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VM Racks Announces Technology Partnership with NeoCertified, HIPAA Compliant Email Solutions Available Now

VM Racks, the value leader in HIPAA Compliant Cloud Solutions, and NeoCertified, a leading provider of secure HIPAA Compliant Email, have officially announced a technology partnership in HIPAA compliant services. The partnership comes in an effort to extend and maintain a HIPAA compliant efficacy across both secure HIPAA compliant cloud services and secure email distribution.

“This is an important partnership for us. We believe that the email services that NeoCertified provides will secure our place as the leader in HIPAA Compliant Cloud Solutions.” said Gil Vidals, Founder & CEO of VM Racks. “Adding HIPAA Compliant Email to our product portfolio has been a key piece of our growth strategy and we are excited to work with NeoCertified on this.”

The partnership allows for an expansion of HIPAA compliant cloud services that range from managed hosting and cloud services from VM Racks to NeoCertified’s Secure Email Solution, which is federally compliant and easy to implement. Combining managed hosting and email messaging will reduce the total cost of ownership for clients who required HIPAA Compliance, while protecting both ePHI data (electronic Protected Health Information) in transit and in storage and the Protected Health Information application.

“Every day there are over 100 billion emails sent out … If only 1% contain privileged data, that means over 1 billion emails could be intercepted and misused, resulting in identity theft.” said Peter J. Schaub, Owner & CEO of NeoCertified.

This partnership will not only expedite and protect HIPAA related communication processes, ensuring HIPAA regulation compliance, but this will also encourage and catalyze future cloud-based HIPAA compliant integrated services. HIPAA Compliant Email Services are immediately available at VM Racks starting at only $ 8 per month.

VM Racks is a leading provider of HIPAA compliant solutions that enable government agencies, healthcare providers and business organizations around the world to secure and protect their Protected Health Information from data breaches, threats, and security vulnerabilities. VM Racks provides a portfolio of HIPAA compliant and managed cloud solutions, including HIPAA Compliant Hosting, HIPAA Compliant Email, HIPAA Cloud Storage, Disaster Recovery, and HIPAA Compliant Secure FTP Server. At the core of VM Racks’ business is the managed solutions architecture that is included with every product and service. Advanced security measures are needed to ensure HIPAA compliance, and customers trust VM Racks to mitigate risk, actively monitor and protect their infrastructure and ensure that systems stay online at all times. Visit, call, or follow VM Racks on social media for more information on the latest HIPAA compliant solutions.

NeoCertified Secure Mail was co-founded by CEO Peter J. Schaub in 2002 and has remained a proven technology with more than a decade of real-world results, offering a variety of secure solutions to help ensure the compliance of state and federal regulations for any business dealing with sensitive information. Our secure email solutions range from a Microsoft Outlook email integration to a Large File Transfer service which allows users to send up to 1GB files in a matter of minutes. Find out why thousands of companies and individuals across the country have chosen NeoCertified at NeoCertified.com.

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If you would like more information about VM Racks, please contact Gil Vidals at (760) 705-4022 or email at GVidals(at)VMRacks(dot)com.

If you would like more information about NeoCertified, please contact Peter Schaub at (303) 996-6283 or email at Peter(at)NeoCertified(dot)com.


Springboard Announces Enhanced Homebuyer Education Platform For New and Returning Borrowers


Homeownership is a big subject, and Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc. (“Springboard”) works hard to help prospective borrowers get the help they need, regardless of where they are in the process of owning a home. In response to the growing interest in pre-purchase education, Springboard is pleased to announce the launch of its innovative online homebuyer education platform for new and returning borrowers. The comprehensive course thoroughly covers each step of the home buying process from managing personal finances to education on the home buying experience and ultimately preparation and planning for homeownership success. Prospective borrowers may complete this self-study course in the convenience of their own home at their own pace. A Certificate of completion that fulfills the education requirements for certain loan and assistance programs (sometimes referred to as First Time Homebuyer) is provided at the conclusion of the course. The course is available in both English and Spanish which can be started by visiting our website http://www.homeownership.org and selecting the Homebuyer Education icon.                

