Information Commissioner?s Office Gives Special Praise to Privasoft Customers

Information Commissioner’s Office Gives Special Praise to Privasoft Customers











Ottawa, ON (Vocus) April 16, 2010

Privasoft is proud to announce that the departments that were cited for exemplary performance in this year’s Information Commissioner’s annual report on Access to Information are customers of Privasoft. All the departments that received special mention use Privasoft products to manage their case loads.

In speaking notes published on the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada’s website April 13, 2010, Interim Commissioner Suzanne Legault stated that of the departments evaluated, the “…top performers have really demonstrated the recipe for success that others should emulate.”

Legault went on to highlight exemplary departments, specifying: “Both Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Department of Justice Canada achieved a perfect score… Three institutions achieved greater success than in the previous reporting year. The Canada Border Services Agency and Public Works and Government Services Canada had an above average performance…”

Privasoft is committed to delivering software solutions that help ATIP teams meet compliance objectives while achieving operational success. These are just a few of our latest showcase customers.

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

For nearly 20 years, Privasoft has been delivering software and services to automate case management in the 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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Branham Ranks Benbria in Top 25 Canadian Up and Coming Information and Communications Technology Companies

Branham Ranks Benbria in Top 25 Canadian Up and Coming Information and Communications Technology Companies










Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) April 17, 2010

Benbria has been ranked as one of the Top 25 Up and Coming ICT firms in Canada by Ottawa’s Branham Group Inc. The ranking is part of the annual Branham300 listing of the top information and communications technology companies in the nation. The Top 25 Up and Comers list ranks the top technology companies based on creativity and innovation, whether the company is leveraging a new technology or using existing technology in a new manner.

Benbria’s product offering is BlazeCast, a cross-media unified notification solution that is designed to meet the communication needs of different organizations, from schools to hospitals, corporations to retail chains. Benbria focuses on intelligently reaching large and targeted groups of people, and ensuring important information is received.

“Benbria’s next generation unified notification applications are revolutionizing the mass communication challenges of today and tomorrow,” stated Wayne Gudbranson, President & CEO of Branham Group. “In addition, it’s solid financial backing, prominent strategic partnerships, impressive list of customers and sound management team leads Branham to believe that there is no question that Benbria has the potential to be a leader within the Canadian ICT Industry in the years to come.”

“We are very pleased that Benbria has been selected to represent the forefront of Canadian technology start-up companies”, said Andrea Baptiste, CEO of Benbria. “Being ranked in this list is important because it shows that the company is getting recognized on a nationwide scale as a technology leader.”

The 2010 Branham300 list was released in early April on the Branham300 website (http://www.branham300.com) and in the April/May issue of Backbone Magazine, which is distributed nationally with The Globe and Mail.

About Benbria

Benbria delivers unified notification applications that help organizations communicate more effectively to large and targeted groups of people. Benbria’s flexible solutions enable rapid information delivery during emergencies and simplify tedious day-to-day notification tasks. Employing the latest IP and web technologies, Benbria products provide increased reach, intelligent workflow, and extend existing communication mediums. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Benbria has customers in education, government, and industry. (Additional information at http://www.benbria.com)

About Branham Group Inc.

Branham Group is a leading industry analyst and strategic consulting firm servicing the global information technology marketplace. Branham Group assists information technology companies and related institutions in achieving market success through its custom consulting services (Planning, Marketing and Partnering), and through its multi-client research subscription programs (eHealth, Outsourcing, Green IT and Wireless). Branham also produces an annual listing of the top information technology companies in Canada (http://www.branham300.com), tracks the Canadian Outsourcing industry (http://www.branhamoutsourcing.com) and monitors over 450 eHealth vendors. For more information regarding Branham Group, please visit http://www.branhamgroup.com.

