Zebra Medical Vision Launches the Most Comprehensive Medical Imaging Research Platform Globally

SHEFAYIM, Israel, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Completes $8m seed round led by Khosla Ventures to accelerate the creation of imaging insights tools for HMOs and ACOs

Zebra Medical Vision launched a closed beta of its Medical Imaging Research platform and announced funding of $8 million led by Khosla Ventures, with participating parties DeepFork Capital and Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) CEO Marc Benioff. The company’s solution enables researchers to quickly develop imaging algorithms and insights based on large scale datasets and advanced processing power. Zebra’s commercialization pipeline will then expedite clinical application of imaging research products.

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With a billion people joining the middle class by 2020, and an aging global population, the demand for medical imaging is rapidly increasing. Fast, accurate diagnosis is paramount, and is getting increasingly difficult to achieve with existing Radiology resources. Medical Imaging storage has grown tenfold since 2005 according to a Frost&Sullivan report and continues to grow with more advanced modalities. Therefore there is an acute need for accurate automated tools to enable high quality diagnostic insights at scale.

“Advances in machine learning and computer vision have made it possible to create diagnostic quality algorithms based on big data, that surpass current reading accuracy rates. Such algorithms will reduce false positives, identify false negatives, provide earlier diagnosis of cancer or other diseases and unlock incidental findings hidden in the vast amounts of imaging data that resides within archives of health providers,” said Elad Benjamin, Zebra Medical CEO and former General Manager of the Carestream Healthcare Information Solutions group.

“I have frequently commented that technology will reinvent healthcare as we know it,” said Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures. “Zebra is combining the power of machine learning, computer vision and big data to do just that in medical imaging – creating a sandbox through which imaging innovation can occur and be delivered to patients. We are proud to back such a team and an ambitious endeavor and look forward to seeing the outcomes of the platform.”

Zebra’s platform offers a cloud-based, fully hosted research and development environment. This includes access to large datasets of structured, de-identified studies, storage, state-of-the-art GPU computing power and support for a multitude of research tools. The platform also enables research groups to collaborate and create joint tools.

“Zebra is the only platform today that offers such seamless access to both the tools and the needed datasets and research environment – and at such a large scale,” said Professor Gabriel Krestin, Professor of Radiology, Chair of Radiology at Erasmus University Medical Centre Rotterdam and past President of the European Society of Radiology. “This will finally enable providers to bring medical imaging into the fold of large scale clinical analysis and population management.”

The Zebra platform is initially being launched to select research groups. Researchers and machine learning practitioners can apply for an invite here. ACOs and HMOs are welcome to participate and learn how can better imaging insights improve care and reduce costs.

About Zebra Medical Vision Ltd  

Zebra Medical Vision has set out to create the world’s largest medical imaging insights platform. We believe that by providing machine-learning researchers the needed tools and datasets we can accelerate development of advanced decision support tools and diagnosis needed to serve the worlds population. Headquartered in Kibutz Shfayim Israel, the Company was founded in 2014 by Co-Founders Eyal Toledano, Eyal Gura and Elad Benjamin.  

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Capita Healthcare Decisions Partner With Medibank to Deliver Safe, Consistent Health Advice for Australians

BASINGSTOKE, UK, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Capita announces a partnership with Medibank, a healthcare company providing private health insurance and health solutions to almost 3.9 million people throughout Australia and New Zealand.

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As part of a wider relationship, Capita will provide Medibank with its market leading TeleGuides content set, which Medibank have localised for the Australian market. The localisation of the content means Medibank can offer the population tailored, appropriate care advice – facilitating access to the best health advice for service users wherever they may be located.

This will support a team of clinicians to deliver safe, consistent health advice to service users.

The clinical content provided by Capita has been through a robust clinical governance process, and Capita have experience of over 85 million patient encounters worldwide without clinical incident – including powering the NHSDirect helpline in the UK.

The content is written and customised through Capita’s Decision Management Software (DMS) composer. This allows users to both create clinical content and decision pathways, and to present them either by phone, face to face, or on the web and mobile. Users can create and edit content quickly, giving the ability to safely and efficiently implement new and innovative solutions that reflect the latest clinical practice. The highly scalable software has the capability to integrate with any other technology, such as CRM systems, through the open application programming interface (API).  

