Amazon’s New HIPAA-Compliant Alexa Skills Could Open Doors for Home-Based Care Agencies

Amazon’s Alexa now boasts HIPAA-compliant skills, a development that could create new opportunities for home-based care companies and the senior clients they serve. Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) launched Alexa’s secure medical skill kit Thursday. Through the new kit, select entities are allowed to build Alexa skills that securely send and receive protected patient health information. So […]

How Home Care Could Be Re-Shaped if Walmart Acquires Humana

In the midst of acquiring a stake in the largest home health provider in the nation, insurance giant Humana (NYSE: HUM) might also be in early stage talks to itself be acquired by retail behemoth Walmart (NYSE: WMT). The combination of Humana and Walmart, though far from certain, would potentially be a game-changer for home […]

Business Briefs: Meals on Wheels Acquires Home Health Provider

Nonprofit In-Home Health Provider Acquired by Meals on Wheels  Distributor of over 3,000 meals to homebound seniors and people with disabilities, Meals on Wheels Central Texas, has acquired Austin, Texas-based, Helping the Aging, Needy and Disabled (HAND), a nonprofit in-home health care services provider. HAND provides personal care to nearly 400 low-income older adults and […]