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Smart Insights Report: mHealth Revenue to Pass the EUR 100 Billion Bar by 2020

Marseille, France (PRWEB) May 04, 2015

The recent Smart Insights Report “mHealth: Game Changer for Healthcare,” analyzes in detail the dynamics and the specificities of the mobile health business. mHealth refers to the use of mobile communications technology and devices to provide healthcare solutions, whether this is for prevention, diagnosis, treatment or medical follow-up. As these solutions are used both for medical practice and non-medical practice, mHealth benefits multiple players involved in the value chain. Patients can manage their health more actively; healthcare professionals can provide more accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment and medication. As a result, the healthcare ecosystem is bound to become more efficient and reduce costs.

According to the Smart Insights Report “mHealth: Game Changer for Healthcare,” mHealth devices shipments are expected to keep growing in the next years at a 46% CAGR (Compounded Annual Growth Rate) between 2015 and 2020, leading to 718.5 million units to be shipped in 2020. The Smart Insights Report segments the mHealth market in three categories according to the devices main functionality:

Health Promotion Devices,
Remote Diagnostic & Assisted Living Devices,
Decision Support Devices
and provides detailed analysis along these segments and their sub-segments.

The Smart Insights Report “mHealth: Game Changer for Healthcare,” also forecasts revenues for each market segment of the mHealth market for the period between 2015 and 2020. Total revenues are expected to grow at a CAGR of 36% during the forecast period to achieve EUR 104 billion in 2020. “Health Promotion Devices”, which includes mainly solutions used to improve wellness and fitness, contributes with the largest slice of shipments, as well as revenues.

Thierry Spanjaard, CEO of Smart Insights declares: “mHealth is already disrupting the way healthcare is delivered and the secure transactions industry will play a central role in this change over the next few years. The secure transactions industry has successfully demonstrated its ability to bring confidence and ensure privacy thanks to security techniques.”

Silvana Pintão, industry analyst for Smart Insights and author of the report adds: “mHealth is already a reality with multiple pilots underway. But to achieve widespread adoption, stakeholders will need to start cooperating and developing interoperable solutions.”

mHealth solutions include numerous technological solutions, focusing mainly on the measurement of vital signs and health parameters that directly or indirectly motivate individuals to adapt a healthier life style. An essential part of the added value of mHealth can be found in the analysis of these data. Big data offers the opportunity to access and analyze vast amounts of unstructured data and search for patterns and causal relationships. Healthcare professionals, researchers and lab companies will benefit from these data to advance health care research. Maximizing the potential of health data will lead to increased productivity, and cost cuts in the healthcare sector.

This Smart Insights Report, titled “mHealth: Game Changer for Healthcare,” explores in detail the business models of the various mHealth vendors, and establishes a segmentation of this nascent market. The research has been conducted combining Smart Insights long-standing experience in the secure transactions industry with interviews with key players in the mHealth and secure transactions industry, as well as stakeholders from mobile network operators, standards organizations, technology developers and systems integrators specializing in this area.

The Smart Insights Report “mHealth: Game Changer for Healthcare” is available at

In related news, Smart Insights will be present at Cartes Americas, on May 5 – 7 in Washington, DC. Feel free to give us a call to arrange a meeting.

About Intelling:

Smart Insights Reports, along with Smart Insights Weekly and Smart Insights Market Trends, are published by Intelling, a consultancy headquartered in Marseille, France. Intelling is a consultancy with two expertise majors: marketing and strategy for secure transactions, smart cards, telecoms, payment, and convergence, as well as market intelligence, for all industry fields. Intelling is the publisher of Smart Insights Reports, that address secure transactions and smart card markets, providing an extensive qualitative and quantitative analysis.

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AvePoint Showcases Compliance and Data Privacy Solutions as Platinum Sponsor of IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2015

Singapore (PRWEB) May 03, 2015

AvePoint, the established leader in enabling enterprise collaboration across platforms and devices, today announced it is a Platinum Sponsor of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Asia Privacy Forum, taking place May 5-6, 2015 at Singapore Marriott Hotel Orchard. Throughout the event, AvePoint will showcase its compliance, risk, and privacy solutions for on-premises, hybrid, and cloud platforms.

