Jack Plotkin and the State of Telehealth

JACK PLOTKINWith American healthcare constantly in the headlines today, Jack Plotkin, chief technology officer at VirtualHealth, is eager to inject telehealth into the conversation.

Telehealth is the delivery of healthcare services via digital means. The idea is that the patient can sit in front of her Internet-accessible computer and talk with a nurse or other caregiver. She can ask questions, describe symptoms and even show affected areas if it can aid in a tentative diagnosis.

Telehealth is a great strategy for delivering care to patients in remote areas or to those who must hold costs down or are mobility-challenged. These individuals are enabled to seek quality care from the comfort and convenience of their homes.

The technology makes such great sense that it’s been on the horizon for years, but there have always been certain sticking points standing in the way of full adoption. The following challenges are being met today at VirtualHealth and throughout the industry, says Plotkin:

Engagement — The online process has to be as simple as possible for greater acceptance. First, people had to have computers and online access. Then the engagement process had to become much less cumbersome. Today, users can collect their own biometric data through common wearable devices. The data acquisition process has been simplified and redundancies eliminated. With fewer tasks and responsibilities put on the patient, engagement rates have improved.

Integration — Until recently, telehealth exam data has been relegated to a separate track away from conventional exam results in patient records. What good is that in evaluating and maintaining patient health? That’s why VirtualHealth combines all data streams, both digital and real-world, for a “360-degree view” of the patient’s medical history.

Payment Reimbursement — Sure, there’s a cost for this complex and, in many cases, life-saving technology. That has to be recognized, and today it finally is. Insurance companies are finally accepting the validity of telehealth and agreeing to pay for it. So are government payors such as Medicare and Medicaid. This funding has enabled the technology to mature and find real-world applications.

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The benefit to all is reduced costs and improved outcomes for even the most vulnerable patients, says Plotkin.

TJ Maloney Leads the Way in Acquisitions

The CEO and chairperson of Lincolnshire Management is an avid investor known for turning every business he operates into a profitable venture. With an experience shy of three decades, TJ Maloney has engaged in the acquisition of several entities since he joined the organization in 1993. Under his stewardship, Lincolnshire has perpetually realized immense success.

TJ Maloney’s professional journey began materializing when he graduated undergraduate from Boston College and the next progression to acquiring a Juris Degree from Fordham School of Law. Before assuming his current position, he worked in New York, where he practiced securities law, mergers, and acquisitions. Besides, at one point he worked for his father’s companies before attaining a college education.

On joining Lincolnshire, TJ Maloney’s career advanced to a reputable level after working his way up the career ladder. As follows, he has managed to participate in many successful acquisitions throughout his tenure. His skills were vital in the organization, whose objective is to engage in control investments among developing middle-scale businesses.

Lincolnshire Management has enjoyed significant success in its operations since its inception in 1986. The corporation has engaged in over eighty acquisitions that have enabled it to grow and expand its line of business. Presently, the firm manages an estimated 1.7 billion dollars of private equity funds.

Given the organization’s success record, it is now engaging in another acquisition. The announcement that was done in October 2019 reported that it is investing in Powerhouse as well as other two complimentary corporations. The move intends to establish an integrated asset-light provider that would comfortably work on multiple large-scale projects.

Lincolnshire will be working with VSS, which is the minority investor in Powerhouse. TJ Maloney reflects VSS’ managing director Patrick Turner’s sentiments by stating that he is looking forward to working with VSS. VSS is a business that engages in offering entrepreneurial services that are in high demand as well as tech-enabled and will promote the realization of a more profitable Powerhouse.

In his professional capacity, TJ Maloney has been giving back to the community. He served as the chair of Boston College Wall Street Council and a member of the Board of Trustees for Fordham University and Boston College as well as other active roles in several boards. Maloney’s philosophy in his career is that of embracing balance in all activities.

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Gulf Coast Western and Matthew Fleeger

GULF COAST WESTERNMr. Matthew Fleeger is the president and CEO of Gulf Coast Western, LLC, an oil and gas energy enterprise located in Dallas/Ft. Worth area. This family-owned and operated company was established in 1970 by his father. However, Gulf Coast Western would experience greater growth under the direction of Matthew.

Matthew Fleeger attended Southern Methodist University and obtained a degree in Business Administration. After graduating, he would work with his family at Gulf Coast Western for seven or eight years. Later, he would join another gas and oil outfit before venturing out on his own.

He founded MedSolutions, a waste management company that picked up, disposed and safely treated rubbish from medical facilities. Matthew Fleeger led the company to success and was able to sell it for 59 million. In addition, he also delved into the tanning business; starting two companies. His tanning kiosk services were well-received and progressed throughout the United States. The salons he built for people wanting a tan became popular worldwide.

After his personal accomplishments, Matthew Fleeger joined Gulf Coast Western again, where he took over the reins from his dad who had retired. Now as the Director of the organization, Matthew would take Gulf Coast Western to new heights. The company has locations in various states, including Louisiana, Colorado, Mississippi and Oklahoma. Fleeger wants to continue to extend his reach into other regions of the United States.GULF COAST WESTERN

Matthew Fleeger is excited about the future of Gulf Coast Western and he has numerous partners involved in joint ventures. Many continue to invest in the energy firm because of Matthew’s motto stating he wants to be transparent with clients. Gulf Coast Western has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

James River Capital’s 6 Places or Strategies to Find Startup Capital

Paul Saunders, CEO and co-founder of James River Capital in Richmond, Virginia, recognizes funding as your primary new-business challenge. These, according to Saunders, are the logical starting points or strategies for finding the start-up capital you need.

Bootstrapping — Use your savings or borrow from family or friends. That money might be hard to come by, but if you can access this valuable resource you might maintain more control of your business and avoid high interest repayments.

Business loans from a bank — This can be quite a challenge for new business owners, but you should certainly at least try — especially if you have excellent credit. Start with banks or lending institutions where you have car or home loans or have already established a good reputation as a borrower.

Angel investors — These people are trying to park their money where they expect to make a decent return. The upside is that they don’t generally expect to be closely involved with your company. You might find such investors in your own social circle or by networking in your community.

Community-based loans — Regional development agencies and similar sources want to lend money to companies that might end up employing locals and contributing to the tax base. One source for contacts in this area is your local chamber of commerce.

Venture capitalists — Venture capital firms or individuals might have millions to lend, but they’ll first study your concept and your existing business with a fine-tooth comb. You must also expect to give up a degree of control to a VC. The upside, of course, is that you’ll have all of your immediate funding needs met. You’ll also have more credibility with clients and other business contacts. After all, these folks know what they’re doing.


Crowdsourcing — Check out websites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Patreon, among others. Entrepreneurs like you can post your proposal and funding needs, and perhaps draw the attention of dozens, hundreds or even thousands of small investors each willing to contribute ten or twenty dollars to your cause. The advantage is that you don’t have to pay the money back, so you have no steep interest rates affecting your bottom line. First study your favorite crowdsourcing sites and see what works and what doesn’t.