DirectTrust Surpasses ONCs Secure HIE Specs, Earns Renewal

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 08, 2014

DirectTrust, a non-profit trade alliance that advances secure, health information exchange via the Direct Protocol, announced today that its Cooperative Agreement with the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT has been renewed for a second full year. The renewal came after DirectTrust not only met, but exceeded the goals of the ONC’s Exemplar HIE Governance Program.

“This is a time when identity theft and privacy concerns are prevalent, so securing patients’ personal health information in Direct messages – and trusting the identity between senders – is a must,” DirectTrust President and CEO David C. Kibbe, MD, said. “In a remarkably short period of time, our members have created a national network for secure and trusted health data exchange over the Internet. EHR users in hospitals, medical practices, and other health care facilities, as well as their patients, will all benefit from the ability to move data securely across organizational and IT boundaries via Direct. The work has been done on time, and on target.”

DirectTrust sets policies and standards for secure health information exchange and operates a voluntary, accreditation program for Health Information Services Providers (HISPs) in partnership with the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). Accredited HISPs provide trusted, low-cost message exchanges from within EHRs, web portals, and other applications for the purposes of health care coordination and patient engagement.

To qualify for renewal, DirectTrust had to meet a number of deadlines and milestones for growth of its trust community. One of those involved their Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC)-DirectTrust program. Accredited HISPs share digital certificates with one another, making it transparent and efficient for Direct relying parties to know who to trust, without having to engage in one-off contracts or single-use connections.

In all to date, DirectTrust has enrolled 49 organizations – including leading EHR companies, connectivity vendors, and state HIEs – in more than 80 accreditation and audit programs encompassing privacy, security, and trust-in-identity controls. That far exceeded the goal of 50 programs set for the first year of the Cooperative Agreement.

“Over the past year, DirectTrust worked hard to promote good governance practices and enable the exchange of health information,” said Kory Mertz, the Challenge Grant Director at the ONC. “We expect that in the second year of the contract, DirectTrust will continue this success and help to enable HISP-to-HISP interoperability among their participants.”

According to John Blair, MD, Chair of the DirectTrust Board of Directors and CEO of MedAllies, an accredited HISP, “The country has placed a high priority on digitizing providers throughout the health care industry. For the last several years, significant money and effort has gone into moving providers from paper to EHRs. Direct exchange is our greatest hope to create interoperability between these disparate EHR systems for transitions of care and care coordination. The partnership between DirectTrust and ONC has been a very productive collaboration between the private sector and government, something we don’t see every day.”

Details on the benefits of HIPAA-compliant messaging and EHNAC-DirectTrust accreditation can be found at

About DirectTrust

DirectTrust is a nonprofit, competitively neutral, self-regulatory entity created by and for participants in the Direct community – including health information service providers (HISPs), certificate authorities, registration authorities, doctors, patients, and vendors. It supports both provider-to-provider, as well as patient-to-provider Direct exchange. The goal of DirectTrust is to develop, promote and, as necessary, help enforce the rules and best practices needed to maintain security and trust within the Direct network, consistent with the HITECH Act and the governance rules for the NwHIN established by the ONC. DirectTrust is committed to fostering widespread public confidence in the Direct exchange of health information. To learn more, please visit

About the ONC Exemplar HIE Governance Program

The Exemplar Health Information Exchange Governance Program funds cooperative agreements that advance the efforts of existing governance entities that benefit consumers and healthcare providers by allowing health information to flow securely between unaffiliated healthcare organizations. Ultimately, this aligns interoperability requirements and business practices with national priorities; overcomes interoperability challenges; reduces implementation costs; and assures the privacy and security of health information exchange.

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Christie is Front and Center at NAB 2014 with the Authoritative Visual Display Technology Line-Up

NAB/Las Vegas (PRWEB) April 05, 2014

Christie® continues its leadership in the visual display technology market at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas April 5-10. The exhibits open April 7, showcasing two connecting Christie booths featuring the latest 4K solutions including laser projection. The benefits of Christie Q Series, Christie Brio, large format LCD displays, 1-chip DLP® and 3-chip DLP® projectors, and more will be featured.

