Schurz Communications and iJento to Combine Online & Offline Subscriber Knowledge

New York (PRWEB) August 19, 2014

Schurz Communications, a diversified privately-owned, nationwide communications company, has selected iJento to additionally integrate databases from newspaper and digital operations into their analytics platform. With multiple properties, across different states, Schurz will use the integrated platform to progressively construct data across multiple visits, devices and interactions, to further understand subscriber journeys and build rich multichannel subscriber profiles. iJento?s analytics platform will then deliver powerful insights to better recognize high value subscribers, deliver superior engagement, increase subscription and advertizing revenues and optimize the full subscriber experience across multiple devices.

?Subscriber acquisition and churn reduction are key business drivers for Schurz, so our goal is to help it win and retain high-value subscribers through better marketing analytics,? said Peter Ryan, CEO of iJento. ?Our platform is designed specifically for businesses that engage with subscribers across multiple devices like Schurz, so with iJento they can look forward to learning exactly who their most valuable subscribers are, build strategies for acquiring new subscribers, and understand exactly what they need to do to keep them coming back for more.?

?We were initially impressed by the business intelligence work of Cox Media Group,? said Kerry Oslund, Senior Vice President Publishing and Emerging Media for Schurz Communications. “In finding out more about it, we also learned about its secret sauce–smart people with smart tools, including the iJento platform.” Oslund added, “We have multiple big data projects happening in Schurz Communications. Data Realty and Analytics are focused on our cable and high-speed data operations, while iJento will be focused on our newspaper brands and markets. We fully expect those projects to merge someday, but working with iJento will give us additional speed –particularly in leveraging the online clickstream data.”

About iJento

iJento helps businesses do better marketing analytics. The technology platform creates the richest, most accurate customer profiles by stitching together visits across all devices and channels into a complete behavioral picture of preferences and history. From these profiles, advanced segmentations are created that help marketers effectively target customers, predict which customers are most likely to buy, what they are most likely to buy next, and which ones are at risk of buying elsewhere. With over 14 years of multichannel customer intelligence experience, iJento delivers results in a fraction of the time of other enterprise solutions. For more information about iJento, visit http://www.ijento.com.

About Schurz

Schurz Communications, Inc. is a Mishawaka based news and information company, which consists of seven business segments: Broadcasting Radio, Broadcasting TV, Cable TV, Newspaper Publishing, Shoppers, and Digital Media. The company publishes 11 daily and 8 weekly newspapers in medium and small markets including shopping publications in California. It has 10 television stations, owns 13 radio stations and operates 3 others, owns 3 cable companies, and a phone directory. Geographically, Schurz Communications has a presence in Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Virginia. For more information about Schurz visit http://www.schurz.com.







pMD Automates Cardiology Charge Capture: Low-Reimbursement Services Become Profitable


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014

pMD, the leading innovator in mobile charge capture and physician communication, launched an Observation Result (ORU) interface to streamline cardiology test interpretations performed in the hospital. pMD?s cardiology customers are using the ORU interface to automate charge capture and optimize revenue for their test interpretations for electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, and stress tests.

When a provider interprets tests in the hospital, the cardiology system produces electronic data for each test result and professional billing charges are automatically generated in pMD. This charge automation frees the physicians from the tedious process of having to manually bill for the test interpretations altogether, and the billing office receives the charges electronically and in real time.

?This interface exemplifies how valuable interoperability is,? pMD CEO Philippe d?Offay said. ?There are cardiologists who aren?t billing for lower reimbursement services because the cost of the manual administrative work required to bill these services outweighs the reimbursement amount. We are committed to interface development to help our customers increase their revenue and protect physicians? time from costly, manual processes.?

Pima Heart in Tucson, Arizona employs pMD?s mobile charge capture software, which allows physicians to enter their medical billing charges into their smartphones and send text messages securely to record and manage their hospital billing and outpatient procedures. Billing for cardiology test interpretations can be challenging because they are a high volume, low reimbursement service and therefore require a highly efficient billing process to be profitable. To solve this challenge, pMD worked with cardiology groups to create a standard feed directly from the cardiology systems in which they submit reports for ECGs, echos, and stress tests.

“The biggest benefit of the pMD ORU interface for us is that the physicians don’t have to do anything,? said Jeremy Monday, a certified coder at Pima Heart. ?They read the test, sign off on it, and then the charges flow directly to our billing system. This makes it easy for us to process high volume, low reimbursement procedures such as ECGs, echos, and stress tests.”

pMD interfaces with electronic medical records, medical billing systems, and hospital information systems. As with the ORU interface used by Pima Heart, these interfaces optimize the efficiency of medical practices.

