Is Video Care the Next Trend in Home Health Services?

A California company announced Thursday that it is expanding its home care services with a new technological innovation that might be the start of a larger trend in home health services.  VideoCare is Homecare California’s touch-screen system that offers two-way video connection between care recipients and their families, progressional caregivers and friends. It is the […]

Home-Based Remote Monitoring Study Yields 75% Fewer Rehospitalizations

A major Indiana hospital system recently employed a remote patient monitoring program developed by Care Innovations, a joint venture between Intel and GE, in a study that ultimately achieved a 75% reduction in hospital admissions compared to the control group. St. Vincent, a member of Ascension health, the nation’s largest not-for-profit Catholic Healthcare System, was […]

World Prepares for Aging “Megatrend,” Experiments with Home Care Technology

Aging demographics in the U.S. are indicative of a “megatrend” seen throughout the world, reports CNBC, and governments across the globe are starting to look for ways to provide efficient and cost-effective long-term care for seniors. Long-term care encompasses skilled nursing, assisted living, and home health care, the article notes, but regardless of setting, it’s […]

In-Home Data the “Missing Link” to Improve Health Care, Prevent Rehospitalizations

Collecting in-home healthcare data is the “missing link” to comprehensive care systems looking to facilitate effective post-acute care settings for recently discharged hospital patients, according to the founder of a system that generates comprehensive, real-time behavioral and critical data from the homes of seniors and others with chronic conditions. Following a hospitalization, there are several […]

Telehealth Partnership Expands Access to At-Home Care for Virginia Seniors

Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare and Sunrise, Fla.-based MDLIVE have forged a partnership that will deliver secure, real-time medical consultations to patients with an established regional network of physicians who will be accessible through telephone and online video throughout the state of Virginia, the companies recently announced. Sentara Healthcare will have an equity stake in the […]

Virtual Visits Next Big Thing For Virginia Home Care

Sentara Home Care recipients in Virginia will gain access to 24/7, on-demand virtual health care consultations beginning in October, Sentara and its partnering company, MDLIVE announced last week.  The adoption of MDLIVE’s telehealth platform is expected to increase Sentara’s patient capacity in time for more than 1 million Virginia residents currently uninsured to gain health […]

Humana, Intel-GE Care Innovations Partner for Senior Telehealth Venture

A nationwide collaboration between insurer Humana and Intel-GE Care Innovations will soon produce data and results on telehealth and its effectiveness based on a 34-state project launched last January involving members who used a home-based telehealth device to manage their conditions, reports Healthcare IT News. St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Humana Cares, a division of the national […]

Independa, Ideal Life Collaborate on “Plug and Play” Patient Monitoring Program

Remote monitoring of home care patients is set to become more “plug and play” as Independa, remote health monitoring provider, and Ideal Life, medical monitoring device supplier, collaborate on a wireless monitoring and data cloud storage program.  Ideal Life’s monitoring devices including scales, glucometers, pulse oximeters, and blood pressure cuffs will be equipped with Independa’s […]