The CEO at Exit: Prepare; Talk; Listen; Empathize

Being the CEO and running your business during “normal days” is full of challenges whether you are growing fast, slow, or not at all.  When the opportunity arises, either by luck or happenstance or by your own decision and initiative, to go down the path of exiting (selling) your business, a very different array of challenges emerges for you.  Because now you are entering a process for which you were never trained, and if you are lucky, perhaps you experienced this once, maybe twice, but likely never at all.  There is not a single CEO I have worked with or spoken to about the exit process who has not defined it as anything but the complex, confusing and convoluted process that it is.  So if this is the feeling of the CEO about the exit process, you can easily imagine the emotional and physical state of every member of the CEO’s team as they live through this too.  Then what do you need to do to lead your team to perform, cope with, and survive the process to not only the closing but through life thereafter?

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The Connected Health Cloud: From Concept to Catalyst

Recently, a local organization and PACT member,  CloudMine, was cited as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Health Clouds, Q3 2017. The report was released on July 26, 2017 by Forrester Research, Inc., a leading global research and advisory firm, to help healthcare CIOs objectively evaluate enterprise health clouds.

Vendors were evaluated on 37 criteria, grouped into current offering, market presence, and strategy. Ten vendors were evaluated, each one providing: easy integration with major EHR providers; the ability for enterprises to develop a 360-degree view of their patients; advanced analytics capabilities, including patient analytics; SDK and API inclusion; data governance and access management; and HIPAA compliance in handling PHI. CloudMine was one of five vendors cited as a leader.

The vision of digital transformation of healthcare is expressed through many innovations, including major initiatives telemedicine, IoT/wearables integration, mobile-enabled clinical trials, and integrated disease management. With the emergence of policy mandates such as the 21st Century Act and MACRA, the motivation to accelerate this transformation is increasing. However, a significant gap exists in this evolution: a lack of interoperability poses a major barrier to achieving connected health. CloudMine, a venture-backed health cloud platform provider, is leading the way to a more agile, better connected healthcare experience.

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Warehouse Rents Rise with Increased Demand

Philadelphia, PA (July 17, 2017) — Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) released its second-quarter 2017 reports for the Greater Philadelphia region and the I-81/78 Corridor industrial markets this week. Greater Philadelphia’s industrial market closed the second quarter of the year with 540,000 square feet in positive absorption. While the vacancy rate stayed level from the first quarter of 2017, it has dropped 110 basis points from one year ago to 6.8 percent. Several warehouse buildings also delivered, while the I/81-78 Corridor continued to capture the majority of the construction pipeline.

The Southern New Jersey market accounted for 450,000 square feet in occupancy gains. The Burlington County submarket contributed the bulk of the gains, 500,000 square feet of absorption with Quality Packaging moving into 377,440 square feet at 2030 Route 130 in Florence, New Jersey. Vacancy in Southern New Jersey’s warehouse sector remained at record low levels in the second quarter of the year.

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Hollister Creative Wins Award for Museum Exhibition Website

Communicator awards honor excellence in marketing and communications

Hollister Creative, a Philadelphia area marketing communications agency, has been honored with a 2017 Communicator Award for the James A. Michener Art Museum’s Charles Sheeler exhibition website, Charlessheeler.org. The recognition continues the agency’s winning streak for international awards, bringing its total to 24 in the last five years.

The museum, located in Bucks County, wanted a special website for the exhibition on Sheeler, a Condé Nast fashion photographer from 1926 to 1931. Museum leaders challenged Hollister Creative to make the entire site design a reflection of Sheeler’s unique sensibility, creating an environment that would inspire interest in the exhibition and drive ticket sales. Hollister’s designers followed the spirit of the artist to design the Charles Sheeler website as he might have designed it.

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