The Los Angeles tech scene, sporting the moniker of Silicon Beach over the last few years, is becoming an innovation launchpad for health care delivery nationwide. LA’s creative culture combined with its finance and broader technology expertise is leading to a rapidly growing community of local entrepreneurs focused on solving problems in one of the nation’s most challenging sectors: health care. More specifically, set within LA’s diverse socio-economic and cultural makeup, this melting pot of experience, skill and vision positions Los Angeles to mix its nationally recognized hospitals with venture capital to create the exact ingredients required for digital health success.
Cloudbreak Health’s Jamey Edwards lists out three reasons as to why digital health is a sector to watch in Los Angeles.
Read the full article: Why Digital Health Is A Sector To Watch In Los Angeles (Forbes)
A recent study from the USC Marshall School of Business shows that saving bigger portions of leftovers might influence you to exercise less or eat more later.
According to Dr. Linda Hagen, who helped lead the study, the problem is actually about perception. “Leftovers from a meal can skew people’s idea about how much they ate,” she explains. “It’s difficult to judge how much we have eaten, so we’re often heavily influenced by external cues. For example, the larger portion of leftovers we see on the plate, the less we believe we ate. You might think, ‘After all, if there’s a lot left, I cannot possibly have eaten very much, right?’” She tells us that this becomes problematic in cases where it affects what happens next — like if that perception becomes a reason to eat more later on or an excuse to skip a planned workout because you feel you haven’t eaten very much.
Read the full article: How Bringing Home Leftovers Could Derail Your Health Goals (Brit + Co.)
OWC was awarded a PRism at the 54th Annual PRSA-LA Awards Gala last night. OWC won the award in the Events & Observances for Technology category for its work with Cubic Motion.
“This award builds team pride, and the people in our firm are creative, edgy and smart. This award is their award,” said Tracy Williams, CEO and founder of OWC.
OWC won the Events & Observances for Technology PRism for its work with Cubic Motion to spotlight their latest technology through the real-time facial animation of a digital human personality, codenamed “Siren,” created by Epic Games, Cubic Motion, 3Lateral, Vicon and Tencent, at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco.
Read the full announcement: Olmstead Williams Communications wins PRism at the 54th Annual PRSA-Los Angeles Awards
Mutual mentoring enables us to contribute our ideas and learn from the experiences of others. Mentors also are your best sales force because they have a stake in your success. Mutual mentors have each other’s backs.
One of the most impactful learning experiences happens by connecting with people and turning an internal monologue into a dialogue. In his latest byline for Forbes, ProVisors CEO Matt Toledo puts together four inspiring examples of mutual mentoring.
Read the full article: Four Mutual Mentorship Ideas To Enhance Your Business (Forbes)
Over the last 18 months, CompoSecure has shipped more than one million dual-interface (contact and contactless) EMV-compliant credit and debit cards. The company holds a patent (and is waiting approval of another) on technology that enables the RFID antenna to be shielded from interference from the metal in the card. CompoSecure expects to ship its next one million dual-interface metal cards within six months.
CompoSecure’s largest markets for dual-interface cards are Europe, the U.S., and Canada. Cards are manufactured in the company’s two plants in Somerset, New Jersey.
Read the full article: CompoSecure Metal Payment Cards (The Nilson Report)
Geneva Health Solutions (GHS), the leading cloud-based technology platform and service for managing data from implantable cardiac devices, has formalized its internal training systems by launching Geneva University, a business unit within GHS. Geneva University will be focused on the continuous improvement of all clinical and administrative processes.
“Implantable cardiac device remote monitoring requires distinct data analytics skills to properly review arrhythmia data,” said Yuri Sudhakar, CEO of GHS. “Geneva University enriches the skillset of our cardiac device technicians, so they can achieve the highest standards in cardiac remote monitoring.”
Murano Connect, a leading financial services company that matches fund managers to allocators, today announced it has sourced opportunities that led to more than $10 billion in AUM for its clients. Murano offers an affordable alternative to third-party marketers or an in-house sales person, both of which are expensive, by enabling niche hedge and mutual funds, mid-sized private equity, alternatives and fund to funds to grow.
“Murano’s methodology identifies philosophic and strategic alignment between allocators and fund managers,” said Ole Rollag, CEO of Murano Connect. “But the key to our success is selectivity. We accept less than 10 percent of the funds that apply for our service.”
Read the full release: Murano Connect Results in $10 Billion to Fund Managers
According to TaskUs’ CEO and President Jaspar Weir, some of the biggest complaints in corporate culture are employee performance reviews and appraisals. There is a tremendous amount of time that goes into annual employee reviews, and yet more than half of executives (58%) believe that their current performance management approach drives neither employee engagement nor higher performance. Typically, companies use a rigid system of ratings and subjective evaluation criteria that is often not interpreted or acted on effectively due to lack of management training.
Realizing that there is more to success than just job performance, TaskUs has completely reimagined the employee review process through The Human Project.
See the full article here: Annual Reviews: Bringing Together Performance, Passion And Purpose (Forbes)
Tearsheet asked some of the top experts in online lending, including CrowdOut’s Alexander Schoenbaum, to describe what they feel are the top trends in their businesses.
“We believe that the biggest trend in online lending will be a search for diversity and differentiation,” said Schoenbaum. “With most investors now having found real estate and consumer lending platforms – and spreads compressing from an excess of capital and completion – they will look to alternative credit products that have not saturated the market…”
Read the full article: 17 experts chime in on the future of lending in 2019 and beyond (Tearsheet)
The actual design and construction of an oral film capable of effective therapeutic delivery can be challenging and requires the creation of new technologies. As a result of these innovations, buccal films are now a commercially viable dosage form that can solve many problems faced by the pharmaceutical industry, patients, and their caregivers, according to CURE Pharmaceutical’s CEO Rob Davidson and its COO Jessica Rousset.
Oral films will be able to replace daily injections, such as apomorphine shots taken by patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease. They can improve the bioavailability of drugs, such as cannabinoids, potentially lowering their dose and psychoactive side effects. When rapid symptom relief is needed, they can deliver a bolus effect. They are a convenient alternative to unpalatable liquids for children and hard-to-swallow pills for the elderly.
“CURE Pharmaceutical’s approach to buccal film development with CUREfilm leverages the inevitable salivary flush of a single layer film to create better drug-release profiles,” said Davidson and Rousset. “We design our products to combine the fast onset bolus effect of buccal delivery with the extended release of GI delivery to achieve an overall pulsatileor sustained-release profile. Indeed, with buccal delivery, blood levels can peak quickly, and a shorter half-life can mean the effect wears off rapidly.”
Read the full article: BUCCAL FILMS – Better Drug Release & Patient Experiences With Buccal Films (Drug Development & Delivery)