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Fuji Electric Announces Launch of 7400WX-T3U, a High-Capacity Uninterruptible Power Supply System

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 aprile 2019

Fuji Electric Corp. of America is pleased to announce the launch of our new High Capacity Uninterruptible Power Supply System to the US market. The 7400WX-T3U is designed for data centers in all industries, and is available now for shipment.Fuji Electric has developed the high-capacity 7400WX-T3U for very large, hyperscale and enterprise critical power applications. It is available in a myriad of sizes up to 1000 kVA, is parallelable up to 8 MVA, and has the highest efficiency rating in the industry in its size range. It features a modular design with true inter-module and system-wide redundancy, adding to its reliability and making it ultra flexible to suit every critical system design.The unit is equipped with Fuji Electric’s proprietary technology such as their hybrid-SiC power semiconductors and Reverse-Blocking IGBT (RB-IGBT), proven to add not only efficiency but durability. Its flat efficiency curve peaks at 97.2%, and its unique Module Control Management System allows paralleling between not only UPS inverter sections but those in paralleled units as well. Other features like its information-packed touch screen and versatile monitoring capability provide optimum visibility to end users. Learn more about the new 7400WX-T3U High Capacity UPS and about the complete line of UPS systems available from Fuji Electric.

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National University System Presents at Education Thought Leader Summit ASU + GSV

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 5 aprile 2019

Education experts representing the National University System (NUS), a network of nonprofit education institutions serving over 45,000 PreK to doctoral-level students nationwide, will be presenting at the 10th annual ASU+GSV Summit – a gathering of global leaders in education and innovation – in San Diego from April 8-10. Discussions featuring National University System Chancellor Dr. Michael R. Cunningham and other NUS leadership and invited guests will center on the future of higher education, workforce education initiatives, and social emotional learning through the Sanford Harmony program, all of which are being expanded nationally by the National University System.The National University System, through its affiliate institutions of National University, City University of Seattle, Northcentral University and John F. Kennedy University, is dedicated to defining new academic pathways toward degree completion through cutting-edge solutions that meet the needs of adult learners and enhance workforce readiness. Dr. Cunningham, who served as Dean of the College of Business Administration at San Diego State University prior to joining the National University System in 2013, will share insights on NUS initiatives that are being scaled nationally as part of a wide-ranging commitment to better society. These include:The national and global expansion of the Sanford Programs, inspired by philanthropist T. Denny Sanford – Sanford Harmony, Sanford Inspire, and the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy – which provide solutions for some of society’s greatest challenges in the nonprofit and K-12 sectors and are now reaching more than 6.5 million people.
Workforce Education Solutions, an NUS initiative to support quality, affordable education customized to meet market needs and industry standards, designed to also offer credit for prior learning.
The acquisition and expansion of online personalized learning aimed at lowering the cost of degree offerings. These include proprietary models being developed throughout NUS, including Precision Education and FlexCourse℠, a state-of-the-art learning management system, along with the recent addition of Northcentral University, a leader in online graduate degrees.

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Ardent Health Services and Sacred Heart Health System

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 marzo 2019

Ardent Health Services and Ascension’s Sacred Heart Health System announced they completed the sale of Ardent’s interest in Bay Medical Sacred Heart to Ascension. The transaction includes the hospital and related physician clinic operations in Panama City and Bay County, Florida. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.Bay Medical was jointly owned by Ardent and Sacred Heart, which is part of Ascension, one of the nation’s leading non-profit and Catholic health systems. The effective date of the transaction is March 14, 2019.In Florida, Ascension locations now include four Sacred Heart Health System hospitals – Bay Medical in Panama City plus hospitals in Pensacola, Miramar Beach and Port St. Joe – as well as the hospitals of St. Vincent’s HealthCare in Northeast Florida.“The caregivers and physicians of Sacred Heart are excited to continue working with our colleagues at Bay Medical with a more significant presence,” said Tom VanOsdol, the president and CEO of Ascension Florida. “We look forward to applying the full expertise, resources and clinical excellence of Ascension to benefit the Panama City and Bay County individuals and families we are privileged to serve.”

