Tech Beat: New Lyft Partnership, $1.2 Billion Ability Acquisition

Lyft, Allscripts Join Forces to Provide Health Care Transportation A new partnership between ride-hailing service Lyft and healthcare information technology firm Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) could result in less lower-income patients missing doctor’s appointments due to lack of transportation. Under the new partnership, clinicians will be able order non-emergency Lyft rides for their patients using Allscript’s electronic health record (EHR) platform, […]

Movers & Shakers: Blueprint’s New CEO, HRA Appoints COO

Blueprint Names First President and CEO Chicago-based advisory group Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors recently named Torey Riso as its first president and CEO, according to a press release. Riso, who has 25 years of real estate investment experience including 10 spent in the senior housing industry, was most recently president and CEO of Care Investment […]

Tech Beat: Reemo, K4Connect

K4Connect and Eskaton Partner to Deploy Connected-Life Tech in California California-based Eskaton, a nonprofit community-based senior living provider, and North Carolina-based K4Connect, a mission-centered technology company, recently announced a strategic partnership to deploy K4Connect’s senior living solution, K4Community, in communities throughout California. Specifically, K4Community will be integrated into 10 of Eskaton’s planned and existing senior […]

Senior Living Tech News: K4Connect Partnership, Monitoring at Parker Jewish

K4Connect Enters Into Strategic Partnership with Dude Solutions North Carolina-based K4Connect recently announced real-time work order integration with TheWorxHub by Dude Solutions, a provider of cloud-based operations management solutions also based in North Carolina. Accordingly, TheWorxHub by Dude Solutions will be integrated into K4Community, which is K4Connect’s flagship product specifically designed for senior living operators and residents. […]

Net Neutrality Rollback Raises Concerns for Senior Living

In a 3-2 vote along party lines on Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission reversed “net neutrality” rules that had been in place since 2015. The change theoretically could affect technology used by senior care providers, with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai singling out home health monitoring specifically. However, there is much doubt and debate about the […]

Kisco Senior Living Scales Up Smart Home Tech

Among a crowded field of senior care technology startups, K4Connect has commanded a lot of attention. Partly that’s because its founder, Scott Moody, previously helped create TouchID, the technology for unlocking an iPhone with a fingerprint. Partly it’s because the company has succeeded where many other startups fail, in scaling up pilot projects. Now, K4Connect has […]

Movers & Shakers: Maplewood, Morning Pointe

Maplewood Senior Living Promotes Gaston, Herlet Westport, Connecticut-based Maplewood Senior Living has promoted Tom Gaston to chief investment officer, and Shane Herlet to chief operating officer, effective immediately. Gaston joined Maplewood Senior Living in March 2011 as executive vice president of acquisitions and development. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate […]

K4Connect Pairs Up with Garmin in New Collaboration

K4Connect is adding another tool to its arsenal of technology solutions aimed at providing older adults, their families and their care providers with a way to regularly monitor their health, fitness and overall well-being.  The Raleigh, North Carolina-based company has announced a partnership with Garmin International, Inc. to integrate Garmin’s wearable devices as part of K4Community, the company’s […]

5 Tips for More Successful Tech Pilots in Senior Living

The 21st Century Senior Living Community is a series brought to you by CDW, a provider of technology solutions and services focused exclusively on serving the healthcare marketplace. The series takes a clear-eyed look at how leading providers and their partners are creating the next generation of senior living communities by raising the bar on […]

Movers and Shakers: Erickson, Watercrest, K4Connect

K4Connect Announce New Chief Financial Officer A technology company that serves older adults and people living with disabilities, K4Connect, has hired former financial executive Ellen Grantham as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Grantham brings more than 15 years of experience in financial services and business in various industries for businesses large and small. In […]