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MediSked Partners with Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) to Further Support Managed Care

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Furthering its dedication to providing technology solutions to payers in the health and human services industry, MediSked has signed a corporate partnership agreement with Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA), MediSked announced today.

Founded in 1995, MHPA is the leading national trade organization focusing solely on the interests of the Medicaid managed care industry. MHPA's members include over 130 health plans, known as managed care organizations (MCOs), that serve over 40 million Medicaid enrollees in 40 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

"MHPA is thrilled to have MediSked join us as a Bronze Partner," said Craig A. Kennedy, MHPA President and CEO. "For nearly two decades MediSked has been an invaluable technology resource and partner to health and human service organizations across the United States, changing lives for the better and increasing efficiency, as well as driving innovations that support the health care community. We look forward to working with them in our efforts to increase access to quality, affordable health care for all."

MediSked is one of the few premier technology vendors that has in-depth experience in supporting statewide Medicaid transformation using integrated end-to-end solutions that were built on the foundation of the federal Health Home State Plan.

As a Bronze Partner, MediSked will be working in partnership with MHPA to promote policy and operational solutions that enhance the delivery of quality care for Medicaid enrollees through improved access and cost-effective services.

"We are excited to join MHPA in our shared dedication to improving outcomes and quality of life for Medicaid-enrolled individuals across the country," said Rachel Hendrickson, Associate Director of Strategic Growth at MediSked.

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MediSked is the leading brand in holistic solutions that improves lives, drives efficiencies, and generates innovations for health and human service organizations that support our community. MediSked solutions combine to provide innovative, person-centered technology that improves outcomes and quality, while reducing costs for individuals receiving home and community-based services and long-term services and supports through government & oversight, care coordination/payer and provider agencies. MediSked has supported clients across the United States since 2003.

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SimuTech Group Announces Territory Expansion Offering Ansys Software and Support to All of US and Canada

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- SimuTech Group, an Ansys Elite Channel Partner, is excited to announce their sales territory expansion for Ansys simulation software in the entire United States and Canada. Ansys is the gold standard of multi-physics engineering simulation software. Their software enables product design and analysis in a virtual environment, allowing companies to improve time-to-market, lower development costs, and fulfill critical product promises.

Headquartered in Rochester, NY, SimuTech Group is a privately held, woman-owned business. Their mission is to offer partnership and engineering expertise, through Ansys simulation products, support, training, consulting, and physical testing services. As of June 2021, SimuTech Group is now able to bring their expertise and product knowledge of Ansys software to customers throughout the U.S. and Canada - now including California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

"We have been striving to expand our sales territory, and into California in particular, for many years. We are eager to bring our top ranking Ansys SimuTech Support throughout the U.S. and Canada. SimuTech Group has experienced tremendous growth over the last five years and this expansion is another exciting step for us on our growth path. I am excited to see where our long-standing partnership with Ansys takes us in the years to come," says Rick James, CEO SimuTech Group.

SimuTech Group has maintained a long and successful history in California providing industry leading consulting and physical test services. Californian's can now depend on SimuTech Group for best-in-class Ansys software as well as associated support, training, consulting, and physical testing services.

"We are thrilled to announce our expansion into the entire United States, especially California where we see a lot of opportunity to help both established and Startup customers realize the positive business outcomes that come through simulation," said Brent Mattson, SimuTech Group's Vice President of Sales.

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SimuTech Group has over 38 years of experience inspiring clients to push the boundaries of innovation and deliver transformational products. SimuTech Group is the trusted advisor to over 3,000 clients who helps Ansys clients gain insight to improve product efficiency, reliability, and performance through a full-service approach from sales to support. Their team of engineering experts can help your problem-solve your Ansys challenges and move your projects forward. For more information on simulation offerings and capabilities please contact SimuTech Group.

Morgan Reddy
Marketing Manager, SimuTech Group






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MediSked Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification to Manage Risk, Improve Security Posture, and Meet Compliance Requirements

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- MediSked LLC, a leading human services technology provider, announced today that the MediSked Care Coordination Suite comprised of MediSked Coordinate, MediSked Connect Exchange and MediSked Portal hosted in Amazon Web Services (AWS) has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST®.

HITRUST CSF Certified status demonstrates that the organization's Care Coordination Suite has met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk. This achievement places MediSked in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards, and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.

"The process to achieve the HITRUST certification is extensive and rigorous," said Tom Hogan, Executive Vice President. "This is the leading standard in the human services industry, where the security of our clients' information is especially critical. Teams across our organization worked hard to achieve this accomplishment. The HITRUST certification is an important independent confirmation that we go above and beyond to protect the data of the more than 100,000 individuals supported by this platform."

"HITRUST is helping organizations ensure that the highest standards of information protection requirements are met when sensitive data is accessed or stored," stated Jeremy Huval, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST. "MediSked can be recognized as an organization that can be counted on for keeping information safe."

About MediSked

MediSked is the leading brand in holistic solutions that improves lives, drives efficiencies, and generates innovations for human service organizations that support our community. MediSked supports three lines of business: provider agencies, care coordination / payer organizations, and government oversight. MediSked Connect, MediSked Coordinate, MediSked Connect Exchange, and MediSked Portal combine to provide innovative, person-centered technology that improves outcomes and quality while reducing costs for individuals receiving home and based community services and long-term services and supports.