Richard Atkins, general manager, international, comments on the new partnership:

“Capita Healthcare Decisions has had a presence in Australasia for a number of years. However, the opportunity to now partner with Medibank across the region and into Asia on multi-national, multi-channel decision support services is really exciting. Bringing together our market leading software and clinical content together with Medibank’s longstanding track record in delivering a range of clinical services provides a catalyst for new health models of care for citizens in the region.”

Dermot Roche, Medibank general manager of telephone, online & population health said:

“The new partnership with Capita will add to Medibank’s reputation of providing innovative health solutions to both the members of Medibank and the broader Australian population who access health advice when they need it most.  

“We are delighted to partner with Capita and look forward to working with them to deliver appropriate, safe and efficient healthcare advice to Australians,” said Mr Roche.

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About Capita’s Healthcare Decisions business (formerly Clinical Solutions)      

We transform healthcare decision making.

Our solutions support healthcare providers to make better decisions about their patients, and empower individuals to make better decisions about their own health and wellbeing. Over the past 16 years, our decision support software applications have been used by some of the world’s leading healthcare providers to power over 85m patient transactions. Capita Healthcare Decisions brings together clinical expertise and Silicon Valley innovation to power decision support which delivers more for less and is underpinned by three principles: safe, connected, useful.  For more information go to http://www.capitahealthcaredecisions.com.

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HAMBS Selects Forum Systems as Cornerstone of Infrastructure Modernization Initiative

— Creator and Provider of the Hospital and Medical Benefits System Picks Forum Sentry API Gateway to Ensure Agile, Secure Access for its Customers and Partners

BOSTON, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Forum Systems Inc. today announced that HAMBS, a provider of software development and hosting services to Australia’s private health insurance industry, has selected the company’s industry-leading API security gateway, Forum Sentry, to ensure agile, secure access to its application and services, and better serve its customers and partners.

Founded in 1991, HAMBS is the creator and provider of the HAMBS (Hospital and Medical Benefits System) application, Australia’s top health insurance software application. Currently used by 23 health insurance funds, the state-of-the-art HAMBS application enables private health fund organizations to effectively manage their core businesses while maintaining legislative and regulatory compliance requirements.

Similar to many enterprise organizations, HAMBS has seen a rapid growth in the number of apps and services that customers and partners need to access. Many of these applications utilize different authentication and authorization methods, making access even more complex. With Forum Sentry, HAMBS was able to achieve API access that is both agile and secure.

As part of an infrastructure modernization initiative, HAMBS sought to securely expose its APIs to private health insurance funds, third parties and internal clients. Given the sensitive nature of the information being accessed, data security was of paramount importance. HAMBS not only required a secure solution, but also one that could easily integrate with new and legacy apps.

After evaluating several industry offerings, HAMBS initiated a proof of concept with the Forum Sentry API Gateway and one other gateway provider. With its robust security architecture and support of multiple authentication and authorization methods, including Basic Auth and OAuth 2.0, Forum Sentry quickly separated itself from the competition.

“Forum Systems’ security-first approach was a huge factor in our decision to go with Forum Sentry. It truly outperformed all of our evaluation criteria,” said Derek Grocke, Service Delivery Manager at HAMBS. “Additionally, Forum Sentry provided the SOAP-to-REST conversion we needed to enable RESTful apps to communicate with our existing SOAP infrastructure. Needless to say, it didn’t take long for us to conclude that Forum Systems was the best solution for our API security needs.”

Architected for deployment at the network edge, Forum Sentry is the only API gateway to achieve FIPS 140-2 and Network Device Protection Profile (NDPP) compliance. Performing complex access control decisions and enforcement, Forum Sentry acts as both an authorization server and a resource server authenticating inbound credentials with a custom internal database schema; federating these credentials via OAuth tokens for SSO; and delegating authentication to other services and APIs. Delivering secure, seamless integration across channels, applications and infrastructure, Forum Sentry is backed by world-class customer service and support.

“Forum Systems’ support is second to none,” noted John Ginn, System Architect at HAMBS. “They quickly had us up and running and promptly handled all of our requests.”

