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Raising the Standard of Addressing Social Determinants

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Pieces Technologies & Northwell Health set sights to develop a social
vulnerability index

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NYC?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#NYClt;/agt;–Pieces
Technologies
, a pioneer in addressing social determinants of health,
announced today it is partnering with Northwell
Health
, New York State’s largest healthcare provider, to create a
patient and community-level social vulnerability index. When developed,
this tool will allow Northwell to more strategically identify and
address social determinants of health.

To treat patients holistically, Northwell recognizes the critical
importance of giving clinicians information and tools to not only
highlight medical diagnoses and biometric indicators, but also to shed
light on patients’ personal circumstances. “By illuminating social,
environmental and lifestyle factors that are influencing patients’
overall health, this social vulnerability index will arm clinicians with
the knowledge to better address some of the underlying issues that are
contributing to chronic medical conditions,” said Ram Raju, MD, Senior
Vice President and Chief Community Investment Officer at Northwell
Health.

Ruben Amarasingham, MD, Founder and CEO of Pieces Technologies, added,
“This tool will generate worklists that will arm clinical teams with
actionable interventions, taking into consideration all social and
environmental factors that may be impacting a patient, in addition to
the clinical needs.”

The partnership between Pieces Technologies and Northwell was formalized
earlier this year. The tool will enable a more comprehensive picture of
patients’ needs at the point of care, allowing care teams to create
intervention plans that promote clinical well-being and referrals to
social service community-based organizations that promote individual and
community-level social well-being.

About Pieces Technologies

Pieces Technologies, Inc. reimagines the intersection of healthcare and
technology by building software that interprets patient information in
real-time, transforming billions of data points into warning tools that
can save lives and strengthen communities inside and outside of hospital
walls. Using cloud-based artificial intelligence with clinically-based
natural language processing (NLP) and physician-supervised machine
learning, Pieces Tech solutions help streamline clinician workflows and
improve patient outcomes. Combined, our solutions, Pieces DS and Pieces
Iris, create a comprehensive and unique solution for connected community
health. For more information about deploying Pieces at your health
system, please visit PiecesTech.com
or follow @PiecesTech

About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest healthcare provider and
private employer, with 23 hospitals, about 750 outpatient facilities and
more than 13,600 affiliated physicians. Northwell cares for over two
million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to
philanthropic and community support. Their 68,000 employees –
16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of
Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care
for the better. Northwell is making breakthroughs in medicine at the
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and training the next
generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell
School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For
information on Northwell’s more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu
or follow @NorthwellHealth

Contacts

Pieces Technologies
Patrick Conner, +1-469-801-9323
patrick.conner@piecestech.com

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Which CD is right for you? Continuous Deployment or Continuous Delivery? – Matt Beaney (AutoTrader UK) present the solution at TCE2019 Prague

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Software release expert will present a keynote session at PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019.

 

If you search online, you will find that continuous integration, continuous deployment, and continuous delivery are like vectors that have the same direction, but different magnitude. Their goal is the same: make our software development and release process faster and more robust.

The key difference between the three is in the scope of automation applied. What gets people who are new to the field confused is that they are not mutually exclusive, but include each other, like Russian dolls.

At PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019), which will take place in Prague on the 3rd of September at Vienna House Andel’s Prague, you can hear more about the subject in a special keynote which will be presented by Matt Beaney, Service Transition at AutoTrader UK.

Matt has overseen Service Transition at AutoTrader UK for over 10 years, driving continual improvement of the release success rate from 85% to 99.8% and increasing the release rate from <600 to 15,000 per year. In Prague, he will tell you all about CD is right for you and your company.

REGISTER HERE to secure your seat!

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

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National Access Cannabis Corp. Provides Sales Update for Retail Cannabis Operations Since Federal Legalization

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National Access Cannabis Corp. (“NAC” or “the Company”) (TSXV: META), Canada’slargest cannabis retailer1, today provided investors with a corporate and retail sales update. The Company is successfully executing on its growth strategy and has achieved over $50 million in retail sales since legalization, with cumulative gross margin in excess of 31%. The Company is targeting to have 40 operating stores by the end of calendar 2019.

“NAC is rapidly growing its store count and revenue,” said Mark Goliger, CEO of NAC. “We have been granted 10 licenses in Alberta since the ending of the moratorium on May 31st, and we expect positive movement with our licence applications in British Columbia. We now have 30 stores open, with another 5 stores licensed and in development.  We expect continued revenue momentum as we roll out improved and streamlined store designs to enhance customer experience. With the recent filing of our final base shelf prospectus to provide us with flexible access to capital, we are confident in our ability to execute on our strategic growth initiatives to continue our leadership position in Canadian cannabis retail.”

The Company’s current portfolio of 35 licensed locations is split as follows:

  • 25 NewLeaf Cannabis™ stores in Alberta
  • 9 Meta Cannabis Supply Co.™ stores in Manitoba
  • 1 Meta Cannabis Supply Co.™ store in Saskatchewan

The newest retail location opened August 20, 2019:
NewLeaf Cannabis – Falconridge
55 Castleridge Blvd NE, Calgary

Previous announcements regarding NAC’s retail store expansion may be found through the following links:

August 8, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licence to Open a New Retail Cannabis Store in Alberta for a Total of 35 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada and New Store Opening Update

July 30, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licences to Open Two New Retail Cannabis Stores in Alberta for a Total of 34 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada

July 25, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licences to Open Two New Retail Cannabis Stores in Alberta for a Total of 32 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada

July 3, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licences to Open Two New Retail Cannabis Stores in Alberta for a Total of 30 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada

May 31, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Responds to the AGLC Lifting the Moratorium on Cannabis Retail Stores in Alberta

 

SOURCE National Access Cannabis Corp.

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The Use of Artificial Intelligence by Startups and SMEs panel discussion moderated by Dr. Robert Skalina (WH Partners) at TCE2019 Prague

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Leading law expert and tech compliance advisor to moderate the AI-related panel discussion at PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019.

 

The future is almost here and there are more and more talks about AI being a key part of our daily life. But, it seems we are not quite there yet as most of the services that are available are not the real independent AI which is feared by many doomsday preachers.

At PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019), which will take place in Prague on the 3rd of September at Vienna House Andel’s Prague, we have put together an artificial intelligence-related panel discussion which will highlight some of the most recent topics that are discussed in the sphere and can benefit many in the upcoming period.

The panel discussion will be joined by Andjela Todorovic (Software Engineering Intern at Cubic Corporation), Jiří Třečák (CEO at Supernova), Aleksander Kijek (Chief Product Officer at Nethone) and last but not least, Vojtech Chloupek (Partner at Bird & Bird).

The futuristic thinking panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Robert Skalina, Senior Advisor at WH Partners.

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About Dr. Robert Skalina

Robert Skalina is a Czech Advocate as well as a Registered European Lawyer in Malta. He is based in Prague and works in Malta regularly.

He is financial services and corporate lawyer and provides advice to a wide range of investment managers, advisors and funds, including private equity and hedge funds. Robert also regularly advises clients in the gaming/gambling industries and has vast experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions and complex cross border transactions.

Robert has previously held the position of head of legal of a London based investment advisor active throughout the EMEA region. Prior to that, he served as legal counsel for the largest retail bank in the Czech Republic.

Robert graduated with an LLM cum laude from the London School of Economics. He holds a Master of Laws degree from the Charles University in Prague. He provides advice in English, Czech and Slovak.

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

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