MedGenome’s study suggests a personalized cancer vaccine approach to treat Lynch Syndrome

MedGenome’s recent paper "A cancer vaccine approach for personalized treatment of Lynch Syndrome" is published in Scientific Reports

FOSTER CITY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The published study examines the feasibility of treating Lynch syndrome using a personalized cancer vaccine approach by identifying potential immunogenic tumor specific alterations.

Lynch syndrome is a hereditary cancer arising from loss of function mutations in DNA mismatch repair genes, such as MLH1, MSH2, MSH3, MSH6, PMS2, and EPCAM. “Over 1 million Americans are affected by Lynch syndrome according to the Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel, wherein only 5% are aware of this” said Prof Henry T. Lynch whose groundbreaking research in 1960s led to the discovery of cancer family syndrome or hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) also referred to as Lynch syndrome. He also added “Therein, many of these patients are not being advised about its importance nor do they have benefit of colonoscopy and, when indicated, prophylactic colectomy, given the presence of cancer as detected by colonoscopy. And those mismatch repair mutation positive can benefit from prophylactic colectomy and, for women, prophylactic hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. I think this clearly enunciates the value, in my opinion, of the mutation that you so meticulously have evaluated”

The MedGenome study reports a large number of potential immunogenic peptides from a Lynch syndrome-affected individual who has progressed to develop colon cancer using a proprietary cancer vaccine discovery platform OncoPeptVAC that the company has built. The immunogenicity of several peptides derived from somatic mutations in AXIN2, PIGO and MSH6 was validated using T cells from affected individuals, as well as HLA-matched healthy donors. Additionally, the study also analyzed the tumor microenvironment using a transcriptome-based tumor microenvironment analysis platform OncoPeptTUME, uncovering high infiltration of CD8+ T cells that lack expression of markers of activated phenotype. The potential mechanism of immune suppression, the study suggests may arise as a result of high T-regulatory cell (Treg) and myeloid-derived suppressor cell (MDSC) infiltration.

“Given that Lynch syndrome has limited treatment options, this study provides a basis for considering a cancer vaccine approach that could be used either as monotherapy or in combination with established immuno-oncology or chemotherapy drugs”, added Dr. Amit Chaudhuri, VP R&D, MedGenome and a Senior author of this study

ABOUT MEDGENOME:

MedGenome Inc. is a global leader in genomics research and a superior partner to pharma/biotech companies and academic research institutions conducting complex disease biomarker-identification projects.

We have unique molecular-level insights into populations that suffer from inherited diseases at twice the rate of people in the United States and Europe thanks to our leadership in genomics-based diagnostics and research in India. About 5,000 isolated population groups there feature extreme homogeneity or similarity within the group, yet significant heterogeneity, or differentiation between them. These groups are ideal for large-scale genetic-research studies for biomarker discovery. Our global footprint includes laboratories in the United States, Singapore and India.

Our over 400 employees and expert scientists use industry-leading tools and solutions, bioinformatics and big-data analytics to unlock rich genomic insights into rare and complex diseases including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, metabolic diseases, ophthalmological disorders, neurological diseases and rare inherited disorders. Our headquarters is in Foster City, California.

Hiranjith GH
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IT Governance USA’s NIST Pocket Guide now available to pre-order

IT Governance USA: NIST Cybersecurity Framework – A Pocket Guide

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, August 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — IT Governance USA’s NIST Cybersecurity Framework – A Pocket Guide is now available to pre-order at an introductory price with 10% off.
The NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) CSF (Cybersecurity Framework) is a voluntary framework primarily intended for critical infrastructure organizations to manage and mitigate cybersecurity risk based on existing standards, guidelines, and practices. However, the CSF has proven to be flexible enough to also be implemented by non-U.S. and non-critical infrastructure organizations.
It is crucial for all organizations, no matter size or industry, to protect themselves from a cyber attack. Having a solid cybersecurity strategy in place not only helps protect your organization, but also helps keep your business running in the event of a successful cyber attack. IT Governance USA’s new pocket guide pocket guide will help you gain a clear understanding of the CSF.
This pocket guide will teach your organization how to:
• Adapt the CSF for organizations of any size
• Establish an entirely new cybersecurity program, improve an existing one, or simply review your cybersecurity practices
• Break down the CSF and understand how other frameworks, such as ISO 27001 and ISO 22301, can integrate into your cybersecurity framework
“Protecting your organization from the devastating impact of a cyberattack is paramount,” said Alan Calder, founder and executive chairman of IT Governance. “IT Governance USA’s new NIST-based pocket guide will help you tailor your CSF to your organization’s needs to help you manage cybersecurity threats effectively and efficiently.”
The guide is available in Adobe eBook, ePub or softcover format for $13.45 if ordered before its September 20 release.
NOTES TO EDITORS
IT Governance USA is the single-source provider of books, tools, training, and consultancy for IT governance, risk management, and compliance. It is a leading authority on data security and IT governance for business and the public sector. IT Governance is ‘non-geek’, approaching IT issues from a non-technology background, and talking to management in its own language. Its customer base spans Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia. More information is available at www.itgovernanceusa.com.

