Microhospitals and healthplexes offer a peek at the future of health care

first_img Tags hospitals By Rita E. Numerof April 10, 2018 Reprints The once insular health care industry now finds itself facing the fallout from decades spent resisting change: an all-sides blitz orchestrated by outsiders intent on doing the changing for it. Besieged by upstarts and titans alike, even the most change-averse organizations are being forced to adapt to this threat. For leaders already laying foundations for innovation within the industry, these disruptions are providing new platforms on which to build the health care delivery models of the future.Hospitals have long been the exemplar of the old-school model, where bigger is better, evolution is met with suspicion, and more services — regardless of their necessity — mean more lucrative kickbacks from the regulators in charge. As hospitals cling to their shiny facades and standard procedures, the federal government props them up with inefficient regulations and misdirected incentives. Bureaucrats pay them to diagnose and treat illnesses, shelling out money every time a doctor orders a test or performs a procedure. This keeps hospitals in the sickness business — not the health care business.The approach even extends to so-called accountable care organizations, the Obama-era conglomerates whose carrot-and-stick incentives encourage collaboration and punish or reward outcomes based on a set of ever-shifting performance metrics. These behemoth provider networks receive government funding based more on the number of services they offer, and less on the results these services achieve. Historically, accountable care organizations have also tended to favor hospital models over local or standalone providers.advertisement First OpinionMicrohospitals and healthplexes offer a peek at the future of health care Newsletters Sign up for First Opinion A weekly digest of our opinion column, with insight from industry experts. This medical center looks and feels like an Apple Store New commercial health care strategies will demand that players throughout the industry change both their mission and their overall mindset. Care delivery organizations need to move away from simply working to cut costs or maximize subsidies and instead move toward seeking growth by doing business — that is, patient care — differently. This new approach should lead to a more holistic rendering of accountable care, one that is more faithful to the objectives it is supposed to achieve. Privacy Policy Adobe With the advent of the microhospital and healthplex, consumer-minded providers are making strides toward delivering truly accountable patient care. These facilities offer a much-needed middle ground between costly, over-large hospitals and underequipped, freestanding EDs.Like other healthplexes whose micronetworks include off-site providers and representatives from their local communities, CHRISTUS’ facilities coordinate with surgeons at outside health practices. This also allows them to collaborate on consumer-focused initiatives that patients specifically request, not just the ones the government will subsidize.The accountability of a microhospital or healthplex lies with the patients under its care, not the regulators overseeing its reimbursements. Instead of waiting to update its facilities in response to regulatory mandates, for example, CHRISTUS uses routine patient utilization analyses to determine when and how to upgrade its facilities.By coordinating with post-acute and primary health providers, these new delivery networks take on responsibility for their patients’ health over an entire lifetime, not just across a single episode of care. Please enter a valid email address. Hospitals are revolting against the generic drug market. Here’s why Microhospitals and healthplexes also boast lower overhead, allowing their networks to invest in more targeted population health approaches, such as Humana has done with its Bold Goal initiative. Aimed at instituting programs that would address select communities’ most pressing health issues, Humana’s pilots included offering diabetes-friendly cooking classes in Knoxville; providing mobile health services to Medicare populations without sufficient standalone primary care resources; and creating nutrition partnerships between Humana, local food banks, and YMCA facilities in so-called food deserts outside San Antonio. The Bold Goal programs boasted promising results, increasing Medicare members’ healthy days by nearly 10 percent in 2017.Lower overhead also enables health systems to create budgets that focus on addressing the wellness issues most relevant to their local communities.With one large hospital roughly the equivalent of five healthplexes in terms of beds provided, the challenge posed to America’s hospital-based health model has catalyzed more consumer-driven, collaborative approaches to competition than we have seen in the past.To be sure, larger hospitals and nursing facilities remain patients’ best options for more complex procedures and longer-term stays. Yet even these institutions are feeling the pull to become more targeted in the resources they provide, as subacute and lower-cost services expand to off-site locations (either as affiliates or as competitors). New roles for traditional hospitals — as providers for almost exclusively long-term or highly acute cases — may be difficult to adopt, since hospitals have historically been reluctant to embrace transformative change.In the wake of internal and external industry disruption, health care systems and providers have little choice but to augment innovative delivery models with new, shared-risk payment approaches and more streamlined, collaborative relationships. Providers in networks, if not across the nation at large, must define shared objectives — from mutual improvement on performance metrics to reductions in administrative burden — and design specific mechanisms for achieving them. Only then will we see a truly coordinated approach to care, yielding more transparent metrics and better patient outcomes across the continuum. Rita E. Numerof About the Author Reprints Technology plays a powerful role in this effort, which may be why we’ve seen an increase in digital disruptions, like Cerner’s collaboration with Apple or Intermountain’s new digital mental health services platform, which complement delivery innovations such as the microhospital and healthplex. Because of the growing need for collaboration alongside competition, remote facilities and delivery organizations are being pressured to reevaluate the ability of their information technology systems to provide real-time, usable data for patients and providers. Cutting-edge systems that allow them to track, measure, and display meaningful outcomes will differentiate organizations amid an increasingly competitive market.Developments in data tracking and sharing provide opportunities for patients and physicians to coordinate care across various sites within a health system without running everything through an expensive or inaccessible hospital. Research suggests that this approach is, in fact, a better guarantor of the benefits that accountable care organizations were meant to provide: heightened quality, collaboration, and competition, all with lowered costs.It’s a time-honored truth that most people — and organizations — don’t change unless they have to. It looks as though health care’s moment for change has finally arrived. In the battle between old models and new challengers, it may be up to consumers and communities to declare the winners.Rita E. Numerof, Ph.D., is president of Numerof & Associates, a firm that helps businesses across the health care sector define and implement strategies for winning in dynamic markets. She reports no financial interest in the companies mentioned in this article. Leave this field empty if you’re human: One initiative that holds particular promise is the microhospital, either standing alone or situated as part of a local “healthplex” replete with an exercise facility, laboratory testing, IV therapy, imaging, and pharmacy services. Microhospitals’ outpatient or short-stay facilities often hold fewer than 50 beds, and are able to tailor their offerings toward their communities’ specific health needs. Take the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System, for instance. While its Beaumont facility offers a number of sports-oriented rehabilitation services, its other locations offer specialized wound care and outpatient lactation centers.advertisement Related: Related: @RitaNumerof [email protected] last_img read more

