Fresenius Medical Care Continues To Set The Benchmark For Excellence In Australian Dialysis Clinics


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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Media OutReach - 15 March 2018 - The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS), Australia's leading independent authority on healthcare, has recognised the high  standard of care that Fresenius Medical Care provides to patients by awarding accreditation to the company's network of 16 dialysis clinics, with clinics achieving the highest possible rating 'Met with Merit' in five important areas.

Full accreditation against the ten National Safety and Quality in Healthcare Standards as well as the five EQuIPNational Standards was awarded by ACHS in December 2017.

In 2015, Fresenius Medical Care was the first healthcare organisation in Australia to achieve nationwide accreditation under the EQuIPNational Day Procedure Centres program. 

The 2017 accreditation, which will continue until 2020, demonstrates the company's culture of continuous quality improvement and the consistently high standard of care that all patients can expect.

Fresenius Medical Care Vice President and Managing Director Australia and New Zealand, Margot Hurwitz said EQuIPNational is a rigorous, consumer-focused program that measures how effective a healthcare organisation is in terms of patient care.

"ACHS accreditation sends a clear message to the community that Fresenius Medical Care is committed to excellence in healthcare", added Mrs Hurwitz. 
"Importantly, this means that our patients can expect the same quality of care at our clinics, whether they are located in the city, regional, or even remote settings."

In addition to meeting all fifteen standards, Fresenius Medical Care achieved the highest possible Met with Merit level of recognition in five areas, including orientation and ongoing training programs for both staff and patients, infection control and medication management. 

The ACHS surveyor was particularly impressed by the clinics' partnerships with patients, which ensure that they are active participants in their own care and health outcomes, noting that: 

"Fresenius Medical Care has tailored their orientation and training for consumers (patients and carers) to suit the cultural group that the clinic is serving, going beyond the normal education that occurs for consumers".

For example, in the Northern Territory, where many patients are unable to speak, read or write English, the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (CAAC) primary healthcare group and interpreters who speak the different indigenous dialects, work together with Fresenius Medical Care to provide information and pictorial descriptions of treatment, ensuring that all patients understand the orientation.  

In addition, partnerships formed by Fresenius Medical Care in the Northern Territory help locate patients and provide a transport service to them. Without this, these patients would otherwise not be able to attend their dialysis sessions.

Mrs Hurwitz reinforced the importance of these partnerships with patients: "We know that patients today demand high standards in their healthcare, and we are tremendously proud that Fresenius Medical Care dialysis clinics have been recognised for not only meeting this expectation, but exceeding it in five areas of vital patient care. This is a true testament to our culture of continuous quality improvement and putting our patients at the centre of everything we do."


About Fresenius Medical Care

Fresenius Medical Care is the world's largest provider of products and services for individuals with renal diseases of which around 3.2 million patients worldwide regularly undergo dialysis treatment. 

Through its network of 3,752 dialysis clinics, Fresenius Medical Care provides dialysis treatments for 320,960 patients around the globe. Fresenius Medical Care is also the leading provider of dialysis products such as dialysis machines or dialysers. 

Along with the core business, the company focuses on expanding the range of related medical services in the field of Care Coordination. Fresenius Medical Care is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FME) and on the New York Stock Exchange (FMS).


About The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS)

ACHS is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare in Australia through continual review of performance, assessment and accreditation, with a specific focus on safety, quality and performance.


About  EQuIPNational Day Procedure Centres

EQuIPNational Day Procedure Centres is a three-year accreditation program for day hospitals, day surgeries and day procedure services that ensures organisations meet the necessary requirements to meet the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

In addition, it offers accreditation against further five standards that focus on the performance of non-clinical systems: service delivery, provision of care, workforce management, information management, and corporate governance and safety.

Twitter Introduces 9 New Premium Video Sports Content Partnerships To Asia Pacific Advertisers




Astro Malaysia (including FIFA World Cup™), Asian Tour Golf, International Table Tennis Federation, BallBall, TV One and Eleven Sports Singapore among others will feature new In-Stream Video programming on Twitter


SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 15 March 2018 - Twitter, the first place to see what's happening, will unveil this morning a robust slate of premium video sport content deals at Sportel Asia. 