Mitchell Slepian
IT Governance USA
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Cancer Screening Module in Latest Version of HealthMyne QIDS Platform Automates Patient Tracking to Improve Care

QIDS 5 aims to achieve better outcomes through earlier diagnosis and treatment

The HealthMyne Cancer Screening Module goes well beyond other options available in the lung screening space, helping us monitor patients closely with the limited resources we have”

— Nurse Navigator

MADISON, WI, UNITED STATES, August 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — HealthMyne announced the release of Quantitative Imaging Decision Support (QIDS)™ 5 featuring a new, automated Cancer Screening Module for tracking, communicating and reporting on patients who may be at a higher risk for developing cancer. QIDS 5 debuts dramatic changes to the platform’s Rapid Precise Metrics (RPM) workflow, improving usability and accuracy. The latest version of QIDS provides radiologists, oncologists, pulmonologists, and the entire multidisciplinary care team automated features to detect, measure, and track cancerous lesions more effectively, improving patient care.

“QIDS 5 significantly enhances RPM workflow at the point of read, providing the data to power the new Cancer Screening Module, which helps improve functionality at the point of care,” says HealthMyne CEO Arvind Subramanian. “Automating cancer screening within the HealthMyne platform facilitates earlier diagnoses, lower treatment costs, and higher survival rates. For clinicians, managing screening with QIDS 5 provides more bandwidth to expand to more patients and efficiently ensure they get the care they need; and for patients, that means reduced risk of dying from certain cancers.”

For patients with a high risk of developing lung cancer screening has been shown to reduce the risk of death by 20%. Unfortunately, less than 2% of patients eligible are receiving screening, due to internal workflow issues and staffing/time limitations. By automating the tasks of tracking, communicating and reporting on patients, a much larger percentage can receive recommended screening and more cancers will be caught early with better outcomes.

“The HealthMyne Cancer Screening Module goes well beyond other options available in the lung screening space, helping us monitor patients closely so we can get as much done for them as possible with the limited resources we have,” says one nurse navigator who works with a lung cancer screening program that has navigated 1000s of patients.

With the efficiency advantages of the new Cancer Screening Module she believes the time between screening and surgery could be cut by over 75%. “One of the things HealthMyne does is interface with the PACS system,” she says, “and it lets you know when the patient’s radiology results are ready. You can see results, schedule next steps, and get the patient thru the system quickly.”

Lung cancer screening is an especially important area to improve, because while most insurance plans now cover annual screenings for patients age 55-70 who smoke, it is a preventive step that’s not yet on the radar for many primary care physicians, and many patients don’t inquire about screening because they don’t want to admit they smoke. “HealthMyne has hit the nail on the head like no one else has, and this will save lives,” the nurse navigator says. “And they’re doing it for the right reasons. I believe in their product and they do, too, not just to make money but to make a difference.”

In addition to the new Cancer Screening Module, upgrades to the RPM workflow allow for fast adjustments so a full 3D delineation of the lesion and all the quantitative metrics are delivered in seconds. According to Subramanian this helps radiologists gain efficiency and confidence in the data they are providing, and the multidisciplinary team benefits from additional volume-based metrics and more consistency in the data they receive.