St. Pete Trump supporter sued over election result bet

first_imgFlorida nursing homes report COVID-19 infection rates nearly double the national average June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.(AP)– Two friends placed a $100 bet on the results of the 2020 election that has now ended up in a small claims court. A Trump supporter from St. Petersburg, Sean Hynes, made a wager with a Biden supporter from Atlanta, Jeffrey Costa, before the election. As reported by the AP, the bet was made in writing over Facebook Messenger.Despite the results of the election, Hynes refused to pay Costa the $100 even after the recount, the Tampa Bay Times reported.Costa decided to sue, not only for the money agreed upon in the bet but also $250 in court costs and $300 in interest on the unpaid bet. Advertisement“You should have the integrity in your principles to follow through with what you have proposed,” said Costa. Costa messaged Hynes the day after the election, November 7 and the two went back and forth over the results. When Costa mentioned his plans to sue, Hynes unfriended him on Facebook. “I also felt that if you’re going to live in a post-fact world, there are consequences to that,” he said. Over 1,000 unemployment claim call takers let go as DEO cancels contract June 12, 2021 Florida moves against foreign theft of intellectual property June 8, 2021 Two suffer shark bites off Florida beach June 16, 2021 AdvertisementTags: associated presselectionFloridasouth floridast petersburgTrump AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

In Pictures: Christmas comes early to Timahoe NS

first_img Facebook TAGSTimahoeTimahoe NS By Conor Goode – 3rd December 2018 Christmas came early at Timahoe NS this week when Parents Association Chairperson Margaret Buggy arrived to the school to present seven brand new ipads.This was thanks to the funding from the Laois Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), which is chaired by Cllr Paschal McEvoy, under the Community Enhancement Programme 2018.The key priority of the scheme was to invest in technology which will be accessed by individuals and committees that are impacted by disadvantage, as there is limited access to high speed internet in the area. Twitter New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Council Twitter Home News In Pictures: Christmas comes early to Timahoe NS News Community Pinterest Margaret Buggy said: “Timahoe Parents Association are extremely grateful for the funding received from the LCDC, which allowed the purchase of 7 ipads to add to the 3 previously purchased.“This funding ensures that along with our ongoing fundraising activities, additional resources as needed by the school can be provided for the benefit of all the children in Timahoe NS. In Pictures: Christmas comes early to Timahoe NS Pinterest WhatsApp Community “Sincere thanks to all involved with the LCDC for helping with the whole process from start to finish.”All members of staff were delighted with the purchase of the ipads and Christmas well and truly came early to Timahoe NS.Fair play to all concerned!SEE ALSO – Social media campaign set up for Mountmellick boy to star on worldwide chatshow ‘Ellen’ Previous articleSocial welfare waiting times are unacceptable, claims local TDNext articleLaois woman’s beautiful new song rides high in the iTunes Chart Conor Goode WhatsApp Facebook Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

