DNV Certification Establishes Canadian Office for Climate Change Services

DNV Certification Establishes Canadian Office for Climate Change Services










(PRWEB) May 12, 2005

DNV Certification (DNV) a global leader in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) verification has established a new office in Ottawa providing access to the federal government and the centre of climate change activities in Canada. Thomas Baumann, formerly head of GHG measurement and reporting for the Government of Canada’s GHG technology investment fund, will lead the new operation leveraging DNV’s international experience and network of GHG and technical experts to offer world class GHG assessment, validation, verification, certification and related services to meet the needs of existing and emerging Canadian climate change activities.

“GHG services and the Canadian market are strategically important to DNV. Establishing this office demonstrates our commitment to being a leader in serving the emerging market for GHG services”, said Yehuda Dror, General Manager, Americas, DNV Certification.

About DNV

In March 2004, DNV Certification became the first Accredited Operational Entity to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and is also an accredited GHG verifier to the Chicago Climate Exchange, the California Climate Action Registry and the UK Emissions Trading Scheme.

DNV is an independent foundation, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with a global presence of 300 offices in more than 100 countries. Established in 1864, DNV’s objective is to “safeguard life, property and the environment”.

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WhiteHat Inc. Establishes Cyber Security Presence in the National Capital Region;

WhiteHat Inc. Establishes Cyber Security Presence in the National Capital Region;










(PRWEB) September 29, 2002

September 26, 2002: Ottawa, ON: WhiteHat Inc., a leading Information Technology Security Provider (ITSP) today announced the opening of their Ottawa office located at 255 Albert Street in downtown Ottawa.

Rosaleen Citron, WhiteHat Inc. CEO stated, “We are pleased to establish a physical presence in the National Capital Region, with the opening of our new office. In January, WhiteHat began an ongoing venture bringing cyber security to the Ottawa classroom in partnership with Acerra. The Enhanced Reliability corporate status awarded to us by the Canadian Federal Government allows us to work effectively and meet government security requirements for sensitive projects. Ottawa businesses and all levels of Government require immediate access to certified Security Professionals, security services and education and we have assembled a superior team to serve the Ottawa business market.”

Michael Dagenais, a seasoned bilingual sales professional has been appointed to lead the Ottawa team. Michael’s background as a true “team-player” started on ice when he was drafted to the National Hockey League and played six seasons of professional hockey. In 1996 he launched his sales career with the front office of the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club. Michael has been in technology sales for five years working for companies including Canon and Open Text.

“Part of the WhiteHat Inc. mandate is to increase awareness amongst our clients on the process of IT Security. To fulfill that mandate it is essential to have local professionals available in the National Capital Region,” Citron added.

About WhiteHat Inc.:

WhiteHat Inc. is a leading Information Technology Security Provider (ITSP) to global Fortune 500 companies. WhiteHat employs CISSP certified, industry leading security practitioners and offers best of breed and market-leader security software and hardware products. The portfolio of security offerings includes professional security consulting services, security software and hardware products, security education and product training.

For more information on IT Security, Security Consulting Services, Security Products, Computer Forensics and Incident Response, Training and Education and Industry Trends, please call 800-561-3270 or visit the website at http://www.whitehatinc.com. For information on IT Security issues, trends and solutions please visit http://www.whitehatadvisory.com.

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For further information, please contact Leanne Bucaro for WhiteHat Inc. at 1-800-561-3270 or email at lbucaro@whitehatinc.com.


















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Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum Establishes Statewide Network to Improve Patient Care

Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum Establishes Statewide Network to Improve Patient Care











Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum


Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) August 10, 2011

The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum is on the fast track to develop the Louisiana Health Information Exchange (LaHIE), which will give providers access to health records and connect existing sources of patient data within the state. To accomplish this, the Quality Forum has selected Orion Health as its primary technology provider.

“This important decision has been reached due to the efforts of many dedicated Quality Forum stakeholders that include providers, payers, employers and consumers across the state. Their expertise in reviewing and assessing technology solutions from many vendors was invaluable. The states of Maine and Alaska, as well as multiple different regional and provider exchanges, rely on Orion Health to deliver their performance objectives. We are excited to soon offer health care providers in Louisiana a powerful, secure and comprehensive exchange solution,” commented Cindy Munn, the Quality Forum’s Executive Director.

According to Munn, the initial focus of the project will be to develop secure point-to-point messaging to help providers access critical health information and to achieve Meaningful Use quickly.

Additional benefits of LaHIE are designed to improve timely access to patient information, improve patient safety, increase security of records, increase consumer engagement, more adequately measure and improve public health benchmarks and reduce health care costs.

“LaHIE is another critical step in our ambitious agenda to improve health care services in our state and the health of our residents,” said DHH Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein. “While DHH has been working closely with health care providers to enhance the use of electronic health records, bringing this additional information technology into our health care marketplace will make the current technology use more meaningful and make our state more efficient. Louisianians deserve the highest level of patient safety and enhanced access to care when and where they need it. I am grateful for the hard work and dedication of our providers, stakeholders and leadership of the Quality Forum as we continue working in partnership on efforts that improve the health and lives of our state’s residents.”

Quality Forum President Karen DeSalvo, MD, reiterated that the selection of Orion Health’s technology platform for LaHIE is a crucial step forward for improving patient care in Louisiana. “The Forum is also in a unique position to assist physicians who want to join the network. Our experiences with creating LaHIE and managing the Louisiana Health Information Technology (LHIT) Resource Center have provided us with an informed perspective on what help health care workers need to get up to speed quickly with technology,” she added.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) approved the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum’s strategic and operational plan for LaHIE earlier this year. The Quality Forum is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves as the State-Designated Entity to plan and implement LaHIE, to oversee the state’s regional extension center and to lead initiatives designed to improve health care quality for Louisiana residents.

For more information, please visit http://www.lhcqf.org.

About the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum

The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum is a private, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to advancing evidence-based, collaborative initiatives to improve the health of Louisiana citizens. Its main areas of focus include quality measurement, clinical quality improvement, the patient-centered medical home, outreach/education and health information technology. The Quality Forum serves as the State-Designed Entity to lead the planning and implementation of health information technology grants contained in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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