Stuck in the Stone Age: 30% of Home-Based Care Providers Aren’t Using Technology Tools

The COVID-19 emergency has underscored how valuable technology can be when it comes to caring for seniors in their homes. But while home-based care providers are increasingly upping their use of various technology solutions to aid in their virtual care efforts, there is still a number of providers uncertain about the value-add such tools offer.  […]

‘If You Are a Target, They Will Hack You’: Cyber-Hygiene Increasingly Important for In-Home Care Agencies

As technology becomes a bigger part of the home-based care universe, more agencies are starting to take cybersecurity seriously. If they don’t, agencies are at risk of losing highly sensitive patient information and leaving their operations vulnerable. If that ends up happening, they could then end up on the hook for thousands of dollars or […]

MaineHealth Care at Home CEO: When It Comes to Embracing Telehealth, ‘We Don’t Have a Choice Anymore’

Telehealth usage has flooded into home-based care in an exponential fashion. Across all of health care, telehealth claim lines increased 8,336% from April 2019 to April 2020, according to data from FAIR Health’s Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker. Generally, the concern with telehealth has often been centered around the patient and how seniors will react to […]

WellSky Nabs New Investment from Leonard Green & Partners

Private equity-backed health care software company WellSky has a new investor and a new capital structure, the company announced Monday.  TPG Capital — the PE platform that currently owns WellSky — has entered into a definitive agreement to add private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners LP (LGP) as a capital partner. As part of […]

After Completing Major Deal for InTouch, Teladoc Looks to Further In-Home Care Capabilities

Teladoc (NYSE: TDOC) — the virtual health care powerhouse with operations in more than 100 counties — is building on its in-home capabilities and ability to team up with other providers. Earlier this month, New York-based Teladoc completed a major deal to acquire InTouch Health, a competing virtual care company based in California. Strategically, the […]

Kairos HQ, CareAcademy Launch Training and Job Placement Initiative for 10,000 Caregivers

In an effort to address the growing COVID-19-induced workforce strain, Kairos HQ has partnered with CareAcademy to launch an initiative that aims to train, certify and provide job placement for 10,000 new caregivers. Kairos is a New York-based venture capital company that produces and invests in startups. The company tends to focus on housing and […]

Virtual Reality Company Mieron Sets Sights on At-Home Care

Virtual reality (VR) company Mieron Inc. was founded in 2015 when its founders watched the value of the technology play out in front of their eyes by helping a 5-year-old girl recover from a traumatic spinal injury. Several years later, those founders are beginning to find out the value of VR in home-based care. Long […]

Computer Manufacturer Lenovo Announces New In-Home Care Solutions for Patients with Chronic Conditions

Computer manufacturing company Lenovo is rolling out a new home-based virtual care solution designed to build compliance among patients with chronic conditions, many of whom are seniors. It’s doing so in partnership with Vianova Health, which created the virtual health assistant used in the new technology. While telehealth technology has become essential amid COVID-19, Lenovo […]