Camps Health Trust in Washington State



New Co-op Manufacturing Employee Health Benefits Initiative Launched by CAMPS Health Trust

CAMPS Health Trust is pleased to announce a new way to purchase employee benefits for the manufacturing community. The Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound – CAMPS and Capital Benefit Services of Bellevue, WA have teamed up to provide Washington manufacturing employers with employee benefits by leveraging the buying power of the manufacturing community.

Manufacturing employers in WA State now have a new way to purchase over 25 custom employee benefits plans. New enrollees can save 10-15% over current health insurance premiums.

The CAMPS Health Trust is an association health plan focusing exclusively on serving the manufacturers in Washington State. This local service also allows manufacturing employers to leverage dedicated customer service for you and your employees.

The CAMPS Health Trust will be sponsored by the Northwest’s premier insurance carriers:

Association health plans offer companies of all sizes the unique opportunity to save on their health insurance premiums by leveraging the size of all members collectively for the best possible health insurance rates.

Sign up now at www.campshealthtrust.com, or contact us to speak with a manufacturing insurance expert at Capital Benefits Services.

About

Capital Benefit Services has 30 years of managing some of the largest association health plans in the Pacific Northwest. In addition, EPK Benefits is the dedicated third party administrator providing excellence in customer service to all participating members.

Contact

Will Compton
sales@capitalbenefitservices.com
Tel: 425-641-8093
15375 SE 30th Place – Suite 380
Bellevue, WA 98007

Source: Camps Health Trust by Capital Benefit Services







Innovaccer Launches Hospital Compare, a Free Tool to Track and Compare the Performance of Hospitals



Innovaccer Inc., a Silicon Valley-Headquartered Healthcare analytics company, announced today the launch of Hospital Compare, a free tool to track, compare and analyze the performance of hospitals in the US.

Hospital Compare incorporates in-depth research on various hospital data sets and presents visually interactive analysis, with comparisons based on various parameters. The quality reporting data provided by the CMS is used for comparison of up to five hospitals at a time on five fundamental domains:

  • Readmissions and deaths,

  • Outpatient imaging efficiency,

  • Structural Measures,

  • Timely and Effective care and

  • Value of Care.

With value-based care bringing about a mindset shift in the process of giving medical care, it is of utmost importance that gaps in care are identified and for this to happen healthcare industry should also be able to learn about the scope of improvements and continually strive towards quality patient-centric care. Furthermore, through the tool, patients can look to get the best treatment from the best hospital of their choice listed in their area of residence.

Innovaccer’s free tool has been created to help various members of the healthcare community – physicians, patients, payers, care coordinators, and many others to track the current performance standards and address the most persistent issues in the healthcare industry. Hospital Compare is built with direct inputs from CMS data of over 4,000 hospitals. The tool also gives a clear view of hospital-by-hospital performance on 64 different quality measures, as set by the CMS.

“Working closely with some of the largest healthcare organizations from an early stage, we realized that access to benchmarking information remains a challenge for the healthcare industry. One can’t improve what one can’t measure, so we came up with an intuitive way for the healthcare community to track, and compare the quality of care metrics that’ll help organizations save a lot of time, as they are easily able to discover the best practices and its requirements,” said Abhinav Shashank CEO & Co-Founder of Innovaccer.

Additionally, Providers, physicians, and public can use Hospital Compare to view entire inpatients and outpatients records and the response to screenings. The portal is also equipped with additional data about the hospital like; the availability of emergency services, the rating of the hospital, etc. – all aimed to help an individual make an informed choice and ultimately aids in realizing the goal of affordable, quality healthcare.

Access Hospital Compare by Innovaccer here:

http://www.innovaccer.com/hospitalcompare

About Innovaccer

Innovaccer Inc is a Silicon Valley-headquartered, Healthcare analytics company. Innovaccer’s aim is to simplify complex data from all points of care, streamline the information and help organizations make powerful decisions based on the key insights and predictions from their data. Its proprietary product Datashop enables provider organizations to use data as a source of innovation and has been deployed across 15 countries at academic institutions, governmental organizations, and several corporate enterprises such as Catholic Health Initiatives, Sonic Healthsystems, Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and Wolters Kluwers.

For more information, please visit innovaccer.com or follow us on Twitter @innovaccer.

