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World Expert in Genetics Joins Human Longevity as Chief Medical Officer

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 17 novembre 2019

Human Longevity, Inc., an innovator in providing data-driven health intelligence and precision health to physicians and patients, announced today that C. Thomas Caskey, MD, FACP, FACMG, FRSC, will serve as the company’s Chief Medical Officer to help innovate and lead the organization in delivering genetic testing reports. Dr. Caskey is a leading expert in genetic research and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Genetics, and Molecular Genetics with 25 years of patient care experience. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine (Chair, Board on Health Sciences Policy), Royal Society of Canada, past President: American Society of Human Genetics & Human Genome Organization, and Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science. Dr. Wei Wu He, Executive Chairman of Human Longevity, Inc., said, “Our clients will have the unique opportunity to connect with Dr. Caskey as he provides deep analytical dives into the whole genome sequencing we provide as part of our health assessments at the Health Nucleus center.” The Health Nucleus assessments provide clients with potential risk factors they face for cardiac, cancer, metabolic and cognitive issues. This is provided via integrated looks at the individual’s whole genome sequencing, brain and body imaging via MRI, cardiac CT scan, metabolic tests and more, using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI).Over 5,000 individuals from around the world have already accessed the Health Nucleus assessment and leave with knowledge and recommendations for improving their health. With Dr. Caskey’s role as Chief Medical Officer, HLI has increased its capabilities to provide personalized whole genome genetic interpretation for an objective understanding of a client’s disease risk and its prevention.

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Open-F@b Call4Ideas 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 12 ottobre 2019

Human Data Science. E’ questo il tema scelto per la sesta edizione di Open-F@b Call4Ideas 2019, il contest internazionale promosso da BNP Paribas Cardif, tra le prime dieci compagnie assicurative in Italia, che fino al 28 ottobre dà la possibilità a chiunque abbia un’idea innovativa di presentare il proprio progetto (www.insuranceup.it/it/call4ideas). I tre vincitori, che saranno selezionati da un Comitato di valutazione e premiati durante l’evento finale che si terrà a Milano a fine novembre, verranno affiancati dal team R&D di BNP Paribas Cardif nello sviluppo e nella concretizzazione dell’idea, tenendo in considerazione le esigenze del mercato e della Compagnia.
Negli ultimi anni l’analisi dei big data e l’AI hanno dato una forte spinta alla competitività delle imprese, aprendo nuove opportunità fino a poco tempo fa impensabili. Le aziende hanno iniziato a capire le potenzialità dei Big Data Analytics, settore che nel 2018 ha raggiunto un valore complessivo di quasi 1,4 mld di euro (+26% rispetto al 2017)[2], ma bisogna andare oltre. Per valorizzare e interpretare correttamente la mole di informazioni che ogni giorno vengono prodotte in Italia e nel mondo, è necessario creare nuovi modelli che combinino all’analisi dei dati anche il fattore umano puntando al benessere non solo come assenza di malattie ma in termini più ampi di vivere bene. Ed è proprio dall’unione di questi due elementi che nasce l’Human Data Science, un modello multidisciplinare che mantiene le persone al centro, comprendendo ciò che conta davvero per loro, e puntando ad un approccio olistico di medicina, wellness, alimentazione, lifestyle.
A Open-F@b Call4Ideas 2019, start-up, scale-up, imprese innovative e giovani studenti possono così proporre idee per, alternativamente e sempre nel rispetto della confidenzialità, arricchire la catena del valore dei dati tramite il Data Enrichment, comprendere i bisogni delle persone tramite la modellazione dei dati oppure migliorare la Customer Experience dei clienti utilizzando un approccio Human Centric guidato dall’analisi dei dati.Le proposte di partecipazione dovranno essere inviate entro il 28 ottobre 2019 tramite il form di registrazione al link: http://www.insuranceup.it/it/call4ideas.
Rivolta a chiunque abbia un’idea innovativa (start-up, scale-up e imprese innovative, imprenditori, giovani studenti, ecc.), Open-F@b Call4Ideas è un progetto di Open Innovation, lanciato per la prima volta nel 2014 da BNP Paribas Cardif in collaborazione con InsuranceUp.it. Dopo aver trattato nelle scorse edizioni la Customer Acquisition, l’Internet of Things e i Big Data, la Customer Experience e la Preventive Insurance e raccolto nel 2018 le migliori soluzioni tecnologiche che hanno un impatto sociale positivo sulle persone e sulla società, l’edizione 2019 premierà le tre idee più innovative sul tema dell’Human Data Science.Un Comitato costituito da executive del Gruppo BNP Paribas e di BNP Paribas Cardif, da professionisti universitari nell’ambito delle tecnologie digitali e da esperti, selezionerà i finalisti, che presenteranno dal vivo i propri progetti all’evento finale atteso a Milano nel mese di novembre. I tre vincitori verranno affiancati dal team R&D di BNP Paribas Cardif nello sviluppo e nella concretizzazione del loro progetto, tenendo in considerazione le esigenze del mercato e della Compagnia.Anche per il 2019, il contest vedrà la collaborazione di Medici powered by Let’s Talk Payments LCC, società di advisory e scouting di startup insurtech e fintech a livello globale. Tutti i finalisti potranno, inoltre, essere inseriti nel database di MEDICI, e ricevere un pacchetto di servizi di marketing a loro dedicati, essere presentati a C Entrepreneurs Fund, il fondo venture capital di BNP Paribas Cardif ed essere inseriti nella piattaforma di Open Innovation Scoop del polo International Financial Services del Gruppo BNP Paribas.Quali sono i risultati di Open-F@b Call4Ideas? Nelle ultime cinque edizioni sono state proposte oltre 300 candidature – la metà provenienti dall’estero -, selezionate più di 60 idee innovative, che hanno portato a diverse collaborazioni e alla realizzazione di almeno un progetto l’anno, e investiti circa 800mila euro totali. (Fabio Micali)

