Category: Technology

Telemedicine Remains Top Priority, Despite ROI Uncertainties

Despite challenges related to how they will be reimbursed and doctors’ willingness to comply, a whopping majority of health care providers still view telemedicine as a top priority in their operations, a new survey suggests.  Health care leaders remain committed to implementing telemedicine initiatives within their organizations, even as they face challenges such as getting… Read More »

Google Makes New Play at Aging Tech Startups

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) continues to attach itself with the aging healthcare space, especially now with its new partnership with a nationally recognized startup accelerator focused on tech solutions for the elderly and long-term care. Tuesday, Google for Entrepreneurs (GFE) announced it has partnered with Aging2.0, a startup accelerator network, to help amplify support of entrepreneurs… Read More »

Presbyterian Senior Living Sees Huge Cost Savings with New Energy Deal

Buying in bulk isn’t a new cost-saving tactic, but when it comes to energy costs, one senior living provider is proving the principle applies to procuring electricity for its communities. Depending on the number of communities an organization operates, energy spends could run them millions of dollars each year to keep the power pumping at… Read More »

Panasonic Makes Long-Term Play for Senior Care Telehealth

Following meaningful success with a telehealth pilot program this summer, Panasonic is going beyond using the television as a portal for healthcare services with a new tablet-based product launch it will soon make available for senior living communities. On4Today is the newest telehealth service from the Osaka, Japan-based electronics company’s stateside subsidiary, Panasonic Corporation of… Read More »

ESPN Founder’s New Network to Feature Real Estate, Senior Housing

Thirty-five years since ESPN co-founder Stuart Evey launched the network that would boast itself as “The Worldwide Leader in Sports,” the former chairman is gearing up for his latest television undertaking, a new network that will broadcast all things real estate—senior housing included, according to various reports. Evey, who was an ESPN chairman when the… Read More »

Google Pill: The Next Big Thing in Aging Care?

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) may not only provide help in searching for more medical information on various illnesses, but its latest moon-shot endeavor aims to detect life-threatening diseases like cancer and heart attacks before they materialize, a company official announced Tuesday. Known as the “Nanoparticle Platform,” Google is developing a new technology in the form of… Read More »

Provider Bridges Home Care Gap for Independent Senior Living

Through the use of a kiosk-based system, an Atlanta-based technology company is using health data to help independent living residents bridge the gap between home care and senior living services. Collaborating with The Mansions at Sandy Springs independent living facility in Norcross, Ga. and CareMinders of Buckhead, a non-medical home care company, OneCare is leveraging… Read More »

Quality Systems are Senior Living Silver Bullet

In senior living, a company’s brand is reflective of its reputation, not only in the eyes of consumers and their families, but to state regulators as well. Operators who have gone the extra mile to polish their brands through the use of various quality measurements have seen tangible successes in their operations. Whether it’s maintaining… Read More »

Xbox Meets Fall Prevention Tech at Senior Living HackFest

Video conferencing technology is essential to any telehealth platform, but what happens when you take a popular video game platform and hack it so it serves a different purpose? The product: a new take on fall prevention for seniors. The platform: Xbox. (Yes, that Xbox.) Held October 18-20 at the 2014 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and… Read More »

Texas Developer Sees Competitive Edge in Super High-Tech Community

With the ambition of being the most technologically advanced senior living community in Texas, one assisted living facility has taken tech adoption to the nines as it readies for its grand opening next month. From more commonplace technologies such as electronic medical records and nurse-call systems, to complimentary Android tablets and smart devices that remember… Read More »

Philips Makes Major Play at Healthcare Tech with New Spinoff

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG) will spin off its healthcare technology business into a separate company as it eyes tremendous potential to capture further growth in the changing landscape, the company announced Tuesday. The company has been active recently in marketing several of its healthcare products specifically to senior consumers and also within senior living communities. … Read More »