Technology & IT

HIMSS names new president and CEO

A Kaiser Permanente veteran will take over the nation’s largest association dedicated to healthcare IT. Read More »

ONC applications for Health IT advisory board now open

Calling all those passionate about improving health IT policies and standards: The ONC is looking for new advisory board members. Read More »

Brookdale tackles advance care planning

The senior living provider and Iris Plans have partnered to offer residents end-of-life care planning services.  Read More »

Netsmart acquires DeVero

The deal represents Netsmart's latest expansion into home health. Read More »

Connecting seniors and children through technology

A program pairs up senior living residents with elementary students to capture their life stories using digital devices.  Read More »

Mind games

Researchers are reaching for new levels using video games technology for dementia treatments Read More »

IT change management in mergers and acquisitions

When it comes to IT integrations following a merger or acquisition, managing the people is more important than managing the network cables and switches. Read More »

Social media’s double-edged sword

Social media is ubiquitous, valuable and fun. It can also get long-term care providers into a lot of legal trouble. Read More »

It’s Never 2 Late hires industry veteran

It's Never 2 Late has tapped a former MatrixCare executive for its leadership team.  Read More »

MatrixCare buys SigmaCare

The two companies will combine efforts under MatrixCare’s platform. Read More »

Masonic Villages, K4Connect form tech partnership

A not-for-profit provider will adopt K4Connect’s platform in its facilities following a successful pilot. Read More »

LTC mergers and acquisitions: A CIO’s perspective

When two LTC providers merge, they also combine all their IT strengths and weaknesses. Tackling integration and IT quality head-on can avoid service issues down the road. Read More »

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 »

Pixie Scientific launches UTI sensor pads

The infection-detecting pads monitor for urinary tract infections and send an alert to care teams. 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

Editor's Note: This story has been removed. Pamela TabarPamela Tabar was editor-in-chief of I Advance Senior Care from 2013-2018. She... Read More »

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 platform for customer relationship management and quality metrics. Read More »