Laser Projection Summit Kicks off NAB

Don Shaw, Ph.D. and senior director of product management, Entertainment Solutions, Christie, will participate in the ‘Technology Summit’ on Cinema at 5:00 p.m. April 5 as part of the ‘Laser Illuminated Projectors’ panel discussion. The presentation will show how 3D light levels, color fidelity, image uniformity, viewing comfort, and a sense of immersion can be vastly improved using a 6P laser projection system, especially when combined with advanced color separation technology like Dolby 3D®, versus the conventional 3D systems found in cinemas today.

6P Laser Presentation at Christie Innovation Theater

The Christie Innovation Theater will demonstrate a 4K Christie Solaria 6P laser system using the world’s most efficient 3D technology and the industry-preferred image quality that doesn’t require a silver screen. Sure to be a show highlight, the 6P laser presentation provides a glimpse into the future of projection technology. Utilizing six specific primary colors, Christie laser projection technology brings dramatically improved 3D efficiency to projection systems and is ideal for any 3D display system.

The demonstration will use Dolby® 3D glasses specifically engineered to match the six primary laser light wavelengths and viewers will experience 3D Cinema as it was meant to be seen.

4K Solutions, Large Format LCD Display, New HD Christie Q Series and More

The Christie D4K2560 3-chip DLP® projector with the Christie TrueLife™ 4K platform will be showcased. When uncompromising image fidelity, brightness and resolution are needed in cinematic settings, amusement parks, casinos, or 3D visualization systems, the Christie D4K2560 is the clear choice; providing four times the resolution of 2K along with 60Hz.

A Christie broadcast set complete with Christie® MicroTiles® and content driven by the Christie Spyder X20 video processor will also be featured along with the North American debut of the Christie FHD651-T intuitive touch flat panels. With up to four simultaneous touches, the Christie FHD651-T provides superior touchscreen performance in a fully integrated package for meeting and classrooms, corporate spaces, museums, education, hospitality and retail, and more.

The Christie FHD551-W outdoor flat panel and the Christie FHD551-XG complete the large format LCD display solutions.

NAB also marks the North American debut of Christie Q Series, including the new Christie DHD951-Q HD that complements the existing, highly successful line. Similar to the rest of Christie Q Series, the HD version introduces 3G-SDI and includes eClarity™ advanced image processing that significantly enhances images by providing greater control over image sharpness, gloss and shading. With its sleek overall style and high-performance features, the Christie DHD951-Q provides superior image processing, versatility and affordability.

Also debuting in North America is the Christie DHD600-G. Part of the upgraded Christie G Series, it is suitable for demanding environments such as signage and museums delivering multi-projector blends onto curved surfaces seamlessly for a perfect image every time.

Christie Brio Share More, Accomplish More

The Christie FHD651-T flat panel seamlessly combines with the Christie Brio multi-site presentation and collaboration solution. Christie Brio featured in separate meeting rooms at the booth allows users to virtually meet, share information and collaborate effortlessly, overcome geographical distances, and eliminate the challenge of single and multi-site workplace meetings.

On the second floor of the Christie booth, the advantages of the 3-chip DLP® Christie Roadster HD20K-J and Christie HD14K-M projectors will be presented. Rugged and ideal for rental staging, both provide significantly higher return on investment and provide superior image quality compared to others in their class.

The benefits of Christie Entero HB 70-inch HD cubes will also featured along with a Christie® Phoenix™. With HD resolution and built on proven LED technology for long life, reliability and low cost of ownership, the front access design of the Entero cubes allows them to be positioned against a wall without compromising space limitations, performance or image quality in 24/7 control room environments.

