Methodist Hospital of Southern California Named 100 SafeCare hospitals® for the Fourth Consecutive Year

100 SafeCare Hospitals®

Recognized for low infections, low readmissions, low complications, high patient satisfaction, high value by The SafeCare Group®

Congratulations to Methodist Hospital of Southern California on achieving 100 SafeCare Hospitals four consecutive years”

— Yisrael Safeek, MD, MBA, CEO, The SafeCare Group

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, USA, July 30, 2018 / — For the fourth consecutive year Methodist Hospital of Southern California was recognized a 100 SafeCare Hospitals® by The SafeCare Group® for low infections, low readmissions, low complications, high patient satisfaction, and high value.

100 SafeCare Hospitals® represent the nation’s top performing hospitals in evidence-based metrics of Medical and Surgical Infections, 30-Day Mortality rates, Complications rates for Medical and Surgical Care, Patient Satisfaction, 30-Day Medical and Surgical Readmissions, and overall value. 100 SafeCare Hospitals have achieved an exemplary level of performance in the comprehensive, evidence-based metrics of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) value-based program (HVBP), readmissions reduction program (HRRP), and acquired complications reduction program (HACRP). Hospitals that perform poorly on these quality, safety, and efficiency metrics receive a financial penalty from the US government.

“While all US hospitals achieving improvements deserve recognition, those achieving 100 SafeCare Hospitals distinction are leading the way,” says Dr. Yisrael Safeek, MD, MBA, Chairman and CEO of The SafeCare Group®. “Congratulations to Methodist Hospital of Southern California on achieving 100 SafeCare Hospitals four years in a row and achieving top 1% in the nation overall for low infections, low complications, low readmissions, high patient satisfaction, and best value.”

About 100 SafeCare Hospitals®
100 SafeCare Hospitals® has become synonymous for Recognizing Healthcare Excellence® from its holistic, evidence-based metrics that reflect a balanced scorecard of healthcare excellence. Recognizing Healthcare Excellence® refers to 100 SafeCare Hospitals that excel in evidence-based metrics of low infections, low complications, low readmissions, high patient satisfaction, and high value of care. Only about two percent of US hospitals earn the prestigious 100 SafeCare Hospitals® distinction, and the top 50 hospitals represent the top one percent of US hospitals for excellent performance in the evidence-based metrics of HVBP, HRRP, and HACRP.

About The SafeCare Group®
The SafeCare Group was founded in 2010 and its motto is “Innovating, Disrupting, Transforming” healthcare. SafeCareSoft® SaaS solutions enable hospitals to take advantage of disruptive healthcare software known as Softwaring Healthcare Excellence® that optimize hospital reimbursement and accreditation. Since 2012, SafeCare Analytics® have been helping hospitals excel with physician privileging software for Joint Commission OPPE, and hospital software for better readmissions, complications, infections, and value. Since 2013, 100 SafeCare Hospitals® listings have been Recognizing Healthcare Excellence® of 100 US hospitals that excelled with low infections, readmissions, complications, high patient satisfaction, and high value. Since 2015, SafeCare® magazine has been delivering information on the people, ideas and novel technologies affecting access, cost, and quality of healthcare across the globe. For more information about The SafeCare Group’s 100 SafeCare Hospitals, visit

Sarju Bharucha, JD
SafeCare Magazine
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Comparative Performance of 100 SafeCare Hospitals®

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Enterprise CEO Pamela Nicholson Subpoenaed to Testify in Lee County Theft Trial

Enterprise Holdings CEO Pamela Nicholson commanded to appear and testify in Lee County civil theft suit

Enterprise Holdings CEO Pamela Nicholson commanded to appear and testify in Lee County civil theft suit

National Car Rental ‘ding and dent’ civil theft plaintiff demands opportunity for direct examination of rental behemoth chief executive

ST. LOUIS , MISSOURI, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, July 27, 2018 / — SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the leading protector of children victimized by identity fraud, announced today three individual witness subpoenas to appear and testify at the civil theft hearing, Howe vs. Enterprise Holdings, Inc., in the County Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Lee County Florida. The trial is scheduled for August 22, 2018, in Fort Myers, Florida, Honorable Archie B. Hayward, Jr.

