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VNAA Sees New Beginning in Home Healthcare for Remote Patient Monitoring
Staff writer Audrey Kinsella has written hundreds of articles on telehealth systems over the last 25 years, including several for us. Her overall assessment has been discouragement and frustration at the slow rate of adoption by home healthcare providers...until her recent interview with Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO of the VNAA. Not-for-profit home care agencies, especially VNAA members, seem to be adopting telehealth at a rate above the national average. Plus, a research operation within the VNAA is tracking effectiveness of telehealth programs.
Keeping Seniors Safer at Home Will Benefit Home Health Industry
In this exclusive HCTR interview, Liz Seegert talks with Paul Tang, MD, the driving force behind the growing success of "linkAges," a new, community-based, multi-generational network designed to engage existing community resources to improve the health and well-being of seniors and family caregivers.
Abbott Diabetes Care Releases Glucose Monitoring System with No Pinpricking, No Daily Blood Draw
It is only available in Europe so far but your diabetes patients will be excited when you tell them that one day soon they will be able to wear a patch that monitors blood glucose and reports it to their smart phone. Just mention the words "no more finger pricking" and see if there is interest among your patients.
Michigan Merger Creates Nation's Largest Health Information Exchange
As home care agencies turn in increasing numbers to the services of HIEs, it is worth nothing that Michigan healthcare providers now have one fewer to choose from. But it is a larger, stronger HIE than its two parent companies.
When the Internet Touches Everything
If you are in business, if you use technology, it would be wise to familiarize yourself with -- and please excuse the cliché -- the next big thing. As reported in the new book, "Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things," by MIT Media Lab scientist David Rose, global networks of connected devices are becoming a standard, in healthcare as much as in other business and service sectors. What is "The Internet of Things?" It is a technology movement that home care agency and hospice owners and administrators must learn. It will become as critical as the mandate to become an expert in networking, mobile devices, telehealth, and HIPAA technologies.
HCTR Advertiser Interview Part 2: Homecare Homebase Chief Strategy Officer Maxwell Foresees New Technologies in 2015
Tom Maxwell, Chief Strategy Officer for Homecare Homebase, continues his conversation with staff reporter Liz Seegert this week — including his predictions on the growth of several new "hot" technologies.
CellTrak Releases Updated Mobile Platform
Time management, caregiver alerts, patient portals, care coordination and outcome management are some of the features added to CellTrak's line of mobile data solutions. As competition increases in the mHealth space, technological advances such as these will become more commonplace. Click here to read comments from CellTrak CEO Michael Wons and from two customers, Addus HealthCare and Amedisys, and for a link to a video about the new system.
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