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Attendees can meet the AvePoint subject matter experts to discuss topics surrounding compliance, risk, and privacy across enterprise collaboration platforms and information systems as well as receive a demonstration of the company’s latest solutions, including:

Compliance Management: AvePoint Compliance Guardian provides a full Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) platform to mitigate privacy, information security, and compliance risk across information gateways.

Cloud Compliance: Compliance Guardian Online, part of AvePoint Online Services – used by 3 million Microsoft Office 365 users today – ensures web applications, websites, and cloud platforms present content and information securely to minimize risk of privacy violations, malicious threats, or unintended data leakage.

Privacy: AvePoint Privacy Impact Assessment (APIA) – created through a partnership with IAPP and used by more than 2,100 practitioners today – is a technology solution that mitigates the risk inherent with manual privacy impact assessments, helping organisations understand and automate the process of evaluating, assessing, and reporting on the privacy implications of their enterprise IT systems.

Risk: AvePoint Risk Intelligence System (ARIS) allows organisations to address the complete lifecycle of risk across the enterprise. Leveraging the templates and question banks created for APIA, ARIS extends risk identification to provide meaningful action to assessments, including quantifying, lowering, and monitoring instances.

AvePoint Speaking Session at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2015

Dana Simberkoff, Chief Compliance and Risk Officer at AvePoint, will join Alfred Wu, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Corporation (Singapore), and Benjamin Gerber, Global Privacy Officer, Standard Chartered Bank, to lead the session “The Challenges of Data Classification” at 11:30-12:30 p.m. SST on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. The presentation will share how to create a framework for managing data assets and implementing data governance, beginning with understanding what data the organisation already has. The session will go in depth on the difficult task of classifying data when privacy is so dependent on context.

“AvePoint is excited to join the Asian privacy community to provide the best practices, knowledge, and tools necessary to ensure data is safe and secure while enabling enterprise collaboration,” said Dana Simberkoff, Chief Compliance and Risk Officer, AvePoint. “Our technology combines the goals of compliance and privacy officers with those of IT workers and the business in order to provide organisations with governance, risk, and compliance management that is both practical and operational.”

For more information on IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2015, please visit the event website.

About AvePoint

AvePoint is the established leader in enabling enterprise collaboration across platforms and devices. Focusing on helping enterprises in their digitisation journey to enable their information workers to collaborate with confidence, AvePoint is first to market with a unique solution that centralises access and control of information assets residing in disparate collaboration and document management systems on-premises and in the cloud. AvePoint solutions and services aim to bring together business, IT, as well as compliance and risk officers to serve key business objectives such as big data, cloud integration, compliance, enterprise content management, and mobile data access monitoring.

Founded in 2001 and based out of Jersey City, NJ, AvePoint serves over 14,000 organisations and 3 million Office 365 users in five continents across all industry sectors, with focused practices in the energy and utilities; financial services; healthcare and pharmaceuticals; and public sector industries. AvePoint is a Microsoft Global ISV Partner, Gold Certified Collaboration and Content Partner and winner of 2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award in Public Safety and National Security, as well as a US Government GSA provider via strategic partnerships. AvePoint is privately held and backed by Goldman Sachs and Summit Partners.

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Futurist Jack Uldrich to Address Healthcare and Technology with MMS

Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 30, 2015

In his latest book, “Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow,” Jack Uldrich writes the following about healthcare and technology: “In January of 2014, Illumina, a San Diego based company, announced that their high throughput genetic sequencing machine “HiSeq X Ten” had finally broken through the long sought after $ 1,000 barrier to sequence a full human genome and could sequence up to five per day. To put this in some perspective, it helps to consider that the first human genome project was completed in 2001 for the sum of three billion dollars.

Uldrich continues, “The project has already had major implications for the healthcare industry and the how disease is prevented and treated. In fact, fast and inexpensive gene sequencing is just a small part of the incredible changes already occurring in the field of health care.

By the beginning of the next decade, in addition to the developments in genomics, genomic surgery, continued advances in information technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, robotics, data mining, wearable technologies, artificial intelligence, sensors, social networking, a myriad other technologies will transform the face of modern medicine”

On May 1 Uldrich will address a keynote address to the Massachusetts Medical Society in Boston, MA. His keynote”The Big AHA: How to Future-Proof the Health Care System Against Tomorrow’s Transformational Trends, Today” will focus on healthcare and the future trends in technology that will change the face of the system as it is currently known.