“The RPM interface is much improved in terms of ease of use and accuracy,” says Dr. Jeffrey Kanne, professor of Radiology, Chief of Thoracic Imaging, and Vice Chair of Quality and Safety at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “HealthMyne’s goal is to improve radiologists’ workflow, making things faster for us and allowing us to see quickly if any change is occurring over time due to treatment. The HealthMyne tool automates a lot of what used to require manual work. With this update, they redid the entire tool set for selecting and contouring lesions in the lung. The tool is more accurate, and it’s much easier to link studies to each other without dragging and dropping. You can put images side by side very quickly, take measurements, and directly import the findings into a report.”

For more information and to see all of the enhanced clinical decision support workflows in QIDS, go to www.healthmyne.com

About HealthMyne
HealthMyne, Inc. (HM; Madison, WI) is focused on delivering Quantitative Imaging Decision Support (QIDS®) for Radiology and Oncology to U.S.-based multi-hospital systems with expansion to non-U.S. markets and other clinical specialties over time. The company’s FDA-cleared software platform's novel Rapid Precise Metrics (RPM)™ algorithms deliver Point-of-Read image-derived curated metrics integrated with other clinical systems data (e.g. PACS, EMR, RT) into multiple Point-of-Care workflow modules to ensure timely clinical decision support (CDS) and precise patient management. The QIDS platform provides actionable, patient-centric reports and an integrated clinical and imaging dashboard to optimize collaboration among the multidisciplinary care team. Additionally, the platform’s discoverable database supports data mining and AI-based application development for Precision Medicine/Big Data initiatives and for innovative clinical, translational, and commercial research by both medical centers and pharmaceutical/biotech companies

Neal Miller
HealthMyne
6088332610
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TCR Engineered T-Cell Therapy Status Report A Must Have Study for Academia and Pharma/Biotech Companies

TCR Engineered T-Cell Therapy 2018

TCR Engineered T-Cell Therapy 2018

Market Research Reports Inc.

Market Research Reports Inc.

The new report covers global companies like Adaptimmune, Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Cell Medica, GlaxoSmithKline and 30+ companies.

Cell Medica has entered into an exclusive license and option agreement with UCL Business, the technology commercialisation company of UCL, for the dominant TCR platform patent and two target antigens.”

— LM

LEWES, DELAWARE, DELAWARE, UNITED STATES, August 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — T-Cell Receptors (TCR) and Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CAR) are the cutting edge of adoptive T-cell therapy. Both receptors deploy T-cells to target the tumor, but CAR T-cells (CAR-T) are limited to binding to cell surface antigens, while TCR T-cells (TCR-T) recognize peptides (derived from intracellular proteins) presented on the cell surface by the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I.

Adoptive T-cell therapy has come of age with the recent approvals of two CAR-T therapeutics targeting CD19 (Kymriah and Yescarta) demonstrating feasibility of clinical development with impressive results and of personalized manufacturing & logistics. It remains to be seen whether these autologous CAR-Ts will live up commercial expectations, as first quarter 2018 sales of Kymriah were far below expectations (only US$ 12 mln). The final prices of US$ 475,000 (Kymriah) and US$ 373,000 mln (Yescarta) are challenging the commercial viability of autologous CAR-T therapy. Allogeneic cell therapy might be one technological solution for the pricing problem.

While CAR-Ts performed very well for hematologic malignancies, they did less for solid tumors. Furthermore, CAR-T therapy is restricted to cell surface proteins which constitute about 20-25% of all available targets on a solid tumors, leaving nearly 80% of intracellular targets untapped by CAR-T therapy or by conventional antibody therapy.

The concept of TCR T-cell therapy actually predates CAR-Ts, but suffered a series of setbacks due to toxicity caused by cross-reactivity with related and unrelated peptides prompting the development of much more sophisticated specificity screening systems. But TCR-Ts are catching up as evidenced by ten different company-related TCR-Ts entering clinical development in the last two years and further nine in preparation of clinical trials. Significant deals between TCR-T companies and major Pharma/Biotech further underline the promise of TCR-T technologies.

In this new report "TCR Engineered T-Cell Therapy 2018: an industry analysis of technologies, pipelines, stakeholders & deals" brings you up-to-date and gives you answers to key questions about

>target discovery & selection,
>technologies for generation of TCRs,
>neoantigen-specific TCRs,
>off-the-shelf TCR-Ts,
>the TCR-T pipeline,
>manufacturing strategies,
>next generation TCR-Ts,
>key players,
>competition,
>corporate strategy,
>deals and acquisitions and
>financing.