Christie Solutions throughout NAB 2014

Christie is pleased to collaborate with several vendors. Quantel is using a Christie D4K2560 while AutoDesk will be using a Christie Mirage 4K25. At the Red Digital Cinema Camera booth, a Christie Mirage 4K35 will be featured. In addition, Vizrt is pleased to use the Christie 84-inch Quad HD at its booth and Ross Video is featuring 50 Christie MicroTiles. Finally, Da-Lite will display its solutions with a Christie D4K2560.

About Christie®

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan. Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit


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Retail Customer Experience Releases Consumer Survey Results on Mobile Retail Apps

Louisville, KY (PRWEB) April 08, 2014

Pity the poor retailer: Just when they adapt to one disruptive technology, another comes forward to make them rethink their tactics yet again.

The most recent paradigm-shifter is the mobile application, and many retail executives still struggle to understand how to incorporate them into their user experience—or whether they should even bother.

The questions are worth asking. According to information technology research firm Gartner, mobile apps will have been downloaded 268 billion times by 2017. They will have generated $ 77 billion in revenue for their deployers. And users will be providing streams of personalized data to more than 100 apps and services a day — whether they know they are doing so or not.

Hoping to help retailers survive and thrive in the mobile app world, Retail Customer Experience and sister site Mobile Payments Today have published “Mobile Retail Apps and the Engaged Consumer.”

The 59-page report includes sections on best practices, commentaries by some of the leading minds in mobile retail applications, a directory of providers from multiple countries and of special interest, a survey of 1,000 consumers about their habits, preferences and recommendations when it comes to mobile apps in the retail space.

“Some of the results were really surprising to me,” said report author Joseph Grove, a veteran B2B journalist and former senior vice president and executive editor for the publisher of Retail Customer Experience. “For example, I didn’t expect to be the case that men were more likely than women to be heavy users of mobile retail apps, or that pharmacies would show up so strongly as a popular app category.”

The report includes data on mobile wallet and Passbook adoption, consumer concerns regarding mobile app data security, used and desired functionalities, and frustrations. The download of the report includes jpegs of many of the almost 70 charts and graphs, which readers have permission to share with co-workers or apply in presentations.

Commentaries include:

Mike Wittenstein, founder, Storyminers. ”The Push for Sophistication Must Drive Value, Function”
Chris McClain, executive vice president, Americas Strategic Industries, SAP. “Unlocking the Power of Mobile in Retail”
Jason Goldberg, vice president, Razorfish. “Mobile Apps Can Pay Off Big”
Jack Philbin, founder/CEO, Vibes. ”How to Ensure a Symbiotic Mobile Marketing Strategy.”

“Some of most common questions and popular stories are about retail mobile applications and how our readers can be successful with them. This report goes a long way to providing answers,” said James Bickers, senior editor of Retail Customer Experience.

More information is available here.

ABOUT RETAIL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE is a website devoted to helping retailers differentiate on experience, rather than on price. It is founded on the understanding that retail today is fundamentally different than any other time in its history, and staying competitive requires a new, holistic understanding of customers and how they want to shop.


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TouchSystems Upgrades V32 Touch Screen with LED Edge-Lit Display

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 02, 2014

TouchSystems continues to improve its V Series, a line of entry-level, large-screen touch displays, with an updated 32-inch model. The new model features LED edge-lighting and other improvements that increase energy conservation and decrease the total cost of ownership.

“The 32-inch multi-touch screen adds to our already robust line of entry-level touch displays,” says Carol Nordin, president of TouchSystems. “The updated model is not only budget friendly but also a good, long-term investment. With its updated components and several connectivity options, including an OPS-compliant slot, the screen won’t need to be replaced for a number of years.”

The V3280I-U3, based on the NEC V323, is integrated with an infrared touch technology that offers multiple (six) touch points, meaning that multiple viewers can use the screen at the same time or that a single viewer can swipe, gesture, pinch, and zoom. The screen’s other components, notably LED edge-lighting and the advanced thermal capabilities and cooling system, result in a touch screen ideally suited for public environments such as restaurants and retail stores. The screen also boasts an OPS-compliant slot and other connections, all of which ease installation and maintenance.

