Half a Million Americans Want Two Behavioral Hospital Chains Closed Over Teen Abuse

Half a Million Americans Want Two Behavioral Hospital Chains Closed Over Teen Abuse

CCHR, a mental health industry watchdog, launches information page for parents on its FightForKids website in support of online petitions calling for the closure of two behavioral hospital chains accused of abusing troubled children and teens

CCHR launches information page for parents on its FightForKids website in support of online petitions calling for the closure of two behavioral hospital chains

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — To better inform parents about the dangers of “troubled teen” treatment centers, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International launched a new page on its FightforKids website called “Psychiatric/Behavioral Facilities: Child Abuse Under the Guise of ‘Help.’” The mental health industry watchdog group’s site says, parents are often misled about a child’s troubled behavior and can be coerced into believing that placing a child in a psychiatric or behavioral facility is the right and safest thing to do. But over half a million Americans have recently signed two petitions calling for the closure of two chains of behavioral facilities in the wake of allegations of teen abuse and restraint deaths.

One petition was started by a group, #BreakingSilenceCode, which is supported by Paris Hilton, whose documentary, “This is Paris,” released earlier this year has done much to raise awareness about teens being abused in for-profit behavioral “schools” and facilities. In 1999, at aged 16, Hilton was placed in a Utah behavioral school where she was put in solitary confinement, abused and drugged. The abuse has adversely impacted her since. The facility still exists, owned now by a major psychiatric hospital chain that recently paid out $132 million in settlement to the Federal and state governments over fraudulent billing and patient abuse allegations.[1]

CCHR says that as a public awareness and educational tool alone, Hilton’s documentary has reached more than 18.4 million people.[2]

The National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) also has a petition against another for-profit behavioral facility chain, calling for it to be shut down following the restraint death of a 16-year-old African American boy, Cornelius Frederick, in Michigan in April this year. The petition has over 330,300 signatures.[3] Mother Jones reported at the time of the boy’s violent and tragic death, “‘It Was a Torture Chamber’: The Facility That Killed a Black 16-Year-Old Had a Long History of Abuse.”[4] In 2016, the state of Michigan documented 321 restraints at the facility. The next year there were 495. The next, 595. And in 2019: 796 restraints – an average of more than two per day, and more than twice as many as just four years before.[5]

The facility is now closed along with a sister facility in the state that housed more than 60 children.[6] In 2019, the company that owned the facility received nearly $9 million from the state of Michigan to operate its two facilities there.[7]

The NJJN petition points out: “In the United States, profiting off of youth incarceration has become widespread, with almost half of the youth facilities in the country privately operated. Kids are often shipped across state lines to receive ‘therapeutic services,’ yet in reality suffer bullying, restraint, and abuse.” Further, “We know from nationwide data that youth of color are more likely to be removed from their homes and placed in these types of facilities despite similar rates of offending. We must stop warehousing youth and subjecting youth of color to these harmful conditions.”[8]

In July, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an “emergency rule” to ban child care facilities from using the type of restraint that led to the death of Cornelius. “We are moving toward the goal of ending the use of restraints in institutional settings,” said MDHHS director Robert Gordon.[9]

FightforKids and CCHR International’s resource website both detail over 70 incidents of child and teen abuses in one psychiatric hospital chain, including at least 32 allegations of sexual abuse, including several convictions of staff responsible; about 18 incidents involving seclusion rooms or restraints use in children as young as 6, including 3 deaths; wrongful deaths, assault; breaking a patient’s arm and fracturing the nose of another; and, at least 6 suicides that could have been prevented.[10]

Many parents have now come forward to report more abuses to CCHR International, through its report an abuse online service. Independently, since 2015, CCHR Int has filed tens of thousands of complaints and letters to state and federal legislators about a culture of violence and abuse of patients in privately-run psychiatric facilities, needing accountable oversight, including both criminally and fiscally. They want to see stronger protections for children.

CCHR adds that psychiatrists and other mental health professionals affiliated with for-profit child psychiatric hospitals and residential behavioral facilities and who are responsible for their admission, can give advice that comes with a “false assurance of ‘help,’ but neglects to mention the potential harm the child or teen can be subjected to. Whether through punitive actions such as solitary confinement and seclusion rooms, or torturous treatments, including debilitating drugs, behavior modification or electroshock, and chemical and physical restraints, parents should know the risks to their child. Too many have found out too late.”

Parents can confidentially report an abuse of a child in a psychiatric or behavioral facility to CCHR here.

CCHR is a mental health watchdog responsible for more than 180 laws that protect patients from damaging psychiatric practices. DONATE to support its work here: https://www.cchrint.org/cchrint-donate/

[1] “Universal Health Services, Inc. to Pay $117 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations,” Dept. of Justice Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 10 July 2020, https://www.justice.gov/usao-edpa/pr/universal-health-services-inc-pay-117-million-settle-false-claims-act-allegations; “Universal Health Services officially finalizes $122M settlement with DOJ,” Fierce Healthcare, 13 Jul, 2020, https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/hospitals/universal-health-services-officially-finalizes-122m-settlement-doj; “Universal Health Services to Pay Massachusetts More than $15 Million to Resolve Whistleblower False Claims Cases,” Mass.gov, 13 July 2020, https://www.mass.gov/news/universal-health-services-to-pay-massachusetts-more-than-15-million-to-resolve-whistleblower

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOg0TY1jG3w

[3] https://www.change.org/p/gretchen-whitmer-justice-for-cornelius-shut-sequel-down

[4] https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2020/07/cornelius-fredericks-i-cant-breathe-sequel-lakeside-michigan/

[5] Dustin Dwyer, “‘It’s still not right.’ An investigation into Lakeside Academy,” Michigan NPR, 24 Sept. 2020, https://www.michiganradio.org/post/its-still-not-right-investigation-lakeside-academy

[6] http://lakesideacademy.net/ (Lakeside Academy); http://www.starralbionprep.com/ (Starr Albion Prep)

[7] Op. cit., Michigan NPR

[8] https://www.change.org/p/gretchen-whitmer-justice-for-cornelius-shut-sequel-down

[9] Dustin Dwyer, “State says it will ban restraints that led to death of 16-year-old,” Michigan NPR, 16 Jul. 2020, https://www.michiganradio.org/post/state-says-it-will-ban-restraints-led-death-16-year-old

[10] https://www.cchrint.org/2020/10/30/child-abuse-allegations-in-the-behavioral-psychiatric-industry-universal-health-services-uhs/

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IT Spending in Healthcare Market 2020 Global Share, Trend, Segmentation, Analysis and Forecast to 2026

Global IT Spending in Healthcare Market Size

Wiseguyreports.Com Publish Market Research Report On-“IT Spending in Healthcare Market 2020 Global Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities and Growth 2026”

PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, November 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ —

IT Spending in Healthcare Market 2020

Global IT Spending in Healthcare Scope and Market Size

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Altran Technologies
Cisco Systems
DXC Technology
GE Transportation
Huawei Technologies
Indra Sistemas

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Table of Contents –Analysis of Key Points

1 IT Spending in Healthcare Market Overview

1.1 Study Scope
1.2 Key Market Segments
1.3 Players Covered: Ranking by IT Spending in Healthcare Revenue
1.4 Market Analysis by Type
1.4.1 Global IT Spending in Healthcare Market Size Growth Rate by Type: 2020 VS 2026
1.4.2 Services
1.4.3 Software
1.4.4 Hardware
1.5 Market by Application
1.5.1 Global IT Spending in Healthcare Market Share by Application: 2020 VS 2026
1.5.2 Pharmaceuticals
1.5.3 Medical Devices
1.6 Study Objectives
1.7 Years Considered

2 Global Growth Trends by Regions

2.1 IT Spending in Healthcare Market Perspective (2015-2026)
2.2 IT Spending in Healthcare Growth Trends by Regions
2.2.1 IT Spending in Healthcare Market Size by Regions: 2015 VS 2020 VS 2026
2.2.2 IT Spending in Healthcare Historic Market Share by Regions (2015-2020)
2.2.3 IT Spending in Healthcare Forecasted Market Size by Regions (2021-2026)
2.3 Industry Trends and Growth Strategy
2.3.1 Market Top Trends
2.3.2 Market Drivers
2.3.3 Market Challenges
2.3.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
2.3.5 IT Spending in Healthcare Market Growth Strategy
2.3.6 Primary Interviews with Key IT Spending in Healthcare Players

13 Company Profiles and Key Figures in IT Spending in Healthcare Business

13.1 Accenture
13.1.1 Accenture Company Details
13.1.2 Accenture Business Overview and Its Total Revenue
13.1.3 Accenture IT Spending in Healthcare Introduction
13.1.4 Accenture Revenue in IT Spending in Healthcare Business (2015-2020))
13.1.5 Accenture Recent Development
13.2 ALTEN
13.2.1 ALTEN Company Details
13.2.2 ALTEN Business Overview and Its Total Revenue
13.2.3 ALTEN IT Spending in Healthcare Introduction
13.2.4 ALTEN Revenue in IT Spending in Healthcare Business (2015-2020)
13.2.5 ALTEN Recent Development
13.3 Altran Technologies
13.3.1 Altran Technologies Company Details
13.3.2 Altran Technologies Business Overview and Its Total Revenue
13.3.3 Altran Technologies IT Spending in Healthcare Introduction
13.3.4 Altran Technologies Revenue in IT Spending in Healthcare Business (2015-2020)
13.3.5 Altran Technologies Recent Development
13.4 IBM
13.4.1 IBM Company Details
13.4.2 IBM Business Overview and Its Total Revenue
13.4.3 IBM IT Spending in Healthcare Introduction
13.4.4 IBM Revenue in IT Spending in Healthcare Business (2015-2020)
13.4.5 IBM Recent Development
13.5 SAP
13.5.1 SAP Company Details
13.5.2 SAP Business Overview and Its Total Revenue
13.5.3 SAP IT Spending in Healthcare Introduction
13.5.4 SAP Revenue in IT Spending in Healthcare Business (2015-2020)
13.5.5 SAP Recent Development


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Genius 100 Foundation celebrates Ruit, Tabin and Himalayan Cataract Project on NYTimes Kristof Gift with Meaning Guide

Drs. Ruit and Tabin, Founders of Himalayan Cataract Project & G100 Visionaries

G100 congratulates Visionaries Drs. Ruit and Tabin and their Himalayan Cataract Project for being selected for NYT annual Gift with Meaning Guide

We are so proud of the innovative work Drs. Ruit and Tabin continue to develop, and the life-changing impact they've had on thousands of people – and thrilled at their well-deserved recognition”

— Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Co-Founder and Global Ambassador of G100

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — It is our tremendous honor to congratulate members of our G100 Visionary community, Drs. Sanduk Ruit and Geoff Tabin and the organization they founded, Himalayan Cataract Project, for being one of the charities selected by NYTimes columnist Nicholas Kristof for his yearly holiday column.

As Kristof states at the beginning of his column, published on Sunday, November 22nd, “This will be a painful holiday season in many households, with fewer people hugging and handing out gifts. But if you’re feeling that the holidays have been “canceled” and you’re struggling to find hope and meaning this season, have I got some uplifting ideas for you!”

He goes on to explain that he recommends “three inspiring organizations that can help you transform a life.” The journalist first visited with Drs. Ruit and Tabin in Nepal in 2015 – and stated, “to watch the doctors perform the surgeries — and I’ve rarely seen anything so exhilarating.”

Drs. Ruit and Tabin have been part of the G100 Visionary community since its inception in 2017. The Himalayan Cataract Project was founded by Dr. Sanduk Ruit, a Nepali ophthalmologist who helped develop a cataract microsurgery technique (the “Nepal method”), and Dr. Geoff Tabin of Stanford University Medical School. The mission of the Himalayan Cataract Project, also known as Cure Blindness, is to work to cure needless blindness with the highest quality care at the lowest cost. They focus their efforts in Asia and Africa.

The Genius 100 Foundation, in addition to Drs. Ruit and Tabin, is composed of an astoundingly impressive community. The global non-profit organization’s group of Genius 100 Visionaries now includes a total of 16 Nobel Laureates.

“We are so proud of the innovative work that Drs. Ruit and Tabin continue to develop, and the profound, life-changing impact they have had on thousands of people,” states Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Co-Founder and Global Ambassador of G100. “It is a great honor to have these incredible medical visionaries in our community and we are thrilled to celebrate this wonderful news and well-deserved recognition.”

Based in Toronto and New York, with a global footprint, Genius 100 Foundation is an active and engaged community of exceptionally imaginative and impactful human beings.

The Genius 100 Visionaries are comprised of an extraordinary group of 100 globally recognized, accomplished, compassionate minds. This group of global leaders, activists, innovators and influencers, in addition to 16 Nobel Laureates, includes Astronauts, an EGOT, Olympic Gold Medalists, Knight(s) of the British Empire, Global Teacher Prize, Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France, Companion(s) of the Order of Canada, a former NASA Administrator, a World Chess Champion, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada – and recipients of National Medals of Science, Humanities and Arts; Pulitzer Prize; Peabody Award; Albert Einstein Medal, and, unbelievably, many more accolades and honors.

Since the founding of Genius 100, with the passage of time, a few members of their incredibly talent-rich community have become Genius Inspiritus, they are The Honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sir Ken Robinson, Paul Allen – and Nobel Prize Laureates Shimon Peres and Harold Kroto.

The Genius 100 Foundation brings together Visionaries, philanthropic impact investors and its extended global community, collectively and in collaboration, to: re-imagine the future – implement creative initiatives to improve our world – raise the bar on what is achievable and make the impossible – possible.

Together with the entire Genius 100 Community around the globe, we congratulate “some of our own” Dr. Sanduk Ruit and Dr. Geoff Tabin on their extraordinary accomplishments and dedication to making the world a better place. They are an inspiration to so many – for so many reasons – we are thrilled to watch them inspire the next generation of geniuses.

About the Genius 100 Foundation
Genius 100, referred to as G100, was born out of the centennial celebration of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity (2016). To honor this landmark occasion, 100 of the world’s greatest minds were researched, selected, and nominated to contribute their vision of the future to the publishing of the first 3D book” Genius: 100 Visions of the Future.” Founded in Toronto in 2017, with a global footprint, Genius 100 Foundation is an active and engaged community of exceptionally imaginative and impactful human beings. The Genius 100 Visionaries are comprised of an extraordinary group of 100 globally recognized, accomplished, compassionate minds. The Genius 100 Foundation brings together Visionaries, philanthropic impact investors and its extended global community, collectively and in collaboration, to re-imagine the future – implement creative initiatives to improve our world – raise the bar on what is achievable and make the impossible – possible.

The Genius G100 Foundation Mission
We leverage the knowledge and resources of the G100 community to support impactful humanitarian and environmental initiatives through collaboration and funding structure.

Genius 100 Foundation is a registered Charity in Canada and 501c3 US (filed Oct. 2020 & pending)

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Softil, Technologies Likely to Reshape the Telecoms Landscape in 2021

Sagi Subocki, Softil’s VP Products & Marketing

Leading IP communications enabler Softil releases its annual outlook for the telecoms industry

“In 2021, Softil expects advances in videoconferencing functionality and healthcare communications to dominate the telecoms landscape helping people to better adapt to our new normal life”

— Sagi Subocki, Softil’s VP Products & Marketing

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, November 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The world’s leading IP communications enabler Softil today releases its annual outlook for the telecoms industry in 2021. The firm predicts five major developments in the coming year ranging from further advances in video communication technology to more progress in telehealth communications and innovation in the hosting of virtual events.

“2020 new reality is making the telecoms industry become more pragmatic and offer better communications solutions,” says Sagi Subocki, Softil’s VP Products & Marketing. “In 2021, Softil expects advances in videoconferencing functionality and healthcare communications to dominate the telecoms landscape helping people to better adapt to our new normal life with restricted mobility and human contact.”

Outlook 2021

Five trends for 2021:

1. Video Communications
Video communications, often called videoconferencing, is old news. Or it was old news until 2020 delivered an unimaginable punch and sent much of the world’s population to work and study from home. Videoconferencing became the savior, allowing some degree of normalcy to continue for hundreds of millions of lives.

Videoconferencing capabilities offered today by Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, GoToMeeting and others are quite formidable solutions compared to what was available five years ago – ease of use, high quality of audio and video, reliability, virtual backgrounds are among some of the latest advances in videoconferencing technology. But the journey is far from over.

Videoconferencing is still a focused activity, requiring preparation, proper setting, scheduling and more. In 2021, expect videoconferencing to become easier to use and more secure. The widespread use of videoconferencing might even bring back some of the old research projects – for example, the EU-sponsored AMI Project, where metadata of all sorts was established during the call to fully analyze the dynamics of conversation for dominance and other essential characteristics.

Voice UI, better presentation capabilities similar to those offered by the mmHmm startup, use of AR/VR/MR might be the subject of widespread research and innovation throughout 2021. We may also see some companies building virtual Walls of Presence similar to the one Orange (then France Telecom) enacted between offices, allowing people to meet for a coffee without the need to travel.

Star Trek’s Holodeck might become part of every house one day and whilst we overshoot 2021 by a few good years in mentioning this, it serves to emphasize that video communications improvements and better functionality are definitely trending and will continue at pace.

Industries across the world have seen remarkable gains in employee productivity this year through home and virtual conferencing and 2021 may well become the year when it becomes the permanent norm.