While his writing and research on health technology will form the basis for his discussion with the MMS, Uldrich will also focus on his concept of the “Big AHA” which stands for Awareness, Humility and Action. Those basic tents form the foundation for Uldrich’s School of Unlearning and his precepts for outstanding leadership.

Uldrich who has delivered keynotes to several healthcare organizations and hospitals across the U.S. such as BCBS, The AMA, West Kendall Baptist Hospital and United Healthcare also specializes in technological transformation and change management among agricultural, financial, utilities-based, manufacturing and educational organizations as well.

Following his engagement in Boston Uldrich will deliver keynotes to Ingram in Arizona, Thrivent Financial in Minneapolis and Bayer CropScience in Hamburg, Germany.

For more information on Uldrich’s upcoming engagements, writing or speaking availability are encouraged to visit his website.

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CargoSense Completes Seed Round Offering By Raising $2.5 Million

Reston, Virginia (PRWEB) April 28, 2015

CargoSense, a Virginia-based smart data and MicroAnalytics Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company focused on supply chain logistics, today announced that it has had a final close on its seed round, bringing total investment proceeds to $ 2.5 million. Participating in the final close were early stage venture capital firms IrishAngels and Middleburg Capital Development. Existing investors, including Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology, also participated in the round.

CargoSense has built a comprehensive data capture and analytics platform that provides unprecedented insight into supply chain logistics for the pharmaceutical, cold chain, and refrigerated storage industries. The innovative platform goes far beyond temperature monitoring and simple climate excursions to provide complete and historical insights of how transportation providers are handling goods within the supply chain at the individual box and product level.

CargoSense acts as a “black box” for a customer’s supply chain process – recording exactly what a product experiences, including temperature, light, humidity, pressure, shock, and tilt from origin to destination. Customers can flexibly combine these values to form climate ranges for each product they ship including pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, food, and other climate sensitive cargo. Customers can leverage the integrated insights to pinpoint issues in their supply chain to improve product quality, reduce cost and eliminate risk. The CargoSense solution also meets the supply chain monitoring guidelines as required under the European Union’s Good Distribution Practice regulations, and is well positioned to service the forthcoming U.S. regulations for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

CargoSense enables the sharing of data with supply chain partners, ensuring a single view of the environmental measures captured for a shipment. Providing a collaborative root cause analysis platform, customers can annotate and share comments on captured data, as well as securely upload files and reports with their teams.

“This marks the first true actualization of the Internet of Things (IoT) within the logistics industry,” stated CargoSense CEO Rich Kilmer. “No other solution in the market can capture this range of product-level data to ensure quality and quickly identify and remove risks. A prescription or drug that has not been kept at the right conditions during transport can create extremely dire consequences.”

“After completing our extensive due diligence process, we feel that CargoSense has the management team, unique product technology and business model to take advantage of this multi-billion dollar pain point in the logistics industry,” remarked Gale Bowman, Managing Director of IrishAngels. “They are offering a truly unique solution that will drive a fact based quality control process that is already being utilized by significant players in the pharmaceutical and logistics space.”

With the latest funding round, CargoSense plans to accelerate its rapid growth by expanding its sales, marketing and development teams. Additionally, the capital will allow the company to drive new product innovations and customer acquisition activities.

About CargoSense

CargoSense ( is a big-data and analytics Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company founded to create solutions that optimize logistics networks – in healthcare, food, medical devices and other industries with complex supply chains. The company has created the first collaborative supply chain software that operates using tablet, Web, and mobile devices, collecting data with the newest generation of sensor technologies. Founded by serial entrepreneurs with a history of building successful software services using agile development and customer-focused design, the company is based in Reston, Virginia.