TouchSystems was established in 1996. The company is a pioneer in the touch technology industry. TouchSystems works with its customers to create innovative touch solutions, such as desktop touch monitors, interactive digital signage, all-in-one systems, kiosks, and industrial controls and peripherals. TouchSystems is based in Hutto, Texas and is a certified woman- and minority-owned small business. For more information, call (512) 846-2424 or visit TouchSystems also can be followed on Twitter at and on Facebook at

Digital Signage Toronto

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Digital Signage displays may be plasma display panels, liquid crystal displays, televisions, computer monitors, Touch Screen Kiosks and off recent large LED Displays.

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POLICY WATCH: RISARC CEO Richard Stephenson Asks, Did Hillary Clintons Message to the Healthcare Industry at HIMSS14 on Electronic Health Records Get it Right?

Burbank, California (PRWEB) March 11, 2014

Richard Stephenson, Founder and CEO of RISARC, a leading national high-technology and revenue recovery consulting firm to the health care industry, has endorsed the view of Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that federally-mandated electronic health records (EHR) are transforming the health care industry.

Secretary Clinton appeared at the Annual Conference on February 26. HIMSS is the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the world’s largest global health information-technology association. HIMSS is based in Chicago and has more than 52,000 members worldwide.

Electronic efficiencies

Said Stephenson: “Secretary Clinton, herself a pioneer advocate for a broad national healthcare system, was on point in her address at this important annual conference of the health care industry’s IT leaders. The success of the Affordable Care Act depends a great deal on the efficiencies that electronic health records are bringing to the industry.”

“We are finally seeing the promise of electronic health care records leaving behind the outdated, obsolete, 20th Century – in some cases, 19th and 18th Century – ways that records are kept,” said Secretary Clinton at the conference which was held in Orlando, Florida.

Paper losses

Secretary Clinton spoke of the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans when thousands lost their paper-based health care records in the storm’s destruction. Clinton expressed particular concern for the thousands of elderly patients who relied heavily on the information contained in that mountain of paper work lost in the floods and building disasters across the city for maintaining their prescriptions and treatment plans.

In the same week, Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services, spoke about far reaching challenges that the EHR revolution is bringing to the industry. Secretary Sebelius addressed the Care Innovation Summit put on by the Aspen Institute and Advisory Board Co. in Washington on February 27.

Health-first attitude

Said Stephenson: “The $ 20-billion electronic health records incentive program, part of the 2009 federal stimulus package, was intended principally to aid in the efficient management of individual health care regimens. Under the leadership of Secretary Sebelius and her team at HHS, the abundant digital information mined from individual EHRs is also capable of providing the structure and tools enabling a health-first attitude in wellness, diagnosis and treatment. ACA gives healthcare providers the structure and tools to develop a health first attitude – leading to better patient care, management and provider/patient partnerships by improving access on both sides to critical medical documentation.”

But that only happens, according to Stephenson, if the information is made widely available. An initiative inside Secretary Sebelius’ own HHS has begun to do just that.

Said Stephenson: “The new Hospital Compare website, sponsored by Secretary Sebelius, protects anonymity but aggregates and repurposes the information now flowing into the federal system. It also allows patients to match and compare their own experiences in categories such as patient experience, average wait times and whether a hospital has medical imaging capabilities.”

A July 2013 press release on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS) website points out that approximately 80 percent of eligible hospitals and more than 50 percent of eligible professionals have adopted EHRs and received incentive payments from Medicare or Medicaid. The article continues, stating that the upside of EHRs is, according to CMS Administrator, Marilyn Tavenner: “Electronic health records are transforming relationships between patients and their health care providers. EHRs improve care coordination, reduce duplicative tests and procedures, help patients take more control of their health and result in better overall health outcomes.“

Obamacare 2.0

Added Stephenson: “I see this as Obamacare 2.0. The first stage of healthcare reform was to provide broad public access to care and to convince the industry to elevate its game with digitized EHRs. As virtually all providers and insurers have come on board, we are now seeing the way that this abundant digital information will quickly transform everything across the landscape – from public health, Medicare and clinical trials to spending on healthcare by the public and private individuals.”


