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Apple to monitor Parkinson's disease

November 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Apple is internally researching whether the iPhone and Apple Watch can be used for people with Parkinson's disease through passive monitoring to help doctors track symptoms and manage medication. 

Prescriptive analytics: The next step in putting residents first

November 19, 2016  |  Dan Hogan, President and CEO, Medalogix

What if data could help navigate your healthcare journey the way traffic apps guide you on the best routes? Predictive analytics is the insight into the process and the outcomes.

By Dan Hogan, President and CEO, Medalogix

Laptop listening again

October 31, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Speech recognition software helps blogger Kathleen Mears connect to the world. Windows updates prevented her microphone from working, causing her to spend weeks troubleshooting for a solution. 

A new generation of gamers

October 4, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The classic arcade game Pac-Man can now be played on the Moff Band bracelet. The Internet of Things startup is targeting seniors who want to improve their health as a key market for its wearable device designed to gamify fitness. 

Get connected this National Assisted Living Week

September 15, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Celebrate those who served and their caregivers who live in assisted living and residential care communities with National Assisted Living Week. 

When voice recognition software doesn’t listen

August 29, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears uses voice recognition software to navigate the Internet. Her software isn’t working, so she’s been forced to use a workaround to navigate—and communicate. 

Government plows broadband clearing for rural SNFs

August 12, 2016  |  Robert Gatty

Industry leaders’ persistent efforts resulted in passage of the Rural Health Care Connectivity Act, which will allow skilled nursing facilities to seek federal funding to finance high-speed Internet service for providers in rural areas. 

Quest Diagnostics launches electronic cognitive assessment tool

August 9, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The tool can aid physicians in resident assessment and can be added to electronic health records.

One-on-one with...Chuck Czarnik

August 8, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Nicole Stempak caught up with Chuck Czarnik, CHDA to talk...

Computer engagement reduces antipsychotic usage, improves quality of life

June 26, 2016  |  Amy Chidester, MS, LNHA

A Chesapeake Bay nursing home's two-year pilot uses technology to improve social engagement and life quality for those with dementia.

Cedars-Sinai, HomeHero partner to help patients safely transition home

June 23, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The Safe Transition Home program is designed to reduce impatient hospital readmissions, raise patient satisfaction and improve health outcomes. 

LTPAC exec services and software companies partner

May 19, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Pathway Health and Prime Care Technologies will help long-term post-acute care providers capture data and use business intelligence to improve enterprise performance. 


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