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Curaspan Publishes Research on the Importance of Well Managed, Effective Care Transitions

Key challenges revolve around managing high-risk, high-cost patients within value-based purchasing models

NEWTON, Mass. — Curaspan, the leading provider of patient transition solutions released a white paper highlighting the importance of care transitions as the healthcare industry shifts towards value-based care. The paper, titled “Care Transitions: The Bridge to Success in Emerging Models of Care” makes the case for effective and efficient transitions across the continuum of care.

“Everyone who has visited a hospital has experienced a care transition,” said Tom Ferry, Chief Executive Officer, President and co-founder of Curaspan. “The universal nature of this process combined with a lack of industry standardization indicates a clear need for technology that compliments all electronic health records, supports efficient clinical workflows, reduces process variation and measures outcomes.”

Pairing industry facts with market expertise, Curaspan’s research highlights why effective management of care transitions is critical to the success of a healthcare organization and offers information about parties involved in the care transition process, the inherent complexity of care transitions and insights on how organizations can improve their approach to this critical aspect of the healthcare continuum.

The paper asserts that care transitions tend to “parallel transitions in health status,” meaning the sicker a patient is the more he or she will utilize the healthcare system and the more transitions he or she will experience. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in four adults has multiple chronic care conditions costing the health system as much as seven times that of a patient with one chronic condition – this example speaks to the vital importance of efficient and effective healthcare transitions.

“Consumers and providers of healthcare cannot understate the importance of successful technology that helps to address the gaps and barriers in our system that contribute to poor transitions for patients moving from setting to setting,” stated Cheri Lattimer, Executive Director of the National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC), an organization dedicated to removing the gaps that occur when patients leave one care setting and move to another. “Curaspan’s white paper is an excellent resource for any organization looking to better manage this critical part of the healthcare process.”

About Curaspan
Curaspan’s best-in-breed point solutions automate transitions of care workflows to create efficiencies, reduce process variation and optimize collaboration during the patient-transition process. With a secure platform for coordination between providers and the analytics necessary to optimize performance, Curaspan’s solutions are the foundation for initiatives like ACOs, HIEs, value-based purchasing and other evolving models of care and reimbursement. Curaspan headquarters are in Newton, Mass. For more information, please visit Curaspan.com and follow@Curaspan on Twitter.

About the National Transition of Care Coalition
The National Transitions of Care Coalition is a 501(c)(4) dedicated to addressing a serious U.S. healthcare issue: filling the gaps that occur when patients leave one care setting and move to another care setting. These transitions include patients moving from primary care to specialty physicians; moving or transferring patients from the emergency department to intensive care or surgery; or when patients are discharged from the hospital to home, assisted living arrangements, or skilled nursing facilities. Working in conjunction with 450 Associate Member organizations and over 5,000 individual professional subscribers, NTOCC has developed tools and resources made available to everyone in the healthcare industry including providers, payors, patients and consumers. For more information, visit http://www.NTOCC.org and follow the Coalition on Twitter @NTOCC.

Curaspan Publishes Research on the Importance of Well Managed, Effective Care Transitions
Key challenges revolve around managing high-risk, high-cost patients within value-based purchasing models NEWTON, Mass. — Curaspan, the leading provider of patient transition solutions released a white paper highlighting the importance of care transitions as the healthcare industry shifts towards value-based care. The paper, titled “Care Transitions: The Bridge to Success in Emerging Models of Care” makes the […] »

Allen & Gerritsen Helps the Museum of Science Show the Science Behind Pixar

Creative Team Creates Multi-Faceted Campaign for STEM-Focused Exhibit 

No matter how old you get, Pixar’s animated films continue to amaze and delight. That’s why, when our clients at the Museum of Science tasked us with creating a multi-faceted campaign for their latest exhibit – The Science Behind Pixar ­­– we responded “to infinity and beyond!”

The exhibit (on display from June 28 – January 10) showcases the STEM concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen.

To get Boston residents excited about the exhibit, our creative team – led by Ryan Raulie and George Koukkos – created a multi-dimensional campaign starring some fan favorites like Woody, Buzz, Sully, and Nemo. Check out the team’s work below and keep your eyes peeled for:

After its 7-month stint in Boston, the exhibit (and our creative work) will travel on its U.S. tour.

Allen & Gerritsen Helps the Museum of Science Show the Science Behind Pixar
Creative Team Creates Multi-Faceted Campaign for STEM-Focused Exhibit  No matter how old you get, Pixar’s animated films continue to amaze and delight. That’s why, when our clients at the Museum of Science tasked us with creating a multi-faceted campaign for their latest exhibit – The Science Behind Pixar ­­– we responded “to infinity and beyond!” […] »

Gartner Names Bigbelly a 2015 “Cool Vendor” in Smart City Applications and Solutions

Smart Waste and Recycling System delivers an IoT platform specifically designed to bring next-generation innovation to public spaces

NEEDHAM, MASS., – Bigbelly, Inc., the leading provider of smart waste and recycling systems, today announced that it has been named a “Cool Vendor” in the Cool Vendors in Smart City Applications and Solutions, 2015 report by Gartner, Inc.