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First-in-Human Telerobotic Coronary Intervention Procedures

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 5 settembre 2019

Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. (“Corindus” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: CVRS), a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, announced today that EClinicalMedicine, a clinical journal published by the nearly 200-year-old medical journal The Lancet, has published the results from the Telerobotic Intervention Study, the world’s first percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures conducted from a remote location outside the catheterization lab using Corindus’ CorPath technology platform.The paper, titled Long Distance Telerobotic-Assisted Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: First-in-Human Experience, discusses five successful patient cases performed by internationally acclaimed physician Dr. Tejas Patel, Chairman and Chief Interventional Cardiologist of the Apex Heart Institute in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. The five patients featured in the paper underwent elective PCI procedures from a distance of approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Dr. Patel’s location inside the Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. His partner, Dr. Sanjay Shah, was onsite in the room with each patient at the Apex Heart Institute.To improve patient outcomes and broaden access to high-level care, Corindus has pioneered the world’s first remote telerobotic interventional platform to deliver highly specialized and timely cardiovascular care to underserved patient populations with geographic barriers to treatment. The Company is working on product development to enable use of the CorPath System in remote interventions and expand the Company’s robotic platform to address stroke care.www.matternow.com

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HR EcoSaaS marks a new dawn for human capital management services

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 14 ottobre 2017

shanghaiPRNewswire/ The digital transformation is becoming more globalized – the opportunities this provides are well acknowledged by those at the top – 81% of CEOs ranked advanced analytics as the top technology to change their organization (Highlights of the 2016 CEO Survey: Business Leaders Are Committed to Digital Industry Transformation). Gartner’s 2017 Symposium reported “technology enabled business is expected to be more of a focus in 2020”. In keeping with other global industries, the HR industry’s digital platform is here, taking the form of EcoSaaS (Ecosystem + Software as a service), launched by CDP – the business innovation leader in the HCM industry. However, EcoSaaS is more than a digital platform; it is the ultimate user experience – a combined HCM services and digital platform all-in-one. With more than 10 years experience innovating in the HR industry, CDP group released its disruptive model EcoSaaS – an HR Ecosystem over digital platform. CDP now faces the future with strength and agility to help Chinese enterprises to achieve global aspirations and ambitions. However, despite the concept, technology is no substitute for people in an enterprise. EcoSaaS is a service concept, combining the human capital management needs to form a digital platform – Chinese enterprises face increased energy and efficiency, and CDP hopes to take advantage of this growth.
Owing to the innovative nature of EcoSaaS, it has already attracted attention from international business media, including Forbes. Marking the Forbes’ 100th Anniversary Global CEO conference with the theme “The Next 100 Years”, Forbes overseas and digital platform published an interview with CDP’s CEO Wayne Wang, highlighting the innovative direction of EcoSaaS, and exploring his experiences in China’s human resources industry, his outlook on global human resources industry technology trends, market growth, and future innovation.EcoSaaS brings interconnectivity to the world of HR, and according to global trends, the number of partners in an ecosystem platform is only set to increase:The EcoSaaS platform relies on advanced cloud technology to tie together all the systems human capital management needs in a single digital operating platform – more comprehensive and consistent with diverse needs of business’s. EcoSaaS integrates different industries, services, knowledge and best practices to cover the full range of HR services. This meets business’s needs at different levels, from SME’s to multinationals, and produces a close connection between enterprises. By creating a shared-community platform, including staff and customers, supplier, partners and other channels upstream and downstream of the application, businesses can view EcoSaaS as their one-stop solution.CDP is assertively leading the way in this global movement, backed by research showing digital over services Ecosystem is the future. Gartner, the world’s leading IT consulting and research firm, found in its HCM 2017 Report that relying on technology and resource integration is the forthcoming HCM industry trend. Releasing their Market Guide for Multi-country Payroll Solutions, CDP was the only Chinese human resources service provider listed, included on the Market Guide for HCM suite and the Global List of Pay Suppliers. This is a milestone not just for China’s human resources services industry, but also in CDP Group’s global strategic plan. (photo: ecosystem partner)

