Home Health Agencies Use Technology to Fight Fraud

As Medicare fraud prevention has become a hot topic within home health in the last couple of months, agencies and advocacy groups alike have been searching for ways bolster industry integrity. Some home health companies are looking toward technology to do their part in the crusade against Medicare fraud. In Michigan, Optimal Care, Inc., a […]

Xbox Gaming Carries Potential for Home Health Care

Microsoft’s Xbox gaming console could extend its scope into home health care, especially as health monitoring technologies continue making advancements. The next generation of Xbox console and Kinect device may be opening the door to health monitoring territory, reports HIT Consultant, and the broader spectrum of healthcare. FItness games made available through Xbox Kinect allow […]

Home Care Providers Test Telehealth Tech on Congress Members

The National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the Home Care Technology Association of America (HCTAA) recently worked with members of Congress to demonstrate the value of telehealth technology.  Representatives from NAHC and its affiliate HCTAA were joined by Pat Laff, managing principal of home care consulting firm Laff Associates, and Anna Doyle, […]

Hospice Provider Partners with CellTrak for Mobile Health Monitoring

A Colorado hospice care provider has partnered with a remote monitoring technology provider to streamline the care process via mobile devices. Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care announced this week a partnership with mobile health care tech provider CellTrak to cut down on office trips and unnecessary travel. “The redundant and counter-productive trips to […]

Samsung Tech Streamlines Home Health Supply Delivery, Reduces Labor Costs

Shifting from paper to electronic health records has helped one home health company streamline the delivery of medical supplies for its clinicians and reduce labor costs in the process. Atlanta-based Home Healthcare Solutions is a nationwide supplier of patient-direct medical supplies for home care and hospice agencies across the United States.  Utilizing Samsung’s Galaxy S […]

New Social Network Aims to be Home Health Facebook

As the current healthcare system stresses a need for greater coordination between care providers, a new social network aims to encourage a greater industry-wide collaboration and already has several hundred home health professionals on board. Home Health Connected is a social platform that blends networking aspects of LinkedIn and Facebook, all with the focus on […]

Home Care Partnership Builds “Model Home” For Aging in Place

A partnership led by a home health care supplier has launched the design and construction of a model home equipped specially for senior residents to age in place. The Neenah, Wisconsin-based home project, launched by The CareGiver Partnership, includes an automation system, environmental sensors, motion sensors, fall prevention tools and mobility features, among others, that […]

Healthsense Raises Additional $4.3 Million for Expansion Efforts

Healthsense, a provider of aging services technology, has raised $4.3 million in capital, according to a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Minnesota company based in Mendota Heights offers technology-enabled care solutions including remote monitoring, emergency response and wellness management. Healthsense also aims to raise a total of $5.9 million, […]

NY Times: Will Robots Take the Place of Senior Care Providers?

Robots could be the next big thing in home care, as the newest iterations are being designed to help with activities of daily living and with a specific attention to needs of seniors.  From administration of medicines to helping with the day-to-day, a number of robots currently under development are positioning to come to the […]

New Website Streamlines Search for Home Care Agencies

A new website aims to make a family’s search for a home health agency a little easier, while also providing tips for hiring a caregiver. Through HomeCareChoice.com families can find various home care agencies in their area, featuring providers of medical home health care, non-medical home care, companion care as well as hospice services. “While […]