Press Contact

Sachin Saxena
​Innovaccer Inc
650-479-4891
sachin.saxena@innovaccer.com

Source: Innovaccer Inc.







Aquant Introduces 'Uptime as a Service' to Combat Field Service Industry's $53bn Yearly Loss



A higher first-time fix rate can save companies millions of dollars per year.

Research reveals that service companies in the US suffer from a $53 billion loss per year as a result of unnecessary repeat visits by their field service technicians. This has prompted one innovative company to take action. Created by field service industry experts, Aquant.io aims to reduce the number of repeat visits, leading to shorter product downtime and reduce cost for service companies across the US.

It has been reported that 1 in 4 visits from field service technicians results in a repeat visit. Each repeat visit costs the companies hundreds of dollars, due to lack of relevant parts, incorrect diagnostics on the initial customer engagement, or lack of knowledge of the problem that requires fixing. While many businesses are working to build predictive maintenance solutions, Aquant has taken a different approach. In addition to fault prediction, Aquant aims to solve the first-time fix problem that is responsible for 80% of products’ downtime. This unique approach makes them real pioneers in their field.

After spending years in the field service industry, Aquant’s CEO, Shahar Chen, knows exactly how service companies struggle to increase their products’ uptime and improve their first-time-fix rate:

“Once one takes a deep dive into the facts, it is staggered to learn that repeat visits cost the American economy $53 billion a year. In today’s economy, this problem is set to grow even larger due to shift to service-based business models. Understanding that the need for first-time-fix solutions was one that was rarely met, we made it our mission to fix this. By using artificial intelligence and machine learning with a clear vision to eliminate product downtime, we quickly realized that what we are providing is really “Uptime as a Service,” potentially saving our customers millions of dollars every year.”

The unique technology driving Aquant’s solution, continually monitors equipment in industries such as automotive, office equipment, HVAC, aviation, industrial equipment, healthcare and manufacturing. It provides real-time data on sub-optimal performance, leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to use a three- fold solution to predict faults more accurately, diagnose issues and recommend corrective actions. These practices all aim to enable smarter, data-driven, optimized decisions throughout the customer service process and increase product uptime.

For more information, contact: Shahar Chen at info@aquant.io

Source: Aquant







Secure Business With a Commercial Insurance From a Reputed Agency



There is one insurance agency that offers commercial insurance to protect the business from all unforeseen liabilities.

​Whether one has a small business or a big one, it needs to be protected at all costs. No one can predict unforeseen liabilities in business. A businessman has to be ready for problems that can occur from anywhere. Not being ready to handle such issues can be devastating and may even lead to shutting down of the business. Just like a home insurance in Newton can keep the home safe and every homeowner should get it, commercial insurance is a must for keeping the business covered. Reputed insurance agency like Bluebonnet Pride Insurance Agency offers a comprehensive commercial insurance to all those who own businesses. No matter whether it is a home-based business or a big one that is spreading all throughout other states, one can count on the professional insurance agents of Bluebonnet Pride Insurance Agency to come up with quality insurance products and policies to safeguard all the assets.

Bluebonnet Pride Insurance Agency was established in May of 1996 to provide the family’s and businesses of North Austin and Williamson County a great resource for their insurance needs. The insurance agency re-invented itself in January 2010 for providing their customers’ products and services that surpassed their earlier offerings. The agency principals John Morelock, Alec Stewart and Ken Davidson have an incredible combination of expertise from their years in the insurance industry and give their best in offering home insurance, commercial, life and health insurance and more.

Bluebonnet Pride Insurance Agency offers insurance for commercial property, general liability, workers compensation, small business package, farm and ranch, professional liability, bonds and more. All of it is available at competitive prices.

Call one of the experienced agents at Bluebonnet Pride Insurance today at (512) 515-0333 or start a free rate quote and let them review the insurance needs and tailor a program to protect the business. One can also visit http://www.bluebonnetpride.com/ for more details.
 
About The Company

Bluebonnet Pride Insurance Agency is one of the reputed insurance agencies that offers affordable home insurance in Newton apart from commercial insurance, life and health insurance as well as well auto insurance.

Source: Blue Bonnet







Get a Home Insurance in Newton and Keep the Roof Above the Head Safe



Secure one of the biggest investment of life with a simple decision. Get homeowners insurance in Newton and keep the roof above the head secured for life.

