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The best of 2016

December 29, 2016  |  The Long-Term Living editors
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CMS mandates, dementia care strategies, cross-team collaboration and ageism culture change—We checked our web visits and social media stats to see which in-depth articles were the most popular among our readers in 2016. Did you miss any of these?

A remedy for medication management

December 27, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Long-term and post-acute care facilities in Oklahoma will be able to use Remedi SeniorCare’s PAXIT, a robotic dispensing technology for daily dosing to aid with prescription dispensing, improve patient safety and reduce waste. 

HIMSS leadership changes in 2017

December 21, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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H. Steve Lieber, who has spent 17 years at the helm of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), will be stepping down at the end of 2017.

CareLinx partners with Lyft to give seniors a ride

December 15, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new partnership between CareLinx and the rideshare company will allow seniors and their caregivers to call for a door-through-door ride anytime to anywhere. 

AMA releases guidelines for health apps adoption

December 13, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Health apps like fitness trackers and vitals testers can be a fun way to engage people in their own wellness, but finding apps that have value for the whole clinician-patient relationship hasn’t been easy.

MatrixCare announces new POS software

November 10, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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MatrixCare has developed point of sale software that can be used facility wide to track and manage individual resident needs and preferences. 

Netsmart buys HealthMEDX, invests in LTC

October 28, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The deal gives the Kansas-based technology platform provider a direct foothold in the long-term care market.

Gamification of dementia research

October 25, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Scientists at Cornell University have created a game for nonscientists to play that will help researchers understand blood stalls and further understanding of memory loss.

Post-acute care software companies merge

October 20, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Casamba merges with post-acute software companies HealthWyse and TherapySource as part of a long-term growth strategy. 

SigmaCare, Health Outcomes Worldwide partner for wound care

October 20, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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SigmaCare will integrate Health Outcomes Worldwide’s how2trak Wound Care platform into its electronic health record to improve patient outcomes, reduce costs and manage risk of pressure ulcers.

US CareNet launches care management software platform

October 5, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The national senior care service provider purchased the technology to enhance its chronic care management, transitional care management and population health management services for chronically ill patients. 

Sanofi, Google-owner form new diabetes management company

September 13, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The French pharmaceutical and Verily Life Sciences LLC announced a nearly $500 million joint venture aimed at offering devices and services for people with diabetes, one of the fastest growing disease markets. 

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