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Dr. Jacqueline Darna – Nomo Nausea

Dr. Jacqueline Darna inventor of NoMo Nausea bands

NOMO NAUSEA

DR. JACQUELINE DARNA

Dr. Jacqueline Darna inventor of NoMo Nausea bands

As a medical professional, Dr. Jacqueline Darna was aware of copious antiemetics. However, when they didn’t work after her surgery, she knew she needed to find an alternative relief. Inventing NoMo Nausea bands, not only allowed her to hold her sweet baby girl, but to help moms in the same position. Although perhaps initially difficult to encourage people to try something “untraditional”, NoMo bands have flourished. Clinical trials and hospital partnerships have expanded the reach of NoMo Nausea bands and their soothing power. Now with 5 product lines and products in 12 countries, Dr. Darna knows people are getting the help they need. People are not just imagining a day without nausea they are experiencing a full, adventurous and healthier life with NoMo Bands.

Vision Statement
I was in the hospital having my second child. The resulting joys of childbirth took a turn when my emergency C-section left me sick, nauseated and vomiting for three days. With no relief from traditional medication, I tried aromatherapy and acupressure, which worked! But, my search for a similar product combining these two powerfully soothing agents turned up empty. So, I created my own. After all, if it helped me, how many other people can it help?

NoMo Nausea Bands and other all-natural remedies will undoubtedly continue to develop a sense of open-mindedness, adventure and healthy living in the Tampa Bay Community. If people can imagine a healthier life, they can achieve so much more!

Open-mindedness
Tampa has a culture of trying new things, making it a beautiful breeding ground for entrepreneurs. From unique restaurants to water bikes,  open-mindedness is key. By being open to different possibilities, like all-natural remedies, people can experience their life to the fullest!

Adventure
Travelers come to Tampa from all over the world, whether by cruise, plane or car. Products that increase the fun during an adventure and take away motion sickness, like NoMo Bands, will certainly succeed here in Tampa.

Healthy Living
Everywhere parents and individuals worry about medicine’s side effects, dosages and timing, pregnant and breastfeeding moms especially! So, the proliferation of organic, all-natural and healthy lifestyles are sure to popularize these products. Tampa’s culture is the perfect prescription for increased access to all-natural, innovative products, whether people are seeking a healthier daily lifestyle, comfortable pregnancy or just a fun vacation.

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Write Us: info@nomonausea.com
Call Us: 813-528-8877
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Brian Moyer – Nashville: Your Creative Tech Destination

Brian Moyer

"NASHVILLE: YOUR CREATIVE TECH DESTINATION"

BRIAN MOYER, PRESIDENT & CEO, GREATER NASHVILLE TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL

Brian Moyer
Brian Moyer President & CEO Greater Nashville Technology Council

A creative culture fosters an ideal environment for growth and innovation. The Nashville area is a welcoming, cooperative ecosystem that actively nurtures both new and existing tech companies. The community is a magnet for new tech talent from other markets and is aggressively expanding its own tech talent pipeline.

At the start of 2018, the Greater Nashville area was home to 2,617 tech companies, up 11% from the previous year. Our tech workforce totaled 41,300, earning more than the average non-tech worker in Nashville, for a total economic impact of $6.1 Billion. The tech sector spans all our major industries serving as the enabling force driving innovation and growth in healthcare, music and entertainment, manufacturing, finance and others.

In the last 12 months, Money Magazine ranked Nashville as the 8th hottest city for tech jobs, and Forbes ranked us as the 7th in the U.S. for growth of tech jobs.Business.org ranked Nashville 6th in the nation for Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups, and Kaufman ranked us 4th in the country for Entrepreneurship Growth.

The Nashville region is defined by a diverse economy, low cost of living and low barriers to conducting business, a creative culture and a well-educated population. Cultural diversity, unique neighborhoods, a variety of industries and a thriving creative community make Middle Tennessee among the nation’s best location for relocating, expanding and starting companies.

