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Virtual Procurement Services Hires Leadership Team For Health Care Specific Division

Fairfield, CT (PRWEB) April 14, 2015

Virtual Procurement Services (VPS) (, the leader in technology recovery and procurement services, today announced the creation of a Health Care specific division with the sales team being led by Bruce Patterson, and the service delivery team being headed up by Raymond Augustin. Bruce Patterson joins VPS as Vice President of Sales, Health Care, after 13 years with Cerner Corporation where he last served as Vice President of South Atlantic States. Raymond Augustin joined VPS in January of 2014 as the Director of Service Delivery and has been promoted to Vice President of Service Delivery, Health Care.

“The need for cost savings in and around the data center in Health Care has expanded quickly since the introduction of ARRA and it’s HITECH Act and in particular over the past eighteen months. After adding 28 new Health Care customers in the last 12 months it became clear that VPS needed to have dedicated resources and leadership to effectively manage the need in Health Care. Bruce’s experience and relationships will be instrumental in providing the high level of services our CIO and CFO customers expect. Raymond has proven himself while at VPS to be an incredible leader and trusted negotiator, He has helped both recover and reduce technology spends by more than $ 11.5million dollars for our clients utilizing our proprietary methods and predictive analytic tool. To have a Health Care specific team lead by such quality individuals is a big win for VPS and for our customers,” said VPS Founder, CEO Scott Robins.

Bruce Patterson has been involved in the US and Global Health Care Information Systems market for the past 20 years. He has extensive background in hospital equipment, software, and services sales, Bruce has worked with the largest of IDN’s and the smallest of critical access hospitals. Raymond Augustin has been an executive leader in technology acquisition for 25 years. Most recently, Raymond served in a national leadership role for Stanley Healthcare where he worked on their RFID/RTLS initiatives.

About VPS

VPS is the leader in technology recovery and procurement services utilizing the VVI™, the only predictive analytic tool that allows the measuring of fully burdened costs throughout distribution of hardware, software, and services for products attached to the data center. Since 2009, VPS has focused on recovering money already spent and reducing the costs of net new technology acquisitions for our customers. VPS is headquartered in Fairfield, CT and serves over 280 customers in a variety of industries throughout the United States and the Bahamas. For more information please contact VPS by email at karenc(at)procurement(dot)com or call at (203) 202-3362 ext. 7012.

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i2i Systems Launches Integrated Team Intelligence to Take Population Health to the Next Level

(PRWEB) April 13, 2015

i2i Systems, the leader in Population Health Management and Analytics for the past 15 years, is launching its newest innovation, Integrated Team Intelligence.

Known as iTi, the i2iTracks add-on features real-time dashboards that deliver game-changing clinical, financial and operational information to users’ fingertips.

On the clinical level, iTi empowers care teams to access and use data to streamline day-of-care planning, eliminate missed opportunities and improve workflow issues.

On the financial level, iTi gives users new insights and guidance on achieving supreme compliance and maximizing revenue. And on the operational level, iTi helps provider organizations direct data-validation efforts and make accurate, data-driven strategic decisions.

“iTi puts relevant data in users’ hands every day that transforms their level of performance,” said Janice Nicholson, co-founder and CEO of i2i Systems. “By transforming data into insights, real-time, across the continuum of care we are helping providers deliver care at a whole new level and helping practices become high-performing organizations. It’s truly the realization of Population Health 2.0.”

Integrated Team Intelligence is a suite of data tools that provides relevant information when it is needed the most. iTi is comprised of four key sections: Care Team Intelligence, Empanelment, Performance Measures and Care Coordination.

Care Team Intelligence is the first-ever system designed specifically for the care team to help build and deliver efficient team-based care. It provides pre-visit planning and instant feedback on post-visit performance through at-a-glance dashboards and reports. With Care Team Intelligence, missed care opportunities are a thing of the past.
Empanelment helps provider organizations monitor and maintain PCP assignments, analyze PCP loads and measure outcomes by PCP. This ensures each patient has an established provider relationship, which is a foundational tenant of the Triple Aim and Patient Centered Medical Home.
Performance Measures allows organizations to see the big picture of their overall performance including provider scorecards, operational and key financial measures.
Care Coordination enables organizations to streamline the activities associated with specialty care referrals and care transitions. With iTi’s Care Coordination you will achieve safe, appropriate and effective healthcare delivery.
Integrated Team Intelligence is powered by i2i Systems’ leading Population Health Management and Analytics solution, i2iTracks, used in more than 1,000 healthcare facilities across 35 states. i2iTracks helps standardize data from disparate electronic health records, practice management and other systems, simplifying the path to actionable information for an entire patient population. This enables clinicians – and their teams – to proactively, rather than reactively, manage patients leading to increased staff efficiency and better clinical outcomes.

