Cincinnati Children’s develops new programs to improve child literacy | Addresses early concerns, provides intervention.

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Funded by the Reading & Literacy Discovery Center, neonatologists, caring for babies in the NICU at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, conducted a study that would identify key risk factors, associated with reading difficulties some children face prior to elementary school. It is their claim that “literacy screening and interventions administered by a pediatrician can effectively help identify potential reading difficulties” and effectively improve early childhood development. The study, conducted between 2018 and 2019, was recently published in the Journal of Pediatrics. According to the study, “high-risk parents were five times more likely to read to their baby at home due to hospital intervention and that reading reduced any anxiety they felt during their child’s stay.” The hospital has since developed a new framework to effectively identify those risks associated with exposure to variables, relating to shared experiences and interventions taken during infancy, economic and environmental factors within the home, and special case scenarios that would depict exceptions to the rule. Through this study, pediatricians would gain a better understanding of how these factors would directly influence a child’s brain, as it continues to be wired, and how early literacy programming would ultimately affect their ability to read, as […]

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6 Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2021 …and why we should be paying attention

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Previously Published on News Break Since the pandemic, the World has been accelerating at an unprecedented rate. And, yet, there’s irony in that it has entirely slowed down, altogether. We have been presented with a whole new dichotomy and are experiencing things we had never known before. For some, the pandemic has brought about a sense of relief. It has given them time to reflect and time to catch up. Some have benefited from such an occurrence, while others have hit rock bottom in its most purest form. The World continues to turn, and we continue to learn new things, adopt new techniques and perfect that of which would lead us to a better quality of life. Through grace and misfortune, 2020 has intrigued even the most abstract of thinkers — with many wondering what they can expect in 2021, as new stars align. Investors want to know where they’ll gain the greatest ROIs. Employees want to know if their jobs will be secure. Young adults are seeking direction. And, these trends will be sure to dictate our lives. * DISCLAIMER: To avoid potential liabilities, this list has been generalized. It should serve as a jumping point, as you do […]

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Hey, Lazy! There’s a New App With Your Name on It!

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TALENT ZOO’S DIGITAL PIVOT What a shame! No, really, what a shame! Robots and Pencils just released a new app this morning for the iPhone and Apple Watch that gives us a whole new perspective to fitness, weight loss, and our overall health, period. And, it’s no cakewalk, either. Or, wait… maybe it is CAKEWALK. With a growing market for health and mobile fitness, it was bound to happen. A mobile app with personality stepped onto the scene. CAKEWALK is, according to the creator, Ben Myers, meant for “anyone who needs added incentive to stay fit.” They can “download their own personal drill instructor to their phone — a sarcastic cake with legs character who is hard to please and eager to shame.” The app was built on the ideal that some people need tough love in their workout regimen and daily routine. Because some people respond better to harsh criticism, CAKEWALK throws out all traditional models of positive reinforcement out the window, bringing “more sass than sugar” to get people into gear. Public shame brings out the inner tiger in some, pushing them out of their complacent behaviors and into a healthier lifestyle. CAKEWALK isn’t just […]

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Pet Care Moves Into the Cloud with PetPace’s Wearables

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TALENT ZOO’S DIGITAL PIVOT Taking pet care to a whole new level, PetPace has released a new mobile app aimed at bringing the cloud to pet care monitoring. A healthcare tool for our furbabies, veterinarians are able to analyze pet health data on-the-go and make sure that critically ill animals are still being cared for around the clock. Animal care professionals have the power to access an app that stores pet health charts and provides them with ongoing monitoring of temperature and vital signs, allowing real-time communications that include respiration, pulse, activity, positions, pain, calories, and more. Wearable technologies allow synchronization via pet collars, servicing both dogs and cats as little as eight pounds in size. Furparents can monitor their babies from home or work, providing them just a little additional support and keeping clinics free of unnecessary calls to check up on a pet repeatedly. In fact, there is a much more thorough flow of communication in this manner, which allows clinics to be more productive. Available on both Android and iOS, this app takes pride in expanding trends in mobile healthcare and wearables to the pet care industry, saving lives as a result. Real-time alerts will […]

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A New Standard in CRM for Commerce, Healthcare and Remote Workforces

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMCNET’S WEBRTC SOLUTIONS A sharp increase in online sales shows that consumers are learning to trust brands through interactive experiences and online platforms. A “buy it now” mentality has influenced the demand for most brands to shift the way they do business and often changing the first point of contact between the brand and the consumer. Most importantly, this adoption has led to an increased need to meet the consumer “at the door” with a qualified sales specialist and customer service representative in assisting the consumer in an enriched shopping experience. Last week, VeriShow released an integrated solution that benefits Salesforce Live Agent. This customer service tool allows companies to provide an enhanced live chat option in meeting their customers with a better in-store experience. Taking control of the sales funnel, VeriShow allows agents to lead the customer directly to a particular product or service of interest, as they are given the power to access consumer screens and better guide them through the sales process. This, of course, can be done in real time – and saving energy on behalf of the consumer, while better influencing the point of sale and reducing drop-offs to the sales funnel. […]

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Health Apps Show Rapid Adoption, Promoting a Healthier Lifestyle Through Usage

