MVP, Vermont Managed Care collaborate on ‘Vermont First’

first_imgMVP Health Care,MVP Health Care and Vermont Managed Care have entered into an innovative partnership to provide Vermont residents with “Vermont First,” a unique approach to deliver high quality care through a Vermont focused network of providers.Under the partnership, Vermont Managed Care (VMC) and its network of high-quality health care providers have more control, share more data and partner with a prominent regional insurer, MVP Health Care.”Vermont First represents the future of health care through an innovative partnership that aligns the interests of MVP Health Care with providers for the benefit of Vermont’s consumers,” said David Henderson, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of MVP Health Care. “Only through such ‘win-win’ relationships will we rise to the challenge of true health care reform that lowers cost and enhances quality.””By combining MVP’s emphasis on wellness and our focus on high quality care, we have put together a program which will offer our patients the best of all worlds,” said Todd Moore, president, Vermont Managed Care. “Most importantly, our patients will get great care at great prices in Vermont.”Bill Little, MVP’s Vermont Vice President, added that his company worked closely with Vermont Managed Care to develop the range of choices, which include four distinct plans that include an HMO-style plan, two high deductible options and a hybrid choice.”To offer Vermont residents and employers competitive pricing, we developed a partnership that includes robust care coordination by VMC with an eye toward leveraging local health care resources which in turn helps control costs,” Little said.Moore, of Vermont Managed Care, added: “The most important attributes of Vermont First are simply that members will get access to care supported by a network of providers willing to be more accountable and coordinated in service to plan members throughout the state at a competitive price. It’s really the best of all worlds.”About MVP Health CareFounded in 1983, MVP Health Care is a community-focused, not-for-profit health insurer serving members in the states of New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. Through its operating subsidiaries, MVP Health Care provides fully insured and self-funded employer health benefits plans, dental insurance, and ancillary products, such as flexible-spending accounts, to more than 700,000 subscribers. For more information, visit: www.mvphealthcare.com(link is external).About Vermont Managed CareVermont Managed Care (VMC) was founded in 1991 as a Physician Hospital Organization. A wholly owned subsidiary of Fletcher Allen, it currently coordinates the delivery of health care services for a population served by a network of more than over 2,700 primary and specialty care providers and 10 hospitals in Vermont and New Hampshire. The VMC Network conducts its own care management, enabling the physician-run network to make day-to-day health care decisions for its patients, rather than a distant third party claims manager. BURLINGTON, VT–(Marketwire – November 22, 2011) –last_img read more