The report can be acquired at MarketResearchReports.com at (https://www.marketresearchreports.com/la-merie-publishing/tcr-engineered-t-cell-therapy-2018-industry-analysis-technologies-pipelines ). There you will find samples pages, a detailed Table of Contents, a list of Tables and of companies discussed in the report.

Browse more reports from our Pharma and Healthcare Category: Therapeutic , Drug Pipeline

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NYC Healthcare Center Partners with Parsons School of Design’s Open Style Lab; Hosts Research to Support Aging, Disabled

Lindsey Hall, Assistant Director of Therapeutic Recreation at The Riverside Premier Rehabilitation and Healing Center in Manhattan alongside resident model

The Open Style Lab team, led by Executive Director, Grace Jun, alongside resident models from The Riverside Premier Rehabilitation and Healing Center

Student design researchers collaborating alongside residents at The Riverside Premier Rehabilitation and Healing Center in Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , August 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Riverside Premier Rehabilitation and Healing Center partnered with Parsons School of Design’s Open Style Lab in a movement to enhance the lives of the aging and disabled. The Summer program led by Executive Director and Assistant Professor, Grace Jun, launched in early June on the campus of The Riverside in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The research fellowship was in efforts to allow Parsons students an opportunity to engage in real-time workshops, building both content and knowledge to support Open Style Lab’s theme of mobility.

The concept of the fashion lab centered on identifying universal design solutions for those challenged with disabilities. Through a person-centered design exploration, residents of The Riverside were treated through an individualized plan of care by application of purposeful aesthetics to meet their personal needs.

Through group consultation and research methods, students were able to engage with residents of The Riverside Premier Rehabilitation and Healing Center, and build deep connections through intergenerational programming. A core value of the The Riverside and the parent organization, CareRite Centers, is to support the community at-large and serve as a guided resource, especially through intergenerational programming.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be a partner of Open Style Lab. The students in this program are paving the way to overcoming adversity and bringing equal opportunity for fashion and everyday life to so many,” began Ashley Romano, National Director of Patient Experience/Research Development at CareRite Centers, LLC. “Open Style Lab is bridging the gap – allowing age, diversity, and disability to be known as something we can no longer overlook. Through their efforts, we hope this draws valued attention to what needs to be incorporated when it comes to care, design, and overall creation.”

As a licensed gerontologist, Romano of CareRite Centers served as an honorary panelist for Open Style Lab's Final Showcase on Saturday, August 18th, alongside leaders in the fields of fashion, senior care, and clinical innovation.

The Riverside Premier Rehabilitation and Healing Center is a member of the national CareRite Centers Network with sister centers across the states of New York, New Jersey, Florida, and Tennessee. Like all communities within the CareRite Centers network, the uncommon denominator at The Riverside Premier Rehabilitation and Healing Center is that every touchpoint of every experience will not only meet, but will exceed your expectations. For more information on The Riverside Premier Rehabilitation and Healing Center, please visit www.TheRiversideRehab.com; “Rehabilitation and Nursing at Its Best!”

For press inquiries, please contact Ashley Romano at: aromano@careritecenters.com

Ashley Romano
CareRite Centers, LLC
631-617-7785
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Fort Mill School District Welcomes Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery to Their Growing Community of Partnerships

FORT MILL, SC, UNITED STATES, August 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fort Mill School District has announced a three-year community partnership with Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery, a long-standing family of clinics with locations in Indian Land, Pineville and Steele Creek. In addition to providing support for the district’s middle school and high school athletic programs, the partnership will strive to drive engagement within the community by delivering educational resources to parents and students within the district.

"School sports are a vital part of every community," said Amir Marashi, MD, DDS, FACS, medical director of Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery and The Facial Center. "It's our honor to partner with the Fort Mill School District to enrich the athletic experience and provide direct access to board certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons and skincare experts."

As a strong supporter of education and interscholastic athletic programs, Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery plans to take advantage of custom opportunities to support the district’s needs. This includes recognizing their new community of student-athletes for all their hard work on and off the field. Official details and campaigns are scheduled to launch this fall.

“We are excited about this new partnership with Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery,” said Superintendent Dr. Chuck Epps. “Community support is key to the success of any school district and we want to thank them for their commitment and support of our district programs.”

