Clinical Pathways Broke Ground Earlier This Year, Thanks to Cancer Treatment Centers of America

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a widespread network of hospitals located across the contiguous United States, in: Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. The organization was initialized in 1988 by Richard J Stephenson, inspired by his mother’s battle with cancer. Mr. Stephenson quickly realized following his beloved parent’s death that the network didn’t have sufficient treatments for mitigating, treating, and hopefully curing cancer.

Hospitals belonging to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, usually shortened to Cancer Treatment Centers of America, are all accredited by relevant medical bodies. They all serve under Full Standards Compliance, have been acknowledged in various media sources for high levels of satisfaction, and the important accreditation on behalf of the NAPBC (National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers).

Earlier this calendar year, in late February, 2017, Cancer Treatment Centers of America joined forces with NantHealth and Allscripts to form Clinical Pathways. NantHealth’s eviti decision-making platform helps physicians make informed decisions about diagnosis and treatment, rather than leaving oncologists to play guessing games about the many types of cancer in existence. However, the program lacked proper clinical workflow access. The electronic health record, or EHR, Allscripts Sunrise has been used for several years, although doctors had trouble utilizing it for diagnosing conditions.

Clinical Pathways joined together eviti and Sunrise to help doctors treat patients in less time, and with more accuracy than ever before. Clinical Pathways has effectively eradicated situations in which two or more patients with nearly identical ailments received radically different treatments, with the now-comprehensive interface relying on its bipartisan Evidence-Based Medical Library. This database provides oncologists with more than 2,700 lines of treatment, one or more for every type of cancer recognized today. These treatments are considered more appropriate than previous remedies, as the 2,700-plus treatments came in part from oncologists’ published literature, associations of oncologists, and is maintained by top-notch oncologists to ensure around-the-clock effectiveness.

James Dondero: The Wizard of Alternate Credit Industry

James Dondero, the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, is considered as a wizard in the alternate credit industry with innovative product solutions that suit the needs of the majority. He also adds an experience of more than three decades in the equity and credit markets and its solutions are mostly targeting retail and institutional investors. Dondero is considered to be one of the pioneers who designed Collateralized Loan Obligations or CLOs and introduced in the market for the first time. He is also known as a philanthropist with the contribution of both money and resources to specific areas that address overall development of societies.

Dondero founded Highland Capital in the year 1993, along with his partner Mark Okada, and he led the firm to grow as one of the most experienced and biggest alternate credit companies in the world. He is very keen that Highland Capital offers diverse and innovative products to the customers, and this made the firm holding most diversified client base including governments, corporations, public pension plans, financial institutions, foundations and endowments, fund of funds, mutual fund investors, and high net-worth individuals. Apart from being the CEO, Dondero is also a Portfolio Manager in the firm, and his funds have received accolades from the industrial bodies multiple times for their performance. His products won the 5-star designation from Morningstar in its 2014 Global Allocation, Lipper Award 2014, and Healthcare Long/Short Fund 2014 from Morningstar.

It should be noted that the firm currently manages assets approximately $15 billion under the leadership of Dondero. Before founding Highland, He worked as the Chief Investment Officer at Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary and made its business growing to $2 billion from a start-up within five years. Dondero also worked with American Express, and he managed more than $1 billion fixed income funds. He completed his graduation from the University of Virginia in Finance and Accounting and also completed industrial certifications such as CFA and CMA. Dondero is also known for many philanthropic activities and offered $1 million Challenge Grant to Family Place in 2016. He also supports Education is Freedom, a non-profit offering financial aid to at-risk youth for the college education.

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How Omar Yunes Revolutionized Franchise Management

Omar Yunes is a Mexican based entrepreneur risen to fame due to his political engagements of his family. He has in the recent days been recognized as the best franchise in the world. He operates restaurants all over Mexico under the Sushi Itto brand, the Japanese restaurant chain coupled with a western twist. Currently, he runs over 30 units located in Mexico City, Veracruz, and Puebla. He has employed more than four hundred employees in his establishment.

In Mexico, the brand has over ninety restaurants. The brand also has a significant representation in South America. Most of these restaurants being in Mexico, Panama, El Salvador and Honduras. The franchise award aims at recognizing growth and innovative achievements in the franchise industry.

