Praxeon (www.praxeon.com), a leader in healthcare and life science semantic searching platforms, announced today that it is providing its award winning platform, MyDailyApple, to the Nicholas Conor Institute (www.thenicholasconorinstitute.org). MyDailyApple brings together medical news, research, communities, blogs, and stories from all over the web and personalizes all this health information to the healthcare consumer’s needs.
“We are delighted to join Praxeon’s Health Advocacy Platform Initiative (H.A.P.I.) and provide our members with a very powerful tool. By having MyDailyApple on our website and accessible to our members, parents with children afflicted with pediatric cancer can now have the latest healthcare information and scientific developments at their fingertips. Having gone through the trauma of having a child diagnosed with pediatric cancer, I know how much access to the most current information means,” stated Beth Anne Baber, founder and CEO of The Nicholas Conor Institute for Pediatric Cancer Research.
Dr. Dennis Underwood, CEO, CSO and co-founder of Praxeon, said “We are very happy to provide our technology to the Nicholas Conor Institute. Beth Anne has worked tirelessly in creating the Institute and we are happy to have the opportunity to help her in her efforts of educating and bringing together parents, researchers and scientists worldwide in order to share information and find cures for childhood cancer. Our Health Advocacy Platform Initiative was launched in 2007 as a way for us to “give back” to the community. By delivering MyDailyApple to the many members of HAPI, we allow them to have access to the latest information related to their specific ailment through an easy-to-access web-portal contained within their homepage. It will help institute members in finding out more of their specific disease by conducting searches on a breadth of information related to pediatric cancer.”
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For more information on how your health advocacy group can join H.A.P.I. go to the Praxeon website (www.praxeon.com) or email:email@example.com.
About Nicholas Conor Institute
The Nicholas Conor Institute for Pediatric Cancer Research is a medical research organization dedicated to support the development of diagnostics, therapeutics and personalized programs specifically for children with cancer. The goal of the Institute is to establish efficient, mutually beneficial partnerships between industry, academia, clinicians and funding sources. These partnerships aim to develop predictive diagnostics to guide individualized therapy, to bring to the clinic new therapies that consider the unique molecular makeup of the child and to translate discoveries into integrated, personalized treatment programs.
Praxeon is headquartered in Boston. Our customers range from consumer & healthcare providers to insurance companies to contract research organizations (CROs) to pharmaceutical & biotech companies.
Its Semantic Fingerprint technology combined with Web 2.0+ tools helps solve difficult informatics’ challenges facing drug discovery & development, medicine and healthcare.
Discovery Lens integrates data from a combination of public, third party and proprietary sources and harvests and applies the resulting knowledge within such areas as: identifying new targets, repositioning drugs, risk analysis, biomarker discovery, adverse events as well as other critical R&D tasks. The MyDailyApple and CurbsideMD web-portals deliver valuable information to patients and physicians respectively.
Dr. Dennis Underwood, co-founder and CEO of Praxeon (http://www.praxeon.com), has been asked to speak at the upcoming Conference on Semantics in Healthcare & Life Science (CSHALS). His talk, entitled Using Semantic Methods to Access Medical Information for Healthcare Professionals and their Patients, will review Praxeon's award winning work in the Health 2.0 field where they have focused on delivering the most up-to-date healthcare information and developments to physicians and at the same time providing them with a platform to exchange ideas, thoughts and best practices.
CSHALS was created to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of practical semantics-based approaches, including challenges faced and applications that are working. This years conference will feature Prof. Jim Hendler (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Dr. Martin D. Leach (Merck & Co. Inc) and Dr. Lynn H. Vogel (University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) in addition to a host of notable speakers from industry, government and academia. Presentation and presentation topics will highlight specific applications of semantic technologies to show where advances have been made, determine what the current needs are, and anticipate where the field is headed in order to prepare and advance with the field.
Ted Slater, Conference Chair of CSHALS and an Associate Director at Boehringer Ingelheim said, "We are delighted to have Dennis speak at this years CSHALS. Praxeons work in applying semantic methods and techniques to Healthcare and Life Science are great examples of how semantics applications have evolved from discussion to practical use. We look forward to hearing more from Dennis at the conference and discussing first-hand their experiences with Curbside.MD and its utilization by the medical community."
"The 2010 CSHALS promises to be an engaging meeting place and platform for all of us involved in using semantics to get to the heart of the knowledge harvesting. We look forward to welcoming all those interested in how semantics have been applied thus far and discussing future directions for the discipline," Slater went on to say.
"We are honored to have been asked to present our work at this notable conference. Praxeon was created to allow healthcare professionals as well as researchers in drug discovery to move beyond data access. We have strived to develop semantic-based applications that move to the next level of true knowledge building and practical application through such portals as our www.Curbside.MD and www.MyDailyApple.com. Our talk will cover the best ways to apply semantic integration methods to assist those in the medical field to truly optimize their access to critical data and usage of the resulting knowledge", said Dennis Underwood.