Founded in 2003, MediSked currently supports clients across 17 states, from Maine to California and up to Alaska. MediSked is number 1068 on the 2020 list of Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies.

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Joan Lunden to Host Public Television’s Healthcare Series ‘Second Opinion’

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Award-winning journalist, bestselling author, and women's health & wellness advocate, Joan Lunden, has been named host of "Second Opinion," public television's Emmy-nominated national healthcare series. Produced by WXXI Public Media (Rochester, N.Y.), in partnership with the University of Rochester Medical Center, the weekly television program engages viewers across the country as they watch doctors and patients talk through a variety of health issues. With Lunden as the new host, the series will now be called "Second Opinion with Joan Lunden."

"As one of America's most recognized and trusted personalities, Joan exemplifies the mission of 'Second Opinion' in providing highly credible health information to our audience," said WXXI President Norm Silverstein.

"With Joan as the new host, and the heightened interest in healthcare, 'Second Opinion with Joan Lunden' is the right show at the right time for public television stations across the country," he added.

For nearly two decades, Lunden greeted viewers each morning on "Good Morning America," bringing insight to the day's top stories. As the longest-running female host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered five presidents, five Olympics, and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families, and their health.

As host of "Second Opinion with Joan Lunden," she will draw from her years of experience as she guides medical professionals and lay people in honest, in-depth discussions about life-changing medical decisions. Season 17 with 10 episodes is slated to release in February 2021, airing in 90% of the country.

"It is my absolute pleasure to be joining the team at 'Second Opinion' which has been enlightening viewers on health issues for sixteen years," said Lunden. "I'd always imagined I'd follow in my father's footsteps, a cancer surgeon who was dedicated to his patients' wellbeing. While I did not become a doctor, as a broadcaster and health advocate, I have had a lifetime opportunity to educate and empower others to better control their health and longevity. I look forward to becoming a part of the PBS family!"

One of the most visible women in America, Lunden has graced the covers of more than 60 magazines and books. Her newest book, "Why Did I Come into This Room: A Candid Conversation About Aging," released in March, is a New York Times Best Seller. Recently, Lunden has been named the ambassador to the Poynter Institute's MediaWise for Seniors program which aims to educate American's over 50 on media literacy. Lunden is also the host of the Washington Post Podcast series, "Caring for Tomorrow," premiering in September.

Lunden has served as national spokesperson for various organizations such as The American Heart Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, The American Lung Association, The American Red Cross, The American Academy of Pediatrics, and The Colon Cancer Alliance.

"Second Opinion" is a national multimedia health initiative that reaches an engaged audience through television, web, social media, and community and national outreach. Launched in 2004, its goal is to promote good health, improve doctor/patient communication and empower viewers to take charge of their own healthcare, and in turn, help them navigate the medical system for better health outcomes.

The series hosts a comprehensive web site, and a robust social media following.

"Second Opinion" is made possible with support from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), which has provided production funding for the health care series for more than 15 years. A national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies, BCBSA is dedicated to finding innovative ways of ensuring that Americans have the healthcare information and resources they need - and "Second Opinion" serves as part of that commitment.

"Second Opinion's" executive producer is Fiona Willis and the series is distributed by American Public Television (APT).


WXXI Public Media is an award-winning broadcast family of services dedicated to meeting the lifelong educational needs of its viewers. WXXI operates four digital TV channels, and an array of radio services which include an NPR station, a full-time classical music station, a Triple-A music station, and a radio-reading service for the visually impaired. WXXI's national productions include documentaries that explore arts, culture and history such as "Restoring a Masterpiece: The Renovation of the Eastman Theatre," "Dialogue in Metal," and "Wendell Castle: A Portrait."

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) - One of the nation's leading academic medical centers, the University of Rochester Medical Center forms the centerpiece of the University of Rochester's health research, teaching and patient care missions. Over the last five years, URMC has garnered more than $1.3 billion in biomedical research, landing the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in the top one-quarter of U.S. medical centers in federal research funding. As upstate New York's premier health care delivery network, patients benefit from the Medical Center's robust teaching and biomedical research programs.

The University's health care delivery network is anchored by Strong Memorial Hospital, an 886-bed, University-owned teaching hospital designated by the New York State Department of Health as a Level One Regional Trauma and Burn Center and home to Western New York's only cardiac transplant program. With more than 26,000 part- and full-time employees, the Medical Center is the largest single component of the Rochester region's leading employer.


American Public Television (APT) is the leading syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation's public television stations. Founded in 1961, APT distributes 250 new program titles per year and more than one-third of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the U.S. APT's diverse catalog includes prominent documentaries, performance, dramas, how-to programs, classic movies, children's series and news and current affairs programs. "Doc Martin," "Midsomer Murders," "America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated," "AfroPoP," "Rick Steves' Europe," "Pacific Heartbeat," "Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television," "Front and Center," "Lidia's Kitchen," "Kevin Belton's New Orleans Kitchen," "Simply Ming," "The Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross," "James Patterson's Kid Stew" and "NHK Newsline" are a sampling of APT's programs, considered some of the most popular on public television.

APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service and distributes Create(R)TV - featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming - and WORLD(TM), public television's premier news, science and documentary channel. To find out more about APT's programs and services, visit

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