The award helps the establishment to prosper by motivating several firms to increase leadership, teamwork as well as operational processes per the brand policy. The winning of the award is a proof of the efforts put in place by Omar Yunes to efficiently grow the brand.

Mr. Yunes was recognized due to his efforts of effectively changing the relationship between the franchisee and the brand. It also puts Mexico in the limelight and honors Mr. Yunes for routing for excellence in hospitality, customer relations, and product offering.

Here is the interesting part, Mr. Yunes signed with the company when he was only twenty-one years of age. From this tender age, he has been able to create networks and develop his unit to be one of the best in Mexico. It is estimated that the value of each hotel is about five million pesos.

Mr. Yunes has an in depth information of eating and dining patterns in Mexico. The understanding has enabled him to leverage his venture working abroad and still become the leading restaurant chain in Mexico.
Omar Yunes family is famous across Mexico due to its involvement in politics. However,
Mr. Yunes want to make and develop his name through successful engagement in business. He has done it with the Sushi Itto brand. He hopes to increase the scope by adding more units to the restaurant. He wants to be the best restaurant firm in the nation.

Avaaz

There is no other online organization that can boast of 30 million members around the globe whose goal it is to address human and animal rights abuse. Avaaz is just such an organization whose founder is Ricken Patel. Mr. Patel graduated from Oxford and Harvard where he wrote thesis on ‘non-military protection of civilians in areas of conflict.

Mr. Patel attended the John F. Kennedy school of government as an intern. Mr. Patel also serviced as an intern at the United Nations for Kofi Annan, the former secretary-general. His world events humanitarianism drove him to be a consultant for the International Crisis Group, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Gates Foundation, Care International and the International Centre for Transitional Justice.

In just six years, Avaaz has become a global activism group that means business. Their activism has been witnessed around the globe in issues like: save the Great Barrier Reef, Costa Rica homophobia abuses, Syrian civil war, save the honey bees, stop Serengeti animal abuse, save the world’s best bank, help a Masai tribe, support Edward Snowden, save the Arctic, stop rape and murder for profit, and hundreds of other campaigns. Whatever the Avaaz CEO and his team choose to address that month, is what their members will take action on.

Membership in Avaaz makes you an ‘Avaazer.’ An Avaazer signs up on the website. There are no annual renewals, no subscription or membership campaigns. All you do is agree to become an Avaazer. If you choose not to do anything else, that is fine. Avaazers will receive weekly e-mails describing what activist campaigns are being addressed at that time.

Avaaz online protests or campaigns are called ‘clickativism.’ You may only be required to sign an online petition, send the e-mail to a friend, like them on Facebook or make a donation. Avaaz has staff in 30 countries with the largest number of staff members in France, Brazil, Germany, the U.S. and India. The staff members are divided up by territories so that e-mails are sent to members in particular parts of the world.

Highland Capital Earns Respect the World Over

Highland Capital Management controls nearly $18.7 billion worth of assets. Together with its affiliates, the company is one of the world’s largest and most experienced credit managers for offering global fiancing alternatives. The firm specializes in the areas of hedge funds, distressed special situations, private equity, and loan obligations backed by collateral.

The company also offers numerous alternative investment strategies that include emerging markets, natural resources, and long/short equities. The company has an impressive diversified client base that includes governments, financial institutions, high net-worth individuals, foundations, and endowments.

The company is also proud of its track record for investing in causes other than the financial markets. Highland Capital Management makes it a point to invest in the communities where their employees work and live. They make a difference through volunteering, staying involved with advisory boards, and donating to worthy financial causes in the local community and on the national stage through nonprofit organizations. Since 2005, the company has given over $10 million to worthy causes around the world.

Highland Capital Management is based in Dallas, Texas, and was founded in 1993. The firm operates offices in Singapore, London, and New York City. The company’s mission is to produce above average returns in a consistent manner. Tested principles of investing are the keys to the company’s success. Independently-owned, the company’s leadership and investment strategies have made it a contender the world respects. It also suggests the knowledge and business acumen that each team member possesses. Every company’s success lies in the abilities of its personnel.