Tougher capital rules for batches of bad loans

first_img“These transactions are subject to different risk drivers compared to securitizations of performing assets,” the Basel Committee said in a notice outlining the changes.Recent experience with non-performing loan securitizations “have shed light on potential risk weight miscalibration,” the group said.Under the new provisions, exposures to securitization of non-performing loans “will be subject to 100% risk weight or higher, except for positions risk-weighted using external ratings-based approach,” the group said.The Basel Committee noted that it began working on the capital rules for non-performing loan securitizations before the onset of Covid-19.The committee launched a consultation on the issue in June, and has made a couple of changes to its original proposals as a result of that exercise.The deadline for adopting the revisions in local banking rules is January 2023. Keywords Pandemics,  Coronavirus,  Banking industryCompanies Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Regulators aim to root out pandemic-driven liquidity issues Related news How should banks allocate capital for crypto? OSFI seeks to step up sector’s cyber resilience James Langton changes ahead sign iStock.com / gerenme Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Amid the economically devastating global pandemic that’s expected to drive higher loan losses, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is revising the capital rules for non-performing loan securitizations.The group of global banking regulators has published a technical amendment that aims to close a regulatory gap for the capital treatment of securitizations that contain failing loans. Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

National Diabetes Week Starts Monday

first_imgRelatedNational Diabetes Week Starts Monday FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail With approximately 150,000 persons in Jamaica reportedly living with diabetes, and projections for further increase in incidence of the disease, Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for St. Catherine, Dr. Sandra Knight, is imploring Jamaicans to pursue healthy lifestyle changes to prevent or, effectively, manage the disease.Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Thursday (November 5), to highlight the activities for National Diabetes Week, November 9-15, Dr. Knight also appealed to persons living with diabetes to become more disciplined in the management of the disease, and to actively seek after information.“We would like to encourage persons who are diabetics to get informed; go and read on your illness. We all need to be proactive about our health, not when we are approaching mid-life but we have to be proactive as young adults and as teenagers,” said Dr. Knight, who is also President of the Jamaica Midlife Health Facility“We have to teach our children how to adopt strategies to prevent the disease,” she pointed out.Executive Chairman of the Diabetes Association of Jamaica, Lurlene Less, addressing a JIS Think Tank on Thursday, November 5 to highlight activities planned for the 2009 National Diabetes Week, which will be observed November 9-15.Citing the 2008 Jamaica Healthy Lifestyle Survey, she noted that diabetes is the third leading cause of death in Jamaica. Treating the disease and its complications is said to be costing both individuals and the government, combined, substantially. Last year, the government spent US$170 million on the treatment of chronic diseases, including diabetes.Almost 84.4 % of the population is said to have at least one risk factor, and 64% is overweight, one of the main risk factors for diabetes.Bemoaning the less than encouraging statistics, Dr. Knight expressed her dismay at the reluctance of many persons to be screened.“Diabetes is one of the diseases considered a silent killer. It is not something that you see or feel,” she cautioned.“Because it usually affects the older population (40 to 65 age group), some persons are led to believe that it is a natural part of the aging process. That is not so: Diabetes and aging are not synonymous, you don’t have to get diabetes nor hypertension, once you get older. It is something that you can prevent, but once you get it, then the prevention strategy goes through the door,” she explained.Executive Chairman of the Diabetes Association of Jamaica (DAJ), Lurlene Less, is commending the Government for providing diabetes medication in the public health system, at no cost. She noted that this has enabled significant progress in the ability of many diabetics to manage the disease.She also observed that, in order to ensure increased access to the services offered by the DAJ and to ultimately reduce the mortality rate of diabetics in Jamaica, the organisation has strengthened its public education outreach to include communities and schools.“We want to urge communities to get out and utilise the services. Once people are diagnosed, we need them to get to the relevant health centres and get checked,” she advised.The Southern Region of the Ministry of Health and the Diabetes Association of Jamaica will be staging a number of activities to mark National Diabetes Week. On Sunday, November 8, a National Church Service will be held at the Mandeville Baptist Church, Manchester, starting at 8:00 a.m.On Monday, November 9, the team will head to the Kingston Technical High School, Hanover Street, for an all day visit, where they will speak about diabetes-related issues. They will also be taking the Body Mass Index of students.The next stop will be at the Holy Trinity High School, downtown Kingston, on Tuesday, November 10 at Noon. Students of McIntosh Primary School and Decarteret College will participate in an engaging education talk and rap session, dubbed “Beat it”, on Thursday, November 12. The final visit will take place on Friday, November 13, at the Wolmer’s High School for Girls, Marescaux Road, Kingston 12 Noon to 2 p.m.Two Public Lectures will be held at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) on Monday, November 9, and Thursday, November 12, at 2:00 p.m. The title of the sessions will be “Managing Your Sugar Intake” and “Is it your Health: What are you doing about it?”, respectively.On World Diabetes Day, Saturday, November 14, a seminar will be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston. The theme will be “Diabetes and Foot Care”, and will feature presentations from leading medical professionals including Dr. Suzette Clements, a Podiatrist of Decatur Georgia, in the United States. RelatedNational Diabetes Week Starts Monday National Diabetes Week Starts Monday Health & WellnessNovember 7, 2009center_img Advertisements RelatedNational Diabetes Week Starts Mondaylast_img read more