RISARC is a leading national high-technology and revenue recovery consulting firm to the health care industry. RISARC, founded in 1990, has recovered over $ 1 billion for its clients. The company offers the RMSe-bubble™ for secure electronic document exchange and the signature RISARC 360° single-source solution that combines health care revenue cycle expertise with innovative cloud-based, cost-saving technology to help clients optimize existing resources, meet business objectives and reach financial goals. RISARC is a pioneer in health care technology solutions and is a certified Health Information Handler for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, esMD project. The RMSe-bubble provides the industry’s best secure, HIPAA-compliant environment for electronic record and document exchange and has been endorsed and accepted by providers, commercial insurance carriers and government agencies across the United States.

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Camas, WA (PRWEB) June 05, 2012

Today, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced 13 additions to its LED-backlit line of Industrial Strength TFT LCD modules, as well as its completed transition to an all-LED backlit line-up. The new panels range in size from 3.7-inch to 19.0-inch diagonal, filling in a number of popular diagonal size classes with more options and features. For details on all Sharp LED-backlit LCDs, visit

Many of the new LCDs will be on show at Display Week 2012. Additionally, the company will introduce its new 60”/70”/80” Class e-Signage Module Family, show its new SSLR (Sharp Super Low Reflection) film technology, and debut one of its first mass production displays using IGZO technology. Display Week takes place June 5 – 8 in Boston, MA.

Industrial Strength LED-Backlit LCDs

Earlier this year, Sharp completed its migration from CCFL-based products to an all-LED backlight line-up. A consistent footprint in each Class size simplifies replacement, and built-in LED drivers for many models eliminate design issues.

A dedicated team of regionally-based technical support, sales, and marketing experts are available to work closely with customers as they make the switch to LED-backlit LCDs. Our Resources page at also features instructional videos, “The Switch” podcast, technical papers, and other assets to aid the process. New Sharp IA panels are backed by long product life cycles and supported with extensive documentation, including Specifications, Incoming Inspection Reports, Reliability Data, and a UL Parts List.

New LED-backlit LCD Class Sizes Include:

3.7-inch (QVGA) LS037V7DW05    

3.7-inch (QVGA) LS037V7DW06    

4.3-inch (WVGA/ASV) LQ043Y1DX07

4.3-inch (WQVGA/Touch Screen) LQ043T1DG28    

6.4-inch (VGA) LQ064V3DG06

8.4-inch (VGA) LQ084V1DG43

10.1-inch (WXGA/LVDS) LQ101K1LY04    

10.4-inch (SVGA/LVDS) LQ104S1LG81

12.1-inch (SVGA/Digital) LQ121S1DG81*

15.0-inch (XGA/LVDS/ASV/Front Mount) LQ150X1LW12

15.0-inch (XGA/LVDS/ASV/Side Mount) LQ150X1LW94

15.0-inch (XGA/LVDS) LQ150X1LG11*

19.0-inch (SXGA/ASV/LVDS) LQ190E1LW52

*Mass Production QA 2012

Sharp’s displays are perfectly suited to meet the rugged demands of the Industrial Application (IA) market. They are ideal for applications including Automotive, Factory Automation, In-Flight Entertainment, Gaming, Medical Devices, Point of Sale (POS) Terminals, Transportation, Test and Measurement, and many others. The panels are also ideal for companies that provide value-add technology, such as projected capacitive touch overlays.