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Mecho® Introduces SolarTrac 4.0® Automated Shade System

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 12 marzo 2019

Mecho, a global leader in commercial window coverings, introduces SolarTrac 4.0, a technologically-superior automated window shading control system designed to maximize occupant and building performance through daylight management.
The patented SolarTrac 4.0 merges the science of predictive algorithms with real-time weather conditions to provide a scalable solution with precise and predictive performance for control that ranges from single floor control to individual commercial buildings to an entire campus. These technologies enable SolarTrac 4.0 to raise or lower window shades to maximize natural daylight coming into a building, increase energy efficiency, enhance occupant comfort and performance, improve building energy management, and maintain aesthetics—all while preserving valuable views to the outside.SolarTrac 4.0 incorporates the sun’s precise position based on date, time, building GPS location, and glass façade orientation—as well as shadows and reflection caused by surrounding buildings—to raise or lower window shades to harvest the maximum amount of daylight. SolarTrac 4.0 is software-based; allowing it to be managed by multiple users on-site or even remotely and is the first on the market to include self-diagnostics. Please visit Mecho to discover the power of SolarTrac and the new features of SolarTrac 4.0.Since 1969, Mecho® has been a trusted partner to architects, designers and engineers to help bring their design visions to life. Mecho is consistently at the forefront of revolutionizing window shades and thrives in hard-to-solve design and technical challenges. Mecho embraces projects that call for non-rectangular, sloping, high, wide, difficult-to-access, and other non-standard windows.

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Hexion Inc. and ADDAPT Chemicals BV Announce New Hybrid Polymer System

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 23 febbraio 2019

VeoVa™ vinyl ester monomer, a Versatic™ Acids & Derivatives product from Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or the “Company”), is one of the key components in a new specialized hybrid polymer technology developed by ADDAPT Chemicals BV for the paint and coatings industry. The Addapt VeoPoxTM products are novel adhesion promotors for use in various technologies and substrates, offering improved adhesion and corrosion protection.ADDAPT Chemicals BV, an independent chemical company located in the Netherlands, leveraged Hexion’s VeoVa™ vinyl ester monomer as a reactive diluent, to develop a novel adhesion promotor for, among others, DTM (direct to metal) systems. VeoPoxTM significantly increases adhesion and anti-corrosion properties.The synergistic effects of the VeoPoxTM hybrid polymer systems enable formulators to develop new higher performance systems, overcoming limitations and shortcomings of existing polymer systems. The VeoPoxTM range is applicable for epoxy, alkyd and acrylic binder systems, both solvent and waterborne.

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Cognitive Systems Partners With Quantenna to Deliver the Truly Smart Home Experience

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 23 febbraio 2019

Cognitive Systems Corp. today announced that its patented Aura WiFi Motion™ technology will become a standard option for customers developing products based on the Quantenna® platform, in 2019.Companies using Quantenna’s leading-edge Wi-Fi chipset technology will be able to license Aura WiFi Motion for use in their offerings, and millions of existing and future connected devices will leverage Aura’s advanced motion detection without the need for design changes or additional hardware. Together, Cognitive and Quantenna will enable home monitoring, remote monitoring (e.g., rental properties or elder care), and energy management, to create a truly smart home.Cognitive’s WiFi Motion technology offers high-performance detection and localization of motion, validated by rigorous quality assurance testing in diverse, real-world environments, under a variety of stressed conditions. Cognitive is committed to the productization and mass deployment of its disruptive technology, which amplifies the utility of wireless networks beyond communication, and towards indoor environmental RF sensing.
By incorporating Aura WiFi Motion, end-users will experience a fully connected, customizable smart home with complete Wi-Fi coverage, remote monitoring, and energy management. For router companies, this integration enables other services that can be monetized without the need for additional hardware — and at a low cost. This generates additional revenue streams and differentiates products from the competition.The strategic partnership between Cognitive Systems and Quantenna enables companies selling single access points and home gateways to leverage the advanced motion detection software in their connected products. This serves to advance the smart home industry for manufacturers and consumers alike, as the solution uses cutting-edge radio frequency motion algorithms and machine learning technology to allow people to monitor their homes without cameras or additional hardware.

