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CAST | July 25, 2021 | by Donna Childress

Congratulate your colleagues for a new thought leadership piece, new product, and new executive team members and for receiving technology honors.

Ziegler Publishes White Paper on Hospital at Home

Ziegler has written a new white paper, “Hospital at Home—The Emergence of Acute Care Models in a Home-Based Setting.” Ziegler is one of the nation’s leading underwriters of financing for not-for-profit senior living providers and is a LeadingAge Gold Partner with CAST Focus.
 
The white paper addresses the leading Hospital at Home models and the reimbursement dynamics, says a press release on PRWeb. The authors examine the current market landscape for Hospital at Home programs, including recent participation in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ comprehensive Hospital at Home initiative launched in November 2020 in response to COVID-19 hospital challenges. The paper also discusses a promising future for Hospital at Home.
 
Chris Hendrickson, Ziegler's home services specialist and a managing director in Ziegler’s Healthcare Corporate Finance Practice; Ken Benton, a senior vice president; and Luke Bonfe, an analyst both with Ziegler’s Healthcare Corporate Finance Practice, wrote the paper.

iN2L Announces Key Additions to Executive Leadership Team

LeadingAge Bronze Partner with CAST Focus iN2L has named JB Snodgrass as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Skip Hanson as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Both will report to Lisa Taylor, CEO of iN2L. AiThority reported the news, which also appeared on PR Newswire.
 
Snodgrass has extensive experience in financial leadership for a variety of companies, most recently with Vrbo, an Expedia Group company. As CFO, JB will be responsible for leading iN2L’s finance organization and supporting the company's financial strength, as well as organic and inorganic growth.
 
Hanson is a C-level executive with a history of leading major business units, complex technology implementations, private-to-public company transitions, critical mergers and acquisitions transactions, and vital business integrations. At iN2L, Hanson will lead the transformation and alignment of key functional areas and direct the newly created Strategic Business Development and Partnerships team.
 
iN2L is a leading provider of person-centered digital engagement solutions for the senior living market. The appointments reflect iN2L’s continued focus on growing its Support and Go-to-Market capabilities.

Westminster-Canterbury Is Finalist in 2021 McKnight’s Tech Awards

LeadingAge CAST Patron Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach, VA, has been named a finalist for the 2021 McKnight’s Tech Awards. This continuing care retirement community is a finalist in the Building Bridges category, which honors technology use that improved connections between staff members and residents and/or their families.
 
A panel of 35 long-term care stakeholders narrowed hundreds of nominations down to a handful of finalists in four categories, said a recent announcement in McKnight’s Senior Living. Finalists were chosen for their overall value in improving resident and care and services, impact, relevance, execution and creativity, said McKnight’s.
 
The first McKnight’s Tech Awards + Summit will take place Aug. 25, 2021, with an awards ceremony and educational sessions that are free and open to everyone. Register to attend.

Corning Offers Free On-Demand Webinar on Creating Connected Communities

CAST Business Associate Corning, along with Givens Communities and Qypsys, discussed connectivity as a service, future-ready networks, and funding models for future tech programs in a recent webinar. The complimentary one-hour webinar, Creating Connected Communities: Smart Technology Strategies for Senior Living, is available on-demand.

Eldermark Unveils New and Improved Point of Care App

Healthcare technology provider Eldermark has launched a new “Eldermark POC 2” application for iOS and Android devices. Eldermark is an Associate Business Partner with CAST Focus.
 
Point of Care helps communities identify missed revenue by capturing scheduled and unscheduled services in real-time, says a release on PR Newswire. Clinicians and caregivers can work in the app both online and offline. Eliminating both paper dependence and human error, the app functions the same across operating systems, which minimizes the hardware limitations that historically have plagued the senior care industry.
 
With Eldermark’s Point of Care, senior living communities see an increase of 230% in their captured unscheduled services, said the release, equating to an average of $25,000 of previously missed revenue per quarter. Caregivers say they are saving 20-30 minutes per shift.