Community Engagement Policy approved

first_imgCommunity Engagement Policy approved Bass Coast Shire Council’s Community Engagement Policy 2021 was adopted at the Council Meeting held last Wednesday, 17 February.The new Victorian Local Government Act 2020requires councils to develop and adopt a Community Engagement Policy by March 2021.The Policy includes the principles of deliberative engagement and was developed in consultation with the community. It defines Council’s statement of intent regarding community engagement and aims to increase Council’s performance in relation to community engagement.Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari, said that Council is grateful to all those in the community who took the time to provide feedback on the draft Policy in January.“It’s great to see that we’ve adopted this updated Policy. It spells out the ‘why’ of community engagement,” Cr Tessari said.“Sitting underneath this document is the Communications and Engagement Strategy 2018, which is more detailed on ‘how’ we engage with the community. This Strategy will be reviewed next, with a longer community consultation period.“This will be where we want to know the best ways to engage with community members, and they’re the best ones to tell us how,” Cr Tessari concluded.As well as the Engagement Strategy review, Council will be providing a number of community engagement opportunities in coming months for upcoming projects and initiatives, including the Smiths Beach Master Plan, the Council Plan and the Community Vision.To view the Community Engagement Policy, visit www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/policies. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Bass, Bass Coast, Bass Coast Council, beach, communications, community, community engagement, council, Government, local council, Local Government, Smiths Beach, Victoria, visitlast_img read more

Animals to be formally recognised as sentient beings in domestic law

first_imgAnimals to be formally recognised as sentient beings in domestic law Government introduces Bill to formally recognise animals as sentient beingsAnimal Sentience Committee will put animal sentience at heart of government policyBill introduced as part of government’s first of a kind Action Plan for Animal WelfareVertebrate animals will be recognised as sentient beings for the first time in UK law thanks to the introduction of the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill, introduced in Parliament today.The legislation will also ensure that animal sentience is taken into account when developing policy across Government through the creation of a Animal Sentience Committee which will be made up of animal experts from within the field.By enshrining sentience in domestic law in this way, any new legislation will have to take into account the fact that animals can experience feelings such as pain or joy. The Bill will underpin the Government’s Action Plan for Animal Welfare, which launched yesterday and sets out the government’s plans to improve standards and eradicate cruel practices for animals both domestically and internationally.The Bill’s introduction, fulfilling a key Manifesto commitment, will further the UK’s position as a world-leader on animal welfare. Now that we have left the EU we have the opportunity to remake laws and go further to promote animal welfare by making sure that all Government departments properly consider animal sentience when designing policy, covering all vertebrate animals from farm to forest.The Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill will:formally recognise animals as sentient beings in domestic lawestablish an Animal Sentience Committee made up of experts to ensure cross departmental government policy considers animal sentienceensure Government Ministers update parliament on recommendations made by the Animal Sentience CommitteeLaunching the Bill, Animal Welfare minister Lord Goldsmith said:The UK has always led the way on animal welfare and now that we’ve left the EU we are free to drive for the highest standards of animal welfare anywhere in the world.Formally recognising in law that animals are sentient and experience feelings in the same way humans do is just the first step in our flagship Action Plan for Animal Welfare which will further transform the lives of animals in this country and strengthen our position as a global leader.Claire Bass, Executive Director of Humane Society International/UK said:45 of the UK’s most respected animal protection organisations have been united in calling for this Bill, which recognises that animals have the ability to experience feelings, including pain, joy and fear, and that their emotions and welfare deserve consideration and protection when laws are made.The formation of an Animal Sentience Committee is a very welcome step; it must though be designed with the right expertise, independence, resourcing and access to information to enable it to provide robust and constructive scrutiny. We hope that it will support government’s delivery of a progressive welfare strategy built on respect for the needs of sentient animals, who enrich and improve our lives in so many ways.James West, Senior Policy Manager, Compassion in World Farming, said:Compassion in World Farming warmly welcome today’s publication of legislation that recognises animals as sentient beings – capable of experiencing joy, pain and suffering. We applaud this initiative that will apply to policies being developed across all UK Government departments.We look forward to the newly established Committee being effective in ensuring that Ministers pay all due regard to animal sentience when formulating and implementing policy. As a nation of animal lovers, we should not expect anything less than granting sentient beings the legal recognition they unequivocally deserve.The UK has a long history of improving the lives of animals, being the first country in the world to pass legislation to protect animals in 1822 with the Cruel Treatment of Cattle Act and later the landmark Protection of Animals Act in 1911.The Government has continued to uphold this tradition of high welfare standards over the years through many reforms, ranging from banning the use of battery cages for laying hens and introducing compulsory CCTV in slaughter houses and most recently raising the maximum sentence for animal cruelty from six months to five years. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Animal cruelty, animal welfare, Bass, CCTV, director, EU, Europe, Government, Government policy, legislation, Minister, parliament, treatment, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Toyota recalls 4,570 vehicles in Canada over airbags

first_img Trending Videos Toyota is recalling 4,570 Prius and Lexus vehicles in Canada because an electrical issue may prevent the airbags from deploying in a crash; a further 49,000 are being recalled in the U.S., the automaker reports.Model year 2016 Prius and Lexus RX vehicles; and model year 2015 through 2016 Lexus NX crossovers are affected. In some of these vehicles, circuits in the airbag system may open over time, turning on the airbag light and preventing the front, side and curtain airbags from deploying. Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca advertisement RELATED TAGSLexusNXPriusRXToyotaNews COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTScenter_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” See More Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 With its stellar 4.5 L/100km fuel rating, and its video-game like display, the 2017 Prius is the ideal vehicle for the challenge. No injuries related to the defect have been reported in Canada, and owners of affected vehicles should be notified by mail beginning early April. ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Two distinguished professors recognized as top inventors

