The latest recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) indicate that all adults under the age of 65 be screened for anxiety and depression in primary care including children and adolescents aged 8 to 18 years should also be regularly screened.
|The independent, non-partisan group, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, recommends screenings for depression and anxiety among all patients under the age of 65.
|Primary Care Physicians and pediatricians are often under-equipped to meet the growing demand for mental health services, and need screening tools to ensure efficiency and proper diagnosis.
|QHSLab offers the “Q-Scale” or “Quality of Life” Scale as a reimbursable digital service that physicians can offer patients to quickly identify and assess the risk profile of patients for mental health concerns.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL, Nov. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — QHSLab, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTCQB: USAQ), a company focused on providing clinicians with tools to leverage proactive, value-based healthcare solutions through emerging digital health and point-of-care technologies, validates the growing need for the Q-Scale, or “Quality of Life” Scale, a digital medicine assessment tool for screening patients who may be suffering from mental and emotional health-related issues. A recent report from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that ALL patients under the age of 65, including children and adolescents aged 8 to 18 years, be screened for depression and anxiety in their primary care appointments. USPSTF made some of the following comments:
- Both direct and indirect evidence supports depression screening in primary care settings.
- Screening for anxiety is recommended in adults younger than 65, including those who are pregnant and postpartum, and can help identify anxiety in its early stages.
- There is clear evidence that treatment for anxiety is beneficial.
QHSLab, Inc. provides primary care physicians (PCPs) and pediatricians with the digital tools to meet these proposed national mental health guidelines. PCPs are on the frontline of healthcare. They are often the first resource seen by patients presenting a mental health concern – and can uncover an undiagnosed mental health condition. These physicians desperately need efficient, cost-effective, and reliable tools to help them screen for various medical conditions, including mental health concerns. Early detection through digital tools, including the Company’s “Q-Scale” or “Quality of Life Assessment,” can improve clinical outcomes and the ability of PCPs to provide the best care for their patients. In addition, digital health and clinical decision support services allow these physicians to generate revenue through a reimbursable service.
QHSLab provides digital health screening that aligns with reimbursement guidelines but also offers a suite of patient education resources through podcasts and other mediums – covering various topics, including exercise, nutrition, curbing addictions, progressive relaxation, and mindfulness exercises. Therefore, the physician can screen, diagnose and provide easy-to-access educational life modification programs to assist patients suffering from mild to moderate anxiety and depression.
The QHSLab Q-Scale is a 10-question digital health questionnaire designed to measure psycho-emotional factors in patients who might be at risk of mental health issues. Five categorical ratings are available for response to each item, ranging from “None of the time” to “All of the time.” If responses to the Q-Scale indicate potential mental health troubles, patients are directed to the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ), General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) assessment, and Kessler 6 questions within the assessment to identify their risk of anxiety and depression for further clinical evaluation. Conversely, if responses to the questions categorize the patient as “at risk” for mental health issues, including anxiety or depression, the treating physician will be informed through a simple-to-read report of the need for a more focused evaluation during their encounter with the patient or referral to a specialist.
Troy Grogan, Chief Executive Officer at QHSLab, Inc., commented, “Our newest digital medicine assessment tool, the Q-Scale Assessment, a quality-of-life assessment solution, provides our expanding network of primary care providers with a highly collaborative patient and physician approach. The Q-Scale Assessment aligns well with our mission to enhance the quality of life for individuals and populations through physician-directed digital medicine and innovative, preventive healthcare technologies. The tool greatly assists our physician clients who are often time-constrained, understaffed, and in need of efficient means of screening patients who might be at risk of debilitating mental health problems to determine who is at risk. In addition, the Q-Scale Assessment provides patients, particularly those reliant on their primary care physician, free lifestyle educational tools via their primary care provider to help address their issues associated with mental illness.”
Grogan concluded by saying, “The Q-Scale provides physicians with a simple, efficient means to meet the latest recommendations from the USPSTF that every patient under the age of 65 that visits their office be screened for mental health issues. We are thrilled to offer such a time-saving and revenue-generating tool to physicians to meet the growing mental health crisis in the United States.”
For physicians, the Q-Scale Assessment is a time-saving means of maximizing the benefits of face-to-face office visits while generating additional revenue through reimbursement codes accepted by commercial payors, Medicare and Medicaid, which fulfills a proposed requirement of routine patient care. From a patient perspective, the Q-Scale Assessment promotes early detection and treatment of conditions potentially related to anxiety or depression and increases the value provided by routine care.
Key aspects of the QHSLab Q-Scale product include:
- The utilization of QHSLab’s cloud-based software and technology system scales to allow a virtually unlimited number of user sessions to be activated and integrated into existing physician and healthcare interventions while collecting and compiling relevant, empirical data.
