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Admissions, discharges and data-sharing

October 17, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Will hospitals and nursing homes ever be able to agree on a standard set of data to share during patient transfers? Thought leaders at the annual NASL meeting discuss the current regs—and what needs to happen next.

US CareNet launches care management software platform

October 5, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The national senior care service provider purchased the technology to enhance its chronic care management, transitional care management and population health management services for chronically ill patients. 

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. 

Healthcare companies rise to Forbes' Cloud 100 list

September 8, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Forbes has released its first top 100 list dedicated to cloud computing companies, and several healthcare software companies are making a strong debut.

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. 

Adding Medicaid to your mix

August 19, 2016  |  Chris Junker

By Chris Junker, CEO of Procura

Leveraging technology can maximize revenue and diversification of home healthcare service, especially in the complex environment of serving the Medicaid-eligible population.

Medalogix launches data analytics for home health

August 18, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The software uses care planning tools and prescriptive analytics that experts say rival CMS’ risk adjustment models.

Briggs Healthcare to buy SimpleLTC

August 15, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

SimpleLTC will keep its name while providing Briggs Healthcare’s customers with data analytics tools designed for long-term care.

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. 

DeSalvo resigning post at ONC

August 11, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Karen DeSalvo, MD, is leaving the top post at the Office of the Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) to continue as acting Assistant Secretary of Health at HHS.

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...


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