About pMD:

pMD?s mobile charge capture software supports doctors across multiple specialties by allowing them to enter their patient charges into Android, iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, and iPod Touch devices at the point of patient care. The patient visit is then visible to other doctors within the practice and can be billed immediately. Doctors using charge capture are increasing their ROI in a time where Medicare cuts, ICD-10, PQRS, and other costs are significantly impacting profitability. pMD increases efficiency and security in a practice through automation and secure text messaging, and it provides free interfaces with most major electronic medical records, hospital information, and medical billing systems, including Allscripts Pro PM, Allscripts Tiger, athenaCollector by athenahealth, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Epic, GE Centricity (formerly Millbrook and IDX), MEDITECH, MobileMD, NextGen, and Vitera Intergy (Sage). For more information, visit pmd.com or email sales(at)pmd(dot)com.







Bad-boy Poetry Explodes Onto Page in Fred Schrott?s New Book


Northridge, Calif. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014

After divorcing his wife of 13 years, author Fred Schrott became angry at the world. His therapist suggested he try journaling his thoughts, but Schrott took a different approach and began writing offbeat poetry.

His new poetry collection, ?The Transitive Nightfall of Diamonds: A Collection of Bad-Boy Poetry and Other Assorted Fish Tales? (published by iUniverse), unleashes Schrott?s inner bad boy, who is not afraid to show his dry humor and inner demons on the page.

Schrott defines his ?bad-boy poetry? and songs as unconventional and almost psychedelic. He gets most of his inspiration from catch phrases, which he hears on television or the radio and immediately writes down. He later builds his poems and songs around them.

The poems reflect the inner workings of Schrott?s mind as he dealt with divorce, mental illness, a mid-life crisis and recovery. He touches on themes of anger, depression, youth and lust, all mixed with a twist of humor and wit. Though often personal, Schrott believes there is something for everyone within his book.

?The Transitive Nightfall of Diamonds?

By Fred Schrott

Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 300 pages | ISBN 9781491739181

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 300 pages | ISBN 9781491739167

E-Book | 300 pages | ISBN 9781491739174

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Fred Schrott, a former surveillance investigator and currently a first-time entrepreneur, has a bachelor?s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Sonoma State University where he also played baseball. He has recently completed his first screenplay entitled, ?Working Class Hero.? He presently resides in Northridge, California and his two children live near Austin, Texas, with his ex-wife.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader?s Choice, Rising Star and Editor?s Choice designations?self-publishing?s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.







Ten SoCal Souvenirs Worth the Suitcase Space from LA’s Westfield Travel Collection Shops


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

In ultra-cities like Los Angeles, there?s no need to pause for run-of-the-mill souvenirs, when innovative boutiques loved by local celebs and Angelenos alike offer such unique ideas. Westfield Travel Collection?s two Los Angeles shopping experiences, Westfield Century City and Westfield LAX at the Tom Bradley International Terminal offer ten souvenir ideas to bring home that say ?I was there? in style.

At one-of-a-kind Kitson at Westfield Century City, visitors choose from LA-inspired classics and mod new home accessory trends, like vintage-esque highball glasses from CatStudio, and colorful LA map posters by I Lost My Dog. And for immediate use, a beach towel from Sisters of Los Angeles is a must-buy, along with their I Heart LA statement pullover, perfect for beachside lounging at sunset. Break out the very-Angeleno Frisbee for some sand-and-see spirit of the locals.

For the adventurous jetsetter, another new LA favorite is the huge Fred Segal at LAX in the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Alongside right-now luxury brands from around the world, travelers will find local designer offerings, such as Los Feliz-based handbag designer Clare Vivier?s patriotic iPad case. Westfield Style Editor Jill Blackford notes, ?Nothing says ?LA? like a huge pair of sunnies. We love the latest line from Grey Ant.? There are also Fred Segal LAX-only exclusives like on-flight snacks in beautifully chic packaging, and The Blend, the shop?s make-your-own line of fragrances. Or, to make the boldest of LA statements once home, go for the shop?s new LA surfboard (a conversation-starter worth the excess luggage fee). The store offers unique services as well, such as curbside pickup and shop hours until 2 a.m.

For a list of ten travel must-haves for an organized trip, or tips on the perfect summer Little Black Dress, go to Westfield?s Style blog at style.westfield.com. Follow Westfield Style at twitter.com/westfieldstyle, pinterest.com/westfieldstyle, instagram.com/westfieldstyle and on You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-xI-y-E2tZ7ujpdlgQiquGZbKMRY20vO. Travelers also find a world of inspired dining options while shopping at Westfield Shopping Centers and LAX in California and Florida. For more information about the Westfield Travel Collection, visit http://www.westfieldtravelcollection.com.







