MedeFile Touts Benefits of Internet-Enabled Health Records

MedeFile may have an uphill battle on their hands.

The Boca Raton company wants to convince Americans to put their health records on the internet. With so much hacking and data loss going on, it will be a tough sell. The company thinks they can do it, though, and they are set to start an extensive – and probably expensive campaign to convince Americans that it is a good idea and that their information is safe.

Starting this month and continuing through July 2012, MedeFile International, Internet-enabled Personal Health Record management company, begins airing 60-second infomercials, and four different six-minute interviews with MedeFile’s Chairman, President and CEO Kevin Hauser.

Their aim is to promote mass market awareness of MedeFile and educate American consumers on the need for and many benefits of MedeFile’s personal health record solutions.

“New to the Street,” featuring MedeFile, will be produced and broadcast by FMW Media Works Corp., an affiliate of Inawa Corp. The televised spots will air 1,000 times or more, over the contracted one-year period on  cable TV networks, ION and FOX, and possibly on ABC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC in these metro markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco/San Jose, Atlanta, Washington and Houston.

“The time has come to begin pro-actively generating mass consumer awareness of and appreciation for MedeFile’s personal health record management solutions and the many key differentials that makes MedeFile the ‘must have’ iPHR for consumers of all ages,” stated Hauser.

The media is fraught with coverage relating to the loss of medical records following recent natural disasters, fire, theft, and the closing of physician offices — among other causes, serving to emphasize the already pronounced need for individuals to take responsibility for the control and protection of their family’s medical records and vital health information. Moreover, adoption of electronic personal health records has won the support and advocacy of the White House, federal and state government agencies, numerous leading insurance carriers and major medical associations. Nonetheless, consumer adoption of PHRs, generally speaking, has been slow.

“MedeFile has spent nearly a decade developing, enhancing and scaling what we believe is the most secure, patient-centric and intuitive PHR platform on the market. When building MedeFile, we not only factored all required aspects of what should comprise a perfect PHR, but we also factored human nature and the logical barriers to mass PHR adoption,” continued Hauser. “Foremost was the fact that collecting actual medical records from all of one’s care providers, i.e. physicians, specialists, dentists, labs, etc., is a time-consuming and frustrating process for anyone endeavoring to create their own PHR, much less dealing with the added difficulty of digitizing and/or storing the records somewhere safe. Recognizing that most people will simply not do this — until they are confronted with a medical crisis that requires it — it is no surprise that few, if any, competitive PHR solutions on the market have achieved any meaningful market traction.”

“Through this year-long televised advertising campaign, we intend to reach and convince millions of Americans that by subscribing to MedeFile’s monthly premium service, they will join the growing legion of consumers who now enjoy the peace of mind that comes from having a comprehensive, secure electronic personal health record without all the headaches of building and maintaining it themselves,” concluded Hauser.

Johnson, Morgan & White Adds Jobs For Economic Recovery

Recovery firm Johnson, Morgan & White (JMW) has had a record year with collections up 15%. The company, based in Boca Raton, Florida, is hiring more employees to cope with the increasing number of new clients they are representing as well as new placements by existing clients. JMW specializes in business to business debt recovery, working with clients who are owed money from their customers but who are often desirous of remaining on good terms with them once the matters have been resolved.

Citing the economic downturn and slow recovery, Johnson, Morgan & White CEO and President Robert G. Cooper says that with the recovery and the new tax year, more businesses and their debtors are finding it possible to begin recovering from losses and begin paying down debt.

“Many consumers and small businesses who’ve had financial troubles are beginning to see better times,” Cooper says. “With that comes the renewed ability and interest in reconciling bad debt and re-establishing business relationships with partners and suppliers. We’ve seen a lot of new clients coming to us with hopes of rebuilding those relationships and recovering their losses due to these defaults from their customers. So many, in fact, that we’re hiring new employees and specialists in the corporate debt recovery field to handle the influx.”