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FotoFinder Systems: Artificial Intelligence Revolutionizes Skin Cancer Detection

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 gennaio 2019

“Artificial Intelligence” (AI) is currently on everyone’s lips. Experts say companies need to focus on three aspects of AI to play a leading role in the topic: latest programming insights, importance of data and AI integration into existing workflows. FotoFinder Systems already combines these key aspects today. As a pioneer, the high-tech company is a leader in integrating AI into technology for skin cancer diagnostics. With the new expert software Moleanalyzer pro, dermatologists are able to assess moles with AI. Validation results confirm an extremely high accuracy. Moleanalyzer pro offers physicians the possibility to confirm their diagnosis with various evaluation techniques. For the first time, it is possible to combine specialist expertise with AI and additionally to receive a second opinion – per mouse click – from renowned international skin cancer experts.Moleanalyzer pro works with deep learning: The human ability to learn from examples and experiences was transferred to the computer. For this purpose the “Convolutional Neural Network” (CNN) was trained with the currently largest data collection of dermoscopic images including corresponding diagnosis. Due to many years of valuable cooperation with physicians worldwide, the continuous “feeding” of the algorithm succeeds. With growing experience and its own autonomous rules, it is able to distinguish between benign and malignant lesions. The result is a score that supports the risk assessment of both melanocytic and non-melanocytic skin lesions. Shortly, this AI Score will be available for doctors also on mobile devices.

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Northern Ireland’s Newest and Largest Hotel Chooses Agilysys Visual One® Property Management System

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 30 novembre 2018

Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced the Grand Central Hotel in Belfast has chosen the Agilysys Visual One® property management system to improve efficiency in its operation and help drive increased revenue.The Grand Central Hotel is the seventh hotel in the Hastings Hotels portfolio. The leading hotel group, named best luxury hotel group in Ireland, uses Visual One in all its properties to run hotel operations. Belfast’s newest, tallest and largest hotel, The Grand Central Hotel, is situated at the heart of Belfast, has 300 luxurious bedrooms and suites and a variety of unique dining and bar options onsite. For the high-profile Grand Central Hotel, Hastings Hotels Group required a property management system that could ensure a top of the line guest experience and again chose Agilysys Visual One.“While we have just opened our seventh property—the Grand Central Hotel, we have been working with Agilysys for 11 years. We find it a forward-thinking company committed to developing their product in an ever-expanding digital world which is helping to transform our business,” said Pamela Shaw, group IT manager of Hastings Hotels. “The relationship we have with Agilysys helps make the interaction with third party suppliers a more seamless customer journey. The system gives us access to all our customer data in one secure central platform allowing us to share preferences across the group and deliver a personalized experience to the guest on each visit.” Visual One® PMS is a comprehensive and fully integrated property management system that offers a wide range of features and functionality, including front office operations, guest history, housekeeping, reservations management and more. Its user-friendly interface is laid out in a logical and understandable format with quick-feature icons and drag-and-drop capabilities. The software, which runs on a Microsoft® SQL Server® database, has modules for accounting, activities, club management, comp accounting, condo accounting, guest marketing, sales and catering and spa management.“We are pleased to further our growth in EMEA, a strategic and important initiative for our company across a market we see tremendous opportunity in,” said James Slatter, managing director, EMEA at Agilysys. “We are excited to further our partnership with Hastings Hotels and help them drive revenue at their magnificent new property in Belfast. The fully-integrated Visual One property management solution meets the highest standard of the world’s most luxurious resorts. We are confident it will streamline operations and help deliver an exceptional guest experience at The Grand Central Hotel.”

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Le imprese italiane potranno diventare partner e sponsor del Padiglione dell’Italia a Expo 2020 Dubai

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 16 novembre 2018

Dubai. Un Innovation Hub, un padiglione non semplicemente espositivo ma dimostrativo e capace di dare forma e visibilità alle eccellenze e competenze italiane nella costruzione e realizzazione di spazi interni e esterni, espressione di smart building system e di architettura digitale, dotato di elementi attrattivi per generare una forte visitor experience. Questo l’obiettivo dell’avviso per cercare partner e sponsor in vista della realizzazione del Padiglione dell’Italia a Expo 2020 Dubai che propone di raccogliere manifestazioni d’interesse da parte di aziende e imprese fornitori di beni e servizi. La call è indetta, insieme a Invitalia, dal Commissariato Generale per la partecipazione italiana all’Expo 2020 di Dubai e segue il lancio del Concorso di progettazione architettonica del Padiglione avvenuto il 23 Ottobre.
Il Padiglione Italia sarà collocato tra le aree tematiche “Opportunità” e “Sostenibilità” nel sito di Expo 2020 Dubai in posizione strategica dal punto di vista dei flussi di visitatori: sorgerà su un lotto di 3.420 mq e intercetterà il traffico di pubblico in uscita dal Padiglione degli Emirati Arabi Uniti (distante 250 metri) e in transito verso il North Park, uno dei principali spazi verdi e meeting point di tutta l’area espositiva di Expo Dubai e destinata ad ospitare grandi eventi e manifestazioni pubbliche.

