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BioPharma Beat: Wearables for Health - A Mile Wide and an Inch Deep

January 12, 2015 by David Davidovic

I'm reporting from the third day of CES 2015 in Las Vegas. The majority of the innovations I've seen do not address healthcare, or even wellness; instead they are very enticing tools – some would say toys or just fashion items – for those who are already highly motivated and perhaps obsessive about tracking and quantifying themselves.[read more]

Aging Gracefully, Part 2: Slowing the Aging Process

January 8, 2015 by Stephen Schimpff

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It is never too late to begin a preventive program to slow the aging process. We can slow physical decline with exercise, diet and reducing stress. We can avoid many diseases by not smoking. We can slow cognitive decline with physical activity, intellectual challenges and social engagement.[read more]

Accessible Home Health Care: A Major Opportunity In 2015

December 11, 2014 by David Avitabile

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As a new healthcare economy evolves in the United States, new opportunities are emerging in technology-driven sectors. Accessible home health care has become achievable for many Americans thanks to new advances in telemedicine, wearable medical devices, GPS and Wifi-enabled technologies.[read more]

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Adapting to Millennials with Health Care Technology

December 10, 2014 by Charlie Kimball

Home health monitoring is going to increase in use over the next few years as doctors and patients seek more information, and the group of people most likely to embrace it wholeheartedly is the Millennials. Leveraging the reasons this is so could open up a market as large as the Boomers over the next decade.[read more]

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Why Boeing's ACO Experiment Needs to Succeed

December 9, 2014 by Travis McKnight

This month the world’s biggest aerospace company, Boeing, is giving roughly 30,000 of its employees and retirees in the Seattle area the option to change their health care to one of two new ACOs, University of Washington Medicine Accountable Care Network or Providence-Swedish Health Alliance.[read more]

Characteristics of a Successful Pediatric Nurse

December 3, 2014 by Declan Peltier

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Pediatric nursing requires technical skill and a propensity for patient-centered care, as well as the resolve necessary to do the job well. Having personally been through a traumatic experience with my infant niece and observing those who cared for her, I can personally attest to the many positive characteristics these caretakers possess.[read more]

Marketing Home Health Care: A Major Opportunity in the United States

November 13, 2014 by David Avitabile

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I believe we have reached a watershed moment in our history where technology has finally gotten to a point that allows fundamental changes in how health care is provided, and how much it costs. Perhaps the biggest area where this is evident is in home health care and our aging population.[read more]

Using Homecare for Positive Change in Healthcare

November 4, 2014 by Anne Weiler

The week before last, I was fortunate to be invited to attend the Collaborative for Integrated Home Care Aid Innovation Symposium: a group of committed individuals and organizations that are passionate about improving healthcare through home care. Here are some highlights.[read more]

4 Approaches to Improving HCAHPS Scores Through Mobilization

October 27, 2014 by Drew Kearney, Esq.

Patient satisfaction’s impact on reimbursements has many inpatient hospitals focusing on HCAHPS. One of the simplest enhancements to the care experience that can translate into virtually every area of improvement is mobilization.[read more]

Pre-habilitation: Effective Preventative Medicine for Rehabilitation

October 26, 2014 by Anne Weiler

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, what can a knee bend do? The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons recently answered this question with the results of a new study of the impact of physical therapy on surgical outcomes for hip replacement.[read more]

Top mHealth Apps for September

October 22, 2014 by Morgan Brown

We’ve run the numbers and put together a list of the top five iOS and Android health and medical apps for September, both paid and unpaid. These mhealth and medical apps offer everything from tracking medical information, getting or staying in shape, consulting with physicians, and even helping others.[read more]

Pushing, Pulling, Nudging and Tipping Healthcare Evidence into Practice: Highlights from ACRM

October 20, 2014 by Anne Weiler

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We’re just back from two weeks on the road visiting Wellpepper customers and also attending the Annual Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine conference in Toronto, where our research partners at Boston University presented the preliminary results from a study they’ve been working on.[read more]