Related: Lee County Honorable Archie B. Hayward Jr. Receives Jury Request from National Car Rental Fraud Victim, SubscriberWise Confirms —

“The witness list is complete,” commented David Howe, National Car Rental ‘ding and dent’ fraud victim. “And it’s far from substantial in terms of the number of witnesses needed because the Lee Port Authority Police official report effectively contains all the sworn testimony necessary to prove intentional negligence and fraud well beyond the preponderance which is required of the plaintiff.

“In addition to two local managers who had involvement with the ‘ding and dent’ predatory encounter at the SW FL Fort Myers International Airport National car rental counter, I have asked the Lee Clerk of the Court to command CEO Pamela M. Nicholson to appear and testify. I’ve also spoken with the St. Louis Sheriff today and have advised their office to expect the subpoena for personal service in Clayton, MO.

“From my perspective – as a victim like the myriads and myriads of others across this nation – it’s critical to know if the CEO is aware of the harmful practices, including but not limited to predatory arbitration clauses and unfair adhesion contracts that effectively ensnare wholly innocent consumers with ease at virtually any opportunity and without a shred of evidence of liability. It’s critical to know if the CEO is planning fundamental changes to internal processes for not only USA citizens, but also for our sisters and brothers from around the globe who have also been victimized with ease.

“And it’s critical to obtain the CEO’s sworn testimony so that lawmakers can be better informed about the state of the industry, including the problems and the solutions that only common sense regulation can resolve,” Howe added.

“Yes, it’s time for the car rental industry – and Enterprise Holdings in particular, to move beyond the inadequate protocols of asking individuals to record vehicle damage on rudimentary ‘damage’ slips as evidence of condition,” continued Howe. “It’s time to expose and mitigate the remarkable financial risks associated with the so called ‘Expedient’ rental process that virtually guarantees victimization against consumers who merely expected the good faith and fair dealing covenant when they drove off with a rental chock full of pre-existing ‘wear and tear’, as well as other minor conditions for which civil theft is perpetrated with incredible frequency and ease.

“Yes, it’s time to progress to the digital age and provide both consumers and rental agencies high-resolution digital photographic evidence of vehicle condition so that there’s no longer a doubt…and no longer a huge financial motive by predatory agencies to fleece innocent victims — which is exactly why the industry prefers to operate in the dark ages, literally,” concluded victim Howe.

“Enterprise has been accused of running a ding-and-dent scam so often by readers of this site, I’ve lost count.” — Christopher Elliott, Consumer Advocate at

“There’s literally hundreds of these [Enterprise consumer complaints]. It’s truly remarkable.” — Lindsey Sablan, Anchor/Call for Action Reporter at Wink News

Enterprise Rental Scam (FOX News) – Man says rental car company charging for damage that doesn’t exist —

Enterprise Rental Scam (CBC) – Enterprise Rent-A-Car credits customer $4,000 after Go Public investigates —

Enterprise Rental Scam (Raycom Media) – Enterprise Rental Company is demanding $600 for damage —

Enterprise Rental Scam (CBS News) – Enterprise Car Rental Company charges $500 for phantom hail damage —

Enterprise Rental Scam (Wink News) – Sanibel couple charged for under-car damages to rental —

About SubscriberWise

SubscriberWise® launched as the first issuing consumer reporting agency exclusively for the cable industry in 2006. The company filed extensive documentation and end-user agreements to access TransUnion’s consumer database. In 2009, SubscriberWise and TransUnion announced a joint marketing agreement for the benefit of America’s cable operators ( Today SubscriberWise is a risk management preferred-solutions provider for the National Cable Television Cooperative.

SubscriberWise contributions to the communications industry are quantified in the billions of dollars annually.

