and around London. The club’s events range from dinners and drinks evenings, to guided walks, parties and theatre evenings. Butterfly Social Events helps its members to enhance their social diaries and meet new friends with shared interests.



Butterfly Social Events welcomes singles, couples and groups of friends to all of its events, so the club is ideal for busy professionals who lack the time to arrange their social diaries. The club is also great for singles or couples who are new to London, and for those who may be newly single, or simply for anyone who wants to liven up their social life. All events are hosted with an emphasis on a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.



Founder of Butterfly Social Events, Paula Fagan, said:

“We were delighted to see so many guests at the Butterfly Social Events Launch Party in London. There was a fantastic atmosphere at the party and we were very pleased with the positive reaction to the new social club. Luisa Calvo’s wonderful caricatures went down very well with our guests and added a fun element to the party. We look forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming events (http://www. butterflysocialevents. co. uk/Social-Events-London), including our restaurant dinners and theatre evenings, as well as the London Pub Walking Tour, Chocolate Lovers Walk, Beachcombing Walk along the Thames and Jewellery Making Workshop.”



ENDS



Notes to Editors



About Butterfly Social Events



Www. butterflysocialevents. co. uk (http://www. butterflysocialevents. co. uk/)



Butterfly Social Events is a stylish London social club offering an interesting blend of social and cultural activities to adults around London. Our range of events includes dinners, drinks evenings, guided walks, afternoon teas, parties, theatre evenings and gallery visits. Butterfly Social Events offers its members friendship, fun and a full social diary. The club’s aim is to provide members and guests a wide range of well organised, enjoyable events, along with a friendly bunch of like-minded people.



Founder of Butterfly Social Events, Paula Fagan decided to set up the club when she identified a need for a new social club offering members of all ages a wide range of well organised, stylish and enjoyable social events where they could meet a friendly bunch of like-minded people. Although many of its members are single, Butterfly Social Events is not a singles club, but it offers a stress-free alternative to the singles scene. Members are welcome to attend events with a partner, on their own, or with a friend or two. All events are hosted with an emphasis on a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.



Paula Fagan has more than 20 years of experience in running upmarket events in the corporate sector and has already planned an interesting programme of events for the club. The club’s programme of events has recently commenced.



Butterfly Social Events is pleased to announce that it is a Corporate Member of Butterfly Conservation*, the UK based charity taking action to reverse declines in our butterfly and moth populations and create a healthier environment for us to live in. As a registered charity, Butterfly Conservation relies on support from other organisations to be able to continue to support the survival of butterflies, moths and their habitats. Butterflies and moths are a crucial part of our heritage and provide valuable indicators to the health of the environment. Butterfly Social Events is very pleased to support the conservation of butterflies and moths through its membership of Butterfly Conservation and recognises its role in helping to conserve our environment.

Butterfly Conservation is a charity registered in England & Wales (254937) and in Scotland (SCO39268)



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CULTURE, TIME CONVERGE AT FARM AND FOOD SHOW

CULTURE, TIME CONVERGE AT FARM AND FOOD SHOW



2nd annual show at Red River Exhibition Park brings community.



(PRWEB) July 28, 2001



A convergence of time, cultures and communities will occur at the 2001 Farm and Food Days, show chair Bonnie Hagborg said today.



“Our show will feature many displays, exhibits and interesting opportunities for people to learn more about their neighbours and their past,” Hagborg said of the free show which will run July 26-28 at Red River Exhibition Park. “We’re programming the event to showcase agriculture which is a strength of the Manitoba economy and to allow those in the city to become more familiar with the exciting activities occurring outside the Perimeter Highway.”



The past will converge with the present as Tim and Deanna Treadway speak about their experiences on the hit TV show Pioneer Quest. The Treadways will be at the show all three days to talk about what they learned during their year-long pioneer adventure from how to stay focused when all about you is chaos, living off the land and even how to slow down when in the rat race. They will compare 1875 and today taking into account everything from transportation and food to noise, music and toiletries. The past will also be represented by a unique display of antique farm equipment and activities such as bread baking.



Cultures will converge with various crop displays including an exhibit of oriental vegetables which may soon be grown in Manitoba. “By showing producers some of the non-traditional crops which can be grown in our climate and soil type, it may provide them with some new opportunities to diversify their crops and hopefully provide a higher rate of return per acre than traditional crops. For the consumer – we currently import most of these non-traditional crops, and if they can be grown here locally, it would provide a fresh, home-grown and hopefully cheaper alternative,” said Hagborg.



And, communities will converge with demonstrations of livestock handling, a Manitoba market with sampling of Manitoba-produced products including Bison, cooking demonstrations and a large farm equipment auction.



Other highlights include live entertainment and a Young Speakers Competition sponsored by the Manitoba 4-H Council.



“Manitoba was built on agriculture and our provincial economy is dependent on the health of the farm economy. This show is designed to bring all Manitobans, urban and rural, together to share all our province has to offer,” Hagborg said.



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For further information, or to arrange interviews with show organizers as well as Tim and Deanna Treadway, please contact:



Ron Janke



Red River Exhibition



(204) 888-6990

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Aviva is proud to introduce a new product line derived from premium forest grown yerba mate from Paraguay!

Aviva is proud to introduce a new product line derived from premium forest grown yerba mate from Paraguay!



Aviva, your favorite source for premium yerba mate, has exciting news for our friends and customers. Earlier this year, we concluded exclusive partnering agreements with two highly respected entities in South America. One produces our yerba mate and the other our bombillas and mate gourds.



(PRWEB) May 20, 2003



As our current customers know, we're dedicated to product quality, customer service, and conservation of the environment. We strive to locate and make available for our customers the highest quality product from South America that is grown and harvested in an ethical and environmentally-friendly manner.



You have enjoyed our premium yerba from Argentina, and now you are to be treated to a product grown and harvested in a manner similar to the first yerba mate encountered by the Spanish conquistadors in the early 1500Â’s. The forests of Estancia de Carson are located in the Paraguayan district of Amambay, near Pedro Juan Caballero. This remote frontier town is far from populated areas and city pollution.