“Rather than measuring successes and failures at the end of the month, iTi provides the instant feedback that will revolutionize the way provider organizations use data and information to achieve Triple Aim success,” said Nicholson.

To learn more about Integrated Team Intelligence or request a demo, contact i2i Systems at

About i2i Systems

As a leader and pioneer in Population Health Management and Analytics Solutions, i2i Systems has been proudly serving non-profit and for-profit healthcare organizations for more than 15 years. It started with a simple mission: Creating Healthier Populations. That mission has consistently guided our product and service development and we have never wavered from that commitment. Today, we are helping organizations successfully transition from volume-based to value-based care. We understand that data is the new currency and our fully integrated Population Health-centric solutions are helping physician group practices, community health centers, health center-controlled networks, hospitals, health systems and health plans optimize their clinical, financial and operational success.

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Sandlot Solutions Announces Its Advanced Big Data Analytics Platform

DALLAS, TX (PRWEB) April 09, 2015

Sandlot Solutions, a leading community health interoperability and analytics provider, today formally announced the release of its advanced, SaaS-based technology platform that expands the organization’s big data capabilities into the interoperability space. The big data analytics technology platform allows for a single collection of community health data provided from a patient-centric point of view, spanning virtually every stakeholder in the healthcare community.

The platform is built using Sandlot’s deep interoperability and workflow experience and serves as the hub for the organization’s suite of community health management solutions, including Sandlot Connect, Dimensions, Metrix, Care Assist and Patient Portal. It brings data together from across the community of care, enabling the agile, real-time collection, transportation, viewing and analysis of clinical, claims, administrative and other healthcare-related data from a single, private and secure environment. It radically changes the way that these data files are collected and offers new ways of merging public and private datasets. This infrastructure allows providers to independently examine and explore large volumes of data and facilitates new levels of analytic insight.

“Sandlot’s platform uses the tools and technologies developed for examining vast volumes of clinical documents and messages in near real time. This allows us to reduce the complexity and minimize the cost of integration, which are typically barriers to addressing community health management,” said Paul Steinichen, Chief Technology Officer, Sandlot Solutions. “The timing and speed at which data is collected and then pushed out as useful information is key to helping healthcare professionals better manage the health of individuals and the population. By applying Web-scale technologies that have proven successful in other industries to the healthcare industry, clients can access the data needed more quickly and easily, providing accurate, up-to-the-minute information for care coordination and population health analytics.”

As a highly scalable, cost-effective solution to clinical interoperability and clinical data standardization, normalization, aggregation and enrichment, this platform makes it simple for healthcare organizations to integrate with the Sandlot suite of products and eliminates the need to do extensive integration work. With this platform, Sandlot clients can take advantage of Web-scale technology advances and prepare their organizations to deal with copious amounts of data, regardless of the formation and structure of that data. To accelerate development of this platform, Sandlot selected Hortonworks® (NASDAQ: HDP) and the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP™) as a base on which to build the platform. HDP is a modern data management platform with the centralized enterprise services required for running advanced analytics and data processing applications simultaneously across shared datasets.

“Sandlot is driving innovative work with data analytics in healthcare,” said Herb Cunitz, President, Hortonworks. “The company realized the value of our HDP, the market’s only 100 percent open source and enterprise grade Hadoop distribution, and how they could easily build their applications on top of our platform. We look forward to helping them continue to break new ground and accelerate their SaaS business to a wide range of healthcare customers.”

While this platform offering is available now to all market segments of the healthcare community that Sandlot serves, the initial rollout is focused on hospital associations, large metropolitan area healthcare cooperatives and state-wide community health management organizations.

Sandlot Solutions will exhibit at HIMSS15 in Chicago from April 12-16, Booth #2641. Attendees are invited to visit the booth to learn more about Sandlot’s big data analytics platform and the company’s full suite of integrated solutions.