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National Car Rental manager recognizes normal ‘wear and tear’ instantly and dismisses need to report

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Glassbox Digital Named Representative Vendor in the 2018 Gartner Market Guide for Web and Mobile App Analytics

Glassbox Named Representative Vendor in the Gartner Market Guide for Web and Mobile App Analytics

We believe getting a recognition by a leading analyst firm like Gartner is another acknowledgment of the success we witness in the market”

— Yaron Morgenstern, Chief Executive Officer, Glassbox

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 27, 2018 / — Glassbox, the digital customer management and big data analytics solution, today announced that Gartner named Glassbox as a Representative Vendor in its 2018 Market Guide for Web and Mobile App Analytics. (Download available for Gartner clients:
According to Gartner, “This Market Guide covers providers that offer web and mobile app analytics, because we have seen a convergence of desktop and mobile user journeys, with vendors who provide mobile apps as differentiators. Session replay tools are complementary to web analytics tools and should be used as companions to those provided by web, mobile and app analytics vendors.”
“While we continue to expand into the largest organizations in the world which see in Glassbox a strategic solution in their compliance transformation and are enjoying our best-in-class automatic recording and insights, based on AI and Machine Learning; we believe getting a recognition by a leading analyst firm like Gartner is another acknowledgment of the success we witness in the market” said Yaron Morgenstern, Chief Executive Officer, Glassbox.
Gartner, Market Guide for Web and Mobile App Analytics, 13 July 2018
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
About Glassbox
Glassbox empowers organizations to manage and optimize the entire digital lifecycle of their web and mobile customers. By leveraging unparalleled big data, behavioural analytics, session replay, free-text search and application monitoring capabilities, Glassbox enables enterprises to see not only what online and mobile customers are doing but also why they are doing it. Most importantly, Glassbox informs and facilitates action based on those insights that can lead to enhanced digital customer journeys, faster customer dispute resolution, improved regulatory compliance, and agile IT troubleshooting. Glassbox’s solutions are used by medium to very large enterprises mostly in the financial services and insurance industries as well as travel, leisure, telecommunications and retail. Learn more at

Audelia Boker
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Give your website and mobile app a brain

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ALPFA to kick off its 2018 National Convention on July 30th at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Thousands of Hispanic professionals and college students to attend four-day convention and career fair with Fortune 1000 corporate partners

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 26, 2018 / — ALPFA, the Association of Latino Professionals for America, a non-profit organization serving Latino professionals, and students, is holding its annual National Convention at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, from July 30 to August 2.

Our 2018 convention theme is Developing and Recruiting Exceptional Latino Leaders, which is what we do best. We are creating ample opportunities for our members to develop their skills and for companies to identify top Latino talent for the hard-to-fill job opportunities in this super competitive job market.

“We focus on both the personal and professional development of our members, helping them form connections that enable life-changing breakthroughs in their careers. That’s ALPFA’s purpose at its best, connecting Latino leaders for impact.” Raymond Arroyo, Chief Growth Officer, ALPFA.

This year, we’re proud to bring back our best-in-class, two-day Management Leadership Development program for mid-level Latino managers, in a collaborative partnership with the University of Florida. We will also have the participation of several top executives from our 2018 Most Powerful Latinas list -released earlier this year through Fortune magazine-, and Rising Stars along with our Women of ALPFA programming throughout the convention.

Participants at the convention will take part in more than 75 in-depth sessions across a range of topics, including Finance, Auditing, Taxes, Digital Marketing, Robotics, Big Data, Diversity and Inclusion, Veterans and LGBTQ issues, Innovation, Strategy, Leadership Development, and Women of ALPFA.

Additionally, on August 2, our convention sponsors will participate in a Career Fair and Expo that will open opportunities for jobs and internships for attendees of the conference, with some of them even extending job offers on the spot.

Convention sponsors and Career Fair participants include EY, PwC, State Street (Host Partners), RSM, BNY Mellon (Lead Emeritus), Bank of America, Deloitte, KPMG, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs, and United Airlines (Platinum Partners).

The convention also promises great entertainment with a White Night celebration and masquerade gala. The 2018 ALPFA convention is poised to repeat the overwhelming success of the 2017 Convention at the same venue last year.