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A decade of human rights protection

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 1 marzo 2017

box-eubidrag“The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights can be justifiably proud of what it has achieved in its first 10 years,” said FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty. “However, we are well aware of the challenges we face in upholding the values that are the foundation of our shared societies. Respect for human rights can never be taken for granted, as we can see from the high levels of intolerance, lack of respect and discrimination around the EU. We must find ways of renewing our commitment to the fairness, justice and equality on which our societies were built.”
“In these times of change we sense that old certainties are crumbling, but we have not yet found new solutions to help us face the challenges before us,” said Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen. “This uncertainty makes it all the more important to stand up for the fundamental principles on which our societies are based: that the human rights to freedom and dignity are universal and inalienable. 10 years ago, the European Union demonstrated its profound commitment to human rights by establishing the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights. The Agency’s work is now more vital than ever.”
“The European Union is founded on our common values. It has and will always stand for our basic democratic values, for freedom,for tolerance and the rule of law,” said Věra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. “It is the 10th anniversary of the Fundamental Rights agency which has worked hard to promote fundamental rights in the EU. At the same time, I’m deeply concerned that in Europe and beyond, fundamental democratic freedoms are questioned. We all know where isolationism and nationalism have led us in the past. I am convinced that protecting fundamental rights and the rule of law is the only response.”In 2017 and beyond, the Fundamental Rights Agency will focus on today’s most urgent human rights quandaries, from migration and asylum, through xenophobia and discrimination, to the very contemporary challenges of privacy, surveillance and hate speech in the digital age. At the same time, the Agency is increasing its efforts to boost public awareness and rekindle support for the protection of human rights; the rights of every individual living in the European Union.

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2.2 billion people are poor or near-poor, warns 2014 Human Development Report on vulnerability and resilience

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 18 ottobre 2014

human-growth-developmentPersistent vulnerability threatens human development, and unless it is systematically tackled by policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable. This is the core premise of the 2014 Human Development Report, launched here today by Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and Director of the Human Development Report Office Khalid Malik. Entitled Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience, the Report provides a fresh perspective on vulnerability and proposes ways to strengthen resilience. According to income-based measures of poverty, 1.2 billion people live with $1.25 or less a day. However, the latest estimates of the UNDP Multidimensional Poverty Index reveal that almost 1.5 billion people in 91 developing countries are living in poverty with overlapping deprivations in health, education and living standards. And although poverty is declining overall, almost 800 million people are at risk of falling back into poverty if setbacks occur. “By addressing vulnerabilities, all people may share in development progress, and human development will become increasingly equitable and sustainable,” stated UNDP Administrator Helen Clark today. The 2014 Human Development Report comes at a critical time, as attention turns to the creation of a new development agenda following the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
The Report holds that as crises spread ever faster and further, it is critical to understand vulnerability in order to secure gains and sustain progress. It points to a slowdown in human development growth across all regions, as measured by the Human Development Index (HDI). It notes that threats such as financial crises, fluctuations in food prices, natural disasters and violent conflict significantly impede progress. “Reducing both poverty and people’s vulnerability to falling into poverty must be a central objective of the post-2015 agenda,” the Report states. “Eliminating extreme poverty is not just about ‘getting to zero’; it is also about staying there.” “Reducing vulnerability is a key ingredient in any agenda for improving human development,” writes Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, in a contribution to the Report. “[We] need to approach it from a broad systemic perspective.”
The 2014 Report takes such an approach, using a human development lens to take a fresh look at vulnerability as an overlapping and mutually reinforcing set of risks. It explores structural vulnerabilities – those that have persisted and compounded over time as a result of discrimination and institutional failings, hurting groups such as the poor, women, migrants, people living with disabilities, indigenous groups and older people. For instance, 80 percent of the world’s elderly lack social protection, with large numbers of older people also poor and disabled. The Report also introduces the idea of life cycle vulnerabilities, the sensitive points in life where shocks can have greater impact. They include the first 1,000 days of life, and the transitions from school to work, and from work to retirement. “Capabilities accumulate over an individual’s lifetime and have to be nurtured and maintained; otherwise they can stagnate and even decline,” it warns. “Life capabilities are affected by investments made in preceding stages of life, and there can be long-term consequences of exposure to short-term shocks.” For example, in one study cited by the Report, poor children in Ecuador were shown to be already at a vocabulary disadvantage by the age of six. Timely interventions-such as investments in early childhood development-are therefore critical, the Report states.

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