With this investment, Fort Mill School District Athletics news and information will remain easily accessible through their district-wide, multi-media platform, fortmillathletics.com. It will continue to provide student-athletes, families and fans with content including: game and practice schedules, scores/results, team and program news, events, photos, videos and highlights all in one convenient location.

For more information about Fort Mill School District Athletics, and their partnerships, click here.

About Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery:

Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery is part of a family of clinics that includes The Facial Center in North Carolina and Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery in West Virginia. The combined expertise creates a unique opportunity to provide patients with comprehensive care for all their oral and facial needs. Learn more at GreaterCharlotteOralSurgery.com, TheFacialCenter.com or MtStateOMS.com.

About Fort Mill School District:

The Fort Mill School District’s commitment to its mission, “Children First…Every Day,” is at the heart of each decision made by staff, teachers, and trustees. Geographically, the district is one of the smallest in the state but has the fastest growing student population, serving more than 15,000 students in 16 schools. The district is one of the top performing districts in the state, based on performance data. Students score well above state and national averages on the SAT and ACT exams. Additionally, the district offers the opportunity to engage in rigorous coursework, with 17 AP courses available, and 84 percent of students scoring a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP exams. In 2018, the senior classes of Fort Mill and Nation Ford high schools earned a combined total of more than $31 million in scholarships. We balance our commitment to academics with a dedication to arts and athletics programming, creating well rounded students with varied interests.

About National Amateur Sports:

National Amateur Sports is a full-service sports marketing firm focused on growing amateur athletics programs. By leveraging technology, NAS eases administrative burdens and enriches the quality of school’s media assets. The improved platform drives traffic to their sites and attracts corporate sponsors eager to reach this valued demographic through targeted marketing campaigns and community good will. These partnerships generate much needed revenue for interscholastic sports.

Ashley Osiecki
National Amateur Sports
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Energy Psychologist Mandi Freger to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, August 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Autism now affects one in every 59 children and one in every 37 boys, making it one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S. Caring for children with autism can take an enormous emotional toll on the rest of your life, and can be challenging with respect to with interactions with others. To care for a child with autism, get as much help as you can, as soon as you can. Early intervention can give your child the best chance of fulfilling his potential.

Mandi Freger is licensed professional counselor specializing in energy psychology, more specifically as it relates to autism and those caring for children with autism.

“We're missing an enormous piece with parents, caretakers, and the family systems of those who are diagnosed with and ASD,” says Mandi. “I realized I could do much more with energy psychology for caregivers and the family members who are caring for persons who are diagnosed with and ASD.”

While energy psychology is a relatively newer field when compared to traditional therapeutic methods, Mandi has been trained in energy psychology from the very beginning of her career. Her first clinical mentor was one of the worldwide pioneers in the field of energy psychology. As a result, energy psychology was the first clinical modality that she had experience with. As Mandi worked in other types of behavioral health facilities, she was surprised to find that no one else used energy psychology. For her, using energy psychology was a “no-brainer.”

“Traditional therapeutic methods were not as successful as I felt they could be,” recalls Mandi. “To not use energy psychology felt like a step backwards.”

At the same time, autism treatment had been starting to gain momentum in certain parts of the US.

“I was interviewing for the Director of Autism Services position in a hospital system which had later become affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic's Children's Hospital Center for Autism. My first week on the job I said, ‘Have you ever heard of energy psychology?’ They said, ‘The hardest part of this job is going to be leaving that at the door.’”

Caring for children with autism can quite intense; center-based programs like Mandi’s were for kids who had the most intense behaviors and couldn't be managed in a public school setting. As a result there was a high burnout rate among the staff.

“I could feel my staff’s energy levels being down one day,” recalls Mandi. “They said they were great performers at work, they loved what they did, but they said they were going home and they had a very hard time ‘keeping it all together.’ They're tired, they're drained. They can't function with their families.”

Energy psychology was totally off-limits with the approved protocol, but if she couldn’t use it with the kids, she could use it with the staff and families. The results were astounding.

“I can't tell you how many parents say, ‘When you’re doing work on me, my child’s behavior changes.’”

