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Winbourne Consulting LLC has announced Partnership with Carbyne

New partnership will assist in delivering Carbyne’s Next-Gen 911 technology to emergency response services throughout the US to accurately locate victims and reduce emergency response times

Carbyne, the leading next-generation 911 communications platform, announced today its new partnership with Winbourne Consulting LLC.

Winbourne has 18 years of continuous experience providing public safety e-911/NG911 system consulting, planning, design and implementation.

As part of the partnership, Winbourne will utilize Carbyne’s cutting-edge technology and help to ensure seamless integration and operation of these solutions into existing public safety and emergency response infrastructure. This will allow emergency personnel to better manage and prioritize incoming emergency calls through new technologies comprised of mobile texting, video and web-based information platforms, along with the most cutting-edge technology to pinpoint the location of an emergency event, providing critical real-time data and communication.

“We are thrilled to pair our advanced technology with one of the most forward-thinking 911 consulting firms in the industry,” said Amir Elichai, CEO and Co-Founder of Carbyne. “We look forward to working with Winbourne to provide emergency service providers across the U.S. with the most advanced NG911 solutions in the marketplace today. By collaborating and pairing our areas of expertise, we can ensure not only that the best technology is available in emergency call centers throughout the country, but also that the technology is leveraged effectively to save as many lives as possible.”

Carbyne’s advanced platform will help keep the public safer by bringing emergency services infrastructure into the digital age. Citizens can live-stream their emergencies through smart devices, no app necessary, helping first responders prioritize events and locate users – shaving crucial minutes off response and dispatch times.

“Winbourne Consulting is excited to be part of Carbyne’s innovative approach to Next Generation 911, and to provide our public safety experience to guide Fayette County in optimizing Carbyne’s services,” said Jeff Winbourne, CEO of Winbourne Consulting, LLC.

The new partnership will kick off in Fayette County, GA, where Carbyne recently completed a successful pilot evaluation which led to their selection as a provider of NG911 call handling services for the county for the next seven years. That project is set to launch in the Fall of 2018.

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The best consulting firms for Healthcare, Pharma and Life Sciences

The healthcare consultancy industry comprises of a handful of global firms and huge array of small/boutique to medium size firms that specialise exclusively in this area focusing their efforts across the whole value chain, from R&D to product launch, whilst others may focus on a specific portion of the lifecycle.

As the National Health Service continues to seek out savings opportunities while the government remains reluctant to up spending on the institution and, as health insurance and pharmaceutical costs threaten to spike in the near future, consulting firms are in demand in both the private and public sector to help the health industry negotiate the issues of the day. Now, a new survey conducted by professional services firm IgeaHub has revealed which consulting companies are considered the best in the healthcare space.

Following a large polling process among life science and healthcare industry executives, researchers, investors, health policymakers and patient advocates in 2017, the researchers found that QuintilesIMS – recently rebranded as IQVIA – McKinsey & Company, ZS Associates, Accenture and Deloitte provide the best consultancy services in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals landscape.

The best consulting firms for Healthcare, Pharma and Life Sciences

American multinational IQVIA, formerly QuintilesIMS, works to serve the combined industries of health information technologies and clinical research. The firm, which rebranded in November 2017, boasts approximately 55,000 employees in more than 100 countries. Last summer, the firm entered into a strategic collaboration with the NHS Cancer Vanguard, with a view to contributing its anonymous patient level, real world data on drug usage treatment costs and outcomes, in order to extend the capabilities of the national body.

Second placed McKinsey & Company and fifth placed Deloitte were both recently named top healthcare consultancies for the UK by Statista and the Financial Times. McKinsey reportedly struck a lucrative deal with NHS Improvement for a new partnership to “develop our internal organisational development work”, and to clarify NHS Improvement’s “purpose and operating model” – according to the Health Service Journal. Deloitte was meanwhile a recipient of several accolades at the most recent HealthInvestor awards.

Professional services firm Zs ranked third. The company’s Medical Products and Services practice provides a wide range of sales and marketing consulting, outsourcing and technology offerings to medical device and diagnostics companies as well as those specialising in medical supplies, equipment, distribution and healthcare services. The firm counts household healthcare names such as Astra-Zeneca, Bayer, GE Healthcare and Pfizer among its clients. Multifaceted IT and advisory firm Accenture meanwhile positioned fourth. Accenture recently published research suggesting that by making the overall healthcare industry more efficient, artificial intelligence applications could create $150 billion in annual healthcare savings in the US by 2026.

Rounding off the top ten, BCG – which appointed a new Associate Director for its Healthcare practice in the form of Chris Bergstrom – Clearview, Navigant, PwC, the Advisory Board Company all ranked highly among healthcare executives. Founded in 2007, ClearView Healthcare Partners is a global strategy consulting firm serving the life sciences sector, while Navigant has been working to expand its health offering over a number of years – including the acquisition of services provider Revenuemed. Big Four firm PwC has one of the largest healthcare networks advising clients – including policy makers, healthcare providers, payers and health sciences – to meet the challenges of addressing value, new entrants and new global markets, while the Advisory Board Company recently sold its healthcare assets to Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group, in a deal worth $1.3 billion including debt.

Rounding off the 20 firms named by IgeaHub, Big Four member EY ranked 11th; with Huron, which recently acquired HSM Consulting, L.E.K. Consulting, which recently boosted its healthcare wing with three new senior staff; international strategy firm Bain & Company, and global management consultancy FTI Consulting. Concluding the list were Chicago-based The Chartis Group, life-sciences and health strategy specialist Health Advances and Kaiser Associates, a boutique strategy consulting firm based in Washington DC and London, as well as Marsh McLennan Companies subsidiaries Mercer and Oliver Wyman.