​It is not just enough to build a house. One has to ensure that it is well-protected so that when the time comes, one does not have to pull out a lot of money from the pocket and get the repairs done. A home insurance in Newton is one of the best ways to keep one of the biggest investment of one’s life protected. Whether they are minor repairs or major ones, with a home insurance in place, all those repair costs are taken care of. There is one insurance agency that has been serving residents in Newton since 1996. Named as Bluebonnet Pride Insurance Agency, they are one trusted provider of insurance products and plans in Texas. All the professional agents of the agency are experts, and they offer superior service and quality products. They are the Texas state licensed agents and extremely professional to work with. Clients dealing with them will find their attitude to be friendly with extensive knowledge of the industry. When one opts for an insurance coverage from Bluebonnet Pride Insurance Agency, one is taking a fair step towards one’s future.

Bluebonnet Pride Insurance was established in May of 1996 to provide the family’s and businesses of North Austin and Williamson County a great resource for their insurance needs. The agency re-invented itself in the January of 2010 for offering better products and services to their customers.

As far as the home insurance in Newton is concerned, Bluebonnet Pride Insurance offers coverage that protects the home as well as the belongings from damage and theft. Their experienced agents can create a personalized policy for even the most budget-conscious homeowner.

Talk to one of their experienced agents today at (512) 515-0333 or visit  http://www.bluebonnetpride.com/ for more details on their commercial insurance, auto insurance and life and health insurance.

About The Company

Bluebonnet Pride Insurance Agency is one of the reputed insurance agencies that offers affordable home insurance in Newton apart from commercial insurance, life and health insurance as well as well auto insurance.

Source: Blue Bonnet







Jackson Health Foundation Partners with SAKS Fifth Avenue Dadeland to Host Guardians of the Children Luncheon



Luncheon Benefiting Holtz Children’s Hospital to be held at JW Marriott Marquis Miami Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

WHAT:

18th Annual Guardians of the Children Luncheon Benefiting Holtz Children’s Hospital, hosted by Jackson Health Foundation’s Guardian Angels in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland, proceeds from the luncheon will be used to support the Holtz Children’s Hospital Child Life Program. The Child Life Program is comprised of healthcare professionals who play a critical role in the treatment and recovery of every child that visits the hospital. They are trained specialists who use therapeutic and recreational play to help each child understand their illness and medical procedures. During the luncheon, guests will be treated to an elegant fashion show by ESCADA, featuring their 2017 Spring/Summer Collection – courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland.

WHO:             

Over 500 philanthropists and community leaders are expected to attend the 18th Annual Guardians of the Children Luncheon benefiting Holtz Children’s Hospital at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami, Friday Nov. 18, 2016

WHEN:          

Friday, November 18, 2016 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:        

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Blvd. Way
Miami, FL 33131

About Jackson Health Foundation

Jackson Health Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the fundraising arm for Jackson Health System, the most comprehensive healthcare provider in South Florida and the largest public hospital in the country. Through the generosity of compassionate donors, the Foundation seeks private philanthropic funds to improve Jackson’s facilities, provide the most advanced equipment and technology, and support its priority projects. Jackson Health Foundation offers several fundraising programs. They include the Golden Angel Society, the Foundation’s premier giving society; Guardian Angels, whose members are dedicated to supporting Holtz Children’s Hospital; and the IKF Wonderfund™, a global outreach program that provides medical care to children from around the world who cannot be treated in their home countries. For more information about Jackson Health Foundation, please visit www.JacksonHealthFoundation.org or call 305-585-GIVE (4483).

Source: Jackson Health Foundation







In November, Bullion Exchanges Brings You the 2016 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Centennial Gold Coin



The latest and highly awaited release in the 2016 Centennial coin series will be available at Bullion Exchanges in November! The US Mint celebrates 100 years of excellence in mintage by issuing the 3rd and last centennial rendition of another landmark coin – the 2016 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Centennial Gold Coin – available for sale on November 17, 2016, at 12 noon, Eastern Time.

​​​This 100-year anniversary series which celebrates the three iconic coins, introduced by the US Mint in 1916, will be completed with its last spectacular piece –  2016 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Centennial Gold Coin – available from mid-November.