A 2013 study by NeighborWorks America, a community development agency, found that pre-purchase education significantly lowered default rates. The overwhelming majority of adults continue to view homeownership as a worthwhile goal. Springboard anticipates that their enhanced platform, which now features one-on-one financial counseling and a personalized action plan, will meet the needs of new and returning homeowners.

“Our desire is to provide prospective borrowers with all the education necessary to become a successful home owner,” said Melinda Opperman, Springboard’s senior vice president. “We offer a thorough curriculum that covers all the nuts and bolts of the home buying process. There is so much more to becoming a homeowner than simply shopping for a home.”

Springboard’s homebuyer education course is available 24/7 and is accessible nationwide. A Certificate of completion will be issued to all prospective borrowers who successfully complete the course, which includes a pre and post-test that corresponds with each subject. The course will follow with one-on-one financial counseling conducted by a Springboard financial counselor.

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About Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc.

SPRINGBOARD® Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit personal financial education and counseling organization founded in 1974 with the mission of improving the financial well-being of individuals and families. Springboard is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-approved housing counseling agency and a member of the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, the nation’s longest serving nonprofit financial counseling organization. Springboard is also a proud member of the Hope Now Alliance, a cooperative effort between the U.S. government and mortgage market participants to help struggling homeowners. Springboard offers personal financial education and assistance in credit counseling, housing counseling, reverse mortgage, debt and money management, pre-bankruptcy counseling and debtor education through educational programs and confidential coaching. Springboard is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, signifying the highest standards for agency governance, fiscal integrity, counselor certification and service delivery policies. Counseling is available by telephone nationwide or in-person at office locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Florida and Maryland. For more information on Springboard, please call 800-449-9818 or visit their web site at http://www.Springboard.org.







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NACHA Announces Speakers for Spotlight Speaker Series and New Topical Talks at PAYMENTS 2015


HERNDON, Va. (PRWEB) April 09, 2015

NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association® today announced the speakers for its “Spotlight Speaker Series” and “Topical Talks” at PAYMENTS 2015. PAYMENTS, which takes place April 19-22 in New Orleans, Louisiana, is the largest and most comprehensive education event for the payments industry.

The “Spotlight Speaker Series” features sessions on topics influencing the future of payments, and this year explores themes around innovation. The “Topical Talks,” which is a new offering, provide opportunities for small group chats around trending topics in the payments industry.

“PAYMENTS 2015 serves as an opportunity to help the industry further the conversation around the future of payments,” said Janet O. Estep, president and CEO of NACHA. “The sessions and speakers in our ‘Spotlight Speaker Series’ and ‘Topical Talks,’ as well as our keynote speakers, provide for thoughtful and provocative dialogue on the developments and forces that are disrupting and redefining payments.”

The “Spotlight Speaker Series” features four sessions including:

    “Continuous Innovation: Insights & Unexpected Outcomes,” led by William Wang Graylin
CEO, LoopPay Inc., will provide attendees with insights and strategies from a leading innovator on how to approach innovation in an ever changing environment;

    “Examining Mobile Payments Consortia,” a panel session moderated by Richard Crone
CEO and Founder, Crone Consulting LLC, will explore the pros, cons, risks and challenges of building a mobile payments consortia;

    “Legal Implications of U.S. Payment System Improvement,” sponsored by BNY Mellon, will examine the legal and regulatory implications surrounding the vision outlined in the Federal Reserve’s Strategies for Improving the U.S. Payment System; and
    “Innovating Federal Payments: Looking to the Future,” led by John Hill, Chief Disbursing Officer, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, will provide an overview of how emerging issues and trends are influencing the government’s role in the payment management space.