About Sandlot Solutions

Sandlot Solutions, founded in 2006, is a leading provider of clinical interoperability and community health management solutions focused on: the exchange of clinical and claims data across the care community, population data analytics and enhanced care coordination. Sandlot provides the tools and technology that enable healthcare organizations to improve the quality of care, understand and manage risk, reduce costs and transition to new business models. The software-as-a-service, cloud model with configurable technology streamlines data sharing and provides physicians with actionable patient information and analytics at the point of care. Sandlot’s technology works within physicians’ existing workflows using a proprietary, patent-pending digital envelope enabling physicians to proactively address gaps in care at the point of care. For more information, visit

Big Cloud Analytics Releases Real-Time Healthcare Analytics for The Internet Of Things (IoT)

San Jose, Calif. (PRWEB) April 09, 2015

Big Cloud Analytics, Inc. (BCA), leading provider of predictive analytics technology today announced it will deliver a real-time analytic solution that predicts the churn risk for Medicare and individual health insurance plan participants with up to 83 percent accuracy.

The solution is powered by COVALENCETM, a patent pending customer intelligence engine from BCA that runs natively on the Intel® Internet of Things (IoT) Gateway and leverages equations from BCA’s Chief Scientist, Dr. V Kumar, the most published data scientist in the field of marketing.

“With Intel, we are providing healthcare churn analytics to the Internet of Things,” states J Patrick Bewley, CEO of Big Cloud Analytics. “The Intel® IoT Gateway provides a powerful compute platform for the deployment of our COVALENCETM Customer Intelligence Engine. This solution enables customers to deploy analytics at the edge, with an easy path to scale up, a robust and flexible security infrastructure, remote manageability and a unique ability to mesh public and private cloud computing environments.”

“The ability for healthcare insurers to perform analytics at the edge of their network enables real-time customer intelligence that can be used in the moment to shape business outcomes,” said Ed Hill, Director of Healthcare IoT, Intel Corporation. “The Intel® IoT Gateway provides a foundational platform that empowers organizations to easily implement edge analytics in a safer and more secure way.”

Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

About Big Cloud Analytics

Big Cloud Analytics leads the market in real-time predictive analytics technology for the Internet of Things (IoT). Recognized in 2014 by CIO Review as one of the Top 100 most promising companies in Big Data globally, the Company provides technology enabled real-time marketing predictions based on world-renowned science from the top marketing scholar in the world and BCA’s proprietary COVALENCETM modeling approach. Big Cloud serves the Healthcare, Financial Services and Retail.

Big Cloud Analytics and COVALENCE are trademarks of Big Cloud Analytics, Inc.


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Global Data Center Cooling Market is Expected to Reach $11.65 Billion, by 2020 – Allied Market Research

(PRWEB UK) 7 April 2015

According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, “Global Data Center Cooling Market – Size, Share, Global Trend, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation, and Forecast 2014 – 2020″, the global data centre cooling market is expected to reach $ 11.65 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 13.17% during 2014-2020. Precision Air Conditioning (PAC) would drive the market significantly by the year 2020, as its setup cost is comparatively less than Precision Air Handling Unit (PAHU). The data centre cooling system market primarily includes two components chillers and air conditioners. Chillers contributed to 70% of total global data centre cooling market in 2013.

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Amongst all verticals, telecom and IT, are the major contributors to the market revenue of the data center cooling market. The growing number of applications in healthcare and retail sector have a good scope in the data centre cooling solutions. A large amount of data processing is required due to the rapid increase in e-commerce sites and growth in hospital data. Banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), Energy and others sector will prove as a moderate contributor, in terms of revenue, for the global data centre cooling market. The cooling technology giant, Emerson, launched an extended-size version of the ultra-silent outdoor coil condenser for data centre cooling systems which features an increased capacity of 220KW.

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Increase in data volume and cloud adoption are the major market drivers for the growth of this market. The North American region will prove to be a major revenue contributor in the data centre cooling market during the forecast period. However, with the rise in industrialization, the Asia-Pacific market would also be a key region in the cooling market.

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The global data centre cooling market is growing due to increasing adoption of data centres across key verticals such as Telecom & IT, retail, healthcare, BFSI and government during the forecast period (2014 – 2020)

Telecom & IT is amongst the major contributors towards the growth of the data centre cooling market during 2014-2020

North America enjoys the biggest share in the global data centre cooling market and also holds a significant position in revenue generation

The growth of the data center cooling market is supplemented by big data processing which requires more cooling solutions. Companies like Emerson, Schneider and Rittal are enhancing their cooling capacity to reduce extra power consumption. In order to gain higher market share, companies are adopting product launches along with acquisition and partnership as prime strategies. Prominent companies profiled in the report include Emerson, Schneider, Rittal, Stulz, IBM, HP, AdavtiveCOOL, and Hitachi.

