17Apr Hauck legislation ensures proper documentation of invasive medical treatments Categories: Hauck News,News Plan is part of House package in response to Larry Nassar scandalHealth care professionals and facilities could face penalties if invasive procedures are not specifically documented in medical reports and kept for 15 years under legislation submitted by state Rep. Roger Hauck.Today, Hauck testified in support of his bill before the House Law and Justice Committee. His measure is part of a bipartisan reform plan developed following the House’s inquiry into the recent Larry Nassar scandal.“When it comes to these invasive procedures, especially involving minors, it is imperative to protect the patients by requiring doctors to have detailed written reporting on what took place,” said Hauck, of Mount Pleasant. “During the MSU inquiry, it was found that medical records of some of the victims were either incomplete or destroyed before the victim filed a complaint, and such did not violate existing law or policy. Unfortunately, this helped Larry Nassar cover his tracks and continue his criminal behavior. His case strongly justifies the need for a heightened standard.”Hauck’s bill partners with other legislation, which will:Require the state Board of Medicine and Board of Osteopathic Medicine to issue publicly available guidance materials to health care professionals on intravaginal medical treatments;Require any medical treatment consisting of vaginal or anal penetration to be referenced on the patient’s medical record; andRequire the preservation of a patient’s medical record that includes vaginal or anal penetration treatment for 15 years.Any medical professional or health care facility that intentionally violates this law would face up to two years imprisonment for the first offense, then up to five years for the second or repeated violations.House Bill 5784 remains under consideration by the committee.
Chellomedia’s Spanish kids channel Canal Panda has seen its monthly viewer ratings increase to 0.6% from 0.3% thanks to the launch of multiscreen apps, according to the broadcaster.Chellomedia introduced Canal Panda streaming and VOD apps for iPhones and iPads in April using technology from Applicaster. The app costs €1.59 per month and includes 15 minutes of free access for the first six months.“We are proud of being able to present Canal Panda to the Spanish audience with these innovative and pioneering services for our young viewers and their parents,” said Eduardo Zulueta, CEO Chello Multicanal. “We have seen that the use of mobile devices is helping our audience to know us deeply and encourages their coming to the big screen to watch us more often.” read more
Elemental will exhibit at ANGA COM in hall 10.2, stand L20. Video technology provider, Elemental, is working with the Orange TV Group in Indonesia to expand the availability of its Genflix OTT service on a number of smart devices. Under the agreement, the video service will use Elemental Live and Elemental Server to provide a “smooth and uninterrupted viewing experience” for watching Genflix’s six linear channels and premium video-on-demand offerings.Genflix can be accessed using mobile apps for Google Android and Apple iOS-based phones, with Elemental claiming that content can now be repurposed more efficiently for both linear and video-on-demand streams for all viewing platforms.Multiscreen, revenue assurance and media protection firm Irdeto will also help to manage delivery of content. Irdeto Multiscreen will control tge Elemental Server and all VoD processing.“OTT does not have a single standardised delivery technology, digital rights management, or standardised consumption devices compared with direct-to-home broadcast services. Genflix needs flexibility to serve this complex market,” said Bobby Sidharta, chief technology officer of Orange TV.“Elemental has the right technology to meet these needs while taking our future growth plans into account. It has also proven easy to integrate and easy to operate.”Pay TV operator Orange TV Group launched in Indonesia in February 2012 and is operated PT Mega Media. The firm rolled out Genflix in September 2013.Portland Oregan-based Elemental Technologies a supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery. The company has offices in the US, UK, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, China, Russia, India and Brazil and claims to powering video experiences for more than 600 media franchises around the world. read more
Derek ChangDerek Chang has been upped at Scripps Networks Interactive and will take the newly created role of head of international lifestyle channels.He will oversee the company’s international operations with EMEM and Lat-Am chiefs Phillip Luff and Eduardo Hauser reporting to him.Chang is currently the managing director of SNI’s business in Asia Pac, and for his new role will relocate to London in July. He maintains control of the Asian business.As head of international lifestyle, he will report to Jim Samples, president, International, who said. “Since joining Scripps Networks nearly three years ago, Derek has demonstrated a steady track record of building value for the company.“We are confident that he is well suited to unlock untapped potential in the international marketplace,” said Samples.“Derek’s appointment to head up the regional teams headquartered in London, Singapore, and Miami reflects our commitment to building out our lifestyle channel portfolio across the globe,” said Samples.SNI’s channel brands include HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country.Prior to Scripps Chang was at DirecTV as president of content strategy and development, overseeing all acquisitions and programming operations at the US pay TV operation. read more