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New Book “I Feel Like A Zombie, But Wish I Was Dead” Examines Thoughts of Undead


New Castle, PA (PRWEB) August 15, 2014

?Hollywood has made zombies into scary, shuffling, eating machines, but what if the zombie brain was still able to think, to feel? What does a zombie think about?? These questions were asked by author CJ Sosa when she wrote her new poetry collection, ?I Feel Like A Zombie, But Wish I Was Dead? (published by Xlibris).

With the popularity of zombies in television, movies, and literature, Sosa sought out to examine the minds of these flesh-eating monsters. Her poetry shows zombies who are sentient and contemplating their existence even in their state of life after death.

?Not all zombies are scary, shuffling, dead heads,? Sosa says. ?Maybe some of them can be really sensitive.?

An excerpt from the poem ?For the Love of Death:?

I was home, all alone, in my dark and dreary world

When Death came to me and whispered in my ear:

?Soon my lovely Princess, you will be my girl

And never will you shed another tear.?

?I Feel Like a Zombie, But Wish I Was Dead?

By CJ Sosa

Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 36 pages | ISBN 9781493197347

E-Book | 36 pages | ISBN 9781493197354

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author:

CJ Sosa currently lives in Western Pennsylvania with her husband and two cats. She has been a featured speaker at industry conferences and universities in several countries. She has two grown sons, who are married, and two granddaughters.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.







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Max Recorder Provides Free MP3′s of Any Artist’s Top Songs and is 100% Legal


Cheyenne, Wyoming (PRWEB) July 25, 2014

The Max Recorder 2.0 product provides a powerful new music acquisition option to music listeners by allowing them to enter virtually any band name (over 250,000 artists are supported) and see a list of all their songs ordered by popularity. The user then selects the songs they want and Max Recorder automatically plays and records them, either as MP3 files or directly into iTunes.

Since Max Recorder does recording instead of downloading; it’s fully legal for personal non-commercial use as it’s compliant with the home recording rights specified in the Audio Home Recording Act.

Max Recorder also gives very high audio quality, unlike YouTube downloading products which limit quality due to bandwidth considerations.

Max Recorder utilizes the powerful ExploreMatch music recommendation engine for artist and song list queries. In addition to full coverage of domestic artists, Max Recorder also provides extensive coverage of international artists which is unmatched by other services and products.

Max Recorder 2.0 is available for Windows versions 8.1, 8, 7 and Vista and is available for download at http://www.MaxRecorder.com .

Max Recorder was developed by Silver Vine, LLC. Silver Vine is dedicated to providing high quality multimedia products that enrich the lives of users throughout the world







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The Future of Change: Trend Expert Jack Uldrich to Keynote the 7×24 Exchange of Atlanta and the Carolinas


Charleston, SC (PRWEB) August 14, 2014

The 2014 7×24 Exchange of Atlanta and the Carolinas will be held in Charleston, SC on August 14th and futurist Jack Uldrich is keynoting the event. The 7×24 Exchange is hailed as the “the end to end reliability forum”, and their mission is to “promote better understanding of the design, implementation and management issues involved in achieving high levels of uninterrupted infrastructure support for data centers.” To that end, bestselling author and trend expert Jack Uldrich will be addressing future trends and holding a panel discussion after his presentation.

As a futurist, Uldrich is currently focusing on nanotechnology and the surprising ways it’s climbing into peoples’ lives. Uldrich says, “In ways small and big, nanotechnology?the science of the small?is well-positioned to have an outsized impact on the world around us. If you need further proof, look around. Nanotechnology is already inside your smartphone and might soon be inside your body battling cancer. Who knows, it may even be outside your window at this very moment in the form of a gecko-like human scaling a self-cleaning, nano-enhanced solar window.”

Uldrich is an innovative and inspirational speaker on topics such as future trends, emerging technologies, innovation, change management and leadership, giving his audience members a more vivid perspective of tomorrow. He is also a leading expert on assisting businesses adapt. He speaks and consults for clients worldwide, from start-ups to Fortune 1000 companies, and is a frequent guest on radio and television. In addition to speaking internationally, Uldrich is also hard at work on his latest book, “Business as Unusual: How to Future-Proof Your Business Against Tomorrow’s Trends, Today.”

Parties interested in learning more about him, his books, his daily blog or his speaking availability are encouraged to visit his website. Media wishing to know more about either the 7×24 Exchange event or interviewing Jack as a futurist or trend expert can contact Amy Tomczyk at (651) 343.0660.