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Mental Health America and Psych Central Partner to Create Online Mental Health Social and Information Network – New Site Will Offer Trustworthy Information for Consumers

Mental Health America and Psych Central Partner to Create Online Mental Health Social and Information Network – New Site Will Offer Trustworthy Information for Consumers










Newburyport, Mass. and Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) June 20, 2007

Mental Health America (http://www.mentalhealthamerica.com), the nation’s leading non-profit mental health organization, and Psych Central® (http://www.psychcentral.com) today announced that the two organizations are partnering to create a comprehensive online mental health social and information network. Planned for launch later this year, the partnership will create the nation’s leading network to provide consumers with the most credible, trustworthy and high-quality mental health information and community on the Internet.

“With an increasing number of people turning to online resources for mental health information, there needs to be reliable content supported by established organizations,” said David L. Shern, Ph.D., president and CEO of Mental Health America. “This partnership will bring quality content to a growing network of people promoting mental wellness and result in additional clarity for those who seek trusted mental health information online,” said Shern.

The partnership will feature content from both organizations, including daily news articles, research briefs, book reviews, interviews with leading experts, online community forums, and more. The portal will also enable consumers to personalize content based on their needs. For example, if someone is interested in depression, he or she will be able to sign up to receive this custom content delivered daily.

“We’re extremely proud to be able to partner with Mental Health America for this effort,” said Dr. John M. Grohol, Psy.D., founder and publisher of Psych Central. “For more than 12 years, Psych Central has been helping to break down the stigma related to mental health issues through its online efforts. This partnership is the next step in support of that cause. Together, we’ll integrate the best mental health information and help grow a community while providing new ways for people to connect with each other,” said Grohol.

According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, more than 25 percent of Internet users search for mental health information online. This increased interest along with the growing number of choices for consumers to receive mental health information, it’s never been so important that sites maintain strong ethical standards and adhere to stringent privacy policies.

Psych Central has been consistently recognized as one of the top resources for mental health and psychology information online serving more than 600,000 visitors each month with more than 10,000 pages of content. Mental Health America, formerly known as the National Mental Health Association, has a network of more than 320 affiliates nationwide that support the awareness and support of mental health issues.

About Psych Central

Psych Central®, located at PsychCentral.com, is a leading mental health portal that features original, peer-reviewed editorial content, news, research briefs, clinical trials, ratings and reviews of medications and treatments, the popular World of Psychology blog, and a thriving online support community. Each month more than 600,000 people visit Psych Central’s independent libraries and communities, contribute to their own blogs, take an interactive screening quiz, and track their progress over time. Founded in 1995, Psych Central is published by John M. Grohol, Psy.D., a pioneer and expert in online mental health. Dr. Grohol’s leadership helped to break down the barriers of stigma often associated with mental health concerns, bringing trusted resources to the Internet.

Psych Central does not provide professional diagnosis or treatment.

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis.

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Mental Health Awareness and Education Website Offers Free Information for Veterans and Their Families Dealing With Suicide and Depression

Mental Health Awareness and Education Website Offers Free Information for Veterans and Their Families Dealing With Suicide and Depression











MentalHelp.net


Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 19, 2008

MentalHelp.net, a site dedicated to educating and informing the public, has announced that additional resources are available on the site for soldiers, their families and anyone with questions about how the Iraq war is impacting suicide rates and depression among military personnel.

“The soldiers, their families and the public are increasingly concerned about suicide, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental health issues related to the Iraq war,” Mark Dombeck, Ph.D., founder of MentalHelp.net said. “The number of Iraq war veterans needing mental health care continues to rise sharply.”

“MentalHelp.net is an excellent resource for finding information on certain mental illnesses and disorders. MentalHelp.net’s mission is to help educate the public about mental illness and the importance of treatment,” he added. “Mental health is an integral part of health care, but is often overlooked because of inaccessibility. Many people are not sure if they need help, and that is where the material at MentalHelp.net comes in. From symptoms of certain mental illnesses and disorders, to living with someone who has a mental illness, MentalHelp.net is an excellent free resource for anything regarding mental illnesses.”

