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Desert Medical Imaging, ProScan Imaging & Chico Breast Care Center Join Forces with HALO Diagnostics (HALO Dx)

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Desert Medical Imaging to become HALO Dx Center of Innovation

Wednesday, January 30, 2020 – HALO Dx, Inc., a rapid growth technology company headquartered in Silicon Valley, has brought together top technology experts with leading radiologists to set the new standard of care for the industry. By leveraging leading-edge artificial intelligence, mobile and SaaS technology as well as the latest in genomics-based companion diagnostics and research, HALO Dx will deliver a significant improvement in the overall patient experience, diagnostic insights delivered, and outcomes. A foundational element of this combination is creating the HALO Dx Center of Innovation in the Coachella Valley.

Desert Medical Imaging, the Coachella Valley’s leading independent imaging center, Chico Breast Care Center in Chico and Open System Imaging are now affiliated with the privately-held HALO Dx. Desert Medical Imaging (Indian Wells, Indio and Palm Springs) and Open System Imaging (Tustin, Chico, El Centro and Pasadena), both companies with 20+ year histories, along with Chico Breast Care Center make up the California locations. ProScan Imaging, with 26 imaging centers in the Midwest, is also a strategic partner with HALO Dx. HALO Dx is affiliated with 65 board certified radiologists with oversight for nearly 1 million patient encounters per year.

“HALO Dx has combined the top pioneers in the fields of radiology and technology to deliver an unparalleled level of diagnostic imaging service and care. This benefits our patients, referring physician strategic partners, and the payor community,” said HALO Dx Chief Executive Officer Michael Uhl. “We are changing the face of radiology by leading from within the centers and with the doctors. The industry will be fundamentally different in 3-5 years as HALO Dx leads the industry forward.”

“We are excited to build upon what we have established over the past two decades at Desert Medical Imaging to take radiology to the next level,” said John F. Feller, M.D., Founder and Medical Director of Desert Medical Imaging and now Chief Medical Officer of HALO Dx. “With the resources and combined expertise of HALO Dx, we will be developing new technology to improve health care,” said Dr. Feller. “What’s especially exciting for Coachella Valley residents is that any new services or products we develop will be available here, first, at our HALO Dx Innovation Center in the Coachella Valley before they are implemented at our other offices.”

Dr. Feller also said he believes this new venture will attract more physicians, software engineers and medical professionals to work in the Coachella Valley to be part of the medical solutions hub HALO Dx is creating.

HALO Dx Executive Management Team 

Heading the HALO Dx executive management team, Michael Uhl, Chief Executive Officer, has more than 25 years of leadership experience in successfully creating and scaling growth technology companies. He also co-founded and led McKinsey & Company’s Growth Tech, Corporate Venturing and Technology service lines. 

John F. Feller, M.D., Founder and Medical Director of Desert Medical Imaging, now serves as HALO Dx Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Feller also teaches as an assistant clinical professor at Loma Linda University and is a speaker at national and international radiology conferences. Dr. Feller was instrumental in developing MRI-guided biopsies for prostate cancer diagnosis and performed the first outpatient laser focal therapy for prostate cancer in the world on May 24, 2010 with Chief Research Officer, Bernadette M. Greenwood. Desert Medical Imaging has developed a highly successful MRI and genomics based prostate cancer program focused on early detection and timely surveillance of prostate cancer and intervention with minimally invasive outpatient procedures when needed. Components of this program will be adopted at all HALO Dx locations. 

Ken Bishop, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Open System Imaging, now serves as Chief Operations Officer for HALO Dx’ California operations. A pioneer in the MRI field, Bishop established early MRI protocols, installed the first clinical research MRI scanner in the United States and installed the first open system MRI scanner in the Coachella Valley.

Brian Axe, who was one of the early employees to join Google, brings more than 20 years of product management experience in technology to his position as Chief Product Officer at HALO Dx. A recipient of one of Google’s first Founders Awards, Axe worked with Google for nearly a decade during which time he launched the $20 billion Google AdSense business line. He also held product development positions with Hewlett Packard and IBM.

