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Noninvasive Medical Technologies Lends its ZOE Monitor to the Battle to Stop Ebola (10/29/2014)
We have kept an eye on this company since 2008. We always knew it's ZOE Fluid Status Monitor was a great tool for CHF patients. But we were surprised to learn that it can detect the presence of the Ebola virus before other symptoms appear. This article explains how it works and what the company is planning to do to join the fight.
German Publishing Firm Acquires Relias Learning(10/22/2014)
Headquarters and leadership will remain in Cary, North Carolina. New owner will encourage Relias to continue to grow organically and through acquisition.
Louisville Home Care Provider to Implement ContinuLink(10/22/2014)
Kentucky provider cites need to submit claims to Medicare, Medicaid, long term care partners and to invoice patients.
PlayMaker CRM Partners with Growth Equity Firm(10/15/2014)
Judy Bishop will take an advisory role on the Board of Directors and Adam Bishop will retain the title of President and Founder as MainSail Partners takes over as majority owner and installs veteran post-acute care tech executive John Griscavage as CEO. At next week's NAHC Annual Meeting, look for PlayMakerCRM to also be unveiling a major re-write of its mobile app for sales reps as well as introducing two new customers with highly recognizable names.
Relias Learning Announces 28 New Courses for Home Health Organizations(10/15/2014)
Expanding its catalog for home health providers, Relias Learning announced this week that it has added 28 titles to its home health library of courses.
Vendor Watch: What to Look for at NAHC Exhibit Hall(10/15/2014)
Press releases about new product announcements pour into us at this time of year. Here is a summary of home care and hospice technology vendors that have told us they will be making news in Phoenix a the 2014 NAHC Annual Meeting.
Gentiva Agrees to $1.8 Billion Takeover Offer from Kindred Healthcare(10/8/2014)
Kindred Healthcare Inc., headquarted in Louisville, Kentucky, announced last week that it has reached an agreement, pending shareholder approval, to acquire Gentiva Health Services, Inc., based in Atlanta, Georgia, for approximately $1.8 billion.
HCTR Product Review: Citrix ShareFile(10/8/2014)
Marketed as "The Built-for-Business" DropBox, Sharefile may be custom-made for home care. Encrypted documents can be sent back and forth among intake nurses, field nurses, primary care physicians, hospital discharge planners, and just about anyone else with a computer for $30 a month. Citrix acquired the startup in 2011 and is investing heavily in its success in healthcare.
Partners’ Healthcare Connected Health Symposium Will Be Home Care Oriented This Year(10/8/2014)
Home healthcare will be featured at this year's Connected Health conference, set for Boston, October 23-24. We are sending staff writer Audrey Kinsella to see what is new in remote patient monitoring in the home. Here is her preview of the symposium.
Procura Releases HR Documentation Framework(10/8/2014)
International home healthcare software developer Procura Group has expaned into HR software, announcing the delivery of what it calls its "Human Resources Documentation Framework."
Vendor Watch(10/8/2014)
— BioSensics launches ActivePERS™, a combination personal emergency response and telemonitoring system.
— Philips receives FDA 510(k) clearance for software applications eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion.
Pattern of Delayed VA Physician Signatures Costs Home Healthcare Providers Millions(10/1/2014)
The results of our joint survey, conducted by SutureHealth, paint a dismal picture of the relationship between Medicare-certified home health agencies and the physicians who care for veterans.

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