Uruguayan Army and Plan Ceibal Team Up to Boost Modern Education in the Military

first_img“The secondary education classes are given from the first year of high school to the second year of a diversified bachelor’s in humanities,” Col. Echevarría stated. “Efforts have been made with the Board of Secondary Education to expand the program, with the hope that our junior personnel will receive more cultural training.” The high school provides education that helps students pursue military careers. To rise through the ranks, service members much attain specific minimum thresholds in their secondary education to meet the levels established by the Board of Secondary Education. “We are constantly amazed at the difference between how my students arrive and how they finish their studies,” IMAE teacher Amalia Lolo exclaimed. The initiative has provided laptops with WiFi connectivity to students throughout much of the country. One of the program’s long-term objectives is to promote social justice by providing information and communication tools for the entire population. In addition to providing laptops, authorities with Plan Ceibal are working to improve Internet connectivity, ensuring all IMAE computers can access the Internet simultaneously. Plan Ceibal officials are also responsible for maintaining and repairing the computer equipment it provides to IMAE, as well as training instructors on how to use it. “Since its inception, this school has sought to provide cultural training to the junior staff, who must take courses to be promoted but do not have the required education level,” Uruguayan Army Lieutenant Colonel Alejandro Echevarría, director of the Sergeant Francisco de los Santos Non-Commissioned Officer School within IMAE, told Diálogo. “As the school has become consolidated over the years, its educational offerings, reach, and goals have expanded.” Uruguay’s Educational Connectivity and Basic Computing for Online Learning Plan, which is also known as Plan Ceibal, delivered 100 new laptop computers to the above-age high school that is part of the Uruguayan Military Arms and Specialties Institute (IMAE). The above-age high school serves students trying to complete their high school education. Education bolsters Military careers All of 113 high school students are in the Army, Navy, or Air Force. The Armed Forces runs the institute within the Uruguayan Army’s Sergeant Francisco de los Santos Non-Commissioned Officer School, which provides professional, cultural, and physical training to the Army’s junior personnel. The school, which accepts civilian employees from the Ministry of Defense as students, provides basic and advanced level courses that are certified by the National Public Education Administration (ANEP). center_img The government created Plan Ceibal in 2007, with the goal of providing a laptop computer to every child and all public school teachers. It also aims to train the teachers how to use the laptops to develop modern educational approaches. The Military created the IMAE’s above-age high school in 2001 to provide junior staff members the opportunity to finish their secondary education. Since its inauguration, more than 1,250 students have attended the school, out of which less than 1 percent have dropped out. In 2015, IMAE’s instructors received training on how to use a new technological platform, which Troops will be using in 2016. The new platform will allow students to achieve the levels of education expected by the Board of Secondary Education. Plan Ceibal in Uruguay By Dialogo December 22, 2015 “In the spirit of innovation and motivation, we began to think about different options for the above-age school and decided to join forces with Plan Ceibal,” Colonel Gustavo Fajardo, IMAE’s director, explained on an official government website. “Using the platforms they have in our school could be fruitful.” The initiative has improved the technological capabilities of Uruguayans nationwide. For example, when it comes to technical preparedness, Uruguay rose in the World Economic Forum’s Network Readiness Index (NRI) from 3.67 points in 2006-2007 to 4.28 points in 2011-2012.last_img read more

Klitschko’s sparring partners fear for Tyson Fury: ‘There’s a huge difference in level’

first_imgTyson Fury is in line for an unforgettable destruction at the hands of Wladimir Klitschko, according to a report in Sunday’s papers.The Sunday Times spoke to several boxers who have dared to step foot in the ring with the world heavyweight champion, the journalist who wrote the piece coming to the question that Fury “will, for all his size and bluster, most likely be felled like some gigantic pine tree.”Sparring partner Adrian Granat, an unbeaten Swede who at 6’8” is just an inch shorter than Fury and two inches taller than Klitschko, put it this way: “Three rounds with Klitschko is like eight or nine with anyone else… If you don’t concentrate every second, you’re going to get punished.”Another, 6’8” Richard Towers from Sheffield, expanded on that: “We earn seriously good money,” he said. “But we earn it. Wladimir likes to land shots and he takes no prisoners.”I came here three years ago and he dropped me. I felt like I had never been in a ring before. “Now I’m better but I have to be very careful. When he throws a punch, nine out of 10 times it lands, and he’s always in position to throw shots.”He may be 39 now, but there’s no deterioration at all, believe me.” Fury takes on Klitschko next Saturday for the first time, but they almost faced off once before: the Anglo-Irish boxer himself was once called up to Klitschko’s training camp as a potential partner, but never got a chance to step in the ring.”According to Fury, that was because Klitschko was scared,” writes the Sunday Times’s Nick Pitt. “According to Klitschko, it was because Fury was so obviously raw that Klitschko’s trainer at the time, the late Emanuel Steward, decided he was not up to the task and should be spared a bad beating.”Towers added that he has huge regard for Fury, having sparred with him as well – but he still only sees one possible outcome for the bout. “Tyson is one of the best fighters I’ve shared a ring with,” Towers said. “He will be coming to fight and he’s very game. I wish him all the best, but there’s a huge difference in level. Wladimir is the complete professional and a very consistent performer… “Tyson will either be knocked out or beaten over 12 rounds.”– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more