Municipalities are solving or alleviating urban issues (traffic congestion and CO2 emissions, air and noise pollution, increased waste, and public safety) more efficiently and effectively with the use of Smart City application and solution technologies. Forward-thinking leaders in city government looking for ways to improve practical approaches to core services leverage these innovations.

This report recognizes Bigbelly and other profiled companies for delivering Smart City innovations that help municipalities address pressing urban issues. Intelligent monitoring systems and big data transform policies, regulations, and processes. New services, approaches, and technologies help municipalities connect related devices into a networked system that optimizes city operations, contributes to environmental consciousness, and supports sustainability programs.

According to Jack Kutner, CEO of Bigbelly, “The inclusion of Bigbelly in Gartner’s Cool Vendor report further validates our mission of transforming waste management practices and contributing to the Smart Cities of tomorrow. By taking a traditionally inefficient process – waste collection – and integrating smart, cloud-based technology, we help municipalities worldwide beautify public space, and empower facilities personnel to more efficiently manage resources while dramatically improving processes.”

A citywide Bigbelly implementation typically reduces collection frequency by 70-80%, increasing operational efficiencies while keeping streets, parks, and transit stops clean. Administrators and city planners designing Smart Cities can deploy this system to transform their core waste management function. In addition, innovative cities can leverage this cloud-connected technology platform to deliver value-added services and applications to their Constituents.

Gartner Names Bigbelly a 2015 “Cool Vendor” in Smart City Applications and Solutions
Smart Waste and Recycling System delivers an IoT platform specifically designed to bring next-generation innovation to public spaces NEEDHAM, MASS., – Bigbelly, Inc., the leading provider of smart waste and recycling systems, today announced that it has been named a “Cool Vendor” in the Cool Vendors in Smart City Applications and Solutions, 2015 report by Gartner, Inc. Municipalities […] »

Gartner Names Bigbelly a 2015 “Cool Vendor” in Smart City Applications and Solutions

Smart Waste and Recycling System delivers an IoT platform specifically designed to bring next-generation innovation to public spaces

NEEDHAM, MASS.,  – Bigbelly, Inc., the leading provider of smart waste and recycling systems, today announced that it has been named a “Cool Vendor” in the Cool Vendors in Smart City Applications and Solutions, 2015 report by Gartner, Inc.

Municipalities are solving or alleviating urban issues (traffic congestion and CO2 emissions, air and noise pollution, increased waste, and public safety) more efficiently and effectively with the use of Smart City application and solution technologies. Forward-thinking leaders in city government looking for ways to improve practical approaches to core services leverage these innovations.

This report recognizes Bigbelly and other profiled companies for delivering Smart City innovations that help municipalities address pressing urban issues. Intelligent monitoring systems and big data transform policies, regulations, and processes. New services, approaches, and technologies help municipalities connect related devices into a networked system that optimizes city operations, contributes to environmental consciousness, and supports sustainability programs.

According to Jack Kutner, CEO of Bigbelly, “The inclusion of Bigbelly in Gartner’s Cool Vendor report further validates our mission of transforming waste management practices and contributing to the Smart Cities of tomorrow. By taking a traditionally inefficient process – waste collection – and integrating smart, cloud-based technology, we help municipalities worldwide beautify public space, and empower facilities personnel to more efficiently manage resources while dramatically improving processes.”

A citywide Bigbelly implementation typically reduces collection frequency by 70-80%, increasing operational efficiencies while keeping streets, parks, and transit stops clean. Administrators and city planners designing Smart Cities can deploy this system to transform their core waste management function. In addition, innovative cities can leverage this cloud-connected technology platform to deliver value-added services and applications to their Constituents.

About Bigbelly
Bigbelly is the world leader in smart waste and recycling systems. Its cloud-connected system beautifies public spaces and streamlines operations by providing real-time actionable data and system diagnostics to ensure maximized operational efficiency and historical reporting.Municipalitiescollegescorporate campuses, and healthcare facilities in over 45 countries leverage the innovative Bigbelly system to transform their public spaces. The solar-powered system provides unique compaction technology to deliver increased capacity and total waste containment.

