Alexa Pilot Explores Benefits of Voice-Activated Home Health

“Hey, Alexa, what time should I take my medication today?” This exchange with Amazon’s digital personal service assistant, Alexa, may soon be commonplace for older adults who wish to age in place, thanks to a pilot study conducted by Dublin, Ireland-based Accenture (NYSE: ACN), a global management consulting firm that provides services in technology, strategy […]

Telehealth Use Triples, But Doctors More Skeptical of Benefits

Patients’ access to telehealth technologies that facilitate health care services at home has tripled over the past three years. However, doctors are not entirely convinced that this and other tech has improved treatment decisions, a recent study suggests.   The number of physicians offering tele-monitoring devices that enable patients to monitor their health has risen […]

Telemedicine Starts to Prove Its Worth for Home Health Providers

As the preference to age in place grows in popularity, the majority of seniors are looking for ways to access health care services from home, and cutting-edge providers already are leveraging improved telehealth and other technologies to achieve cost savings and improve outcomes, new research shows. More than two in three seniors prefer to use […]