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Intravascular imaging system in Japan

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 1 novembre 2018

ConaviTM Medical Inc. is pleased to announce that Japan Lifeline has submitted an application for the regulatory approval of the Novasight HybridTM intravascular imaging system in Japan. In addition, Japan Lifeline will serve as the exclusive distributor of the Novasight Hybridintravascular imaging system in Japan. Novasight Hybrid is the world’s first system to have been used clinically that is capable of providing both intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) on a single imaging catheter. Earlier this year, the Novasight Hybrid system received FDA 510(k) clearance in the United States and was featured by Conavi Medical at the TCT 2018 Interventional Cardiology conference.Dr. Brian Courtney, Conavi Medical’s Chief Executive Officer, comments that “The announcement of Japan Lifeline applying for regulatory approval is an important commercial event for the company. Intravascular imaging is used frequently in the 260,000 angioplasty and stenting procedures performed every year in Japan. The Novasight Hybrid system is uniquely able to simultaneously acquire inherently co-registered IVUS and OCT images. I have been fortunate to work with a number of cardiologists in Japan whose experience and knowledge of intravascular imaging is incredibly profound. The input that we have received from Japanese physicians in the development of our product has been incredibly valuable in ensuring that our technology fits well with their clinical needs.” “In PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) in Japan, imaging catheters are used in more than 90% of all cases. The Novasight Hybrid system is the world’s first and unique device as a single disposable catheter combined with both IVUS and OCT functions, enabling physicians to observe the same lesions simultaneously in the coronary artery. In Japan, only one of either IVUS or OCT is covered by reimbursement for one procedure, so we believe that Novasight Hybrid system will perform to the best of the needs in clinical settings in the near future” said Keisuke Suzuki, President and Chief Executive Officer of Japan Lifeline. “We are very keen to expand our intervention business more than ever. In March this year, we launched drug eluting stents. With the Novasight Hybrid system newly added to our product portfolio, we expect to accelerate sales of the existing products too.”

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Endoscopic Suturing System

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 settembre 2018

Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. (“Apollo”) (NASDAQ:APEN), a global leader in less invasive medical devices for bariatric and gastrointestinal procedures, announced today an agreement with Istitudo Clinico Humanitas to establish a multicenter, retrospective, data repository for gastrointestinal applications performed using Apollo’s OverStitch™ Endoscopic Suturing System. Professor Alessandro Repici, Director of the Digestive Endoscopy Unit of Istituto Clinico Humanitas, will serve as the Principal Investigator.Endoscopic suturing can be used to support a wide variety of therapeutic, gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures. Patients who have previously undergone an endoscopic suturing procedure at a participating center with the OverStitch device will be eligible for inclusion in the registry. The study will initially include six leading gastroenterology centers in five countries in Europe.The objective of this registry is to collect European demographic, procedural and outcome data following the use of the OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System. Data will be collected on a variety of applications including closure of full thickness and mucosal defects, post-operative leaks, perforations, fixation of endoprosthetics, treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding, and other procedures. The goal is to support the clinical use and benefits of endolumenal suturing as well as provide real-world data on safety and effectiveness which can support physicians, patients and payers in making informed decisions.“The European GI Registry for endoscopic suturing is an amazing opportunity to create a repository of data on Advanced Gastrointestinal Applications coming from some of the most outstanding European centers and will allow an increased understanding of the efficacy, benefits and outcomes associated with endoscopic suturing procedures,” said Professor Alessandro Repici.“The future for therapeutic endoscopy is very promising, especially with flexible endoscopic suturing utilizing OverStitch. By allowing physicians to suture with precision and assurance of depth, up to full thickness, OverStitch enables many improved therapy options for their patients. These leading centers participating in the registry will be instrumental in generating data for their peers and national health systems across Europe,” said Todd Newton, CEO of Apollo Endosurgery.
Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. (“Apollo”) (NASDAQ:APEN), a global leader in less invasive medical devices for bariatric and gastrointestinal procedures, announced today an agreement with Istitudo Clinico Humanitas to establish a multicenter, retrospective, data repository for gastrointestinal applications performed using Apollo’s OverStitch™ Endoscopic Suturing System. Professor Alessandro Repici, Director of the Digestive Endoscopy Unit of Istituto Clinico Humanitas, will serve as the Principal Investigator.Endoscopic suturing can be used to support a wide variety of therapeutic, gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures. Patients who have previously undergone an endoscopic suturing procedure at a participating center with the OverStitch device will be eligible for inclusion in the registry. The study will initially include six leading gastroenterology centers in five countries in Europe.The objective of this registry is to collect European demographic, procedural and outcome data following the use of the OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System. Data will be collected on a variety of applications including closure of full thickness and mucosal defects, post-operative leaks, perforations, fixation of endoprosthetics, treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding, and other procedures. The goal is to support the clinical use and benefits of endolumenal suturing as well as provide real-world data on safety and effectiveness which can support physicians, patients and payers in making informed decisions.