With Nashville’s growth, there is a tremendous amount of opportunity for finding work, especially for tech workers who enjoy a 66% higher wage than the average wage earner in Middle Tennessee. Our unparalleled creative community – with a mashup of musicians, artists, writers, developers and designers – translates into a tech scene unlike any other in America.

So, the next time you visit Nashville, whether it’s for work or play, we invite you to join us at Tech Hill Commons to experience Nashville’s Creative Tech
Community.

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Tech Hill Commons, 500 Interstate Blvd S.,
Suite 200, Nashville TN 37210
Phone: 615-873-1284
twitter: @nashtechcouncil, @bdmoyer
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www.technologycouncil.com

Chuck Papageorgiou – CEO of International Screening Solutions

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“TAMPA BAY INNOVATORS SIMPLY NEED TO CONTINUE CHALLENGING THE “WHAT IS”, LEVERAGE THE, EVER EXPANDING, RESOURCES OUR REGION HAS TO OFFER TO DELIVER THEIR VISION OF “WHAT IT CAN BE;” TRY NEW THINGS. BE WRONG. LEARN FROM IT. AND ALWAYS LOOK FOR BETTER SOLUTIONS.”

CHUCK PAPAGEORGIOU, ENTREPRENEUR, CEO OF INTERNATIONAL SCREENING SOLUTIONS, MANAGING PARTNER OF IDEASPHERE PARTNERS.

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For many years, I never really considered myself an innovator because I was the operator, the solver, the builder, or the fixer, but not the “idea guy”. Then a professor friend of mine pointed out that finding creative ways to solve big problems, was doing just that. After all, being an innovator means shaking things up from time to time, and always looking for improvements. Now that I look back, I’ve been doing this for most of my life.

It started early on when, as a 16-year-old student, I built my first FM radio transmitter. I followed the process, mostly, and applied for a license for a 10W school radio station based on an old military design. I decided to modify the design to boost one of the factors, and ended up building a 1,000W station, which messed up other local signals for a couple of weeks, baffling the local authorities, until they figured out what was going on and called my school. I got into a little trouble over that, but my love for technology endured and I continue building electronics and writing software.

Chuck is an operator. From building and leading his own successful company, International Screening Solutions, to taking on turnarounds of global companies with thousands of employees. He is a mentor for entrepreneurs and inventors, both at the University of Tampa and the Tampa Bay Waveand volunteers his time annually to the St. Petersburg College Business Plan competition. Life balance and finding time for family and self is important to Chuck. In addition to spending time with his wife and two beautiful daughters, Chuck finds time to meditate, practice Martial Arts, fish the Tampa Bay waters, and enjoys time in his woodworking shop, designing and building furniture pieces.

Fast forward a few decades; past my tour as a Sergeant in the Cyprus Army, in special services, a couple of attempts at a corporate career, a couple of startups, leading transaction for over $9Bn in M&A, and driving some major turnarounds all over the world, and I ended up back building some cool technology for the global risk space, WorldWatch Plus® (www.worldwatchplus.com), with my company International Screening Solutions (www.intlscreening.com).

Of course, as much as I love the field, technology, and innovation by themselves don’t always make commercial sense, and over the years I had my share of failures. But being occasionally wrong is also part of the fun. It’s where change happens. People need to realize that being an innovator simply means refusing to accept the status quo, being open to looking at problems and challenges from multiple angles, and willing to try things even if it means being wrong. Becoming a successful innovator also requires going beyond this and being curious, pursuing continuous learning across many disciplines, and learning to use the tools that can translate ideas into plans, strategies, products, and solutions.

I love the Tampa Bay region and have been actively engaged in building our ecosystem for over a decade. And it has been a great base for me, ISS, and Ideasphere. I have built friendships with many of the local innovators, who are always willing to bounce ideas around that help me improve our products. And when, for the first time ever, I decided to raise outside capital for ISS, the lead investors where all local. This region is becoming a hotbed of innovation and I am thrilled to be part of it!

