Inland Northwest Health Services, Harvard Medical School, Sago Managed Service, & More Discuss Cloud Computing Solutions for Mobile Healthcare

Inland Northwest Health Services, Harvard Medical School, Sago Managed Service, & More Discuss Cloud Computing Solutions for Mobile Healthcare












New York, NY (PRWEB) August 01, 2011

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today the speakers for their panel session entitled, “The hCloud at 30,000 Feet: Cloud Computing Solutions for Mobile Healthcare” at the Institute’s Health IT Summit in Seattle taking place August 15-16, 2011 at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel.

The panel will be moderated by Eric Wicklund, Senior Editor for Telehealth, Healthcare IT News, and speaking will be Peter Tonelatto, PhD, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School & Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Frederick Galusha, Chief Information Officer, Inland Northwest Health Services; Dr. Bob Bohn, Program Manager, Cloud Computing Reference Architecture, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST); Mark Blatt, MD, MBA, Worldwide Director, Global Healthcare Strategy, Intel Corporation; and John Cox, Chief Information Officer, Sago Managed Service.

This panel will demonstrate that many remotely deployed applications that work on a laptop can also work on a mobile device in remote or virtual settings by using cloud computing through wireless technology.

“The Laboratory for Personalized Medicine has developed infrastructure, tools and methods to address the emerging and predicted needs of whole genome personalized medicine,” said Dr. Peter Tonelatto. “Now, we are focused on translating these tools to the clinical arena.”

The iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle is the premier executive summit focused on the strategies and tools that are re-defining customer care, collaboration and efficiency in the health care provider markets.

Sponsors and Partners for the 2011 iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle include: Absolute Software, Apixio, Catalyst Solutions, Carematix, Comcast, Drager, ICA, Intel, MMR Global, Nuance, Rubbermaid Healthcare, Sago Networks, Vidyo, vRad, AMDIS, CMIO, Continua Health Alliance, eHealth SmartBrief, Executive Insight, Frost & Sullivan, Healthcare IT News, HIMSS Washington State Chapter, IDC Health Insights, MarketsandMarkets, ReportsandReports, and SearchHealthIT.com.

About the Institute for Health Technology Transformation:

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare.

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Pentagon Document Calling Gays Mentally Ill: 65,000 Military Service Members Are Without Adequate Mental Health Care

Pentagon Document Calling Gays Mentally Ill: 65,000 Military Service Members Are Without Adequate Mental Health Care










Arlington, VA, (PRWEB) June 22, 2006 -–

A recently discovered Pentagon Instruction (1332.38) classifying homosexuality as a mental disorder, along with mental retardation, impulse control disorders and personality disorders, prompted swift response from several members of Congress in a letter to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld calling for an immediate review. Nine members of the House Armed Services Committee asked the Department of Defense to update the classification noting that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses in 1973.

“The classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder by the Department of Defense (DoD) in direct contradiction with the broader mental health community as well as social and medical research creates yet another significant barrier to over 65,000 gay service members seeking mental health care, responded Tony Smith, Executive Director of Military Community Services Network (MCSN), a non-profit organization focused on ensuring confidential social services are available to all service members regardless of sexual orientation or sexual identity.”

“Any barrier to service members seeking mental health services has a detrimental impact on unit cohesion and mission accomplishment. The inconsistent directions and implementation of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy as well as this outdated DoD instruction leaves active duty mental health providers to decide individually how and when to maintain confidentiality of the service members seeking counseling. Therefore, gay service members have no assurance of confidentiality, risking investigation and discharge based solely on their sexual orientation. The result is that many of the 65,000 service members don’t seek mental health care even when critically needed such as combat related stress or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after combat deployments, Mr. Smith continued.”

“It’s critical that active duty service members are able to access all of their health care benefits, including mental health care, replied Elizabeth Carr, Psy.D., Lieutenant Commander (IRR), Medical Service Corps, United States Navy.” Service members, who don’t feel they can speak freely to their military health care providers, generally won’t have alternative resources while deployed or stationed in remote locations. This leaves them to suffer in silence and potentially puts their unit’s readiness in jeopardy, Dr. Carr concluded.”

The topic stirs many different responses from mental health providers. “The fact that the Pentagon holds on to this scientifically debunked view that homosexuality is a “mental disorder” shows just how homophobic the military is and how dangerous it is for service members. Many gay and lesbian service members were well on their way to long and successful careers in the military when the DADT policy was put into effect. The real mental disorder is not homosexuality, but homophobia and extreme religiosity, passionately responded Tamara J. Hawk, a licensed specialist clinical social worker providing counseling to service members and veterans near Ft. Riley Kansas.”