The local Indian tribes have harvested yerba mate from time immemorial—one leaf at a time—from plants as old as the tribal elders. The trees on the Estancia are the same such trees. Many are more than 100 years old! There are no plantation rows, no plows, no sprayers, and no harvesting machinery. The yerba grows in the cool shaded depths of the forest. Measured sunlight is filtered through the high crowned canopies of 200-foot high Cedro, Inciencio, and Lapacha trees. These giants provide essential shade and insure that the yerba is not blistered by the tropical sun. They also provide protection from driving wind and rain that can strip tender leaves before they can be harvested. Forest grown mate possesses its own distinct aroma and flavor. The forest provides vital earth nutritients to assure the proper growth and health of the yerba. In the forest, no artificial fertilizers or pesticides are needed. Nature does it all!



Contrast this with growers who have had to resort to plantation methods to meet demand. Trees are cut down and forests are cleared to make way for groves of mate trees. These young plants cannot survive the onslaught of ants and other insects without the initial use of pesticides. Nor can the open land be replenished with nutrients without bringing in fertilizers. Plantation trees just can’t compete with nature. At the Estancia de Carson, mate harvesting and production is done the old-fashion way— one tree, one leaf at a time. In fact, production methods on the Estancia are older than what would be considered "traditional". Workers harvest the mate in the morning, then build a fire in the forest and "flash" the mate by hand. This is opposed to plantation mate that is typically harvested and produced by machine in a factory. Less machinery means more work and jobs for the local population. These sustainable methods not only produce mate for our customers, they help protect dozens of plant and animal species on the preserve.



Although the yerba is harvested, cured, and sorted in the traditional ways, it is processed, handled and packaged to North American standards. The entire commercial production, packaging and shipping is conducted under the direct supervision of a resident American with more than 37 years experience. You, as our customer, can be assured that our yerba has been produced, packaged, and handled to exacting American quality control standards and cleanliness.



As with many of our coffee and tea counterparts, we're committed to fair trade practices and the betterment of the local community. The Carson's are the only suppliers with whom we're partnered. Currently, there are about 15 employees and their families on the estancia, made up of the local Guarani Indians, Paraguayans, and Brazilians. These local people and their families are more than residents. . .they are truly a family. Jim Carson, known as the Padrone, not only provides employment, he feeds, shelters, and administers medical care to everyone on the estancia.



Our new mate takes the concept of organic to the next level. The USDA states that "organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations." According to the Organic Trade Association, "the primary goal of organic agriculture is to optimize the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people." In addition to an in-process organic certification, our mate will be the only certified “Wild Harvest” product on the market today.



We're excited to have the privilege of introducing this unique mate to North American consumers!



Best of Health,



Your friends at Aviva

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Vision Chips, Inc. Deploys iNTERFACEWARE's Chameleon HL7 Messaging Tool with OBSERVER7

Vision Chips, Inc. Deploys iNTERFACEWARE's Chameleon HL7 Messaging Tool with OBSERVER7



INTERFACEWARE's Chameleon HL7 Messaging Tool-kit selected as the HL7 interface mechanism for Vision Chips Inc.'s newly released Observer7 Ob/Gyn Information System.



Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) March 30, 2009



iNTERFACEWARE, Inc., a leading provider of HL7 (http://www. interfaceware. com) integration tools and services to the healthcare sector, was pleased to announce today that its Chameleon HL7 Messaging Tool-kit has been selected by Vision Chips Inc. of California as the HL7 integration mechanism for that company's new OBSERVER7 Obstetrical and Gynecological Ultrasound Information, Reporting & Image Archiving System.



OBSERVER7 eliminates the need for transcription, significantly improves productivity, and provides a rapid return on investment. In this regard, the ability to acquire data automatically and eliminate manual entry is critical. " Based on our prior experience, we had absolutely no hesitation in selecting iNTERFACEWARE's Chameleon for our latest OBSERVER7 (http://www. visionchips. com/OB7PACS2.htm) release." notes Jock Philip, President of Vision Chips, Inc..



Derek Delpero, head of interface development for Vision Chips, noted that Chameleon has already been used to integrate with a number of information systems, including (among others) eClinical Works, Meditech, Cerner, Softmed, IDX (Imagecast and FLowcast), GE's Logician, Philips' iSite, McKesson's Horizon, and Sorian and Envision from Siemens. "In some cases, we connected directly to the host system while in others we needed to first connect to customers' interface engines such as Cloverleaf, e-Biz Impact (Sybase), eGate and Siemen's OpenLink. In all cases Chameleon was easy to work with and customize to each site. "This translates into an ability to build our own interfaces quickly, cost-effectively and with little need for support."



"We are obviously gratified to have been selected as the HL7 interface (http://www. interfaceware. com/iguana_features. html) mechanism for Observer7 and look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Vision Chips." said Eliot Muir, President and Chief Technical Officer for iNTERFACEWARE. "With our Iguana and Chameleon products already achieving connectivity with every major HIS and RIS system in the market, a vendor is pretty much guaranteed inter-operability. Our tools are used by a significant number of vendors in the PACS industry and we were extremely pleased by the reception our pending Iguana 4.0 product enjoyed at the RSNA trade show this past December."



About iNTERFACEWARE:

Founded in 1997, iNTERFACEWARE is a premier HL7 solutions provider to the healthcare industry. The company's industry-leading Iguana and Chameleon products are deployed in over 6000 locations around the globe and are supported by the company's highly skilled development and services team. The Iguana HL7 Interface Engine (http://www. interfaceware. com/iguana_benefits. html) enables message routing and transformation between information systems with a minimum of configuration and no programming. It also allows for seamless, bi-directional, HL7-to-database communication. Now included with Iguana, the Chameleon HL7 messaging module enables developers to rapidly and graphically add industry-standard messaging capabilities to new or existing healthcare applications using any of the major programming languages.



About Vision Chips, Inc.

