The technology itself comes via a monitor that_s placed in a patient_s home. The home-health agency rents it from Acadian because the units are very costly, says Bryant, and a lot of agencies can_t afford them. Ë™By absorbing that cost and assisting them, many more agencies can be in tele-health,Ã“ she says. Acadian Telehealth Monitoring, a subsidiary of Acadian Ambulance Service, has partnered with home-health agencies to provide in-home monitoring for patients with concerns of all shapes and sizes. Ë™The whole purpose of tele-health is to decrease re-hospitalization rates and emergent care visits,Ã“ says Faye Bryant, Telehealth nurse manager. Ë™We want to allow patients to heal at home.Ã“”ž The patient uses the monitor to perform these tests on themselves. After the patient performs the tests, the monitor transmits the information to the server to be analyzed by Telehealth analysts, says Bryant. Depending on the results and acceptable high or low levels for a patient, a response is enacted. This could range from a call to the patient to have them retest the vital sign or to the home-health agency to inform them of the patient_s status. Ë™Ultimately if it_s found to be a true, critical alert, our responsibility is to contact the agency so they can assess the patient and go from there,Ã“ says Bryant. The model Acadian has developed began with a positive relationship with home-health agencies that were asking about such a service. After about a year of research, Acadian decided on the Viterion TeleHealthcare LLC Web-based technology for its project. Analysts, including Doucet and Wade Bias, read patient data 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week to ensure minimal visits to the emergency department (ED). Lynn Glazebrook, the performance improvement coordinator, follows up with the home-health agencies and examines developing trends. Just about a year into the program, concrete data isn_t yet available, but the results thus far are encouraging.”žË™What we_re hearing now is the instant satisfaction they_re getting,Ã“ says Bryant. Ë™Agencies are catching the small things sooner, and treating patients at home.Ã“ One”žof the largest privately owned ambulance agencies in the country is making strides to become the largest tele-health provider as well. In the age of digital technology and wireless communications, the ability to transmit vital information across the miles is being implemented on the patient side of health care.”ž The program went live in January and the response has been positive, says Levan Doucet, a paramedic and Telehealth analyst for Acadian. He likens this program to walking into a nursing home with a blood pressure cuff. Ë™At first people don_t want to have their blood pressure checked, but after a few do, others stand in line,Ã“ he says. Ë™Everyone wants reassurance that they_re OK.Ã“ The agency determines which of its patients have a need for in-home monitoring of data, such as blood pressure, blood glucose, body weight, blood oxygen, pain levels and temperature. Home-health representatives, in correspondence with the patient_s doctor, decide which tests are appropriate and individual parameters deemed satisfactory. This program allows patients to have a Ë™big brotherÃ“ watching out for them, keeping them in their homes and also in communication with people who care. Ë™They like to talk with us,Ã“ says Doucet. Ë™A lot of times we_re the only communication they_ve had with an individual in quite some time.Ã“
A young boy from Chandler, Ariz., is going from baseball player to local hero after saving his coach’s life. The two were alone running drills on a spring afternoon when 26-year-old Isaac Wenrich collapsed after having a massive heart attack. Thirteen-year-old Nathan Boyer said at first he thought his coach was joking, but when Boyer kept asking Wenrich if he was okay, he got no answer. Boyer grabbed his coach’s cell phone and dialed 9-1-1, alerting first responders to the situation. He hung up-and it was in that moment that some of Boyer’s Boy Scout training came to the forefront of his memory. He began chest compressions, and continued to administer CPR for four minutes until medics arrived. Wenrich and his appreciative family members agree that if it weren’t for Boyd’s quick action, he wouldn’t be alive. We give a thumbs up to the Spokane Fire Department for donating their time to a truly priceless cause and to the local rock climbing gym Wild Walls for lending their space for such an awesome event. Of course, we also give a big thumbs up to the Courageous Kids Climbing group for organizing and developing an impactful program. At the end of the fun, long day of climbing, the firefighters gave everyone a tour of their rig. We give a thumbs up to Boyd for keeping a cool head in the middle of a scary situation, and for successfully saving his coach’s life. Rock climbing is just one of the many activities children with developmental disabilities will most likely never get to experience. But thanks to one organization, and some generous firefighters who gave their time, nine kids and young adults with special needs from Spokane, Wash., got the opportunity to trek up an indoor climbing wall. When high school junior Priya Pohani learned that 31 states require CPR training for high school students before graduation, she was disappointed to find it didn’t include her home