“As the debate on DADT continues and regardless of where people fall on the issue, the fact remains there are thousands of gay service members who are serving honorably and deserve access to the best health care, said Mr. Smith. This is where MCSN stepped in and developed sensitivity training for military, civilian, and Veterans Health Administration (VHA) mental health providers that offer counseling to gay service members and veterans. This training, developed by former, retired, and reserve military mental health professionals, is intended to break down the barriers to accessing confidential mental health services. We are in the process of deploying the training to mental health providers in the communities surrounding military installations across the country. And mental health providers who share the concerns regarding breaking down barriers to accessing mental health care are all needed for the success of this effort.”

“As a U.S. Air Force veteran the motto ‘we take care of our own’ always stood out for me. And that is exactly what we work towards every day with MCSN. There are 65,000 of our own who sacrifice in military service every day. The least we owe them in return is to take care of their health concerns by providing access to confidential mental health and other medical services, Mr. Smith concluded.”

Military Community Services Network (MCSN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that ensures confidential social services are available for all service members regardless of sexual orientation or sexual identity. If you are a mental health professional or volunteer and want to learn more about MCSN and our programs please visit our website at http://mcsn.org and contact us.

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Simply Retail Welcomes Chocolate Medical Ventures Chocolate Caf

Simply Retail Welcomes Chocolate Medical Ventures Chocolate Café as a Partner for the Simply Real Estate Service










Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 30, 2008

Simply Retail, the nation’s leader in customized healthcare retail systems, has entered into a partnership agreement with Memorial Health System of South Bend, in collaboration with Chocolate Medical Ventures Group. The Chocolate Café, operated by South Bend Chocolate Company and Memorial Health System of South Bend, will add to Simply Real Estate’s arsenal of food-service selections for hospitals and health systems interested in leased retail opportunities.

The Chocolate Café offers food and gift services in order to provide convenience and added value to the patient shopping experience. They offer healthy deli, candy, dessert and chocolate selections in a café or kiosk setting. The chocolate café model includes low-fat and sugar-free desserts, fresh custom salads, gourmet soups and of course, a wide variety of chocolate products.

Diane Stover, VP of Memorial Health System explained, “The Chocolate Café experience offers chocolate therapy, the newest type of “care” hospitals can provide patients, visitors and staff to enhance their visit.”

“Simply Retail is absolutely delighted to partner with Memorial Health System and Chocolate Medical Ventures Group,” said Kathy Husu, Vice President of Consulting Services at Simply Retail. “Our partnership is a no-brainer. The Chocolate Café is specifically customized for healthcare facilities, and we are excited to incorporate this concept into our upcoming client implementations.”

We expect patients, staff and visitors will judge if this concept is a good fit; we’re pretty sure they will love it!

About Chocolate Medical Ventures Group

In 2005, The South Bend Chocolate Company and Memorial Health Systems formed the Chocolate Café Medical Ventures Group to test the compatibility of the chocolate café experience in a medical setting. The experiment was a success and gave life to this innovative partnership created to help both companies establish market differentiation and generate new revenues.

For more information, please contact Diane Stover at dstover @ memorialsb.org, or visit http://www.chocolatemedicalventures.com.

About Simply Retail

Simply Retail was formed in 1994 and is the nation’s leading provider of Healthcare Retail. Based in Minneapolis, Simply Retail is a retail consultancy and management company with expertise in both retail planning and implementation, integrating retail operations with patient care through customized Retail Systems. In addition, Simply Retail has an alliance with a nationally recognized retail/healthcare architecture firm and has developed an in-house design department that creates customized design elements for each client. Simply Retail also has forged partnerships with POS vendors, concierge services and healthcare developers to create retail opportunities for hospitals, medical office buildings, ambulatory care centers, medi-spas, fitness centers and rehabilitation facilities across the nation.

For more information, please either contact Pam Donaby at 612-659-8200, ext. 10, or visit http://www.simplyretailinc.com.

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LaneChange.net Launches Service to Protect Businesses from Spam and Viruses

LaneChange.net Launches Service to Protect Businesses from Spam and Viruses










Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) June 7, 2004

LaneChange.Net, a complete Internet services solutions provider, announces a new online service that offers secure filtering and delivery of email to businesses that either operate their own email servers or are using email forwarding services for their own domain names.

