As both an investment and advisory firm, The Pincomb Group (TPG) plays a variety of roles in each of their portfolio companies. These roles range from attending a simple monthly board meeting with the leadership team to the full scale development and management of sales teams and product development teams.
In January of 2014 TPG launched – from scratch – the educational sales team for one of their portfolio companies, C8 Sciences. Seven months later they successfully implemented the cutting edge cognitive cross-training program into over 120 districts in the US and Canada.
How did TPG take a new company and implement a brand new product into 120 new school districts in just 7 months? A combination of existing relationships, lazer focused sales and digital marketing strategy, and heavy reliance on data driven market intelligence allowed us to accomplish what most would consider impossible.
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Activate by C8 Sciences is a unique program designed to improve Executive Function (EF).
The National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs, the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, and the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University recently issued a working paper on EF stating: “…we aren’t born with the skills that enable us to control impulses, make plans, and stay focused….These skills develop through practice and are strengthened by the experiences through which they are applied and honed….Providing the support that children need to build these skills…is one of society’s most important responsibilities.”
Fairfax Virginia Public Schools have made development of EF skills a primary, multi-year education goal of the system, both because of their importance for learning in school and for success in life after graduation. By improving EF skills such as attention and self-regulation in children with problems in these areas, Activate aims to help these children get more out of school and at the same time to improve the classroom learning environment for all children.
Developers at C8 Sciences were very pleased to see the Activate program implemented in over 100 schools this year, from Florida, to Virginia, New York, New Mexico, Texas, Alaska and Hawaii. Some implementations started in late Spring as warm ups for the Fall, and some were for small numbers of children with special education needs. There were, however, several larger implementations in general classrooms in schools covering the full socioeconomic spectrum, and one full implementation with special needs students. In all, the program saw highly significant improvements on “gold-standard” tests of EF. Data on standardized school-administered tests of math and reading were available from one of these four implementations, and these showed truly remarkable effects of Activate.
Download the Activate Test Results for School Year 2013 (PDF) to view the impact of Activate on learning and EF skills in elementary school children.
CEU Outlet is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. David Jensen’s new course “Using DSM-5 For Assessments and Interventions with Suicidal Individuals“. Dr. Jensen gives an in depth tutorial in the warning signs, diagnoses, and treatment of those afflicted with suicidal thoughts. This is an 8 CEU course offering designed for clinicians and educators.
Jensen is a LCSW, LCMFT and Psychotherapy Practice owner. He started studying and training in suicide prevention, intervention, and aftermath recovery in 1983. He has learned from knowing and working with many suicidal individuals and has experienced the traumatic aftermath of completed suicides as a professional and as a family member. Dr. Jensen has been on staff in the Social Work Department at Washburn University for twelve years and an adjunct for the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare while maintaining a part-time private psychotherapy practice for twenty-eight years.
Dr. David Jensen is also the author of CEU Outlet’s “Diagnosing and DSM-5” course. The Pincomb Group is proud to collaborate with Dr. Jensen to bring online education to CEU Outlet’s loyal customers.
Craig Mandeville knew all he needed to know about home care software. Every night his wife would come home from work and describe at length her latest frustrations about her agency’s attempts to deploy a million-dollar software “solution.” He says he was “blown away” by one gaping hole in the expensive product’s feature set, the lack of structure of the documentation processes outside of EMRs. He knew there had to be a better way to handle paper, by not handling it at all.
“Things were getting missed, or inappropriately billed,” he said. Patient documentation was handled by too many people and processes. More paper was being created, not less. “The goal is always to begin patient care as soon as possible but they couldn’t because of the paper pushing process.”
Searching for that better way, Mandeville met with home health and hospice companies. He learned that any form outside of the EMR – any document that needed to be sent to a physician and returned signed – required manual tracking, resulting in excruciatingly long turn-around times. How to track and get these forms returned quickly became his quest.
Mandeville developed a software system with a strategy to eliminate as much physical handling of paper as possible. His “Forcura” system integrates with any EMR and syncs across all platforms – desktop, tablet, and mobile. When a document is ready to be sent, it is either ported electronically into the physician’s EMR or faxed directly from the computer to their office. Every page of every document is barcoded — so no matter how the document is returned, the barcodes are scanned and logged back into the agency’s system and attached to the appropriate EMR. Simultaneously, the system automatically alerts the user.
Download the full article (PDF) to read more and see a real-world example of the Forcura solution in action.