About IrishAngels

IrishAngels ( mission statement is to “Marry our passion for Notre Dame with our collective entrepreneurial urge and instincts, to find and fund the most promising ND affiliated new ventures resulting in a Chicago based, nationally inspired angel investing brand.” IrishAngels is dedicated to funding high potential startups both in Chicago and across the country in which a founder, Board member, or active investor is a graduate, student, parent, or faculty member at the University of Notre Dame. IrishAngels facilitates entrepreneurial success and exceptional ROI through close advisory relationships with its portfolio companies. The management and operational experience of the collective group as well as the network of connections is an invaluable resource to companies in which the group invests.

About Middleburg Capital Development (MCD)

Middleburg Capital Development ( is a private equity investment firm. They partner with entrepreneurs, growing businesses, private banking groups, university incubation centers, funds, and other private equity groups. MCD is involved with new technologies, data and information sectors, the service sectors, core manufacturing, and natural resources. Their partners and Advisory Board members support interest in global opportunities.


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OpenIAM Announces a Distributor Partnership with Chuanhow Technologies for Asian markets

Cortlandt Manor, NY (PRWEB) April 23, 2015

OpenIAM, a leading provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, has formed a business alliance with Chuanhow Technologies. The purpose of the alliance is to offer companies in Asia a mature, full-featured yet economical Identity and Access Management solution.

“We see strong potential for the OpenIAM solution in the Asian markets,” said Ameet Shah, OpenIAM VP of Marketing. “Companies are increasingly interested in the cost savings offered through automation as well as improved security and governance.”

OpenIAM offers a comprehensive unified solution that is significantly easier to deploy and configure. It has been designed to co-exist in a heterogeneous environment where organizations may have a blend of cloud and on-premise solutions. As part of this alliance, Chuanhow will help develop the partner network in Asia to distribute, implement and support the OpenIAM solution.

“We are very pleased to partner with OpenAM,” said Junhao Chen, CEO of Chuanhow. “Because many companies have begun to import cloud solutions, identity security will play an important role. OpenIAM information security products have won several awards. We see tremendous growth opportunities in our existing business.”

Current IAM offerings available in Asia are expensive, highly complex and difficult to deploy. Many of these solution providers have been slow to innovate and adapt to the changing needs resulting from cloud and mobile computing. This has limited the number of options available to companies looking to incorporate Identity and Access Management.

The OpenIAM solution suite offers customers the following functionality:

Authentication and Authorization
Selfservice portal for end users to manage their own profile, request approval, and change password
Forgot password management
Single sign-on to cloud and on-premise applications
Automated Provisioning and De-provisioning
Access review and certification
Audit and compliance
One Time Password (OTP)

End customers will gain the following benefits:

Operational efficiency: Automated account provisioning and de-provisioning significantly reduces the burden on IT staff.
Improved end user productivity: Single sign-on and self-service saves end-users time by not having to repeatedly login and improve security
Improved audit and compliance: Fine-grained audit allows customers to see how to do what and when and meet regulatory mandates.

About OpenIAM, LLC

Founded in 2008, OpenIAM is a comprehensive Identity and Access Management infrastructure that provides a strong security foundation to provision users and authenticate and authorize access to enterprise systems. The OpenIAM product suite has been built from the ground up to provide a cost effective, easy to use IAM solution without the issues found in offerings that have grown largely through acquisitions and legacy systems. The company’s products are being used by mid to large organizations in a variety of industries including: Government, financial services, telecommunications, education, healthcare, manufacturing, publishing, and retail. The OpenIAM ecosystem also includes systems integrator partners in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

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About Chuanhow Technologies

Chuanhow Technologies is a specialist in cloud computing/big data, software defined networking, network security, data analysis, data loss prevention, application delivery management, business continuity, enterprise software, e-commerce, mobile computing, asset management, social media and an innovation strategy for next generation products. Chuanhow helps vendors in the IT market develop a profitable business, provide a distinctive pathway for development, a new way of thinking to help reseller partners and enterprise customers reduce costs, optimize operations, improve efficiency, and build a profitable portfolio. Partner Website:

Text Analytics Market is Expected to Reach $6.5 Billion by 2020 – Allied Market Research

(PRWEB UK) 20 April 2015

According to a new market research report titled “Global Text Analytics Market- Size, Industry Analysis, Trends, Growth and Forecast, 2014- 2020,” the global text analytics market has a potential to reach $ 6.5 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 25.2% during 2014-2020. Predictive analytics is the most attractive application within text analytics, which provides insights on unstructured text and helps the companies to formulate business strategies accordingly. The retail sector largely uses text analytics software, which approximately contributes 1/3rd of revenue amongst all industries. Use of text analytics in Healthcare accelerates Health-Care research, which eventually adds to the rapid growth of the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector.