The “Topical Talks” — co-sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Lockheed Martin, OpenText GXS and TransCentra Inc. — feature five discussions that serve as learning and networking opportunities, including:

    “Integrated Receivables,” led by Bill Ensslen, Vice President, Solutions Delivery & Product Management, TransCentra Inc.;
    “Inefficiencies in Current Payment Infrastructures & How/If Financial Institutions Should Respond,” led by Ather Williams, Managing Director, Head of Global Payments & Global Strategy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch;
    “The Evolution of Insider Threats in Financial Services,” led by Roccie Soscia, Deputy to Counterintelligence Director, Lockheed Martin;
    “Future-Proofing Your Payments Environment,” led by Manish Jain, Financial Services Strategy Leader, OpenText GXS; and
    “Continuing the Conversation with Howard Putnam,” led by Howard Putnam, Author and Former CEO, Southwest Airlines.

The “Spotlight Speaker Series” and “Topical Talks” speakers complement recently announced PAYMENTS 2015 keynote speakers. This year, Jason Dorsey, known as the “Gen Y Guy”, delivers the opening keynote. During his presentation, “Crossing the Generational Divide: Unlocking the Power of Generations to Grow Your Business,” he will share new research, anecdotes and step-by-step actions to help companies drive sales, create better leaders and innovate faster.

In the Monday afternoon keynote, Chuck Todd, moderator of “Meet the Press” and political director for NBC News, will provide a comprehensive picture of the current political landscape and interpret the latest issues facing the country from the first-hand point of view of a seasoned media veteran. Former Southwest Airlines CEO Howard Putnam keynotes the Tuesday NACHA Payments System Awards Luncheon, sponsored by TD Bank, N.A., where he will advise the audience on how to create a culture of innovation.

For a complete list of featured speakers for the “Spotlight Speaker Series” and to learn more about the “Topical Talks” or other PAYMENTS 2015 activities, please visit https://payments.nacha.org/.

About PAYMENTS 2015

PAYMENTS 2015, which is taking place April 19-22 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, features more than 130 educational sessions and workshops with renowned speakers from financial institutions, corporations, government agencies, legal and regulatory bodies, consulting and research firms, service providers and more. Sessions are organized along seven tracks — the ACH Network, Card Payments, Digital/Mobile, End User Experience, Game Changers & Disruptors, Risk & Security and Strategy – to address the topics of pivotal importance to payments professionals. In addition, a dynamic exhibit hall of nearly 100 industry leaders features today’s top products and services.

To learn more about PAYMENTS 2015 sessions, workshops, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors, or to register, visit https://payments.nacha.org.

NACHA — The Electronic Payments Association

Since 1974, NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association has served as trustee of the ACH Network, managing the development, administration and rules for the payment network that universally connects all 12,000 financial institutions in the U.S. The Network, which moves money and information directly from one bank account to another, supports more than 90 percent of the total value of all electronic payments in the U.S. Through its collaborative, self-governing model, education, and inclusive engagement of ACH Network participants, NACHA facilitates the expansion and diversification of electronic payments, supporting Direct Deposit and Direct Payment via ACH transactions, including ACH credit and debit payments, recurring and one-time payments; government, consumer and business transactions; international payments, and payments plus payment-related information. Through NACHA’s expertise and leadership, the ACH Network is now one of the largest, safest, and most reliable systems in the world, creating value and enabling innovation for all participants. Visit nacha.org for more information.







T.E.N. Announces Nominees when it comes to 2015 ISE? Central Awards


ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) March 24, 2015

T.E.N., a technology and information security exec networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced these days the nominees vying the 2015 Suggestions protection Executive® and venture of the Year Awards within the Central U.S. Region. Executives feature top-ranking decision manufacturers representing nationwide to global companies in retail, healthcare, meals and business solutions; and projects include large-scale technology endeavors that target dilemmas of identity and accessibility administration, cyber security, provider risk administration, business strength, biometrics along with other key business difficulties.