For over seventeen years, Vision Chips, Inc,. of Laguna Hills, California has maintained an excellent reputation of integrity and responsiveness to individual client needs. With a large installed client base, including many prestigious, high profile hospitals, its ultrasound reporting system flagship product, OBSERVER, has sustained solid growth as a direct result of recommendations from current customers. The company recently released OBSERVER 7, the ultimate comprehensive OB/GYN ultrasound information and reporting system on the market today, providing reporting for Obstetrical Ultrasound, Gynecological Ultrasound and Antepartum Testing (NST, CST, BPP, AFI).



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New Journal of Minimum Intervention in Dentistry (JMID) launched

New Journal of Minimum Intervention in Dentistry (JMID) launched



The Journal of Minimum Intervention in Dentistry is an international online journal, with the aim to promote the electronic publication and indexing of clinical case reports in the field of Minimum Intervention (MI) in dentistry. Full articles are freely accessible online without any need for subscription or registration and can be downloaded in PDF or HTML: http://www. midentistry. com/journal. html



(PRWEB) August 30, 2008



The Journal of Minimum Intervention in Dentistry is an international online journal, with the aim to promote the electronic publication and indexing of clinical case reports in the field of Minimum Intervention (MI) in dentistry.



Full articles are freely accessible online without any need for subscription or registration and can be downloaded in PDF or HTML: http://www. midentistry. com/journal. html (http://www. midentistry. com/journal. html)



The content of all articles is electronically indexed and can be searched using miseeq-database: http://www. midentistry. com/miseeq. html (http://www. midentistry. com/miseeq. html)



The 1st issue has been recently launched http://www. midentistry. com/vol1iss1.html (http://www. midentistry. com/vol1iss1.html) and is introduced during the Pan European Federation's IADR meeting in London on the 12th of September 2008. A Spanish version of the JMID is launched at the IADR meeting in Lima, Peru on the 19th of September 2008.



The new journal publishes articles in English, Portuguese, Spanish and Chinese language on the MI topics of oral disease risk assessment, early diagnosis and minimally-invasive treatment.



The journal wishes to encourage manuscript submissions by first time authors, aspiring young academics as well as the submission of to-date unpublished clinical observations, especially by general dental practitioners. Authors are welcome to submit their manuscripts to: midentistry@global. co. za



Peer-review is conducted to the extent of strict adherence by authors to the following criteria: the study being a clinical case report related to MI; adherence to stated reporting guidelines; acceptable scientific grammar and syntax; proof of ethical clearance.



MI is a philosophy of professional care, concerned with risk, earliest detection and earliest possible treatment of disease on micro (molecular) levels, followed by the most minimal invasive and patient friendly options to repair irreversible damages caused by such disease. MI aims to empower patients (through information, skills and motivation) to be in charge of their own oral health, so that they only require minimal intervention from the dental profession.



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The Chinese Drywall Complaint Centers Expands Its Investigation Of Chinese Drywall To Include Failed AC Coils & Banks Selling Toxic Homes Without Disclosure

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Centers Expands Its Investigation Of Chinese Drywall To Include Failed AC Coils & Banks Selling Toxic Homes Without Disclosure



The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center is expanding its investigation of toxic Chinese drywall to include homeowners who have lost more than two, or three air conditioning coils, and or new homeowners who purchased a bank foreclosure after January 2009, without disclosing to the new homeowner, that the home, or condominium contained toxic Chinese drywall. The focus of this is expanded investigation are new homeowners in the States of Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia & Texas. The group is saying, "we want to hear from any homeowner, who has lost more than two, or three AC coils in a home with toxic Chinese drywall, and we want to hear from homeowners who were sold a bank foreclosure after January 2009, that turned out to have toxic Chinese drywall." Homeowners can call the Chinese Drywall Complaint Center anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at Http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter. Com



Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 21, 2009



Americas Watchdog's Chinese Drywall Complaint Center has been doing everything possible to assist the hundreds of thousands of US homeowners, who now live in a toxic, & potentially lethal home, because of imported Chinese drywall. The group is expanding its investigation to include a desire for every homeowner in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia & Texas to call the group, if they have lost more than two, or three air conditioning coils since 2004. The group also wants to talk with new homeowners in Florida, Louisiana, Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, & Texas who were sold a bank owned foreclosure after January 2009, that turned out to contain toxic Chinese drywall. The group is saying,"the gloves are coming off. These homeowners deserved much better, the federal government's response is a national disgrace, in particular President Obama has yet to directly comment on the issue, the national TV Network's to include NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN or Fox have yet to even send their anchors to cover the worst environmental disaster in US history, and the health of hundreds of thousands of completely innocent US citizens could be at extreme risk. Someone had to try to say something." Affected homeowners can contact the Chinese Drywall Complaint Center anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via their web site at Http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter. Com



So what is the big deal about air conditioning coil failures in new, or remodeled homes in Florida, Louisiana, Virginia, Mississippi, Texas, or Alabama?



According to the Chinese Drywall Complaint Center, "we have heard from homeowners, whose homes contain toxic Chinese drywall, that they were losing air conditioning coils as far back as 2004. Air conditioning coils are supposed to last up to 20 years. There is no way the AC manufactures did not know that the toxic gases from imported Chinese drywall were not the cause of AC coil failures by 2006. No way." The group is also saying, "we think the air conditioning manufacturers put a higher premium on their relationships with homebuilders, than the completely innocent homeowners who now live in a toxic house with Chinese drywall & we intend to prove it." Homeowners who live in a home with toxic Chinese drywall, who have also suffered at least two, or three air conditioning coil failures since 2004 should contact the Chinese Drywall Complaint Center immediately at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at Http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter. Com



So why does the Chinese Drywall Complaint Center want to talk with individuals who have purchased a bank foreclosure in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, or Virginia, since February of 2008-who have since found out the home contains toxic Chinese drywall?