state of Florida. This inspired her to make a change at her school. Pohani said that although she didn’t feel like she had the power to affect statewide legislation, she could make an impact on her campus. High School Heroes Out-of-the-Park Save Pohani created the Heart Health Awareness club at Eastside High School in Gainesville, Fla., at the beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year. It was created to “spread awareness about the importance of heart health and CPR,” which was expertly demonstrated at one of the group’s first events. Pohani and the club organized a CPR training course one Saturday at the school’s gym, with portions of the admission price going toward the purchase of an AED for a nearby school. With the help of GatorCPR, a local CPR training organization, several students learned lifesaving techniques they may have never learned otherwise. Courageous Climbing We give a thumbs up to Pohani for taking direct action to benefit her community by creating the Heart Health Awareness club. We applaud the club for putting on such an important event, and we hope they continue their critical educational efforts. Courageous Kids Climbing is an Idaho-based organization of rock climbers who teach children with special needs how to climb at organized free events. When they recently came to Spokane, the local fire department’s special operations team wanted to lend a helping hand. Firefighters helped the kids ascend and descend the indoor rock faces, and brought special equipment and harnesses to help lift the participants so they could experience climbing.
It seems like a lot of folks are worked up over life in general these days. They have a burr under their saddle and seem intent on staying that way. The outward effects of this are pretty obvious, but what all of this does to a person’s body has a tremendous bearing on their overall health.Emotions such as anger and hostility ramp up your “fight or flight” response. When that happens, stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, speed up your heart rate and breathing. You get a burst of energy. Your blood vessels tighten. Your blood pressure soars. If this happens often, it causes wear and tear on your artery walls. The physical and mental stress that anger produces can trigger a heart attack or any other condition related to this muscle.Being angry can cause what’s known as irritable bowel syndrome, which can lead to colitis or diarrhea. Stress, fear, tension and anger can all cause intestinal imbalances. Gastritis is one of the most common consequences of anger and the symptoms are well-known: acid reflux, pain, and a burning sensation in the stomach. Stomach acids inflame the mucus lining when you have multiple episodes of anger, so if you get angry very often, it may not only provoke gastritis but can also cause stomach ulcers.Itching, rashes, and pruritus have, among other things, anger as a main trigger. The same can be attributed to bouts of tension, stress, nervousness, anxiety and fear.Negative emotions will invariably impact your physical well-being, and anger is no different. Emotional factors are actually one of the most important contributing factors for all diseases, including cancer. Your emotions can actually trigger your genes to either express health or disease … and if you’re chronically angry or prone to uncontrolled outbursts you could be inadvertently sabotaging your health. We all experience anger and hatred at some point in our lives. It is natural to feel angry about something, as long as you know how to deal with your anger so that it doesn’t negatively affect your health and well-being. If you can learn to tackle your anger at its root and resolve your negative feelings without lashing out at yourself or others, you will already be one step further on the path to optimal health and happiness.“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.” Stay healthy, my friends.Jody Holton writes about health and wellntess for The Port Arthur News. She can be reached at [email protected]
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University of Vermont,With a changing climate, storms in the Northeast are becoming more frequent and intense. Patterns of land use ‘for agriculture, development and forest ‘also are rapidly shifting across the region. How will these changes affect water quality? How will streams and rivers react? And what can people do to more effectively respond to fast changes in the Lake Champlain Basin, as surges of water and nutrients move through?A new network of high-tech sensors is coming to Vermont that will help to answer these kinds of questions.Vermont is the lead state in a new $6-million grant from the National Science Foundation that allows Vermont, Rhode Island, and Delaware to deploy advanced optical sensors that can gather data from underwater and transmit it remotely, giving a moment-to-moment portrait of what is happening across selected watersheds in all three states as storms, droughts and seasons pass.”You can liken it to taking the pulse of the watershed,” says UVM assistant professor of geology Andrew Schroth, one of about twenty researchers involved in the new project. “We can continuously monitor the biogeochemical pulse of the watershed.”Led by the Vermont Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) at the University of Vermont, the collaborative