Professionals Nominees:

Philip Beyer, Director, Ideas Security, The Advisory Board Company

Mike Coogan, Director, Information Safety & CISO, Spend Control

Elliott Franklin, Director, IT Protection, Whataburger Restaurants

Vickie Miller, Chief Suggestions Protection Officer, FICO

Scott Pettigrew, Chief Security Officer, HMS

Kevin Richardson, Chief Protection Officer, Stage Stores

Executive nominees may also be eligible for the ISE® Central People’s Choice Award, which given to the most truly effective applicant chosen by colleagues into the security industry. Cast your vote by April 3 with this year’s champion; go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CEN_PCVoting

Venture Nominees:

Blue-cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan, Insider Threat/B-Security Program

Blue-cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan, Wellness Suggestions Privacy and Security Program

Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan, HITRUST Framework Integration Venture

Blue-cross Blue Shield Blue Care System of Michigan, Supplier Risk Management Program

CNA, Security Convergence Initiative

Energy Upcoming Holdings, Identity Access Control and Privileged Account Management

GE Coal And Oil, Project SAND

HMS, Company Resilience Program

The Ohio State University, Suggestions Security Framework Phase 1

Phase Stores, Multi-layered Cybersecurity Initiative

Texas CISO Council, Suggestions Protection Program Essentials

USAA, Biometric Logon for Cellphone App

Spend Management, Next Generation Identity and Access Management

“We have actually an exciting selection of nominees when it comes to 2015 ISE® Central Awards,” said T.E.N. CEO & President Marci McCarthy. “We are specifically impressed with the breathing and scope of what they have actually achieved. We are excited to celebrate their success.”

The ISE® Central Awards know executives and projects, that have made a confident affect their companies through danger administration, data-asset defense, regulatory compliance, privacy and information security. Nominations are provided for T.E.N.’s distinguished panel of ISE® judges for analysis and scoring.

Judges feature:

James Beeson, Chief Suggestions Safety Officer, GE Capital

Eric Fisch, Sr. Vice-president, Information Safety, Tx Capital Bank

Scott Howitt, Vice-president and Chief Information Protection Officer JCPenney

Shammyangu Rana, Director, Managed Protection Providers, Compucom Inc.

Chris Ray, Chief Suggestions Security Officer, Epsilon

All nominees is recognized in the ISE® Central Executive Forum and Awards on 7, 2015 on Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Dallas, Tx. Finalists and winners tend to be announced at the prizes gala that night and respected through press protection and inclusion in the T.E.N. and ISE® sites. The big event is manufactured possible by kilobyte sponsors, Courion, NetIQ, Tenable system Security and ThreatTrack protection; and display sponsors, Bromium, Click Security, Intralinks, Novetta, Palerra, Seculert, Tripwire, Tufin and Wombat. Find out more online: http://ten-inc.com/ise/central/default.asp

About T.E.N.

T.E.N., a national technology and protection executive networking organization, facilitates peer-to-peer relationships between top professionals, business visionaries and solutions providers. Nominated for numerous business honors, T.E.N.’s executive management programs allow information exchange, collaboration and decision-making. Its leading system, the nationally-acclaimed Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the season Program show and Awards, is North America’s biggest management recognition and networking program for safety professionals. Other offerings range from the ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge, T.E.N. Personalized Programs and ISE® Industry Expert Advisory solutions, empowering IT solutions providers to gain use of extremely credentialed IT company veterans’ expertise. For information, visit http://www.ten-inc.com.

About ISE® Award Plan Series

For more than 10 years, the information and knowledge safety Executive® (ISE®) of the season Award system Series has empowered safety executives and their task groups for connecting, Collaborate and Celebrate. Seen as the industry’s most prestigious IT Security honor system, this has get to be the most expected award program for safety executives and their particular project teams. Winners have actually included professionals and task teams from leading organizations particularly Nike, The Walt Disney Company, america Postal Service, Schlumberger, Tx Instruments, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Equifax, Comcast, PayPal, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Nationwide.

Our distinguished ISE® Judges are previous nominees representing a cross section of sectors, including commercial, government, medical care and scholastic sectors. For this reason, the ISE® Awards represent the most effective achievements of the season as assessed by those considered to be the’s many influential and successful thought frontrunners. Along with a-one or two-day executive summit, the ISE® honors take place across the country and Canada in significant locations including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, nyc and San Francisco. The ISE® Awards plan Series has reached over 10,000 executives across an easy array of industries and has now already been a major impact in executives’ professions, knowledge sharing, in addition to development of peer-to-peer relationships.







Chernek Asking Announces Subprime Workshop

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

Chernek Consulting will carry out a 1-1/2 day workshop, “Auto Dealer Subprime Sales triumph,” April 7 – 8 in the Marriott resort Perimeter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Based on Rebecca Chernek, president of Chernek asking, “The Corporation for business Development reported in January that almost all, or 56 percent, of customers have subprime credit ratings. This workshop is made to assist dealers navigate the growing subprime market to improve profits, develop buyer respect and limit their responsibility.”

Jason Barrie, senior director, marketplace performance – Dealertrack Technologies, will provide a distinctive point of view how the subprime market has assisted to fuel the car business’s current success. He’ll deliver trends observed in both car or truck and subprime funding, share ideas into how the in-store to on the web financing process has begun to transform the way in which customers conduct their automobile acquisition, also review what’s waiting for you for 2015.

Arzu Algan, CFO & dean of education, Automotive Dealership Institute (ADI), will show five axioms to achieve your goals in “How to Establish a Successful Unique Finance division.” Brandon Hardison, president, Champion tips, Inc., will discuss exactly how keeping a certified car or truck inventory helps get lender approval in “Used Car Certification Requirements additionally the Subprime marketplace.”

In “Meeting Subprime Customers during the Door,” Rebecca Chernek provides ways to guide dealership personnel in dealing with subprime customers – from landing them regarding the right automobile the first time completely utilizing credit meeting techniques, to identifying and answering credit flags and making sure regularly seamless TOs. “The procedure was designed to not merely place consumers comfortable and restriction mistakes,” said Chernek, “but also lessen the time the customer is within the dealership.” She’ll also discuss approaches to develop better subprime lender interactions.

In “How to learn an Automotive Consumer’s credit file,” Jenn Reid, senior director of item advertising and marketing, auto – Equifax, will explain what you can read about consumers from their particular consumer report. She’ll discuss how exactly to understand the knowledge in the file and just why it’s vital that you move forward away from the rating to understand exactly what the client has to offer.

Rodney O’Rourke, director of representative development regarding eastern coast for LoJack, will talk about the history of LoJack, tips maximize lender advances through valuable product choices, identity theft plan and processes, and industry trends.

Kyle Walker, content item supervisor for Complí, will present “CFPB Enforcement – What your Dealership Needs to understand,” that will include directions for developing a dealership CMS. Gregory Johnson, lawyer – G Johnson Law PLLC, will deal with the subprime conformity landscape in “Subprime F&I Compliance Issues beneath the TILA, ECOA, FCRA, UDTPA and CFA (place Deliveries, purchase charges, Deferred Downpayments and More).”

To register when it comes to workshop, telephone call Rebecca Chernek at 404-276-4026 or go to http://www.ccilearningcenter.com/fi-subprime-sales-success.

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Clearent Announces Separate Funding Capacity


Clayton, MO (PRWEB) January 20, 2015

Clearent, among the nation’s fastest developing credit card handling organizations, announced its brand-new separate Funding solution which makes it possible for Clearent to automatically make day-to-day repayments straight to merchant advance loan providers. The inclusion of separate Funding allows sales experts to quickly integrate business payday loans with Clearent’s payment handling services.

Industry for alternate small company lending has skilled remarkable growth in the past few years. Numerous business people tend to be frustrated with standard banking institutions as a result of reasonable approval rates in addition to lengthy, difficult procedure of acquiring a traditional financial loan. These issues became even worse when you look at the aftermath for the Great Recession of 2008 as banking institutions became more traditional within their lending methods.

Alternate funding including vendor cash advance has actually stepped directly into address these underserved businesses. Merchant cash loan is an appealing replacement for old-fashioned loans given that it provides faster approval choices and quicker access to working-capital. In 2013, organizations received $ 3 billion in vendor payday loans, and experts forecast continued growth in the industry.