According to the Chinese Drywall Complaint Center, "we think the banks knew they were selling a home with toxic Chinese drywall after January 2009, we know they failed to disclose it, in many to most cases, and we think its criminal. We think this is criminal conduct on the part of the banks is an insult to all US Citizens, and we are going after the banks." If any homeowner purchased a bank foreclosure in Louisiana, Florida, Virginia, Mississippi, Texas, or Alabama after January on 2009, only to discover, after the fact it has toxic Chinese drywall, they should contact the Chinese Drywall Complaint Center at 866-714-6466 immediately, or contact the group via its web site at Http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter. Com



Note to President Obama & House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from Americas Watchdog. "Toxic Chinese Drywall is the worst environmental disaster in US history affecting 100,000's of completely innocent US homeowners and their families. The Obama Administration, the US Congress, and various federal agencies have failed miserably to protect these citizens, or to respond in a robust and meaningful way to this disaster. We are formerly demanding the termination of the director's or administrators of the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Products Safety Commission, & the Centers for Disease Control. The federal response is a direct reflection on the Obama Administration & the US Congress." The group is also saying, "Mr. President, why spend all weekend on TV talk shows pushing health care reform, when you have so miserably failed to respond to, or protect the 100,000's of US citizens & their families who live in a home with toxic Chinese drywall? These precious souls have extreme healthcare issues and you have ignored them?"



Invitation To Fox TV: The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center is saying,"since no one else in the national news media will; please cover the toxic Chinese drywall story in Florida & the other affected states, on a national basis. Once you see the scope & size of this story, you will see how your Acorn reporting will pale in comparison to the toxic Chinese drywall disaster & 100,000's of completely innocent US homeowners, and their families, in the worst mess of their lives." The group is saying, "no US Citizen will trust President Obama, Or House Speaker Pelosi with our nations health care, when they see how poorly they have responded to hundreds of thousands of Americans in the worst health care crisis in our nations history=potentially lethal Chinese drywall in their homes."



The group is also saying, 'and Mr. President, after nine months of weekly press releases, & numerous news articles your US Products Safety Commission has yet to recall one sheet of toxic Chinese drywall, & this worthless federal agencies web site says there have only been 900 complaints in Florida. In just Fort Meyers, Florida alone there are thousands of homes with toxic Chinese drywall. Why have a US Products Safety Commission, if they are this worthless?"



The group is saying,"if you live in a home with toxic Chinese drywall, or know someone who does, please share this press release with everyone you know."



Http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter. Com



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MedSurge Advances to Exhibit at Pri-Med South 2007

MedSurge Advances to Exhibit at Pri-Med South 2007



MedSurge Advances will be exhibiting at Pri-Med South 2007 on February 23-25 in Fort Lauderdale. MedSurge Advances will provide information to physicians about medical spas, body-management centers, and integrating aesthetic procedures into their existing practices. These new treatments can help physicians overcome declining insurance reimbursements and rising malpractice insurance costs.



Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 25, 2007



MedSurge Advances will exhibit at Pri-Med South 2007 in Fort Lauderdale on February 23-25 to provide interested physicians with information on medical spas, body-management centers, and integrating aesthetic procedures into their existing practices. The company's booth number for the event, to be held at the Broward County Convention Center, is 426.



Many doctors today feel squeezed by financial pressures such as declining insurance reimbursements and rising malpractice insurance costs. At Pri-Med South 2007, representatives of MedSurge Advances will discuss the clinical and business aspects of adding aesthetic procedures to a medical practice. MedSurge Advances will also provide information for physicians interested in starting standalone medical spas or body-management centers.



MedSurge will educate physicians on a variety of procedures and treatment programs, including:



 Skin rejuvenation with laser and IPL therapy  Acoustic Wave Therapy™ (AWT™) for dimpled skin  New body-management systems (FuturePerfect™)  Hair reduction  Vascular and pigmented lesions  Microdermabrasion and skin resurfacing  Combination acne therapy (Clear Concept Acne Treatment Process)  BOTOX and other injectables



Attendees interested in scheduling a meeting with MedSurge Advances representatives at Pri-Med South 2007 are invited to contact Rob Huckels at 214.540.3807 or at the contact information included with this press release.



About MedSurge Advances



Based in Dallas, MedSurge Advances helps physicians across the United States build and manage their practices in aesthetic medicine, one of the fastest-growing healthcare segments. Since its founding in 2002, MedSurge Advances has provided technology and business resources for more than 330 physicians in 42 states who have started stand-alone businesses or added aesthetic procedures to their existing practices. For more information, contact MedSurge Advances at 972.720.0425, or visit www. medsurgeadvances. com



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Jody Howard Makes International Society of Poets 2006 Semi-finals

Jody Howard Makes International Society of Poets 2006 Semi-finals



Jody Howards poem, Casting and Reeling, will soon be published in the International Society of Poets newest poetry book, ready for publication July 2006.



Magnolia, TX (PRWEB) June 21, 2006



In addition to her recently published book entitled, A Soul's Guide to Abundance, Health and Happiness, Jody Howard is pleased to announce the publication of one of her favoriate poems, Casting and Reeling.



The International Society of Poets will be publishing their book of poetry soon. Ms. Howard has the ability to also make it to the finals in June 2006 and from there, the 2006 Poem of the Year.



Jody has been writing poetry all her life but this is the first time she entered a poetry contest. She says, "I was so surprised to hear I won the semi-finals. This poem has always been very special to my husband and I'm excited about it's acceptance. Now everyone can enjoy his love of fishing".



The poem was written for, and about, her husband Johnny. Although he is the owner of Southeast Texas Taekwondo Academy (sttkda. com), his favorite pasttime is fishing. While on a fishing trip in Arkansas, Ms. Howard documented the events of his day in poetic fashion.



This poem should appeal to any fisherman with it's light humor and honesty.



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Green Ideas Earns National Leed Recognition

Green Ideas Earns National Leed Recognition



Arizona consulting firm earns four Platinum LEED awards from the U. S. Green Building Council



Phoenix, Ariz. (PRWEB) June 2, 2009



Green Ideas Environmental Building Consultants, Arizona's leading consultancy firm specializing in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), today announces their fourth "Platinum" LEED level of certification - the highest available - for the new Arizona Game & Fish Headquarters Building in Phoenix. Only three other Arizona facilities have received this prestigious recognition from the U. S. Green Building Council and all have been consulted by Green Ideas.