The highly anticipated centennial coin trio also includes the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin, issued in April, and the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin, released in September. These magnificent gold coins are highly sought-after by collectors around the globe due to their historical design and very limited mintage.

The superb half dollar centennial coin carries the same stunning design as the original Walking Liberty (issued between 1916-1947), and the American Silver Eagle (minted since 1986), created by the remarkable American sculptor Adolph A. Weinman. The obverse showcases the Liberty’s figure in full stride and enveloped in the folds of the United States flag. She is pictured as holding oak and laurel branches in her left hand while her right arm is extended, being framed by the inscriptions “2016”, “In God We Trust”, “Liberty” and the “W” initial (added for the anniversary version). The reverse displays the majestic American eagle, depicted as rising from a mountain top perch, and surrounded by the engravings “E Pluribus Unum”, “United States of America”, “Half Dollar”, as well as the West Point mintmark, weight and purity of the coin (another difference between the original and centennial coins).

Struck at the West Point facility of the US Mint, this fabulous coin is produced from half-ounce of .9999 fine gold (24K), having a reeded edge and business strike finish. The ½ oz. size is symbolic to the half dollar face value of this centennial coin, which is the same as of the original Walking Liberty coin. The US Mint established a mintage limit of 70,000 pieces (the lowest among the centennial releases) and a household order limit of 3 coins, making it a true must-have for collectors.

The mint will offer these spectacular coins individually encapsulated and thoroughly hand-packed in the beautiful custom-designed hardwood presentation box with a black matte finish. Each coin will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. The Mercury Dime Centennial Coin sold out in less than an hour, and only a few of Standing Liberty Centennial Coins are available today. Along with the low issue limit of the 2016 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Centennial Gold Coin, you can expect that this breathtaking coin will become quickly off-sale, so hurry up and grab your piece!

Get your 3rd centennial coin from Bullion Exchanges now – the 2016 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Centennial Gold Coin!

Located in the heart of the Diamond District Area in Manhattan, Bullion Exchanges is one of the most reliable and largest NYC Precious Metals Retailers. Visit our store at (32 West 47th Street, Booth 41-46, NY 10036, Monday-Friday, from 9am-5pm EST) and check out our splendid collection of gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium bullion pieces of the highest quality! Or, visit our website www.bullionexchanges.com, and place your order for the 2016 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Centennial Gold Coin online – we offer free US shipping for all orders over $75(USD)! For any questions, just contact us by phone at 800.852.6884 or write us a message, and our expert customer service team will happily assist you.

Source: Bullion Exchanges







Newly Formed Money Management Team Sees New Opportunities in Global Natural Resource Markets



Metal industry executives Michael Frawley and John E Gross joined forces to create Newgate Asset Management LLC, (Newgate) a Commodity Trading Advisory firm focused on base metals, precious metals and energy markets. 

“The nature of industrial commodity markets is providing unique opportunities for those who seek capital appreciation from diverse trends in alternative investments,” said Mike Frawley, former Vice Chairman and head of global metals at Jefferies Bache, and a past member of the London Metals Exchange board.

John Gross, a metals industry consultant, and publisher of The Copper Journal who was Vice President – Strategic Metals for the North American operations of BICC Cables Corporation, commented, “Global metal and commodity markets have changed dramatically over the past several years, necessitating a vastly different approach to market analysis and investing.”

Recognizing that trends in metal and energy markets are changing, the co-founders of Newgate believe it is timely for investors to consider managed natural resource assets in their portfolios.

The Newgate principals are extremely proud to be offering their in-depth market knowledge, skills, and experience to prospective investors.  Their trading strategy employs both proprietary systematic and discretionary elements in market selection and disciplined management of price risk exposure. 

Newgate Asset Management Limited is registered as a Commodity Trading Advisor with the Commodity Futures Commission and is a member of the National Futures Association.

This communication and the information contained herein is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security or other investment or to provide investment services of any kind.  The data contained in this email are provided for informational and educational purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as advice or a solicitation. PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS.

For further information, please call:
Tel: 646.762.2000

www.newgateassetmanagement.com

Newgate Asset Management LLC  
45 Rockefeller Plaza, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10111

Source: Newgate Asset Management LLC







Trend Expert Jack Uldrich to Speak on Insuring the Future of Agriculture



Following a highly celebrated keynote yesterday in Washington DC to top luminaries, global business decision makers, and public policy mavens, Global Futurist  Jack Uldrich will deliver a presentation on “The Future of Agriculture” to KFSA one of the largest insurance agencies in the state of Kansas.