Clearent’s Split Funding service makes it possible for its customers to take advantage of business payday loans to assist them to develop their particular company. Anytime Clearent yields an ACH transfer for business deposits, Split Funding will transfer the appropriate amount right to the business cash advance provider’s banking account, preserving them some time providing them with faster usage of resources. Business cash advance providers choose split funding over other resources transfer methods such as for instance direct debit and lockbox repayments.

Clearent’s Split Funding service is distinguishable given that it’s fast and simple for new business advance loan providers and merchants to get establish on Clearent’s proprietary repayments system. Clearent additionally provides step-by-step reporting on Split Funding activity through its Compass on the web reporting system, which saves merchants and providers valued time. Activity also is clearly presented on Clearent’s business statement, that will be known for becoming many clear and detailed in the market.

Moreover, vendor product sales professionals who focus on business advance loan can benefit from Clearent’s proprietary repayments platform. By delivering unique benefits such as for instance versatile merchant rates options, accurate residuals, and visual, web reporting resources, Clearent makes it much simpler for its product sales partners to accomplish business and be more profitable.

Moolah, a subscribed ISO/MSP and Clearent lover, is worked up about the inclusion of Split Funding. “Clearent’s brand new Split Funding solution makes it possible for Moolah to focus on this lucrative marketplace that’s finding a substitute for direct debit and lockbox repayments,” said Mark Rasmussen, managing partner of Moolah.

“We’ve had outstanding response to Clearent’s new Spilt Funding capacity,” stated Dan Geraty, CEO of Clearent. “Our lovers just who offer merchant cash loan are now able to have the advantages of our proprietary handling platform of these consumers combined with sleep of the portfolio.”

About Clearent

Clearent is a total repayment processing answer that leverages its proprietary repayments platform to produce doing business easier and much more profitable for the sales partners. Clearent’s commitment to sincerity and transparency makes it probably one of the most trusted businesses within the repayments industry. Clearent is among the fastest-growing bank card processing companies, processing $ 7 billion in annual deal volume for 23,000 organizations across the country. To find out more, check out http://www.clearent.com or call 866.205.4721.







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President Obama Announces New Privacy Protections for the Digital Age


Jenkintown, PA (PRWEB) January 13, 2015

identiMetrics, the leader in biometric finger scanning identification solutions for schools, has announced that it is among the 75 companies heralded by President Obama committed to the cause to actively support the K-12 School Service Provider Pledge to Safeguard Student Privacy which went into effect on January 1, 2015.

At the Federal Trade Commission offices today, President Obama announced that he will build on the steps he has taken to protect American companies, consumers, and infrastructure from cyber threats, while safeguarding privacy and civil liberties. President Obama highlighted measures he will discuss in the State of the Union and unveil the next steps in his comprehensive approach to enhancing consumers’ security, tackling identity theft, and improving privacy online and in the classroom.

Specifically, President Obama heralded new commitments from the private sector to help enhance privacy for students. The K-12 School Service Provider Pledge to Safeguard Student Privacy was led by the Future of Privacy Forum and the Software & Information Industry Association, and today the President challenged other companies to follow their lead.

According to Dr. Jay Fry, identiMetrics’ CEO and former school Principal, “identiMetrics is proud to be among the 75 companies that have made this important commitment. As a biometric technology company committing to the Pledge, identiMetrics clearly shows that biometric technology can serve to protect and safeguard the privacy of our students.”

This important document was developed by The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) with guidance from school service providers, educator organizations and other stakeholders, following a convening by U.S. Representatives Jared Polis (CO) and Luke Messer (IN) to safeguard student privacy regarding the collection, maintenance and use of student personal information.

The Pledge affirms that K-12 school service providers are honored by educators and families to support their educational needs and school operations. We pledge to carry out responsible stewardship and appropriate use of student personal information gathered in our role as school service providers. http://studentprivacypledge.org

identiMetrics, Inc., a privately held company headquartered outside of Philadelphia, PA, is the leader in the development and marketing of biometric finger scanning identification solutions for schools. identiMetrics provides the only biometric ID system designed by educators specifically for the unique needs of schools. The identiMetrics Finger Scanning ID System™ provides a cost-effective and accurate replacement for swipe-card readers, barcode readers, and PIN pads allowing schools and school districts to increase accountability, improve operations and boost security. http://www.identimetrics.net







Buena Vista University Graduate & Professional Studies Announces New Degree


Storm Lake, Iowa (PRWEB) June 25, 2014

Buena Vista University (BVU) Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS) is launching a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) degree with a major in applied management. This degree is available at GPS sites across Iowa and online.