Another hallmark of Forum Systems is its no-code approach to provisioning and deploying policies. With a simple point-and-click interface, Forum Sentry enabled HAMBS to quickly expose new APIs and build a policy platform that is easy to maintain and extend.

“Serving as the cornerstone of HAMBS’ security architecture modernization efforts, Forum Sentry helps the organization preserve precious time and resources, providing it with the agile, secure infrastructure required to create more applications and better serve their customers and partners,” said Mamoon Yunus, CEO of Forum Systems. “We’re excited to be chosen by the de facto healthcare IT innovator in Australia and look forward to collaborating on their next deployment milestones.”

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About HAMBS

HAMBS provides a wide range of software development and hosting services to Australia’s private health insurance industry. Established in 1991, HAMBS was formed when the then users of the HAMBS application purchased the intellectual property from the original developer of the software. At that time, there were three HAMBS employees looking after 20 member funds.

In a rapidly growing industry with increased regulation, technological advances and in an increased competitive environment, HAMBS continues to grow and expand on the services available to its customers. Today, HAMBS has more than 70 professional staff servicing 23 health funds nationwide, including the hosting of the application and network services for 19 funds. For more information, please visit www.hambs.com.au.

About Forum Systems

Forum Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Crosscheck Networks, Inc., is the innovation leader in API and cloud gateway technology. The industry’s most comprehensive solution for centralized security, identity and governance for SOA, REST and mobile communications, Forum Sentry enables comprehensive threat mitigation and trust enablement, providing enterprises and government organizations worldwide with the foundation for achieving Secure Service Mediation. Processing more than 10 billion transactions per day worldwide, the NDPP-, FIPS- and DoD-certified Forum Sentry API Security Gateway delivers unparalleled protection against HTML-, XML-, SOAP- and REST-based vulnerabilities. Notably, Forum Systems products provide simplified integration and task processing with over 100 built-in, standards-based processing tasks. For more information, please visit www.forumsys.com.

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Frost & Sullivan Uncovers How Healthcare Providers Can Achieve Better and More Cost-Effective Care Using IT Solutions

— The healthcare industry can offer efficient customer care and communication through the use of cloud-based data storage solutions.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Affordable Care Act along with the intense pressure to reduce healthcare costs has affected the state of the healthcare system, leaving an open door of opportunity for the IT Industry. Healthcare reform is driving a shift towards Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), wherein the industry will adopt an outcome-based versus procedure-based focus and reimbursement model.

ACOs are investing in products and technologies to meet the healthcare industry’s needs through various kinds of partnerships. There are substantial opportunities in mHealth, as patients increasingly use mobile apps to access and send information on their health, make appointments, and communicate with their healthcare provider, as well as track their wellness and fitness.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, The Future of IT in the Healthcare Industry in North America, Latin America, and Europe, finds that integrated delivery network (IDN) providers must continue to invest in IT solutions and infrastructure to meet the needs of delivery practices and information utilization.

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“By providing use cases and demonstrating ROI, the IT industry can expand the scaled use of mobile and remote technology solutions as part of care delivery and patient/provider workflows,” said Frost & Sullivan Customer Research Director Tonya Fowler. “IT solutions can have a huge impact on the bottom line by enabling shared information across an organization.”

The traditional paradigm of patient-centric care is gradually giving way to member engagement and empowerment, which in turn, has opened up opportunities for healthcare providers in the untapped health and wellness sector. Many competitors have already begun to lay the ground work with investments in staff, resources, and targeted acquisitions.

Meanwhile, device manufacturers seek to retain clients with cutting-edge customer care technologies that generate timely and effective results. The big data trend is pivotal and numerous IT vendors have responded by developing cloud-based solutions for the healthcare industry.

The amount of big data needed to provide better and more cost-effective care is best handled in the cloud. The capacity, flexibility, and pricing models presented by cloud service providers resonate well with the healthcare industry.

“Furthermore, the adoption of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant cloud solutions for data storage and archiving is expanding. Applications in the cloud that support collaboration as well as anytime, anywhere, and any-device needs are growing quickly,” noted Fowler. “Niche healthcare cloud service providers will emerge as top contenders in the market, followed by cloud computing vendors that design solutions for healthcare.”

