Opportunity Zone initiative looking to work with real estate pros on development opportunities

Birmingham Business Journal | December 09, 2019

A Birmingham-based nonprofit initiative is looking to connect with real estate professionals in its bid to leverage the national Opportunity Zones program to further development in Alabama. Opportunity Alabama wants developers to help it scale deals and fund managers and other experts to assist in underwriting reports for third-party investors.

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The need for greater efficiency and patient mobility is fueling the rapid growth of wireless technologies and applications being deployed in the health care industry, particularly in hospitals and medical centers. Wireless technologies are expected to significantly reduce hospital costs and medical errors, as well as improve patient safety. As an example, heart failure patients who used an interactive telehealth system with motivational support at home spent less time in the hospital and felt their quality of life improved, according to the Catalan Remote Management Evaluation (CARME) study conducted by Philips Electronics. The study revealed a decrease of 68 percent in heart failure-related hospitalizations and a 73 percent reduction of days spent in the hospital.

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The need for greater efficiency and patient mobility is fueling the rapid growth of wireless technologies and applications being deployed in the health care industry, particularly in hospitals and medical centers. Wireless technologies are expected to significantly reduce hospital costs and medical errors, as well as improve patient safety. As an example, heart failure patients who used an interactive telehealth system with motivational support at home spent less time in the hospital and felt their quality of life improved, according to the Catalan Remote Management Evaluation (CARME) study conducted by Philips Electronics. The study revealed a decrease of 68 percent in heart failure-related hospitalizations and a 73 percent reduction of days spent in the hospital.

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