Putting Healthcare Data to Work

first_imgTechnology continues to change how we work and play. As consumers, we are living in an Information Generation that is more digitally connected to each other through the things we use and the experiences they enable. For businesses, all this data creates a clearer picture of our customers and what they both need and want. And, for healthcare organizations, gaining that clear picture on a particular patient in real-time can be critical at the point of care.The challenge for many organizations, whether healthcare or not, is how to best pool all of their disparate data in a navigable way so they can take action on it.  If the information remains siloed, we will miss out on some of the greatest opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives.But with healthcare data growing 48% a year through 2020, healthcare providers need to find more efficient approaches to storing, managing, sharing, and analyzing all of the data being collected across the care continuum. One approach is a data lake — a technology infrastructure that incorporates any information generated across the health system, including data imported from outside sources and services. This enterprise-wide approach reveals insight on performance indicators and the impacts of patient care interventions, improving risk management and allowing the organization to deliver affordable, higher quality care.Leading organizations are building data lake infrastructure to gain that holistic perspective and to reduce time to insight — as they now have the ability to analyze multiple variables and quickly identify trends, patterns, and correlations.Let me give you a specific example of an organization that is helping customers both identify gaps in care, quality, data integrity, and financial performance as well as using their own unique capabilities to find resolutions: Inovalon.Yes, Inovalon is an EMC customer with an IaaS cloud automated by the vRealize Suite, powered by vSphere, and built on a foundation of VNX and XtremIO. They also protect their environment with Avamar, Data Domain, and RecoverPoint and secure their environment with RSA. But, perhaps most compelling is that they have built a data lake on an EMC Isilon cluster and powered by Pivotal HD.What I think is most significant about Inovalon’s story is how fast they have arrived at an outcome. They are applying advanced, big data analytics and a data-driven intervention platform to achieve meaningful improvement. With healthcare data on more than half of the U.S. population and more than 9.7 billion healthcare events around the country, Inovalon helps physicians, accountable care organizations, health plans, researchers, pharma and life sciences companies turn their data into insight and that insight into action. And that means people’s lives will be better.As technology advances, the healthcare industry needs to stay at the forefront of using innovations like data lakes to tie together our data into that complete picture.  By doing so, we can achieve milestones like improved diagnoses and treatment options at the individual level, ultimately continuing to enable healthier lives.That is what it truly means to put our data to work.last_img read more

April 15, 2003 Disciplinary Actions

first_img Disciplinary Actions April 15, 2003 Disciplinary Actions April 15, 2003 Disciplinary Actionscenter_img The Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders suspended 11 attorneys, accepted the disciplinary resignation of three, and disbarred two.The following lawyers are disciplined: William Reid Clifton, 41 Derby St., Cocoa, suspended from practicing law in Florida for ten days, effective December 21 2002, following an August 22 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1971) Clifton failed to respond in a timely manner to official Bar inquiries into his conduct. (Case no. SC01-1692) Adrienne Fechter, 8725 Roswell Road, Atlanta, Ga., suspended from practicing law in Florida for ten days and thereafter until she submits a written response to The Florida Bar regarding allegations referred to in a Bar complaint, effective 30 days following a February 6 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1986) Fechter failed to respond in writing to an official inquiry by the Bar into her conduct. (Case no. SC02-1576) William Marshall Fogarty, 1489 W. Palmetto Park Road, Ste. 455, Boca Raton, disbarred from practicing law in Florida, effective 30 days following a February 13 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1986) An audit of Fogarty’s trust account revealed ongoing shortages. Fogarty failed to hold client and third party funds in trust and commingled deposits of his personal funds into the trust account. He also failed maintain minimum trust account records. (Case no. SC02-2009) David Forestier, Jr., 12865 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 30 days, effective 60 days following a February 13 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1987) Forestier failed to provide competent representation to a client, to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client, to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and comply with reasonable requests for information, and to make reasonable efforts to expedite litigation consistent with the interests of the client. He also failed to respond to an official inquiry by the Bar. (Case no. SC02-2127) Austin Brian Gran, 43 Riverside Ave., Medford, Mass., disbarred from practicing law in Florida, effective immediately following a February 6 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1985) Gran violated rules regulating The Florida Bar in several unrelated matters. He failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing clients, to keep clients reasonably informed about the status of a matter and comply with reasonable requests for information, and to respond to official inquiries by the Bar. (Case no. SC01-1612) Arlene Lloyd Han, 1628 S.E. 13th Terrace, Cape Coral, suspended from practicing law in Florida, effective 30 days from February 7, following a February 12 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1988) On January 16, 2001, Han was charged with possession of cocaine, a third degree felony, and possession of paraphernalia, a first degree felony. She subsequently pleaded guilty to both charges. (Case no. SC03-136) Roscoe E. Long, P.O. Box 1133, Dunedin, resigned in lieu of disciplinary proceedings, without leave to seek readmission, following a January 23 court order. Long was previously granted a disciplinary resignation with leave to seek readmission after five years. ( Admitted to practice : 1992) Long violated his previous disciplinary resignation by continuing to have direct contact with a client. continuing to hold himself out as a licensed attorney to the client, Long engaged in the unauthorized practice of law. (Case no. SC02-1870) Byron Howard Perkins, 305 S. Parramore Ave., Orlando, suspended from practicing law in Florida for six months to run concurrent with a six-month suspension entered in another case, following a February 6 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1991) Perkins failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client, to keep a client informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information, and to respond to an official inquiry by the Bar into his conduct. He also collected an illegal, prohibited, or clearly excessive fee. (Case no. SC02-1686) Martin E. Powers, 2562 S.W. 8th St., Ste. A, Miami, resigned in lieu of disciplinary proceedings, with leave to seek readmission after five years, effective immediately following an October 24 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1982) Powers allegedly violated Bar rules regulating trust accounts. (Case no. SC02-2151) Roger Rodriguez, 2800 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 303, Miami, suspended from practicing law in Florida until he has produced requested trust account records, effective 30 days following a February 5 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1990) Rodriguez failed to comply with a properly issued subpoena for trust account records, dated August 28, 2002, and failed to show good cause for his failure to comply. (Case no. SC02-2444) Stephen Christopher Schroeder, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 30 days, effective retroactive to December 9, 2002, following a February 13 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1989) Schroeder failed to follow minimum trust accounting procedures and to maintain minimum trust accounting records. He also failed to comply with a subpoena for trust accounting records and to promptly deliver trust funds. (Case no. SC02-1146) John Thomas Shandorf, 152 E. 84th St., New York, N.Y., resigned in lieu of disciplinary proceedings, with leave to seek readmission after five years, effective immediately following a December 12 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1993) Shandorf was found guilty of two felonies, conspiracy to receive bribes in return for being influenced in the performance of official duties and accepting bribes in return for being influenced in the performance of official duties. (Case no. SC02-1123) John Joseph Robert Skrandel, 9112 Alternate A1A, Ste. 101, North Palm Beach, suspended from practicing law in Florida for three years, effective immediately following a January 9 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1997) Skrandel was convicted of aggravated assault with a firearm in November 2000. The conduct which was the subject of the criminal action occurred at a little league batting practice in the presence of young children. (Case no. SC02-1546) Saul Smolar, 1440 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs, suspended from practicing law in Florida for three years, effective 30 days following a January 9 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1982) Smolar violated rules regulating The Florida Bar in several unrelated matters. Among his violations, Smolar allowed his paralegal to have excessive control of cases and to take actions inconsistent with his nonlawyer status. (Case no. SC01-1321) Bartley Kenneth Vickers, 214 N. Washington St., Jacksonville, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 91 days, effective 30 days following a January 9 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1970) Vickers failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client, to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter, and to respond in writing to an official inquiry by the Bar into his conduct. He also collected an illegal, prohibited or clearly excessive fee. (Case no. SC02-1939) Charles Louis Weissing, P.O. Box 13903, Tampa, suspended from practicing law in Florida for six months, effective 30 days following a February 13 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1983) Weissing failed to provide competent representation to a client, to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client, and to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information. He also failed to respond to an official inquiry by the Bar into his conduct. (Case no. SC02-1691) Court orders are not final until time expires to file a rehearing motion and, if filed, determined. The filing of such a motion does not alter the effective date of the discipline.last_img read more

Marshalltown reschedules Dale DeFrance Memorial to July 9

first_img“With inclement weather on the way and drivers coming from a long distance, we needed to make the call early,” explained promoter Toby Kruse. “We will have information to follow regarding the make-up date as it becomes ready.” MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (June 9) – Wet weather will be the winner tonight at Marshalltown Speedway and the result is the postponement of the Dale DeFrance Memorial to Thursday, July 9.  The 500th and final Summer Series event for IMCA Late Models will be part of that program, with other divisions to be announced. The Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour for IMCA Modifieds event will not be rescheduled to that evening. last_img read more

City Claim Straight 17th Win, Kane Equals Record

first_imgManchester City racked up a 17th consecutive Premier League victory after Sergio Aguero’s 100th and 101st Etihad Stadium goals inspired a 4-0 win over Bournemouth yesterday. Aguero scored twice and set up Raheem Sterling as Pep Guardiola’s side made it 18 wins and one draw in the first half of the season.City are 13 points clear of second placed Manchester United, who lost more ground on the leaders after conceding a last-gasp equaliser in a 2-2 draw at 10-man Leicester.Harry Kane equalled the record for Premier League goals in a calendar year with a hat-trick in a 3-0 win at Burnley that lifted Tottenham Hotspur to fifth place, while third-place Chelsea drew 0-0 at Everton. Hailing Aguero, Guardiola said: “He is a special player, a legend, and I am so happy when he plays good and he is scoring goals.”City are now two wins off the record for consecutive victories in Europe’s top five leagues, which was set by Guardiola’s Bayern Munich in 2013-14. They have already become the first team to score 100 goals in the English top flight in a single year since Liverpool in 1982.City took a 27th-minute lead when Aguero met Fernandinho’s cross with a diving header to bring up a century of goals in front of City’s fans since his 2011 move from Atletico Madrid. The Argentina striker’s dinked pass set up Sterling to smash home City’s second goal — and his 16th of the season — in the 53rd minute before Aguero headed in his second.City substitute Danilo completed the scoring late on, rubber-stamping a victory that sent Bournemouth into the relegation zone.Tottenham bounced back from their 4-1 loss at City to win at Burnley, who drop one place to seventh. Kane opened the scoring with a seventh-minute penalty at Turf Moor after Kevin Long was adjudged to have fouled Dele Alli and added two clean strikes in the second half.He has now scored 36 league goals in 2017, equalling Alan Shearer’s Premier League-era record, with a home game against Southampton on Tuesday still to come.“I am aware I’ve equalled Alan Shearer’s record,” Kane told BT Sport. “Just going into this game, I thought I can get a couple and then there’s Southampton to play.”Everton continued their improvement under new manager Sam Allardyce by extending their unbeaten run to six league games with a dogged 0-0 draw at home to champions Chelsea.“I think this result is unfair,” said Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte. “Everton deserve credit, but we deserved to win.”RESULTSEverton 0 – 0 ChelseaBrighton 1 – 0 WatfordMan City 4 – 0 BournemouthSouthampton 1 – 1 HuddersfieldStoke City 3 – 1 West BromSwansea 1 – 1 Crystal PalaceWest Ham 2 – 3 NewcastleBurnley 0 – 3 TottenhamLeicester 2 – 2 Man UnitedReal Madrid 0 – 3 BarcelonaValencia 0 – 1 VillarrealDeportivo 1 – 3 Celta VigoShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Man City Continue Quadruple Quest with Burnley Visit

first_imgCity can now look forward to another trip to Wembley in a month’s time, where they will face either Chelsea, with Guardiola aiming to add a third major honour to his name in English football, adding to the Premier League and EFL Cup crowns won last season.While challenges for the top flight is second nature for the Citizens these days, they have struggled in the world’s oldest club cup competition. Only once have they gone all the way since the 1960s – in 2010-11 when Yaya Toure scored the only goal of the game in the final against Stoke City.Since then, City have been knocked out by Manchester United in round three, Wigan Athletic in the final, Wigan in the quarter-finals, Middlesbrough in round four, Chelsea in the last 16, Arsenal in the semi-finals and Wigan – again – in round five last season.The good news for Guardiola’s charges is that bogey side Wigan are already out of this season’s competition, but it remains to be seen whether they can end their eight-year hoodoo this time around.Round-three opponents Rotherham United offered little resilience, with the English champions coming out on top 7-0 at the Etihad Stadium, three days before their 9-0 thrashing of Burton.City have won seven matches in a row since back-to-back defeats at the hands of Crystal Palace and Leicester City either side of Christmas, scoring 28 goals during that run. The Citizens have also won their three home FA Cup matches under Guardiola by an aggregate score of 16-2, so not many will give Burnley much hope of pulling off an upset.Having endured a terrible first half to 2018-19, Burnley have won four and drawn one of their last five matches to finally hit form.The Clarets are now up to 16th in the Premier League and three points clear of the drop zone, but Sean Dyche knows that his side are still in a relegation scrap.Last Saturday’s goalless draw at high-flying Watford was a good result on the face of it, though Burnley were wrongly denied a late goal that, had it stood, would have lifted them up to 14th.Dyche can have no complaints with the spirit shown by his players over the past month, with this five-match unbeaten streak following immediately on from a run of one win in 12 matches – nine of those ending in defeat.A cup run would be nice, of course, but the 1914 winners face arguably the toughest test of them all this weekend. In fact, the Clarets are winless in 13 away FA Cup games against Premier League sides since a 1-0 win at Derby County in December 1999.Included in that sequence is a 4-1 loss at the Etihad Stadium 12 months ago in round three, going down to a couple of goals from Aguero and one apiece from Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva, despite leading in the match with nearly an hour played.Burnley will be keen to avoid a repeat of that scoreline, but their recent history in the FA Cup suggests that anything other than a defeat would be a huge shock.After making an unbeaten start to 2019, however, Dyche’s men do at least make this latest trip to the Etihad Stadium with some momentum on their side. The Premier League takes priority this season, but Burnley have a chance to show that they really have turned a corner by pulling off a big upset.Sheffield Wednesday travel to Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday as they take on Premier League opponents Chelsea. The Owls advanced to the next round courtesy of an Atdhe Nuhiu winner against Luton Town, while the Blues saw off Nottingham Forest in a 2-0 win.Wednesday are unbeaten in two matches coming into the match, while Chelsea lost their most recent Premier League match to London rivals Arsenal.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Having already through the final of the EFL Cup into the last 16 of the Champions League and are hot on Liverpool’s heels in the Premier League, Manchester City will continue their quest for an unprecedented quadruple with a home match against Burnley today in round four of the FA Cup, a competition that has so far eluded Pep GuardiolaPep Guardiola, who has tried his best to play down City’s quadruple hopes, had the luxury of heavily rotating his side on Wednesday evening for the EFL Cup semi-final second leg against Burton Albion, already sitting on a nine-goal lead from the first leg.The Citizens added another goal to their tally thanks to Sergio Aguero’s first-half strike at the Pirelli Stadium, but they never really got out of first gear in what was essentially a friendly match in East Staffordshire.last_img read more

OFFICIAL: Accra Hearts Of Oak Squad For Confederations Cup

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak have released the list of players who will be playing  for the Club in next year’s CAF Confederations Cup.The list, comprises of three goalkeepers, eight defenders, eight midfielders and seven strikers were all named on Monday afternoon after several hours of brainstorming by the technical team, who handed the list to Management to be forwarded to the Ghana Football Association(GFA).Accra Hearts of Oak will represent Ghana in the CAF Confederation Cup competition next year as they take on AS Police of Benin.The Phobians, previous winners of the competition, will play as hosts in the first leg of the fixture before going away to face their opponents in Benin.The match is scheduled to be played on the weekend of February 13-15 with the second leg scheduled to be played two weeks after.Mutawakilu Seidu Soulama AbdoulayeTetteh LuggardJoseph Owusu BempahIsaac OduroVincent Atinga Robin GnagneAbraziz AbankwahKweku AndohAbdul Mohammed FatawuShaun Mason October Richard YamoahLeonard TawiahIssah MumuniKofi AbangaEmmanuel Hayford Eric KumiPaul AcquahIsaac MensahThomas AbbeyKomi Aguidi Foovi Kwame KizitoKenneth OkoroHamza MohammedGilbert FiamenyoSelasie Adjeilast_img read more