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Leading UK SME collaborates with Government to create new digital exemplar service A new digital service, developed by Jadu and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to simplify processes within Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), has been launched. The new £1.5 million system has been created in order to speed up the Employment Tribunals end-to-end process. Prior to the launch of this new system, downloading and completing forms was a lengthy, manual process. The new design makes it quick and easy for members of the public to submit the required information online. With Jadu's Universe Platform, sophisticated management and processing tools help ensure the MoJ's online forms are managed with the same robust approach as any business critical system or application. Information is securely collected and processed through business rules that help ensure data acc... (more)

eHI Goes to 'RHIO' During National Health IT Summit

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/08/05 -- Nationally known experts who use information technology (IT) and health information exchange to improve healthcare took center stage this week as they shared insights on how to form a regional health information organization (RHIO). The live 'how to' came on day one of the Health Information Technology (HIT) Summit West, a two-day conference sponsored by the eHealth Initiative (eHI), a Washington-based nonprofit organization driving healthcare quality, safety and efficiency through information technology. The term "RHIO," which comes from the Department of Health and Human Services Framework for Strategic Action issued last July, refers to regional and community-based health information organizations and networks. Players representing large health plans, hospitals, physician groups, healthcare IT suppliers, public h... (more)

Medical Specialists Petition Congress to Preserve Access to Care for Millions of Medicare Patients

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) sent a petition to Congress today signed by 1,325 AACE members, non-AACE member physicians, allied health professionals and patients opposing a new Medicare policy which would eliminate consultation codes for specialists. Overturning this policy would preserve access to care for millions of Medicare patients seen by a medical specialist. (Logo: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) new policy, which went into effect on January 1, 2010, no longer allows endocrinologists and other cognitive specialists to bill for consultations provided for patients referred to them by primary care physicians. In December, AACE surveyed its members. The results of that survey indicated that ... (more)

FirstFuel Adds Decades of Sales and Software Engineering Experience to Executive Team

FirstFuel Software, the commercial building energy analytics company, today announced two key additions to its executive team – Jim Borri as vice president of worldwide sales and customer engagement and Raman Sud as senior vice president of engineering. “As experienced professionals of the energy and technology industries, Jim and Raman bring invaluable knowledge and experience to the powerful executive management team we’ve assembled here at FirstFuel,” said FirstFuel CEO and Co-founder Swap Shah. “FirstFuel has hired the best management in the business. Jim and Raman will be instrumental in helping us continue to grow and engage our portfolio of utility and commercial market customers.” The two executives each bring decades of top-tier industry experience to their new roles: Jim Borri, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Customer Engagement – Mr. Borri brings m... (more)

'Pharmaceutical Contract Sales Market Will Reach $3,912m in 2013' Predicts new Visiongain Report

LONDON, November 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report by visiongain predicts that the global market for pharmaceutical contract sales will be worth $3,912m in 2013. Between 2011 and 2017, the worldwide market will grow with a CAGR of over 8%. Demand for outsourced sales teams will drive growth during this decade. Those findings and others appear in World Pharmaceutical Contract Sales Market 2013-2023, published in November 2012. Visiongain is a business information provider based in London, UK. Personal promotion will account for the largest proportion of pharma contract sales organisation (CSO) revenues throughout the 10-year forecast period. However, faster growth will come from other sectors of the contract sales market. Outsourcing of non-personal promotion will increase from 2012 to 2023, driven in the early years by greater use of teledetailing. Innovation ... (more)

Ephox Ranked Among EContent Magazine's Top 100

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/13/12 -- Honored for improving web content via its rich text editor software, Ephox Corporation ( was named to EContent Magazine's 2012 "Top 100" list of companies who have had a significant impact on the digital publishing and digital content world. Ephox was honored among companies such as Amazon, Facebook, GigaOM, Hootsuite Media, Inc., Hulu, Spotify, Twitter, and Vimeo. "It's a privilege to be recognized alongside these industry leaders and startups," said Andrew Roberts, CEO of Ephox. "By partnering with the leading web content management vendors such as IBM, EMC and Open Text, we have been able to help thousands of companies create exceptional web-based content." EContent Magazine, a leading authority on digital publishing, media, and marketing, recognized Ephox as a leader in the "Content Creation" category for it... (more)