Founded in 1972, with over 92,000 members, ALPFA operates in 45 cities and 160 universities across the US. ALPFA’s purpose is connecting Latino leaders for impact. Through its chapter network and online community, ALPFA provides leadership development, mentorship, and employment opportunities for its members who are primarily in the business, finance, accounting, and technology sectors.

Luis Vargas
ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America)
855 692 5732, ext 712
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2018 ALPFA National Convention – July 30 – August 2, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

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Leadsurance Brings Automation and AI to Insurance Industry

Smart Insurance Marketing

Smart Insurance Marketing

Artificial Intelligence Chat Solution for instant quoting visitors and converting leads

Artificial Intelligence Chat Solution for instant quoting visitors and converting leads

Real time notifications and cloud reporting solution

Real time notifications and cloud reporting solution

An Intelligent Marketing Platform for Insurance Agencies to Cut Costs, Save Time, and Produce Better Leads.

The insurance industry is plagued with dated technology leaving consumers and agencies frustrated. Our platform was designed to improve your customer’s experience and streamline your marketing.”

— Keller Tiemann, Founder of Leadsurance

AUSTIN, TEXAS, TRAVIS, July 26, 2018 / — Leadsurance, is pleased to announce its insurance marketing solution that is bringing automation and artificial intelligence to independent insurance agencies.

Insurance agencies benefit from a complete technology platform paired with dedicated marketing management and campaign optimization services. The solution saves agencies time by leveraging artificial intelligence and automated solutions to handle repetitive marketing and lead generation tasks; while providing its customers with a better experience.

Dedicated consultants work directly with insurance agencies to:

Automate insurance marketing to save time. Optimize artificial intelligence for instantly quoting your site visitors to increase leads. Provide real-time notifications for new leads to help you follow up timely. And to provide cloud reporting to help you optimize your marketing efforts.

The platform is designed to save you time while producing higher quality exclusive leads engaged with your brand.

Keller Tiemann, Founder of Leadsurance, had this to say:

“The insurance industry is plagued with dated technology leaving consumers and agencies frustrated. Our platform was designed to improve your customer’s experience and streamline your marketing.”

Leadsurance is lowering marketing spend and increasing lead quality for independent insurance agencies while saving them time.

Leadsurance recently grew its team by 50% and is investing in future growth, the team currently manages over 2M organic pageviews for clients and 1,000+ monthly leads. Leadsurance has launched a 24/7 live help center to assist its growing customer base.

Leadsurance is helping independent insurance agencies save huge amounts of time and money on customer service, marketing, and lead generation.

About Leadsurance: Founded in Austin, TX, Leadsurance is an exclusive insurance lead generation platform that brings the best marketing technology and services to independent insurance agencies. Using premium technology systems managed by marketing experts, Leadsurance will build an exclusive pipeline of leads for your insurance agency.

Allison Murphy
(530) 237-4759
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Leadsurance Introduction to Our Platform

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Widget offers the first texting and calling through images and documents


Real Estate

Documents & PDFs

Customers communicate through images and documents directly to sales and support teams: no phone numbers, apps, or sign-up required.

“Widget allows me to distribute images of my listings beyond MLS. Prospective clients just text through the image and I know exactly which property has their interest”.”

— Shane Cheng, Keller Williams Burlingame, CA

SUNNYVALE, CA, UNITED STATES, July 26, 2018 / — ( has released the first technology offering texting and calling through images and documents.

Widget embeds communication code into any image or document transforming them into texting and calling channels. Users simply tap on any image or document to text and call directly with the publisher, assigned sales personnel, or support staff. All this is done without phone numbers, apps or sign-up: parties connect and communicate directly through the image or document.

The Widget platform works simultaneously in both the web and mobile environments. Widget images and documents can go anywhere: websites, social media, blogs, or ad-sites. They can be distributed through email, SMS, or messaging platforms like WhatsApp.

Wherever Widget images or documents go they become a direct communications channel back to publisher and assigned personnel. Widget images and documents can be very granular. A single product, PowerPoint slide, listing, stock number, service ticket, or promotion; a person, place, or thing.

