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Ridgefield, New Jersey, 2019-May-02 — /EPR Network/ — General Devices (GD) has announced that, after following a rigorous review process, GD e-Bridge™ is now FirstNet Listed and available via the FirstNet App Catalog.

FirstNet – America’s public safety communications platform – features the first-ever App Catalog geared to first responders. This gives FirstNet subscribers a dedicated location to find meaningful new solutions that have been specifically reviewed for use with FirstNet services. Before any mobile solution can be added to the FirstNet App Catalog, it must pass stringent tests for security, relevancy, data privacy and more.

Achieving a FirstNet Listed designation means GD e-Bridge is a vetted and trusted solution for public safety, meeting FirstNet app requirements. Additionally, FirstNet subscribers will be able to experience the benefits of key FirstNet capabilities – like First Priority®, which enables priority and, for first responders, preemption – while using GD e-Bridge. FirstNet subscribers will also be able to take advantage of the GD e-Bridge solution while benefitting from the enhanced security provided by the FirstNet network core, which is the only physically separate network core dedicated entirely to public safety in America.

Out-of-hospital healthcare is changing, and mobile telemedicine is making a real positive difference. The emphasis now is providing the right care, at the right place and right time. This is especially true in rural regions, but also in the case of time sensitive, acute care issues everywhere like heart attack, stroke and sepsis.

“From the first medical contact by EMS in the field, the GD e-Bridge mobile telemedicine and workflow app provides data and team communications that shave precious minutes off lifesaving treatment,” said Curt Bashford, GD’s CEO.

The hospital ED is not always the appropriate destination for non-acute emergencies. The role of Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine is growing. Plus, the newly announced HHS ‘Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport’ (ET3) program better aligns reimbursement incentives and enables appropriate on-site treatment and transport to alternate destinations, such as urgent care centers – provided they are managed with mobile telemedicine and telehealth support. That’s where GD e-Bridge also comes in and enables simply better, more cost-effective care.

Built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, FirstNet is bringing public safety a much-needed technology upgrade to help them connect to the critical information they need – every day and in every emergency.

“Only highly secure, high quality, public safety relevant applications are added to the FirstNet App Catalog. And we’re pleased that GD e-Bridge is now Listed and available to FirstNet subscribers,” said Bob Sloan, chief operating officer, FirstNet Program at AT&T. “GD e-Bridge will bring public safety additional capabilities to improve decision-making, enhance situational awareness, help save lives and improve outcomes.”

“Through our work with first responders, we heard their need for innovative applications to assist with their lifesaving mission. FirstNet is helping to address these needs, and we are pleased to welcome GD e-Bridge to the FirstNet App Catalog,” said Mark Golaszewski, executive director of Technology and Innovation, First Responder Network Authority.

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Prof. Lucien Abenhaim: There is an incredible challenge for the sustainability of health systems across the world

Prof. Lucien Abenhaim

LONDON, Dec-3-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On December 5-6, 2017, 200 high-level experts from government, academia, biopharmaceutical developers and patient organisations convene in London (UK) to address the mounting challenge of accessibility and patient access to high-value, high-cost medical therapies.

The not-for-profit executive forum is organised by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and analytica|LASER, a global research consultancy, to investigate topical questions around drug policy, global health systems sustainability and innovation funding through a combination of case studies, panel sessions, and roundtables. Delegations are registered from over 70 public and private organisations, including the World Health Organization, as well as health systems representatives from Belgium, England, Estonia, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, the United States and Wales. Multiple patient organisations support the meeting to ensure that the patient voice is reflected in all deliberations.

“Access to life-saving drugs is not a new challenge. The paradigm of accessibility was changed completely in the face of the deadly HIV epidemic. This time, however, accessibility concerns almost every domain of medicine such as cancer, auto-immune diseases and rare diseases. We must act now,” says Prof Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and former head of UNAIDS.

“There is an incredible challenge for the sustainability of health systems across the world”, says Prof. Lucien Abenhaim, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Chairman of Analytica Laser. “It is critical that drug developers and health system engage on actionable proposals that address concerns around value, cost and overall access to innovation for the patients who need it. We are at an inflection point – the paradigms of the 1990’s can no longer guide us,” he adds.

The main plenary on December 6th features scheduled remarks by over a dozen authorities in the field, including Professor Baron Peter Piot (Director, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and former Head, UNAIDS), Dr. Olivier Brandicourt (Chief Executive Officer, Sanofi), Dr. Sarah Garner (World Health Organization), Prof. Dominique Le Guludec (President, French HAS), Sir Andrew Dillon (Chief Executive, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence UK) and Dr. Harold Paz (Chief Medical Officer, Aetna). The plenary is preceded by a scientific seminar on December 5th which gathers globally renowned academics to explore new frontiers on the methodology for the appraisal and valuation of high-value medicines.

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Free doctor visit to celebrate Tampa Bay’s newest Centra Care location

Tampa, FL, February 12, 2015 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — To celebrate the Grand Opening of their newest urgent care medical center, Florida Hospital Centra Care is offering 100 FREE urgent care health passes to families in Tampa Bay.* Residents have a chance to collect an urgent care health pass between Tuesday, February 17th and Friday, February 27th at either of the following Centra Care locations: (while supplies last)

Carrollwood Centra Care
4001 W. Linebaugh Ave.
(Near Gunn Hwy )

South Tampa Centra Care
301 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
(Just north of Kennedy Blvd. )

Pass holders can redeem their health coupons for most Centra Care services, from the unexpected urgent care visit to wellness exams such as school or sports physicals.

Florida Hospital Centra Care has been serving Florida patients for over 35 years. The all-new Carrollwood location is Centra Care’s fourth in the Tampa Bay area and its 26th location throughout the state. The brand new center will provide Carrollwood-area residents with fast and convenient care for urgent, nonemergency medical needs. Centra Care’s team of board certified, adult and pediatric-trained doctors will be available to families seven days a week – weekdays from 8AM–8PM and weekends from 8AM–5PM.

Because time is valuable, Centra Care offers an online, No Wait Reservations system to schedule to see a doctor when it’s convenient for patients. But, because Centra Care understands injuries and illnesses can happen at the most unexpected moments, walk-ins are always welcome.

*Each health pass is good for one free urgent care visit per household and will be available while supplies last. Free services do not include X-Rays, Labs or medications. Passes valid through 09/01/15.

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Medical Scribe Systems Named to Inc. 5000 List for Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

Medical Scribe Systems (MSS) is recognized as one of America’s fastest growing private companies by Inc. magazine. MSS has doubled its growth every year since 2011, while also improving customer satisfaction.

El Segundo, CA – 2014-8-21 — /EPR Healthcare News/ —  Medical Scribe Systems (MSS), the nation’s leading provider of scribe programs specializing in revenue cycle enhancement, has been chosen for Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, published annually by Inc. magazine.

Medical Scribe Systems
Medical Scribe Systems

“We are thrilled to have made such a prestigious list alongside other successful, hardworking organizations,” says CEO Garret Erskine. “It is a testament to the effectiveness of the MSS scribe program in improving physician productivity, clinical documentation, and patient satisfaction.”

“The company was started by four physicians with a simple idea,” says Erskine. “By offloading the data entry component of their work, they quickly discovered how to stay focused on patient care by positively impacting patient interaction, clinical efficiency, and the quality of documentation in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR).”

The recognition of MSS as one of Inc.’s “Fastest Growing Private Companies” comes at a time as the Company has doubled its client base within the last year, while at the same time improving customer satisfaction.  The company now has over 2,000 scribes serving nearly 100 facilities across the nation.

“MSS is focused on data integrity, charge capture, and revenue cycle solutions ensuring that our scribe program actually pays for itself,” says Erskine.  “Our unique approach integrates the scribe program into the customer’s Revenue Cycle and Clinical Documentation Improvement processes.  MSS partners with customers to address data quality issues at the time and point of care.”

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About Medical Scribe Systems

Medical Scribe Systems, the nation’s leading provider of scribe programs focusing on revenue cycle enhancement, provides real-time documentation services for emergency departments, outpatient clinics, and hospitalists nationwide. The company founders are board-certified physicians who started their first scribe program in 2003. Board members Dr. Mark Richmond and Fred Brown, the former Chairman of The Joint Commission, helped establish the first guidelines for scribe use and compliance.  Now in nearly 100 hospitals nationwide and employing more than 2,000 scribes, Medical Scribe Systems has doubled growth each year since 2011.

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Medical Scribe Systems has doubled its growth every year since 2011. Today, the company employs about 2,000 scribes in nearly 100 hospitals and outpatient clinics nationwide.
Medical Scribe Systems has doubled its growth every year since 2011. Today, the company employs about 2,000 scribes in nearly 100 hospitals and outpatient clinics nationwide.
MSS medical scribes are becoming a best practice for clinical documentation on the Electronic Medical Record. They improve revenue cycle by capturing all billable elements in real time.
MSS medical scribes are becoming a best practice for clinical documentation on the Electronic Medical Record. They improve revenue cycle by capturing all billable elements in real time.

User Friendly Home Study Now Available For Paediatric First Aid Training

Train Aid has created a brand new home study scheme to be used on their monthly open paediatric first aid courses. The twelve hour courses are usually run over two Saturdays each month at the Selhurst Children’s Centre in South London and the Highgate Road Chapel north of the river. Most of the candidates work full time through the week in childcare roles, and therefore to ease the strain the idea to have one day’s home study was born. This means that candidates only now need to attend the second Saturday, and have as much time as they require too complete the home study work packs.

Work packs are easy to understand, which enable users to research theoretical topics, and then test themselves on them. Puzzles, pictures and multiple choice exams combine to test if a candidate has grasped a particular topic. The packs are then brought along to the practical day of the course where the instructor can make sure everything is in place, and field any questions. Paediatric first aid training coordinator Heather Bennett who designed the pack was on hand to say a little more:

“The concept behind the work packs was to replace the lectures usually held on day one of the training. For example of you take the sample topic of ‘First Aid Kits’, The learner now reads up on the topic instead of having a lecture, and can then test themselves through a puzzle. The material is still learnt in the same way, but there is no need to travel to a training centre”.

The main benefit to the new system is that learners can complete the first day of the course in their own time, and within the comfort of their own home . However this can be extended to anywhere, which means people can fill out their work packs on the commute to work or even on a lunch break. Another benefit is that the second day on the paediatric first aid courses solely focuses on learning hands on practical skills.

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Bill Gates Said The Next ‘Bill Gates’ May Come Out Of Healthcare

During a recent town hall style meeting at Columbia University, a female college student asked Bill Gates what industries he thought offered the greatest opportunities for college graduates. “What industry will produce the next ‘Bill Gates?’” she asked. Gates quickly responded, “Technology, energy, and healthcare.”

Bill Gates Said The Next 'Bill Gates' May Come Out Of Healthcare

For those who do not already possess industry experience however, it is hard for professionals to break into these fields. Companies simply don’t want to take a risk or they don’t have the time, people, or budgets to train.

HART Health takes a different track. As a franchisor of first aid, medical supplies, nonprescription pharmaceuticals, HART Health is in the business of training, developing, and supporting professionals to make a successful transition into the exploding healthcare field.

HART Health recently hired Ramesh Rao, a former Vice President of Blockbuster Video, as COO to help franchisees accelerate through the learning curve and achieve business success. “With HART Health, I see the opportunity to take a very successful business model and expand it on a national scale by leveraging talented individuals who desire transition into a more lucrative and high growth industry than where they currently are.”

Larry Shaw, HART Health, CEO echoed Rao, “Other companies often don’t hire or train talent from other industries. We are a franchise. If professionals are willing to learn, we are in business to teach.”

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GoodToBeAlive.Com Launches National Retail Outlet For Defibrillators Exclusively For Home Users

Good To Be Alive launches its primary retail channel, and toll-free number 1-888-OWN-1-AED (1-888-696-1233), which is a one-of-a-kind retail outlet – the nation’s first exclusive-for-home seller of defibrillators (automated external defibrillators or AEDs) suitable for personal use. Good To Be Alive offers Personal-AEDs or automated external defibrillators, (sometimes referred to as a Portable AED) which are self-contained laptop-sized devices that are used to revive a person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest by delivering a controlled electrical shock that can reset the heart to normal function. For witnessed sudden cardiac arrest, if used immediately, AEDs are up to 90% successful at resuscitation (whereas without an AED readily available, survival rates are 1% – 5%). Until recently, these devices were only safe when used by a trained professional. Now, due to recent technological advances, Personal-AEDs are safe and easy for layperson use. No other consumer device has empowered individuals for such dramatic results – resuscitation of a sudden cardiac arrest victim – basically bringing someone back to life!


Knowing the facts reveals the need for personal AEDs in homes: Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States. More than 300,000 US deaths annually, across all demographics, are attributed to sudden cardiac arrest (more than breast cancer, prostate cancer, house fires, hand guns, traffic accidents, and AIDS combined). Tens of thousands of sudden cardiac arrest deaths could be prevented if an AED were used immediately. AED utilization is the only treatment for sudden cardiac arrest – survival odds decrease 10% every minute without an AED. Few attempts at resuscitation are successful after 10 minutes without an AED. It is crucial to recognize that the majority of sudden cardiac arrest victims are asymptomatic, meaning these victims were not at heightened risk for a heart attack. We are all at risk, including the youngest among us. Sudden cardiac arrest is not limited to the aging population. Approximately 22% of sudden deaths for people between 1 and 21 years of age are due to cardiac arrest. A final relevant statistic– 80% of cardiac arrest occurs at home.


Good To Be Alive partners with national non-profit Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation ( Initially, the two organizations are presenting survivor stories to the public, offering a referral purchase program (that will result in donations from Good To Be Alive to the SCA Foundation), and looking ahead to developing a public awareness campaign called “Save A Life at Home”, which will follow the successful and ongoing SCA Foundation campaign “Save A life at School.”

“Good To Be Alive is focused on providing defibrillators in the home where they are needed most. We are grateful that Good To Be Alive has chosen to begin supporting our Foundation from the onset, this is a demonstration of their commitment to their mission to save lives,” said Mary Newman, the President of the SCA Foundation.

Mark Adelman is the founding partner of Good To Be Alive. Mr. Adelman and senior partner, Allan Fine, are currently test marketing, as well as honing website and logistical operations. The senior management team expects Good To Be Alive to locally employ 12+ individuals by Fall 2010 in a combination of management and member support positions.

“I’ve always focused on technology serving people – I see that society is far too slowly adopting this life-extending medical advancement. The latest generation of easy-to-use AEDs are a game changer against the nation’s number one cause of death – sudden cardiac arrest. We’re determined to put a Personal-AED in the hands of as many people as possible. Our purpose is to decrease loss of life from sudden cardiac arrest. The American Heart Association estimates that between 50,000 – 100,000 lives could be saved annually if AEDs were widely accessible. That said, in the end, the decision to protect yourself and the people you care about against sudden cardiac arrest is a personal choice, it’s the individual’s right to choose to be prepared,” founding partner Mr. Adelman said.

Senior partner Mr. Fine said, “We applaud the proliferation of public access AEDs. The AEDs we all see in airports, fitness centers, and schools are important for people to have available, however the public should understand that 80% of sudden cardiac arrest occurs in the home. We are placing Personal-AEDs in people’s homes, where they are needed most. Good To Be Alive’s mission to save lives is very personal for me due to the fact that last year I lost my 28 year old brother to sudden cardiac arrest in his home. When Personal-AEDs are widely accessible, similar tragic losses can be avoided for other families.”

Good To Be Alive has established the Good To Be Alive Foundation. The Foundation’s purpose is to give back to the community by supporting the proliferation of AEDs, both Personal-AEDs and public-access AEDs (located at schools, airports, etc.) In fact, the Good To Be Alive Foundation has already donated AED equipment to a local high school and an AED to a county-based EMS group. Additionally, the Good To Be Alive Foundation is partnering with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation ( to support its efforts for a developing “Save A Life at Home” awareness campaign.


Founding partner, attorney Mark Adelman is a graduate of the Georgia State College of Law and the University of Georgia, Grady College of Journalism, as well as an experienced healthcare administrator. Prior to becoming a member of the Georgia Bar Association (2000), Mr. Adelman contributed to the development of the CNN brand as a producer in the network’s Marketing and Creative Services division. More recently, he won national video production awards for Georgia Tech as part of their marketing efforts. Mr. Adelman is an American Red Cross certified AED Instructor.

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HART Health Launches Franchise Growth Strategy

HART Health, a home-based medical supply franchise, offers industrial first aid kits and immediate care medical supplies to business with 50 employees or more. Since HART Health manufactures most of the products and cuts out the middleman, customers are offered superb quality at exceptional pricing.

Top 10 Reasons Salesmen Become HART Health Franchisees

HART Health Launches Franchise Growth Strategy 1. Recession-resilient. Businesses are required by law to maintain inventory levels of first aid products.

2. Easy to sell. In a bad economy business customers are likely to want to review all costs and accept competitive bids. It is easier than ever to get in front of decision makers.

3. Low accounts receivables and almost no bad debt.

4. High product margins.

5. Build equity. Unlike consulting businesses or other owner-operated businesses, HART Health’s franchisees have repeat customers and recurring revenue, making the business attractive to sell when it is time to exit.

6. Local business. No hotels. No airplanes. Be home for dinner. Get involved in your local community.

7. Soft-sell approach. We provide top quality products and excellent service at highly competitive prices. Our value proposition is easy to communicate and easy to understand.

8. Easy business to learn. Grows quickly.

9. Home-based. Spend more time with your family and keep your costs down.

10. No employees to start. No management hassles.

HART Health is currently awarding franchises to candidates who fit the corporate culture, the profile of a successful franchisee and stand a high probability of success with the business model. “Because of the recession-resilient nature of this business and a total initial investment under $50K, we expect highly skilled entrepreneurs, managers, and executives to join our company. Since businesses are required by law to carry first aid products, our business is recession-proof,” said HART Health CEO Larry Shaw.

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