Amida Technology Solutions CEO to Keynote Connected Health Conference
The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) reported that Peter L. Levin, PhD, co-founder and CEO, Amida Technology Solutions, will deliver a keynote presentation at the Connected Health Conference on the morning of Tuesday December 13.
Levin's keynote will focus on data interoperability and patient access to their personal health information.
"From simple ideas like parental access to immunization records, to life-saving access to clinical trials registries, control of our personal health information is critical," said Richard Scarfo, Vice President, PCHA, and Director of the Connected Health Conference. "Peter is on the vanguard of helping companies collect, aggregate reconcile and transform their health information. His insights on secure, reliable access to patient data will be of great interest to our audience."
According to a media release, Levin has served at senior levels of leadership in federal government, the private sector and academia. Immediately prior to co-founding Amida with Dmitry Kachaev and Matt McCall, he was Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs, where he led the development of the Blue Button PHR and the open source health record custodian, OSEHRA.
Amida is an open-source software company that focuses on data management, data interoperability, and data security. The company has a library of open source Blue Button and health informatics components that clinical service providers, drug and insurance companies, population health management companies and employers can use to keep their customers, patients, caretakers and team informed and healthy.
Hosted by PCHA, the Connected Health Conference will take place December 11-14, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, DC, and will focus on the theme "Personal Connected Health for All: Expanding Reach, Accelerating Impact." Formerly the mHealth Summit, the Connected Health Conference was renamed this year to better reflect an increasingly consumer-centered, technology-enabled and collaborative approach to improving health and wellness.
The 2016 Connected Health Conference will showcase the research, evidence, best practices and practical skills supporting positive health outcomes, and promote a collective call to action to reimagine health and wellbeing.
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Tea Forté Introduces ‘Matcha’ Collection
Convenience meets tradition in Tea Forté’s new Ceremonial Matcha Bowl Set and the Matcha Single Steeps.
The company said its spring harvested, shade grown, stone ground, organic matcha tea is best served in a centuries-old Japanese tea ceremony called chanoyu: a preparation technique known for its centering meditative qualities.
"The launch of Tea Forté's Matcha collection represents our continued commitment to wellness and cultivating all the potential mental and physical health benefits of tea," says Tea Forté CEO Michael Gebrael. "In addition to our high quality Pure Matcha, we've also blended four distinct flavored Matcha varieties. Prepackaged in pouches measured out for a single serving, our Single Steeps Matcha is ideal for the office, travel, or to keep with you for a boost anytime."
Tea Forté noted its handcrafted ceremonial tea bowl, handmade bamboo whisk and measuring ladle “encourages serene enjoyment of our premium Kosher, gluten-free and vegan matcha blends.” These include: Pure Matcha, Chocolate Matcha, Coconut Matcha, Ginger Matcha, and Chai Matcha.
According to a release, in addition to its distinctive taste, matcha is prized for its health benefits. Steeped green tea contains only the antioxidants that can be extracted in water, while with matcha, the whole leaf is consumed.
Available now in select stores and online at teaforte.com.
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