The BASc degree is under the College of Applied Studies and is a completion program specifically designed for those holding an Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS). BVU’s partnership with community colleges across Iowa provides a smooth transfer of up to 68 AAS degree credits into this new program, allowing students a local bachelor’s degree option.

The applied management major includes a range of coursework aiming to prepare students for advancement in industries such as agribusiness, hospitality, industrial technology, wind energy and sustainable/renewable energy.

“We are very excited about this program, because it prepares individuals for progression into leadership positions,” said Dr. Jill Rhea, dean of GPS. “Many workers with AAS degrees are disadvantaged in the promotion process because they lack a bachelor’s degree. The goal of this major is to offer such people a more efficient route to an advanced degree. The BASc coursework has been carefully chosen to complement the coursework already taken, create a strong and rigorous curricular experience and fulfill the overarching objectives of the student.”

The GPS applied management major addresses findings from Iowa Work Force Development in its Iowa Career, Industry, & Population Report that shows management of companies and enterprises as one of the largest growth categories, projected to grow 49.4 percent by 2020. It is designed to meet requests from area industries and community college partners’ needs, as well as target the lack of accessible educational opportunities for job progression.

The major will be available beginning Aug. 25, 2014.

About Buena Vista University Graduate & Professional Studies

Buena Vista University’s main campus in Storm Lake, Iowa, was founded in 1891, and through its Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS) program, the University now extends to 16 learning locations across Iowa, plus online. BVU’s GPS locations have graduated more than 15,000 students since it started almost 40 years ago. Students in the GPS program appreciate the pace, academic rigor, class size, and the online or local community college campus class options that their BVU experience gives them. A diverse menu of over 50 different programs offers options that meet your education needs and a variety of class formats which make scheduling even more convenient.

Buena Vista University blends liberal arts with real-world applications, preparing students for lifelong success. BVU is an affordable option for all students and, combined with its academic programs, has led U.S. News & World Report to rank BVU as the third best value school among Midwest Regional Colleges and to an A-rating from Standard & Poor’s.

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Deepak Chopra Announces Expansion of the Mind Body Medical Group at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing


Carlsbad, California (PRWEB) June 04, 2014

Mind-body wellness plus integrative medication pioneer Deepak Chopra, M.D., announced now which the Mind Body Medical Group placed at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing is using scientists within the University of California, San Diego, plus different famous scientific organizations to research the wellness advantages of a integrative approach to healthcare which combines the latest discoveries inside health research with complementary practices rooted inside wisdom traditions, including meditation plus mindfulness, yoga, Ayurvedic massage, plus additional mind-body tools which permit people to influence their autonomic plus endocrine program inside purchase to facilitate self-repair, self-regulation, plus homeostasis.

“We’re living inside an exciting time of transformation inside the field of medication. Where scientists when believed which the genes dictated the wellness plus destiny, unique analysis today shows which you are not doomed to receive the same diseases because the parents plus grandparents. The emerging research of epigenetics has shown which by the daily life-style options, you could influence the activity of the genes, ‘downregulating’ the genes causing swelling associated with various chronic ailments, when ‘upregulating’ the genes which influence homeostasis plus self-regulation. In brief, you have an incredible force to avoid plus even reverse illness by the life-style you create,” mentioned Deepak Chopra.

