Ziegler Publishes Third Virtual Care Sector Mapping White Paper

CHICAGO (PRWEB) January 22, 2020

Ziegler, a privately held investment bank, is pleased to announce the publication of its new white paper, "Deconstructing the Telehealth Industry: Part III," authored by Grant Chamberlain, Ziegler's resident virtual care expert and managing director in Ziegler’s Healthcare Corporate Finance Practice, as well as Jenny Poth, an associate with Ziegler Proprietary Investments & Fund Management, and Clayton Wilson, a research assistant at Ziegler.

In 2016 and 2018, Ziegler published in-depth white papers deconstructing the virtual care industry to help healthcare providers, executives, investors, employers, legislators, payors and consumers understand the industry’s full potential. Now, Grant, along with Jenny Poth and Clayton Wilson, have developed an updated version which brings to light some of the latest trends and best use cases in the industry.

The white paper, among other items:

  • Outlines the driving forces behind virtual care developments
  • Explores how virtual care programs are gaining traction across a broad universe of stakeholders
  • Details the virtual care ecosystem
  • Discusses the potential of virtual care to positively impact both the behavioral healthcare and smart aging/post-acute markets
  • Describes how virtual care can help address numerous problems that are currently facing our Medicaid system
  • Reviews ideas for improving cancer care using virtual care systems
  • Shares Ziegler’s virtual care sector map that deconstructs the ecosystem into digestible sub-segments
  • Profiles notable health systems and other organizations who are innovatively using virtual care
  • Highlights recent notable developments in the virtual care marketplace

The paper has been welcomed as a valuable tool for explaining and exploring the virtual care industry. Joseph Kvedar, MD, who is vice president of Connected Health at Partners HealthCare, a professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School, and the recently elected second-term president of the ATA said of the new 2020 white paper, “This is an amazing piece. The last one was valuable but this takes it to a new level. I know I will be using this as a reference for so many discussions and market comparisons.”

With over 20 years of investment banking experience, Grant Chamberlain has advised several of the most innovative virtual care companies, including AirStrip, MDLIVE, Voalte, IRIS, Forefront Telecare, and Regroup. Prior to Ziegler, Grant led the mHealth sector coverage at Raymond James – which included telehealth, remote monitoring and wireless healthcare solutions – after spending 15 years advising HCIT and tech-enabled outsource services companies on a broad variety of M&A, joint ventures/partnerships and private financings. He is an elected director of the American Telemedicine Association, the leading international advocate for the use of advanced remote medical technologies. Additionally, he is on the board of directors for the MAVEN Project, which uses virtual care and a network of volunteer physicians affiliated with the nation’s foremost medical school alumni associations to improve healthcare for underserved populations.

Jenny Poth joined Ziegler in 2016. Under Ziegler Proprietary Investments & Fund Management, Jenny works with the firm’s portfolio companies and strategic partners to maximize value for all stakeholders. Jenny was previously part of the Healthcare Corporate Finance team, advising healthcare services and healthcare information technology companies on various strategic and financial alternatives.

Prior to joining Ziegler in 2018, Clayton Wilson was a vice president in Raymond James’ healthcare investment banking group where he advised healthcare services and technology clients on a variety of transactions including sell-side and buy-side acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, as well as public and private financing transactions.

Ziegler’s Healthcare Corporate Finance team is focused on delivering best-in-class advisory and financing solutions for companies and organizations across the healthcare industry. In our core practice areas of healthcare services, information technology, hospitals and senior living, Ziegler is one of the most active M&A firms offering innovative sell-side, buy-side, recapitalization/restructuring, equity private placement and strategic partnering services.

To obtain a copy of the white paper, please visit: https://www.ziegler.com/telehealth-part-iii.

For more information about Ziegler, please visit us at http://www.ziegler.com.

About Ziegler:

Ziegler is a privately held, national boutique investment bank, capital markets and proprietary investments firm. It has a unique focus on healthcare, senior living and education sectors, as well as general municipal and structured finance. Headquartered in Chicago with regional and branch offices throughout the U.S., Ziegler provides its clients with capital raising, strategic advisory services, fixed income sales, underwriting and trading as well as Ziegler credit analytics.. To learn more, visit http://www.ziegler.com.

Certain comments in this news release represent forward-looking statements made pursuant to the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This client’s experience may not be representative of the experience of other clients, nor is it indicative of future performance or success. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, in particular, the overall financial health of the securities industry, the strength of the healthcare sector of the U.S. economy and the municipal securities marketplace, the ability of the Company to underwrite and distribute securities, the outcome of pending litigation and the ability to attract and retain qualified employees.

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The New Decade Begins with 2020 Visions from Gage Academy of Art

SEATTLE (PRWEB) January 22, 2020

Gage Academy of Art, one of Seattle’s most beloved art institutions, is starting the new decade with 2020 Visions: Gage Academy of Art at 30, an art exhibition on view at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle from January 9 through April 13, 2020.

Celebrating Gage’s 30th anniversary, 2020 Visions embodies the spirit of the school’s past, present and future through a selection of 70 artworks by 40 of its instructor-artists who, with their passion and dedication to teaching, partake every day in crafting the school’s ethos and vision. Working in a broad range of mediums ranging from oil on canvas and watercolor, to drawing, printmaking and sculpture, the Gage instructors share daily with their students not only techniques painstakingly honed but the eye-opening skill of learning to see.

“At its inception, I could have only dreamed of the success that Gage has accomplished today,” stated co-founder Gary Faigin. “2020 Visions truly exemplifies the ethos of not only Gage, but the community as well. The art showcased in this exhibition is both visually intriguing as well as symbolically poignant. I am honored to have these artists instructing the next generation at Gage.”