The Future of IT in the Healthcare Industry in North America, Latin America, and Europe is part of the Vertical Markets in ICT (http://www.ict.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Big Data Study 2014, Healthcare IT Trends in Brazil, Top 10 ICT Trends for Africa in 2015, 2014 Latin America Cloud Computing Market, and Profiling the Back Office Workforce Optimization Market. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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Autism Partnership Offers Free Download of iPad Apps for Autism

HONG KONG, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

  • For four consecutive weeks starting April 2, 2015, free download of iPad apps for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is available at Apple Store to support the ASD community
  • There are five Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) applications developed by Autism Partnership, which are “Token Economy”, “Receptive Colours”, ” Receptive Labels”, “Picsmart” and “ABA Timers”

April 2 of each year is the World Autism Awareness Day, designated by United Nations General Assembly, to raise awareness for Autism. To support this initiative, Autism Partnership will offer free download for two of its five ABA iPad applications developed recently to assist ASD children to learn specific skills, improve learning interests and attention span through the application the interactive games. For four consecutive weeks starting on April 2, 2015, the two apps available for public download at Apple Store  are “Token Economy” and “Receptive Colours”.

“ABA is a scientifically proven and evidence-based treatment for autism.  By introducing ABA elements into these applications, we hope to enhance the students with ASD to learn skills effectively and with motivation,” said Mr. Raymond Fung, Behavioural Consultant of Autism Partnership, and the designer of the applications.

Along with this annual event, Autism Partnership Foundation (APF) launches “APF Dress Blue Day” with aims to raise the awareness about autism, and to raise funding through donations to support all age groups of the affected children and their families in Hong Kong as well as in Asia.  This year, Hong Kong and Singapore offices of Autism Partnership will support and promote this Dress Blue Day campaign.  The target is to raise two million Hong Kong Dollars within the year to achieve its mission in supporting the ASD community.  The donation received from this campaign will help promote public awareness and acceptance towards individuals with autism.

Token Economy

It is a very powerful tool in accelerating progress for both children with ASD and attention deficit as well as typically developing children.  It can motivate individuals to change their behaviours and learn important skills in different settings such as special school, general education classroom, home, work environment and clinical settings

Receptive Colours

It is an ABA programme for children with ASD or other learning difficulties to learn colours. Users can custom-made their own colours and voice recording. This educational application is developed from an evidence-based teaching methodology, “Discrete Trial Teaching”, to maximize learning.  Instructions and feedback are all recorded by professional ABA therapists.  It is also suitable for typically developing children.

Aside from the above two free-of-charge applications in April, Autism Partnership also has developed three related iPad applications, which are “ABA Timers”, “Receptive Labels” and “Picsmart”.  “Receptive Labels” is available in both English and Chinese to cater for various requirements of the users.

ABA Timers

It consists of three ABA programmes. It helps to improve users on patience, agility and attention span. It is developed to increase their performance such as quality of responses and work efficiency, and to reduce disruptive behaviours. ABA Timer is suitable for children with ASD and attention deficit disorder as well as typically developing children, teenagers and adults.

Receptive Labels

It is an ABA programme for children with ASD or other learning difficulties to learn labels. It is developed by two Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA) with over 15 years of international experiences, teaching individuals with ASD and other learning disabilities in the field of ABA.

Picsmart

It is a picture communication system which “speaks” for autism and children with special needs to communicate and to socialise. It has different levels to help children to talk progressively.  Users can create new words. The application is very easy to use, effective, cost saving and child-friendly.  The colour-coded folders include popular phrases, verbs, adjectives, emotions, food, toys, home, people, places, clothing, body parts, animals, school, date, time, alphabets and numbers.

About Autism Partnership

Autism Partnership (AP) is a worldwide authority and one of the largest and most established Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) service providers for the autism. Established since 1994 in the United States, AP is run by professional clinicians and specializes in providing one-on-one therapy, group intervention and overseas consultation for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families. We also provide customized school-based training and social group to meet different needs of schools in the region.

Drawing on over 40 years of experience in ABA and treatment of ASD, our premium service is highly recognized by local and international service agencies and government bodies. Dedicated in research and scientific studies, AP has involved in all aspects of seminal projects including development of curriculum and behavioral intervention strategies, implementing and supervising treatment, training therapists, teachers, parents and helping professionals.

