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Tuesday, 7-Oct-2014 06:12 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Interactive Educational Event Celebrates 25 Years Of Genetic Adv








AHMC Healthcare Inc., and Alhambra Hospital Medical Center Engage MedAssets for Enhanced Pricing Capabilities to Improve Overall Financial Performance - Yahoo Finance





Today: Hear about the latest data from investigators and how that data translates to care from clinicians and patients. Tomorrow: Investigators, the CF Care Team, and patients discuss the anticipation and uncertainty regarding advances in CFTR modification therapy. Through a presentation platform called ARRAY, each participant will have an iPad to view presentation slides, take pre and post assessments, direct questions to the AOTC faculty, and link to additional resources, and complete course evaluations. An enduring webcast of the event will be created and posted online at www.aotc-cf.org for clinicians unable to attend the satellite symposium. "The discovery of CFTR mutations in 1989 ushered in a new array of opportunities for cystic fibrosis treatment," said Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health. "Though that road has been long and complex, we are now starting to experience the much-awaited benefits. With the impressive progress that has already been made, and the remarkable teams of researchers and patients that are now working together, the future is looking brighter all the time." "CFTR modifiers have significantly improved outcomes and quality of life in patients whose CF is driven by mutations in this gene," added Stuart Elborn, Dean, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queens University Belfast. "Our goal now is to keep other patients with CF as healthy as possible so they, too, can benefit from more effective targeted therapies that will become available in the future." AOTC: CFTR at 25 is presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing in collaboration with DKBmed for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, social workers, and other members of the cystic fibrosis care team. Funding for the program has been provided by an educational grant from Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. <br>visit http://finance.yahoo.com/news/interactive-educational-event-celebrates-25-205400129.html












DreamFactory Selected As a Microsoft Azure Certified Partner to Accelerate Enterprise Mobility With Its Open Source REST API Platform - Yahoo Finance





The Binary Workshop, a technology agency based in Chennai, India used DreamFactory to develop a custom application for managing startup co-working spaces. The Binary Workshop team needed a complete back-end for its co-working software platform, and to host it on Azure. Technical requirements included desktop and mobile support, management of dozens of mobile apps, single sign-on (SSO), role-based access control for end users, connection to many different external data sources, and the ability to seamlessly push new applications and application updates to end users. "DreamFactory has become the run-time REST API platform for our entire application suite for co-working spaces. We need to deploy our applications to customers globally Azure and DreamFactory are ideally suited for that challenge," said Binary Workshop Founder and CEO Ashwin Shankar. "Our customers benefit from excellent application performance wherever they are in the world, and it's easy for us to dynamically scale up as our user base grows. <br>visit http://finance.yahoo.com/news/dreamfactory-selected-microsoft-azure-certified-212600784.html









At the same time, new payor methods to rein in costs, such as narrow networks, value-based payment models, and comparison tools of provider costs and quality, are further complicating how providers establish contract pricing during payor negotiations. MedAssets offers the following analytics tools and services to help providers achieve a defensible, yet optimal pricing strategy across the revenue cycle: CarePricer -- Web-based payment estimating technology to increase up-front cash collections, improve patient satisfaction and reduce self-pay bad debt Chargemaster Management -- proprietary data to benchmark 100 percent of charges and perform comparative pricing Comparative Rate Modeling -- pricing consulting with a strategic review to improve bottom line and increase the defensibility of charges by taking into account comparative market pricing and payor reimbursement mix Contract Modeling -- helps providers negotiate more favorable contracts, identify payor trends and more accurately forecast revenue Defensible Price Modeling -- pricing consulting that examines the relationship of charges to supply and pharmacy costs and reviews the impact of price changes on net revenue The company is hosting a webinar through HFMA on Thursday, Oct. 9 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. CDT, for providers interested in learning how to create and maintain a defensible pricing strategy. MedAssets Vice President of Revenue Cycle Advisory Solutions, William Davis, will share the key elements to consider when evaluating a strategic pricing approach, and will discuss best practices for connecting pricing transparency to various programs, including patient access, charge capture, physician preference items and more. About AHMC Healthcare Inc., and Alhambra Hospital Medical Center Formed in November 2004, AHMC & AHMC Healthcare currently consists of six comprehensive acute care facilities all located in the Greater San Gabriel Valley area. These hospitals include Alhambra Hospital Medical Center, Garfield Medical Center, Greater El Monte Community Hospital, Monterey Park Hospital, San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, and Whittier Hospital Medical Center. Since our inception in 2004, AHMC & AHMC Healthcare has grown to a total over 1000 beds with over 7,000 employees and over 3,000 physicians all committed to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care for our community. For more information, please visit http://www.ahmchealth.com . <br>visit http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ahmc-healthcare-inc-alhambra-hospital-143000808.html



Monday, 29-Sep-2014 13:16 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Atlanta Hosting Third Annual Street Food Festival | Wabe 90.1 Fm










Credit Atlanta Street Food Festival TheThird Annual Atlanta Street Food Festival takes place Saturday at Piedmont Park . More than 40 food trucks are expected to be on hand. With a food truck, it sort of takes a bit of the intimidation factor away and its like more of a casual environment. So I feel when the individual is more relaxed, they can really kind of explore flavors and a culture a lot more," saysPratikJanithe owner of the Masala Fresh truck. Chef Brett Eanes owns the Mixd Up Food Truck . He and other food truck owners hope the festival helps them grow their businesses. <br>visit http://wabe.org/post/atlanta-hosting-third-annual-street-food-festival



Monday, 22-Sep-2014 12:31 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Cloud Migration Company, Racemi, Announces $10 Million Series C








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"There are two strong forces propelling Racemi growth - one is the overall markets' increasing adoption of cloud computing and the other is market validation of Racemi's technology for the rapid migration of workloads into public, private, and hybrid clouds," said Morgan Rodd, of Milestone Venture Partners. "We, along with Racemi's other investors, want to ensure that Racemi has no barriers to realizing its potential." The company closed a $7 million Series B round of venture financing in July 2012. About Racemi Racemi, the moving company for the cloud, has been named a "Cool Vendor" and has thousands of customers, users, and partners around the globe. The company builds server provisioning and cloud migration technology that allows businesses to quickly migrate their existing physical and virtual servers between dissimilar physical, virtual, and cloud platforms and across geographies. For CSPs (cloud service providers), MSPs (managed service providers), and hosting providers, Racemi is the easiest, most reliable method for onboarding customers to their public, private, or hybrid cloud offering. Racemi also enables customers and partners to automate private data center provisioning by leveraging its market-leading server imaging technology to rapidly provision physical, virtual or private cloud servers in any automated use case. For more information, visit www.racemi.com . # # # Racemi, the moving company for the cloud, are marks of Racemi. <br>visit http://finance.yahoo.com/news/cloud-migration-company-racemi-announces-150000657.html









A Cherokee Sheriffs Office incident report states that County Manager Jerry Cooper reported on June 17 that improper and unauthorized purchases were made on a county credit card linked to Munda. Cooper turned a years worth of statements on that card over to the sheriffs office. Criminal charges have not been filed. Mark Woolsey for the AJC Beam work set for Lake Lanier bridge Construction crews will begin setting bridge beams 9 a.m. Mondayfor the new Ga. 284 bridge over the Chattahoochee River portion of Lake Lanier. <br>visit http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/county-by-county-news-for-thursday/ngX58/



Monday, 22-Sep-2014 10:32 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Joey Zelinka Hosting Junk Food Pop-up At Sound Table - Pop-ups -










Joey Zelinka , former executive chef of MAR , will showcase his new pop-up, Junk Food, at The Sound Table over the next few weeks. "The food is basically going to be an exercise in sarcasm and irreverence," Zelinka said in an email. "I'll be spinning my versions of the crap we all love to eat using carefully sourced premium ingredients. That being said, if someone doesn't exactly 'get it,' it won't matter because at the end of the day it's just going to be tasty food." <br>visit http://atlanta.eater.com/archives/2014/07/16/junk-food-pop-up-sound-table-atlanta.php



Saturday, 13-Sep-2014 08:43 Email | Share | | Bookmark
T5 Lands Financial Customer In Atlanta Data Center | Data Center








QTS to Host TeliaSonera Managed Services at Atlanta Data Center - Web Host Industry Review





T5 continues to attract discerning customers such as financial services companies and healthcare firms that need to maintain sensitive data, and address security as part of their own compliance requirements, said Tim Bright, Senior Vice President, of T5 Data Centers. They come to T5 because of our reputation for reliable service, operational stability across our national portfolio, our willingness to customize our security, and power redundancy and resiliency. With backgrounds in Enterprise Data Center development, operations, and consulting, T5 approaches data center design differently by designing the kind of data center our clients would build themselves, even before we start customization. T5@Atlanta is a 100,000 square foot, Tier III server-ready data center, with nearly 55,000 square feet of raised floor. The critical IT power load installed is 6,000 kilowatts, expandable to 9,000. The facility consists of multiple data suite sizes and densities within a secure, bunkered facility. <br>visit http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2014/04/24/t5-lands-financial-customer-atlanta-data-center/









The move comes a few weeks after QTS cloud-based QVI environment was approved and registered as PCI Data Security Standard 1.2 Level 1 certified compliant . TeliaSonera is part of Europes fifth largest telecommunications providers with over 150 million mobile customers. The company is Europes largest carrier of IP traffic and the fourth largest global Internet backbone. Its extensive fiber network has close to 200 points of presence covering Asia, Europe, and the US. It is currently expanding its US footprint to support North American customers demanding high-quality services. TeliaSoneras PoP will be hosted in QTS Atlanta Metro data center. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. TeliaSonera is a technologically-advanced global market leader and requires a robust production environment to serve their worldwide customer base, said Chad Williams, CEO of QTS. <br>visit http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/qts-to-host-teliasonera-managed-services-at-atlanta-data-center



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