Daily Archives: January 13, 2016

XCMG Awarded with National Science and Technology Progress Award after Winning the Red Dot Award for Design Concept

XUZHOU, China, Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire — XCMG has won a second prize at the 2015 National Science and Technology Progress Award hosted on January 8 in Beijing for the company’s key technology and application of mobile lifting and rigging equipment for large scale construction projects.

The 2015 National Science and Technology Progress Award was given to projects in areas from major construction projects to medical science, agriculture and pharmaceutical. This year’s recipients included China Railway, Huawei and ZTE.

As the only winning project in construction machinery, XCMG has revolutionized the traditional lifting operations that involve heavy equipment with high risks by researching and developing new mobile and integrated lifting and rigging equipment with super tonnage, high efficiency and reliability.

“We are seeing a growing demand for large and mega-sized construction machines from the market, and it’s a big challenge internationally to achieve the cutting-edge integration, modularization and intellectualization of pre-engineered construction,” said Chen Xiangdong, XCMG Project Manager, “in the past five years, our research teams have designed machinery and equipment in accordance with our customers’ practical needs through consulting with the clients and have developed large-scaled mobile hoisting equipment sets to modify and change the traditional lifting operations substantially and push forward the technical progress in the industry.”

For example, XGC88000 crawler crane, which has achieved maximum lifting capacity of 88,000 tons/meter and hoisting load of 3,600 tons, can shorten the construction period significantly from four to six months down to a few hours while guaranteeing both the quality and safety of the construction.

XCMG is leading the construction and mining equipment industry with high-end construction machinery technology and products while also exploring new designs that focus on environmental preservation and renewable resources. In October, 2015, XCMG Research Institute won the prestigious Red Dot Award for Design Concept with the innovative design of a powder engine, an environmental friendly concept that utilizes waste products and renewable resources, burning powder completely and only producing carbon dioxide and water during the combustion process.

“XCMG’s strong research and development ability is the key to our global success as a leader in construction machinery, it’s also our responsibility to support advanced ideas that are essential to building a better future,” Wang Min, president of XCMG, said.

For more information, please visit: www.xcmg.com, or XCMG pages on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

 

La plate-forme novatrice « LiveMD » révolutionne les prestations de soins de santé dans des pays où l’accès à l’expertise médicale est sérieusement limité ou excessivement cher

Désormais, les patients sur l’ensemble de l’Afrique, de l’Asie, du Moyen-Orient et de l’Amérique du Sud peuvent consulter des médecins agréés par téléphone, vidéo ou texte de manière abordable et immédiate : depuis le confort de leur propre maison ou bureau.

ATLANTA, 13 janvier 2016 / PRNewswire — Pour la première fois, des patients dans les pays en développement peuvent rechercher et recevoir des soins hautement spécialisés et experts de médecins agréés autour du monde, par téléphone, vidéo ou texte grâce à la technologie novatrice de la plate-forme LiveMD basée sur le web. Les patients peuvent utiliser le site (www.mylivemd.com) pour y rechercher des médecins par spécialité, qualification, langue, évaluation des patients et localisation. Ils peuvent ensuite communiquer directement avec ces médecins pour un honoraire symbolique.

Des patients dans des pays en développement comme le Nigéria, le Kenya et l’Inde doivent habituellement voyager pendant des heures pour parvenir à un hôpital ou en clinique, même s’il ne s’agit pas d’urgences mettant leur vie en danger. Une fois arrivés, il leur faut encore attendre des heures pour simplement parler à un médecin pendant quelques brèves minutes, avec un coût très élevé pour une telle consultation. Toutefois, avec LiveMD, il leur est commode de parler à un médecin agréé, qualifié et qui leur accorde toute son attention. En outre, les patients peuvent faire ceci à n’importe quelle heure depuis le confort de leur maison ou de leur bureau au moyen d’un téléphone ou d’un ordinateur. Comme l’explique Emeka Okwara, fondateur et PDG de LiveMD, « Un patient à Lagos au Nigéria peut parler à un cardiologue aux États-Unis pour le même montant qu’il dépenserait pour une assiette de riz. »

La communication entre médecins et patients peut se faire par téléphone, conversation vidéo ou texte, ou bien le patient peut programmer un rendez-vous face à face si c’est préférable. LiveMD connecte patients et médecins des États-Unis, du Royaume-Uni ou d’autres parties du monde sans imposer de frais prohibitifs d’appels à longue distance. La plate-forme de LiveMD est entièrement positionnée pour prendre en charge tous les pays, tous les fuseaux horaires et toutes les devises. Le règlement des médecins peut se traiter de façon sûre et instantanée via PayPal avec l’ensemble des principales cartes de crédit dans plus de 200 pays, dont les nations en développement. L’information des patients est tout aussi bien conservée grâce à de robustes protocoles de sûreté assurant une conformité complète aux réglementations dans le cadre de la HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Loi sur la portabilité et la responsabilité de l’assurance maladie).

Okwara, cadre accompli en technologie, a consacré près de deux décennies aux États-Unis à diriger la fourniture d’initiatives technologiques de classe mondiale et de plusieurs millions de dollars pour des sociétés comme IBM, AT&T et Delta Airlines. Mais pour lui, le lancement de LiveMD repose également sur une passion personnelle d’une redistribution aux communautés dans le besoin. « J’ai grandi au Nigéria, » explique-t-il, « et en vivant aux États-Unis, j’ai apporté une contribution significative à diverses industries, dont les télécommunications, les soins de santé et la technologie informatique. Ma mission est maintenant de veiller à ce que les gens qui vivent en Afrique et dans d’autres pays en développement aient accès eux aussi à des soins de santé à la pointe du progrès. »

LiveMD a son siège à Atlanta en Géorgie aux États-Unis, mais elle est au service de patients dans les pays en développement. Les médecins agréés souhaitant rejoindre le LiveMD Global Medical Provider Network (Réseau mondial LiveMD de dispensateurs de soins médicaux) et proposer des services de consultation médicale aux patients peuvent soumettre leurs candidatures sur le site web de LiveMD (www.mylivemd.com).

CONTACT : Emeka Okwara, press@mylivemd.com

Frost & Sullivan Applauds MEDITECH as Provider of Best-in-class Healthcare Informatics Products in Sub-Saharan Africa

The interoperability of MEDITECH’s electronic health record (EHR) platform offers significant value

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Jan. 13, 2016 / PRNewswire — Based on its recent analysis of the healthcare informatics product market, Frost & Sullivan recognises MEDITECH with the 2015 Sub-Saharan Africa Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership. MEDITECH has established its dominance in Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA’s) connected healthcare space by rolling out its comprehensive, interoperable electronic health record (EHR) platform. The company’s ability to tailor its products to address the region’s infrastructure and resource challenges has won it a wide customer base and significant annual growth rates. Importantly, its products have positioned SSA to better combat non-communicable diseases, enabled medical practitioners to deliver higher quality service to patients and facilitated improved communication between healthcare entities.

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MEDITECH started operations in South Africa in 1983 and has since been perfecting its range of medical software solutions, designed specifically for the regional connected healthcare industry. Its popularity with medical practitioners is driven by the fact that it caters to healthcare facilities of every size and type, ranging from small day clinics to large hospitals.

“MEDITECH’s flagship solution consists of a high quality EHR platform with more than 40 administrative, clinical and managerial operating modules; a wider range of modules when compared to most of its competitors. This enables superior service in terms of tracking and monitoring of patients across the entire healthcare spectrum,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Associate Stephanie Craig. “For example, the company developed HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis workflows, especially for clinics and treatment centres in South Africa, and ensures all its systems comply with country-specific financial requirements.”

MEDITECH’s platform tackles the interoperability challenge in SSA by seamlessly integrating data, people, and devices both vertically across healthcare tiers, as well as horizontally within organizations. The product can be integrated into the existing healthcare informatics infrastructure in bigger hospitals to facilitate access to patient records between institutions and avoid expensive repeats of medical tests. This has the potential to revolutionise the healthcare industry in SSA by effectively screening patients at the primary healthcare level and only sending those who need further assistance to secondary or tertiary healthcare facilitates. MEDITECH is making concerted efforts to move the system away from a proprietary-based database solution, and is in the process of adapting the product to a web-based, open standard accessible via browser based mobile technologies.

The company’s all-inclusive EHR platform provides essential administrative software, which forms the backbone of any organisation. Such modules assist with patient registration and scheduling, the ordering of medical consumables, and the production of medical records. It also features financial modules and corporate management software, enables cost accounting, data repository, human resource planning, revenue cycle, and supply chain management. Additionally, the clinical modules facilitate operations in different units and include a physician care management system, the nursing patient care system, the emergency department, the oncology unit, the operating room, the laboratory, and the radiology department. Finally there are the specialised application modules, which are used in mental, behavioural, and long-term healthcare work

“MEDITECH has also adapted its products to accommodate the limited infrastructure in SSA, particularly in terms of the low levels of Internet connectivity,” notes Craig. “In Botswana, where MEDITECH services medical outposts in very rural and remote areas, it works with the Ministry of Health to develop simplified versions of its electronic healthcare platform. These products can operate offline, and sync to the main database in Gaborone every few days. MEDITECH has achieved significant success in Botswana – the first country in Africa to have its entire public healthcare service sector running on one, integrated patient record. Ultimately, the best-in-class MEDITECH EHR has the potential to revolutionise healthcare in SSA and looks set to strengthen the region’s ability to combat its disease burden.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed a product with innovative features and functionality, gaining rapid acceptance in the market. The award recognizes the quality of the solution and the customer value enhancements it enables.

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About MEDITECH

MEDITECH Trusted Healthcare Solutions – We strive to be the preferred business partner in delivering effective long-term Healthcare Information System Software, Solutions and Services.

After 45 years of success, we’re excited about moving on to the next chapter. Our future is firmly rooted in emerging healthcare models, streamlined services and development methodologies, and our Web EHR that’s going to change everything.

Working ahead of the curve is part of our identity. And we understand that rapid changes in our industry are spurring organizations to transform processes and reexamine how they deliver care. That’s why we’ve redefined what an EHR can do for your patients and your productivity.

Our sophisticated solutions support evidence-based, informed decision making across the continuum. You get the data you need, automatically pushed forward to you on a single, easy-to-use, personalized screen. Access information anywhere, anytime from any web-enabled device.

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MEDITECH will work with you from day one, to ensure that you have all the functionality, resources, and support necessary to meet your organization’s goals—now and for the future.

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Innovative “LiveMD” Platform Revolutionizes Health Care Delivery in Countries Where Access To Expert Doctors is Severely Limited & Overpriced

Now patients across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America can consult licensed physicians by phone, video or text affordably and immediately – from the comfort of their own home or office.

ATLANTA, Jan. 13, 2016 / PRNewswire — For the first time, patients in developing countries can search for and receive expert, highly-specialized care from licensed doctors around the world, by phone, video or text using the innovative Web-based LiveMD platform. Patients can use the site (www.mylivemd.com) to search for doctors by specialty, qualification, language, patient ratings, and location. Then they can communicate directly with those doctors for a nominal fee.

Patients in developing countries like Nigeria, Kenya, and India routinely have to travel hours to a hospital or clinic, even for a non-life threatening emergency. Once they arrive they still have to wait for hours, just to talk to a doctor for a few brief minutes, and they pay a very high cost for that consultation. But with LiveMD, they can conveniently speak to a licensed, qualified doctor who gives them their full attention. Plus patients can do it at any time, from the comfort of their home or office, using a phone or computer. As Emeka Okwara, Founder and CEO of LiveMD, explains, “A patient in Lagos, Nigeria can talk to a cardiologist in the United States for the same amount they will spend on a plate of rice.”

Communication between doctors and patients can be done by phone, video chat, or text, or the patient can schedule a face-to-face appointment if that is preferable. LiveMD connects patients with doctors from the USA, UK, and other parts of the world without incurring any prohibitive long distance charges, and the entire LiveMD platform is localized to support all countries, time zones, and currencies. Payments to doctors can be processed safely and instantly via PayPal with all major credit cards, in more than 200 countries, including developing nations. All patient information is also carefully guarded with robust security protocols to ensure full compliance with HIPAA regulations.

Okwara, an accomplished technology executive, has spent almost two decades in the United States leading the delivery of world-class, multi-million dollar tech initiatives for companies including IBM, AT&T, and Delta Airlines. But to him the launch of LiveMD is also based on a personal passion to give back to communities in need. “I was raised in Nigeria,” he says, “and while living in the USA I have made significant contributions in industries including telecommunications, health care, and computer technology. Now my mission is to ensure that people living in Africa and other developing countries also have access to the best, state-of-the-art health care.”

LiveMD is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA but serves patients in developing countries. Licensed doctors wishing to join the LiveMD Global Medical Provider Network and offer medical consultation services to patients may submit applications at the LiveMD Website (www.mylivemd.com).