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The Veterinary Software Market is expected to reach $368.7 million by 2019 – New Research Report Published by MarketsandMarkets

(PRWEB) March 23, 2015

The report, “Veterinary Software Market by Product [Practice Management Software, & Imaging Software], Delivery Model [On-Premise, & Cloud/ Web-based], Practice Type [Small Animal, Mixed, & Large Animal], & End User [Veterinary Clinics, & Laboratory]- Forecast to 2019” provides a detailed overview of the major drivers, restraints, challenges, opportunities, current market trends and strategies impacting the veterinary software market along with the estimates and forecasts of the revenue.

The global veterinary software market is expected to reach $ 368.7 million by 2019 from $ 280.1 million in 2014, growing at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2014 to 2019.

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The report segments this market on the basis of product type, delivery model, practice type, end user and region. Among various end users, the hospital and medical practice segment is estimated to account for the largest share in 2014. Hospitals and medical practices extensively use this software for collecting, processing and managing patient data, which is a major reason for the high share of this end-user segment. The veterinary hospitals and clinics end-user segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2014 to 2019 due to the increasing use of veterinary software to improve care quality.

Based on region, the market is dominated by North America, followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and the Rest of the World (RoW). North America is expected to account for the largest share of the market in 2014. The growth of this market is driven by factors such as rising spending by pet owners for better vet care and the rising need for veterinarians.

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Business Analytics Market Expected to Reach $66,719.8 Million by 2019 – New report by MarketsandMarkets

(PRWEB) March 18, 2015

This MarketsandMarkets report forecasts Business Analytics Market to $ 66,719.8 Million in 2019 at an estimated CAGR of 10.3%. North America is expected to be the largest market in terms of market size while Asia-Pacific is expected to experience an increase in market traction during the forecasted period.

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Business Analytics Market is at its growing stage and is expected to rise exponentially due to the enhancement of technology in this sector. Today companies are demanding real-time data based solutions for the analyzing each and every factor influencing the business.

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The factors driving Business Analytics market are the escalating demand for enhanced productivity, growing demand for improved customer satisfaction and gain insight from the day to day data generated by the various business activities. High investment cost for implementation of business analytics solutions and reluctance in adoption of business analytics are the major restraints for the growth of this market.

MarketsandMarkets broadly segments the global Business Analytics market into following sub-segments:

1) Solutions: query, reporting analysis tools, advanced and predictive analytics, location intelligence, content analytics, data warehousing platform and enterprise performance management.

2) Regions: North America (NA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), Europe , Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Latin America (LA).

3) User Type: SMB’s and large enterprise.

4) Industry Verticals: BFSI, education, energy & power, government, healthcare, telecom & IT, media & entertainment and others.

5) Deployment Type: on-premise and cloud.

There can be seen increase in demand for the analytics by the organizations due to the rising big data trend, rapidly changing business environment and customer preferences. Thus organizations are in need to analyze the huge volume of data generated by the daily activities of customers, business processes and every resource of the organization in order to detect and reduce the chances of failure, optimize operations cost effectively and provide better customer services. Furthermore the increasing demand among the large enterprises as well as SMB’s is also helping market to progress with an explosive growth rate. These solutions are gaining traction in various industry verticals such as BFSI, energy and utilities, education, healthcare, manufacturing, media and entertainment, retail, telecom and IT followed by other verticals.

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The University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and UPMC Form Alliance to Transform Health Care through Big Data

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) March 16, 2015

Today’s health care system generates massive amounts of data –patient information in the electronic health record, diagnostic imaging, prescriptions, genomic profiles, insurance records, even data from wearable devices. Information has always been essential for guiding the care of individuals, but computer tools now make it possible to use that data to provide deeper insights into disease itself.

Leveraging “big data” to revolutionize health care and wellness is the focus of the new Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance, a powerful collaboration announced today by Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC.

For example, the use of smart data could help hospitals and doctors rapidly detect potential new outbreaks and immediately alert staff and authorities to take appropriate actions. Systems based around this principle of finding emerging events in complex data sets have already been made possible by collaborations among UPMC, Pitt, and CMU.

This one-of-a-kind alliance is a wide-reaching commitment to advance technology and create new data-heavy health care innovations over the coming years, resulting in spin-off companies and furthering economic development in the region.