The new jobs being added are at every level in the company’s business of debt recovery, including investigations, forensic accounting, surveillance, records researchers, and more. The two-pronged focus at Johnson, Morgan & White is to thoroughly investigate and recover its clients’ assets while safeguarding customer and business relations for that client.

“This requires a deft touch,” says Cooper, “but it’s been our specialty and it’s why we do so well. Our clients are happy to recommend us to their associates in need of our services.”

Johnson, Morgan & White has extensive expertise in corporate debt recovery. The firm is one of the leading businesses and forensic collection companies in the world. JMW is a certified and bonded business to business collection company with the goal of recovering debts while protecting clients’ customer relationships. Various investigation techniques are employed to legally investigate and track corporate debtor’s money activity, including digital and public file investigations.

Boca Raton Company, New World Gold To Complete Mill Upgrades

New World Gold Corporation, based in Boca Raton, is preparing to upgrade its mills. Mill capacity is to increase from 40 tons per day to 150 tons per day. Once completed, the Company says the upgrades are expected to increase production to more than 100 ounces of gold each day.

The company arranged $500,000 in finance, at 9% interest. The arrangement pays back the money over 3 years.

With its own operating mills, the Company plans to process its own reserves, and also purchase and process ore from other mines, to generate secondary cash flow. Concurrently, the company will continue to expand its own reserves through development work on existing leases.

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New World Gold, Boca Raton

The $500,000 financing that funds the upgrade is to be paid back over three years, at 9% interest.

The company has mines in Montana and Colorado and will need to hire additional staff.

In October last year, the company predicted that, as additional leases entered production, and secondary veins were tapped, production could reach 23 to 25 ounces of gold per day by mid 2011. In October, gold was trading at around $1,300 per ounce and the company said this made production much more viable. At over $1,500 per ounce today, the company has a much needed boost.

New World Gold Corporation trades in the United States on the NQB Pink Sheets under the symbol “NWGC”. Visit the website www.newworldgoldcorp.com for more information.

Airspan Networks and Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative Announce $19 Million Contract for Next-Generation Broadband Depl

Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative is to use Airspan 4G equipment to deploy broadband wireless access networks in southern Virginia, USA.

Airspan, based in Boca Raton, is a 4G wireless solution provider, trading on the Pinksheets (PINKSHEETS: AIRO). Airspan has customers throughout the US and in over 100 countries. ( see the Airspan website www.airspan.com )

The Telephone Cooperative will use two infrastructure grants it received, to deliver wireless broadband Internet access to residents and businesses in fifteen counties in south central Virginia. The grants include a government Broadband Stimulus award of $18.9 million dollars by the United States Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and a $3.9 million dollar grant from Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission.

The project will provide 100 per cent coverage of residents and businesses in the Federal Communications Commission licensed serving area, offering a minimum of 1.5 Mbps (megabits per second) of service and up to 10 Mbps. The primary deployment phase will be completed within 12 months and has a projected subscriber base of upward of 30,000 customers within five years. Availability of access to broadband connectivity is one of the key elements for economic growth in the region. In addition, by creating this new business division, BIT will create 64 direct new jobs — mostly in Mecklenburg and Brunswick Counties.

Built with Airspan’s reputable product offering, the network consists of Airspan’s Air4G base station, a compact, all-outdoor, Macro unit. The network is also supplemented for in-fill coverage with AirSynergy, a Pico base station with integrated backhaul. This next-generation dual-band network operates in both 700 megahertz (MHz) and 3.65 gigahertz (GHz) frequency bands. Due to its natural propagation characteristics, the 700 MHz product allows for optimum coverage and range, requiring fewer base stations and minimizing deployment costs.

“We are very excited to bring Airspan’s advanced technology to our region and service community,” commented Mickey L. Sims, General Manager at BIT. “With the support of the ARRA and Virginia Tobacco Commission funding programs, we have a vision of increasing broadband services in these underserved markets, reaching a previously unreachable population and allowing further expansion into rural Virginia. The speed-to-market enabled by Airspan not only supports the government’s stimulus goals but will also assist us in achieving our business model objectives and providing broadband for everyone. BIT expects to be substantially built out by late March, 2012.”