New Sharp LCD Technology

In March 2012, Sharp began production of new displays featuring IGZO semiconductor technology, which allows lower energy consumption through use of smaller thin-film transistors and increased pixel transparency. Sharp’s proprietary UV2A technology (employed in Sharp’s AQUOS® LCD TVs) enables the displays to achieve exceptional image quality. Now, the company introduces its new QFHD 31.5-inch (diagonal) IGZO display (LQ315D1LG91), one of the first IGZO-based displays in the industry. Made available for mass production.

The company has also introduced Sharp Super Low Reflection Technology (SSLR) into mass production. Super Low Reflection film incorporates NANO technology to drastically reduce reflection on an LCD screen, which, in turn, significantly improves a display’s contrast ratio.

Sharp is also announcing a new line of TFT LCD modules optimized for e-Signage (electronic signage) applications. The portfolio includes a family of 60-inch, 70-inch, and 80-inch Class LCDs, plus specialty modules for outdoor, direct sunlight applications, applications that require especially high resolutions, and video wall displays. The modules mark the first opportunity for e-Signage designers to benefit from the proven durability and performance of Sharp LCD Modules.

Availability and Pricing

Product samples and pricing may be obtained through any Sharp Representative or Distributor. Sharp displays are RoHS* compliant, upholding the company’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing. One-piece sample pricing for the following, select Sharp products is as follows:

4.3-inch     LQ043T1DG28    $ 37.70

10.1-inch    LQ101K1LY04    $ 234.00

10.4-inch    LQ104S1LG81    $ 325.00

15.0-inch    LQ150X1LW94    $ 390.00

19.0-inch    LQ190E1LW52    $ 682.50

(Sizes are diagonal)

Sharp Customer Support

Sharp’s significant global infrastructure includes a strong support footprint in North America to ensure that customers can find expert, hands-on support in their region. Our dedicated sales and field applications engineering team supports OEM and Integration customers throughout the design cycle. This way, each product’s unique features can be leveraged to meet the specific demands of most any industry solution challenge. For more information, visit

About Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas

Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) drives innovative LCD, optoelectronics, imager, and RF components to market. The world’s leading manufacturers of consumer and business technologies look to SMA for the products, expertise, and worldwide support they need to make their visions a reality. SMA, in Camas, Washington, is the microelectronics sales and marketing division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sharp Corporation. For more information, visit us at

∗ The Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive (2002/95/EC). This directive took effect July 1, 2006. All measurements are diagonal. All Specification values quoted are Typical values. IGZO: (InGaZnO), an oxide comprising indium (In), gallium (Ga), and zinc (Zn). LED: Light Emitting Diode. CCFL: Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp. LCD: Liquid Crystal Display. Sharp is a registered trademark of Sharp Corporation.

Top Digital Signage Software Company Offers Custom Digital Signage Players

(PRWEB) April 05, 2014

Today,, one of the top digital signage software companies in the industry, announces its new digital signage players available now at their online store. Custom service is available here as well.

The sales manager of, states, “We are happy to provide custom designs for our customers. This is a brand new service that we did not provide before. If any client cannot find her desired models on our website, she/he can contact us with special need. Moreover, we allow customer’s designs here; businesses can create their special digital signage players by following a simple process.”

“You can call us, and we will show you the manufacture process in detail. We will work to complete the custom designs for customers,” says the manager. “On, customers can find the digital player models they like easily. Moreover, they get an amazing discount when placing an order.”

The company has worked hard to ensure fast growth while maintaining quality and freshness of every digital signage player. The the manager continues, “We are delighted by the success we had achieved over the last few years in meeting our global customers’ needs. Now, we promise to continuously provide an even wider range of reliable products for our valued customers.”

The company has also come up with big discounts on its full line of well-designed and masterfully made digital signage players. These models come with discounted shipping costs. Digital-Signage-China promises that their products come with 100% best price guarantee.

About has over 8 years of experience in digital signage, allowing displaying rich content quicker, easier, and more effectively than ever before. The company specializes in the manufacturing and wholesale of high-end and middle-end digital signage players, enabling many companies worldwide across all business sectors to benefit from the power of digital media communication. For more details, please view: