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Clinical Psychologist Centurion

I am a Clinical Psychologist and Existential Psychotherapist in private practice in Centurion. I have been involved in research and teaching in the fields of Existential Psychology and Existential Psychotherapy for more than 10 years. I provide psychological services including individual Existential Psychotherapy and Marriage Counselling for individuals and couples. I believe in the potential inherent in every person to explore their inner being and to find the courage to direct their lives and relationships in a meaningful way. Meaning and purpose lay at the cornerstone of our existence and without a sense of both we may find ourselves lost.

Clinical Psychologists work from different psychological paradigms. As a Clinical Psychologist I work from aChristian Existentialworldview perspective, believing that central to psychological well-being is a healthy spiritual as well as interpersonal life.

Clinical Psychologists are trained to assess, diagnose and treat psychological issues with Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Clinical Psychologists work with a broad range of psychological conditions including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Relationship Conflict / Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Spiritual Conflict
  • Meaning and purpose
  • Spirituality
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Addictions
  • Existential Guilt
  • Substance Abuse
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse or Violence
  • Loss or Grief
  • Parenting
  • Impulse Control Disorder
  • Existential Anxiety

As a Clinical Psychologist I offer Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling to adults and adolescents age 12 years and older.

In addition I also offer:

Adolescent Psychotherapy Teen Counselling

Adult Psychotherapy and Counselling

I work from the PsyCare Psychological Health Wellness Centre which is easily accessible from Johannesburg, Sandton, Midrand, Pretoria, Tshwane and Centurion in Gauteng.

Christian Clinical Psychologist in Centurion

Dr Kobus Coetzee

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01/10/2017

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EMD Technologies – Your healthcare solution provider #practice #management #specialists, #medical


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Your Healthcare Solution

Our Practice Management philosophy is simple. We aim to improve effectiveness and efficiency within a healthcare provider’s practice, by removing tedious and non-productive tasks from the practitioner’s schedule as far as possible, leaving the practitioner free to give their patients the care they require. At eMD we strive to ease the management and automate all repetitive tasks, such as submissions and orders. Whether managed care is your goal or you work on a fee for service model, or even a combination, eMD is the only powerful integrated platform which allows one to work today without limiting one’s options tomorrow.

Practice Management Software

Healthcare providers need specific and focused solutions, with intuitive workflows and rich specialty specific content. With eMD Technologies, Healthcare Solutions is at our core. Trusted by more than 3000 practices and more than 87 provider types.

Switching

Providers have to watch over different dimensions simultaneously, balancing quality care delivery and moderating costs by tracking workforce and their financials. Keeping a record of all these dimensions is impossible without using a centralized system.

Debt Management

Our dedicated collections and billing specialists are equipped to provide an unmatched level of service. Using aging reports, electronic claims processing, and monthly status reviews, we customize your billing and collections process so it’s quicker, easier, and simpler.

Information Technology Consulting

The changing healthcare environment means that healthcare providers need to respond with rapid transformation. Learn how we can help you increase organizational flexibility, agility and responsiveness, while reducing costs.

Healthcare Advisory Services

The eMD advisory services team work interactively to understand the unique fabric of our clients’ organizations. We formulate solutions that ensure your vision becomes a reality. At the eMD Group, we design your tactical solutions through well-developed project plans.

Training Services

It is vital in any area of business to offer continual staff training to your employees. This not only helps your employees improve their position in your company but will also enable you to draw the full potential from your workforce, and unlock the full effectiveness from your practice.

Electronic Medical Records

An EMR contains the standard medical and clinical data gathered in one provider’s office. EMRs go beyond the data collected in the provider’s office and include a more comprehensive patient history.

Mobile Web Application

With our new web based mobile App you will have a birds eye view of exactly what is transpiring in your practice at any given time and from any mobile device anywhere in the world, 24/7.

Benefits

Our Practice Management philosophy is simply. To improve effectiveness and efficiency within a healthcare provider’s practice by removing tedious and non-productive tasks from a healthcare providers’ schedule wherever possible. Simply put, the healthcare provider should only have to see patients. Our system will ease the management of tasks and automate all repetitive tasks such as appointments, claims and orders.

As an added value extension of eMD Technologies; we have introduced our eRecoveries Department. Our collection is done in an assertive and professional manner which includes the sending of highly customized debt collection letters and telephonic follow ups. We use a number of investigative techniques and resources to gather as much current information as possible.


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Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of Agenus’ anti-PD-1 Antibody Begins

First patient dosed; combination trials with anti-PD-1 plus anti-CTLA-4 antibodies planned by year-end

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LEXINGTON, Mass. , April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ: AGEN), an immuno-oncology (I-O) company with a pipeline of immune checkpoint antibodies and cancer vaccines, today announced that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of its anti-PD-1 antibody, AGEN2034.

The open-label, dose-escalation portion of the trial is designed to evaluate the safety and pharmacological activity of AGEN2034 in patients with advanced solid tumors. Part 2 of the trial is planned to evaluate the recommended dose of AGEN2034 in patients with second line cervical cancer. Preliminary safety and efficacy data are expected to be available within the next 9-12 months.

“The entry of our PD-1 antagonist into the clinic is key to our strategy to pursue combination therapies,” said Garo H. Armen , Ph.D. Chairman and CEO of Agenus. “PD-1 is a clinically validated target, and to combine it with our CTLA-4 directed antibody is the backbone of Agenus’ combination strategy. We also intend to pursue combinations of PD-1 and CTLA-4 antibodies with our novel portfolio of other checkpoint antibodies as well as our neoantigen cancer vaccines.”

AGEN2034 is an antagonist antibody targeting programmed death 1, or PD-1. PD-1 is an inhibitory receptor expressed on activated T cells. When this receptor interacts with PD-L1 or PD-L2 molecules expressed on cancer cells, the T cells’ ability to kill cancer cells is neutralized. Therefore, blocking PD-1 with AGEN2034 may allow T cells to recognize and kill tumor cells.

“Immune checkpoint antibodies targeting PD-1/PD-L1 and CTLA-4 have become the mainstay of I-O combinations,” said Jean-Marie Cuillerot, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Agenus. “Co-targeting the PD-1/PD-L1 axis in combination with CTLA-4 has shown a near doubling of clinical efficacy in certain indications. We believe our strategy in pursuing virally-induced cancers presents a rapid path to BLA for our PD-1 and CTLA-4 antagonists. In addition, combination approaches involving our vaccines offer a unique opportunity for differentiation in patients who are unresponsive to checkpoint directed monotherapies.”

Additional information about the trial can be found here.

AGEN2034 was originally developed under a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement between Ludwig Cancer Research, 4-Antibody AG and Recepta Biopharma S.A.

Agenus is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company focused on the discovery and development of therapies that engage the body’s immune system to fight cancer. The Company’s vision is to expand the patient populations benefiting from cancer immunotherapy by pursuing a number of combination approaches that leverage a broad repertoire of antibody therapeutics and proprietary cancer vaccine platforms. The Company is equipped with a suite of antibody discovery platforms and a state-of-the-art GMP manufacturing facility with the capacity to support early phase clinical programs. Agenus is based in Lexington, MA. For more information, please visit www.agenusbio.com; information that may be important to investors will be routinely posted on our website.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding the Company’s product candidates and clinical trial plans. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the factors described under the Risk Factors section of our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Agenus cautions investors not to place considerable reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this release. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and Agenus undertakes no obligation to update or revise the statements, other than to the extent required by law. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.


20/09/2017

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Eye on Ethics

Reflective Practice in Social Work — The Ethical Dimension
By Frederic G. Reamer, PhD
April 2013

Recently, I received an urgent voicemail message from a hospital social worker: “Please get back to me as soon as possible. I have a meeting tomorrow morning with our head of human resources, and I’m very nervous about it.”

Later in the day, I connected with the social worker and learned the following: He had been employed by the hospital for seven years and had never been disciplined. His current predicament began when his immediate supervisor called him in to discuss concerns about possible boundary violations and an alleged inappropriate dual relationship with a hospital patient. The social worker explained to me that in his personal life he is actively involved in a community-based group of parents who adopted children from China. The group sponsors a wide range of activities to support and enhance the children’s ethnic identity. Through this involvement, the social worker said, he and his wife had become very friendly with several other adoptive parents.

About three weeks earlier, one of the parents who had become a good friend was admitted to the social worker’s hospital for treatment of a chronic, debilitating infection. The friend did not receive social work services. During the friend’s hospital stay, the social worker occasionally stopped by his room to say hello and inquire about the friend’s health. The patient’s attending physician had collaborated professionally with the social worker in other hospital cases and was well aware of the patient’s friendship with the social worker.

One afternoon during the patient’s hospital stay, the physician contacted the social worker and explained that the patient was distraught after having just learned that he was diagnosed with bone cancer. According to the social worker, the physician asked the social worker to visit the patient and offer emotional support. The social worker visited the patient in his room and spent about an hour helping his friend process the distressing medical news.

The social worker documented this patient encounter in the hospital chart. During a random quality-control review of social workers’ chart entries, the hospital’s social work supervisor read the note and became concerned because the social worker had not been assigned to provide social work services to this patient. The supervisor learned of the social worker and patient’s friendship and notified the director of human resources, who documented this “incident” in the social worker’s personnel record and asked to meet with the social worker.

The Nature of Reflective Practice
In 1983, the late scholar Donald Schon published his influential and groundbreaking book The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action . Schon’s thesis, based on his extensive empirical research, was that the most skilled and effective professionals have the ability to pay critical attention to the way they conduct their work at the same time that they do their work. Schon coined the terms “knowing-in-action” and “reflection-in-action,” which suggest that some professionals can take a step back and think hard about what they are doing while they are doing it. The concepts are akin to the widely used social work concept “use of self.”

Ordinarily the concepts of knowing-in-action and reflection-in-action are applied to practitioners’ cultivation and use of technical skill, whether in surgery, architecture, town planning, engineering, dentistry, or psychotherapy. In my view, and as the above case demonstrates, social workers would do well to extend the application of these compelling concepts to their identification and management of ethical issues in the profession. Ideally, effective practitioners would have the ability to recognize and address ethical issues and challenges as they arise in the immediate context of their work, not later when someone else points them out. Put another way, social workers would have a refined “ethics radar” that increases their ability to detect and respond to ethical issues.

Of course, the most important benefit is client protection. However, an important by-product is self-protection, that is, the increased likelihood that social workers will protect themselves from ethics-related complaints.

Implementing Reflective Ethics Practice
Certainly the hospital social worker who called me with panic in his voice would have benefited from reflective ethics practice and highly sensitive ethics radar. Had he reflected on the ethical dimensions of the boundary challenges that emerged when he interacted with his friend and hospital patient, it is likely that this well-meaning practitioner would have avoided his unpleasant encounter with the human resources department. The social worker’s decision to visit his friend was not the error; that was a humane and compassionate gesture. The error, rather, was not reflecting on his role in that moment and managing the boundaries carefully, including discussing them with his friend and his supervisor.

In my experience, ethics-related reflection-in-action entails three key elements.

Knowledge: Skillful management of many ethical dilemmas requires knowledge of core concepts and prevailing standards. Ethics concepts are addressed in professional literature and standards exist in several forms, including relevant codes of ethics, agency policies, statutes, and regulations. For example, the National Association of Social Workers’ Codeof Ethics includes explicit standards pertaining to boundaries, dual relationships, and conflicts of interest (especially section 1.06). It would have been best for the hospital-based social worker to consult relevant literature and standards with regard to conflicts that can arise when a social worker encounters a friend or social acquaintance in the work setting. The hospital’s personnel policies also prohibit dual relationships that involve conflicts of interest.

In some cases, although not all, statutes and regulations address ethical issues. In the United States, both federal and state laws address various ethical issues, such as confidentiality, privileged communication, informed consent, and social workers’ ethical conduct. Such laws would not have been particularly helpful in the hospital social worker’s case, but often they are helpful and critically important, for example, when social workers must decide whether to disclose confidential information without clients’ consent to protect a third party from harm or whether parental consent is necessary to provide services to minors who seek help with substance abuse but insist that this information be withheld from their parents.

Transparency: Reflective social workers who sense an ethical issue share their concern with supervisors, colleagues, and appropriate administrators. An effective way to protect clients and practitioners alike is to avoid any suggestion that the ethical issue is being handled “in the dark.” Such clarity demonstrates social workers’ good faith efforts to manage ethical dilemmas responsibly. When appropriate, clients should be included in the conversation.

Process: Although some ethical decisions are clear-cut, many are not. The hospital social worker who contacted me was unsure about the best way to manage his involvement with a good friend who had become a patient. Unfortunately, the social worker did not notify his supervisor about the dilemma or seek consultation. He documented his lengthy hospital-room encounter with the patient, but doing so in the client’s hospital chart created the impression that the social worker was functioning in his professional capacity, not as a friend. My hunch is that had the social worker notified his supervisor of his friendship with the patient and made clear that any contact with the patient occurred as a friend, the social worker may have avoided any adverse personnel issues. What I have learned is that many ethical decisions are not simple events; they require a considerable, often painstaking, process.

During the course of the profession’s history, social workers have refined the art of reflective practice. Historically, these skills have been applied primarily to clinical, policy, advocacy, and administrative functions. Clearly, reflective practice should extend to ethics as well.

— Frederic G. Reamer, PhD, is a professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College. He is the author of many books and articles, and his research has addressed mental health, healthcare, criminal justice, and professional ethics.


08/09/2017

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Consultant directory #consultants, #gps, #doctors, #surgeons, #anaesthetics, #burns #and #plastics, #cardiology,


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Consultant directory

With so many consultants, all with special interests, we appreciate it can be difficult for GPs to make the right referral choice, and it can be confusing for patients.

This consultant directory is offered as an easy reference guide to the specific clinical services and interests of all the consultants working at or for University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

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Browse by category results: neurology

Dr Hani Benamer, Consultant Neurologist, Neurology Acute

Graduated from Tripoli. Obtained MRCP and neurology training in Glasgow. Gained PhD CCST. Special interest in movement disorders. Honorary lecturer at UoB with interest in medical education. Senior editor of Libyan Journal of Medicine.

Dr Nicholas P Davies, Consultant Neurologist, Neurology and Neuromuscular Conditions

Trained in Birmingham and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London. Specialist interests include: Neuromuscular disorders, metabolic diseases and ion channel disorders.

Dr Roland O Etti, Consultant Neurologist, Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation

Trained in neurology in Hull and Birmingham. Has an interest in general neurology, headaches and management of multiple sclerosis symptoms.

Dr Tom Hayton, Consultant Neurologist

MBChB from University of Edinburgh, PhD from UCL; trained in London and West Midlands;sub-speciality interest in traumatic brain injury.

Dr M Tom Heafield, Consultant Neurologist, Neurology Acute

Qualified at St Mary’s Hospital London in 1984, he was appointed to the Trust as consultant neurologist in 1994. He has a varied and broad interest in all aspects of clinical neurology and service developments.

Dr Saiju Jacob, Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Service Lead

Neurology training done in London and West Midlands with doctoral research and fellowship at Oxford. Special interest includes neuromuscular and neuroimmunology, with weekly clinics for each

Dr Alistair John Lewthwaite, Consultant Neurologist

Graduated from University of Birmingham, 2000. PhD in the Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease, 2009. Specialist interest in Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders, including assessment of patients for deep brain stimulation.

Dr Edward Littleton, Consultant Neurologist

Graduated from University College London (1996), having trained at Jesus College Cambridge and UCL medical school. Doctoral research in neuroimmunology undertaken at Oxford. Has a special interest in stroke.

Dr Gordon Mazibrada, Consultant Neurologist

Qualified as Doctor of Medicine from the University of Zagreb, Croatia in 1991. Professional areas of interest are multiple sclerosis and inflammatory disorders of the central nervous system.

Dr Dougall McCorry, Neuroscience Consultant

Trained at the Walton Centre, Liverpool, his MD is on the subject of understanding antiepileptic decision making. He is a member of the Association of British Neurology and International League Against Epilepsy.

Dr Niraj Mistry, Consultant Neurologist

Specialist interest MS. Clinical and pre-clinical training at the University of Cambridge, followed by basic Neurosciences training in Oxford then higher specialist Neurology training in Nottingham. Research MD from University of Cambridge.

Dr David Nicholl, Consultant Neurologist, Neurology Acute, Neuro-Genetics and Movement Disorders

Main research interests are in Parkinson’s disease and the genetics of neurodegenerative diseases. He also works at Birmingham City Hospital and lectures at the University of Birmingham.

Dr Hardev S Pall, Consultant Neurologist, Neurology Acute, Neurodegenerative and Parkinson’s Disease

Graduated from Bristol University in 1979. Had postgraduate training in Birmingham, London and Cambridge. Clinical interests in movement and motor neurone disorders. Has clinics for movement disorders and patients for deep brain stimulation surgery.

Professor Yusuf A Rajabally, Consultant Neurologist, Neuromuscular Disease and Peripheral Neuropathy

Main specialist interest in inflammatory neuropathy management. Runs several other specialist neuropathy clinics. Research active in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), Guillain-Barré syndrome and other acquired neuropathies.

Dr Vijay Sawlani, Consultant Neuroradiologist

Masters in neurovascular diseases, from the University of Paris and Mahidol. Interests include: advance applications of MRI including spectroscopy, perfusion, DTI and functional imaging in brain tumours, epilepsy and neurological disorders.

Dr Shanika Samarasekera, Consultant Neurologist

Graduated and trained in Newcastle and the West Midlands. Has a background in both Psychiatry (to membership level) and Neurology. Specialist interest in Epilepsy.

Dr Alexandra Sinclair, Consultant Neurologist

Graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2000 and obtained her MRCP in 2003, PhD in 2010 and her Certificate of Completion of Training in January 2012. Interests: headache and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

Dr Imad N Soryal, Consultant in Rehabilitation, Medicine and Neurology

Qualified in Sudan in 1978. His specialties are in rehabilitation medicine and neurology.

Professor Steve Sturman, Consultant Neurologist, Neurology and Rehabilitation

A specialist in MS and Motor Assessment. he has interests in post-polio, head injuries, neuro-disabilities, stroke and neurorehabilitation.

Professor Adrian C Williams, Consultant Neurologist, Neurology Acute, Parkinson’s, MND

Professor of Clinical Neurology at the Regional Centre for Neurology at the Trust. He is also a senior advisor to the Parkinson’s Society.

Dr Mark Willmot, Consultant Neurologist with Interest in Stroke

Dr Willmot is a consultant neurologist with a sub-specialty interest in stroke. His interests involve the role of nitric oxide in the pathophysiology of stroke, patent foramen ovale in young stroke, blood pressure and the management of acute stroke.

Dr John B Winer, Consultant Neurologist, Neurology Acute, Neuromuscular Disorders and Polymyositis

Trained in Neurology at the Middlesex, Guy’s and St Mary’s hospitals in London, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Gained his first qualification in 1978. Current research is mainly focused on neuromuscular disease.

Dr John Woolmore, Consultant Neurologist

Clinical and research interests include multiple sclerosis and neuroinflammatory conditions of the central nervous system. He has two specialist clinics at the QE where his clinical focus is on disease modifying therapies within the field of MS care.

Dr Ben Wright. Consultant Neurologist

Graduated from University College London. Postgraduate training in Cambridge and Birmingham. Specialist interest in dystonia, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. I run the adult Wolfram syndrome multi-disciplinary clinic.

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07/09/2017

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Florida Medical Training, Nursing Courses, ACLS, PALS, IV Certification #clinical #solutions


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Florida Medical Training, Nursing Courses, ACLS, PALS, IV Certification

Clinical Solutions Medical Training provides all the medical training, educational, and certification needs throughout Florida in conjunction with the American Heart Associaton, Florida Board of Nursing, Emergency Nurses Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, and CE Broker. Our ACLS, PALS, IV, Phlebotomy, Critical Care and all other courses can be taken online or throughout our locations in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, and Fort Myers.

Clinical Solutions Medical Training educational programs are delivered by top clinicians and include cutting edge research and practice implementation. Advanced simulation equipment and elite instructors make our training center stand out among other programs. Training initiatives are customized for clients, and may include basic CPR, first aid, pre-hospital education, American Heart Association courses and many Continuing Education nursing courses.

Clinical Solutions Medical Training programs include ACLS. BLS. PALS. CPR/AED if you cannot find the course you need please contact us at 1-877-828-8723 we can get it for you! We can also customize any curriculum for your specific needs and can bring any of our programs to your facility. Please click on “Private Course Link” to request a private on-site course proposal for training at your facility.

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“What a relief it is to have finally found a company that provides QUALITY online courses. No need to find the time in my hectic schedule. Now I can take ACLS and PALS at the time that’s most convenient for me. CLINICAL SOLUTIONS has successfully exceeded my expectations. Thank you.”

Swanson, MD- Plantation, FL

“I’m sure any Nurse Educator can relate to the headache of meeting the scheduling demands of the facility and employees in which they work….much less their own schedule. I highly recommend Clinical Solutions courses for being successful in providing quality and updated material to our hospital. Clearly they value the significance of quality education and by doing so, has made my job easier for over 10 years. Thanks again for all that you do!”

“ACLS online was not only reasonably priced but also informative and successful in providing me with current information. I wish eHeartcode was around when I began my career as a Anethisiologist 3 years ago.

Riccardo, DO- Ft Lauderdale, FL

“I must recommend the ACLS and PALS recertification courses offered by Clinical Solutions. Their accuracy in providing consistent scientific findings and precise information in a convenient, affordable and stress-free experience!”

Jonas. RN- Jacksonville

“It is refreshing to finally have found ACLS and PALS medical education courses that is offered stress-free and has a top notch, professional staff with comprehensive and up to date information. My experience with qualified education started with my first ACLS and PALS course taken with Clinical Solutions 5 years ago! They have proven themselves to be, time and time again, competent in providing stress free courses.

Fanning, RN – Tampa

“Clinical Solutions offers convenient course schedules for TNCC and NRP that not only allows me to book the courses at my convenience but continues to offer promotional discounts! Reduced rates, quality representation of information and an easy to navigate website makes continuing education hassle-free! This company can meet the needs of any facility by making medical education convenient, affordable and stress-free!”

Kendall Regional Medical Center, FL

“We have been taking your ACLS and PALS courses for the past nine years and it is evident that my staff is much more confident and show significant improvement in their competencies with cardiac emergencies. Thank you for always providing quality education, our group discounts and by contributing to the success of my practice!”

Plastix Surgery One-Brooksville, FL

“Superb IV Certification courses that are painless, stress-free and by far the most informative IV course I have experienced!” The online study guide was able to present difficult material while utilizing real-life clinical scenarios to a degree that I was surprisingly engulfed with useful information. I will certainly be back in the future for all of my medical educational training needs.”

“All medical professionals that I know have been impressed and surprisingly pleased with your ACLS and PALS training programs. Not only is it effective in teaching me the information needed as a supervising nurse but I actually enjoyed learning all the new AHA ECC guidelines. Thanks again!”

J. Torres Pembroke Pines. FL


25/08/2017

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Clinical Research Project Management Training – Informa plc #clinical #trial #management


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Clinical Research Project Management

Setting up and running clinical trials is a complex, timely and costly process. It is essential to manage your clinical projects with streamline efficiency to ensure they are completed within set timeframes and to budget. With this in mind clinical professionals are increasingly looking for ways to improve the results of their clinical projects by implementing project management techniques.

Over three days this course will examine key management techniques such as analysing stakeholders, assessing risk/benefits and management style. Clinical project management examples, exercises and discussions will be used throughout the course to maximise your understanding of this essential skill.

Ian Stokes is a project management practitioner, certified facilitator and trainer who delivers process and learning solutions to the pharmaceutical industry. His recent clients include Pfizer, Sanofi Aventis, Nestlé, Danone and Celgene. He delivers courses
on several Masters and MBA courses in France. As chairman of several project user communities in France he believes in a customer-centric approach to projects, with frequent feedback and open teamwork.

Course Leader review:
“Ian is really good at referring back to what is relevant to the industry and to each person’s questions or their area, which really helped to grasp the audience’s attention.” Clinical Research Manager

  • Identify and communicate the key roles and responsibilities needed through the clinical research project life-cycle
  • Examine the core competencies needed to successfully select your clinical research project team
  • Bring your projects in on time, within budget and to specification using a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Identify the project critical path and use it to make informed decisions
  • Work more effectively both individually and as part of a team
  • Improve your relationship with Contract Research Organisations and Site Management Organisations to ensure smooth running of outsourced clinical phases
  • Implement new strategies for effective patient recruitment

04/08/2017

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Sagacious Consultants #epic #consulting, #ehr, #sagacious, #sagacious #consultants, #healthcare, #epic, #best


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FEATURED CASE STUDY

THE SAGACIOUS ADVANTAGE

Within its first five years, Sagacious Consultants ascended to a Best in KLAS* consulting firm and landed on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work. Sagacious Consultants is now part of Accenture, expanding its breadth of services and geographies served.

As EHR systems have become more widely adopted, Sagacious Consultants has increasingly focused on strategic projects that enable healthcare organizations to meet their biggest operational goals. Using proven methodologies for revenue and clinical transformations, Sagacious Consultants helps clients improve KPIs, enhance provider efficiency, and increase patient satisfaction.

The team now includes hundreds of EHR-certified consultants, from licensed clinicians, former CIOs, and other experienced professionals, bringing diverse perspective and insight to clients worldwide.

The Sagacious Advantage is simple: We combine technical acumen with intimate knowledge of the healthcare space to achieve meaningful results. Combined with Accenture, Sagacious Consultants delivers exceptional value to clients and contributes to the transformation of healthcare through technology with greater impact.

*Sagacious Consultants ranked #1 for Implementation Clinical – Supportive in the 2013 Best in KLAS Awards: Software Services report. © 2014 KLAS Enterprises, LLC | All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com

Simple and based on a single principle – our customers’ success is a direct measure of our own. To measure success we use three metrics: timeline, budget and end-user adoption. Other healthcare consulting organizations may agree on this, but the difference with Sagacious Consultants is we have the software expertise and experience to make it happen.

We recruit only the best consultants and embody a healthy work/life balance, boasting one of the highest retention rates in the industry! In turn, our customers receive uncompromised results. Our employees provide in depth knowledge of Epic software, project management skills to keep a project on time and on budget and the experience necessary to mesh industry best practices with the organization’s needs.

Sagacious Consultants understands that success brings social responsibility. We pride ourselves by delivering like no other healthcare consulting firm by providing a significant portion of profits to our employees’ and customers’ local charities.

Sagacious Consultants is an innovative consulting firm dedicated to making healthcare better from patient to provider.

Sagacious accomplishes this by providing the top echelon of Epic consultants to our partners, ranging from large academic healthcare organizations to local community clinics. Our mission to our employees is to treat each one as an individual, with the utmost respect, and to provide them with a culture that promotes personal and professional happiness, growth and diversity, and which rewards achievements.

Our mission to our clients is to engage with them as partners, and to provide superior results by leveraging our consultants’ technical expertise in conjunction with our intimate knowledge of the healthcare space. With a strong focus on collaboration, both internally and with our clients, Sagacious Consultants guarantees to surpass expectations.

Sagacious Consultants will continue to grow in prominence and expertise with a focus on sustainability.

We will remain committed to our core values by only employing the best and brightest employees, fostering an inclusive, yet elite corporate culture, and providing superior consultants and customer service to our clients.

Since our inception in 2009, Sagacious Consultants has been wholeheartedly committed to supporting the community, both near and far. It is because of this commitment that we donate a significant amount of money to nonprofit, charitable organizations which have a direct impact on the communities of our clients and our employees. These organizations support diverse causes such as medical research, support for animals, women’s rights and healthcare, early childhood education, support services for veterans, as well as many other causes.

A new benefit introduced to all employees in 2012 allows each employee to choose a charitable organization for Sagacious to make a donation to on their behalf. As Sagacious has continued to grow, this has allowed the amount of contributions, as well as the organizations benefiting from these contributions, to grow substantially over time. Please see the graphic to the right for Sagacious’ annual contributions since inception.

“This has been a very positive impact to our organization and I do feel that we would not be so successful if he would not have been part of the project.”

“She hit the ground running. Her experience paid immediate dividends.”

“As a former Epic TS, he was effective and productive for us from the first hour in our organization. He was always finishing ahead of time or on time.”

“Not all Epic consultants are created equal and he definitely can cover a wide array of topics.”

“He has a very in depth understanding of the Epic system and was able to apply his knowledge to help us with many issues.”

“Her deep knowledge of Epic Willow has made her an extremely valuable member of the team.

“Extremely efficient and thorough.” “Very efficient, effective, knowledgeable, thorough.”

“He has been so willing to take on as much as we give him, with great outcomes.”

“I was not expecting to be able to complete as many issues as we were able to.”

“Willing to help on issues not assigned to him and able to provide details of issue that we would get from our EPIC TS. This saved us time on resolution.”

“She was extremely helpful to everyone.”

“He was constantly finishing issues that needed to be completed regardless if it was for Claims, HB, or anyone else that asked for his help

Sagacious Consultants has worked with over 100 Epic healthcare organizations across the nation. These organizations range from the largest of hospital networks to smaller, physician practice only organizations. The projects range from full life-cycle implementations to upgrades and from big-bang installs to rollouts. We have provided clients with consultants in nearly every application. We are more than happy to provide referrals upon request.

• Majority former-Epic employees

• Certified in all Epic applications

• Experienced with all phases of implementation

• Senior level consultants

• Success through collaboration: internal Sharepoint promotes synergy

Sagacious Consultants has worked with over 100 clients across the nation varying in size, scope, complexity and business structure:

• Pediatric organizations such as Texas Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Omaha, and Seattle Children’s Hospital

• Religious organizations such as Bon Secours Health System and Baptist Health System

• Higher Learning institutions such as University of California San Francisco, University of Colorado Hospital, and University of Maryland Medical Services

• Private, Public, or FQHC organizations such as Providence Health Services, Harris County Hospital District, Hennepin County Medical Center, and Access Community Health Network

Sagacious Consultants is painting the map red with over 100 clients and 200+ employees in 41 states.

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03/08/2017

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Hospital Management Information System

Hospital Information System (HIS) or Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) or Hospital Management System (HMS) software are synonyms of hospital e-Governance initiatives, which means making a hospital management paperless. This includes the clinical, back office and generic management of all activities. Electra HIS integrates the entire resources of a hospital into one integrated software solution. It is a web-based, enabled with mobile access, patient-centric information system; covering inpatient, outpatient, emergencies & other day-to-day activities of a hospital.

Electra Hospital Management System (HMS) from ACGIL makes such an attempt and offers a world class hospital management information system which is always up-to-date, fits into all kinds of hardware platform including a mobile phone, specially designed for clinics, nursing homes & multi-specialty hospitals to replace their existing manual, paper based system. This includes the clinical, back office and generic management of all activities.

Our online hospital management software is a patient-centric mechanism that has exceptional capability of handling outpatients, inpatients, emergencies, day care and different other referred patient cases. We aimed at offering fully configured web based healthcare solution enabled with mobile friendly features & characteristics. With the assistance of healthcare intelligence system, hospitals, clinics, and other medical institutions can keep all processes under control and can make quick decision through mobile or hand set support.

List of Modules:

Electra, HMIS offers, Off-The-Shelf, a modular concept and flexible in terms of choosing the modules out of requirements. All such modules are listed below for the managers to choose from:

All the modules mentioned above are integrated and will possess the ability to share and exchange information across the whole organization in real time. This will automate the work flow, manage the storage and retrieval of information centrally and render the hospital paperless.

The integrated Hospital Management Software provides several management tools such as EMR, which is more of an audit trail of doctors encounters with patients. EMR is a modern way of a hospital treating the patients. EMR covers past history, prescription suggested by doctors, opinion of distant consultants with the help of DICOM imaging or Tele-radiology. This means all vital information is residing in the system, which can be readily retrieved to help in making a timely decision.

Major benefits of our HMIS:

The most important benefits that a hospital gains out of a HMIS implementation are:

  • Improved & patient centric workflows
  • Less paper work required
  • Instant information retrieval
  • Least manpower requirements
  • Compatible with all devices, thus information is available anytime, anywhere, any device
  • Information sharing between the healthcare specialists across the world
  • Timely treatment decisions
  • Access to DICOM images online if HMIS is web based
  • Saves lot of money to the promoters if HMIS is web based
  • Streamlined administrative workflows
  • Online claims processing for cashless patients become far too easy
  • Web based HMIS can also provide services such as online appointment scheduling
  • Allows remote access to all stake holders including patients
  • Accepting payment online becomes possible with Ecommerce for payment gateways
  • Dedicated real-time customer support
  • User-friendly Interface

Medical and Laboratory Devices interfacing shall be provided for removing manual intervention. Bar codes are also generated, which can be used at various stages including labelling and identifying patients, laboratory samples, etc. Information shall be communicated and exchanged with external entities using the standards for communication that exist for data formats and message types (e.g. HL7), vocabulary (e.g. ICD-10 CM/PCS, CPT, ATC/DDD or SNOMED), and communications techniques (e.g. Web Services, SOAP).

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27/07/2017

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