Gartner Names Bigbelly a 2015 “Cool Vendor” in Smart City Applications and Solutions
Smart Waste and Recycling System delivers an IoT platform specifically designed to bring next-generation innovation to public spaces NEEDHAM, MASS.,  – Bigbelly, Inc., the leading provider of smart waste and recycling systems, today announced that it has been named a “Cool Vendor” in the Cool Vendors in Smart City Applications and Solutions, 2015 report by Gartner, Inc. Municipalities […] »

A&G Production Artist Honored as Finalist for Ad Age Global Cover Competition

Twelve finalists were selected from 400 entries and 40 countries around the world 

PHILADELPHIA – Shane Walsh, Allen & Gerritsen’s (A&G) own production artist, was named a finalist in the 2015 Ad Age Young Creatives Cover Competition. Students and professionals between the ages of 18 and 30 around the globe were asked to design a cover for Ad Age’s Cannes issue, released today, about what creativity means to them in 2015. Ad Age received more than 400 entries from 40 countries around the world for their annual contest.

Walsh’s work was displayed on the inside cover of the June 15 issue, is featured on AdAge.com and will be displayed on a billboard outside the Majestic Hotel during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity June 22-28.

“I actually got my inspiration for the design from a sculpture I saw at a store,” said Walsh. “I wanted to show the effort that goes into everything from the first concept to the final design, and how much of one’s self they put into their work. I thought this contest was a great opportunity to help young creatives put themselves out there and perhaps even step outside their comfort zone.”

“We’re thrilled but not completely surprised Shane’s design was chosen,” said Gary Greenberg, A&G’s chief creative officer. “He’s incredibly talented and we’re extremely proud of him. It’s a wonderful opportunity for all of us to see the depth of young talent we have in this industry.”

Click here to view Shane’s work on AdAge.com.

 

A&G Production Artist Honored as Finalist for Ad Age Global Cover Competition
Twelve finalists were selected from 400 entries and 40 countries around the world  PHILADELPHIA – Shane Walsh, Allen & Gerritsen’s (A&G) own production artist, was named a finalist in the 2015 Ad Age Young Creatives Cover Competition. Students and professionals between the ages of 18 and 30 around the globe were asked to design a cover […] »

Bigbelly Smart Waste and Recycling Revolutionizes Waste Management in the UK

Beautifying public spaces and improving quality of life

NEEDHAM, MASS., – Bigbelly, Inc., the leader in smart waste and recycling management, announces that across the UK people benefit from Bigbelly bins on the high street. The smart, cloud-connected Bigbelly system intelligently gathers, consolidates, and analyzes data from connected waste and recycling units for a complete waste management solution that beautifies public spaces and increases operational efficiency.

Numerous UK councils have piloted the Bigbelly system. Islington, which is running a pilot in Upper Street (its main high street), placed 30 smart stations at busy litter hotspots. People can find Bigbelly in Rugby, Chester and Coventry, and other London areas including Bath, Chelsea; Dún Laoghaireand Orkney Islands.

Cllr Claudia Webbe, Islington Council’s executive member for environment and transport, said, “We’re committed to improving the environment for all who live, work, and visit Islington. These pioneering new units with their advanced compaction feature an ability to send signals back to the Council when full. This will help tackle recycling and waste at our busiest hotspots.

Bigbelly’s sensors and data intelligence trigger text and email notifications to Council staff when units near capacity. This aids smart decision making for collection route scheduling, and ensures total waste containment and public space cleanliness. Solar power drives built-in compaction allowing units to hold up to eight times more waste than normal bins. Reducing collection frequency translates to appreciable benefits to residents and businesses – direct savings (less fuel consumption, efficient use of staff), increased property values from cleaner streets, and improved quality of life with less roadway congestion and an overall healthier environment.

Matt Crisp, UK managing director, Bigbelly Solar UK, said, “We are transforming one of the least efficient and most resource-intensive industries – public waste collection and on-the-street recycling.”

Technology Innovations Drive Smart City Initiatives

Today’s Councils want systems that can accept sensors, devices and applications for Smart City initiatives. Enhancing already existing structures or processes will allow Councils to collect data – noise, footfall, temperature, air quality – for improved management of physical assets (streets, lighting, buildings, traffic management, etc.), or new or improved city services.

The pace of technology innovation allows us to expand smart core city services and to host a wide array of applications providing even further capabilities in core city infrastructure,” Jack Kutner, CEO of Bigbelly. “Throughout the UK, investments in the Bigbelly system are being made to deliver services through a smart, connected infrastructure that provides substantive benefits beyond cleaner, safer streets.”

Bigbelly Smart Waste and Recycling Revolutionizes Waste Management in the UK
Beautifying public spaces and improving quality of life NEEDHAM, MASS., – Bigbelly, Inc., the leader in smart waste and recycling management, announces that across the UK people benefit from Bigbelly bins on the high street. The smart, cloud-connected Bigbelly system intelligently gathers, consolidates, and analyzes data from connected waste and recycling units for a complete waste […] »

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