effort will gather high-frequency water quality and quantity data across all three states ‘as well as launch a network of lab and field-based experiments to investigate how to best present the “big data” from the new sensor network for use by policy makers and managers of the watersheds.UVM’s portion of the grant will be $2-million.”Understanding how best to represent high-frequency data for use by those who manage the Lake Champlain Basin and watersheds in Rhode Island and Delaware will be of broad interest beyond our states,” says Judith Van Houten, director of Vermont EPSCoR and UVM professor of biology, who is the lead investigator for the new project. “A goal is to allow policymakers and managers to accelerate their responses to storm events.”Rapid measures The new sensors, drawing on designs originally used in oceanography, “can measure the optical properties of constituents in the water every few seconds,” says Schroth. These include dissolved oxygen, dissolved organic matter, suspended sediments, nitrates, biological pigments and other information. These sensors will allow the research team to monitor water quality and biogeochemical processes within these watersheds across timescales ranging from daily to seasonal and even from year to year, says Schroth, “all of which can provide unique and unparalleled insight into the environmental drivers of water quality across the region and how they vary in both time and space.” And in an area of particular concern to Lake Champlain, “these sensors will help us better understand the underlying phosphorous problem,” says Schroth. “We’ll be able to get a much better estimate of when and why more sediments and nutrients are coming out of the watershed during specific times of the year or specific storm events.” But the project’s goals extend beyond Vermont’s concerns about phosphorous and algae in Lake Champlain. “We want to understand more generally how watersheds with different land covers typical of the Northeast, from Delaware to Vermont, respond to regional and large-scale environmental disturbances and drivers,” says Schroth. For Vermont, the researchers will be focusing on Chittenden County’s Potash Brook and its urbanizing watershed as well as agricultural and forested watersheds within the Missisquoi River basin. “We’ll monitor typical landscapes and watersheds across the network and then try to extrapolate our findings to the larger region,” he says.The new collaborative, called the North East Water Resources Network (NEWRnet), arises from previous collaborations, forged over six years, by the North East Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (NECC). Through previous NSF awards, the NECC constructed an advanced optical fiber network and collaborates on other water research enabled by this network. The new project will use the NECC optical network and data centers, and build upon common interests of the three states in research for water resources, resource management and decision-making.In other words, the science data is only part of the project. How it is used is equally important. NEWRnet will create economics experiments across all three states to test how people ‘ residents, land-use managers, farmers, regulators, business owners and others ‘react to frequent inputs of information about their local and regional watersheds and environments. How do behaviors change? How do different displays of the data affect people’s perceptions and choices? From these experiments and other data, advanced computer models ‘”agent-based models” ‘will be developed to simulate how decision-making happens across the region.”The overarching goal of the new network,” says UVM’s Van Houten, “is to improve the environmental governance and market mechanisms that sustain and improve water resources by linking information from the new sensors to behavioral results from decision makers.” PHOTO: UVM professor Andrew Schroth and summer intern Jessica Mailhot ’16 deploy an advanced underwater sensorSource: UVM 8.2.2013
Southwestern Vermont Health Care,Vermont Business Magazine Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) has announced the appointment of Richard Ader, Kathleen Fisher, and Sue Maguire to its Board of Trustees. “These individuals have unique skills and experiences and will make tremendous contributions to our Board of Trustees,” said David Meiselman, the board chair. “I am delighted to welcome them and eager to see what we can accomplish together.” Ader is the founder of U.S. Realty Advisors, LLC and a recognized real estate expert. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont and serves on the Board of the University of Vermont Foundation and as Chairman of the Advisory Board to the College of Arts and Sciences.Ader is the owner of the Bennington Tennis Center. He became aware of the hospital when a family member was a patient in the emergency department.“I was impressed with SVHC’s service, doctors, and leadership. This is a very exciting time in the health care industry, and hospitals are right at the center of it,” Ader said. “I am eager to bring my experience in business to this distinguished group.”Fisher is head of the Wealth and Investment Planning at Bernstein Private Wealth Management in New York City. In this role, she leads the team responsible for developing and communicating asset allocation advice and investment strategies for the firm’s high-net-worth clients. Fisher joined the firm in 2001 as a senior portfolio manager and member of Bernstein Private Wealth Management’s Private Client Investment Policy Group. She was appointed a National Managing Director in 2009.