- The measurement of a patient’s responses, identifying early “warning” signs using questions regarding sleep, stress, anxiety, worry, pain, and overall life satisfaction. Patients with high mental health risks are identified for further screening during the same assessment. Items in the Q-Scale have been deliberately written to emphasize normal psychological functioning in generally healthy patients; therefore, it is a total population screening tool.
- If responses to the Q-Scale Assessment indicate potential mental health issues, patients are directed to the PHQ, GAD, and Kessler 6 instruments, which are global measures of distress from depressive and anxiety-related symptomology. The treating physician is then alerted to the need for a more focused evaluation during their encounter with the patient or refers the patient for specialist mental health assessment.
- Patients receive digital “feedback” post-assessment reports and self-management strategies useful in addressing items identified during the assessment.
For more information, please visit www.qhslab.com.
About QHSLab, Inc.
QHSLab, Inc. (OTCQB: USAQ) is a medical device company providing digital healthcare solutions and point-of-care-diagnostic tests to primary care physicians. Digital healthcare allows doctors to assess patient responses quickly and effectively using advanced artificial intelligence algorithms. Digital healthcare can also remotely monitor patients’ vital signs and evaluate the effects of prescribed medicines and treatments on patients’ health through real-time data transferred from patient to doctor. QHSLab, Inc. also markets and sells point-of-care, rapid-response diagnostic tests used in the primary care practice. QHSLab, Inc.’s products and services are designed to help physicians improve patient monitoring and medical care while also improving the revenues of their practice.
Certain matters discussed in this press release are ‘forward-looking statements’ intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In particular, the Company’s statements regarding trends in the marketplace, future revenues, future products, and potential future results and acquisitions are examples of such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identified by words such as ‘may,’ ‘could,’ ‘believes,’ ‘estimates,’ ‘targets,’ ‘expects,’ or ‘intends,’ and other similar words that express risks and uncertainties. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the timing of the introduction of new products, the inherent discrepancy in actual results from estimates, projections, and forecasts made by management, regulatory delays, changes in government funding and budgets, and other factors, including general economic conditions, not within the Company’s control. The factors discussed herein and expressed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission could cause actual results and developments to be materially different from those expressed in or implied by such statements. The forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this press release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
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A Fond Farewell: Memories to Treasure from MWC 2024
HONG KONG, March 4, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — As IPLOOK reflects on its successful participation in MWC 2024, the company is left with countless memories, insights and opportunities that will continue to inspire its team long after the event has ended.
IPLOOK’s Impressive Showing
IPLOOK’s booth was a hub of activity throughout the 4-day event, drawing in crowds of attendees eager to learn more about IPLOOK’s innovative core network solutions. Some of the key achievements and gains for IPLOOK at MWC 2024 included:
Strong partnerships forged: IPLOOK nailed several new partnerships with leading telecom companies, expanding its reach and impact in the industry.Positive industry coverage: IPLOOK’s presence at MWC 24 attracted the attention of industry research outlets, resulting in conversations highlighting IPLOOK’s leading position in core network market, ability of innovation and integration capability of space, air and ground communications.Brand awareness increased: The event provided an excellent opportunity for IPLOOK to raise its profile and establish itself as a leader in the core network market. Its booth attracted a number of visitors who were already aware of its role as a core network expert, eager to explore the advancements presented by IPLOOK.Valuable feedback received: IPLOOK took the opportunity to gather feedback from attendees on its products and services, which will be invaluable in driving IPLOOK’s future product development and improvements.Innovations that Stole the Show
This year’s MWC, as per its theme “Future First”, was a testament to the power of technology to transform our future life. Attendees were treated to demonstrations of the latest innovation in AIGC, AI-RAN, Open Gateway, and 6G, showcasing how these technologies can revolutionize industries and improve people’s lives.
What’s Next for IPLOOK?
As IPLOOK sets its sights on the horizon, the company is energized by the prospect of deepening connections within the telecom ecosystem and discovering the groundbreaking advancements that lie ahead at MWC’s next chapter. With a steadfast dedication to product innovation, IPLOOK will also journey to key industry events like MVNOs World Congress and AfricaCom, forging new paths into uncharted markets and showcasing its unwavering commitment to the evolution of the telecom landscape.
Contact: [email protected] IPLOOK on LinkedIn @IPLOOK Networks
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Mobica Appoints Gary Butters as CEO, Building on Success and Fuelling Continued Growth
LONDON, March 4, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Mobica, the global software and engineering provider, has announced Gary Butters as their Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Gary joined Mobica as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) in November 2020 and as part of outgoing CEO Sam Kingston’s leadership team, delivered significant success, leading to Mobica’s acquisition by Cognizant in March 2023.