Green Ideas offers educational programs and product services in addition to their world-class LEED (http://www. egreenideas. com/green-ideas-education. php) consulting services. The company has previously earned the U. S. Green Building Council "Platinum" recognition for the Arizona State University Biodesign Building B in Tempe, the Northern Arizona University Applied Research and Development Facility in Flagstaff and the Lee H. Brown Conservation Learning Center in Tucson.



"This milestone project is a significant accomplishment and we are extremely proud of the marked success for the state of Arizona and the Game & Fish Department," said Charlie Popeck, president of Green Ideas. "Our dedicated team at Green Ideas made it possible for us to earn this national recognition and we plan to continue contributing to the environment and community with additional sustainable buildings."



The Game & Fish facility was designed as a full-service center to support department administration, customer service, business operations, information and education coordination, research coordination and public meetings of the Arizona Game & Fish Commission. The result is a state-of-the-art facility, built to exceed the department's needs and support future growth, while aligning with then-Governor Janet Napolitano's executive order to achieve LEED Silver certification as a state-operated building. The Arizona Game & Fish Headquarters Building project team, who contributed to making it one of the most sustainable buildings in the country, includes Green Ideas, architect Jeff Will, Sundt Construction and Lincoln Property Company.



Green Ideas worked with state officials and the design and construction team to develop a unique third-party ownership structure to install a large, 189 kilowatt, rooftop photovoltaic solar system which will be implemented this summer. This system served as the foundation to achieve Platinum certification, supplying a significant portion of the project's energy needs when leveraged in tandem with low-E glass that reduces solar heat gains inside the structure.



Green Ideas principal Mark Wilhelm said the project succeeded only with a bold commitment by Arizona Game & Fish and Lincoln Property Company to focus on energy efficiency while establishing a unique way to implement solar technology. "This building would not have been possible without a commitment by the design team to ensure an energy-efficient building design, maximized use of day lighting and the use of the APS Solutions for Business incentive program as a baseline for design."



The team utilized a whole-building approach to the project, enabling the design component of the building to contribute 36 of the 52 total possible LEED (http://www. egreenideas. com/green-ideas-education. php) points - and it focused on elements providing a direct return on investment. The design drastically reduced costs and simplified operations for the department by consolidating and centralizing many resources into a new, sustainable full-service facility.



Game & Fish Project Highlights:

 Low-emitting finishes and inert materials reduce occupant exposure to formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) commonly found in the atmosphere of new buildings  Exterior light shelves were tuned to the equinox to take better advantage of winter daylight, while mitigating solar heat gain in the summer  282,500 SF of open space was preserved and dedicated as natural habitat on the southeast portion of the project  The use of native plants and drip irrigation as well as the installation of water efficient plumbing fixtures save valuable potable water



Project Results:

 43 percent of building materials were manufactured within a 500-mile radius  65 percent energy cost savings, greatly exceeding ASHRAE 90.1-1999 energy standards  Approximately 208 metric tons of CO2 emissions will be offset by the 189 kilowatt photovoltaic solar system when implemented later this summer  73 percent reduction of water use for irrigation and a 42 percent reduction of indoor water use -- a projected savings of more than 403,257 gallons of potable water each year  More than 680 cubic yards (57 percent) of construction waste was diverted from landfills and recycled



About Green Ideas Environmental Building Consultants

Green Ideas, established in 2000, is a full-service green building consulting firm offering educational programs, product evaluation services and world-class LEED consulting services. Its clients are building owners, architects, engineers, contractors, utilities and green product manufacturers. With a vision as bold as the results they achieve, Green Ideas is dedicated to transforming the market by promoting buildings that are designed, built and operated in a manner that improves the health, well-being and productivity of people and the environment. Green Ideas is proud to be one of the leading companies specializing in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Consulting including charrette facilitation, programming assistance, LEED registration, documentation and certification services. Green Ideas develops and implements marketing programs that will enhance companies' images and visibility in the green building marketplace with a positive return on investment.



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FW Pharma Systems announces proposed subscription service linking IMPACT and AcurianÂ’s Investigator Database

FW Pharma Systems announces proposed subscription service linking IMPACT and AcurianÂ’s Investigator Database



FW Pharma Systems, announce their intention to provide enhanced investigator management solutions for users of leading Clinical Trials Management System, IMPACT.



(PRWEB) June 28, 2002



“IMPACT has established itself as the leading CTMS and Acurian has developed the industry’s most comprehensive database of experienced clinical investigators,” says Paul Tebbs, Business Development Director, FW Pharma Systems. “It makes excellent sense for us to bring the two together, providing a link that enables IMPACT users to augment their own database of investigators by searching Acurian’s Investigator Database by speciality, prescribing behaviour, trial experience and other relevant metrics. IMPACT users will also be able to see the number of patients in Acurian’s Patient Database of more than 4.3 million individuals that are geographically proximate to selected investigator sites. These new search capabilities will be made available within our customers’ own secure IMPACT trials management environment and can be used to set up potential trial units. By incorporating the data within IMPACT, users benefit from using familiar routines, together with a smoother workflow process – no hot-keying between applications and no conversion of data formats required.”



“Access to our Investigator Database through IMPACT will provide sponsors with the relevant data they need to make informed decisions in regards to investigator recruitment,” said Mark Eisenach, CEO of Acurian. “By teaming with a market leader like FW Pharma Systems, we can quickly provide our informatics-based approach to investigator recruitment to multiple sponsors in an integrated, turnkey fashion.”



According to Tebbs, “Increasingly, both CROs and sponsors will need ready access to high-quality investigator and patient data to expedite study start-up. That is why FWPS is actively pursuing links between IMPACT and Acurian, to help jumpstart the investigator enrolment process. We plan to have integrated Acurian’s Investigator Database into IMPACT in time for the DIA’s Annual meeting in June in Chicago.”



About FW Pharma Systems



FW Pharma Systems is an independent, global company dedicated to providing business solutions to the clinical research sector.



