Monthly Archives: October 2020

OA Journals Launch Initiatives for Health & Tech University Students

Partners in Digital Health (PDH), publishers of Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) and Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT) gold open access journals has launched its new University Council Initiative. The program is intended for university departments in engineering, computer science, health informatics, health policy, medicine, blockchain technology and telehealth.

Many university programs require students to publish papers in peer review journals. Academia is the ultimate incubator for innovation and pioneering discovery. PDH would like to assist stimulating and amplifying the academic experience through its journal portfolio. BHTY is the world’s first peer reviewed journal amplifying and disseminating distributed ledger technology research and innovations in the healthcare sector. TMT is a leading open access journal examining the value of telehealth and clinical automation from medical, technical, policy, economic and strategic perspectives. Both journals time stamp research articles on the blockchain and authors are given a custom dashboard to enhance research collaboration and citations.

The University Council Initiative includes university faculty participation creating a academic review board where manuscripts submitted by students are reviewed and if accepted, published in the journals – qualifying for the annual Editor’s Choice award, webinar, or published interview, press release, social media promotion and creation of a journal university chapter. The journals will provide a capped and significantly reduced APC for an unlimited number of accepted papers. Peer review will be rigorous. Journals must be included in the university e-Journal database (there is no subscription fee).

Additionally, the journals host the annual global ConVerge2Xcelerate (#ConV2X) 2020 conference. The theme this year is “US-World Health Transformation.” Teladoc Health and McKinsey & Company will be giving keynote addresses on Day 1, November 10, 2020. The event includes multinational executives, pioneers and leading academics transforming healthcare around the globe. The conference is free to registrants this year. Students are encouraged to participate. For agenda details and world renowned speakers, visit https://conv2x-2020.eventcreate.com/

Finally, BHTY will be publishing manuscripts accepted by the Technology Innovate challenge. This initiative promotes novel innovations in effort to accelerate change in the healthcare industry. The competition invites evidence based submissions of original research focused on distributed ledger technologies that transform and disrupt ecosystem inefficiency to tackle societal issues impacting health. Technology Innovate was created to nurture and groom innovators, researchers in the sector. Submissions can include new blockchain architectures and applications for a trusted and personalized approach to medicine in health systems around the globe. Six evaluators will review manuscripts to determine eligibility for publication in a Special Issue of Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY). Competition evaluator Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes, MD, MBA stated “telemedicine and blockchain are two key drivers of healthcare transformation in the digital era. Through knowledge sharing, education and promoting innovation we can all contribute to redesigning and reshaping the healthcare system of the future. It is my distinct honor to participate as a judge in this contest as I believe in supporting innovation and creativity that can optimize global health.”

For details including awards, visit Technology Innovate at
https://www.technologyinnovate.com/index or email info@technologyinnovate.com

About
Converge2Xcelerate (ConV2X) challenges audiences to demonstrate the viability and economic impact of blockchain technology, telehealth, and edge technologies in the healthcare sector. Top world authorities share business cases, pilots, and scaled use scenarios where outcomes and business models are assessed. Curated and produced by Partners in Digital Health (PDH), the portfolio also publishes the open access peer reviewed journals Blockchain in Healthcare Today and Telehealth and Medicine Today. The portfolio converges leading multidisciplinary stakeholders around the globe to accelerate healthcare transformation and better outcomes for health consumers worldwide, bringing trust, transparency, and truth to its audience.

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Tory Cenaj
Partners in Digital Health
t.cenaj@partnersindigitalhealth.com
(203) 243-3063

The Economist Group and examPAL collaborate to enhance GMAT Tutor and GRE Tutor test prep products

The Group’s educational products offer new features aimed to equip students with a custom approach to learning

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- October 15th, 2020 – Today The Economist Group announced new improved features to its GMAT and GRE test-prep products to help students on their journey to academic success.

The new and improved GMAT and GRE test prep products, reimagined in collaboration with examPAL, a pioneering online education provider, will provide students with advanced ways to prepare for admission tests through the online tutor software, tutoring service, and associated technical and customer support. The “PAL” methodology – Precise, Alternative, Logical – teaches students how to solve any question in one of three ways, and the training system, the PALgorithm, uses “PAL” to improve students’ cognitive flexibility. This innovative approach allows the system to predict the best way for the user to solve each question as opposed to “one-size-fits-all” solutions provided by a book or a tutor.

Siriliya Nawalkar, Director Product Portfolio at The Economist Group said: “The current climate accelerated the shift to online tests and online preparation, which encouraged us to enhance even further the capabilities of our educational products to meet the ever-changing demands of our students. This is why, we are pleased to be partnering with examPAL to build upon the success of our educational products and take the combined offer to the next level in the test prep market.”