This acquisition will significantly expand Cognizant’s IoT embedded software engineering capabilities as part of their overall strategy to help companies modernise technology, reimagine processes and transform experiences so they stay ahead in a fast-changing world.
Gary takes over the role with the remit to complete the integration of Mobica into Cognizant while continuing to deliver double-digit growth.
Mobica, which is headquartered in Manchester UK, with operations in Europe and the US, provides world-class software engineering and development expertise to many of the most recognised global brands. Founded in 2004, it serves a number of sectors, with particular expertise in the automotive, manufacturing, industrial and semiconductor industries.
In his role as CEO, Gary will continue Mobica’s vision of delivering exceptional value and innovation to it’s clients and customers, while spearheading its growth plan as demand for engineering and software expertise continues to rise.
Commenting on his appointment, Gary says:”Over the past few years, Mobica has seen demand for our world-class engineering increase significantly, particularly with the acceleration in AI and machine learning. This has seen some of the once ‘traditional’ industries such as automotive and manufacturing undergo a radical transformation.
“As a result, companies are increasingly seeking skilled professionals – particularly in areas such as software development, AI, IoT, and data analytics – in order to stay competitive and meet evolving customer expectations. However, they are vying for a limited pool of technology talent, so access to Mobica engineering services has been vital to enable our customers to remain agile in a rapidly evolving landscape.
“Our ongoing growth is a testament to our team of dedicated ‘Mobicans’ and our unwavering dedication to delivering cutting-edge software engineering solutions. We have consistently provided clients with access to top-tier engineering talent, enabling them to drive digital transformation and achieve their business objectives. I am looking forward to working with our talented team as we continue our ambitious growth plans.”
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Core to Cloud Partners with Cybersecurity Innovator SenseOn to Enable Comprehensive NDR and SIEM Security
New strategic arrangement allows organisations to monitor identity, endpoint, network and cloud-based activity to stop threats immediately.
CIRENCESTER, England, March 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Core to Cloud, a leading provider of cybersecurity services and solutions, is excited to announce a strategic alliance with SenseOn, a renowned threat detection management platform. This collaboration will empower businesses to bolster their advanced NDR and SEIM operations and secure end-to-end platforms.
In today’s integrated digital landscape, businesses rely on various systems and third-party suppliers. The launch of SenseOn’s platform marks a significant leap forward in proactive threat detection and response, offering a comprehensive solution to combat sophisticated cyber threats. Organisations can identify, detect and respond to vulnerabilities in traditional blind spots. Core to Cloud’s partnership with SenseOn aims to address these challenges by offering a comprehensive and efficient solution for managing threat detection and response.
James Cunningham, CEO and co-founder of Core to Cloud, said: “We are excited to announce our partnership with SenseOn, allowing Core to Cloud to bring our clients a more robust and complete threat detection and management solution. With an ever-changing digital landscape, our clients must be able to detect and respond to any threats within their cyber estate. This partnership offers an all-encompassing approach to managing these risks.”
One of the critical features of this partnership is that the platform is built upon a foundation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies, meticulously designed to evolve alongside cyber threats. Leveraging its unique Deep Learning, SenseOn’s platform analyses vast and complex datasets, providing real-time threat detection, investigation, and autonomous response capabilities. This innovative approach and Core to Cloud’s cybersecurity expertise enables organisations to proactively address potential threats before they escalate, ensuring robust protection against evolving cyber-attacks.
SenseOn’s platform and Core to Cloud’s know-how empower security teams to navigate the complicated threat landscape efficiently. Intelligent automation streamlines incident response, allowing cybersecurity professionals to focus on strategic initiatives rather than routine tasks.
David Atkinson, CEO and Founder of SenseOn, added: “We are excited to announce a pivotal moment in SenseOn’s journey with establishing a strategic channel partnership with Core to Cloud. This collaboration is more than a partnership; it’s an alliance that leverages the strengths of both companies to propel us towards growth. By combining SenseOn’s consolidated threat detection platform with Core to Cloud’s technical and service expertise, we are poised to deliver a new standard in cybersecurity solutions.”
Moreover, Core to Cloud and SenseOn are committed to ongoing collaboration and continuous improvement. As cybersecurity threats evolve, so do the strategies and tools to counter them. This collaboration is not just a one-time solution; it represents an ongoing commitment to enhancing the cybersecurity landscape for businesses of all sizes. Core to Cloud and SenseOn will continue to work together to develop new features, refine existing tools, and provide unparalleled support to our clients.
Core to Cloud’s partnership with SenseOn signifies a major step forward in cybersecurity. By combining expertise, technology, and a shared commitment to excellence, the two companies are paving the way for businesses to navigate the complex digital landscape confidently. Together, they empower businesses to protect their NDR, SEIM and end-to-end platforms.
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