Medicare Policies Are Inconsistent with Cost-Effective Aging-at-Home Strategies

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- States across the country are finding new ways for senior citizens to age at home, a healthcare strategy that seniors prefer and one that reduces public spending on nursing homes and other care facilities. But the policies and regulations implemented by Medicare often run counter to this trend, actually making it more difficult for beneficiaries to receive power wheelchairs and remain independent in their homes. As far back as 2001, President George W. Bush announced a New Freedom Initiative that was designed to increase access for people living with disabilities and expand educational and employment opportunities, while promoting full access to community life. It was also anticipated that government policies would move towards helping Medicare beneficiaries age in their homes, which is frequently the most cost-e... (more)

Encore Health Resources Launches Value-based Performance Improvement™ Solutions Suite Powered By CoreANALYTICS™

Encore Health Resources, an award-winning health-information technology (HIT) services company, announced today the launch of its new Value-based Performance Improvement™ (VPI) suite of services and software. VPI features CoreANALYTICS™, a set of integrated analytical tools that helps drive continuous health-system performance improvement. In an industry moving rapidly from volume- to value-based reimbursement, VPI and CoreANALYTICS comprise a uniquely comprehensive solution that transforms data generated by electronic health record (EHR), financial, and operational systems into actionable intelligence for proactive management of patient populations, quality, and costs. Encore’s Value-based Performance Improvement with CoreANALYTICS is poised to assist health systems meet and exceed thresholds for the quality and performance measures required to qualify for U.S. Go... (more)

Research and Markets: Global Cloud-based Enterprise Content Management Market 2012-2016: EMC Corp., OpenText Corp., Oracle Corp., and SpringCM Inc dominate the market.

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Cloud-based Enterprise Content Management Market 2012-2016" report to their offering. TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Cloud-based Enterprise Content Management market to grow at a CAGR of 24.3 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need for reduced total cost of ownership. The Global Cloud-based Enterprise Content Management market has also been witnessing an emerging hybrid approach to cloud solutions. However, concern over data security could pose a challenge to the growth of this market. This report, Global Cloud-based Enterprise Content Management Market 2012-2016, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers ... (more)

Inmedius® S1000Dmanager™ Enhances Processes, Security & Productivity

Inmedius®, a Boeing Company, announces the latest release of its robust management system, Inmedius S1000Dmanager™. Manager v4.4 incorporates a number of new or expanded capabilities and enhancements, which promote ease of use, improve processes and increase productivity. These include the ability to preview Data Modules, facilitate security through document-level access controls, and advance support for commercial aviation with dual access to Inmedius ATAmanager™. Many of S1000Dmanager’s developments were in direct response to meeting the evolving needs of Inmedius’ global customers, who represent the world’s leading aerospace and defense organizations. As commercial businesses expand into the defense sector, protecting technical data is essential. Manager v4.4 enhances user access and restriction management to improve documentation control and security. Through t... (more)

Bluetrain Mobile Launches Platform to Optimize Web Marketing on Any Screen

Bluetrain Mobile made its official debut today with $1.53 million in seed funding, an established customer base and a web marketing platform for any screen that enables marketers to build brilliant websites, engage customers and drive lead generation. Beginning with its mobile platform and with any-screen responsive website features soon to follow, Bluetrain gives marketers a new level of power to create engaging web experiences with creative control for smartphones, tablets and PCs. According to Cisco, global mobile data traffic grew by 70 percent last year and analysts such as IDC report tablet market growth of 75.3 percent year-over-year, along with an expanding array of screen sizes and capabilities. Recognizing that marketers need better tools to help them create websites that engage their customers on rapidly proliferating mobile devices, Bluetrain offers a s... (more)