Technology & IT

Researchers unveil battery-less pacemaker

A team of researchers have designed a new pacemaker that runs on radio frequency and can be implemented directly into a person’s heart. Read More »

PointClickCare, ABILITY Network partner on claims management

The tech companies will integrate software so providers can create, access and manage claims within the electronic health record.  Read More »

Business intelligence with a long-term care twist

A new software platform gathers data from multiple sources across the facility and allows deep data analytics to optimize performance. Read More »

LeadingAge CAST expands telehealth selection resources

An expanded vendor matrix and new case studies help IT teams choose the best telehealth solutions for their settings. Read More »

Case study: Improving hospice care coordination through HIE

New Hampshire’s Concord Regional VNA and Genesis Healthcare combine efforts to harness IT and make health information exchange a two-way street. Read More »

Dude Solutions launches business data analytics solution

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Physical therapy: Experience vs. equipment

Physical therapists must balance high-tech tools with acquired tricks of the trade to help patients get better, and stay better. Read More »

Clinical app for diabetes goes commercial

Digital health company WellDoc has launched a consumer version of its diabetes management platform and has partnered with Samsung to help more people with the chronic condition. Read More »

Seal makes splash with seniors

A new documentary about robots in Japan showcases the human appeal in long-term care. Read More »

Software companies tackle medication management

Vital Software and Creative Strategies have partnered to integrate and market their technologies for shared assisted living provider clients. Read More »

Spring Arbor communities to expand K4Connect chainwide

Automation software and smart technology will give personalized control over environmental objects and personal connectivity to residents at Spring Arbor communities. Read More »

Brookdale and iN2L reach milestone

The two companies have provided more than 5 million hours of resident engagement technology in Brookdale's dementia care programs. Read More »

LG CNS announces telehealth innovation grants

The company's second annual innovation challenge offers grant funding to providers who incorporate telehealth solutions. Read More »

FDA allows consumers to test for genetic risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved 23andMe to market personal genetic tests for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and celiac disease, among others for less than the cost of a new smartphone. Read More »

Healthcare IT acquisition

ABILITY Network acquires Shifthound to help providers improve staff scheduling. Read More »

PointClickCare adds accounting software to its EHR

PointClickCare has partnered with Intellitec Solutions to directly integrate accounting software into electronic health records. Read More »

American Senior Communities adds data analytics, CRM

The 94-site provider has streamlined referrals and authorizations through the hc1.com platform for customer relationship management and quality metrics. Read More »

AMD expands telemedicine into LTC

The global telemedicine systems provider has launched a new line of solutions specifically for skilled nursing and long-term care. Read More »

New PBJ double-checks software

ezPBJ launches auditing software to help skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) avoid Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) reporting errors.  Read More »

New media for seniors

Residents in one senior living community can share their stories and perspective on life through a new media publishing partnership.  Read More »

ECRI launches remote patient monitoring consulting service

The new service can help providers with everything from determining which patients will benefit most from monitoring to choosing the best technology tools. Read More »

Briggs, MatrixCare partner for home care EMR

Briggs Healthcare has teamed up with MatrixCare to provide Home Care users with its electronic medical record platform.  Read More »

Avamere, IBM to study gait, movements

Sensor-based technology and sophisticated data analytics will help Avamere learn more about residents’ gait, sleeping patterns, activities and other movements. Read More »

Eye problems: What patients say vs. what doctors see

Problems in vision records can cause headaches for both clinicians and patients, new study finds. Read More »

OnShift releases software to improve LTC employee engagement

The human capital management software company will track employee performance to engage employees, reduce staff turnover and improve quality care.  Read More »

MatrixCare earns KLAS software award

MatrixCare, the nation's largest long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) technology provider has been awarded the 2017 Best in KLAS award for long-term care software.  Read More »

Reducing hospital readmissions

A New Jersey provider uses monitoring technology to reduce residents' risk of falling. Read More »

Tech industry creates a new healthcare reality

A new startup is trying to move the healthcare experience forward beginning by re-examining primary care.  Read More »

EarlySense, AmericanWell partner for sensor-based telehealth

The two companies are joining forces to provide better data for clinicians performing remote consults. Read More »

MatrixCare moves care coordination services to Microsoft Azure

The long-term care technology provider will adopt Microsoft’s Azure platform to launch its new care coordination software and other business intelligence services. Read More »