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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Benefits and Pension Administration Software Users Review Vendors for Satisfaction, Revealing Top Five Through SoftwareReviews

TORONTO, Ontario (PRWEB) January 22, 2020

SoftwareReviews, a division of world-class IT research and consulting firm Info-Tech Research Group, has published its 2020 Benefits and Pension Administration Data Quadrant Awards, naming five gold medalists based on excellent user reviews. The following vendors are leaders according to software users’ answers to questions focused on user satisfaction, which have been crafted by seasoned IT industry analysts and backed by 22 years of IT research:

  • 1. Basys Benefits Administration
  • 2. COBRAGuard
  • 3. Gusto
  • 4. PensionSoft
  • 5. PlanSource Benefits Administration

What makes the SoftwareReviews Data Quadrant Awards different? The inclusion of aggregated emotional response ratings in the areas of service, negotiation, product impact, conflict resolution, and strategy and innovation creates a powerful indicator of overall user feeling toward the vendor and its product from the software users’ point of view; SoftwareReviews calls this insight the Net Emotional Footprint.

Basys Benefits Administration ranked highest among users, earning the number-one spot in 14 out of 22 areas, including a perfect score of 100% in breadth of features. COBRAGuard ranked number two, and users were exceedingly satisfied, giving the vendor top scores in several areas, including contributions and payment tracking, ease of data integration, and usability and intuitiveness. Gusto performed consistently well according to users, taking the number-one spot for claims management and benefits administration. PensionSoft earned the highest marks in provider management and benefits administration. PlanSource Benefits Administration took the second spot with 93% in business value created, benefits administration, and pension administration.

Info-Tech Research Group Research Director Lisa Highfield explains, “Benefits and pension administration are more crucial than ever before for organizations looking to engage multigenerational workforces in a tight job market. Employers can maximize outcomes and provide an excellent employee experience by effectively communicating benefits and pensions plans using cross-functional solutions. Employers should take a close look at benefits and pension software vendors that are committed to the proactive development of functions and meet privacy and security standards.”

About SoftwareReviews Data Quadrant Awards and Software Reports

SoftwareReviews Data Quadrant Awards recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace as evaluated by their users annually. Top vendors in a software category are eligible to receive Data Quadrant Gold Medals, provided their net-promoter scores meet the threshold for sufficiently high user satisfaction across four areas of evaluation: vendor capabilities, product features, likeliness to recommend, and vendor experience. In-depth product evaluation reports are available at http://www.softwarereviews.com.

About SoftwareReviews

SoftwareReviews is a division of Info-Tech Research Group, a world-class IT research and consulting firm established in 1997. Backed by two decades of IT research and advisory experience, SoftwareReviews is a leading source of expertise and insight into the enterprise software landscape and client-vendor relationships.

By collecting real data from IT and business professionals, the SoftwareReviews methodology produces the most detailed and authentic insights into the experience of evaluating and purchasing enterprise software.

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Leanne O’Brien

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Smith to Host Hiring Open House at Its Austin Office

HOUSTON (PRWEB) January 22, 2020

Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and provider of custom supply chain services, today announces its upcoming hiring open house at its Austin location. Smith representatives will be on-hand to meet with local talent and discuss opportunities in the company’s Austin-based electronic component, solar, and ITAD sales departments.

“As Smith grows and diversifies in the midst of Austin’s thriving tech scene, we are excited to find new and experienced sales representatives to join our office,” said Ken Neusaenger, Smith’s Trading Manager in Austin.

As a family-owned business, Smith provides its employees with ample opportunities to make an impact in the technology industry while helping shape the company around them. The company nurtures a casual, people-first environment, offering a competitive benefits package and uncapped commissions for its salespeople. Smith’s Austin office overlooks the surrounding Hill Country and is within walking distance of numerous retail stores and restaurants, as well as an arboretum.

“We offer driven salespeople unlimited opportunities to build deals, customer relationships, and success,” said Patti Everitt, HR & Recruiting Manager at Smith. “Our team is looking forward to meeting motivated candidates filled with entrepreneurial spirit.”

WHAT: Hiring Open House

WHEN: Monday, February 3, 2020 – Tuesday, February 4, 2020 (10:30 AM to 3:00 PM)

WHERE: Arboretum Plaza One, 9442 Capital of Texas Highway North, Suite 900, Austin, TX 78759

About Smith

Founded in 1984, Smith sources, manages, and distributes the electronic components that go into everything from mobile phones and computers to appliances and directional drilling systems. In 16 cities around the world, Smith’s legion of employees communicates in 50 languages and dialects and buys and sells components 24 hours per day, with global annual sales of $1.66 billion. Smith is always moving: helping manufacturers navigate market shifts; customizing supply chain solutions; testing components using cutting-edge technology. The support of Smith’s flexible Intelligent DistributionTM model optimizes customers’ supply chains from beginning to end, including offering customized options for IT asset disposition that deliver maximum ROI, sustainability, and security. Smith’s testing and logistics hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam cover critical areas like quality management, counterfeit prevention, and environmental safety. Smith’s operations, purchasing, and sales worldwide are seamlessly integrated with the company’s global IT infrastructure, offering real-time, global inventory and logistics visibility. Smith is the leading independent distributor of electronic components and ranks number nine among all global distributors. For more information, please visit https://www.smithweb.com or reach out to a Smith representative any time of day at +1 713.430.3000.hous

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