IMPACT is the market leader in Clinical Trials Management Software. It is designed to assist pharmaceutical companies, CROs, device manufacturers and biotech companies in managing research activities - ranging in scale from single site to large multinational, multi site studies.



About Acurian



Acurian is a leading provider of clinical trial patient and investigator recruitment solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Through customised data mining of proprietary databases, Acurian is able to identify, contact and prescreen interested patients, as well as profile and recruit experienced investigators, quickly and affordably. To date, Acurian has helped accelerate more than 60 clinical trials for 40 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including the seven largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. With a seasoned management team, innovative technology solutions, a Safe Harbor certification to serve customers in Europe and more than $38 million in total funding from top technology and healthcare investors, including Euclid SR Partners, ProQuest Investments, JP Morgan Partners, Sofinov, Flatiron Partners & Merck Capital Ventures, Acurian is poised for long-term success. Additional information about Acurian is available at www. acurian. com.



For further information contact:



Jo Gadd, Marketing Manager



FW Pharma Systems



E: info@fwpharma. com



David Restrepo,



Vice President, Marketing



Acurian



E: david. restrepo@acurian. com

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You invitation to Virtual Spa - Afternoon Tea n' Talk - Travel Wise

You invitation to Virtual Spa - Afternoon Tea n' Talk - Travel Wise



Easy tips for healthful and helpful stress-free travel in today's world.



(PRWEB) October 3, 2001



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Dr. Klatz is founding physician of the anti-aging movement, President of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine http://www. worldhealth. net (http://www. worldhealth. net), and author of "Grow Young with HGH" and "New Anti-Aging Secrets for Maximum Lifespan."



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Small Business Authority Barbara Weltman Unveils Subscriber Affiliate Program

Small Business Authority Barbara Weltman Unveils Subscriber Affiliate Program



Members Have Opportunity To Tap Into New Revenue Stream Through Innovative Incentive.



NEW YORK (PRWEB) April 29, 2006 –-



Nationally recognized small business expert Barbara Weltman today announced the launch of the Subscriber Affiliate Program, an incentive program designed to create an additional revenue stream for small business owners and to expose budding and established entrepreneurs to “Barbara Weltman’s Big Ideas for Small Business®,” her monthly online newsletter.



The incentive works like this: Affiliate members who refer an individual or organization to the newsletter receive $10 per referral once the new subscription is confirmed. There is no limit to the number of referrals that they can make. They can either collect the monies directly or donate it to the charity of their choice. New subscribers, in turn, receive $10 off the newsletter’s yearly subscription price of $59.95.



The financial benefit for both groups is just one advantage. New subscribers receive information that will assist them in advancing their businesses. Affiliate members can use the Subscriber Affiliate Program to bolster their cause-related marketing efforts or as a tool to grow or attract new business for themselves. “It’s a win-win for everybody,” says Weltman.



Recent articles in “Big Ideas for Small Business,” which began publishing in 2002, include stories on scholarship opportunities for entrepreneurs, health plan options including HSAs; managing sky-rocketing real estate and energy costs; high-tech ways to advertise; 2006 tax planning guidance; and liability insurance.



Current subscribers who want to participate in the Subscriber Affiliate Program can go to www. barbaraweltman. com/newsletter (http://www. barbaraweltman. com/newsletter) for membership details. There is no charge to join. Referred subscribers are assigned a special code which they need to use when ordering the newsletter in order to qualify for the discount.



About Barbara Weltman



Barbara Weltman is a columnist for Inc. com, Staples. com and the Hudson Valley Business Journal. She is regularly sought as a small business expert by a variety of media including CNNRadio, New York 1 News, Fox News, Forbes. com, MarkertWatch. com, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Ms. Weltman serves on the advisory boards of Boardroom’s Bottom Line/Personal, Tax Hotline and Bottom Line Retirement. For more information on Ms. Weltman, please visit www. barbaraweltman. com.



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American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine and National Association for Ambulatory Care to Co-Host 'Urgent Care 2007' in Orlando, Florida

American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine and National Association for Ambulatory Care to Co-Host 'Urgent Care 2007' in Orlando, Florida



AAUCM & NAFAC to jointly host the Urgent Care 2007 Conference in Orlando in April 2007.



Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 22, 2006



The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM) and the National Association for Ambulatory Care (NAFAC) have announced that they will jointly host the Urgent Care 2007 Conference in Orlando in April 2007. The conference will bring together the best speakers on both the business and clinical aspects of urgent care medicine under the theme, “Navigating the Future of Urgent Care Medicine.”



The hotel and dates for the conference are currently being negotiated. Details will he announced in the next two weeks. Go to www. urgentcaremedicine. org and click on the Conference News and Updates banner for current conference information.



In addition, the boards of both organizations voted unanimously to work collaboratively on continuing advancements in the practice of urgent care medicine, leveraging AAUCM’s deep commitment to the academic and clinical enhancement of acute care, and NAFAC’s history of helping physicians and practice managers optimize the business aspects of their practices.



“We’ve always had deep respect for each other’s organizations, and many of our members have typically attended both conferences each year,” said Franz Ritucci, M. D., AAUCM medical director. “Urgent Care 2007 represents a tremendous opportunity for learning and relationship development, as well as the beginning of a mutual commitment to furthering the quality, efficiency and convenience of care we’ve always represented.”



“Patients want to he seen on their schedules for life’s minor illnesses and injuries while the healthcare system cannot afford these cases showing up at a hospital emergency department,” said Tom Charland, NAFAC’s executive director. “Urgent Care 2007 is the beginning of an acute care revolution, a challenge to the industry that must he met through partnership, dialogue and cooperation.”



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Design Chain Associates Grows its Team of Experts

Design Chain Associates Grows its Team of Experts



DCA extends its ability to service clients with extraordinary breadth and depth of personnel.