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMCNET’S REAL-TIME COMMUNICATIONS According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, “Smartphones, connected medical accessories and apps have been underutilized by the healthcare industry.” But, not any more! Recent studies report a shift in the way consumers are caring for their health, as usage soars for health-related apps and technologies. In 2016, it is predicted that we will see an even larger shift in consumer access to personal records, video diagnoses and even monitoring of our own health. Many of us have alarms set up on our phones already, reminding us to stay hydrated. Others are connecting smartphones to small devices that clock sleeping patterns and restlessness in the night. This year alone, ensa introduced International audiences to a HIPAA-Compliant app that allows individuals to access healthcare records at any time of day, whenever they please. Most recently, a “Good Habit App” was released by ORCAS to curb bad habits by monitoring cause and effects on health conditions, while instituting good habits in developing healthier individuals. In late 2015, GreatCall acquired Lively, Inc. in supporting the health needs of our growing niche of tech-savvy senior citizens. For years, consumers have been heading to the Internet to research every sneeze and every scratch […]

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Keep Your New Year’s Resolution with the ‘Good Habit App’

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Previously Published to TalentZoo’s Digital Pivot With New Year’s on the way, everyone is making resolutions to stop procrastinating or to stop biting their nails or to quit smoking. Truthfully, everyone is making some type of resolution, but not many will actually keep them. There are a few reasons for this. One reason may be that they didn’t practice before the New Year — when they knew they would backslide, giving up once the year begins due to discouragement. Another reason may be that they actually couldn’t handle the pressure. But, for the most part, people just plain forget. Habits come to us as second nature, so there is no way to get around them most of time — or even realize we’re doing them. Yesterday, health-technology company ORCAS released “The Good Habit App,” MindSet, to assist users in adopting new, healthy lifestyle habits without forgetting to implement them into their daily lives. Over time, good habits are embedded into our subconscious, helping us to quit our bad habits by simply adopting good ones. ORCAS’ portfolio of self-management and self-development apps just got more personal. With an executive team of professionals with 20 years or more of experience in behavioral health, this was bound […]

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TelePacific Signs with Aligned Communications to better serviceTexas

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Previously Published to TMC Net’s Cloud Computing Magazine Providing a comprehensive connectivity cloud and continuity solution at to over 75K clients in small business and enterprise sectors of industry, TelePacific Communications has signed a distribution agreement with Aligned Communications. Through this partnership, TelePacific can focus on delivering better solutions to clients, primarily in Texas, utilizing Aligned’s network of over 300 subagents. “Together, we can provide Texas business customers the quality managed services solutions they need to grow, backed by the same industry-leading commitment to the customer experience lifecycle that has powered TelePacific’s growth in California and Nevada over the past 18 years,” states Ken Bisnoff, Senior Vice President of Strategic Opportunities for TelePacific Communications (News – Alert). “We’ve worked hard to earn the trust of the Texas partner community, giving our full attention, resources and focus on winning their confidence. We feel designed and fortunate to add Aligned Communications to our select roster of Master Agents and learn from them, as they join our Advisory Board members, because we both share the same bedrock customer-focused values,” he adds. Earning the trust of Aligned Communications and adding them to the advisory board is major. This is a true partnership and one that […]

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Security Concerns Limit Cloud Technologies

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Previously Published to TMC Net’s Cloud Security News Netwrix Corporation conducted a survey on cloud security, interviewing more than 600 IT professionals around the world. These professionals cater to various tech, healthcare, finance and government sectors of industry. IT professionals amongst other sectors were also surveyed, answering questions on cloud security as a whole, in addition to the “expectation from cloud providers and the measures being taken to ensure data security.” As convenient, efficient and cost-effective as cloud technology is, 13 percent of overall organizations reject the adoption of cloud technology in the future. Of those 30 percent , there are many professionals moved to reconsider this decision pending improvements in cloud security mechanisms. On the other end of the spectrum, 71 percent of all enterprises perceive continuous auditing of cloud infrastructure “very important” in guaranteeing the security of data and ensuring data integrity “in the cloud.” These professionals have adopted this technology and understand the necessary monitoring of cloud security in protecting valuable and proprietary information, on behalf of their employer. “We wanted to find out the exact reasons that prevent companies from cloud adoption and taking advantage of all the benefits it offers,” states Alex Vovk, CEO and […]

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Wearables for Good Improves the Lives of Children

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMC NET’S WEARABLE TECH Child-friendly “Wearables for Good” is what UNICEF, ARM  and frog are calling both Khushi Baby and SoaPen, winners of the 2015 Wearables for Good Challenge. Each team, led by joint collaborative Indian-US teams, will have their designs come to life through manufacture, mentorship and a $15,000 prize. Earlier this month, winners were named for the May 2015 launch of The Wearables for Good competition. Sparked by the release of the UNICEF Kid Power Band, three superpowers in technology have teamed up to continue creating wearables for children. The world’s first WEARABLES-FOR-GOOD presents a mission to keep children active through adventure and physical activity, as they collect points to unlock therapeutic food packets to be delivered to severely malnourished children around the world. Adoption of this technology has inspired a trend in wearable innovation. A challenge that quickly drew over 2,000 registrants from over 65 countries around the world is now considered one of the “World’s most inclusive technology and designs challenges,” focusing on wearables and what they can do to make our planet a better place. Enter Khushi Baby, a wearable necklace that stores immunization records for the last two years of a […]

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