Nine new collaborations will be announced, adding to the hundreds of sporting hours of live original programming, live games, highlights, and events to the platform. The announcement includes extensions of existing regional deals and brings even more opportunities for advertisers in Asia Pacific to align their brand with premium sports video content.

Twitter's Head of Sports Partnerships for Asia Pacific, Aneesh Madani (@aneeshmadani), will present the video content offerings to conference attendees, as well as brand and agency partners, at a special Twitter workshop at Sportel Asia. 

He will be joined by guest speakers Simon Barnett (@SiBarnett), Ball Ball, Ashwin Sridhar (@ashwinsridhar), Fox Sports and Mohit Lalvani (@mohitlalvani), Eleven Sports, to discuss how sports federations, broadcasters and can make the most of combining OTT services and Twitter to grow their audiences and revenue.

"Twitter is the best destination for sports video content because it's an extension of what fans already expect from our platform -- the live sports conversation unfolding on Twitter," said Aneesh Madani, Head of Sport Partnerships, Asia Pacific, Twitter. 

"Asia Pacific is a growth engine for Twitter and we could not be prouder to extend our success with more In-Stream premium video content from both headline events, and exciting underserved content, from sports leagues across the region."

He added: "Digital video consumption in Asia Pacific is growing rapidly. Introducing these new in-stream video sponsorship deals for sports to advertisers in Asia Pacific will strengthen the success of our partners in the region, and give fans an easy way to keep up with the sports they care about most."

Nine new premium video sports collaborations to be announced on stage include the following:

Asian Tour (@AsianTourGolf): Fans will have access to clips and highlights coming from major golf events on the Asian Tour.

Astro Malaysia (@StadiumAstro): Fans in Malaysia will have access to clips and content from FIFA World Cup™, EPL, F1, MotoGP, PGA and Asian Tour, Grand Slam Tennis, AFC CL and Cup.

BallBall (@BallBall_ID): Fans in Indonesia will have access to clips and game highlights coming from the top European football leagues.

Eleven Sports (@ElevenSportsSG): Fans will have access to clips and game highlights coming from Serie A, FA Cup and more in Singapore.

FOX Sports Asia (@FOXSportsAsia): Fans will now have access to clips and content from Bundesliga, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open, AFC Champions League and Cup.

International Table Tennis Federation (@ittfworld): Fans will have the chance to watch highlights of matches and other clips in almost real time from the best tournaments in the world.

NetTV (@netmediatama): Fans in Indonesia will have access to clips and game highlights coming from MotoGP

SportsFix TV (@SportsfixTV): Fans in Malaysia will have access to clips and game highlights coming from Malaysian League, Thai League and Serie A
TV ONE (@tvOneNews): Fans in Indonesia will have access to clips and game highlights coming from Liga Satu, Martial Arts leagues and more.

Each of these partners will utilise Twitter's In-stream Sponsorships to enable the publisher partners to monetise their video content, while making it easy for advertisers to reach engaged audiences and sponsor exclusive content. 
The premium sports video content shared on Twitter will include a short pre-roll ad from content sponsors.

These new deals are in addition to a range of existing, previously announced ones which are also currently available to APAC advertisers, including:

ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship):  Twitter will be the exclusive live stream platform for every single event of ONE Championship in 2018. All preliminary matches and two bouts of the main card can be streamed via @ONEChampionship.

National Basketball Association (NBA): Basketball fans in the Asia Pacific region will have a lot to look forward to with clips featuring highlights, behind-the-scenes content and more throughout the season as well as Periscope live streams of press conferences and interviews. They will be able to view this content on @NBA_AU, @NBA_Philippines, @NBAIndia and of course the @NBA account on Twitter.

Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA): As announced earlier in 2017, basketball fans in Asia will be able to watch 20 WNBA regular season games in 2018 and 2019 live on Twitter at wnba.twitter.com and @WNBA. They will also be able to catch up with highlight clips every week.


"The FIFA World Cup is the biggest sporting event on the planet, and this new partnership with Twitter gives us a major opportunity to leverage excitement about the tournament beyond the TV screen," says CK Lee, VP Sports Content at Astro.  

