University of Iowa Health Care Contracts with Caresyntax to Support Operating Room Safety, Quality, and Standardized Team-Based Assessments

BOSTON, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Caresyntax, a pioneer in surgical automation, analytics, and AI software and technologies, today announced an agreement with the University of Iowa Health Care to help improve the safety and efficiency of surgeries performed at the university medical center.

As part of the project, UI Health Care will use near real-time data to improve patient safety and quality across the surgical continuum. Caresyntax will install hardware to collect surgical and procedural and team-based video and audio data using CX-ADVANCE, a component of the company’s digital surgery platform that enables hospitals to manage and review surgical data for quality improvement and risk reduction. Vendor-neutral and web-based, CX-ADVANCE will guide team-based and technical refinements to continuously improve patient outcomes beginning in January 2021.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the clinical, regulatory, and financial demands hospitals and health systems must meet,” said Dennis Kogan, caresyntax

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Boston University student who wants to use artificial intelligence for quality control in cannabis industry wins startup competition

Christopher Donaldson, who is pursuing his MBA at Boston University, wants to bring artificial intelligence into the marijuana industry to help with quality control and to build bridges between testing facilities and growers.

a close up of a plant: Marijuana at the Garden Remedies cultivation facility in Fitchburg.

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Marijuana at the Garden Remedies cultivation facility in Fitchburg.

It’s a goal he’s now closer to after winning the fourth annual, and first virtual, Boston University Cannabis Startup Competition.


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Sponsored by the BU alumni-founders of Green Lion Partners, the startup competition looks to create opportunities for current students and alumni entrepreneurs who are developing innovative ancillary companies within the cannabis industry.

At the competition, Donaldson presented EROWTH, a machine learning company with a goal of building quality control and prediction models primarily for growers and testing labs.

“We’re trying to help build bridges and communications between testing facilities, growers and machines just so there’s more transparency, people have more data

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Why Equitable Access To Quality Higher Education Matters More Than Ever

Today marks the third annual World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED), an event held each year to raise global awareness around inequalities in access and success in higher education, and act as a catalyst for global change.

This time around, it would be fair to say that the issue of access to education, not least higher education, has never been at a more critical stage. Looking back over the past year, Covid-19 has wreaked havoc across the higher education sector, forcing universities in all corners of the world to adapt to new ways

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How can we provide quality universal early education for all?

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost every aspect of daily life but presents an added burden on families with young children. Closures of preschools and child care centers have put a strain on caregivers to meet all of the developmental needs of children at home. This, in combination with economic instability and social isolation, is a recipe for toxic stress, which can have long-term negative effects on brain development and health.

Even before COVID-19, 8 out of 10 children in low-income countries did not have access to pre-primary education. We are missing a critical window of opportunity to build the foundational skills that set young learners on a path to success in school and beyond.

Recently the Center for Universal Education (CUE) hosted a virtual roundtable discussion that examined the current state of pre-primary education around the world—who has access, how it is funded, and what “quality” means—and what is

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Wolters Kluwer partners with the Association of College and University Auditors to help higher education audit departments strengthen audit quality


Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting today announced that it has partnered with the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA) to bring the association’s comprehensive risk library and education-specific audit templates to users of its award-winning, cloud-based TeamMate+ global expert solution through the TeamMate+ TeamStore. The partnership enables TeamMate+ customers in higher education audit departments to strengthen their audit quality by leveraging timely and relevant project templates and access to their peers across this market segment.

“We are very excited about the partnership with the ACUA, because it strengthens the network of industry experts that we pride ourselves on providing to our higher education customers,” said Jim Dunham, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Wolters Kluwer TeamMate. “The ACUA and Wolters Kluwer share very similar values, focused on internal audit innovation, open sharing of knowledge across the auditor community, and an unyielding commitment to excellence

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MPS department heads share expansive list of needs to improve system’s education quality

With proper funding, there could be fewer students per class and more small-group instruction. There could be trauma-informed schools, where everyone in the building knew how to recognize when a student showed signs they needed help. There could be air conditioned auditoriums and walls without falling plaster. There could even be Korean classes.

MPS Superintendent Dr. Ann Moore discusses how the proposed property tax increase could help Montgomery Public Schools.



Bernard Mitchell carries signs as Montgomery Public Schools leadership as well as educators and staff from across the school district canvass neighborhoods in Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday October 25, 2020 meeting with voters and asking for support of Amendment 382.

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Bernard Mitchell carries signs as Montgomery Public Schools leadership as well as educators and staff from across the school district canvass neighborhoods in Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday October 25, 2020 meeting with voters and asking for support of Amendment 382.

Montgomery Public Schools’ department heads explained their list of needs to the Advertiser that they believe will improve the educational experiences for the district’s nearly 28,000 students. The system’s needs

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Intertek Supports the Development of Products for The Ocean Cleanup Ensuring Quality, Testing and Compliance of Recycled Materials

Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, is a proud supporter of the development of materials and products for The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organisation developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic debris, microplastics and lost fishing gear and netting.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located in the North Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California, is considered the ocean’s largest collection of trash. By deploying a fleet of floater systems with a screen underneath, The Ocean Cleanup has estimated that 50 percent of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch can be removed every 5 years.

With the first ocean mission complete, the management of the collection of the plastic has begun. In order to ensure the collected plastics are used again in other products, the goal is to convert the collected ocean plastic into products that can be sold to the public and have 100%

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Why we should prioritise quality education during COVID-19

ONE youth activists Vittoria Anelli and Andrea Mosca share why prioritising quality education is necessary during the pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disruptive effect on public education all around the world. According to the UN, 1.6 billion children across more than 190 countries have suffered from school lockdowns, affecting approximately up to 98% of learners worldwide.

Unfortunately, even before the pandemic, millions of children did not have access to a good quality education due to conflicts and violence, cultural norms that might exclude girls and children with disabilities from schooling, and poor infrastructures. The current crisis has worsened the situation, fueling inequalities all around the world. As data from the Ebola pandemic suggests, when schools open again, girls will be less likely to come back, closing off opportunities for themselves and their communities to thrive.

COVID-19 made us all realize, in our daily lives, what it means not

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College students wonder: Are they getting a quality education? Will they get sick?

College students have returned to campus for the first time since the pandemic shattered their spring semester. But their college experiences are now very different from what they left behind.

Schools have limited access to dorms, enacted curfews, provided access to testing and moved courses online among other efforts to stop the spread in campus communities. But it is clear that not all students are taking COVID-19 seriously.

The University of Minnesota investigated a large party last month before the start of classes. The university’s safe reopening plan does not allow for large gatherings.

With all the chaos and uncertainty, students are wondering: Will they receive the same quality of education? Will they get sick? Will their grades suffer? The Star Tribune checked in with college students around Minnesota about how COVID-19 has affected their return to school.

University of Minnesota senior Meagan Quinn was filled with anxiety as the

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