Technology Trends

Financial, medical data may carry SNFs into a brighter future

“The marriage between clinical and financial data, I think, will be important with whatever the next payment model looks like,” Vincent Fedele, director of analytics at the New Jersey-based consulting firm, said.

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Scientists develop ability for computer avatars to detect dementia

This technique developed by a team from Osaka University and Nara Institute of Science and Technology involves learning characteristics of sounds of elderly people who answer easy questions.

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New Jersey retirement community improves lives with smart technology

The decision to incorporate progressive technology into an already robust wellness program is the result of an ongoing commitment to make physical health a priority of community life.

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Heritage to try out new tech, includes AI, telehealth

Heritage Senior Living is trying out some cutting-edge technology by working with a university—exemplifying an industry trend that has seen other providers do the same.

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SNFs look to telemedicine for improved care, Medicare cost cuts

Using an after-hours telemedicine platform, a Brooklyn-based skilled nursing facility treated more patients on-site, reduced costly hospital transports and cut its Medicare expenses by more than $1.5 million in one year.

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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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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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