Imulus Named Second Best IPad App Development Agency by bestwebdesignagencies.com for July 2014


(PRWEB) July 28, 2014

The independent authority on web services, bestwebdesignagencies.com, has named Imulus the 2nd best iPad development service for July 2014. Imulus was selected due to their impressive performance in the thorough evaluation process. Thousands of companies are considered while only the 30 best are showcased in the rankings.

These services are put to the test through a meticulous evaluation process to uncover which services to highlight in the ratings. While there are thousands of iPad app development services, the ratings are compiled of the absolute best the web development industry has to offer. The independent research team reviews the competing services across five areas of evaluation in order to uncover their overall level of competency in areas including design, application acceptance, development quality, bug testing, and customer support.

In order to obtain a more in-depth view of the firm, the bestwebdesignagencies.com research team also connects with client references. Competing services provide at least three client references to give the research team the opportunity to obtain feedback directly from clients. In some cases clients contact bestwebdesignagencies.com directly to voice their opinions.

The recommendations are released monthly to assist businesses in selecting a top contending iPad custom development company. Imulus has been featured in the list due to their impressive solutions. Thousands of mobile development agencies are considered each month but only the truly best are considered for the recommendations.

About Imulus

Imulus creates interactive mobile applications for iOS and Windows Phone mobile devices to help businesses reach out to their clients and users. The mobile team is headed by an Apple Design Award winner with strong experience in building effective mobile applications. Imulus is able to create web-based mobile applications, mobile-friendly websites, and data-driven mobile applications.

About bestwebdesignagencies.com

bestwebdesignagencies.com is an online purveyor of independent reviews and ratings. The recommendations of the top web design and development firms are released monthly to assist businesses in connecting with iPad development firms which feature a history of effective solutions. Thousands of web design and development firms are put to the test while only the absolute best firms are highlighted in the recommendations.

Learn more about Imulus at: http://bestwebdesignagencies.news-prs.com/us/profile-imulus.

To view the rankings of the top iPad custom development services visit: http://bestwebdesignagencies.news-prs.com/us/ipad-development-rankings.







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Best Western International to Open First Hotel in Shah Alam, Malaysia


Bangkok (PRWEB) August 13, 2014

Best Western International will arrive in yet another fast-growing Malaysian city later this year, with the launch of its first hotel in Shah Alam.

Strategically located in the heart of this up-and-coming city, BEST WESTERN i-City Shah Alam will be a modern midscale hotel, offering optimum comfort, convenience and connectivity for both business and leisure travelers.

?As the capital of the state of Selangor, Shah Alam is a key economic hub in Malaysia. Located just 25km from Kuala Lumpur and 30km from KLIA, the city is at the heart of the country?s development, and provides an ideal setting for Best Western?s new generation of contemporary hotels,? said Glenn de Souza, Best Western International?s Vice President of International Operations for Asia & Middle East.

?I am delighted to be able to introduce the BEST WESTERN i-City Shah Alam, bringing our famous international standards to yet another exciting city of Malaysia,? he added.

Scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2014, BEST WESTERN i-City Shah Alam will combine modern design and amenities with the traditions of service excellence for which both Malaysia and Best Western are famous.

The hotel will feature a total of 216 contemporary guest rooms and suites, all equipped with such modern amenities as 32-inch LCD televisions, minibars, working desks and tea and coffee making facilities. And as with all Best Western hotels worldwide, high-speed Wi-Fi is complimentary.

Guests will be able to sample local and international dishes at the hotel?s Coffee House restaurant, while the corporate market is well catered-for with a choice of three meeting rooms, able to handle up to 120 delegates.

?Malaysia is an incredibly exciting market for Best Western International. With four hotels already open in the country and a further ten in the pipeline, we look forward to serving the needs of ever more Malaysian and international guests in future,? Mr. de Souza concluded.

BEST WESTERN i-City Shah Alam will join Best Western International?s existing collection of midscale and luxury hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan.

Currently, Best Western has a portfolio of more than 200 hotels across Asia. And the company expects to increase its regional collection to 300 properties in the next few years. Best Western first launched in Asia & the Middle East in 2001 and now covers 27* countries in the region.

For more information on global development opportunities with Best Western International, please visit bestwesterndevelopers.com.

To learn more about a specific hotel or discover other Best Western hotels across the world, visit http://www.bestwestern.com.

About Best Western International, Inc.

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UIEvolution Announces Release of Breakthrough 3D Augmented Reality App


Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) July 24, 2014

UIEvolution, Inc., a global connected screen solutions company specializing in highly scalable mobile products and services, announces today the release of a 3D augmented reality application called Shatter Isle, representing a breakthrough for AR experiences. Shatter Isle uses Qualcomm