Comprehending the benefits of the text analytics in predicting and forecasting consumer behavior, the technology is gaining ground and helping corporations to strategically position themselves in the competitive market. The capability of the technology to deduce trends from the unstructured text and single out rationale is the driving force for the market. The upsurge in the adoption of social networking platforms for conversations, rising adoption of cloud computing technologies and the ability of text analytics to move beyond sentiment analysis are some major driving factors for the text analytics industry. Nevertheless, despite the finer and profitable aspects, the technology has some vices posing as obstacles for the growth of the market. The expensive analytic software and lack of awareness among the stakeholders about the advantages of text analytics in the pivotal regions would impede the growth of the market.

To view the report, visit the website at

Text analytics finds wide acceptance in regions such as North America due to the early adoption of big data analytics in the region. North American region approximately holds 40% of global text analytics market amongst all regions. Till 2012, North American region generated about 2.5 exabyte (2.5 million gigabytes) of data per day and the number is anticipated to double every 40 months. For instance, Walmart collect 2.5 petabytes of data from their customers’ transactions. Therefore, the use of text analytics software to analyze customers’ demands is on the higher side, as compared to other regions. Substantial amount of data is generated in the region on a daily basis, which is a gold mine for companies that understand the importance of historical data. Historical data trend is further used to forecast the trend of the market in the coming years. Therefore, predictive analytics is also increasingly used to forecast the market trend and formulate the business strategies.

Presently, the On-premise deployment model is predominantly favored by the government organizations and small & medium business, as it offers higher level of security compared to cloud based deployment model. The use of on premise model for deployment of text analytic software would gradually subside and the market would be driven by cloud based deployment models in the near future. Operational cost cutting would contribute to the rapid adoption of Cloud-based model in the coming years.

Predictive analytics is gaining ground in the field of healthcare and Banking Financial Services and Insurance industries (BFSI). The ability of Predictive analytics application to track the incidences of diseases and forecast the reoccurrence in the future is a boon for the healthcare sector. On the other hand, financial forecasting is accomplished very effectively using text analytics. The forecast could assist BFSI’s in tracking loan trends and gain insights on the potential client base that demand banking services in the future. Retail sector has large customer base and has sizable number of reviews on their products. Analyzing the voice of the customers helps the retail companies to improve their products, by considering the customer demands. Therefore, retail sector majorly uses text analytics software compared to other sectors.

Key findings of the study:

Global market for Text analytics deployment models is gaining prominence with cloud based models, which is the growing at a rapid rate for the forecast period (2014-2020)
Predictive analytics is the major application segment that uses text analytic software to forecast the market trend, which is growing at a CAGR of 21.3% during the forecast period
Based on the geographic examination, North America would be the highest revenue-generating region, confers the report
Text analytics software is widely used in customer relationship management applications, where the analyzed information is prominently used to take strategic business decisions
Small scale enterprises still rely on on-premise model and is growing at a CAGR of 16.6% during 2014-2020

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Continuous innovations in the text analytics industry is leading to upgrade the existing versions of text analytics software. Therefore, product launch is the major developmental strategy that is widely adopted by the text analytics market players. In June 2014, Linguamatics launched I2E Semantic Enrichment that uses natural language processing technology for analysis of text, and offer insights at a much faster rate. The report expounds on the strategies of top players such as IBM, Attensity, Microsoft, Clabridge, SAS, HP, Tibco Software, Oracle, Tableau Software and SAP.

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The Automation Conference 2015 to Feature the Industrial Internet of Things, 3D Printing, Smart Manufacturing and Other Leading Manufacturing Developments

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 20, 2015

Next month in Chicago technology end users, experts and industry professionals will convene at The Automation Conference (TAC) to explore industrial automation trends and technologies that are revolutionizing manufacturing. Now in its fourth year, TAC is designed for engineering and management professionals within discrete manufacturing, packaging, and continuous and batch processing. Topics to be covered include: the Industrial Internet of Things, 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing, safety, cyber security, Manufacturing Intelligence/Big Data, and remote access.

Taking place May 19-20 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, the conference is produced by PMMI Media Group, publishers of Automation World and Packaging World. Presenters include professionals from NASA, The Boeing Company, TransCanada (Keystone Pipeline), General Mills, the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, MOL Danube Refinery, Corning, the Industrial Internet Consortium, Comau LLC and other well-known organizations. In addition, 16 automation solution providers will host Technology Workshops throughout both days of the conference.

David Greenfield, Automation World’s Director of Content/Editor in Chief and TAC conference moderator, shares his thoughts: “Each year, The Automation Conference delivers key insights from the front lines of manufacturing and processing industry automation. But this year, industry trends—particularly around the potential of the Industrial Internet of Things, Big Data and 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing—are aligning in such a way that the future of manufacturing is beginning to take shape in very different ways than we have come to recognize it today. The presentations and discussions that take place at The Automation Conference 2015 will give attendees the insights they need to weather the changes that are already beginning to alter their industries.”

Registration information and details on the conference program are available at or by calling 1-800-355-5595.

About PMMI Media Group

PMMI Media Group is a market-leading B2B media company that produces information for processing and packaging professionals, bringing together solution providers and end-users and facilitating connectivity throughout the supply chain. Its world class media brands — Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging and Packaging + Processing OEM— are proven leaders in covering this diverse and dynamic marketplace, and its digital products incorporate leading edge media technologies to deliver informed, actionable business intelligence to the industry. PMMI Media Group also produces The Automation Conference, an annual education and networking forum, taking place in Chicago each spring.

PMMI Media Group is owned by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, a trade association representing more than 700 companies that provide a full range of processing and packaging machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through initiatives such as, educational programs and world-class events, connecting participants in the processing and packaging supply chain with their customers around the world. PMMI produces the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows,

New HealthLeaders Media Survey: Greater Risk, Patient Volume Driving Surge in Healthcare Analytics Use

Brentwood, Tennessee (PRWEB) April 16, 2015

As the healthcare industry evolves for value-based care, information technology must follow suite. Organizations are challenged to integrate clinical and financial data to support risk management and population health, while creating a case for their performance that can be used to bolster reimbursement.

A new independent HealthLeaders Media report, IT and the Analytics Advantage: Managing Data to Master Risk, sponsored by EMC, reveals why extending into complex data sets and higher-order analytics is a strategic imperative—and how healthcare providers can pick a path to make it work. The report includes data from a survey of the 8,000-member executive research panel, the HealthLeaders Media Council. The free version can be downloaded at

The survey reveals that there is a big difference between the way that organizations apply analytics now and the way they will in the near future. Healthcare IT will move beyond siloed transactional systems for retrospective analysis toward more quantitative toolkits that use data to draw predictive and relational conclusions.

“The analytics work that we will do in the future will require deeper competencies and be at a different level of discovery than today’s work,” says George T. Hickman, FCHIME, LCHIME, LFHIMSS, CPHIMS, CHCIO, executive vice president and chief information officer of Albany Medical Center.

One of the top clinical applications of analytics is to improve quality, outweighing analytics for the purpose of risk stratification and population health. Still, in three years, the percentage of organizations using analytics to assess population health needs is expected to jump 31% to include nearly 80% of all health systems, underscoring the emerging importance of population management under value-based care.

“To care for populations with similar diseases requires us to be fluent in the best evidence-based medicine,” says Bill Bunting, director of healthcare solutions for EMC. “We must understand the progress of patient groups with the same conditions, just as we must understand the prevalent health needs of our patient base.”

There are several key types of patient-related data that healthcare systems expect to draw on for analytics activity. In the top three are clinical data from EHR (95%), patient demographics (91%), and aggregated EHR and patient claims data (85%). But even as dependence on EHR data remains strong, Hickman suggests that the context will start to shift.

“At this point, electronic health records should start feeling like transaction systems, not necessarily at the center of the universe where we often put them,” he says. “If you really want to focus on population

health, you have to have a healthy electronic health system environment supporting that effort. So let’s focus on all the other systems and solutions we’re going to need to be building for the future.”