AP has over 250 top-notch staff working throughout our international offices in USA, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong , Korea, Philippines, Singapore and United Kingdom.  More information about AP Hong Kong: www.autismpartnership.com.hk or www.facebook.com/APautism.

About Autism Partnership Foundation

Autism Partnership Foundation (APF), a registered charity body (qualified for the exemption from tax under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance) in Hong Kong, is committed to improving the lives of the children with autism. Through various fundraising initiatives, APF raises funds to generate public awareness and knowledge about autisms and provide support and help for individuals with ASD and their families in Asia. APF is devoted to advocate Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatments and intervention for autisms through community programs of education and research. More information about APF: www.apschool.com or www.facebook.com/APFHongKong

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Neusoft Showcases Innovative Automotive Electronics and Healthcare Products at CeBIT 2015 in Hannover, Germany

HANNOVER, Germany, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Neusoft Corporation (“Neusoft”, SSE: 600718), a leading IT solution and service provider from China, attended the CeBIT 2015 in Hannover, Germany, showcasing its IT technologies and products in the fields of automotive electronics and healthcare, under the theme of “Innovation Drives Sustainable Growth of Society”. As the only software company in China delegation at CeBIT 2015, Neusoft demonstrated its passion for innovation in the new information era and its continuous engagement to further promote ChinaGermany cooperation by information technologies.

In the field of automotive electronics, Neusoft has become a global leading In-Vehicle Infotainment system provider. Its software is running in many top automobile brands worldwide. The C3-Alfus™ infotainment system, One Core®navigation solution, and the advanced driver assistance system are Neusoft’s key innovative products showcased at the exhibition. Among these products, One Core® received hot attention on the exhibition. It was co-developed by Neusoft’s R&D teams in China and Germany, which is the world’s first available navigation solution to cover the entire global market with one and the same navigation core system.

Another highlight of Neusoft at the exhibition was its healthcare ecosystem, which integrates medical equipments, healthcare IT solutions and health management services. It is dedicated to providing comprehensive medical and healthcare services by applying emerging IT technologies. Neusoft’s Xikang Healthcare Management business is committed to enabling more people to enjoy convenient and cost-efficient healthcare management services by integrating Internet of Things, healthcare cloud platforms and outstanding medical resources. Neusoft exhibited its wearable devices and other monitoring terminals, such as the intelligent healthcare wristwatch, sleep monitor, Healthcare Pad, etc., and these terminals are an important part in the healthcare ecosystem.

The China Germany ICT Summit was held on the opening day of CeBIT 2015 under the theme of “Software Defines the World”. Dr. Liu Jiren, Chairman & CEO of Neusoft, delivered a speech on the topic of “Information Technology-enabled Innovations Promote Social Development”. In his speech, Dr. Liu mentioned that the hyper-connectivity brought by emerging information technologies is transforming our world, and supporting society to address the challenges of sustainable development. The Internet is transforming almost every industry, and information consumption has become one of the new engines of economic growth. Over the past 20 years, Neusoft has been dedicated to driving social development with IT-enabled innovations, especially in the fields of healthcare and automotive information system. As globalization has entered into an information era, the Industry 4.0 in Germany and the Internet + in China have brought more common ground and complementary advantages for the two countries in the aspects of social and economic development. With information technology as a bridge, the two countries will embrace more promising cooperation in many sectors in the future.

Under the theme of d!conomy, this year’s CeBIT attracted over 3,000 companies from over 70 countries around the globe. As a partner country of the exhibition, China had a large delegation of companies participating in this event. As the representatives of Chinese enterprises that have the latest technologies and innovations, Neusoft and other leading companies, including Alibaba and Huawei, etc., showcased their products and services to the world.

About Neusoft

As an IT solutions & services provider in China, Neusoft has been dedicated to promoting social development by innovative IT technologies, to create new lifestyle for individuals and to create values for the society. Founded in 1991, the company currently employs a total of 20,000 employees and has set up 8 regional headquarters, 10 software R&D bases, 16 software development and technology support centers and a comprehensive marketing & service network in over 60 cities across China. In addition, the company has set up subsidiaries in the US, Japan, Europe, Middle East and South America. For more information, please visit www.neusoft.com

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Cerner To Integrate Patient-Generated Data Using Validic Digital Health Platform

DURHAM, North Carolina, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Validic, the health care industry’s leading digital health platform, announced today an alignment with health information technology supplier Cerner Corp. to enable their access and connectivity to patient-generated data from clinical and fitness devices and applications.