first_imgInnovator Award winner brings to light the electrical changes in cells Joel Kralj, assistant professor in molecular, cellular and developmental biology and a University of Colorado BioFrontiers Institute faculty member, became interested in measuring cellular voltage as a postdoctoral researcher. Read more Chris BowmanMany of these new materials are dental restoratives, like cavity fillings and teeth sealants. His lab also works on so-called “smart” materials that respond when exposed to light or when heated up as well as on developing materials that solidify faster or are stronger than existing materials. These innovations could prove useful for micro- and nanotechnology applications in wound healing.Although, he says he’s not sure he deserves the recognition, he’s grateful for the work the NAI does.“Having the NAI advocating on behalf of creativity and invention and helping our government to understand the various issues [of licensing technology] will be valuable,” says Bowman.Others are happy to laud his work for him.”Chris has had enormous impact in polymer science research, as a department chair, for his outstanding teaching and mentorship, for starting and leading the Materials Science and Engineering Program, in starting new companies and in inventing and developing new technologies,” department chair Charles Musgrave said in a press release.”His election to the NAI specifically recognizes Chris as a world leader among academic inventors.”Bowman and Leinwand join 175 leaders of academic invention named 2016 fellows in December and will be inducted as part of the Sixth Annual Conference of the NAI at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Mass. on April 6.Assembled each year, a selection committee evaluates fellows for election. This year’s committee included 19 members, encompassing NAI fellows, recipients of U.S. national medals, National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees, members of the National Academies and senior officials from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, among others.The National Academy of Inventors Fellows program includes 757 fellows worldwide. Together, the fellows hold “more than 26,000 issued U.S. patents and have generated more than 8,500 licensed technologies and companies, and created more than 1.1 million jobs with more than $100 billion in revenue generated based on their discoveries,” according to the 2016 NAI Activities Report.Leinwand and Bowman join chemical and biological engineering Professor Kristi Anseth, elected in 2015, and former electrical and computer engineering Professor Kristina Johnson as NAI fellows. Published: Feb. 20, 2017 • By Roni Dengler Leslie Leinwand and Chris Bowman named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors University of Colorado Boulder Distinguished Professors Leslie Leinwand and Chris Bowman have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).Leinwand is chief scientific officer of the BioFrontiers Institute and professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and Chris Bowman is the James and Catherine Patten endowed chair of the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department.A nonprofit organization founded in 2010, the National Academy of Inventors  aims to acknowledge academic innovators who hold U.S. patents that benefit society.Election to NAI fellow status is “the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and welfare of society,” the NAI states.Bowman and Leinwand’s research and innovations do just that. Related Articles Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Scientist develops new way to look at a cellular shapeshifter Loren Hough has won a New Investigator Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award from the National Institutes of Health to further vital research in the field of biophysics, specifically the behavior of tubulin, a protein involved in many life processes. Read more Leslie Leinwand“Since I started my career as an academic scientist, I’ve always wanted to treat or cure genetic diseases; that’s been my passion right from the start,” says Leinwand, whose lab researches genetic heart and skeletal muscle diseases.She made progress toward this goal with her first patent, which outlined a new way for scientists to secure a fundamental protein found in muscles. With this ability, they could then make progress toward understanding how mutations in the protein, and others it interacts with, might lead to disease.“My first patent was quite special to me,” she says. “We were trying to develop some assays that are now translating to therapies.”Since then, she has been awarded three other patents and co-founded two biotech companies based on technologies developed in her lab, including a mouse model of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a genetic heart disease that is a common cause of sudden death in athletes.Leinwand presented these mice to the scientific community as a test bed for drugs that might treat the disease. One of the companies she co-founded, MyoKardia, now develops small molecules and uses these mice to test the effectiveness of compounds that are now in clinical trials to treat the disease.“It’s flattering to be named a fellow,” says Leinwand. “It’s nice for CU, and I’m happy about it.”Bowman, who’s been awarded close to a dozen patents, is likewise flattered to be named to this year’s NAI fellows class.“It’s a very big honor,” he says. “To be recognized in that way, particularly by your peers, is incredibly nice.”Bowman’s research combines engineering and material science with organic chemistry “to address problems that couldn’t be addressed otherwise.”“We try to design new materials that enable properties or capabilities that the material wouldn’t have otherwise,” says Bowman. 2 CU Boulder faculty named 2017 National Academy of Inventors fellows The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) named two CU Boulder faculty members to its class of fellows for 2017. 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‘Find the Children – 60 in India with Progeria’ campaign launched

first_img Share Comments (1) Add Comment The programme, developed by The Progeria Research Foundation (USA), aims to find and assist children living with the rare, fatal rapid-ageing conditionThe Progeria Research Foundation (PRF) announced the launch of ‘Find the Children – 60 in India with Progeria’ campaign. The campaign is designed to create awareness among the general public and healthcare providers, in order to locate and assist children with this rare and fatal rapid aging condition. The India search calls for the public’s help in finding undiagnosed children with Progeria, so they can have access to treatment and healthcare guidelines that can give them longer, more active lives.Progeria, also known as Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) is a rare, fatal genetic condition characterised by the appearance of accelerated ageing in children.Audrey Gordon, President and Executive Director, PRF said, “In order to help the children, we have to find them. Locating and assisting them is the goal of our international ‘Find the Children’ campaign. Progeria is a very rare disease that many people don’t recognise. And in a vast, diverse, and multilingual country like India, many of these children come from smaller towns and remote villages; so this outreach is vital to finding them.” “We have connected with over a dozen families of children with Progeria in India, and they have become part of the PRF International Progeria Registry, received treatment recommendations, and joined clinical treatment trials. Our goal is to provide these opportunities to every child with Progeria in India. Finding these children and their families is the essential first step to helping them,” said Dr Leslie B Gordon, Medical Director, PRF. Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app you are sharing the best blog its very informative. follow meddco for the affodable treatments near youhttps://www.meddco.com/ MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” News By EH News Bureau on September 19, 2019 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals campaignHGPSHutchinson-Gilford Progeria SyndromePRFProgeria Research Foundation ‘Find the Children – 60 in India with Progeria’ campaign launched meddco healthcare 1 year Related Postslast_img read more