The path to this future will certainly be rife with challenges. Among the top data-related challenges identified by healthcare leaders, integrating clinical and business data, establishing/improving EHR interoperability, and improving data accuracy are among the top.

Other compelling statistics from the report include:

78% of healthcare leaders will be using analytics to assess population health needs within three years (vs. 47% currently).
62% expect to be using analytics to assess care partners’ efficiency and quality within three years.
Data integration (63%), interoperability (47%), and data accuracy (40%) are the top data-related analytics challenges.
75% expect to begin or increase investments in improving the quality of data in the next year.
52% cite overcoming insufficient skills in analytics as a top tactical challenge.

About HealthLeaders Media

HealthLeaders Media, a division of BLR, is a leading multi-platform media company dedicated to meeting the business information needs of healthcare executives and professionals. As an integrated media company, HealthLeaders Media includes HealthLeaders magazine,, the HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Unit, HealthLeaders Media LIVE events, and California HealthFax. All these platforms may be found online at

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Aegify and PolicyMedical Announce New Partnership to Deliver Critical HIPAA Compliance and Policy Management Solutions to the healthcare community

Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2015

Aegify Inc. ( a world-leading provider of Cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for business security monitoring, risk and compliance management, announced today a new initiative and partnership to provide HIPAA Policy, procedure and guideline management to its partners and customers. Aegify has been deployed from small businesses to large enterprises and has won multiple awards for technology and business innovations.

PolicyMedical, delivers policy procedure and guideline management solutions for the healthcare industry. With increasing regulatory requirements and increased pressure to prevent security attacks, healthcare providers are understandably challenged to establish optimal frameworks to address these growing demands. The final Omnibus Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rule includes new provisions that, if breached, could result in significant fines and penalties for healthcare providers and their business associates. Putting the best frameworks in place to address these demands are becoming strategic imperatives of all healthcare organizations.

“Healthcare provider’s need a comprehensive solution to address their compliance requirements at a reasonable cost” said Saud Juman, CEO of PolicyMedical. “Policy management plays a key role in setting your compliance framework. Healthcare providers are challenged to avoid potentially devastating breaches because the solutions available today are focused on their respective areas only. There are natural synergies between the solutions we provide and those brought by Aegify”

The partnership will allow Aegify to further extend its Security, Risk and Compliance assurance solutions by offering policy procedure and guideline management. The solution will also provide a comprehensive utility to easily manage all the Business Associate Agreements for Covered entities. Future plans include the incorporation of Aegify’s extensive database of HIPPA policies and integration to the PolicyMedical Contract Manager solution.

“More and more pressure is being applied to healthcare organizations to meet and maintain HIPAA and Meaningful Use requirements and to protect healthcare data. By combining Aegify’s world leading, HIPAA Security, Compliance and Risk Assurance solution with Policymedical’s policy, procedure management solution, we are able to provide our partners and customers a comprehensive HIPAA solution with policy management capabilities. Policy plays a big role in how an organization addresses these issues and we are excited to partner with PolicyMedical’s common stakeholders to assist in executing and implementing these processes” said Anupam Sahai, President and Co-Founder of Aegify.

The companies plan to introduce the offerings at the upcoming HCCA 2015 National Conference, April 19-22, in Orlando, CA.

About PolicyMedical

PolicyMedical, based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, produces document management solutions for healthcare providers. PolicyMedical takes an active role in shaping the field of governance, risk management, and compliance, through its advanced solutions in document management.

Its flagship software, PolicyManager™, offers a policy management solution for healthcare. It has been supporting the policy & procedure management, risk & compliance, and accreditation efforts of healthcare providers for over a decade. Currently, over 1500 healthcare facilities are using PolicyMedical’s web-based solution to handle their policy management.

About Aegify Inc:

Aegify Inc. ( is a world-leading provider of Cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for business security monitoring, risk and compliance management. The company’s flagship product Aegify is the world’s-first, software only solution that disrupts the way businesses deal with security, compliance and risk management using an easy-to-use, cost-effective, subscription-based, cloud-SaaS solution. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Aegify has offices in the United States, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and India. The company has received numerous industry awards, including the five-star highest rating based on features, performance, documentation, support, and overall rating from SC Magazine.

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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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