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News Article | May 16, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 300 executives gathered today at the Nashville Health Care Council’s annual “Financing the Deal” discussion to hear firsthand perspectives from investment experts on the state of the market and the outlook for funding the growth of Nashville’s $78 billion health care industry. The panel was moderated by Tom Wylly, senior partner, Brentwood Capital Advisors, and included Diane M. Daych, partner, Apple Tree Partners; Grant Jackson, managing general partner, Council Capital; Todd Sisitsky, managing partner, Capital Business and Co-head of Healthcare Services, TPG; and Mark D. Taber, managing partner, Great Hill Partners. Topics central to the discussion were quality and quantity of deals in the current market, paths to successful exits, and outlook for the rest of 2017. The panelists noted that, regardless of the debates in Washington, health care is trending from volume- to value-based care reimbursement, and investment strategies will largely continue in the same direction regardless of what happens with the ACA. However, Daych pointed out that it is important to meet payers where they are and that many payers aren’t yet equipped for value-based reimbursement. “That is the direction, but it is important to be flexible and make sure the business model can manage under both fee-for-service and value-based reimbursement models,” she said. The panelists mentioned several sectors, especially behavioral health, addiction therapy and EMR support technology, as areas with plenty of growth potential. Now that 90 percent of providers have made the switch to EMRs and have taken advantage of meaningful use, the focus shifts to helping providers become more efficient in the use of this technology. “A model that addresses the consumer and increases transparency and efficiency is on the right track,” Sisitsky said. “We are looking for companies that are value-added partners to existing providers – not competition to health systems, but effective partners.” “Sectors that touch the aging population, such as dermatology, ophthalmology, GI and care management platforms for community-based frail elders, are poised for growth,” Daych said. “More than anything, we look for companies that are on the right side of change in health care, and those that we can specifically help grow with our relationships,” Jackson said. Panel members noted Nashville’s significant concentration of health care companies, and the benefits of collaboration within the industry through the city’s network. Nashville is home to more than 800 companies working in health care and 18 publicly traded health care company headquarters. “I have been working in Nashville since 2002, and it’s amazing to see the growth that has happened in that time. Nashville has always been a health care town, but it has grown into a tech hub as well. I could fill a week just meeting with interesting companies. The city’s unique culture of collaboration is one-of-a-kind,” Taber said. “Nashville is home to an extraordinary group of health care innovators. The leaders here have a lot to teach us about health care, and I hope it is the people here, rather than those in Washington, who chart the course for the future of the industry,” Sisitsky said. Jackson, the only panelist based in Nashville, explained, “Nashville has a unique mix of can-do attitude and a practical, get-things-done approach. A high proportion of businesses are successful here because of that attitude and the spirit of collaboration.” Today’s program was presented by Baker Ober Health Law. Supporting sponsors were Buffkin Baker, Capstar Bank, ESa and LBMC. The Nashville Health Care Council is a premier association of health care industry leaders working together to further establish Nashville’s position as the nation’s health care industry capital. Supported by nearly 300 corporate members, including local and national health care companies, the Council serves as a trusted source for information on trends that influence the health care industry. The organization provides members with one-of-a-kind networking opportunities and access to Nashville’s elite health care business community. Worldwide, Nashville’s health care industry generates more than 500,000 jobs and $78 billion in annual revenue. The industry is Nashville’s largest and fastest-growing employer. For more information on the Council, please visit www.healthcarecouncil.com.


Fletcher S.,University of Plymouth | McKinley E.,University of Chichester | Buchan K.C.,Dorset County Council | Smith N.,University of Plymouth | McHugh K.,Council Capital
Marine Policy | Year: 2013

Marine spatial planning (MSP) is a new component of the marine governance framework in England. Two MSP pilot studies undertaken on the south of England are evaluated in this paper to obtain key reflections from participants and process organisers. The evaluation was conducted through two phases of personal interviews. Three key reflections emerged related to effective practice in MSP. First was that MSP should be inclusive, which is delivered through adequate participatory opportunities, clear leadership, exploiting trusted pre-existing communication channels, and supporting participants to develop their marine planning capacity. Second, was that the MSP evidence base should maximise the quality and extent of evidence available and offer clarity over data gaps and uncertainty. Third, that adequate resources are critical to successful MSP, particularly to ensure that stakeholder groups should allocate sufficient staff time to fully engage in MSP and that MSP process organisers should allocate sufficient resources to fully support stakeholders throughout the MSP process. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.


