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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]

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]

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A Day in the Life of a Wound Care Patient

June 18, 2014 by James Calder

Experience of a wound care patient.

Almost all wound care patients will need to make adjustments to their home life. If a person is a smoker they are urged to quit immediately because of smoking's impact on the body's ability to heal. Le said that they are also urged to start a steady vitamin regimen and follow basic nutrition guidelines.[read more]

Glucose Monitoring Research Drives More Promises Than Answers

June 17, 2014 by Patrick Driscoll

Glucose monitoring.

Technologies in development for less-invasive or non-invasive glucose monitoring are legion, and many are very promising, but you can’t fill out a deposit slip with these promises. Frequently, such alternatives are based on the premise of quantifying blood glucose by sensitively detecting glucose in other fluids other than blood.[read more]

A Closer Look at Accountable Care Organizations [INFOGRAPHIC]

June 5, 2014 by Frankie Rendon

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Considered vital components of the healthcare revolution, the main focus of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) is to emphasize coordinated, quality care for Medicare patients. This infographic about ACOs identifies four main goals of the roughly 250 coordinated care facilities established since the passing of the Affordable Care Act.[read more]

The Old Wives Club: Which Health Myths Are True?

May 29, 2014 by Laura Bogart

Parsing out health facts from fiction

When we’re grappling with nebulous situations (especially regarding our health), we search for certainty in stories that have trickled through the generations. Pedro Arrabal, M.D., has heard his fair share of these stories, ranging from the quasi-plausible to the head-scratchingly bizarre.[read more]

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How Wearables Will Transform the Health Insurance Game

May 12, 2014 by Veer Gidwaney
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From fitness bands to sensors that can be swallowed, wearable technology is expanding the possibilities of medicine. The evolution and expanding capabilities of wearables make them primed to transform healthcare and flip the health insurance industry on its head.[read more]

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Health Advances Fight the Dangers of Sedentary Lifestyle

May 12, 2014 by Gene Shirokobrod
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Sitting is killing us.

In the United States and other Western Cultures, the epidemic of increasingly sedentary lifestyles appears to be growing as more and more jobs require less movement throughout the day. As the problem grows, some are pushing back against this lifestyle and the negative effects it brings.[read more]

How Much Can We Demand of Consumer Connected Health?

May 5, 2014 by Joseph Kvedar

Activity trackers

Expecting activity trackers to have scientific accuracy is unrealistic. Expecting them to help you keep your activity level top of mind and measured in context from day to day is realistic and in most cases helpful. Our experience using activity monitoring in programs at the Center for Connected Health has demonstrated this.[read more]

Why Tablets Are the New Frontier for In-Home mHealth

April 1, 2014 by Melody Wilding

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Two-thirds of health IT executives believe that the use of mobile technology will substantially or dramatically impact the delivery of healthcare in the future. And now providers are putting their money where their mouth is: More than one-quarter of HIT executives are currently implementing a mobile technology program.[read more]