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Pivot3 Certifies Intelligent Infrastructure Solutions with Milestone Systems

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 9 settembre 2018

Pivot3, the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) performance and technology leader, today announced that it has certified its infrastructure solutions for mission-critical IoT, safe cities and smart building environments operating with Milestone Systems video management software (VMS). This certification confirms that organizations can gain access to infrastructure that is proven to deliver the performance, resilience and scalability required in mission-critical environments. Enterprises rely on information from multiple sources, including security and surveillance platforms, to gain new levels of intelligence to secure their environment. Pivot3 provides extreme levels of availability and comprehensive data protection that has been proven in high-profile environments, including Majid Al Futtaim Properties, Caesars Entertainment, the University of Central Florida, and many others.Pivot3 supports the unique needs of these environments by optimizing its platform in operation with Milestone XProtect® VMS. Certified according to Milestone’s robust testing criteria, solutions using Pivot3 and Milestone guarantee that valuable data assets captured with Milestone meet the required performance benchmarks, stored and protected with Pivot3. Pivot3 streamlines video management and storage capabilities by hosting VMS, other security applications and IT workloads on one unified platform, thereby reducing hardware investments and datacenter footprint, and simplifying management. “Our global market cooperation with Pivot3 equips organizations to capture and access critical video data and insulates them from the risk of downtime or data loss from major system failures,” said Henrik Sydbo Hansen, group manager, devices and integrations, Milestone Systems. “Pivot3’s ability to deliver the performance and resilience required to meet the complex and evolving needs of today’s demanding enterprise-class IoT and security applications is a key factor in our ongoing collaboration.” “Organizations are aggressively moving toward the idea of the consolidated, secure enterprise in an effort to better manage connected devices, reduce vulnerabilities and ensure safety, while integrating with IT best practices and bridging the gap that often exists between security and IT,” said Brandon Reich, vice president, security and IoT, Pivot3. “Pivot3 certified on Milestone Systems VMS is designed to offer significant value to these entities, allowing them to manage their security and IT infrastructure requirements in an integrated fashion that’s easy to manage and is proven in hundreds of deployments to reduce costs.”

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The Times meets Trump, and Ronan Farrow takes on the system

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 2 agosto 2018

By Pete Vernon. President Trump kicked up a journalistic firestorm Sunday morning, tweeting about an off-the-record meeting with New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger. Trump claimed that the two had “a very good and interesting meeting at the White House,” and discussed “the vast amounts of Fake News being put out by the media.”Sulzberger, viewing Trump’s comment as putting the meeting on the record, responded with a lengthy statement, explaining that his main reason for meeting with Trump “was to raise concerns about the president’s deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric. I told the president directly that I thought that his language was not just divisive but increasingly dangerous.” NYT editorial page editor James Bennett also attended the meeting, which took place on July 20.The nature of the talk stood in contrast to the paper’s post-election interview with Trump, one that the newsroom fought to be put on the record after television anchors were criticized for taking an off-the-record meeting with the then-president-elect. While it’s easy to argue that Sulzberger and Bennett shouldn’t be agreeing to conditions from a man who has continuously demeaned the reporting of their employees, it’s also hard to imagine them turning down a chance to challenge the president on his attacks. Where Sulzberger erred was expecting that Trump would both provide an accurate account of the meeting and change his approach to the media, two things he has shown no interest in doing.Politico’s Andrew Restuccia and Brent D. Griffiths note that “The Times has long been a convenient foil for Trump, a regular Times reader who has a fascination with the paper despite his loud criticism of its coverage. So it was no surprise that Trump would try to spin the meeting with Sulzberger to his advantage.”Trump responded later in the day with a thread of angry tweets, accusing the media of being “unpatriotic.” He added, “The failing New York Times and the Amazon Washington Post do nothing but write bad stories even on very positive achievements — and they will never change!”
The Times’s Mark Landler spoke with Sulzberger, who said Trump took pride in popularizing the phrase “fake news.” Sulzberger also noted that at one point he told the president that media organizations had resorted to “posting armed guards outside their offices because of a rise in threats against journalists. The president, he said, expressed surprise that they did not already have armed guards.” (font: CJR Editors)

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Award-Winning Healthcare System Installs Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform to Enhance Its Image Management Workflow

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 8 febbraio 2018

CARESTREAMDickinson County Healthcare System (Iron Mountain, Mich.) — a recipient of multiple healthcare quality awards — implemented Carestream Health’s Clinical Collaboration Platform (see video link) that features enterprise imaging, vendor-neutral archiving and Vue Motion enterprise viewer module. The Dickinson County system includes a community hospital and five satellite clinics.
“After evaluating several different PACS systems we selected Carestream because its fully featured platform is easy to use and offers the ability to read all modalities from a single workstation,” said Sherry Koepp, the healthcare system’s Manager of Imaging Services.The hospital’s Clinical Collaboration Platform supports lesion management, 3D tools, breast tomography, cardiac CT, breast MR and post processing. It also allows radiologists to read multiple modalities from a single workstation. The radiologists’ reading worklist is color coded so they can easily prioritize STAT reads over high priority or routine exams.Carestream’s advanced features are part of a unified platform that includes vendor-neutral archiving (VNA). “Our original plan was to purchase a separate VNA but our Carestream healthcare IT specialist recommended that we expand our storage area network with Carestream’s VNA software. This significantly reduces our cost without any sacrifice in performance or security,” Ms. Koepp explains.Both radiologists and physicians benefit from the platform’s critical results notification capabilities. “Radiologists can contact physicians to discuss critical results and answer any questions, which is an important factor in optimizing patient care,” reports David Alexa, the healthcare system’s PACS Administrator. The hospital also implemented Carestream’s Vue Motion enterprise viewer, which offers convenient access to patients’ images, videos, waveforms and reports from FDA-approved mobile devices.“Our referring physicians appreciate the ability to view the report and key images on mobile devices. Our ENT, orthopaedic, pulmonary and other specialists use the viewer to aid in diagnosis and treatment for patients,” said Mr. Alexa.System administrators use Carestream’s Vue Beyond to improve departmental workflow. This platform provides real-time monitoring of metrics that include study volume, modality mix, patient type and report turnaround time.Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform delivers standards-based data capture, management, archiving and distribution for imaging data across the healthcare enterprise. The platform’s unified core is the backbone that enables enterprise imaging and associates all data for each patient with a single patient record. This imaging data can be easily integrated within a healthcare facility’s EMR/EHR. (photo: CARESTREAM)

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I-Squared Act Will Mean Fairer, More Efficient Immigration System, Says CTA

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 27 gennaio 2018

Washington.The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), regarding today’s introduction of the Immigration Innovation (“I-Squared”) Awashingtonct by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT):”Acquiring top talent from around the world is critical to America’s continued economic success, but foreign countries are stepping up their efforts to recruit the world’s best engineers, developers and other STEM professionals. If we do not update our immigration laws, the U.S. risks falling behind.“Foreign workers on H-1B visas alone create an average of 1.83 American jobs each. The I-Squared Act is exactly the kind of modernization that our immigration system needs. The bill will ensure that U.S. companies can access the best talent in order to grow and create jobs. Equally important, the bill puts measures in place to prevent bad actors from using visas to displace American workers; and revenue from the visas in the I-Squared Act will be used to create the largest U.S. workforce training fund in our nation’s history.“This smart and balanced approach to high-skilled immigration reform is an opportunity Congress can’t afford to miss. We urge the Senate to move swiftly on getting this bill to President Trump’s desk.”