Aram Compeau also brings 20 years of technology experience to his position as Chief Technology Officer at HALO DX. Previously he served as Vice President of Engineering for app services and research and development at VMware. He also has worked with large scale start-ups including a medical speech recognition transcription company.

HALO Dx and Center of Innovation Services

The mission of HALO Dx is to improve human health and wellbeing via local and easy access to advanced diagnostics. The inspiration for HALO Dx’s vision was born out of personal experiences of two of the founders – Michael Uhl and Brian Axe, both of whose parents lacked access to advanced diagnostics in semi-rural areas which would have made a difference in the effectiveness of their medical treatment. They are now dedicating their lives to improving diagnostics worldwide.

State-of-the-art equipment and university-level services available at HALO Dx include:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scans
  • Positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) scans
  • Ultrasound scans
  • Early diagnosis of dementia and Alzheimer’s
  • Biopsies and aspiration
  • Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC)
  • Coronary CT angiography
  • Facet injections
  • Genomics
  • Interventional radiology and pain management procedures
  • Lung cancer screening
  • Multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) for prostate cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Virtual colonoscopy 
  • Whole body MRI screening 
  • Clinical trials for conditions including prostate, lung cancer, stem cell and other studies
  • Personalized healthcare using emerging genomic solutions

Plans in the near future include the development of a women’s health imaging program, radiology artificial intelligence solutions, and expanded nuclear medicine and genomics services.

The Inland Empire Business Journal (IEBJ) is the official business news publication of Southern California’s Inland Empire region - covering San Bernardino & Riverside Counties.

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Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions™ Opens in Redlands 

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Asurion® Repair Experts Provide Fast Fixes on Phones, Tablets, Laptops, and More

A new electronics repair shop, Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions™, has opened in Redlands at 9980 Alabama St. The store offers professional fixes for most consumer electronics, from smartphones, tablets, and computers to game consoles, smart speakers, drones, and more.

While common repairs include cracked screens, battery issues, and water damage, the company’s repair experts have fixed millions of devices and can help with most any tech mishap, and many basic repairs can be completed in 45 minutes or less.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to introduce Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions to Redlands as we continue to serve this region,” said Damon Madison, Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions District Manager. “Our team prioritizes customer satisfaction above all else. By offering free diagnostics on all device issues, matching competitors’ prices, and guaranteeing fast-turnarounds on device repairs, we’re dedicated to making our customers’ experience affordable and convenient.”

The store’s expert repair technicians fix all kinds of technology, regardless of make or model, and the store is an authorized repair provider for Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel smartphones. Customers can book a repair appointment online or stop by the store for walk-in service. The store offers free, no-obligation diagnostics on all gadgets, as well as a 1-year limited warranty on all repairs. It even offers a price match guarantee on any local competitor’s regularly published price for the same repair.

The new Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions store brings the company’s retail footprint to more than 750 locations across the U.S. Formerly known as uBreakiFix®, all U.S. locations will rebrand as Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions throughout 2022.

“We are excited to serve people in Redlands with fast and affordable tech repair,” said Dave Barbuto, CEO of Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions. “We all rely on our phones and laptops more than ever before, and our mission is bigger than repairing shattered screens and broken charge ports. We fix tech because people depend on it to stay connected to things that are important to them. I look forward to serving this community through our new location.”

The new store is located at:

Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions

9980 Alabama St Suite C, Redlands, CA 92374

(909) 801-3008

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New Partnership Announced; Stater Bros. Markets joins Entertainment Giant

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Toyota Arena has announced a new partnership with Stater Bros. Markets effective July 1, 2022.

Guests of the arena will soon be able to experience the new branding of the North Patio, which will include live concerts featuring local bands and up-and-coming professional talent. “We are thrilled to welcome Stater Bros. Markets as a partner to Toyota Arena,” said Michael K. Krouse, President & CEO. “It’s a natural fit – this is our community’s grocery store of choice and the amazing Stater Bros. Charities provides non-profit organizations in our local region with support. We are on board to help as well.”

The marketing amenities this partnership will provide Stater Bros. will include a presence on several assets including the arena’s Interstate 10 marquee, overhead LED scoreboard, television monitors throughout the facility, website, and more. The relationship created through this agreement will also provide benefits for Toyota Arena guests, including new Stater Bros.-inspired food and beverage options.

The benefits to the community will go beyond lifestyle and entertainment, however. Stater Bros. and Toyota Arena recognize the important role they play in the overall development of the City of Ontario. The city’s vigorous commercial and residential growth, and its status as a destination location will result in economic growth, jobs, and a thriving community. The partnership will also open up new opportunities to support the giving efforts of the market’s non-profit charitable arm, Stater Bros. Charities.

“This really is an exciting day for the entire Stater Bros. team. As a company, we work hard to establish great business relationships, and with Toyota Arena, we’ve found an excellent partner,” said Stater Bros. CEO Pete Van Helden. “I look forward to the new opportunities our partnership will bring and its benefits for the City of Ontario and the Inland Empire as a whole.”

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IECE Presents its Inaugural State of Entrepreneur Report on Dec. 9

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The first-ever State of Entrepreneurship Address for the Inland Empire is being held by the Cal State San Bernardino Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 5-8 p.m. at 4th Sector Innovations in Ontario. 

IECE’s goal in producing the State of Entrepreneurship research study is to bring the voice of local entrepreneurs to those who need to hear it most – local and state policymakers, community organizations, lenders, and other resource providers. 

The Voice of the Entrepreneur survey, on which the address is based, sends powerful feedback on the challenges that entrepreneurs and business owners of the Inland Southern California region face. 

Survey results were drawn out earlier this year by reaching out to IECE’s extensive network, consisting of more than 10,000 entrepreneurs and business owners representing a diverse group of industries. The IECE will continue to distribute the Voice of the Entrepreneur survey in the spring of each calendar year to find out what Inland Empire entrepreneurs and business owners are going through. 

The report is a potent tool for policymakers, economic impact drivers, and business owners and entrepreneurs to analyze growth potential within the region. Using measurable data, the goal is to identify the challenges and opportunities facing local business owners and obstacles that may be impeding business growth. 

The result is a concise report that gives insight into how we can effectively learn and evolve together with a regional focus. 

The evening will start and end with networking and food; in between, the SOER report will be presented, which includes examining the indicators of entrepreneurial activity and how the IE measures up as a region; learning of the Voice of the Entrepreneur direct survey results and the common themes, as well as an IE Ecosystem assessment; and regional perspectives from influencers that include: 

  • Rod Vandenbos, founder and CEO, buzzbox beverages, Indio; 
  • Mike Napoli, Tech Coast Angels, Palm Springs; 
  • Edward Ornelas, Jr. President, Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Ana Karina Suchánek, president, Cask Restaurant Group, Inc., Rancho Cucamonga; and 
  • Pepi Jackson, president and CEO, Riverside Black Chamber of Commerce 

Click the following link – Secure Your Spot for the 2021 State of Entrepreneurship Address – to attend, network and learn more about entrepreneurship in the region. Whether you are a seasoned or soon-to-be entrepreneur, there is a perspective for everyone who wants to know more about how to strengthen the Inland Empire economy.

The presentation will unveil breakthrough metrics and perspectives on the State of Entrepreneurship throughout the Inland Empire, including: 

  • Why a report like this is essential for the collective growth of our region; 
  • What the report consists of: indicators for entrepreneurship and what real entrepreneurs in our communities are telling us through our Voice of the Entrepreneur survey results; and
  • Regional perspectives from influencers and officials that are active in our ecosystem. 

The event will also include food and cocktails while networking within an inspirational setting at 4th Sector Innovations Ontario. 

To learn more, visit the IECE State of Entrepreneurship Report website

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