Going Bold with Highland Capital Management in 2017

Experienced Investing

When you are making an investment choice you want experience behind your choice. You have worked hard and saved your funds. You are now looking for a solid investment to grow those funds. Highland Capital Management (HCM) has been pioneering in loan and CLO markets since 1993.

Highland Small Cap Equity Fund almost tripled the return of the S&P 500 Index last year. This Dallas based company manages about $13.4 billion in assets and is looking into the healthcare sector to make gains this year.

Michael Gregory who is chief investment officer of Highland Alternative Investors, a unit of HCM, says the not so favorable healthcare sector could stage a “tremendous rebound” in 2017.

This mutual fund’s Class A shares of HSZAX, -0.37% returned 31.6% in 2016, compare those returns of 12% with the large-cap S&P 500 SPX, +0.03% and 21.3% of the small-cap Russell 2000 Index RUT, -0.56%.

Disciplined in Action

With the experience noted you also want to have great discipline when you are investing your funds. There is no better time than the present to practice discipline in your investment portfolio. Highland Capital Management holds the course when it comes to disciplined investing.

Remaining lucrative while oil prices tanked. Staying savvy by using MLPs, none of the selected partnerships cut dividends after the fund purchased shares in 2016.

The solid trading portfolio includes well-known companies such as Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, American Airlines, and Visa. HCM remains strong even in a bear market.

Remaining Bold

Taking a chance in emerging markets or even re-emerging markets, such as healthcare, Highland has a vast array of investments. Under the leadership of James Dondero and Mark Okada these investment portfolios are looking at a bright future.

Highland is also committed to the world community by donating over $10 million in the local community and national non-profit organizations. The annual philanthropic budget of $3 million is managed by partner Mary Jalonick, President & CEO of The Dallas Foundation. HCM promotes employees involved and volunteering in their communities in Dallas, New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Seoul.

When you decide to go bold with Highland Capital Management, you not only support the growth of your portfolio, but you support world class philanthropy. This is a company that you should be aligning with in 2017.

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By Giving People A Voice, Avaaz Takes Activism To New Heights

The internet has given every person with access to a computer a voice. Ironically, this is a double-edged sword, as while anyone can share their opinions, so can everyone else. What this means is that the collective conscious of the globe often becomes a vague, jumbled mess of anger and confusion, with no real cohesion or purpose. Avaaz, an activist network that operates all over the globe, aims to change this. If everyone on the internet has a voice, activists with Avaaz have access to a very, very loud megaphone.
Avaaz campaigns in 15 different languages, with members all over the globe. That raises an important question; what exactly does ‘campaigning’ mean? It can take a multitude of forms- signing petitions, emailing interested individuals, lobbying governments, and holding real world protests are just a few examples. These campaigns are the bread and butter of Avaaz’s organization, and better yet it often translates to just a few minutes of an activists time. On the scale that Avaaz operates, those few minutes are multiplied by thousands of other people and hundreds of other countries, resulting in tangible outcomes and huge changes on the global scale.
Despite its enormous, forty-four million strong user base, Avaaz is incredibly organized. The organization looks to the whims of its members for what demands the majority of its attention. It decides this with weekly, random sample polls. Furthermore, once per year an all-member survey is run to select the prime directive for the majority of activists. This translates to an organization that is targeted and succinct in its goals, despite its overwhelming scale. This article opened by talking about voice- something done intentionally. In many European and East Asian languages, Avaaz translates to voice. Avaaz aims to take its namesake and make it a global force for good. It has done so for nearly a decade, and it will continue doing so, so long as talented, driven activists take the plunge and start making themselves heard as soon as possible.

Talos Energy Partakes in Mexico Oil Advancement

It counts as the first time in eight decades since a privately-held firm sunk a new offshore oil well in Mexican water bodies. This was a move significant enough to allure foreign competitors to partake in Mexican oil markets. Three private companies joined hands and endeavored in drilling the well in May. Premier Oil Plc, Talos Energy, LLC and Sierra Oil & Gas came up with the idea, and they have proved to expand their horizons to levels that only the Mexican monopoly, Petroleos Mexicanos, has been. A London-based analyst, Elaine Reynolds remarked that the projected pictured great likelihood of success, particularly because of its bowl shape. Geological analysts who have seen the well have found it as an interesting initiative with great potential.