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Cerner is a global leader in health information technologies that connect people, information and systems at more than 18,000 facilities worldwide. Recognized for its technology innovation, Cerner solutions assist clinicians in making care decisions and enable organizations to manage the health of populations.

Using Validic’s digital health platform, Cerner will be able to integrate clinical, fitness, wellness and nutritional data into the patient’s personal health portal, HealtheLife℠. With the patient’s consent, that information will be sent to their electronic medical record, giving nurses and physicians visibility to their health on a daily basis. This access to actionable, patient-generated data continues Cerner’s focus and commitment to offering a suite of solutions that support personalized health care and enables individuals and populations to improve their overall health.

“Cerner is committed to working with our clients to create a future where the health care system works to improve the well-being of individuals and communities. To be successful, it is critical to provide access to actionable data on a regular basis, not just what’s collected when someone goes to the doctor,” said Brian Carter, senior director and general manager, personal health, Cerner. “Given Validic is device- and platform-agnostic, our alignment provides a much broader reach to clinical and wellness data to help propel our digital health strategy to health care organizations we serve, including the acceleration of remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and wellness initiatives.”

“Cerner’s innovative technologies connect people and systems around the world within and outside of the provider setting,” said Ryan Beckland, CEO and co-founder, Validic. “In working with Cerner, Validic bridges the data gap among its health care stakeholders and the clinical devices, fitness wearables, and patient applications they need to provide actionable insights and in-depth patient engagement. Working with a leader like Cerner, we are able to help deliver its connected health strategies into the hands of clients, and help fuel the exciting industry transformation to more accountable, value-based health care delivery.”  

Validic provides solutions for a broad range of health care segments, including health systems and providers, pharmaceutical groups, research organizations and employer groups. Validic’s clients continue to rely on Validic to help them integrate and manage the world of mobile health and clinical devices, wearables and applications. With one easy connection to Validic, these health care organizations are able to access actionable patient data. This enables health care companies to gain valuable insights allowing them to work to improve care treatment plans, better population management and engagement, and enable improved connectivity across the entire continuum of care.

In the current health care environment, many companies are trying to solve the problem of integrating, managing and updating connections to the rapidly expanding ecosystem of mobile health technologies. Validic has helped its clients overcome this challenge by successfully delivering secure, standardized and actionable data for integration into clients’ health technology systems, electronic medical records, patient engagement portals, and wellness applications.

About Cerner

Cerner‘s health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 18,000 facilities worldwide. Recognized for innovation, Cerner solutions assist clinicians in making care decisions and enable organizations to manage the health of populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help health care organizations manage revenue, as well as a wide range of services to support clients’ clinical, financial and operational needs. Cerner’s mission is to contribute to the improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities.  On February 2, 2015, Cerner Corporation acquired substantially all of the assets, and assumed certain liabilities, of the Siemens Health Services business from Siemens AG.  Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, visit cerner.com, read our blog at cerner.com/blog, connect with us on Twitter at twitter.com/cerner and on Facebook at facebook.com/cerner.

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About Validic  

Validic is the healthcare industry’s leading cloud-based, digital health platform for convenient and quick access to patient data from in-home clinical devices, wearables and patient healthcare applications. By connecting its growing base of customers — that includes providers, pharmaceutical companies, payers, wellness companies and health IT vendors — to the continuously expanding list of digital health technologies, Validic enables healthcare companies to better coordinate care across their communities, improve their patient engagement strategies and more efficiently manage their patient populations. Validic’s innovative, scalable and FDA Class I MDDS technology delivers actionable, standardized and HIPAA-compliant consumer health data from the best in-class mobile health devices and applications. Validic was recently recognized by Gartner and received Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices and Best Value in Healthcare Information Interoperability award. Validic’s leading global mobile health ecosystem reaches over 100 million lives and continues to grow daily. To learn more about Validic, follow Validic on Twitter at @validic or visit www.validic.com.

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