“Spam, worms and viruses are costing companies thousands of dollars in lost productivity”, said Robert Schwartz, President of LaneChange.Net. “Every 4 minutes that an employee spends managing Spam, costs a businesses over 1% of salary expenses. Add to this the lost productivity bugs like viruses and worms cause when released onto a company network and these figures can easily double or triple.”

Built from the ground up for high-volume messaging environments, the email defense service, powered by MX Logic’s® Email Defense technology, provides around-the-clock email protection, automatically intercepting, analyzing and blocking malicious and unsolicited messages at the network perimeter-before they can enter the internal network. Using a filtering process that neither stores nor acknowledges receipt of an email message, email defense presents zero risk of message loss and virtually undetectable latency.

“The email defense service allows companies to take advantage of industrial strength Spam and virus filtering without hefty upfront costs or steep technical learning curve,” Schwartz said. “Network administrators and optionally end users, can manage Spam quarantines, white and black lists and can receive detailed reports of messages blocked by the service.”

In addition to its Spam and virus protection, the email defense service shields and conceals an organization’s messaging infrastructure, including the location of the customer’s mail servers, from the public Internet, removing the threat of network probes and providing robust protection from vulnerability and attack.

Email defense service pricing starts at $ 1 per email box, per month and is available now. For more information on email defense, see: http://www.lanechange.net/html/email_defense.shtml

About LaneChange.Net:

Since 2000, LaneChange.net (http://www.lanechange.net) has provided domain name registration, DNS hosting, email hosting, virus and Spam filtering services, backup email and other hosting services to more than 1,800 clients worldwide. LaneChange.net’s philosophy is customer-centric, which satisfies client’s requirements with a specific emphasis on personalized and timely customer service. LaneChange.net’s head office is located in Ottawa, Canada, with data center operations in Ottawa & Vancouver, Canada as well as Atlanta, USA.

For additional information contact:

Robert Schwartz

LaneChange.net

613-860-1667 ext.5

800-403-1963 ext.5

http://www.LaneChange.net

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LaneChange.net Protects Domain Name Registrants with New Privacy Service

LaneChange.net Protects Domain Name Registrants with New Privacy Service










Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) June 2, 2005

LaneChange.Net, a complete Internet services solutions provider, announces a new privacy service that protects the identity of domain name owners by replacing publicly accessible registrant data with generic contact information thereby making it more difficult for Spammers, telemarketers and other undesirable third parties to capture private domain owner information.

The Whois Privacy Service replaces existing owner contact information with generic information that directs inquiries to a special web site which then captures legitimate contact requests and forwards them to the real domain owner. Owners retain full control over their domains at all times, avoid exposure to excessive Spam, telephone or letter mail marketing and are alerted to contact requests.

“When someone registers a domain name, sensitive information such as the owner’s name, address, phone number and email address are placed in a publicly accessible database known as the Whois Database,” said Robert Schwartz, President of LaneChange.net. “This information is often accessed by Spammers, telemarketers or others and used for undesirable and sometimes illegal purposes. With this new service, domain name owners can now protect their sensitive personal contact information and retain complete control over their domain name for a minimal annual cost of $ 5.99 per year.”

The Whois Privacy Service is available for the following top level domains: .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .cc and .tv for clients with domain names registered through LaneChange.net. Whois Privacy Service is available to all domain owners by transferring domains to LaneChange.net.

For more information on the Whois Privacy Service, visit: http://www.lanechange.net/html/whois_privacy_service.shtml


For more information on transferring a domain name to LaneChange.net, visit: http://www.lanechange.net/html/failed_transfer_policy.shtml

About LaneChange.net:

Since 2000, LaneChange.net (http://www.lanechange.net) has provided domain name registration, DNS hosting, email hosting, virus and Spam filtering services, backup email and other hosting services to more than 2,500 clients worldwide. LaneChange.net’s philosophy is customer centric, which satisfies client’s requirements with a specific emphasis on personalized and timely customer service. LaneChange.net’s head office is located in Ottawa, Canada, with data center operations in Ottawa, Toronto & Vancouver, Canada as well as Atlanta, USA.

For additional information contact:

Robert Schwartz

LaneChange.net

613-860-1667 ext.5

800-403-1963 ext.5

http://www.LaneChange.net

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