2. Virtual events
Physical exhibitions like CES, MWC, and IWCE are not gone forever. The real handshake is still important, but it will have to wait for some time. Meanwhile, videoconferencing is the way that industry executives will meet for the majority of 2021 and maybe beyond so exhibition organizers will need to embrace the virtual world as much as possible to survive.

For the majority of organizers and participants, this is easier said than done. Physical attendees are much easier to engage with once they are at an event – replicating the same in the format of a virtual event is much more difficult. Is there a concept of a “booth” applicable in the format of the virtual exhibit? How do you have a conversation, make eye contact and gauge interest? None of these questions are easy – but they need to be answered, so we should see much innovation in this space in 2021.

3. Virtual banking
Virtual banking is yet another “old news” topic – or is it? Even in the pre-pandemic days, video had great potential for the banking industry, especially for operations in rural areas. Now that video is universally acceptable, and banking is often done with the help of the mobile phone, adding video to banking applications is a no brainer.

But, exacerbated by the pandemic, new areas will start taking advantage of virtual banking capabilities – look at the mortgage industry as an example. You still need to guarantee security, you still need to ensure privacy, you still need to allow electronic signatures to be verified and accepted – this space is ripe for innovation.

4. Telehealth
Telehealth was once thought of as a healthcare solution for rural areas, but it has since quickly evolved with the pandemic to become the best tool for healthcare practitioners to help patients – without the risk of catching the virus from them or infecting them.

But current telehealth capabilities are still very limited in standard patient visits and consist mainly of a basic conversation. The capabilities of today’s smartphones and smart watches in terms of obtaining a variety of health care data at any time, all the time, is staggering and should be coupled with emerging telehealth applications in transmitting health data measurements, analysis, alerts, and more.

5. Automatic translation
Automatic translation solutions now allow books, articles, and websites online can be translated at very reasonable times and cost. The next development is having a little box you can speak into, which will instantly translate your speech into the foreign language of choice.

Think about being on a conference call where everything you say is instantly translated and captioned to every participant in their native language. Imagine such automatic translation in the format of the telehealth or virtual banking visits – the possibilities are endless, and we expect to see new applications emerging in 2021 in the instant translation space.


The five trends for 2021 mentioned above build upon those predicted by Softil at this time last year. Despite the pandemic, work within the telecoms industry never stopped this year in our predictions for advanced mobile networking through the roll-out of 5G, virtual networks, AR/VR/MR, Edge computing, and the Internet of Things.

But the need to look beyond those and re-examine existing remote and virtual communications solutions for our new world of limited physical contact is pressing.


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Colorado US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Strongly Recommends Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste to Be the-Go To Lawyer for a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Colorado-Get Much Better Compensation Results

"Erik Karst is one of the nation's most experienced mesothelioma attorneys and he will know exactly how to assist a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Colorado or their family.”

— Colorado US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate

DENVER , COLORADO , USA, November 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Colorado US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate strongly recommends attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste to be the-go to lawyer for a Navy Veteran who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Colorado or their family. Frequently mesothelioma compensation for a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma can exceed a million dollars–if the attorneys representing them know what they are doing. Erik Karst is one of the nation's most experienced mesothelioma attorneys and he will know exactly how to assist a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Colorado or their family. For direct access to attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste please call 800-714-0303 anytime. www.karstvonoiste.com/

The US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate is now offering to assist a Navy Veteran who now has mesothelioma to get possible VA Benefits for their illness. The Advocate will assist a Navy Veteran who has mesothelioma with their initial VA claims submission-and there is no charge for this service. For more information, a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma who had heavy exposure to asbestos in the navy prior to 1982 is welcome to call the Advocate anytime at 800-714-0303. https://USNavyMesothelioma.Com

The Colorado US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate offers their free services to US Navy Veterans with mesothelioma in Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Thornton, Pueblo, Greeley or anywhere in Colorado. https://Colorado.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

For the best possible treatment options in Colorado the Colorado US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed Veteran, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital or VA centers:

The University of Colorado Cancer Center in Aurora, Colorado for diagnosed victims in the Centennial State or the victim’s family: https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/colorado-cancer-center.

Every US Navy ship or submarine built prior to 1980 contained asbestos. About one third of all US citizens diagnosed with mesothelioma each year are Veterans of the US Navy. Before a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma or their family retain the services of a lawyer or law firm, they are urged to call the US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate anytime at 800-714-0303.


