CareLinx is teaming up with virtual primary care provider Doctor On Demand to give high-risk seniors access to services in their homes. Burlingame, California-based CareLinx is a tech-enabled home care platform that connects seniors and their families to its nationwide network of 400,000 caregivers. The… Read More »CareLinx, Doctor On Demand Team Up to Provide Virtual Care at Home
Telehealth adoption has dramatically increased across health care during the COVID-19 crisis, including in the home-based care space. On their end, home health providers have built out their telehealth programs to make more comprehensive and safer care plans for their patients. Unlike other health care… Read More »Home Health Providers Find Telehealth Reimbursement in Palliative Care
The COVID-19 emergency has triggered a rise in the use of telehealth strategies to deliver care, especially virtual visits. In fee-for-service Medicare alone, the number of virtual visits delivered each week in the U.S. skyrocketed from 14,000 pre-coronavirus to more than 1.7 million during the… Read More »ProMedica Home Health Care, Banner Health Home Care Share Best Practices for Virtual Visits
WellSky announced Tuesday it has entered into an agreement to acquire CarePort Health from Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX), a health care information technology provider. The deal is for $1.35 billion, according to Allscripts. WellSky is an international software and professional services company with clients… Read More »WellSky to Acquire CarePort from Allscripts in $1.35B Deal
Drugs company says infection controls at some of its sites are so secure the app is not needed Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline has told staff to switch off the contact tracing function that allows the NHS… Read More »GSK tells UK staff: turn off Covid test-and-trace app while at work
GP at Hand is set to become England’s largest practice after the provider currently in top spot announced it will break up next year – but the controversial digital first outfit’s patient list could outgrow its rivals well before then.
Telehealth Update from ATA President Dr. Joe Kvedar Joe Kvedar, MD, President of ATA, joins Pat Salber, MD, CEO and Editor of The Doctor Weighs In, for an in-depth telehealth update. The Doctor Weighs In
Preferred Care Home Health Services found unusual activity within its email services in April. On Monday, it notified individuals that personal information may have been exposed during a data-security incident tied to that email activity. Among the information hacked may have been names, dates of… Read More »Home Health Agencies Keep Getting Hit by Cyberattacks
AI is continuing to prove its value in healthcare as interest and investment in the technology and its offshoots continue to grow during the pandemic. In a virtual presentation at Ai4 2020, Cotiviti’s senior vice president of research and development, Nicole Neumarker, explained how Cotiviti took a deliberate, multi-track approach to AI to deliver new predictive technologies to aid in the pandemic response, such as the COVID-19 Outbreak Tracker.
How to Integrate Teledentistry into Your Dental Practice Teledentistry will remain a viable approach to dental care even after the pandemic due to the many benefits it offers dentists and patients. The Doctor Weighs In
NHS leaders have promised to roll out electronic discharge summaries across England ‘soon’ following a trial in Dorset, saving GPs time by removing the need to enter data manually from discharge letters to practice IT systems.
Carely Inc. — an online referral platform for both caregivers and professional care providers — has announced it has an agreement in place to acquire CareGiving.com, an online community for family caregivers. The acquisition will help Dayton, Ohio-based Carely with its ultimate goal of enhancing… Read More »Online Caregiver Platform Carely Acquires CareGiving.com
Geisinger Health System — known as one of the most innovative and home-focused health systems in the country — is testing out a new way of easing chronic pain. As a means to engage with patients and better manage their pain in the home, Geisinger… Read More »Geisinger Teams Up with AppliedVR to Better Manage Chronic Pain in the Home
The COVID-19 emergency has underscored how valuable technology can be when it comes to caring for seniors in their homes. But while home-based care providers are increasingly upping their use of various technology solutions to aid in their virtual care efforts, there is still a… Read More »Stuck in the Stone Age: 30% of Home-Based Care Providers Aren’t Using Technology Tools
‘If You Are a Target, They Will Hack You’: Cyber-Hygiene Increasingly Important for In-Home Care Agencies
As technology becomes a bigger part of the home-based care universe, more agencies are starting to take cybersecurity seriously. If they don’t, agencies are at risk of losing highly sensitive patient information and leaving their operations vulnerable. If that ends up happening, they could then… Read More »‘If You Are a Target, They Will Hack You’: Cyber-Hygiene Increasingly Important for In-Home Care Agencies
The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is flexing its data science muscles. Over the past few months, VNSNY and its data science team have been building a contact-tracing tool to help home- and community-based care providers limit the spread of the coronavirus. Mapping… Read More »VNSNY Launches Open-Source COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Tool for Home-Based Care Providers
MaineHealth Care at Home CEO: When It Comes to Embracing Telehealth, ‘We Don’t Have a Choice Anymore’
Telehealth usage has flooded into home-based care in an exponential fashion. Across all of health care, telehealth claim lines increased 8,336% from April 2019 to April 2020, according to data from FAIR Health’s Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker. Generally, the concern with telehealth has often been… Read More »MaineHealth Care at Home CEO: When It Comes to Embracing Telehealth, ‘We Don’t Have a Choice Anymore’
Private equity-backed health care software company WellSky has a new investor and a new capital structure, the company announced Monday. TPG Capital — the PE platform that currently owns WellSky — has entered into a definitive agreement to add private equity firm Leonard Green &… Read More »WellSky Nabs New Investment from Leonard Green & Partners
Teledoc (NYSE: TDOC) — the virtual health care powerhouse with operations in more than 100 counties — is building on its in-home capabilities and ability to team up with other providers. Earlier this month, New York-based Teledoc completed a $150 million deal to acquire InTouch… Read More »After Landing InTouch for $150M, Teledoc Looks to Further In-Home Care Capabilities
AccentCare, one of the largest home health providers in the U.S., was among the first in-home care providers to publicly discuss its coronavirus response. In early March, AccentCare CEO Steve Rodgers told Home Health Care News that the health care world had never “quite seen… Read More »AccentCare Readies Itself for COVID-19 Surges, Adds to Leadership Team
What You Should Know: – AristaMD, a digital health company that provides a platform to connect primary care providers with timely and documented specialist insights through eConsults, has secured additional $8M in investments to top off the company’s Series B funding round at $24 million.… Read More »eConsult Platform AristaMD Raises Additional $6M to Close $24M Series B Round
A network of community health centers in northern California quickly built out telehealth tools, mapping services and other technologies to respond to Covid-19. Leaders with two organizations shared how they did it.
Struggling to sell one multi-million dollar home currently on the market won’t stop actress and singer Jennifer Lopez from expanding her property collection. Lopez has reportedly added to her real estate holdings an eight-plus acre estate in Bel-Air anchored by a multi-level mansion. The property,… Read More »Harbour amid a Slowen down in singer city screening
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