With over 50 years of experience, BIT has continued to serve south central Virginia with telephone services, Internet access, and retail computer sales, repair and services along with the Cooperative’s well-known regional telephone directory. The company applied for Broadband Stimulus funds in 2009 in order to widely expand their service offerings to rural and underserved areas of the region.

“Airspan is very excited to work with BIT to bring broadband services to Virginia residents,” commented Amit Ancikovsky, President of Products and Sales at Airspan Networks. “Airspan is able to provide BIT with a turnkey solution that is quick-to-deploy, cost effective and will maximize the network’s return on investment.”

Airspan products provide 4G WiMAX and LTE solutions operating in the 700 MHz up to 5.9 GHz bands.

The Holocaust as Seen Through the Eyes of Students at Park Vista High School

The Holocaust and other tragedies in history may seem unimaginable to today’s youth. But Park Vista High School came up with an innovative and stimulating program to bring awareness of these atrocities to students that also translated into relevant issues facing teens today. For three months, they have studied the White Rose resistance movement, when a group of courageous college students almost their own age from Munich were the first to stir up the ranks of Hitler’s Nazis during l942-3. Students honored those who lived and died during that time on Holocaust Remembrance Day last month when they wore white roses, most probably a symbol of peace and purity. Donations from the effort were sent to the Save Darfur Coalition.

Mr. Moskovic from Hobe Sound was l3 years old when he was taken by the Nazis and when he was released in l945, was the only surviving member of his family. He escaped death three times from nothing short of miracles. His goal in sharing with students is “to keep the memory alive and to help our youth carry the truth in the future so people don’t forget.”  Students also shared how they have grown from the project, similar to PSAs, and posters which are part of a large quilt that covers a wall in the main cafeteria.

The White Rose program at Park Vista was made possible through a grant provided by LEAH, the League for Educational Awareness for the Holocaust based in Boca Raton, an organization that educates and advocates about the Holocaust and other genocides. It seeks to engage teachers in inspiring and motivating students to actively contribute to a kinder, more compassionate world.  To date, LEAH has funded more than 300 education grant awards which have touched the lives of 36,000 students in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.

The White Rose group are most well-known for their leafleting and a secret organization started by Sophie and Hans Scholl of which several award-winning movies, documentaries, books and plays have been made. All seven members were convicted of treason and beheaded at a very young age.

Media Specialist and coordinator of the school-wide program, Brigitta McTigue, spent her early years growing up in Munich, Germany where Sophie and her brother Hans Scholl and the White Rose students were considered heroes.

“Our l6 and l7 year olds need to know this, so that they learn how to deal with prejudice, bigotry, bullying, and other human rights issues they face today. We hope this program has given them some tools to become more tolerant in their daily lives and to find healthy ways to stand up to hurtful and cruel actions done to other people merely because of differences.”

Also collaborating and working together on the project was Sue Mehok, English teacher, as well as reading and social studies classes. Activities included reading chapters or books about the White Rose movement and watching the film “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days.”

“As we teach students about the Holocaust, and other examples of genocide such as Darfur, Rwanda and Bosnia we are in a very real way repairing the world,” said Amanda McGee, executive director of LEAH. “They are taking the lessons that happened in the Holocaust of these very brave young people in the White Rose movement so that they can hopefully become better human beings.”

Educational programs such as these are designed to help children learn about time periods and events that may seem incomprehensible to them.

“They have no concept of what freedom is, because they have it,” said Ms. Mehok.

While many schools offer only a few paragraphs in their history books about the Holocaust, Park Vista High School has a dedicated program, under the leadership of Eileen Shapiro who heads up Holocaust Studies for the school district of Palm Beach County. It was at her suggestion that McTigue applied for the grant from LEAH.

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