"Alongside our broadcast all 64 matches of the World Cup, Twitter will help amplify the most exciting moments from Astro's coverage, and immerse fans in the 'world game' even further through expert analysis and fun, creative live and highlights video content from Russia."

Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: "I am thrilled with ONE Championship's partnership with Twitter as it allows us to further showcase the beauty of martial arts to a global audience. 

This partnership signifies the two companies' commitment to developing martial arts in Asia and extend the reach of our exciting live and digital content. 

We're excited that martial arts fans, particularly those on the Twitter platform, can now enjoy free ONE Championship bouts while engaging in real-time conversation."

About Twitter

Twitter is what's happening in the world and what people are talking about right now. From breaking news and entertainment to sports, politics, and everyday interests, see every side of the story. 

Join the open conversation. Watch live streaming events. Available in more than 40 languages around the world, the service can be accessed via twitter.com, an array of mobile devices, and SMS. 

For more information, please visit about.twitter.com, follow @TwitterSG, and download both the Twitter and Periscope apps at twitter.com/download and periscope.tv.

TIBCO Extends Global Partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

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Success in 2017 Leads to Expanded Collaboration for Enhanced Performance

Palo Alto, CA, March 15, 2018 - TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, today announced it has extended its global partnership with four-time consecutive FIA Formula One™ World Constructors’ Champions Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. 

This partnership will continue to equip the team with advanced TIBCO® solutions throughout the 2018 season, supporting strategic decisions based on data collected from the brand-new Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ race car.

The 2018 challenger is improved in every area over its predecessor and will become the fastest Mercedes Formula One car in history. As the most advanced machine ever created by the organization, the W09 is the product of an advanced digital development ecosystem, created with the help of TIBCO.

“Formula One as a sport is a combination of the highest performance, sharpest technology, and most collaborative teamwork. As such, it is similar to what many of our customers need to embrace for a successful digital transformation,” said Thomas Been, chief marketing officer, TIBCO. 

“The nature of data and digital are continuing to change the Formula One sport, from design and collaboration, to strategy and real-time decisions. This sets a great example for any company looking to transform and lead with digital technology. 

We’re very proud to empower the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team with our TIBCO Connected Intelligence Cloud platform, helping them leverage unique insights to make critical decisions that improve all aspects of their operation.”

TIBCO technology allows the team to access and visualize gigabytes of live and historical data, which are crucial in making live-time strategic decisions. 

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is collaborating with TIBCO on advanced analytics to glean insights from TIBCO’s visualizations, helping them make informed decisions, both at the factory and during the race. 

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The TIBCO Connected Intelligence Cloud platform provides the foundation for this analysis, with the help of a team of TIBCO data scientists, through its Systems of Insight solutions.

“Winning a Formula One race takes more than a fast car; it is man and machine working together,” said Toto Wolff, team principal and chief executive officer, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. 

“We continuously find ourselves driven by each other as a team, whether that’s the motivation of the drivers to win on track, our engineers working in the factory to test every possible race scenario, or innovative partners like TIBCO who take our work to the next level with advanced technology. 
TIBCO’s sophisticated solutions provide our team with visual data about the car’s performance that clearly distinguishes relevant information from the rest. We’re excited to expand our partnership and are motivated to keep winning in 2018, on and off the track.”

Be sure to follow our journey this season via Twitter, LinkedIn, and FaceBook; and follow the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


About TIBCO

TIBCO fuels digital business by enabling better decisions and faster, smarter actions through the TIBCO Connected Intelligence Cloud. From APIs and systems to devices and people, we interconnect everything, capture data in real time wherever it is, and augment the intelligence of your business through analytical insights. 

Thousands of customers around the globe rely on us to build compelling experiences, energize operations, and propel innovation. Learn how TIBCO makes digital smarter at www.tibco.com.



About Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is the works Formula One Team of Mercedes-Benz, competing at the pinnacle of motorsport – the FIA Formula One™ World Championship. 

Formula One is like nothing else in the sporting sphere. It’s a demanding technical and human challenge, combining cutting-edge technologies and innovation, high-performance management and elite teamwork. 

During the course of a grueling calendar, which spans 21 countries in as many Grand Prix events from March to November, teams battle it out to be crowned World Champions. 

At Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, a team of nearly 1,500 passionate, determined people works across two world-class technology campuses, designing, developing, manufacturing and racing the cars and Hybrid Power Units driven by four-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and race-winning team-mate Valtteri Bottas. 

The team has set a new benchmark for F1 success during the sport’s current Hybrid era, winning the Constructors’ and Drivers’ World Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. During those four Championship-winning seasons, the team has scored 63 wins, 122 podiums, 71 pole positions, 43 fastest laps and 35 one-two finishes from 79 race starts.

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DHL Express Launches Inaugural Passenger-to-freighter A330-300

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- The Penang-Ho Chi Minh-Hong Kong flight will bear 33% more load capacity per flight that runs 6 times a week

- DHL Express to deploy at least three more A330-300s as regional and global e-commerce volumes grow


SINGAPORE: DHL Express, the world's leading international express services provider, has deployed its first ever Airbus A330-300 in its air network, servicing the fast-growing markets of Malaysia, Vietnam, and Hong Kong with 33% more freight capacity per flight. 

The aircraft is the first of four A330-300s to join the DHL Express fleet under a new passenger-to-freighter (P2F) deal with Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), a joint venture between Airbus and Singapore Technologies Aerospace, flying six times a week.

DHL Express launches inaugural passenger-to-freighter A330-300 as part of rapidly-growing Asia Pacific air network

With a gross payload of 61 metric tons, the A330-300 will provide additional high-volume, lower-density capacity in Asia Pacific, catering specifically to regional e-commerce activity which, in 2017, accounted for 40% of global e-commerce sales.[1] 

Following its conversion from passenger to freight use, the A330-300s feature a range of upgrades including reinforcements to its fuselage, floor structure, and door frame shell; newly-installed safety barrier nets; and a powered cargo loading system.

"E-commerce is expected to generate US$1.365 trillion in total retail sales Asia-wide this year, a number that will more than double to $3 trillion by 2021,[2]" said Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific. 

"The introduction of the passenger-to-freight A330-300 marks a significant step forward in enhancing our service standards to match the evolving needs of our customers, e-commerce merchants and other businesses tapping into intra-Asia trade growth."

The first A330-300 will serve markets with particularly high e-commerce trade volumes, including Malaysia with a compound annual growth rate of nearly 18% from now to 2022;[3] and Vietnam, where the local e-commerce market is growing at 35% per annum.[4] 

Subsequent A330-300s slated for deployment later this year will also focus on intra-Asia connections as the region's middle-class -- and its consumption rates -- continues to expand. [5]

"Rising income levels and Internet access have powered a veritable e-commerce revolution in Asia's cross-border trade," said Sean Wall, Executive Vice President, Network Operations and Aviation, DHL Express Asia Pacific.

"Yet there's still immense upside despite the amount of growth so far. The new A330-300s will provide the cost-efficiency and high-volume capacity -- carrying more than 20% extra cargo than other mid-range cargo aircraft -- needed for businesses to take advantage of these intra-Asian opportunities."

The A330-300 deployments form the latest stage of DHL Express' ongoing investments in its air freight infrastructure, with future planned deployments of the A330-300s aiming to increase payload capacity by up to 50% compared to current aircraft.

 "As a pioneer in P2F aircraft conversions since 1997, DHL continually looks to bolster the strength of its dedicated air network in Asia Pacific with a combination of new investments and design innovation," Wall said. 

"As our maiden A330-300 cargo service arrives in our high-traffic Penang Gateway, we expect many more such services to transform our Asia Pacific network in the near future."

DHL -- The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. 

With about 360,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. 

With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as "The logistics company for the world".

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 60 billion euros in 2017.

[1] http://www.businessinsider.com/southeast-asias-set-for-explosive-e-commerce-growth-2017-5/

[2] https://www.emarketer.com/Report/Asia-Pacific-Retail-Ecommerce-Sales-eMarketers-Estimates-20162021/2002091

[3] https://www.statista.com/outlook/243/122/ecommerce/malaysia#

[4] http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/business/192252/vietnam-s-e-commerce-market-booming.html

[5 http://www.nielsen.com/content/dam/nielsenglobal/apac/docs/reports/2014/Nielsen-ASEAN2015.pdf


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