“With my background in investment management, I’ve seen how industry change affects industry participants, and I can draw on my past experiences in thinking about issues that are relevant to SVHC,” Fisher said. “I’m very excited and honored to have the opportunity to get involved with this important organization.”Maguire, a native of Hoosick Falls, NY, has lived in North Bennington, VT, for nearly 40 years. She recently retired as principal of Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington and a leader in the full-service community school model, in which health care services play a significant role. She has presented on the full-service school to audiences at Harvard University; to the American Youth Policy Forum in Washington, DC; and on ABC News. In addition, she is the author of Inside Full Service Community Schools, 2002, with Joy Dryfoos. “Health care has been an interest of mine for many years. Easing access to health care for students, which is so fundamental to their ability to learn, was a big part of my work in education,” said Maguire. “I am pleased for this opportunity to represent the interests of children and families while serving on the hospital board.”Board members are nominated by the board’s Nominating Committee and voted on by the entire board. In selecting new SVHC board members, the nominating committee looks for candidates who exemplify SVHC’s values, can be counted on to actively participate in board work, and have leadership capabilities. SVHC looks for candidates who represent the communities the health system serves and have special expertise in fulfilling board duties.Southwestern Vermont Health CareSouthwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC’s providers are members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operated in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. SVHC includes the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, a 150-bed long- and short-term care skilled nursing facility; the SVHC Foundation; and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), a 99-bed community hospital. SVMC’s services include an emergency department staffed by physicians each of whom is board certified in emergency medicine; the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and managed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock; and a fully-digital imaging department. SVMC also includes 19 primary and specialty care practices and primary care offices in Bennington, Manchester, Pownal, West Dover, and Wilmington, VT. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is the state’s first Magnet Center for Nursing Excellence, a designation it has held since 2002. To learn more, visit svhealthcare.org(link is external).
Share Pinterest A team of German researchers is hoping to use virtual reality technology to diagnose social anxiety disorder. Their initial results have been published in the scientific journal Computers in Human Behavior.“Most of the work done with VR so far (including from our workgroup) was done either as a treatment for anxiety disorders or as a method to investigate mechanisms behind exposure therapy. This is one of the first studies that used VR as a possible diagnostic tool (in this case for social fear),” explained study author Youssef Shiban of the University of Regensburg.“Once validated in other studies, this could open new doors for us as therapists and researchers, as we can use behavioral and psychophysiological data to better diagnose. This is extremely useful as most diagnoses are conducted per conversation and are based on subjective input from the patient that could be biased for various reasons.” Share on Facebook LinkedIn Email The researchers found that they could distinguish between low- and high-social-anxious participants by using VR technology to monitor how long people looked at faces in a virtual social situation.The study of 19 low- and 18 high-socially-anxious participants used two different virtual social environments. One environment involved the participant obtaining a train ticket. The second virtually recreated the waiting room of a doctor’s office. The researchers monitored the participants’ eye movements and skin conductance while they navigated the virtual worlds — but only observed a higher skin conductance response in high-anxious participants in the train scenario. However, they observed that in both virtual environments the high-anxious group concentrated their gaze for a significantly shorter time on the faces of the avatars.“If you had to choose between skin conductance and eye tracking to differentiate between socially fearful participants and someone with less social fear, go with eye tracking,” Shiban told PsyPost. Previous research has found that anxious individuals are quick to gaze at potentially threatening stimuli but subsequently avert their eyes, which serves as a defensive reaction to reduce anxiety.Though the initial results are promising, more research is needed.“This line of research is still in its infancy, there is a lot of work to do before you can diagnose someone using virtual reality,” Shiban said. “We still need to test and validate this in more studies and with pathological groups and validate it using clinical interviews. Give us time.”The study, “Potential Of Virtual Reality As A Diagnostic Tool For Social Anxiety: A Pilot Study“, was also co-authored by Martin Dechant, Sabine Trimpl, Christian Wolff, Andreas Mühlberger. Share on Twitter