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E-mail: c.papageorgiou@ideasphere.com
twitter: @chuckPapaG

Manik Arora – VIP Thought Leader | Arora Engineers, inc

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"A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING FIRM SPECIALIZING IN DESIGN, PROGRAM AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, FACILITIES MANAGEMENT, AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

MANIK ARORA, PE IS THE PRESIDENT & CEO OF ARORA ENGINEERS, INC.

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Manik has over 25 years of specialized experience, including the design and construction management of aviation, transportation, education, and government projects. He is a registered Professional Engineer in over 30 states.

Historical to Modern Infrastructure
Philadelphia is the birthplace of our country and home to an eclectic mix of historical and modern infrastructure. However, with its rapid development over the years, the number of users is quickly exceeding the original capacity of its built environment. In response to this roadblock, two of our major transportation hubs, Philadelphia International Airport and 30th Street Station, are striving to renovate and revitalize their infrastructure to accommodate growth.

This need creates an incredible opportunity for our industry to improve the quality of life in our city by rethinking infrastructure. As we work to modernize and expand our built environment, we can change how we approach the design to make it smarter, safer, more efficient, and better equipped to serve both operators and end-users.

How can we make a building like a beating heart?
While we have that opportunity, this is the time to really design a facility to react and condition itself according to its needs. Different elements of movement, situational awareness, and facilities management can now be monitored and maintained through technology. Therefore, Arora is incorporating components like geo-positioning and movement analytics into the infrastructure, which can alert us to what the building needs to address and solve at a specific point in time. As a result, building operators will be able to manage a facility more efficiently and incorporate more sustainable solutions, which can significantly improve how facilities function, while also decreasing operational costs. 

Manik Arora Designed Digital Signage at Philadelphia International Airport

This type of innovation will also enhance the user experience for all, particularly within transportation. Whether you are a passenger who is disabled, an unaccompanied minor, or traveling with a family, advancements in a facility’s interactive digital signage, wayfinding, and mobile applications can put the control back in the hands of the user and significantly improve one’s travel experience. No matter who you are or what your situation is, more intelligent infrastructure can now meet your needs and help you make your own decisions throughout your journey.

I truly believe the spirit and passion of this great sports city drives innovation and inspires us to provide more intelligent solutions for the world around us. As Philadelphia follows a growing trend and continues to invest in major infrastructure improvement, Arora Engineers is excited and prepared to apply these innovative solutions and improve the lives of everyday people in the process.

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61 Wilmington West Chester Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
1600 Market Street, Suite 1630
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Contact person: Adam Oliver
Email: aoliver@aroraengineers.com
Phone: 610-459-7900
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Geoff Gross, Founder & CEO – Medical Guardian

Geoff Gross CEO of Medical Guardian

"A RICH HISTORY OF INNOVATION AND GROWTH IN PHILADELPHIA"

GEOFF GROSS, FOUNDER AND CEO - MEDICAL GUARDIAN

Geoff Gross CEO of Medical Guardian

For many, the American Dream involves an opportunity to create your own success, no matter your financial, educational, or ethnic background. After all, America’s story began with a scrappy bunch of dreamers who wanted the opportunity to build a better country. In that regard, it seems safe to say that Philadelphia is the birthplace of one of the world’s greatest startups—the American democracy. With that legacy coursing through the veins of the city, Philadelphia has been able to quietly grow its startup ecosystem over the years, which has attracted a variety of dreamers, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

Philadelphia is known for “Eds and Meds,” as it is home to world-class educational institutions and some of the most progressive medical hospitals and training facilities nationwide. University City is the neighborhood in West Philadelphia that houses University of Pennsylvania, which has been ranked among the Top 10 Best Colleges by U.S. News, and Drexel University, which has been ranked among the Top 25 on the “Most Innovative Schools” list for National Universities. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has also made U.S. News’ Honor Roll for the nation’s best children’s hospitals. The sense of innovation in Philadelphia isn’t just contained to University City—it’s started to seep into other neighborhoods throughout the city, providing opportunity for those with big ideas.