San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 28, 2007



Design Chain Associates, LLC, the premier product-focused environmental compliance company, is proud to announce that its team of experts has recently broadened with the addition of several new additions. "Adding these experts broadens DCA's skill set and our ability to provide the best, most credible and insightful assistance to our clients," said Michael Kirschner, president and managing partner of DCA. "With Europe continuing to challenge industry with upcoming regulations like REACH (Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals), we have successfully brought on board well-known and internationally respected veterans in environment, health and safety and EU law and policy; as well as deepened our manufacturing, quality, and engineering expertise." Following is a brief overview of DCA's new personnel:



Walt Rosenberg, Vice President: Walt joins DCA to help clients in a variety of ways, from implementing ISO14001 to coaching executive management to assisting in acquisition integration. He was the Vice President of Environment, Health, and Safety at Hewlett Packard through 2005. Prior to that he was Compaq's Director of EH&S. Walt has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Chemistry from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Science degree in Hazardous and Waste Material Management from Southern Methodist University.



Kris Pollet, Director EU Law & Policy: Kris Pollet brings deep insights in to the European Union legal system and a legal perspective on environmental regulation to DCA. He is Director EU Law & Policy at Pollet Environmental Consulting, an environmental law and policy advisory firm based in Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Pollet was previously the head of the EU environmental law & policy practice at the Brussels office of global law firm White & Case. Before that he worked as policy adviser to two UK Members of the European Parliament, and at the Secretariat General of the European Commission.



Bill Oberlin, Project Manager: Bill has extensive manufacturing and assembly technology expertise, and will help DCA clients transition to lead-free solders, as well as implement REACH and RoHS compliance programs. Prior to joining DCA Bill managed the RoHS transition program at a division of Hewlett Packard. He is experienced in project management, new product introduction, product design, process development, PCB design/layout, Pb-free processes, RoHS implementation, failure analysis, sub-contracting and outsourcing, CAD systems, MRP systems and relational databases.



Joel Russeau, Project Manager: Joel is a component engineer extraordinaire and is already helping DCA clients get control of their Approved Manufacturer Lists and reduce product costs. Prior to joining DCA, Joel acquired extensive experience with the RoHS transition on complex products at Hewlett Packard, working closely with Bill Oberlin. His background includes engineering and engineering management at defense and computer companies such as Martin Marietta, Datapoint, Tandem Computers and Compaq Computers. Joel also served as Chairman of the Electronics Industry Quality Conference.



Judy Szabo, Project Manager & Quality Black Belt: Judy has actually been with DCA over the past two years in the background managing client projects and bringing her Quality Black Belt to bear on the challenges raised by aligning current business processes to enable RoHS compliance as well as audit training. Her background in quality management at major product and service companies, including General Electric, Sperry Electronics, Square D Corporation and most recently, JPMorgan Chase where she held the position of Vice President of Business Processes related to Quality Assurance, brings DCA clients an extraordinary quality resource.



Read more about the DCA team on our website at www. DesignChainAssociates. com/management. html (http://www. DesignChainAssociates. com/management. html).



About Design Chain Associates, LLC

Design Chain Associates, LLC (www. DesignChainAssociates. com) provides services that help Electronics OEMs increase engineering, procurement, and production efficiency, product and operational environmental performance, and corporate profitability by ensuring that the right decisions about supply base and the environment are made during the earliest stages of the product lifecycle, and are built-in to corporate strategies and tactics.



We focus on helping manufacturing clients understand, comply with, track, and develop profitable strategies around and beyond emerging environmental regulations like RoHS, WEEE, EuP and REACH. San Francisco-based DCA has a local presence in other high-tech regions of the country such as the Austin/Houston corridor and the Boston region as well as around the globe through local associates. For more information, visit DCA on the web at http://www. designchainassociates. com (http://www. designchainassociates. com).



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Clet Niyikiza, Merrimack’s Executive Vice President of Development, to Present at BioVisionAlexandria 2010

Clet Niyikiza, Merrimack’s Executive Vice President of Development, to Present at BioVisionAlexandria 2010



Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that Clet Niyikiza, Ph. D., Executive Vice President of Development, will present at the BioVisionAlexandria 2010 conference as part of the panel, titled Cancer Care and Prevention: Novel Approaches.



Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) April 14, 2010



Clet Niyikiza, Ph. D., Executive Vice President of Development at Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc., will present at the BioVisionAlexandria 2010 conference in Alexandria, Egypt.



The theme of this year’s fifth international biennial conference, put on by BioVision Alexandria, is New Life Sciences: Future Prospects. The goal of the conference is to get the greatest minds in industry, science, policy-making and civil society to identify and explore key areas in the field of life sciences that have the potential to serve a number of people across continents and cultures. Also featured in the conference is a Nobel Day where recipients of the Nobel Prize discuss the impact of their work and their future vision for the life sciences industry.



Dr. Niyikiza is speaking as part of a panel discussion in the Health portion of the conference which is built around the three major themes of Health, Food and Agriculture and Environment. The panel, titled Cancer Care and Prevention: Novel Approaches, takes place on Wednesday, April 14 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm.



About Merrimack

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel medicines for the treatment of cancer and inflammation. The Company is advancing a robust pipeline of engineered therapeutics paired with molecular diagnostics. Merrimack’s first two oncology candidates, MM-121, partnered with sanofi-aventis, and MM-111, are in Phase 1 clinical testing with multiple pre-clinical development and research stage programs in the pipeline. MM-121 and MM-111 are investigational drugs and have not been approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration or any international regulatory agency. The Company’s proprietary Network Biology discovery platform, developed with the help of leading scientists from MIT and Harvard, integrates the fields of engineering, biology and computing to enable mechanism-based model driven discovery and development of both therapeutics and diagnostics. Merrimack is a privately-held company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For additional information, please visit http://www. merrimackpharma. com (http://www. merrimackpharma. com).



Contact: Kathleen Petrozzelli, Corporate Communications, 617-441-1043, Betsy Raymond Stevenson, 860-984-1424, RaymondStevenson Healthcare Comms



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Suzanne E. Berger, Poet and Essayist to be a Luncheon Feature at Wilderness House May 21 2005

Suzanne E. Berger, Poet and Essayist to be a Luncheon Feature at Wilderness House May 21 2005



A literary lunch with Suzanne E. Berger will be held on May 21 2005 at Wilderness House, 32 Foster Street, Littleton MA. Wilderness House is owned and managed by the New England Forestry Foundation in cooperation with the Littleton Rotary Club.



Littleton, MA (PRWEB) May 7, 2005



Wilderness House Literary Retreat continues its tradition by presenting "A Lunch with Suzanne E. Berger." The luncheon will take on May 21 10 A. M till 2 P. M. at Wilderness House atop Wilderness Hill in Littleton MA. This will be the first event at Wilderness House since the New England Forestry Foundation and the Littleton Rotary Club renovated the property. Participants will be liveried to the top of Wilderness Mountain in golf carts donated by



Suzanne E. Berger, poet, essayist, and teacher, is the author of These Rooms, a book of poems published by Penman Press, Legacies, a collection published by Alice James Books, and Horizontal Woman (Houghton Mifflin) a memoir of being disabled by back injury which received world wide notice. She has received awards from the MacDowell Colony, the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, the Somerville Arts Council, and the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts. She teaches a poetry class at Lesley University. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York times Magazine, Ploughshares, Agni, Prairie Schooner, Antaeus, and many other Journals.



She has been a Vista volunteer, a community organizer, a Headstart teacher, and a tutor for ESL students. She is the mother of one child, whom she raised lying down. Today she finds the world of being upright after eight years of disability to always be an exciting adventure.



$25.00 May 21st, 10 A. M - 2 P. M. at Wilderness House, 32 Foster Street (at the end of Wilderness Road), Littleton MA includes a light lunch, Checks Welcome.



Wilderness House is about 1 mile from the Littleton/495 commuter rail station on the Fitchburg Line from BostonÂ’s North Station.



Wilderness House is a 7-bedroom cabin built in the early 20th century as a sportsman retreat by a large wealthy family. Situated deep within several hundred acres of forest, Wilderness House sits on one of the highest points in Littleton MA with an unobstructed view of the Wapack Range and, on a clear day, Mt. Monadnock some 40 miles distant in New Hampshire. A series of trails lead from the cabin atop Wilderness Hill through this primitive preserve to a private dock nestled in a secluded corner of Littleton's Long Lake.



Currently - Wilderness House is owned and managed by the New England Forestry Foundation in cooperation with the Littleton Rotary Club. For over 50 years, NEFF has demonstrated that well-managed working forests, both publicly and privately owned, can provide the owner and the community with the prime ingredients for healthy living. In short NEFF seeks to realize that ideal balance of man, industry and nature sought after by Henry David Thoreau.



A Lunch with Suzanne E. Berger will be held on May 21 2005 at Wilderness House, 32 Foster Street, Littleton MA. The cost is $25 at the door. A light lunch is included. A high-resolution photo of Suzanne E. Berger may be picked up from http://tinyurl. com/9kxwj (http://tinyurl. com/9kxwj).



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Homecare Homebase Adds Laptops to Device Mix for Agency Automation Solution

Homecare Homebase Adds Laptops to Device Mix for Agency Automation Solution



Homecare Homebase, L. P. announced the addition of laptop and tablet computers to the list of approved point-of-care devices for use with the company's home health and hospice agency automation solution. The addition makes Homecare Homebase the only solution provider to offer a complete mix of wireless handheld, laptop, tablet and netbook computers for use at the point-of-care.



Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 29, 2009



Today, Homecare Homebase, L. P. announced the addition of laptop and tablet computers to the list of approved point-of-care devices for use with the company's home health and hospice agency automation solution. The addition makes Homecare Homebase the only solution provider to offer a complete mix of wireless handheld, laptop, tablet and netbook computers for use at the point-of-care.



"With the addition of laptops, Homecare Homebase offers home health and hospice agencies ultimate flexibility when rolling out their agency automation solution," said April Anthony, CEO of Homecare Homebase. "The expanded device mix ensures more options for staff, while still providing real-time data transfer back to the agency and the patient's entire circle of care. Agency management can better meet their business, staffing and financial goals with a more nimble solution."



Historically, wireless data transfer rates for laptop computers have been slow, however, using proprietary compression technology Homecare Homebase has achieved data transfer rates equivalent to those of the wireless handhelds. The Homecare Homebase standard is now as little as two minutes from start of sync to completion. And, with the expansion of air-card products available at wireless carriers, agencies have as many options for their laptops and tablets as they do in choosing plans for handheld devices.



Offering the robust Homecare Homebase solution on a laptop computer offers agencies and their field staff the same intuitive, comprehensive automation solution, with added flexibility. Agencies also enjoy the benefit of the same user interface across all hardware types, cutting the need for additional or new training. Plus, with the emergence of smaller, lighter and more affordable netbook computers, agencies can enjoy faster ROIs and lower total cost of ownership, similar to that seen with handheld devices. The technical requirements for laptops, tablets and netbooks are also minimal, simply requiring a Windows operating system and a minimum of 1 gigabyte of RAM.



"Homecare Homebase is in the unique position of being a solution provider that came directly from the agency environment, and because of this intimate understanding we saw the need to offer agencies even more choices when rolling out agency automation to their field staff," said Tom Maxwell, COO of Homecare Homebase. "The laptop solution allows agencies to give the field staff more options, ensuring that they are comfortable with the tools they are using every day and enabling them to complete their documentation in the home. All of this adds up to more satisfied caregivers who are able to focus their attention on what matters most, the patients."



About Homecare Homebase, LP.

Homecare Homebase is a privately held software development company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1999 by industry veterans, Homecare Homebase offers a comprehensive integrated web-based software solution to improve the clinical, operational and financial success of homecare and hospice agencies. Homecare Homebase enables real-time, wireless information exchange and communication between office staff, field staff and physicians; automates workflow processes; enables accurate billing through numerous integrated checks and balances; and, provides powerful management reporting via a back-office data analysis tool that ties together all agency operational information. Every aspect of the Homecare Homebase system was developed to be user-friendly, flexible and customizable to specific agency needs. For more information, visit our web site at www. hchb. com or contact us toll free at 1-866-535-HCHB (4242).



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