Initial customers include companies in enterprise software, automotive, real estate, advertising and aerospace services. This includes Shane Cheng, a Bay Area realtor. “Widget allows me to distribute images of my listings beyond MLS. Prospective clients just tap on the image and I know exactly which property has their interest”.

Embedding Widget communications code is simple and requires no programming. Features include: push notifications allowing publishers to reconnect with customers after a conversation has ended, a dashboard for tracking customer interaction in real-time, and assignability to multiple parties or team members.

Widget is a Silicon Valley based software company and holder of multiple patents for image and document-based web and mobile communications. Customers include companies in the software, automotive, real estate, advertising, and aerospace industries along with numerous SMBs. The Widget platform is now in Beta release and utilizes Oracle cloud infrastructure. Additional information can be found at

Al Zlogar
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Widget embedded texting and calling

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DocVerify Empowers Texas Notaries with Online Remote Notarization and Electronic Notarization Capabilities

DocVerify Electronic Notary and Remote Notary

DocVerify Electronic Notary and Remote Notary

Using the DocVerify platform, notaries in Texas can safely provide online remote and electronic notarization services

Notaries can make more money with DocVerify”

— Mr. Andrews

IRVINE, CA, UNITED STATES, July 26, 2018 / — Over 300,000 Texas notaries have a golden opportunity to expand their business with DocVerify with the new legislation allowing online remote notarization in the state of Texas. Before this new legislation, notaries could only deliver in-person electronic notary services.

DocVerify’s e-notary platform for notary services has been the leader, and most popular around the country. Its use has been increasing as more and more states permit electronic notarization or online notarization. There is ease in using DocVerify’s platform that enables notaries to deliver their services using just a browser. They can also use DocVerify APIs to deliver the electronic and online remote notarization services to their customers using their existing methods.

The state requirements are always a big challenge for notaries in providing their services. With the new legislation, they always have trouble finding the starting point to deliver improved services. Online remote notarization is inevitable right now and the best way to deliver it is through DocVerify. That’s because DocVerify has the approval in every state for notaries to use it for remote and electronic notarization services.

One of the challenges for Texas notaries was the x.509 certificate. However, those who will use DocVerify will not have to worry about that either. State-required stamp images are another worry that DocVerify will facilitate the notaries with by making it a simple process for the notaries.

DocVerify is a perfect solution for organizations such as title companies, title insurance, escrow, real estate based companies, medical, insurance, etc., that want to provide notarization services through their own notaries. Everything from notary management to monitoring of every notarized document is possible with DocVerify. Any such organizations in Texas can now allow their notaries to deliver remote and in-person notarization services.

There will be a lot of ease in providing notarization services for notaries as they start using DocVerify. As the pioneers of this service, DocVerify opens business opportunities for notaries. It keeps notaries from facing any legal issues since the platform already complies with the state rules and regulations. Furthermore, notaries can make money by using DocVerify because there is no middle party to take the larger portion of their earnings away. DocVerify’s transactional fee is small enough to keep notaries making the most of every transaction.

With other call center type providers, they keep a chunk of what the notary makes, and in some cases are forced to sign non-competes. In this setup with most other providers, notaries are more like call center operators, and not the businesspersons they wish to be.

About DocVerify

DocVerify has been playing its honest part in helping notaries make the most of their services. Notaries can provide electronic and remote notarization to their customers using DocVerify’s reliable and state-compliant platform. They keep most of the money they make on each transaction and rest assured they are using an UCC, PCI, HIPAA, ISO, HITECH, etc. compliant platform. DocVerify is also the most trusted platform for notaries and organization that provide notarization services in states where electronic and remote notarization services are legal. Interested parties can visit to know more about the company.

