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Beacon Healthcare Systems Taps Pamela Cleveland as Vice President, Compliance Product Strategy

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Pamela Cleveland, J.D., has been appointed vice president of compliance product strategy for Beacon Healthcare Systems, effective immediately. Beacon is home to the healthcare industrys leading compliance and risk management technologies.

In her new role Cleveland will oversee the next generation of the companys Virtual Compliance Manager (VCM), the only solution in the industry to provide a state-of-the-art compliance, analytics, monitoring, and regulatory guidance-tracking and routing capabilities. With separate modules for guidance, audit workflow and automated monitoring, VCM is the only solution to provide real-time auditing and monitoring of transactional data that allows a health plan the opportunity to correct and address issues immediately.

I have had the pleasure of co-presenting with Pam at multiple conferences through the years and am thrilled to have someone with her experience and outstanding reputation join the Beacon team at this important time in our history, said Beacon Founder and CEO Ken Stockman. Pam is the ideal person to help us further enhance our industry-leading compliance modules and update our systems metrics as CMS requirements are updated so as to ensure that all of our health plan clients remain audit ready at all times.

Prior to joining Beacon, Cleveland served as the lead for the Medicare Advantage compliance program at Medical Mutual of Ohio. There she was responsible for creating and implementing an effective compliance program for a new Medicare Advantage product and also headed multiple successful challenges to CMS regulations that resulted in more than $16 million in savings to the organization. Clevelands extensive industry experience also includes implementing a new and effective compliance program at Scott and White Health Plan in Texas and serving as the regional compliance privacy and security officer for the Ohio Region of Kaiser Permanente.

Beacon Healthcare Systems Inc. is taking the lead in providing customizable SaaS (Service as a Software) healthcare solutions, ensuring greater accountability, accuracy and operational efficiency for health plans. The companys core focus is to empower health plans and managed care plans serving Medicare, and related markets, to succeed in operations, risk management and compliance through monitoring and management software technology solutions.

In addition to its VCM product, Beacon offers the most efficient and effective appeals and grievances solution (Virtual Appeals Manager) on the market, allowing complete control and transparency of cases from intake to review. Also available through Beacon is its Virtual Incidents Manager, a fully configurable technology that allows for proactively identifying risks and trends, closing operational performance gaps and monitoring all compliance events in real time.

Founded in 2011, Beacon is a privately held California-based company with a technology center located in Austin, Texas. beaconhcs.com

Pamela Raley
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DHL sends healthcare supplies for World Health Organization to the Pacific Islands

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  • Tourism-dependent islands badly impacted by more than 90% decline in passenger flights
  • Supplementary COVID-19 supplies moved through Singapore and Fiji to reach the Pacific islands

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 26 November 2020 – The far flung islands in the Pacific have not been spared the brunt of COVID-19. The World Health Organization has been working tirelessly to ensure much-needed supplies and healthcare equipment reach the shores of these islands. While the number of cases has been relatively small, many of these countries, which are heavily dependent on tourism, have been impacted by the dramatic cuts in passenger flights, resulting in a logistical challenge to send in basic supplies on a regular basis.

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Image taken prior to Covid-19

 

This week, the World Health Organization coordinated its latest cargo donation through DHL Global Forwarding (“DHL”), the freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, to support the islands’ fight against COVID-19. The shipments, worth over EUR 650,000 contained medical devices such as oxygen concentrator sets, patient monitors and pulse oximeters, were airfreighted from Singapore to Fiji, where they will be dispatched to eight islands in the Pacific. The Pacific Islands, which had previously managed to avoid large outbreaks, experienced a recent spike in COVID-19 infections that doubled its total number of cases.

 

Due to the shortage of air capacity with passenger flights reduced by more than 90%, the freight had to be broken down into three tranches, sent some two weeks apart. DHL Global Forwarding organized the first shipment from Singapore to Fiji on 22 October, and will be stored till the last shipment arrives on 19 November. From Fiji, special flights or shipping lines were then organized into eight markets, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tuvalu and Tonga, to ensure they reached their destination.

 

“Ensuring that the Pacific Island countries have access to the necessary medical equipment and supplies to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 is a priority for the World Health Organization. But reaching such remote places, especially when so many airports are closed, is a huge logistical challenge. WHO is happy to be working with our partners like DHL to be able to make this happen.” said Dr Takeshi Kasai, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific.

 

The medical devices, which will be sent to hospitals and other healthcare institutions, will aid local medical professionals in treating COVID-19 patients.

 

“Whilst the Pacific Islands’ geographic distance from densely populated countries had helped them avert major outbreaks during the pandemic, it has equally worked against them in acquiring much-needed supplies due to the scarcity of air freight capacity. As one of the few global logistics players in the Islands and one with a geographic footprint as wide as ours, we are glad to be able to play a part in delivering the medical equipment and living up to our purpose of ‘Connecting People, Improving Lives,” said Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific.

 

More than ever before, the criticality of logistics networks have been demonstrated in the battle to get much needed supplies to countries that need it the most. Since the start of the year, DHL Global Forwarding tapped on its network of life science and healthcare facilities, temperature-controlled solutions and customs clearance expertise to fly more than 1.3 million COVID-19 test kits from South Korea to Brazil, Ecuador, India, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Saudi Arabia. The freight forwarder also launched a dedicated 100-ton weekly air freight service for organizations and governments shipping health and medical-related items and other goods from China to Middle East and Africa.