“For years, persons from throughout the planet have come to the Chopra Center to attend the Perfect Health program plus experience the integrative approach to total health. Then you are equally launching unique research of the Perfect Health system, hunting at mobile markers of aging, including the enzyme telomerase as well as its influence found on the size of telomeres. Similar research by Dean Ornish, M.D. plus others have shown enlargement inside the telomeres plus different mobile markers may optimize healthy aging plus health because it happens with lifestyle changes. The Chopra Center’s own research are being performed beneath the guidance of Paul Mills, PhD, a professor inside the behavioral medication system at UCSD, plus Director of Collaborative Research System Development at the UCSD Center of Integrative Medicine. The analysis concentrates on measuring the effects of meditation about mobile biology. We are searching at the Perfect Health system as well as its effects about cellular biology, including gene expression plus proteomics. In collaboration with many healthcare universities, the micro biometric results of the analysis might shortly be published. Heart wellness plus brainwave activity are additionally being monitored selectively about people practicing Primordial Sound Meditation, because taught at the Chopra Center, by the newest digital technologies,” Deepak Chopra mentioned.

(Click here to observe Deepak Chopra discuss the relationship between integrative medication plus his own health specialty of endocrinology plus metabolism.)

The integrative doctors at the Mind Body Medical Group placed at the Chopra Center are board-certified practitioners plus specialists inside Ayurveda plus additional conventional healing systems. They provide individual mind-body healthcare consultations and also group programs including the Chopra Center’s Perfect Health system. Developed by Chopra Center co-founders, Deepak Chopra, M.D. plus David Simon, M.D., Perfect Health is a 6- or 10-day healing immersion where guests experience daily customized Ayurvedic massage treatments, a mind-body healthcare consultation, along with a light detox which helps you to change the body’s microbiome by the utilization of plant-based fiber, herbs, plus vegetable oils (click here to observe a movie of Deepak Chopra interviewing Dr. Larry Smarr regarding the Mind Brain Genome Microbiome). Perfect Health equally involves daily sessions led by the Center’s master educators inside Primordial Sound Meditation, yoga, strain administration, health guidance, as well as the healing wisdom embodied inside the traditions of Ayurveda.

The Mind Body Medical Group as well as the Chopra Center equally provide Journey into Healing, an certified course inside integrative medication which has AMA-approved CME credits to doctors plus health experts inside partnership with all the UCSD School of Medicine. This experiential workshop is for healthcare experts whom like to expand their knowledge of mind-body medication plus individual care.

About the Chopra Center for Wellbeing

Founded inside 1996 by Deepak Chopra, M.D. plus David Simon, M.D., the Chopra Center has pioneered the field of integrative mind-body medication. The Chopra Center’s board-certified health physicians are leaders inside their fields plus provide individualized patient-centered care which blends contemporary evidence-based medication with conventional healing practices. The Chopra Center has the range of programs, workshops, instructor training certifications, plus online guides, including the common 21-Day Meditation Experience™, a free guided meditation system led by Deepak Chopra plus Oprah Winfrey. Register at Chopra.com plus get the monthly free inspirational newsletter.

About the Mind Body Medical Group

Located at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, the Mind Body Medical Group has an integrative approach to healthcare which addresses the entire individual – the notice, body, spirit, plus environment – plus concentrates on addressing the root causes of disease instead of just treating signs. The integrative doctors at the Mind Body Medical Group are board-certified physicians and also specialists inside Ayurveda plus alternative conventional healing systems. They provide individual mind-body health consultations in addition to group programs including the Chopra Center’s signature Perfect Health system. If you are coping with bodily disease, psychological pain or chronic strain – or if you would like to nurture your state of wellness plus balance – the Mind Body Medical Group is here to provide we pro, caring guidance about the healing journey. Learn more info on the Mind Body Medical Group here.

About Deepak Chopra, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing

Deepak Chopra, M.D. is the writer of over 75 books, including many NY Times bestsellers. His healthcare training is within internal medication plus endocrinology, plus he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a associate of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, plus an adjunct professor of Executive Programs at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is additionally an adjunct professor at Columbia Organization School, Columbia University, along with a Senior Scientist at the Gallup company. For over a decade, he has participated because a lecturer at the Update inside Internal Medicine, an yearly event sponsored by Harvard Medical School’s Department of Continuing Education as well as the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.