New Research Highlights ‘Surprising’ Findings About COVID-19’s Impact on Mortality in Community, Long-Term Care Settings

Since last spring, there has been a consistent — and justifiable — narrative that long-term care residents are particularly vulnerable to the deadly COVID-19 virus. New research, however, suggests it’s not so simple. A team of researchers from the Cleveland Clinic and Health Data Analytics Institute (HDAI) explored how the COVID-19 virus affects actual versus […]

Three Health Systems Awarded $20 Million To Hire, Train Caregivers

Recruiting and retaining caregivers is often identified as the top challenge facing the home-based care industry. In fact, it’s part of what’s driving several hospitals and health systems to outsource their home health care services. Meanwhile, three U.S. health systems have found another solution: They will participate in a $20 million pilot program designed to […]

Must-Read News: Amedisys Bullish on Home Health, In-Home Heart Programs

Start your week with our must-read news, including interesting stories from around the web and some of our top coverage from the past week. Worldwide, dementia remains one of the leading health conditions for older adults, often contributing to individuals’ and families’ decision of forgoing the independence of living at home in favor of constant […]

NYTimes: Investment in Training Crucial to Home Health Growth

The talent shortage in the home health sector has been a grim reality haunting many agencies, and if the industry doesn’t do anything to attract more frontline caregivers, the shortage will cause more than just a hiring issue, as illustrated in a recent piece in the New York Times. Numerous economic factors contribute to this […]

Institutions Partner Up On Home-Based Care Training Program

With the mounting shortage of home caregivers, one organization is aiming to train thousands more workers to meet the growing demand for in-home care services. The Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI), a non-profit organization working to advance home health care nationwide, estimates there are only 1,000 providers in the U.S. making the majority of home-based primary care visits. With […]

Cable Giant Makes Major Play into Home Health

Cox Communications and Cleveland Clinic announced a strategic alliance Thursday to bring health care to the home through telehealth and other innovations. The venture into home health by the third-largest U.S. cable TV company — with about 6 million customers — is a natural one, Todd Smith, director of media relations, tells HHCN. “We’ve spent […]

2014: The Year Apple Makes a Big Play in Health Care?

With the rumored September release of Apple’s “HealthKit” service, the tech giant may soon be tapping into the $9 billion-plus mobile health care market, becoming a mainstay for big-name health providers, Reuters reports.  The Cupertino-based firm unveiled the service in June, announcing that it could collect and store a user’s fitness and health information all […]

Time Warner Cable Launches First Home Health Telemedicine Trial

National cable television provider Time Warner Cable has embarked on its first home health telemedicine trial that enables healthcare providers to engage and interact with patients at home. Teaming with Cleveland Clinic, Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC)—a division of Time Warner Cable—announced Monday the start of its “Virtual Visit” home health monitoring program.  The […]