Talos Among the Best Performing Small Ventures

Talos boasts of their position in the oil and gas industry where they explore relevant opportunities to pursue. As they exploit their pursuits in oil and gas properties, Talos tends to bend their interest towards asset acquisition in Gulf coast and the Gulf of Mexico. To maintain relevance in their initiatives, they employ technicians with drilling knowledge from the Gulf of Mexico. Such experts are then allowed to work in an environment with modern-day machines. It is for this reason that Talos has remained a bar raiser in the energy industry.

Why Talos Energy’s Success is Guaranteed

Usually, the success of a firm depends on the foundation. No wonder prudent entrepreneurs always do their due diligence before rushing into the markets. With Talos, the administrators equally conducted a feasibility study. Before launching Talos, they developed two oil and gas firms and sold them out. They sold the companies after paying significant returns to their equity investors. By the time Talos was coming in the picture, the responsible authorities had already tested the waters. Additionally, the enterprise has been able to incorporate high-end technology in their causes. Most important is that they realize they still have room for growth. As such, they are working towards refining a world-class company that will be conscious about complying to authorities ensuring safe and friendly environments.

Omar Yunes, Franchise Owner At Sushi Itto, Stands Out As One Of The Best At BFW

Omar Yunes is one of the top franchise owners of the restaurant chain, Sushi Itto. Omar Yunes currently lives in Mexico, where all of the chains outlets currently are. He has been vital to the growth of the chain and has been one of the instrumental people in the company’s growth and development. Recently, Omar Yunes was the recipient of the prestigious Franchisee of the Year Award by the BFW, which stands for Best Franchisees of the World. The organization is one that was formed to show appreciation to the franchise owners who contribute immensely to making the business or company a success. Omar Yunes was one of the only Mexican people to be nominated among all the people coming from numerous countries. The awards are given out every year, with the ceremony being held this year in Florence, Italy.

All the people that are selected and nominated to be part of the ceremony are specially chosen by a panel of judges who have a vast amount of experience in the field of franchising. While judging the contestants, only their skill and contribution is taken into consideration, and not the entire company as a whole. This is mainly done so that the contestants can be analyzed on a more level playing field, which can then help them to choose a winner efficiently. Omar Yunes was seen as a perfect fit for this year’s award, owing to the incredible amount of dedication he has towards the company and maintaining his outlets.

Currently, Omar Yunes is the owner of numerous Sushi Itto outlets in the country and owns about ten percent of the total stores that the company has. He has solely been responsible for the growth that the restaurant chain has been seeing recently. He has brought fresh new ideas to Sushi Itto, to help it grow and develop in the right direction.

Omar Yunes has always been extremely business minded, which is why he started working in his first business when he was just twenty-one years old. Since then, he has grown incredibly from a professional standpoint, which is why is now seen as such a successful figure in the franchising industry.

Agora Financial Helps Wide Spectrum of Investors

Agora Financial is the company that has changed the way that investors build their income. This is a company that has been able to do this with a plethora of publications that are designed to help investors sort out the companies that are really not worth your time. In doing so investors have a greater chance to maximize their profits. Agora Financial has been able to change the course of investing for many people that may not have a direct financial plan for their lives.

The consultants that are part of the Agora Financial team are definitely changing the way that people look at the investment world. Financial literacy is such a big part of investing. People cannot truly build a diverse portfolio without financial guidance. People that take the time to subscribe to some of the bublications that are offered by Agora Financial will have a much better chance at maximizing their return. By the same token, people that do not take time to invest in financial literature will find themselves struggling to assess the market. It is always much more difficult to make solid Investments when you are uneducated about what is happening in the market.

The consultants for Agora Financial are adamant about helping people determine what is going to be their best option for long-term investment growth. Some people are scared to take the higher risk when it comes to investing because they don’t have the information in front of them. Agora Financial has time-sensitive information that gives investors a chance to make better decisions quickly. Any investor that is looking for a long-term growth will value this type of information.

Agora Financial has managed to become a very powerful financial publication company because it caters to a wide spectrum of investors that need timely information.

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