Nation’s Largest Critical Incident Response Providers Merge Networks Leading crisis intervention companies form single network and advisory board

Nation’s Largest Critical Incident Response Providers Merge Networks

Leading crisis intervention companies form single network and advisory board










(PRWEB) May 7, 2004

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grand Rapids, Mi. and Atlanta, Ga. — May 6, 2004 – Grand Rapids-based Crisis Care Network, Inc. and Atlanta-based Crisis Management International, Inc. have announced a strategic merger of the Critical Incident Response Division of CMI into the CCN organization. Crisis Care Network will assume operational control of the response business. The partnership will become operationally effective July 1, 2004. This agreement will significantly broaden the response network coverage and availability for CCN while allowing CMI to focus on its crisis preparedness services. Financial terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.

As part of this merger, Crisis Care Network will establish a clinical advisory board, including industry experts, practitioner associations, human resources professionals, and academic and research communities, whose mission will be to define the next generation of standard of care for critical incident response. The goal will be to incorporate the best elements of the traditional Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) model, the CMI resiliency program, and emerging empirically-based approaches to early crisis intervention.

“This transaction significantly raises the bar as we lead the industry towards a higher standard of care, a new level of enhanced customer service, and a more rigorous credentialing requirement for the combined provider network” said Lyle Labardee, CEO of Crisis Care Network.

“This agreement will allow CMI to concentrate on our integrated crisis preparedness services, while becoming aligned with the largest and most sophisticated critical incident response network in the world. It is truly a win-win situation,” said Bruce Blythe, CEO of Crisis Management International.

Both CCN and CMI will be exhibiting at the EASNA 16th Annual Institute Conference in Ottawa, Canada, May 13-15, 2004.

Crisis Care Network, Inc. is the leading provider of Critical Incident Response services, training and resources. With advanced on-line dispatch and reporting technology, CCN provides telephonic and on-site intervention 24 x 7 to employers, employee assistance programs, and insurers.

Crisis Management International, Inc. is an Atlanta-based crisis consulting firm that provides crisis preparedness services to employers worldwide. In situations ranging from natural disasters to terrorist attacks, CMI has enhanced and promoted individual and organizational crisis recovery.


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CONTACT:

Grace Burley                    

Crisis Management International, Inc.    

800.274.7470

gburley@cmiatl.com

Tonya Slawinski

Crisis Care Network

888.736.0911

tonya.slawinski@crisiscare.com

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Digital Health Coalition Expands Advisory Board with Four Industry Thought Leaders

Digital Health Coalition Expands Advisory Board with Four Industry Thought Leaders












New York, NY (PRWEB) July 27, 2011

The Digital Health Coalition, a nonprofit think tank dedicated to fostering innovation in online health care, today announced the addition of four new industry thought leaders to their strategic advisory board. The following industry leaders join a team of leading industry executives, digital marketers, legal experts, market researchers, technologists, and medical thought leaders:

Arnie Friede

Arnie Friede is a widely respected food and drug law counselor and advocate with significant advertising law, health care law, First Amendment, environmental, and commercial and transactional experience. He has a long history of direct involvement in successfully representing clients in FDA-regulated matters beginning as an Associate Chief Counsel in the FDA Chief Counsel’s Office, as well as a broad spectrum of senior in-house legal experience across multiple FDA-regulated industries.

Peter Pitts

A former FDA Associate Commissioner, Peter J. Pitts is President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and serves a Special Government Employee consultant to the FDA’s Risk Communications Advisory Committee. An advisor to the Obama transition team on the FDA, Pitts was named as one of 2010’s “300 Most Powerful People in American Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare Magazine.

Lee Segal

Lee Segal is president & CEO of Klick Communications, a leading digital marketing agency. Principally providing interactive services to the pharmaceutical industry, the company has been recognized in countless creative awards. Klick has been named a Profit 100 company, and a Technology Fast 50 company. Klick has also been named one of the Global Growth Companies to watch by the World Economic Forum. Lee has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Business Development Bank and has won the Young Entrepreneur Award from Ernst & Young.

Alan Shapiro

As General Counsel, Alan Shapiro is responsible for all legal activities at Everyday Health, including contract/licensing, IP, M&A, litigation, privacy, and compliance matters. Prior to Everyday Health, Shapiro served as the General Counsel of NetRatings, Inc., a global Internet media and market research firm. Prior to NetRatings, he served as the General Counsel of Jupiter Communications, Inc. and, following a merger with Media Metrix, Inc., as General Counsel of Jupiter Media Metrix,Inc.

“We are delighted to have these critical advisory board seats filled by such highly regarded industry thought leaders,” said Joe Farris, co-founder and board president. “The new members of the Advisory Board are innovators within their disciplines, making each conversation with them an exchange of transformative thoughts and ideas about the future of digital health.”

About Digital Health Coalition

Launched in June 2011, the Digital Health Coalition – a nonprofit corporation – seeks to promote responsible innovation via digital marketing and communications in a connected world. Their first initiative is focused on the rapidly evolving space of social media and seeks to promote a world where patients, physicians, and brands can connect, empower, and drive positive health outcomes. Individuals interested in learning more about the Digital Health Coalition are encouraged to visit http://www.digitalhealthcoalition.org or follow the organization on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc. CEO Joins Elite Group of Leaders on Georgia Health Information Exchange (GHIE) Board of Directors

Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc. CEO Joins Elite Group of Leaders on Georgia Health Information Exchange (GHIE) Board of Directors












Waycross, GA (PRWEB) August 17, 2011

Paula Guy, CEO of Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc. has joined an elite group of Georgia leaders on the Georgia Health Information Exchange Board of Directors. Georgia Health Information Exchange, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization charged with creating a network that will allow for the timely exchange of vital health information and accelerate the pace of health information technology development across Georgia. The creation of this statewide Health Information Exchange is expected to further the development of health technology industries in Georgia and to promote Georgia’s national position as a health technology leader.

“It is an honor to serve and collaborate with such well-respected leaders on a project that is so promising, not only to the future of Georgia’s healthcare, but also to the development of our great state,” says Ms. Guy.

Paula has 12 years of leadership experience in building telemedicine networks in the state of Georgia. She has served on the advisory board for Georgia Technology Authority, review boards for grants and has been a frequent telemedicine expert speaker and consultant. Her experience in grant writing resulted in federal grants and funding from RUS, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth and Universal Service Funding. Under her leadership the Georgia Telemedicine Program has become one of the most comprehensive, robust telemedicine programs in the nation.

Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth (GPT) is the leading agency in Georgia focusing on increasing access to healthcare through innovative use of technology including telemedicine, health information exchange and telehealth. There are now over 200 partners across the state, 175 specialists and physicians providing healthcare via telemedicine.

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Third Brigade, Provider of Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Adds Security and Healthcare Experts to Advisory Board

Third Brigade, Provider of Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Adds Security and Healthcare Experts to Advisory Board










Ottawa, Ontario; Reston, Virginia (PRWEB) July 6, 2006

Third Brigade, Inc. (http://www.thirdbrigade.com), a provider of intrusion prevention systems (IPS), today announced the addition of Ira Winkler and Dr. Robert Mandel to its Advisory Board.

Ira Winkler, CISSP, is President of the Internet Security Advisors Group. Mr. Winkler is recognized as one of the world’s experts in Internet security, information warfare, information-related crime investigation, and industrial espionage, and has been named a “Modern Day James Bond” by the media. He is a specialist in penetration testing, where he infiltrates companies, both technically and physically, to find and repair an organization’s weaknesses. He began his career at the National Security Agency (NSA), where he served as an Intelligence and Computer Systems Analyst. He moved on to support other US and overseas government military and intelligence agencies. After leaving government service, he served as President of the Internet Security Advisors Group and Director of Technology of the National Computer Security Association, and Chief Security Strategist for Hewlett-Packard Consulting. He has authored Corporate Espionage, which has been described as the bible of the Information Security field, and the bestselling Through the Eyes of the Enemy.

“Hackers increasingly exploit vulnerabilities in commercial and custom software applications to gain access to critical systems and data,” said Ira Winkler, President of the Internet Security Advisors Group. “Host-based intrusion prevention systems that use proven, practical approaches are central to a defense-in-depth strategy, and help protect organizations from malicious attacks. I look forward to working closely with Third Brigade as they help businesses and governments address the growing security threats.”