The alliance, funded by UPMC, will see its work carried out by Pitt-led and CMU-led centers, with participation from all three institutions. The centers will work to transform the explosion of health-related data into new technologies, products and services to change the way diseases are prevented and how patients are diagnosed, treated and engaged in their own care.

Using health care data to its full potential will require close collaboration among the leading health sciences research at Pitt, world-class computer science and machine learning at CMU, and the clinical care, extensive patient data and commercialization expertise at UPMC. The close proximity and world-leading talent among these organizations provide the ideal setting to transform all aspects of health care, not only in western Pennsylvania but around the world.

“The complementary strengths of the alliance’s partner institutions will allow us to re-imagine health care for millions of people in our shared, data-driven world,” said Subra Suresh, president of CMU. “Through this collaboration, we will move more rapidly to immediate prevention and remediation, further accelerate the development of evidence-based medicine, and augment disease-centered models with patient-centered models of care.”

The new research centers at CMU and Pitt will be funded over the next six years by UPMC and also will benefit from several hundred million dollars in existing research grants at all three institutions. They promise to create what UPMC CEO Jeffrey Romoff calls an “innovation ecosystem” for health data in the region.

“We are unlocking the potential of data to tackle some of our nation’s biggest challenges: raising the quality and reducing the cost of health care. Not only will this effort benefit patients, but it also will accelerate Pittsburgh’s revitalization,” said Mr. Romoff. Corporate partners and entrepreneurs from around the world will want to be close to this health care data hub, he predicted, just as Google, Apple and Disney already have space in or near Oakland to be close to CMU’s and Pitt’s talented faculty and students.

The alliance will support applied research and commercialization, along with basic foundational research in medicine and computer science. “Through this partnership, our brilliant scientists at Pitt and CMU will have unprecedented resources for turning their innovative ideas into products and services that can truly better the lives of patients and society,” said Patrick Gallagher, chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh. “The knowledge created here will result in the spin-off of many new companies and thousands of new jobs over the next decade.”

Initially, the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance will include two research and development centers: the Center for Machine Learning and Health (CMLH), led by founding director Eric Xing, Ph.D., a CMU professor in the Department of Machine Learning; and the Center for Commercial Applications of Healthcare Data (CCA), spearheaded by Michael Becich, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Pitt. Scientists from all three institutions will participate in the work of each center.

The CMLH will work on challenging problems at the intersections of health care and machine learning. Data from sources as varied as electronic medical records, genomic sequencing, insurance records and wearable sensors will be utilized to directly improve health care. For example, imagine a smartphone app that suggests the single dietary change that will most improve your health, based on your genetic makeup and medical history. Or suppose a physician receives an automatic alert when a patient enters the earliest stages of rejecting a transplanted organ and can react while the condition is most easily treatable. The center will focus on five areas: big health care data analytics; personalized medicine and disease modeling; issues of privacy, security and compliance in the context of big data; data-driven patient and provider education and training; and a new general framework for big data in health care.

The CCA at the University of Pittsburgh will research and invent new technology for potential use in commercial theranostics and imaging systems for patients and doctors. (Theranostics works to develop individualized therapies for various diseases, and to combine diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities.) These technologies will be based on intelligently engineered big data solutions. Some areas of focus for CCA will be: personalized medicine for understanding diseases such as cancer and various lung disorders; genomics and imaging data; and methods for data capture and health care analytics. A key goal is new technologies and methods to create actionable information.

UPMC Enterprises, the commercialization arm of UPMC, will lead the efforts to turn these innovative ideas into new, for-profit companies and jobs, building on its nearly 20-year track record of investing in and growing companies that solve health care problems.

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An internationally renowned public research university founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh ( is a leading center of learning and research in the arts, sciences, humanities, professions, and health sciences. Pitt ranks fifth among all U.S. universities in terms of the competitive grants awarded to members of its faculty by the National Institutes of Health, and consistently ranks among the country’s leading U.S. public research universities, according to The Top American Research Universities report issued by the Center for Measuring University Performance. With 16 schools and colleges and 35,000 students on five campuses, the University offers nearly 400 distinct degree programs.

About UPMC

A world-renowned health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of accountable, cost-effective, patient-centered care. It provides more than $ 887 million a year in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates more than 60,000 employees, more than 20 hospitals, more than 500 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, a more than 2.5-million-member health insurance division, and international and commercial operations. Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC ranks No. 12 in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals — and No. 1 in Pennsylvania. For more information, go to

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