CUTV News Radio will feature Mandi Freger in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on August 23rd at 12pm EDT and with Jim Masters on August 30th at 12pm EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio. If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Mandi Freger, visit www.mandifreger.com

Lou Ceparano
CUTV News
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CultureTech experts Energage receives patent approval for radically new approach to Employee Survey analysis.

Energage, LLC of Exton PA

Energage, LLC of Exton PA

Rare “first action allowance” protects revolutionary approach to analyzing and visualizing workplace survey results.

This new patented approach will help organizations remove one key barrier to improvement, namely the analysis phase when a lot of the momentum can be lost.”

— Doug Claffey, Energage founder and CEO

EXTON, PA, USA, August 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Energage, LLC, the CultureTech experts behind the Top Workplaces program, has received a rare “first action allowance” towards a patent on its revolutionary approach to analyzing and visualizing workplace survey results.

Described by IPWatchdog as “the patent equivalent of a unicorn”, first action allowances are “applications that are allowed without further examination”, meaning that the US patent office approved the application upon first review. This is a testament to both the indisputable usefulness and uniqueness of this new approach.

The patent covers advanced analytics for quickly and accurately identifying insights in benchmarked employee survey data. The core value of the approach is to automatically surface focus areas that senior leaders need to address to improve the performance of the organization, without the need for human analysis.

“Our solution addresses one of the key challenges of employee surveys, namely the ability to move very quickly from data collection to taking action.” said Rick Joi, one of the co-inventors of the new approach. “With traditional survey approaches, organizations face a prolonged analysis period as they dig through charts and data, and after all that, they often come up with inaccurate conclusions and completely miss important insights. This greatly undermines the overall improvement effort. By using our new patented approach, Energage customers can confidently use the automated insights to improve their culture.”

“Employee surveys have been around for decades now, and yet employee engagement scores remain anemic, sitting at 31% nationally according to our research.” said Doug Claffey, Energage founder and CEO. “This said, we have surveyed over 70,000 organizations and identified those that buck the trend, achieving twice the national average. What these organizations have in common is a focus on culture and purpose, a strategy for tracking their progress, and a commitment to act on the feedback from employees. This new patented approach will help organizations remove one key barrier to improvement, namely the analysis phase when a lot of the momentum can be lost.”

Energage will be unveiling the new methodology at this year’s HR Tech conference in Las Vegas in September. More information on Energage’s new approach to survey analysis and reporting can be found at https://www.energage.com/newresults

Fraser Marlow
Energage
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Energage Survey: A Better Way to Look at Your Results


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TraceGains Acquires Healthnotes to Bring Powerful Combined Compliance Solutions to Supplements Industry

TraceGains

Healthnotes

TraceGains’ acquisition of Healthnotes will integrate meaningful software solutions and industry expertise to bring real change to the supplement supply chain

Today, more than 1,000 customer sites, and 14,000 supplier locations collaborate using TraceGains Network – we’re excited for the substantial growth our Network will see with this acquisition.”

— TraceGains CEO, Gary Nowacki

WESTMINSTER, CO, UNITED STATES, August 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — TraceGains, the leading compliance software solution, revolutionizing information exchange across the supply chain for food, beverage, and CPG companies, announced today that it has acquired Healthnotes, the forerunner in regulatory and consumer education solutions for dietary supplement retailers and manufacturers.

TraceGains will deliver significant added benefits to the supplement industry by leveraging Healthnotes’ decades of expertise. Leading supplement companies, including Arizona Nutritional Supplements®, Nature’s Way®, and NOW®, are already benefiting from TraceGains and Healthnotes’ powerful solutions.

“Today, more than 1,000 customer sites, and 14,000 supplier locations collaborate using TraceGains Network – we’re excited for the substantial growth our Network will see with this acquisition,” said TraceGains CEO Gary Nowacki.

Both food and supplement companies will benefit from the robust functionality of TraceGains’ product suite and Healthnotes’ supplement industry knowledge and comprehensive ingredient and science database.

Tom Dubinski, VP of Quality Systems at Arizona Nutritional Supplements® said, “With the combined technology platform and expertise of TraceGains and Healthnotes, the supplement industry can share standardized information and data with the thousands of suppliers already on TraceGains Network. We look forward to the additional supplier management capabilities that the merger of TraceGains and Healthnotes will deliver to our business.”