Bangalore- and US-based eMids Technologies Pvt Ltd, which provides consulting, IT and business process management solutions to the healthcare industry across the US and India, has secured $13.3 million led by US-based Council Capital and Baird Capital. The capital will be used to fuel its organic growth and also to fund its potential acquisitions. The development was first reported by Nashville Biz Blog. Founded by Saurabh Sinha (president and CEO) and Arnab Chatterjee (executive VP, global operations), eMids specializes in Business Intelligence, analytics, application development & maintenance and product engineering. It provides healthcare functions such as care delivery, care management, revenue cycle, claims & benefits administration, clinics & hospital administration, patient & member engagement and workplace safety to hospitals. The company is headquartered in Nashville and handles its IT solutions, product development and BPO services out of its Bangalore office. Council Capital is a private equity firm based out of Nashville with approximately $150 million under management. It invests primarily in early-growth and growth stage companies in healthcare services and healthcare IT that emphasize innovative ways to raise quality and lower costs. Founded in 1989, Baird Capital makes venture capital, growth equity and private equity investments in various sectors around the world. The firm has so far invested in more than 260 companies across the US, Asia and Europe.


Trademark
Council Capital | Date: 2013-09-19

Clothing, namely, short-sleeved or long-sleeved t-shirts; Hoods; Hooded sweat shirts; Sweat shirts; Baseball caps. Communication services, namely, transmitting streamed sound and audiovisual recordings via the Inter. Entertainment services in the nature of on-going radio and on-going television programs and live music concerts; production and distribution of radio, television programs and televised music concerts; Entertainment services by a musical artist and producer, namely, musical composition for others and production of musical sound recordings; Production of sound and music video recordings; Rental of facilities and equipment for the production of radio and television programs, musical and theatrical productions, namely, performance venues, studios, sets, dressing rooms; Entertainment, namely, live music concerts; Provision of information relating to live performances, road shows, live stage events, theatrical performances, live music concerts and audience participation in such events.


Trademark
Council Capital | Date: 2014-05-20

Clothing, namely short-sleeved or long-sleeved t-shirts; Hoods; Hooded sweat shirts; Sweat shirts; Baseball caps. Communication services, namely, transmitting streamed sound and audiovisual recordings via the Internet. Entertainment services, namely in the nature of radio and television programs and concerts; radio and television program and concert production and distribution services. Entertainment services by a musical artist and producer, namely, musical composition for others and production of musical sound recordings; Production of sound and music video recordings; Rental of facilities and equipment for the production of radio and television programs, musical and theatrical productions, namely, performance venues, studios, sets, dressing rooms; Entertainment, namely, live music concerts; Provision of information relating to live performances, road shows, live stage events, theatrical performances, live music concerts and audience participation in such events.


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Trademark
Council Capital | Date: 2013-04-08

Clothing, namely, short-sleeved or long-sleeved t-shirts; Hoods; Hooded sweat shirts; Sweat shirts; Baseball caps. Communication services, namely, transmitting streamed sound and audiovisual recordings via the Internet. Entertainment services by a musical artist and producer, namely, musical composition for others and production of musical sound recordings; Production of sound and music video recordings; Rental of facilities and equipment for the production of radio and television programs, musical and theatrical productions, namely, performance venues, studios, sets, dressing rooms; Entertainment, namely, live music concerts; Provision of information relating to live performances, road shows, live stage events, theatrical performances, live music concerts and audience participation in such events.


Trademark
Council Capital | Date: 2015-12-03

Clothing, namely, short-sleeved or long-sleeved t-shirts; Hoods, hooded sweat shirts; sweat shirts; baseball caps; All of foregoing sold or otherwise distributed only in connection with the promotion of the trademark owners festivals and concerts and television programming featuring musical performances and all of foregoing sold or otherwise distributed only through the trademark owners on-line store; or during the trademark owners festivals and concerts and television programming featuring musical performances. Entertainment services by a musical artist and producer, namely, musical composition for others and production of musical sound recording; Production of sound and music video recordings; Rental of facilities and equipment for the production of radio and television programs, musical and theatrical productions, namely, performance venues, studios, sets, dressing rooms; Entertainment, namely, live music concerts; provision of information relating to live performance, road shows, live stage events, theatrical performances, live music concerts and audience participation in such events.


Trademark
Council Capital | Date: 2015-12-03

Periodicals in the field of music.


Gammer N.,Council Capital | Cherrett T.,University of Southampton | Gutteridge C.,University of Southampton
Journal of Transport Geography | Year: 2014

Real-time passenger information systems for bus users are now common place with bus stops in major UK cities equipped with arrival countdown displays and several apps now providing similar information direct to the Smartphone. Real-time displays at stops are expensive to install and given the current rate of Smartphone take-up, there could be benefits from using Quick Response (QR) codes linking to adapted, mobile friendly, webpages displaying arrival times of buses. This paper reports on a QR code implementation trial on 44 bus stops in six distinct areas of Southampton, UK.Each bus stop was fitted with a poster containing a unique QR code, linking to a website giving live bus arrival information taken from the Southampton traffic control centre. Two types of poster were developed (simplistic with minimal text, and a more comprehensive one) to understand what level of instruction was necessary for QR code use. The number of hits at each stop were monitored via the website and surveys of users through an on-line questionnaire (accessed via the QR code) and face-to-face interviews.The results suggested that there was very little variation in the use of QR codes at stops by day of the week or between peak and inter-peak times but there were variations by geographical area. QR code use improved wait time acceptability and feelings of safety and well-being with the vast majority of users finding the system easy to use. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.


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