David Andrews
DocVerify, Inc
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DocVerify Electronic Signatures

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BioPod® Technology’s two-way (or multiple channel) secure direct communication system patents provide unique features (to the Hearables and wearables industries) that include instantaneous or intermittent remote monitoring and communication between users and a wide range of affiliates. Data may be collected, transmitted and displayed to necessary personnel from ear sensors which track vitals feedback for heart rate, oxygen saturation, temperature and expressed carbon dioxide In addition to being the wireless conduit to track and transmit data sourced from associated sensors located in and on the body.

BioPod® Technology was created to be a game-changer and life-saver with wireless connectivity, audio alerts and haptic feedback enabled real-time vital communications such as prescription reminders, remote physical therapy and training sessions, BioPod HouseCall™ doctor visits for in-home patients and much more. GPS location capabilities assure any patient, user or provider could be located in critical situations and linked to Emergency Response and Medical Professionals 24/7/365. The Benefits of BioPod® Technology are better care, faster response, lower medical costs and improved data collection and monitoring.


Our IP provides a solution to smarter and more powerful smart home platform hardware and information in the IoT. Smart Home Devices and information collected through multichannel communication systems would be vastly improved with the addition of biometric feedback from all individuals (and pets) and in the connected devices that would benefit from BioPod's® patented technology. BioPod’s Hearable Platform Technology would add value and differentiation to Smart Home Management and Controls and may become the conduit for numerous mixed reality and IoT applications.


Today’s athletes are seeking an edge. BioPod® Technology with proprietary remote VO2Max expressed carbon dioxide (and other vitals) monitoring and communication capabilities through in- ear sensors gives athletes that and more, from playgrounds to the pros. Real-time 24/7/365 data collection makes it possible for Coaches, Trainers and Certified Health Therapists and Professionals to tailor a PodiumPerformance™ remote training program to keep athletes “in the zone” and at peak performance levels not possible before, with haptic and audio alerts. The secondary benefit is the trainers up their “game” to elite levels as well with BioPod® Technology “tools” that make elite pro performance training possible. Integration of BioPod® Technology into Performance Masks make it a "Pro-brainer" for developers of hardware and soft goods in Fitness & Sport categories. BioPod® Technology has two Fitness Sports concepts, each having applications for product designers and developers, BioPod® RemoteCoach and BioPod® VirtualCoach.


Big Data with the potential integration of BioPod® Technology for Business, Healthcare Systems, Corporations, Organizations and Institutions presents a compelling case for a swarm technology where smaller hardware and software solutions could collect, analyze and channel gained knowledge involving any devices used within the IoT and IoMT. While most Healthcare Systems, Corporations and Institutions are increasingly implementing Big Data initiatives to increase their ability to collect pertinent data, there is concern about the data collected and how it is utilized.

BioPod® Technology presents the potential for gathering increased biometric data on the collections. BioPod®Technology Biometric Data Access & Retrieval of biometric data is either Accepted or can be Denied by the individual during BioPod Technology Set-Up where protected data will pass through an encrypted cloud requiring the individual's approval along with the user partners recognizing and acceptance of confidentiality. The BioPod® Technology ear-based multi-channel communications system is key to the transmission and collection of data from our ear-based sensors and topical and implanted sensors placed on the individuals. The combined growth potential represented by Big Data, the IoT, IoMT, and a Social Swarm component presents an opportunity for unprecedented levels of knowledge acquisition through deep learning.


BioPod® Technology’s Ear-Sourced Biometric Data and Multi-Channel Communications System utilizes ear-sourced Vital Sign feedback. "Unique to BioPod® Technology's infrastructure is its built-in, real-time, multi-channel biometric data feedback which uses unique preset "high and low range analytics" to alert IoMT linked Healthcare/Homecare professionals of conceivable "out-of- range" biometric status of their patients, which alerts them 24/7/365 to initiate appropriate care responses for their HomeCare Patients.

High-low range analytical parameters provide a basis which can lead to improved and personalized care supported by direct communication and haptic responses. This provides comfort and assurance to remote patients that Healthcare/Homecare Professionals, Support Staff, Emergency Services, Primary Care Doctors and Family are watching over them while being monitored and supported by BioPod's CareUniverse™."