Geoff Gross is the Founder and CEO of Medical Guardian, one of the nation’s leading providers of personal emergency response systems (PERS) which protects and provides peace of mind to over 100,000 older adults nationwide. Geoff has been named a 2018 Top CEO by Glassdoor, featured in Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Most Admired CEO’s” list, a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Smart CEO Magazine’s “Future 50,” and a “40 under 40” by Philadelphia Business Journal and Direct Marketing News.

Just a mile east of University City is downtown Center City, a booming neighborhood known for some of the fastest-growing companies in the country, including the only medical alert solutions provider in the city, Medical Guardian. As a one-stop personal emergency response systems (PERS) provider, we’re dedicated to helping people take on the next chapter of their life head-on through our innovative, first-of-its-kind technology; empowering older adults nationwide to truly live a life without limits.

And you can’t talk about first-of-its-kind technology without talking about the new Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, which is located just a block away from Medical Guardian. As the Comcast Center’s sister space and Comcast Corporation’s global headquarters, Comcast Innovation and Technology Center is the tallest skyscraper in the city, and ninth tallest in the U.S. Designed specifically for tech startups, engineers and software architects, the Center is an incubator for technology-based business, comprised of a ‘state-of-the-art’ accelerator space.

I was born and raised in Philadelphia and never considered moving anywhere else to launch my business. I launched Medical Guardian from my Center City apartment and within two years had moved into a Center City office space with a team of 10 people. Five years after that, Medical Guardian had grown so much that I had to move into a bigger office space. Today, we occupy two floors at 1818 Market and employ a team of over 300. I don’t think we could have accomplished this type of growth anywhere other than the city of Philadelphia.

Looking ahead, I believe the biggest opportunity awaiting leaders is investing in people. More than generations past, people are now choosing to forgo moving to the suburbs to have families and are staying in the city—and businesses need to accommodate that. Philadelphia is growing its entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystem largely because of its collaborative community-oriented spirit, diversity, and unrelenting desire to succeed. After all, it’s part of our history.

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1818 Market St.,
Suite 1200
Philadelphia 19103
Phone: 215-977-8000
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Sue Daugherty – Manna Thought Leader

SUE DAUGHERTY, CEO OF MANNA
SUE DAUGHERTY, CEO OF MANNA

“WHEN IT COMES TO PHILADELPHIA’S OUTSTANDING
HEALTHCARE AND UNIVERSITY ECOSYSTEM, ONE
THING IS CLEAR: INNOVATION HAPPENS HERE.”

SUE DAUGHERTY, CEO OF MANNA

But often overlooked is the talent drawn to the region’s well-established and innovative nonprofit sector, which continually adapts to meet the growing needs of a city that sadly tops the charts in rates of chronic disease and poverty. As the CEO of MANNA, a community-based organization delivering medically tailored meals to people battling life-threatening illnesses, I witness the magic that happens when the healthcare sector and the nonprofit sector come together to meet the nutritional needs of our most vulnerable community members.

The population of people we serve face tremendous barriers to accessing the specific diet they need to manage complex diseases, ranging from poor supermarket access to low culinary literacy to inadequate energy levels needed for cooking. Our clients not only need Philadelphia’s highly trained healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat their illnesses like cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS, but they require specialized nutrition services alongside their medications and treatment plans that enable them to heal. At MANNA, our dedicated volunteers and talented staff prepare more than one million medically tailored meals per year to meet this need, all completely free of charge for our 3,300+ clients.