 

Note to editors:

Vaccine logistics for Covid-19 will pose challenges along the supply chain that must be jointly addressed by governments, NGOs, pharmaceutical companies, and logistics players urgently. Find out what lessons Covid-19 has taught on securing stable supply chains for future emergencies and the complexities in distributing the vaccine across the globe.


DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 63 billion euros in 2019. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the Group makes a positive contribution to the world. Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero-emissions logistics by 2050.

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Sunlight Real Estate Investment Trust Issued HK$300 Million Five-year Medium Term Notes

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HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 26 November 2020 – Henderson Sunlight Asset Management Limited (the “Manager“) is pleased to announce that Sunlight Real Estate Investment Trust (“Sunlight REIT“) has completed its first HK$300 million five-year medium term notes (the “Notes“) today.  This successful inaugural Hong Kong dollar fixed-rate issuance marks a major milestone of Sunlight REIT, testifying to its credit quality amidst a challenging economic environment.

As part of the US$1,000,000,000 guaranteed medium term note programme which was reactivated in April this year, the Notes carry a tenor of five years and a coupon rate of 2.00%. CMB Wing Lung Bank Limited (“CMB Wing Lung“) and CMB International Capital Limited (“CMBI“) are the joint placing agents of the Notes.

Mr. Wu Shiu Kee, Keith, Chief Executive Officer of the Manager, said, “We are delighted to have partnered with CMB Wing Lung and CMBI in launching this maiden medium term note issue of Sunlight REIT, with the competitive pricing of the Notes clearly demonstrating its strong capital market recognition. Similar to the Japanese yen 7,000 million sustainability-linked loan completed last month, this financing exercise once again illustrates the Manager’s commitment to diversifying Sunlight REIT’s sources of funding, while strengthening its exposure to fixed rate borrowing.”

Mr. Wilson He, Assistant General Manager of CMB Wing Lung, said, “We are truly grateful to have such opportunity to support Sunlight REIT’s issuance of the Notes and it is a move to further underpin our collaboration in the future.”

About Sunlight REIT

Sunlight REIT (Stock code: 435) is a real estate investment trust authorized by the Securities and Futures Commission and constituted by the trust deed dated 26 May 2006 (as amended and supplemented by six supplemental deeds) (the “Trust Deed“), and has been listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 21 December 2006. Sunlight REIT offers investors the opportunity to invest in a diversified portfolio of 11 office and five retail properties in Hong Kong with a total gross rentable area of over 1.2 million sq. ft.. The office properties are primarily located in core business areas, including Wan Chai and Sheung Wan, as well as in decentralized business areas such as Mong Kok and North Point. The key retail properties are situated in regional transportation hubs and new towns including Sheung Shui, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long.

About the Manager

The Manager of Sunlight REIT is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Henderson Land Development Company Limited (恒基兆業地產有限公司). Its main responsibility is to manage Sunlight REIT and all of its assets in accordance with the Trust Deed in the sole interest of its unitholders.


Disclaimer: The information contained in this press release does not constitute an offer or invitation to sell or the solicitation of an offer or invitation to purchase or subscribe for units in Sunlight REIT in Hong Kong or any other jurisdiction.


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Communications Association of Hong Kong Supports The New Initiatives on Telecommunications Industry in The Chief Executive’s 2020 Policy Address

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New initiatives will be beneficial to the long-term development of innovation and technology and the implementation of the Smart City blueprint

 

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 25 November 2020 – Communications Association of Hong Kong (CAHK) has expressed positive support to the Chief Executive’s 2020 Policy Address, in particular its new initiatives on Network Development and Wider Application of 5G as highlighted under the “New Impetus to the Economy”.

 

We welcome the Hong Kong SAR (HKSAR) Government’s plan to release more 5G spectrum (currently at 3.5GHz, 4.9GHz, and 3.3GHz ranges) in different frequency bands in 2021 to meet the needs of various 5G applications in terms of speed, capacity and coverage, as cited in the Policy Address. Making available more spectrum to all mobile operators in Hong Kong is fundamental to meeting the ever-increasing demand for mobile data services.

 

In addition, the new initiatives will address the restriction zone issue in the Tai Po area, which is caused by the interference between 5G and the satellite earth station in the 3.5GHz band.  When the telemetry, tracking and control stations of the two satellite operators are relocated from Tai Po to Chung Hom Kok Teleport in four years’ time, the overall 5G coverage in Tai Po will be improved when mobile network operators could deploy the 5G frequency bands in a more holistic and efficient manner. 

 

On the promotion of 5G application, we note from the Policy Address that the HKSAR Government is determined to improve the deployment of 5G technology and application with the extension of the subsidy scheme application period under the Anti-epidemic Fund for six months until May 2021.  Furthermore, the HKSAR Government has also worked with a number of public organisations to encourage the deployment of 5G technology in various sectors to facilitate the early adoption of 5G technology and application in government departments and public organisations. 

 

All these encouraging initiatives are welcomed by us and the industry. These initiatives will also promote the long-term development of innovation and technology and facilitate the implementation of the HKSAR Government’s Smart City blueprint.

About Communications Association of Hong Kong

CAHK is a non-profit making organisation incorporated in Hong Kong on 27 May 1983 following the announcement of deregulation of local communication products and services. It is the association for Hong Kong’s communications industries, with responsibilities across broadcasting, wireline and wireless communications, and other sectors in information communications technology.

For more information, please visit:  www.cahk.hk

This press release is distributed by Communications Association of Hong Kong.

 

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