Eldercare is not a particularly sexy branch of the healthcare world, but it’s increasingly becoming more important. The senior population in the U.S. is booming – census data shows that the 65-plus population will exceed 79 million in 2030. And as the senior population continues to grow, the health of seniors continues to decrease as compared to prior generations. All this begs the question: How can we handle caring for seniors in the U.S.? By Wolf Shlagman, founder and CEO, Care Angel
Women Missing From Healthcare’s Top Positions
A Rock Health survey found that, although women make up a majority of decision makers and most of the workforce in healthcare, few serve as CIOs, executives, and board members. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Patients Want Free, Open Sharing Of Personal Medical Data
Study shows information sharing seen as critical to almost three-quarters of patients. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Nursing Home Solves Plumbing Issues With Monster Sewage Shredder
Running a nursing home can be a challenging assignment. From the health and safety of every resident and staff member to the daily task of maintaining a sprawling facility – it’s a demanding job.
Healthcare Facility Stops Sewer Clogging
Healthcare facilities across the country face the problem of proper disposal of fibrous materials like wipes, diapers, rags and other solids. By Cynthia Guardia - Cia Communications, Inc.
Wireless Patient Monitoring Devices Solve Telecommunications Challenges
When care providers at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, the largest Home Care & Hospice agency in Maine, initially launched their telehealth program, they were quickly able to see positive results from utilizing Honeywell’s Genesis family of remote patient monitoring devices to track the daily vital signs of patients and streamline patient-acquired data into one internet-accessible clinical dashboard.
VNA Home Health Hospice Streamlines Patient Care Between Physicians And Home
When home care providers at VNA Home Health Hospice (VNA) looked at ways to improve their already-successful telehealth program, they realized patient care could be improved by giving physicians the ability to monitor their patients’ health status, using VNA’s existing telehealth system.
Telehealth Products And Services Utilized With High Success In Telemedicine Efficacy Study
In January of 2011, the St. Alexius Medical Center (SAMC) and the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (gpTRAC) joined forces to evaluate the potential of a new telehealth program. Their goal was to determine whether they could improve access and care for their many patients with chronic conditions who live in rural areas. In order to determine its effectiveness, SAMC and gpTRAC worked together to develop research parameters by which to quantify the results of the program.
Assisted Living And Retirement Community Delivers Superior Care With Wi-Fi And EMR
Brookdale Senior Living is the largest provider of senior housing and senior care in the industry with more than 645 assisted living and retirement communities in 35 states across the nation. Each day, about 46,000 Brookdale associates serve nearly 60,000 residents in a variety of settings. The company’s services include assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, independent living and therapy services.
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USMD Hospital At Fort Worth Earns Five-Star CMS Rating
USMD Holdings, Inc., a physician-led integrated healthcare system, announced recently USMD Hospital at Fort Worth earned a five-star Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rating
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