Natalie Staats Reiss, Ph.D and an editor at the site added, “Many soldiers coming home from war are in desperate need of help from a therapist, but many think they do not need the help. MentalHelp.Net has a plethora of articles about disorders and mental illnesses that may be affecting veterans. Two common ones are post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depression.”

“There are a variety of other issues that can arise when a soldier returns from war, and MentalHelp.net has information on these as well. These articles can help not only the veterans themselves, but the families of these veterans. Family members can access hundred of articles explaining a mental illness or disorder and learn the symptoms so they can help their loved one” Riess explained.

“PTSD is very common among veterans and can be treated in a variety of ways. Some can be helped by therapy visits, and others can be helped by medication. Recent statistics show that one in five soldiers returning from war suffer from PTSD. Left untreated, serious consequences can occur,” added Dombeck. “MentalHelp.net strives to get the word out to the public about the importance of treatment for these issues and get our veterans the help that they need.”

MentalHelp.net has a therapist finder feature on their website that allows anyone to search for a therapist in their area based on the issue for which they would be seen. Veterans and family members alike can use this feature to locate a mental health professional who will be able to provide the services needed. Other features on the MentalHelp.net website are question and answer sections, an online mental help support community where people can give and receive advice on certain mental illnesses, and blogs written by mental health professionals.

“With all of the information that MentalHelp.net has to offer, help for veterans is just a click away. By spending a little time on the website, you can read about a mental illness, read about the symptoms, and find a mental health professional in your area,” Dombeck said. “This free resource is extremely valuable and easy to use in order to get our veterans the help they need–and deserve.”

About MentalHelp.net

The MentalHelp.net website exists to promote mental health and wellness education and advocacy.

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Heenan Blaikie and Privasoft Announce the Annual ?Hot Issues in Access to Information Conference?

Heenan Blaikie and Privasoft Announce the Annual “Hot Issues in Access to Information Conference”











Ottawa, ON (Vocus) April 16, 2010

The Annual “Hot Issues in Access to Information Conference” will be held on April 28, 2010 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm in Ottawa, Ontario. The event will focus on the Access to Information Act (ATIA) and the access to information aspects of the Privacy Act (PA). It will offer ATIP and other access to information professionals the opportunity to hear from experts in the field.

The conference is being presented by the legal experts at Heenan Blaikie and sponsored by Ottawa software company Privasoft, who have come together to bring the ATIP community tips from the ATIP trenches that will help them manage a successful and efficient ATIP operation.

ATIP coordinators and access to information professionals will want to attend this event to learn about the latest issues in ATIA from industry experts. Speakers will include Edith Cody-Rice, Senior Counsel with the CBC and Ross Hodgins, Senior Advisor in the Office of the Information Commissioner.

The event will kick off with a light lunch during registration, followed by a discussion on the recent developments in access to information exemptions. Attendees will learn about the latest advancements with Access Impact Assessments and proactive disclosure, along with what records may be the subject of an access request as a result of the recent fallout from the Prime Minister’s Agenda case and the latest decisions on delay. All attendees will receive an information package with written materials from the event.

For additional details, including location and advanced registration information, visit: http://www.privasoft.com/site/Company/Hot-Issues-In-Access-to%20Information-2010-registration.html

About Heenan Blaikie – (http://www.HeenanBlaikie.com)

Heenan Blaikie LLP are leaders in the area of access to information and privacy law. They regularly give advice to institutions and entities governed or affected by this legislation and have produced an Electronic Guide on Ontario’s and the federal government’s access and privacy legislation, available at http://www.accessprivacy.ca. Since its inception in 1973, Heenan Blaikie has become one of the leading law firms in the country. With an outstanding track record in business law, labour and employment, litigation, taxation, entertainment law and intellectual property, Heenan Blaikie delivers comprehensive legal advice and innovative business solutions to clients across Canada and abroad from their offices in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, and through strategic alliances that allow them to be a constant presence in Paris and Singapore.

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

For nearly 20 years, Privasoft has been delivering software and services to automate case management in the 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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