Gage is best known for its unique atelier programs, adult classes and workshops, as well as its dedication to providing equal access to art for all youth, exemplified by the Teen Art Studio, a weekly, free, safe space for disadvantaged and at-risk teens to create art and express themselves. Gage’s tireless commitment to improving and including all walks of life in their learning community is one of the cornerstones of their continued success.

“Gage was founded on the inspiring core belief that artists are made, not born,” remarked executive director Stefano Catalani. “That is a profoundly democratic belief! By cultivating our skills of observation and perception we develop critical thinking, awareness of ourselves and above all, of others. Today, more than ever before, these are much needed qualities. As we look ahead at the next 30 years, Gage will continue to serve the community by offering access to art as a profound and transformative journey.”

The artists featured in 2020 Visions represent an ebullient cross-section of the Pacific Northwest art scene and capture, with their individual artistic practices, the vitality and vision of Gage Academy at this juncture in time. The public is invited to experience this momentous exhibition free of charge, every day at the Washington State Convention Center, and celebrate the 30th anniversary of Gage’s vibrant learning community in Seattle.

Featured Artists:

Juliette Aristides, Kai Carpenter, Larine Chung, Tiffany Dae, Margaret Davidson, Riley Doyle, Abigail Drapkin, Justin Duffus, Charles Emerson, Nicholas Enevoldsen, Edie Everette, Gary Faigin, Geoff Flack, Grace Flott, Barbara Fugate, Klara Glosova, Aron Hart, Tom Hoffman, Linda James, Mark Kang-O’Higgins, Marcus Dónal O'h'Úiggín, Patrick LoCicero, Ray Mack, Mike Magrath, Dominique Medici, Scott Méxcal, Barbara Noah, Jim Phalen, Mardie Rees, Christopher Remmers, Jeffrey Simmons, Tenaya Sims, Brian Snoddy, Misa Steinmetz, Elijah Strongheart Evenson, Kimberly Trowbridge, Ryan Weatherly, Suze Woolf, Junko Yamamoto, and Hamid Zavareei

About Gage Academy of Art

Gage Academy of Art (http://www.gageacademy.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit in Seattle, is celebrating 30 years as a vibrant extended-learning and contemporary art center, providing community-based artistic development for students of all ages and abilities. Guided by the belief that artists are made, not born, Gage educates, enriches, and transforms the community through the visual arts. Gage offers instruction in the principles of drawing, painting, sculpting and printmaking through classes, workshops, and 7 unique Atelier programs of national renown. The school is home to art lectures, exhibitions and community events.

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$450,000 Kessler Foundation Grant to Encourage People with Disabilities to Look for Employment

EAST HANOVER, N.J. (PRWEB) January 22, 2020

Kessler Foundation has awarded a two-year, $450,000 Signature Employment Grant to JEVS Human Services in Philadelphia, PA to pilot Road to Employment, to test a new mechanism for motivating people with disabilities to pursue employment, connecting them to long-term support services, and reducing public benefits dependence. After the pilot proves the intervention’s effectiveness, JEVS Human Services will scale it throughout Pennsylvania’s managed care system to maximize its reach.

The grant is part of over $2.4 million in grants awarded by Kessler Foundation in 2019 to organizations across the U.S. to support initiatives that create and expand job training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

“JEVS Human Services will develop several interrelated tools to support the project,” said Stephanie Koch senior vice president, business development at JEVS Human Services. “This includes a roadmap guiding people with disabilities through the complex consideration of working and receiving public benefit assistance; an interactive app with benefits calculator illustrating the long-term financial impact of multiple employment scenarios based on earnings alongside public benefits; and a training curriculum.”

JEVS believes the Road to Employment program will increase the number of people with disabilities who are employed. As a result, participants will experience improved health outcomes and significant monetary gains due to lower health costs and more wages.

“Many people with disabilities do not pursue employment that could provide them with a higher quality of life–sustainable incomes, health benefits, and socialization opportunities–than public benefits affords them,” explained Elaine E. Katz, MS, CCC-SLP, senior vice president for grants and communications at Kessler Foundation. “The support services and managed care being offered in this model has the potential to embolden people with disabilities to enter the job market.”

Short term, the hope is that individuals will learn to advocate for themselves more effectively and employers will experience a change in attitudes regarding people with disabilities. Longer term, JEVS will seek to measure the number of managed care organizations across the Philadelphia region and the nation that adopt this approach.

About JEVS Human Services

JEVS was founded in 1941 to meet the employment needs of the region’s Jewish community and has since evolved to meet the needs of people from all walks of life seeking to realize their vocational and personal potential. JEVS’ mission is to enhance the employability, independence, and quality of life of individuals through a broad range of programs and create innovative and sustainable solutions to address current and future community needs.

JEVS serves nearly 30,000 vulnerable individuals each year, excelling at helping clients who are low-income, have a disability, are unemployed, and others facing multiple barriers navigate the best options to meet their needs and connect to sustainable education, training, and employment opportunities, all of which are carefully designed to help clients gain independence. For more information, visit jevshumanservices.org.

About Kessler Foundation

Kessler Foundation, a major nonprofit organization in the field of disability, is a global leader in rehabilitation research that seeks to improve cognition, mobility and long-term outcomes, including employment, for people with neurological disabilities caused by diseases and injuries of the brain and spinal cord. Kessler Foundation leads the nation in funding innovative programs that expand opportunities for employment for people with disabilities. For more information, visit KesslerFoundation.org.

Apply Now

Kessler Foundation is accepting applications now for its 2020 grant programs. To learn more and to apply, please visit our website. Signature Employment Grants applications are due February 14, 2020. Community Employment Grants applications are due by April 6, 2020. Inquires accepted for Special Initiative Grants on a rolling basis.

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