Over the last 20 years, The Economist Group’s educational products, including The Economist GMAT Tutor and The Economist GRE Tutor have played a key role in supporting students across the globe. The collaboration with examPAL reaffirms the Group renewed focus in the education sector and unique position as one of the market leaders for GMAT and GRE test prep.

“We are very excited to be working with a partner with the brand recognition and global reach of The Economist, who have been helping students prepare for their masters and PhD degrees for many years,” says Oren Jackman, CEO and co-founder of examPAL. “We wanted to work with a brand who had a true affinity for both business and academia and The Economist, with its trusted voice and opinion, is the perfect fit. We look forward to combining examPAL’s and The Economist’s knowledge and expertise to provide market-leading, interactive, entertaining—and personalised—experiences that you would expect from online education companies in 2020.”

About The Economist Group
The Economist Group is built on high-quality, independent analysis which runs through all of its businesses. Based in London and serving a global readership and client base, the group publishes print and digital products, produces global events, and offers a range of subscription and other services for clients and readers. Its flagship businesses include The Economist newspaper, and research and analysis division The Economist Intelligence Unit.

Its education activities include the GMAT and GRE teach and test platforms, the Which MBA rankings and The Economist Education Foundation, a charitable trust.

About examPAL
examPAL was created with the combined talents of over 100 professionals from multiple industries, including educators, test-prep experts, data scientists, designers and software developers. examPAL has received multiple industry awards and recognition, including being an SXSWEdu and Microsoft Innovate.AI finalist (chosen with 8 other AI companies out of 117) and winning the Google-sponsored DLD Innovation award and the GESA (Global Edtech Startup Award) local bronze. examPAL’s ACT and SAT online test prep courses will soon join its GMAT and GRE courses, which have helped over 200,000 students from 180 countries on their way to their Master’s and PhDs. examPAL students have awarded it 5 stars on Trustpilot.

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Tom Bath
tombath@economist.com
+44 (771) 599-0428

MyCollegeDoctor.com is Changing the Telemedicine Industry for Students

Colleges and universities looking for telemedicine/telehealth services for students and employees are applauding the launch of mycollegedoctor.com.

The service launched an organized campaign this week to reach 500 campuses by the end of the year, according to Larry Peterson, co-founder.

This new telehealth service is nationwide and offers 24/7 access to board certified physicians for person-to-person consultation within 15 minutes of being requested.

In addition, almost any medication needed from the consultation can be obtained for no additional cost at over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide when prescribed by its physicians. Members are given a coupon over their smartphone to present to their pharmacy for prescription pickup.

As part of membership, mycollegedoctor.com also offers mental health services 24/7 and lifestyle coaching for improving the mind, body, and soul.

The business was started after co-founder Larry Sheffield’s son was diagnosed with Meningitis during his freshman year of college, and he struggled to find real-time resources to consult with a physician during the weekend. “As most colleges have limited hours and access to student health, the necessary resources were not available when we needed it most,” Sheffield said. “With mycollegedoctor.com you have access to a doctor’s opinion any time you need it.”

“We tailored a college-driven program with two clicks on a smart phone to access 75% of what college students might need during their enrollment,” says Sheffield.

“Telehealth, mental health, anxiety, addiction, relationship issues, dermatology . . . You name it, we cover it,” states Sheffield.

UNLV, Washington University, and Neumann University have all deployed Telehealth services as part of their student health coverage during 2020. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed healthcare inequities while speeding up a future in which better care can be more accessible. College students may not have access to transportation or want to go to a student health center during these times, but all students have a smartphone. With My College Doctor, that’s all they need to connect with a healthcare professional.

The service is a subsidiary of Advanced Health Strategies of Phoenix, Arizona.
For more information contact: info@mycollegedoctor.com or call Tara in Administrative Support at 602-568-8550.

More information can be found at www.mycollegedoctor.com.

ABOUT MY COLLEGE DOCTOR, LLC
mycollegedoctor.com is a nationwide telemedicine health service for college and university students and faculty located in Phoenix, AZ. Offering Telemedicine consolation with board certified doctors, pharmacy services, mental health services, and lifestyle coaching services. Products and services are tailored for college students.

ABOUT ADVANCED HEALTH STRATEGIES, LLC
Advanced Health Strategies is a company that targets affordable health care platforms, innovations, options and services to businesses and organizations. We provide real doctors in real time with real benefits to our members through a variety of innovative healthcare solutions. In a changing world, we provide affordable access to quality healthcare services for all. For information see www.advancedhealthstrategies.com.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Accepting Applications for Graduate Research Grants and Dissertation Fellowship Awards

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi– the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society– is currently accepting applications for its Graduate Research Grant and Dissertation Fellowship Award.