We use food as medicine to improve health, and our regional healthcare system is catching on; we’ve created one of a kind partnerships with local payers like Health Partners Plans, Aetna Better Health, Keystone First, and United Healthcare to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare
utilization and costs by providing services for their members. These payers understand the value-add of our services, which quantified in healthcare cost savings in a published, peer-reviewed research study. When compared to a matched control group, MANNA clients’ average monthly healthcare costs were $13,000 less, the rate of hospitalization was 50% lower, and clients were 23% more likely to be released from the hospital to their homes, rather than a subacute care facility. Early outcomes from our health insurance partnerships mirror these findings, providing undeniable evidence that nutrition is a critical part of care when treating serious illnesses.

It excites me to see the progress made at the intersection of Philadelphia’s food and healthcare systems – organizations like the Food Trust and the Coalition Against Hunger have done tremendous work educating consumers, healthcare leaders, and policymakers about the connection between food and health. We have a long way to go until the nutritional needs of all individuals are met throughout all phases of health and illness, but there is no better mix of talent across industries than the mix here in Philadelphia, and I am honored to be a part of it.

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420 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-496-2662
www.mannapa.org

Finexio – The Future is Paperless

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Ernest Rolfson, Finexio’s founder and CEO

“THE FUTURE IS
PAPERLESS. SO WHY
ARE BUSINESSES STILL
USING PAPER CHECKS?
ORLANDO-BASED FINEXIO
AIMS AT THE PAPER
PROBLEM PLAGUING
MID-MARKET COMPANIES
IN THE UNITED STATES.”

Even though most consumers are comfortable with paying their bills electronically, businesses have been slower to reject the paper check in favor of more advanced payment technologies. Finexio, the Orlando-based payment execution company, is changing all that.

Through their proprietary “network of networks,” Finexio can deliver B2B payments in 9 different ways. From an accounting file, Finexio’s software intelligently determines the best way to pay vendors and suppliers, then routes their payments electronically without requiring bank account information. Because electronic payments generate rebates and discounts, CFOs appreciate how Finexio’s product transforms accounts payable into a revenue hub. Finexio’s benefits go beyond the financial, although the average $300k return from Finexio’s product is a compelling proposition. By eliminating customers’ time-consuming manual processes, such as supplier onboarding, customer service, and payment reconciliation, Finexio alleviates the business burden of this back office labor. In addition, because Finexio’s payment network is ERP-agnostic, it works seamlessly with customers’ existing software and systems.

Said Ernest Rolfson, Finexio’s founder and CEO: “As a long time financial operations executive and working capital expert, I was struck by the manual processes and challenges that the majority of large corporates in the United States face while making their business payments. Finexio is an important technological advancement for businesses across the country to deliver savings, automation, and strong financial benefit for both these companies
and their supplier bases.”

Finexio How It Works

Finexio has steadily grown since its inception in 2015, moving from Silicon Valley to Orlando in 2017 and receiving a $4m Series A round of funding in early 2018. Customers like The General® insurance and Morgan & Morgan, the nationwide personal injury law firm headquartered in downtown Orlando, have seen millions of dollars converted to electronic spend because of Finexio’s exceptional supplier enrollment and a multitude of payment
options. For more information, please visit their website at https://finexio.com.

Phone: (407) 627-0600 | Email: info@finexio.com | finexio.com | twitter: finexiopayments | linkedin: finexio | youtube:  UCBsVvhLA8ndFSaNcYcV8liw

SPARK GROWTH – INNOVATORS WHO SPECIALIZES IN BRINGING CONNECTIONS, RESOURCES & SOLUTIONS TO SOLVE THE MOST CHALLENGING BUSINESS ISSUES

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SPARK GROWTH

THE GLOBAL GROWTH CONSULTANTS AT SPARK GROWTH ARE INNOVATORS WHO SPECIALIZE IN BRINGING CONNECTIONS, RESOURCES AND SOLUTIONS TO SOLVE THE MOST CHALLENGING BUSINESS ISSUES.