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Ministry of Communications of the Vatican Selects Accenture to Help Design and Deliver its New Communications System: Vatican News

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 19 dicembre 2017

VaticanAccenture (NYSE:ACN) announced that the Ministry of Communications of the Vatican has appointed Accenture Interactive to help design and deliver its new communications system called Vatican News. The move is part of the Vatican reform aimed at finding new ways to communicate with and engage all people in today’s digital world.The Ministry, called Secretariat for the Communication, has selected Accenture Interactive as its global experience agency to define a digital communications strategy that increases the consistency and clarity of its communications, and unifies the current array of independent communication channels under a single new portal, Vatican News. The transformation will enable the Vatican media team to have a defined online identity, one voice, and a richer, digital source of multi-media content to reach people all over the world.The objectives include the design of the Vatican News, which will help people find and interact with desired information more easily; the creation of one multi-language editorial team able to work with a multimedia, multi-device and multi-cultural approach; and a content strategy that allows for efficient content management and distribution.Monsignor Dario Edoardo Viganò, Prefect of the Secretariat for Communications said, “We are launching the last part of the reform sought by Pope Francis. Each reform does not originate from a mistaken past but from a present that calls for a change: in this case, today’s cultural and digital convergence require the adoption of production processes that are different from traditional ones. Today, in fact, information production and dissemination happens through agnostic software, in multiple media formats. The collaboration with Accenture Interactive, thanks to their solid global experience, has allowed us to develop an extensive strategy capable of uniting various working groups, the diversification of formats and the strengthening of brand identity — all while maximizing the value of our talented in-house professionals working in the Holy See media.”Accenture Interactive is also responsible for designing new logos and other brand elements of the various Vatican communication channels: Vatican News, Vatican Media and Radio Vaticana Italiana, thus ensuring consistency between the new visual identity used for the portal and its social media properties.“This project strikes at the core of what we do at Accenture Interactive: building human-centered experiences for today’s digital world,” said Anatoly Roytman, head of Accenture Interactive for Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America. “We’re honored to partner with such a venerable institution to reinvent the way it communicates. Accenture Interactive was chosen by the Ministry for our ability to bring a broad range of digital capabilities across user experience, design, content, branding, analytics, search, and social, as well our ability to help large institutions with the change management required for digital transformation to be successful.” (photo: vatican)

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Fluence to Commission First MABR System in Mainland United States

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 30 ottobre 2017

Fluence's MABR UnitFluence Corporation Limited (ASX:FLC) (“Fluence” or the “Company”) has signed an agreement with Stanford University to deploy, test and evaluate the Company’s MABR wastewater treatment technology at Stanford’s Codiga Resource Recovery Center (“CR2C”).
The Fluence MABR unit is expected to be operational at CR2C’s test facility as early as January 2018. The installation introduces MABR to the continental United States, and California specifically, where there is a high demand for wastewater treatment technology. The agreement follows the MOU the parties executed earlier in 2017.The MABR unit will allow CR2C faculty and research students to conduct independent evaluations of the MABR wastewater treatment technology and processes.Deploying the MABR Unit will pave the way for Fluence to test and achieve California’s strict Title 22 requirements for water reuse and allow observation of the plant in operation. MABR systems represent a cost-effective decentralized treatment for reuse, as well as being an affordable upgrade to a large existing installed base of conventional treatment plants aiming to achieve effective nitrogen and phosphorous removal.“Fluence’s innovative MABR technology as a reuse solution solves the water scarcity problem efficiently and cost-effectively in the U.S., specifically in California,” said Henry Charrabé, Fluence’s Managing Director and CEO. “Especially in regions where power is at a premium, our smart packaged decentralized MABR units produce the highest quality output while minimizing power consumption, operation and maintenance costs.” This is the second MABR unit deployed in the United States, and the first on the mainland. The first MABR plant was built and commissioned at the end of last year in Bordeaux, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. The Bordeaux plant, which has been in operation for almost one year, received approval from the Environmental Protection Agency in May 2017. The plant was fully operational within a few hours of Hurricane Irma striking the island, reflecting the technological reliability and robustness of the MABR unit. (photo: Fluence’s MABR Unit)