“Transparency is becoming more important to both the food and supplement industries; consumers are increasingly concerned with sustainability and social issues, and in particular, where products come from,” Nowacki added. “Our goal is to enable organizations to provide transparency and efficiently manage regulatory compliance across the supply chain. Now, with Healthnotes, we’re positioned to provide an integrated software and network platform that increases the ease and depth of transparency.”

Skye Lininger, founder and former CEO of Healthnotes, and now TraceGains’ President of Dietary Supplements, said, “Retailers have been leveraging our robust ingredient database for over 20 years to help their consumers make educated decisions. With TraceGains, there are tremendous opportunities to rapidly expand our ingredient and regulatory databases to support the needs of the food industry, especially the natural food industry where new products, novel ingredients, and claims like ‘organic’ and ‘non-GMO’ need additional compliance support.”

Through this asset acquisition, TraceGains will also continue to support the Aisle7 products and customers and welcomes all former Healthnotes employees as TraceGains team members.

About TraceGains
TraceGains is a rapidly growing software company, delivering a sophisticated suite of products for food, beverage, and CPG companies. TraceGains solutions empower customers to satisfy compliance with regulations and industry standards such as FSMA, GFSI, and HACCP/HARPC, without the need for additional staff.

At the heart of TraceGains is a robust platform that enables companies to automate and optimize their processes through instant information sharing and collaboration between supply chain partners, which saves time and improves food safety and quality.

TraceGains is the winner of the 2016 Stratus Award for Cloud Collaboration. The company is also among the Food Logistics Top 100 software and technology providers and was named a Top 20 Information Technology Firm by Colorado magazine. Learn more about TraceGains products at www.tracegains.com. Follow TraceGains on Twitter @TraceGains.

Helen Timothy
TraceGains
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101VOICE Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Verification from Compliancy Group

101VOICE is pleased to announce that it has achieved full regulatory HIPAA compliance.

SANTA CLARA, CA, UNITED STATES, August 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — 101VOICE is pleased to announce that it has achieved full compliance with the federally regulated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), verified by the HIPAA Seal of Compliance®.

HIPAA is made up of a set of regulatory standards governing the security, privacy, and integrity of sensitive healthcare data, called protected health information (PHI). PHI is any demographic healthcare-related information that can be used to identify a patient. If vendors who service healthcare clients come into contact with PHI in any way, those vendors must be HIPAA compliant.

101VOICE has implemented a full compliance program, adhering to the necessary regulatory standards outlined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, HIPAA Omnibus Rule, PCI, and HITECH. These standards have been heavily vetted against the letter of the law and meet federal NIST requirements. 101VOICE ‘s compliance has been verified by the HIPAA subject matter experts and Compliance Coaches at Compliancy Group.

As a recognized leader in the industry, 101VOICE was recently added to Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the US. “101VOICE provides “best in class” hosted telephony services that include all the traditional features and functions the market has come to expect, plus unique and special purpose tools and features to deliver greater and enhanced value, particularly for the healthcare market” said Arman Eghbali, the company’s Chief Engineering Officer. “Service quality, service reliability, and exceptional, top-notch customer service are the cornerstones of the value proposition we deliver to each and every 101VOICE customer.” The HIPAA Seal of Compliance Verification is a powerful third-party compliance verification standard, issued to organizations that have implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program as outlined by federal HIPAA regulation. “Our team has worked closely and very hard with the Compliancy Group to assure our customer’s information and data is secure and in compliance with HIPAA for our healthcare customers and for all our end users” said David Ricci, Vice President, 101VOICE.

101VOICE has completed its HIPAA Compliance implementation program under the guidance of Compliancy Group's team of expert Compliance Coaches®. The important intersection between HIPAA compliance and data security is often lost on IT providers working in the healthcare space. Clients are becoming more aware of the requirements of HIPAA compliance–and forward-thinking providers like 101VOICE choose HIPAA Seal of Compliance Verification to differentiate their services.

HIPAA Seal of Compliance Verification to 101VOICE –a strong differentiator in the ever-growing healthcare IT market."

About Compliancy Group:
Compliancy Group simplifies HIPAA compliance so that health care professionals can confidently run their practice. The Guard™ is our simple, cost-effective, web-based solution. Users are guided by our team of expert Compliance Coaches™ to Achieve, Illustrate, and Maintain™ total HIPAA compliance..

About 101VOICE :
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