Uldrich specializes in delivering authoritative speeches on future trends, emerging technologies, innovation, change management and leadership both nationally and internationally.

Unlearning and growth stem directly from challenging long-held assumptions. If leaders in the industry take these challenges on, this the whole paradigm of insurance is bound to change.

Jack Uldrich,
Global Futurist

When asked what his primary message for his audience at KFSA will be, Uldrich replied, “Insurance companies dealing with agriculture need not only to stay on top of the current trends in the field, but they must also learn to ask better questions. Additionally, they will need to assimilate different ideas and open themselves to viewing the world from a different perspective. Unlearning and growth stem directly from challenging long-held assumptions. If leaders in the industry take these challenges on, this the whole paradigm of insurance is bound to change.”

Uldrich says one of the biggest game-changers in agriculture is Artificial Intelligence. He says the most famous AI – IBM’s Watson – has even devoted some of its computing power towards predictive analytics in the agricultural sector

“AI can and will help us in the future,” Uldrich says.  In his keynote today he will also cover several other potentially disruptive ag technologies that could create a challenging paradox on the farm, and for those who insure those holdings.

Topping off his whirlwind week of keynotes across the US, Uldrich will deliver yet another presentation to Henkel & McCoy in Orlando, FL., on the future of the construction and infrastructure industry, with an emphasis on the concept of unlearning. 

Following the Thanksgiving Holiday, he will round out his month of eight events speaking to Watt Water on how the Internet of Things will transform the water industry.

Interested parties can learn more about Jack Uldrich, his writing, keynotes, and workshops on his website.

Source: Jack Uldrich & The School of Unlearning







UCSF Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Partners With referralMD to Reduce Patient Wait Times



​referralMD is proud to announce a partnership with the University of California at San Francisco, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (UCSF-OMS).

UCSF has implemented referralMD’s leading enterprise patient access platform in order to lower their patient wait times, provide regular feedback to referring providers, prevent lost referrals, and centralize their referral management process.

The industry shift to value-based healthcare drives the importance of partnership and collaboration among health systems. We are excited to partner with a best-of-breed institution like UCSF to improve patient access and communication for its’ community network.

Jonathan Govett,
CEO, referralMD

UCSF-OMS previously received faxed referrals from hundreds of referring providers, converted them to PDFs and then stored them in shared folders. This process was inefficient and error-prone, leading to lost referrals and no time to provide status updates to referring providers.

After 90 days of using the referralMD platform, UCSF-OMS saw the following changes:

–        48% lower waiting times

–        100% staff adoption

–        Ability to automate appointment status updates to 395 referral sources

–        0 lost referrals

“As a high-volume group practice we receive referrals through a variety of channels,” said Jake Blackshear, Department Manager at UCSF-OMS. “referralMD consolidates these channels into a single interface and automates much of the follow up. Our staff is saving time and our referring providers are getting better service. It’s a win-win.”

“The industry shift to value-based healthcare drives the importance of partnership and collaboration among health systems,” said Jonathan Govette, co-founder and CEO of referralMD. “We are excited to partner with a best-of-breed institution like UCSF to improve patient access and communication for its’ community network.”

About UCSF-OMS

The UCSF Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is one of four academic departments in the School of Dentistry. In addition to a significant role in the education of both dental and medical students, the department operates clinics, research labs and residency programs across five core areas: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Implants, Orofacial Pain and Sleep Dentistry, Hospital Dentistry and Pain Research.

The University of California, San Francisco, is a center of health sciences research, patient care, and education devoted solely to graduate education and located in San Francisco, California. UCSF is ranked 3rd among research-oriented medical schools in the United States and ranked 3rd for primary care by U.S. News and World Report, making it the only medical school to achieve a top-5 ranking in both categories.

About referralMD

referralMD improves collaboration and patient access between health systems by providing communication tools with clinical decision support for expedited physician-to-physician (P2P) e-consults and referrals. Please visit www.getreferralmd.com to learn more.

Contact:

Natacha Rousseau
Email: natacha@getreferralmd.com
Phone: (323) 352-6417

Source: UCSF Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery