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The CICE (International Center for Endoscopic Surgery) in Clermont-Ferrand, France, an internationally renowned endoscopic training center and the first in Europe to implement the European certification (GESEA), has inaugurated a training room using VirtaMed LaparoS™ Gynecological Laparoscopy and GynoS™ Hysteroscopy simulators.
CICE and VirtaMed will partner to integrate the VirtaMed mixed-reality simulators into the CICE training program, developing a comprehensive training approach with the goal to include more advanced and measurable surgical cases to Strengthen the quality of training and the skills transfer to the operating room.
The VR-enabled simulators allow surgeons to practice key surgical skills such as camera navigation, fluid management, safe exposure and resection of anatomical structures as well as handling of surgical complications. All this in a highly realistic, objective and stress-free training environment.
We are very excited to collaborate with VirtaMed on the development of an advanced surgical training program for gynecology. We chose the VirtaMed simulators because they offer a training environment that is very close to what we experience in the operating room and at the same time it offers objective performance evaluation criteria,”
Professor Revaz Botchorishvili, Director of CICE
"Our team is looking forward to working with CICE. VirtaMed’s simulators are designed with the premise of teaching manual skills based on state-of-the-art learning psychology findings in a highly realistic environment. The collaboration goes well in hand with our efforts towards standardized and proficiency based training not only for novices but also for more advanced residents," explains Dr. Martina Vitz, Senior Vice-President Training and Education at VirtaMed.
VirtaMed is the world leader in medical training using mixed reality simulators for minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in general surgery, OB/GYN, orthopedics, and urology. Combining virtual reality graphics with original instruments and anatomic models for realistic tactile feedback, VirtaMed partners with medical societies, such as the European Society for Gynecological Endoscopy (ESGE), and medical device companies.
VirtaMed’s simulation platform offers unique features:
VirtaMed's vision is to Strengthen the quality of medical care with state-of- the-art, virtual reality based medical training and education. For more information, visit www.virtamed.com
Vyne Medical®, a leading provider of end-to-end health information exchange and electronic healthcare communication management, today announced their FastAttach®, Trace® Web Application (Hosted), and Refyne™ Denials Management systems have earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST
DUNWOODY, Ga., Nov. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- HITRUST® Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Certified status demonstrates that the organization's innovative systems have met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and are appropriately managing risk. This achievement places Vyne Medical in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards, and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST Assurance Program helps organizations address security and data protection challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.
"We welcome this certification by HITRUST as it demonstrates Vyne Medical's commitment to maintaining the industry's highest standards for data protection and information security," said Vyne CEO Steve Roberts. "Vyne remains committed to observing the industry's best practices for information risk management and compliance procedures, and we are delighted that Vyne Medical continues to be part of an elite group of organizations earning this certification."
"In today's ever-changing threat landscape, HITRUST is continually innovating to find new and creative approaches to address challenges," said Jeremy Huval, Chief Innovation Officer, HITRUST. Vyne Medical's HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification is evidence that they are at the forefront of industry best practices for information risk management and compliance."
About Vyne Medical:
Vyne Medical is a recognized industry leader in end-to-end health information exchange and electronic healthcare communication management and is one of the largest CMS Certified Health Information Handlers (HIH). Vyne Medical's robust technology platforms facilitate the electronic capture, storage and submission of healthcare data in virtually any form – voice, fax, image, data or electronic document. Vyne Medical's solutions connect disconnected data to close gaps in documentation and Strengthen the continuum of care through a more complete and fully accessible patient record. Outcomes include improved financial strength, operational performance and patient experience.
The newly certified Trace solution is the flagship product of Vyne Medical's proven technology platform for effectively managing healthcare communication and facilitating the secure exchange of health information. And the newly certified Refyne Denials Management solution is the lead product for audits and authorizations management streamlining government audit workflows through the electronic submission of medical documentation.
More than 800 leading hospitals and health systems utilize Vyne Medical solutions to manage critical patient information that typically resides outside the electronic health record and leverage the data for improved financial performance, operational efficiency, and patient experience. For more information, visit https://vynemedical.com/.
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Indian-American physicians held a Webinar November 19, 2022, on Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness. It was joined by some 200 members of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, AAPI.
“Lifestyle medicine is the simplest yet most powerful approach to true health and healing,” Dr. Ravi Kolli, president of AAPI is quoted saying in a press release from the organization Nov. 28. Kolli added that well-being is more than the absence of disease and that can be achieved through everyday practices, choices and habits.
Dr. Sreeni Gangasani, chair of AAPI’s CME program, kicked off the event. Dr. Param Dedhia, a board-certified Integrative Medicine Physician, and Internal Medicine doctor, led the discussion.
“I Have a Carrot and a Stent, You Pick!,” Dr. Koushik R. Reddy, director of interventional cardiology at the James A Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, FL, challenged participants; Dr. Kaushik Reddy emphasized the importance of a fundamental diet, physical activity, and other lifestyle approaches. He shared his commitment to the idea of health promotion and disease prevention, using lifestyle and nutrition-related tools. He emphasized applying the six pillars of lifestyle medicine—a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances, and positive social connections.
Dr. Dedhia, founder and medical director of Moveo Health, a personalized health program focused on longevity, spoke on “Sleep, The Master Lever Of Health,” Sleep Medicine, he noted is just 40 years old in the United States. “Sleep is about restoring… Sleep evolves through adulthood. So, we must evolve our lifestyles to promote sleep,” he stressed, adding that most adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep daily.
The importance of lifestyle interventions as the primary mode of prevention was the key message of the Webinar.
Dr Satheesh Kathula, vice president of AAPI, noted how key areas of evidence-based clinical nutrition and lifestyle practices which play a pivotal role in the prevention, treatment, and potential reversal of various common chronic diseases, are underappreciated at all levels of medical education and training. “There is an absolute need for a drastic reform of the US medical education system,” he said.
Dr, Pankaj Vu, Director of Lifestyle Medicine at Kaiser Permanente, thanked speakers and participants in his closing remarks.
The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching and discipline focuses primarily on assisting educators in creating an environment for students to develop and enhance their academic skills. The evidence-based methodology is inclusive of engaging academics, a positive community, effective management, and developmental awareness.
CRS educates teachers on this method through resources and programs that have received the 'CASEL Select Program' certification from CASEL, The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. This is the highest certification in the CASEL Program Guide.
CRS provides educators with its SEL resources in the form of one-day and four-day workshops, on-site consultation services for schools and districts, a rigorous educator certification program, award-winning books, and free online resources. Schools and educators can choose any of these options depending on the demands of the school.
CRS implements programs that are developed by trained educators who have experience in being in the classroom and have developed materials to create the best learning environment for students. According to Dr. Lora Hodges, the president and CEO of CRS, the organization was founded on the belief that students cannot progress academically if they lack social and emotional skills. It is important to ensure that they feel safe emotionally and have a sense of belonging in their classroom.
The Responsive Classroom approach outlines how schools and educators can accomplish this and create a sense of adult community so that teachers get the support they need to focus on the work they need to do.
The importance of having such an approach to providing support to teachers is particularly significant in light of recurrent teacher shortages across the US and high burnout rates.
Schools are desperate to hire experienced educators and to retain the teachers that they have hired. Teachers face a lot of stress on a daily basis, and according to Dr. Lora Hodges, the Responsive Classroom approach can equip educators with the social and emotional skills to handle the demands of a stressful profession.
"We need to support our educators, who are giving so much to our communities. With social and emotional training they need to be able to combat stress and create a positive learning environment for their students. Investing in SEL can play a significant role in retaining teachers and creating a healthy work environment. We hear from teachers all the time that attending our course has been the most compelling professional development they've experienced, and it's transformed their perspective on the work that they do. This attests to the effectiveness of our approach," concludes, Dr. Lora Hodges.
Center for Responsive Schools (CRS) is a nonprofit educational development organization and publishing house. It specializes in the development of high-quality research and evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programs, products, and services for students and educators. The work of CRS is designed by educational professionals and extensively tested in a classroom setting to ensure its effectiveness.
ISA certification and certificate programs offer a standards-based learning approach to critical syllabus within the automation industry. Certificate programs increase professional recognition and validate specific knowledge areas such as safety and cybersecurity, while certification programs provide an objective, third-party assessment and confirmation of your skills and experience.
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ISA offers the following certification programs. When you earn ISA certification, you will receive a digital badge and can be listed in the ISA credential directory.
Earning an ISA certification demonstrates your mastery of working with a standardized body of automation knowledge. By verifying your expertise with ISA—the global leader in automation education and training—you can showcase your automation proficiency to employers and stand out among your peers. These programs leverage the Automation Competency Model, which outlines the core skills needed to excel in today's automation environments.
ISA certificate programs are designed to increase knowledge and skills across a broad range of syllabus including cybersecurity, safety instrumented systems, automation project management, and many others. We offer certificate programs based on industry-developed job performance criteria and IEC adopted standards.Learn more about our certificate programs and how they can add value to your career.
ISA supports the Control Systems Engineer (CSE) License, a specialized Professional Engineering (PE) license recognized in the United States for engineers working in automation and control. ISA offers training courses and review materials to help engineers prepare for state boards' exams held each October. Learn about the CSE Licensure Preparation Program.
For over 75 years, ISA has been developing international standards for the industrial automation and control systems industry. Currently, ISA runs two conformity programs based on third-party conformity assessment and/or certification.
Together, these programs establish that a product meets expectations regarding safety, security, performance, and other essential criteria. For more information or questions about product certification and conformance programs, please contact Andre Ristaino.
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 21, 2022--
Millstone Medical Outsourcing (“Millstone”), the industry’s leading partner of choice for medical manufacturers’ post-manufacturing and aftermarket services, announces its completed acquisition of MycoScience, on November 14, 2022.
Headquartered in Willington, Connecticut, MycoScience has over 30 years of expertise in medical device and pharmaceutical laboratory testing, environmental testing, and related regulatory support services. The company is an ISO 13485:2016 certified contract manufacturing organization operating out of an FDA-registered facility with a rigorous approach to quality that will uphold Millstone’s commitment to operating under the highest quality standards.
The addition of MycoScience to Millstone brings advanced laboratory and environmental testing services with longstanding industry and regulatory experience to Millstone’s capabilities. Post-acquisition, Millstone can complete these adjacent services for its customers in-house, with better controls around product testing. Being able to offer these services in-house will accelerate customer time to market and lessen lead times for in-process testing within production. The addition of MycoScience also enhances Millstone’s ability to offer comprehensive end-to-end services through its Tier 1 approach to expert sourcing and support.
Matt Altman, a Managing Partner at Arlington Capital Partners, said, “MycoScience is a highly strategic and complementary acquisition that provides Millstone with broader testing capabilities that can be leveraged across its customer set. We are excited by the growth opportunities this combination will create for Millstone and its customers.”
“With the acquisition of MycoScience, we can offer our customers more support and better controls around product testing, with a single expert point of contact,” Millstone Medical Outsourcing CEO Karl Neuberger said. “The more advanced and thorough post-manufacturing and aftermarket services we can offer our customers, the more we can support them in creating and accelerating products that change patients’ lives. This acquisition brings together two companies aligned on commitment to quality, expertise, and outstanding customer service.”
MycoScience’s leadership team will remain at the helm. MycoScience CEO Sarath Koruprolu noted, “Over the last 30 years, MycoScience has helped our customers bring amazing new devices and medicines to market for better patient outcomes. Now, as we begin a new chapter with Millstone, we look forward to continuing to apply our expertise to product testing, quality, and advancements as a part of the industry partner of choice.”
Gordon Auduong, a Principal at Arlington Capital Partners, added, “MycoScience’s testing capabilities are a natural extension to Millstone’s current post-manufacturing and distribution & logistics services that will allow Millstone to provide further value to its customers. We are excited to partner with the MycoScience management team and continue their impressive growth as part of the Millstone platform.”
About Millstone Medical Outsourcing
Millstone Medical Outsourcing is a leading provider of customized outsourcing solutions to the medical device industry with a client roster of the most prominent global OEMs as well as emerging growth companies. Millstone delivers superior quality service, unparalleled expertise, and guaranteed ROI. The company offers advanced inspection, sterile and non-sterile packaging, loaner kit processing, and distribution services to device and product manufacturers worldwide. Millstone is privately held and operates state-of-the-art facilities in Fall River, MA, and Olive Branch, MS. The company is FDA registered and ISO certified by BSI, Inc. to ISO 13485: 2016.
For more information: www.millstonemedical.com
About Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a Washington, DC-based private equity firm that has managed approximately $7 billion in capital commitments. Arlington is focused on middle market investment opportunities in growth industries including healthcare, government services and technology, aerospace & defense, and business services and software. The firm’s professionals and network have a unique combination of operating and private equity experience that enable Arlington to be a value-added investor. Arlington invests in companies in partnership with high quality management teams that are motivated to establish and/or advance their company’s position as leading competitors in their field.
For more information: www.arlingtoncap.com
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