White House Highlights Aging in Place Technology, R&D Opportunities

Technology aimed at improving access to health care, cognition and personal mobility will be key to older Americans’ ability to age in place and the federal government’s capacity to care for them, a new White House report argues. Tech dedicated to assisting with activities of daily living, transportation, and communication and social connectivity will also […]

FirstLight Partners with HNC Virtual Solutions, Launches Telehealth Offering

To help its franchise owners diversify revenue, expand their client base and fill gaps within the U.S. health care system, Cincinnati-based FirstLight Home Care has partnered with HNC Virtual Solutions, a global telemedicine software company. While the HNC Virtual Solutions partnership is exclusive to FirstLight — one of the largest non-medical home care franchisers in […]

Best Buy Reaps Benefits from $800 Million GreatCall Acquisition

Retail giant Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) turned heads in August 2018 when it purchased GreatCall — a company that develops and sells smartphones, medical alert devices and other technology products designed to support older adults’ ability to age in place — for $800 million. At the time, the major investment was billed as a way […]

CareLinx Buys ‘Optimal Aging’ Platform From Providence St. Joseph Health

CareLinx is making moves to further appeal to potential payer partners by beefing up its ability to address social determinants of health and reduce hospital readmissions for at-risk patients. Burlingame, California-based CareLinx announced Thursday it has acquired the Optimal Aging platform from Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), one of the country’s largest health systems and […]

Targeting Continuum of Care Providers, Honor Partners with Eskaton’s Home Care Business

San Francisco-based Honor — which uses technology and workforce management solutions to take over caregiver recruiting, scheduling, billing and other back-office responsibilities for home care agencies for a share of their revenue — has started to refine its partner profile. Since revamping its business model more than a year ago, Honor has teamed up with […]

Amedisys Fine Tuning Predictive Analytics Tool to Curb Re-Hospitalization Rates

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) took its first major step into the world of predictive analytics in August when it announced a minority investment in home health-focused data science firm Medalogix. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company has now started to reap the rewards of that investment. During the past few months, Amedisys has been fine-tuning its […]

BrightStar CEO Charting Course for 2019 Growth, Technology Investment

After reporting a total of 26 territory expansions in 2018, BrightStar Care plans to add even more locations in 2019, with openings slated in Minnesota, Washington and Pennsylvania, among other states. The Chicago-based at-home care company will continue to leverage technology, build upon existing markets and use new talent to make it happen, BrightStar Care […]

Salesforce Tackling Home Care, Social Determinants of Health With New Services

Cloud-based software giant Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) — known for providing customer relationship management (CRM) technologies to companies from Adidas to Piedmont Healthcare — is getting more involved in the home care game. On Monday, the San Francisco-based company announced the rollout of new services meant to help home care companies monitor social determinants of health […]