Technology

House bill would allow groups to use telemedicine for long-term care

Proponents say using the technology to expand care access in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) could significantly reduce hospital admissions from by permitting Medicare to enter into value-based care arrangements with medical groups to provide care via telemedicine consultations.

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Raleigh startup hopes to use AI to analyze, treat Alzheimer’s

A Raleigh start-up that has created an AI-based system to collect data and offer advice on the treatment of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease says it’s now working to expand the number of clinics it works with.

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Good start, long road ahead for smart tech in skilled nursing facilities

Voice technology has promise in senior care, but skilled nursing providers and residents need to keep their expectations tempered, one expert says.

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Social faux pas: nursing home employees fired for sharing pictures of residents to mobile app

UR Medicine Thompson Health in Canandaigua has fired employees the health system said were involved in taking and sharing photos on social media of residents of the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center without the permission of the residents.

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Jackson Health, Royal Phillips partner for 11-year deal

Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today it inked an 11-year enterprise monitoring deal with Jackson Health System.

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Long-term care collaboration is key, experts say

John Derr, a consultant and former senior vice president and CIO/CTO for Golden Living Centers, spoke Monday at the Long Term & Post Acute Care Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C.

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Wearable rehabilitation technology awarded $1.6 million National Institute on Aging grant

APDM Wearable Technologies has been awarded a National Institute on Aging SBIR Phase II grant totaling $1.6 million to commercialize a real-time biofeedback system.

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Virtual Dementia Tour provides a 20-minute dementia experience

The 20-minute experience simulates the effects of aging and dementia, giving the viewer the opportunity to walk in the loved one’s shoes.

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Speaking up: tech firms and AARP partner on voice tech for seniors

Two voice technology startups are partnering with AARP to personalize care for older patients with diabetes.

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Video game connects players to dementia

When you’re playing Before I Forget, wandering around a house inspecting everyday objects, trying to trigger a memory, it feels like a lot of narrative-driven video games: you’re attempting to piece together a story using clues left behind.

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