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Customizing our approach to the specific needs of a problem, place and culture – at Spark Growth we draw on the right resources from our talented network of thought leaders and experts to bring high value through strategic innovation and creative problem solving. Working in agile and iterative cycles, we help organizations determine the best courses of action with the highest impact and ROI. Then we guide project implementation with a focus on rapid and effective results.

We are in a time of unprecedented change worldwide, with major new challenges facing our organizations every day. As leaders, thinkers and problem solvers, the traditional ways of operating no longer work and even the unspoken rules of business and innovation no longer apply. In this big-data and information-rich world, context is critical and insight is invaluable to help you innovate rapidly and effectively adapt to change. For the future of your organization, how you manage change is as important as knowing what changes to make

Our passion is in connecting the dots – growing people, businesses, and communities. We’re always looking for cool new ideas that make a difference, great people, and awesome partners for projects.

These projects take shape across cultures, multiple time zones, industry clusters and profit and non-profit sectors. From the wild west of “Smart Cities”, the culture shifting aspects of thought-leadership workshop retreats and conferences, to the capital creation results of business and economic development.

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Leaders Conference 2016 Strategic Doing Workshop

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Some of these projects include:

DaVinci’s Faire – multi-generational sensory-rich community engagement centered around science, technology, makers, inventors and lifelong learners in an unique open-spaces format.

3.0 Leaders – convening extraordinary leaders and innovators, “heroes” in establishing innovation cultures to address the tough issues that are facing us all today. What are the latest trends? What questions should you be asking? Where are they investing their time and money, and why?

Soft-landing services – support business expansion into new markets, and are designed specifically to ensure those businesses are provided with an accelerated introduction into the market’s business practices, regulations and culture.

Agile strategy – lean, agile and fast, we teach people how to form collaborations quickly within in their networks, and rapidly generate innovative solutions in quick, iterative cycles.

Station 2 Innovation – building community and growing businesses in Bradenton and beyond with weekly education, co-working, mentoring and more.

Cool collaborations – from visiting the UN and State Department, to Innovation Accelerators sponsored by Harvard University, international business networking and impact investment conferences.

Spark Growth was founded in Bradenton, FL in 2013 by entrepreneurs Sara Hand and Stan Schultes. With recognized business development, technology, and organizational skills, we are certified Business Incubation Managers through the InBIA, and certified practitioners of Strategic Doing, an agile strategies development process supported by the Purdue University Agile Strategies Lab.

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Leaders 2017 Panel

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Station 2 Grand Opening

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Address: 912 7th Ave E. Bradenton, FL 34208 | Phone: 941-877-1599 | Email: info@SparkGrowth.net

www.SparkGrowth.net,

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DYNAMIC COMMUNITIES STRIVES TO MEET A SIMPLE GOAL – TO UNITE PEOPLE OF ALL LEVELS THROUGH COMMUNITY

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DYNAMIC COMMUNITIES

DYNAMIC COMMUNITIES STRIVES TO MEET A SIMPLE GOAL - TO UNITE PEOPLE OF ALL LEVELS THROUGH COMMUNITY. THE COMMUNITIES PROVIDE PEER-TO-PEER KNOWLEDGE-SHARING AND NETWORKING IN AN INNOVATIVE, LEARNING-BASED ATMOSPHERE TO HELP ALL SOFTWARE USERS ACHIEVE BETTER PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE AND BUSINESS SUCCESS.

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The value members find in these communities is based on the foundation of excellence that began in 2004, when a small group of CIOs discovered great value in sharing knowledge and experience with each other about their ongoing system and business strategies. Over the last 13 years, Dynamic Communities has established many user communities and brought their community best-practices to other associations seeking to optimize value to their members.
“Our goal at Dynamic Communities is to create safe communities where users can grow their knowledge, competency, and confidence with their technology systems and business applications,” said Janet Lampert, President and COO Dynamic Communities.