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Weighing the pros and cons of sharing information among EU borders and security systems

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 9 luglio 2017

BruxellesBruxelles. Interoperability between information systems for borders and security can help border and law enforcement officials thanks to fast and easy access to information about non-EU nationals entering the EU. However, as a new paper from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) shows in addition to benefits, there are also fundamental rights risks. These include using data for some purpose other than the one were designed for, unlawful access to personal data, replicating incorrect data about a given person, and children being linked to immigration offences their parents committed.
The Fundamental rights and the interoperability of EU information systems: borders and security paper shows that interoperability does not intrinsically violate fundamental rights and can help support better decision making through providing fuller information. This can improve efficiency, lead to mistakes in the systems being corrected, help identify those in need of international protection already flagged in one system as well as support the detection of missing or trafficked children.
However, the paper also underlines the need for adequate safeguards and mechanisms to protect the rights set out in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. This includes ensuring that the information stored is accurate and access is limited only for authorised purposes by authorised staff. Given the personal nature of the data, strong data security is needed to prevent unauthorised access, hacking, and the unlawful sharing of information with third parties.The systems should guard against sharing of inaccurate information and allow for corrections to be made. It should also ensure sensitive data such as race, ethnicity, health, sexual orientation, and religious beliefs does not lead to discriminatory profiling.Special attention should also be paid to children. As children develop their biometric information, such as fingerprints or facial images, may change. This reduces the reliability of the information stored. Also they may have criminal records due to immigration offences carried out by their parents. This should either be decoupled or limited to offences they committed.This paper reveals the positive and negative implications of making borders and security information systems interoperable. It was originally prepared to support the European Commission’s high-level expert group on information systems and interoperability. The group explored the legal, technical and operational aspects surrounding interoperability of information systems.

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Reform of the EU asylum rules – creating a new Dublin system that works

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 7 marzo 2017

european-parliamentOn Thursday, 9 March 2017, Parliament’s lead MEP on the reform of the Dublin system, Swedish liberal Cecilia Wikström, will present her draft report to the Civil Liberties Committee.The draft report is a first response to the Commission’s proposal, presented in May 2016, for reform of the Dublin regulation. This regulation, which determines which member state is responsible for processing an asylum application, constitutes the cornerstone of the EU asylum system, which is currently undergoing a major revamp.
In the report, Ms Wikström proposes ways to remedy the weaknesses of the current EU asylum rules, which became obvious in 2015 when more than one million people fled war, conflicts and persecution and applied for international protection in the EU, resulting in the near-total collapse of the system. To ensure that the new asylum system will work in practice, the rapporteur sets out three key priorities:
· all member states must share responsibility for asylum seekers,
· accelerating procedures: people needing international protection should get it much faster while those who do not have the right to asylum should be returned to their home countries in a swift and dignified manner, and
· all asylum seekers should be registered upon arrival in the EU and member states with EU external borders must protect and maintain them.
The aim is to ensure that member states on the southern borders are no longer left to shoulder a disproportionate share of the EU’s obligations to applicants for international protection. The system should not encourage member states to turn a blind eye or apply “wave-through” policies, and asylum seekers should be certain that their applications will be treated swiftly and fairly in all countries.

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The reform of the Dublin system and crisis relocation

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 12 ottobre 2016

dublinoOn Monday afternoon, the Civil Liberties Committee will hold a hearing on the reform of the Dublin system which determines which EU member state is responsible for processing an asylum application. MEPs will hear from UNHCR, NGOs, EU agencies involved with migration issues, academics, the EU data protection supervisor and representatives of national authorities. The presentations will focus on key issues related to the reform, such as a fair and automatic distribution of applicants between member states, the admissibility procedure and the concepts of safe country of origin and safe third country, the effectiveness of relocation and avoiding secondary movements, as well as the protection of children’s rights and data protection.The hearing will be divided into three discussion sessions. The first will focus on “Reforming the Dublin System – A critical appraisal” (15.05-16.25). The second on “Effectiveness of relocation and avoiding secondary movements” (16.25-17.35), and the third on “Areas of concern for the reform of the Dublin system”, in particular unaccompanied minors (17.15 – 18.30).

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