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For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma

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BreathYoga Releases Free Online Breathing Course to Support Post-COVID Infection

The 75-minute breath-strengthening course can hep improve blood oxygen levels, clear the lungs, and relieve stress and anxiety.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, November 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Popular breathing program, BreathYoga, is pleased to announce the release of its brand new course, the COVID-19 Breathing Recovery Course, to help support individuals recovering from COVID-19.

BreathYoga uses four principles which directly impact breathing and energy flow. Various breathwork practices are used to help open the body from the inside out and can easily be adapted to the individual’s unique level of fitness. The practice of BreathYoga can have a dramatic and positive impact in supporting lung health, making it a popular option for those who prefer not to take pharmaceuticals.

In the company’s most recent news, BreathYoga is excited to announce it is releasing a free, 75-minute course to help people recover their breathing from COVID-19 affliction. The course, entitled the COVID-19 Breathing Recovery Course, focuses on three specific breathing practices, which can help improve blood oxygen levels, clear out and strengthen lungs, and relieve states of anxiety and depression.

“When recovering from COVID-19, recovery can be improved by simply focusing on your breath,” says founder of BreathYoga, Adrian Cox. “Since COVID attacks the lungs, it can be difficult to sustain sufficient oxygen levels, which can lead to organ damage, fatigue, and other side effects. Through conscious breathing practices, however, you can help improve your blood oxygen levels, restore lung function, lower inflammation, and reduce anxiety.”

According to Cox, the three accessible breathing practices with proven efficacy include:

Breathing and humming
Breathing deeper
Breathing rhythmically

The 75-minute course covers these breathing practices in five modules, which can be completed at the participant’s own pace.

Accompanying BreathYoga are seven days of downloadable hypnotherapy recordings by Karsten Kustener. These recordings are specifically designed to help participants get on a path of sustained healing and to nurture a more positive outlook on life and realistic hope for the future.

For more information about BreathYoga, or to access the free course, please visit www.breathyoga.org.

About the Company

Adrian Cox is a certified master NLP trainer, coach, and hypnotherapist who created BreathYoga, one of the most up-and-coming, pharmaceutical-free COVID-19 treatment techniques in the world. The program is completely free and can help heal the breath and raise energy levels, resulting in overall improved well-being.

Cox is also the founder of Yoga Elements, one of the most popular yoga studios in Thailand. Yoga Elements is described as “Easily Bangkok’s Most Inspiring Place to Study Yoga” by the Bangkok Post and as “Bangkok’s Best Studio” by Travel and Leisure.

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Medicom Health Wins 2020 Tekne Award for Rx Savings Assistant®

HIT Company Recognized for Innovative EHR Add-On That Automates Rx Discounts at Enterprise Scale

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, UNITED STATES, November 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Medicom Health has won the 2020 Tekne Award in the Healthcare Informations Systems category, recognizing new technologies that positively impact people's lives. Medicom Health previously won in 2016 for their health risk assessments (HRAs).

The Tekne Awards are part of Minnesota Technology Association’s mission to build a stronger tech ecosystem and innovation economy in Minnesota. They honor companies which positively impact Minnesota’s diverse science and tech-based economy. The winners were announced on November 18 via their live-streamed awards show.

The Healthcare Informations Systems category: “Recognizes new approaches or advancements in digital systems that capture, process, transmit, report, or otherwise manage health data and activities. This includes electronic patient records and other data related to the activities of providers and health organizations. This is all with an eye towards improving patient outcomes, informing research, and influencing public policy and decision-making.”

Each year, the Tekne Awards shine a spotlight on the people and organizations driving Minnesota’s innovation economy,” said Jeff Tollefson, President and CEO of the Minnesota Technology Association. “This year, we are excited to honor those organizations that played a significant role in spearheading science and technology innovation in Minnesota and around the world.”

“We are proud of this industry recognition in a great field of nominees and finalists," says Will Sigsbee, CEO of Medicom Health. “We are also proud of our ability to make a meaningful impact on our client health systems by dramatically reducing the cost of medications for patients to improve their adherence and ultimately their health.”

Other winners included Revel Health, Code42, Medtronic, Phenomix Sciences, and Thomson Reuters. A full list of this years' winners is here.

Rx Savings Assistant
Medicom Health's new Rx Savings Assistant® solution integrates with EHRs to automatically embed Rx discounts in patient discharge papers. Drop-dead simple access at the time and place of care means more discount utilization. To learn more about Rx Savings Assistant, contact Medicom Health on their website.

Founded in 2000 in Minneapolis, Medicom Health is a technology company dedicated to empowering health engagement by delivering world-class digital solutions. Almost a thousand hospitals and millions of patients use their tools and technologies every year, including their disruptive clinical channel for automated Rx discounts at enterprise scale.

Tony Huth
Medicom Health
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Jewish Family Home Care Offers Advice on Keeping Seniors Safe as COVID-19 Cases Rise in Florida

Jewish Family Home Care provides non-medical home care services to seniors in South Florida

The non-medical home care provider wants to remind seniors in South Florida of the best actions they can take to protect themselves during the ongoing pandemic.

DAVIE, FLORIDA, USA, November 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in late 2020, senior citizens suddenly find themselves in a vulnerable position once again this year. With Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season fast approaching, Jewish Family Home Care wants to take the opportunity to recommend ways seniors and their families can keep elderly loved ones safe.

As has been the case from the earlier parts of the year, social distancing and wearing masks remain two of the most effective ways to safeguard everyone, but especially seniors. For family members, this means sitting an appropriate distance away and keeping masks on when visiting loved ones. Limit physical contact—such as tapping elbows in lieu of a handshake or hug—and try to keep masks on at all times when not actively eating or drinking.

Regarding meals, it is much safer for seniors to have their groceries delivered at this time than for them to go out to stores themselves. Family members with time to spare should either schedule an extra weekly shopping trip or plan to buy groceries for their elderly loved ones on top of themselves when doing their own shopping.

As for activities, while sheltering in place obviously limits the scope of what seniors can do, it is important that they retain some sort of physical activity in their routine. Even something as simple as getting a socially-distanced walk outside for a breath of fresh air can significantly improve the energy and outlook of seniors that are otherwise confined to indoors. In addition, family members should make an effort to video chat with their elderly loved ones even more than usual, as familiar faces can provide a great deal of comfort during a time of isolation.

From a medical perspective, families should ensure that their seniors continue to take and receive regularly scheduled medications, particularly if family members cannot be there in person to help or remind their loved ones.

It is also important for the elderly to stay in regular contact with their primary care physicians, whether they are perfectly healthy or beginning to feel unwell. Staying in touch can help senior loved ones identify potential complications early on, which may end up saving their life.

More About Jewish Family Home Care

Jewish Family Home Care provides a range of reliable and compassionate home care services for seniors, including companionship, personal care, light housekeeping, meal preparation, errands, and respite for family caregivers.

Even as one of Broward County’s largest home care agencies, each of Jewish Family Home Care caregivers operates with the hands-on touch of a family-managed, not-for-profit organization. For more information, call 954-908-5677 or visit https://www.jfcares.org/ to learn more about the personalized home care provider.

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Behavidence Initial Findings Show Differences In Digital Behavior Patterns Between ADHD, Depression and Control

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Developed by a neuroscientist, medical doctor, bioengineer and psychologist., Behavidence uses digital phenotypes to assists with clinical diagnosis.

With insights like these we aim to give the app users, caregivers and clinical therapists high accuracy tools to evaluate onset, progression and relapse of mental health conditions”

— Dr. Girish Srinivasan

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Facebook utilizes digital data to identify when a user is suffering from suicidal ideation , the social media platform then offers helpful resources. Data can accurately predict an array of mental health disorders when used properly and consistently, in the form of digital phenotyping, which is how the Behavidence App was created. For $5 a month, the app will not only uses digital phenotypes to create a diagnosis to help the user understand their mental health challenges, but also offers a journal feature and continued monitoring of stress, anxiety and more.

“The economic burden of mental health conditions is on track to be around $16 trillion by 2030. There are multiple contributing factors, including COVID-19, and there is a great need for help and education. Accurately diagnosing a mental health disorder is challenging as many have comorbid and overlapping symptoms. It is hard in one or two visits for any professional to make a diagnosis. The practitioner lacks the always-on visibility of the patient’s life, making the diagnosis subjective and open to biases. Behavidence bridges the gap and brings real-life into play and does so outside of the clinical setting,” said Dr. Janine Ellenberger, Chief Medical Officer at Behavidence..

Initial data from Behavidence research shows significant differences between gaming usage patterns in people with ADHD and depression compared to control groups. People with depression show increased and different consumption patterns of both eCommerce and entertainment.

Behavidence invests heavily in privacy and data security ensuring everything is anonymized with no risk to the user. The insights generated by machine learning algorithms provide specific information as to each user’s changes in behavior patterns and also identifies key indicators of environmental triggers or stress points.

“Our digital phenotyping platform shows dramatic insights about depression, ADHD and anxiety. With insights like these we aim to give the app users, caregivers and clinical therapists high accuracy tools to evaluate onset, progression and relapse of mental health conditions together with signals, data-driven insights and technology to improve and enhance therapies and quality of life,” explained Girish Srinisivan, the company Chief Technology Officer. .

In its journey to make mental health management accessible, accurate and always-on, the company will be releasing the Behavidence Family app that allows couples, families and therapists to manage and track how digital behavior affects multiple connected users' mental health.

Dr. Janine Ellenberger
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Ikonopedia Integrates Artificial Intelligence into Digital Breast Reporting and MQSA Tracking with CureMetrix


The integration of AI with CureMetrix aligns with our founding principles of improving the experience of the radiologists and reducing errors to save women’s lives across the globe”

— László Tabár, MD, co-founder Ikonopedia

RICHARDSON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, November 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ikonopedia announced today a new partnership with CureMetrix, Inc., to enhance its next-generation suite of structured breast reporting services. This integrated partnership will provide Ikonopedia clients with highly intelligent triage and detection software as part of its breast reporting and tracking system.

CureMetrix cmTriage™ is the first FDA-cleared AI-based triage solution for mammography in the U.S. It enables a radiologist to triage, sort and prioritize their mammography worklist based on cases that may need immediate attention. Studies have demonstrated up to 30% faster read time for radiologists using cmTriage.

CureMetrix is also currently conducting studies across the globe to expand its AI solutions to also help identify, mark and score anomalies in breast cancer screening. In studies published in the Journal of Digital Imaging, CureMetrix cmAssist® was able to demonstrate the ability to find cancers up to six years before first detection, and help radiologists improve their breast cancer detection rate on average 27% without increasing recall rates.

“The integration of AI with CureMetrix aligns with our founding principles of improving the experience of the radiologists and reducing errors to save women’s lives across the globe,” said Dr. László Tabár, co-founder of Ikonopedia.

Early and accurate detection in breast cancer is key to improving cancer survival rates and, due to the recent pandemic, many women have delayed their mammograms. As practices call back their patients to resume regular screenings, it is even more important that patient flow be streamlined and that mammograms are read accurately to reduce any further delay in detection, diagnosis, or treatment.

Ikonopedia is an innovative structured breast reporting and MQSA management system designed to dramatically improve reporting efficiency and optimize facility operations. All findings are saved as discrete data which allows Ikonopedia to prevent errors, maintain BI-RADS-compliant language and automate many time-consuming processes. Ikonopedia makes it possible to eliminate laterality errors, automatically choose exam-appropriate patient letters and pull forward findings from past exams along with many other time-saving features.

Ikonopedia’s integrated risk assessment tool is now available in dozens of languages and risk data is used to create alerts for the radiologist, populate the clinical section of the report, and automatically update the patient letter. A high-risk patient alert identifies patients with a 20% or greater lifetime risk and information about the score is instantly viewable.

“Delivering innovation that supports our health systems, cancer centers, and medical practices is core to the value we bring to the clients of Ikonopedia,” said Emily Crane, president and chief executive officer of Ikonopedia. “Integrating the highly-trained CureMetrix algorithm into our MQSA management system will allow radiologists to prioritize their workflow even more efficiently, helping them manage patient flow and improve overall breast cancer detection now and into the future.”

“There has never been a better time to implement AI into radiology practices,” said, Navid Alipour, chief executive officer at CureMetrix. “CureMetrix AI can help put practices back on track quickly, and we are proud to work together with the experts at Ikonopedia to deliver solutions designed to enhance clinical confidence and improve cancer detection.”

Both Ikonopedia and CureMetrix innovations will be featured at the virtual 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting that starts November 29, 2020.

About Ikonopedia
Ikonopedia was founded by three expert breast imaging Radiologists: László Tabár, MD is the author of 6 books in 10 languages on mammography and a world renowned educator; A. Thomas Stavros, MD is the author of one of the most popular reference books in the field of breast ultrasound; and Michael J. Vendrell, MD is an expert in breast MRI and CAD design with extensive experience in breast-imaging software. For more information, visit www.Ikonopedia.com

About CureMetrix
Delivering CAD that Works®, CureMetrix is a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) for medical imaging, committed to the advancement of technology that improves cancer survival rates worldwide. CureMetrix supports the radiologist to dramatically improve the accuracy of detection and classification of anomalies in mammography. Our mission is to save lives and support better clinical and financial outcomes, visit www.CureMetrix.com

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