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride Corp. has announced that Richard “Rick” Dauch has been appointed to serve as the company’s president and CEO. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Dauch succeeds Bill Lasky, who has served as interim president and CEO since September 2008. Lasky has also served as chairman of the board since January 2009 and will continue in that role. “I have enjoyed serving as interim president and CEO, and working closely with Accuride’s strong management team throughout this very challenging economic cycle. I am equally looking forward to supporting Rick and the company as I continue in my role as chairman,” said Lasky. “Rick brings us extensive experience leading complex, global businesses, an in-depth understanding of manufacturing and supply chain systems, and proven leadership skills. These make him highly qualified to lead Accuride into the upturn in the commercial vehicle industry, successfully taking us to the next level of performance and delivering exceptional results for all of our stakeholders.” Dauch joins Accuride from Michigan-based Acument Global Technologies, an industry leader in mechanical fastening systems, where he had served as president and CEO since June 2008. Dauch led an extensive restructuring of Acument, divesting non-strategic and under-performing operations, and virtually eliminating its debt, while simultaneously making critical investments and implementing LEAN systems across the remaining business units. Under his leadership, Acument emerged from the recent global recession financially and competitively strengthened. Advertisement Prior to joining Acument, Dauch served as executive vice president of Worldwide Manufacturing for American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) Inc., where he was responsible for the daily operations of 17 global manufacturing facilities and 10,000 employees. In addition to serving as president of the Metal Formed Division, Dauch held a number of leadership roles within AAM during his 13-year tenure with the company, including director of strategic planning, vice president of sales and marketing and vice president of investor relations and financial planning. Prior to AAM, Dauch led the specialty packaged products business of United Technologies’ Carrier Division. “Accuride is a financially solid company with market leading brands, a loyal customer base, and a strong foundation of world-class product and process technology. I am excited to join the Accuride team and look forward to developing and executing a plan to selectively and profitably grow the company,” said Dauch. Dauch’s corporate career was preceded by his service as an officer in the United States Army, including qualification as an Airborne Ranger and concluding with his assignment as a Light Infantry Company Commander in the 10th Mountain Division. This service followed his graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. He later earned dual master of science degrees in management and engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Advertisement Dauch serves on the board of directors of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, the Michigan Manufacturers Association, Spartan Motors, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Foundation and the West Point Army Football Club.
With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. – Elite Worldwide has announced that Mike Davidson, an award-winning shop owner, has joined the company as its newest business development coach.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In his new role, Davidson will utilize his years of experience as a shop owner in Little Rock, Ark., and the information he’s attained while serving on numerous industry boards and panels, to help shop owners throughout the U.S. build more profitable businesses. In addition to owning and operating one of the most successful auto repair shops in the U.S., Davidson is a graduate of the Automotive Management Institute, was the recipient of Arkansas’s NAPA Technician of the Year Award for seven consecutive years and is a winner of the coveted Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. Davidson has an affinity for helping others, and currently does so by providing viewers with car care tips in local CBS segments. “Elite is always looking for business development coaches who not only have a history of success as shop owners, but who have a genuine commitment to ethics as well. For an individual like Mike Davidson to join our team, who not only runs one of top shops in the country, but who has won the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, is an absolute honor. I’m excited to work with Mike, and know he’ll do an excellent job of helping shop owners build more successful businesses through his one-on-one guidance,” said Bob Cooper, president of Elite Worldwide.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement
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