Evolving, dynamic reactive gaming is within reach with BioPod® Technology. Monitoring of gamer’s vitals adds an infinite number of game play possibilities by communicating with the game platform. Game may become reactive and dynamic in response to the data collected by BioPod® Technology. A game could change course, difficulty, and variables simply based on the data from each user which is influenced by any number of external factors. This addition provides powerful exponential challenge possibilities. A gamer’s vitals could be displayed within game screens to ramp up the challenge between competing gamers. BioPod® Technology can create a direct communications link between gamers and enthusiasts.

BioPod® Technology improves "Motion Sensing" calculations while using "actual biomedical feedback for heart-rate, oxygen saturation, respiration, temperature, end-tidal CO2, etc.,with direct communications to the individual, those connected to the network, and the gaming architecture.

BioPod® offers a broad range of applications for the following fields: Healthcare/Homecare, IoMT, Fitness & Sport, Big Data, Smart Home, Military, Mixed Reality, and Video Gaming.
BioPod® is a registered trademark of Meramark Ventures, LLC. For more information or investor/partnership and licensing info, and BioPod® Technology presentation visit BioPod Tech Website and

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Richard Maertz
Meramark Ventures

Richard Maertz
Meramark Ventures
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Join the 40-hour The Community Interpreter® Program in San Diego, CA!

Providing Cultural and Linguistic services in healthcare

REACH-reaching diversity & Champions for Health partner to make The Community Interpreter® available in San Diego for bilinguals to learn about interpreting

it's interactive; it's fast-paced; it's fun!!”

— Rosanna Balistreri

SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES, July 25, 2018 / — Anyone entering a new community unable to speak the language knows the struggles of language barrier when doing everyday things like interacting with healthcare providers, or teachers in their children's schools, setting up banking or even buying groceries. Now there is an opportunity for those who have gained strong proficiency in English and another language to help others through the same struggles they experienced.

REACH- reaching diversity, in sponsorship with Champions for Health, the non-profit foundation of the San Diego County Medical Society, is inviting those with strong bilingual skills to register for The Community Interpreter® course, an interactive, skills-based training program. The program will be held at Champions for Health, 5575 Ruffin Rd., Suite 250, in San Diego, on Sept 4, 7, 10, 13 & 18, 2018, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
Conducted in a classroom over five days, The Community Interpreter® sessions teach participants what they need to know to work as a professional interpreter in settings such as medical facilities, schools, and government or nonprofit service settings. Completing the course provides the classroom-hours prerequisite for those wishing to take the examination for national medical interpreting certification.
Adama Dyoniziak, Executive Director for Champions For Health, stated, "We are excited to have this professional interpreter training available for our community. I am a bilingual Polish-English, and I interpreted for my parents during medical appointments. It was very empowering to know that I was making a short time slot productive for both the provider and the client by increasing understanding during an important interaction. We welcome people who are kindred spirits in this endeavor."
Rosanna Balistreri, Founder of REACH-reaching diversity and instructor for the course, stated, "Interpreters bridge the language gap between people and assist in providing meaningful access to much-needed services. This course is very interactive, fast-paced and fun. We invite anyone who wishes to help others to join us!"
Registration is now open and closes August 15. The course is being limited to 20 participants. The cost is $750, which includes books. To register email:, or more information can be obtained by calling (619) 630-0310
About Champions for Health
Champions for Health was formed in 2004 by the San Diego County Medical Society to address the unanswered healthcare needs of low-income and uninsured San Diego County residents. A community health nonprofit focusing on access to care for all, community wellness, and physician support, this foundation was instrumental in amplifying physician engagement and volunteerism, positively impacting the lives of nearly 6,000 San Diegans since its inception.
Champions for Health's flagship program is Project Access San Diego, which provides uninsured individuals in need of specialty medical care with access to needed care to restore health. The program's staff connect qualifying San Diego County residents with a network of volunteer physicians, hospitals, surgery centers, and healthcare service partners that provide a full-range of specialty healthcare services at no cost. Champions for Health also offers free vaccination programs, speakers for community groups, and numerous educational and support programs for improving healthcare services in the area's medical facilities. The group distributed free flu and Hepatitis A vaccines throughout the county last year, helping to curb the city's rampant outbreaks in both.
More can be found at
About REACH-reaching diversity and The Community Interpreter®
Established in 2008, REACH-reaching diversity is a woman-owned company that provides cultural and linguistic services geared to healthcare. Its services focus on cultural competence training, interpreter training, language proficiency assessment, medical interpreter's assessment and hospital-based translation & interpreting program assessment. It was founded by Rosanna Balistreri, a linguist and an entrepreneur who has dedicated most of her professional and academic experience to translation studies, language acquisition, and second language learning. She is a certified trainer of The Community Interpreter®, the international edition training developed by Cross Cultural Communications LLC, taught across the country. It is the leading national program for community interpreter training. CCC has more than 140 licensed trainers in 28 U.S. states, DC, Guam and six other countries.