Dr. Robert Mandel, MD, MBA and Vice President of Healthcare Services, recently returned to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) from the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), where he served as COO for a year. Prior to this, he was Vice President of eHealth at BCBSMA managing the eHealth Program with a significant focus on the eRx Collaborative and piloting medical decision support applications and other technologies that offer the potential of improving the quality and efficiency of care delivery. In addition, Dr. Mandel spent three years as Vice President of Provider Enrollment and Services where he led many of the organization’s administration simplification initiatives.

”With the growing reliance on EHR/EMR and other eHealth systems, it is critical that every effort be made to better ensure the integrity, confidentiality and accessibility of these applications and data” said Dr. Robert Mandel, Vice President of Healthcare Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. “Host-based intrusion prevention systems can help providers and payors alike stop attacks that could otherwise reduce quality of care, disrupt services, expose confidential data and increase operating costs.”

“We’re pleased that Ira and Robert have joined our extended team,” noted Brian O’Higgins, CTO of Third Brigade. “Their addition comes at a time when enterprises, particularly those in healthcare, are becoming increasingly concerned with protecting critical servers from attack. Our advisors have tremendous expertise, insights and influence, and we look forward to working closely with them.”

The Third Brigade Advisory Board also includes Dr. Paul Van Oorshcot, Professor in Computer Science, Carleton University, and Sandra Lambert, Managing Partner and Senior Consultant, Lambert & Associates, LLC, and former Chairperson of the Board, Founder and Founding President of ISSA.

About Third Brigade

Third Brigade specializes in providing intrusion prevention systems (IPS) to health care, government, telecommunications, financial services and other organizations that need to prevent attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in commercial and custom software, including web applications. It enables you to create and enforce comprehensive security policies that proactively protect critical applications, sensitive data, and hosts, ensure regulatory compliance, and maximize the performance of your people, processes and hosts. Unlike other intrusion prevention systems, Third Brigade’s is not intrusive. It has been architected from the ground-up for intrusion prevention, and is smaller, faster and simpler. Third Brigade. That’s control.

For media and analyst inquiries only, contact:

Kathryn Schwab

Media and Analyst Relations

Third Brigade, Inc.

(T) 613-599-4505 x2238 (NEW)

(M) 613-858-4407

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Privasoft President Shafique Shamji Appointed to the Ottawa Hospital Board of Governors

Privasoft President Shafique Shamji Appointed to the Ottawa Hospital Board of Governors











Ottawa, ON (Vocus) July 27, 2010

Privasoft, a world leader in specialized software for access to information and privacy (ATIP) process automation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Shafique Shamji, Privasoft President, to the Ottawa Hospital Board of Governors. Shamji has been the President of Privasoft (http://www.privasoft.com) since 2008, and has the Board appointment until 2013.

“I am looking forward to this opportunity to serve our community.” Mr. Shamji said, as he expressed his enthusiasm for the position. “I appreciate the chance to help ensure the Ottawa Hospital’s core values are maintained in all dealings, and look forward to the challenges this position will bring.”

The Ottawa Hospital, one of Canada’s largest acute care hospitals, is governed by a voluntary Board of Governors. The Board of Governors reviews the Vision, Mission, and Core Values of the hospital. Additionally, the Board is tasked with ensuring that the hospital is properly using the resources available to best serve the health needs of the community.

Privasoft has operated in Ottawa for close to twenty years, serving the Government of Canada along with provincial and municipal governments to help improve process efficiency by automating their access to information operations.

About Privasoft – http://www.Privasoft.com/

For nearly 20 years, Privasoft has been delivering software and services to automate case management in public sector and regulated industries. Privasoft customers must comply with legislative, regulatory and internal requirements and are represented in health care, law enforcement and all levels of government. They rely on Privasoft to capture, analyze, track, process and report on case work related to information disclosure processes. Privasoft is a Microsoft Certified Partner with offices in Ottawa, ON, Arlington, VA, and Brentford, Middlesex.

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