The past couple weeks in senior care technology news have been a mix of product development and partnerships. One company’s pilot program reflects a shift away from time-consuming paperwork to efficient, speedier electronic information transmitting. Two technology companies have entered into partnerships to improve care service and quality, while a software provider has combined the best features of three management programs into an integrated senior living platform. Read on:
1. RealPage: Integrative Senior Living Platform
RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ:RP), a provider of on-demand software and software-enabled services to the rental housing industry, announced on Feb. 9 its product offering RealPage Senior Living, an “enterprise-wide, senior living solution that integrates Care Management, Community Management and Marketing Management.”
Care Management is designed to help senior living owners and managers improve quality of care and increase direct care revenue through an assessment tool that lets clinical staff measure changing acuity of senior residents, and also helps to plan staffing so as to accurately price the delivery of care and achieve maximum revenue. Community Management includes a system for accounting, census and billing, electronic payments, purchasing, and facilities for multiple senior living communities. The Marketing Management component is meant to provide cost-effective marketing solutions, such as lead tracking and contact center services.
2. Molina Healthcare and Sandata Technologies: Exclusive Implementation of Managed Senior Care Program
Molina Healthcare, Inc., a provider of Medicaid Managed Services, and Sandata Technologies, LLC, a provider of technology solutions to the home health care industry, have agreed to have Sandata exclusively provide Electronic Visit Verification services for Molina’s Home and Community based programs. The agreement is meant to increase Molina’s compliance to care plans, improve quality of service to members, and increase overall program efficiency within its network of home care providers. Sandata’s Electronic Visit Verification technologies, including its payor management solution, will be implemented, along with a speaker verification system and a telephonic visit verification.
3. WellAWARE: Senior Care Technology Developer Partners with Installation Services Provider
WellAWARE Systems, a developer of senior care technology, has partnered with Zigmo, a technology services provider that will now provide installation, on-site support, and installation training services for WellAWARE customers across the U.S. WellAWARE has a “smart sensor” solution that gathers data about resident wellness and overall health. Senior care providers can use this data to spot trends, which in turn can help reduce rehospitalizations and preventable emergency room visits.
4. Omnicare: E-Prescribing Application for Skilled Nursing & Assisted Living Providers
Omnicare, Inc. has launched an e-prescribing application pilot for its OmniviewDr platform, which allows prescribers to electronically transmit orders for controlled substance prescriptions as well as other medications in real-time directly to Omnicare pharmacies. This technology shortens the wait for elderly patients to receive their medication and also streamlines the manual, paper-based process. OmniviewDr was developed to address the growing needs of physicians and residents in skilled nursing facilities and assisted and independent living communities, and is expected to be released to the full market by the end of the year.