Rosanna Balistreri
REACH reaching diversity
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Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Offers New Technology to Treat Prostate Cancer

SARASOTA, FL, UNITED STATES, July 25, 2018 / — Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is the first hospital in the state of Florida to partner with Vituro Health to offer FDA-approved technology for prostate cancer treatment. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a minimally invasive procedure that aims to eradicate prostate cancer with reduced side effects. Traditional treatment options like surgery or radiation often come with unwanted side effects, namely erectile dysfunction and incontinence. HIFU therapy helps to maintain patient quality of life by drastically reducing these unwanted side effects through highly targeted tissue ablation. The outpatient procedure allows patients to return to regular activity within a week and typically requires no opioid treatment for recovery.

Steve Scionti, MD, Vituro Health’s Medical Director and lead physician at the Scionti Prostate Center in Sarasota, Florida, performed the first HIFU procedure at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center in May, 2018. Dr. Scionti is globally recognized for his work in advanced prostate cancer diagnostics and minimally invasive prostate cancer therapy. He has worked extensively with HIFU, having performed over 1,000 successful procedures, and is considered one of world’s most experienced HIFU surgeons.

“We are excited to offer HIFU and work in partnership with Vituro Health and Dr. Steve Scionti to offer this innovative procedure,” said Andy Guz, CEO, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. “HIFU is one of several new cutting-edge procedures we have recently brought to the hospital.”

With the recent Medicare reimbursement that covers the facility costs of HIFU, more patients will be able to access HIFU treatment. The Vituro healthcare team assists patients in locating the most experienced HIFU physicians in regions where Medicare reimbursement is possible, ensuring the lowest out-of-pocket costs to the patient. Through the recently announced Medicare Elite Access Program, Vituro Health is providing a larger percentage of men with treatment options that are less invasive, radiation free and without life altering side effects.

About Vituro Health:
Vituro Health empowers men with comprehensive prostate care during all stages of their lives. We arm partner physicians with HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) technology and other patient-centric, concierge services to elevate the standard of care and patient experiences. Vituro Health serves patients worldwide and is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., with Centers of Excellence in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington, DC. The Vituro Health Physicians Network is carefully selected based on their depth of experience, expertise and dedication to achieving the highest levels of patient outcomes. For more information, visit

About Lakewood Ranch Medical Center:
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is an acute care hospital providing patients access to a medical staff of more than 550 physicians and allied health professionals who practice in a comprehensive range of specialties, and who use the hospital's advanced medical technology. The hospital is an Accredited Chest Pain Center with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) and has earned the Joint Commission's "Gold Seal of Approval". Lakewood Ranch Medical Center offers a range of services including Emergency care, Cardiovascular, Orthopedics, Labor and Delivery, Surgical, Breast Health, Imaging/Radiology, Physical Therapy, Stroke and Cerebrovascular, Sleep as well as Wound Healing and Hyperbaric medicine. To learn more about the hospital visit

Physicians are on the medical staff of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, but with limited exceptions are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatment provided by physicians. For language assistance, disability accommodations and the non-discrimination notice, please visit our website.

Emily Ferrell
Vituro Health
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Source: EIN Presswire