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Today, the Dynamic Communities Groups represent over 120,000 individual members worldwide, representing 20,433 companies across many industries, disciplines, and software applications. By facilitating value exchange among members and providing business and event management, Dynamic Communities enables volunteer leaders to focus entirely on cultivating rich community engagement and delivering authentic member value. Volunteers are the driving force of the Communities: delivering content, sharing their knowledge, and helping to shape the future direction of the community. There are over 1,500 volunteers dedicating their time and sharing their knowledge to grow the communities. Microsoft recognizes Dynamic Communities as their go-to partner for organizing and supporting global user groups for many of their enterprise products.

“D365UG/CRMUG has been a huge enhancement to my career. It has given me an excellent avenue to continually learn about Microsoft Dynamics CRM and what’s new in upcoming releases. And I’m excited to start sharing more about what I have learned about CRM with the community!” – User Group Member

“I love giving back to the community, and I challenge myself by trying to answer Open Forum questions. I do a little research, and if I can provide guidance to someone I’ve learned something and feel good about it! In a word, it’s the true meaning behind “Community!” -User Group Member

Dynamic Communities founder, Andy Hafer cultivates a rich company culture of innovation and servanthood. Employees are encouraged to ‘fail forward,’ meaning taking, smart risks to drive innovation and garnering learning from failures. By being constructively dissatisfied, Dynamic Communities continues to drive new ideas and experiences for the user communities. 

To learn more about Dynamic Communities and to find out how to get involved, visit: www.dynamiccommunities.com/about

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Phone: (877) 324 8880
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COORDINATED CARE IS BETTER CARE

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COORDINATED CARE IS BETTER CARE

TRAVIS BOND, FOUNDER AND CEO, CARESYNC

“A FRAGMENTED HEALTHCARE

SYSTEM. A CONFUSING PATIENT

JOURNEY. OUTRAGEOUS

SPENDING. BRING UP THE

SUBJECT OF HEALTHCARE, AND

YOU’LL HEAR NO SHORTAGE OF

PROBLEMS.”

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But what about solutions? If we envision greater efficiency and effectiveness in healthcare, how do we get there?

Close Gaps In Care

Even when as many as 3 out of 4 persons age 65 and older have multiple chronic conditions and 7 out of 10 deaths each year in the U.S. are from chronic diseases, our aging population frequently identifies itself as “not sick.” Seeing chronic illness in a more accurate light, Medicare created programs like Chronic Care Management (CCM) to help patients achieve better health outcomes. How? By filling in the gaps between doctor visits with care coordination. Care coordination, which has tremendous value for individuals of all ages, gives patients access to clinical services 24/7, helps them manage chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease, encourages them to follow through on their doctor’s plan of care, and gets vital between-visit data back to the doctor.

Reduce ER Visits, Hospitalizations, and Readmissions

Similar to recognizing it’s a lot cheaper to regularly change the oil in your car than it is to replace the engine, care coordination is about managing or, to some degree, containing a disease by proactively treating it with a maintenance program versus reactively attacking an acute scenario. 

Encourage Cost Control 

Fear, uncertainty, and doubt often lead individuals to go directly to the ER when a reassuring phone call from a provider, accompanied by an appointment within 12 hours at their office, is far more efficient and effective. 

Acute specialty points of care are more costly than adhering to what has already been prescribed. With greater access to their physicians and 24/7 clinical support, patients can make more appropriate and affordable choices about when, how, and where they seek care.

Where To Next?
Care coordination solutions are relatively new, but my hope is that five years from now, patients will be familiar and comfortable with them, and eager to take advantage of their benefits.

Travis Bond – Founder and CEO, CareSync
Travis is a healthcare technology disruptor, a passionate entrepreneur, and a charismatic leader. Leveraging his diverse educational background in business, finance, and medicine, Travis creates products and services that have dramatically enhanced the way people do business and the way patients experience healthcare.

14055 Riveredge Drive, Suite 600, Tampa, FL 33637 | Phone: +1 (800) 587-5227 | www.caresync.com