Introduced in 2018 as a pilot program, the Graduate Research Grant will provide up to $1,500 to 20 eligible members who are enrolled in a graduate program. These grants provide funding for research in support of career development opportunities. For full eligibility requirements, visit www.phikappaphi.org/graduateresearch.

Ten Dissertation Fellowships of $10,000 each will be awarded to eligible members in the dissertation writing stage of their doctoral study. For full eligibility requirements, visit www.phikappaphi.org/dissertation.

Since 1932, Phi Kappa Phi’s awards program has recognized members and students on its chapter campuses for outstanding academic achievement. Each year $1 million is awarded through programs that last year recognized more than 350 individuals.

About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 325 select colleges and universities in the United States and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.

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Alyssa Perez
Communications Director
aperez@phikappaphi.org
(225) 923-7777

Rockwell Automation Announces Winners of Virtual 24toCode Hackathon with Cisco

Tech, software and programming teams create solutions for real-world business challenges

MILWAUKEE October 1, 2020 – Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, announced today the winners of its 24toCode hackathon, the first virtual contest of its kind honoring tech wizards for creative business solutions.

The hackathon event, held from September 17-19, and in partnership with Cisco, provided a virtual forum for technology, software coding and programming teams globally to apply their problem-solving skills to real-world challenges that affect the industrial software and automation industry.

“At Rockwell Automation, we promote a learn-by-doing culture. We know that innovation results from the collaboration of different voices exchanging and cultivating new ideas,” said Chris Nardecchia, senior vice president of information technology and chief information officer at Rockwell Automation. “It is wonderful to see a group of people from diverse backgrounds and geographies come together to solve real-world business problems, by combining human ingenuity with machine and operations data.”

Teams developed solutions for one of four business challenges in the categories of manufacturing optimization, sustainability, visual system modernization and dynamic filtering.

“In this new working environment, it is all about disrupting. It is no longer about thinking outside the box; there is no box. We must throw out everything we know and get to work finding new ways to fix things in our world,” said Ruba Borno, senior vice president and general manager, Global CX Centers at Cisco. “The spirit of innovation and intellectual curiosity is at the core of 24toCode, and we are proud to be part of it.”

A total of $10,000 was awarded to winners with prize money split equally among team members. The 24toCode winning teams and their projects:

First place ($4,000 prize)
Team: NoNameJustCode
Team Members: Thomas Keller (Germany), Christian Renner (Germany), Stefan Schotte (France) and Sven Thiel (Germany)
Solution for dynamic filtering: The team developed code that collects data in real-time from all points on a plant floor and transmits it into the cloud as fast as possible. Plant engineers can then identify issues at all stages of manufacturing and what devices caused them to mitigate further disruption to operations.

Second place ($3,000 prize)
Team: Death Star Contractors
Team Members: Shahid Anchummal, Eiven Wong and Manju Venugopal (Singapore)
Solution for visual system modernization: Members created a visualization tool that helps customers understand the compatibility of their current systems. The dashboard shows where a customer’s equipment is in its lifecycle and produces recommendations for new solutions and products.

Third place ($2,000 prize)
Team: Rockwell Imachination
Team Members: Meiling He, Xiangyong Luo, Gino Maulini and Simon J. Vancina (United States)
Solution for manufacturing optimization: The team designed an automated daily employee staffing assignment schedule for manufacturing facilities. The innovative approach automates the time-consuming manual planning process leading to greater productivity and output

Honorable mention ($1,000 prize)
Team: CRON
Team Members: Julian Singkham, Aqeel Al Shafei, Noah Kennedy and Isaiah Rondeau (United States)
Solution for dynamic filtering: The team developed a way of identifying anomalies in the manufacturing process. The team demonstrated success in transmitting data into the cloud for real-time use. The programming allowed the team to identify and mitigate disruption to manufacturing operations.

Fifty-two teams participated in 24toCode, with more than 200 participants from every region of the world, including innovators from Australia, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland and the United Kingdom.

This diverse set of participants ranged from high school and college students to experienced professionals and from a variety of backgrounds. Engineers, developers, software engineers and students engaged with Rockwell Automation subject matter experts over the two-day event to solve real-world problems relating to OT/IT convergence, sustainability, manufacturing scheduling, system compatibility and migration.

Rockwell Automation’s 24toCode first launched in in 2019 in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, with a subsequent event in Milwaukee. This year’s virtual format allowed for a global participant base.

As the world of connected devices continues to boom, Rockwell Automation remains committed to working with talented individuals through innovative events like 24toCode to further expand what is possible and to make the world more productive and more sustainable.

About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 23,000 problem solvers dedicated to our customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more about how we are bringing The Connected Enterprise to life across industrial enterprises, visit www.rockwellautomation.com

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Kolve Byrd
Global External Communications
+1 414-553-4661
KAByrd@ra.rockwell.com