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Use CAST’s New Tools to Select Shared Care Planning and Coordination TechnologiesOctober 2016CAST has released a new portfolio of tools designed to help long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) organizations plan for and select shared care planning and coordination technology.
CAST Whitepaper Included in Federal Health IT PlaybookOctober 2016A new Health IT Playbook from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) features a CAST whitepaper entitled EHRs for LTPAC: A Primer on Planning and Vendor Selection 2016.
16 Ways to Explore Technology at This Year’s Annual MeetingOctober 2016CAST will be front and center Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 when the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO brings 16 technology-related sessions to Indianapolis, IN.
Connected Technology Gets Better Every DayOctober 2016Connected technology solutions for the aging population “are here and they are getting better every day,” according to Kimberly O'Loughlin, senior vice president and general manager for home monitoring at Philips, a LeadingAge Silver Partner and CAST Supporter.
PointClickCare Expands e-Prescribing CapacityOctober 2016Two new partnerships will help PointClickCare, a LeadingAge Silver Partner with CAST Focus, expand the e-prescribing capacity of its electronic health record (EHR).
Direct Supply Challenges Students, Expands Tech CenterOctober 2016How can robots support the needs of residents in long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) settings? Direct Supply Inc., a LeadingAge Gold Partner with CAST Focus, wanted to know the answer. So it asked university students.
CAST Business Associates Share Insights, Celebrate MilestonesOctober 2016CAST Business Associate PointRight Inc., was in the news recently when its chief clinical officer shared interesting insights about skilled nursing facilities (SNF) that earn Five-Star Quality ratings. In other news, CAST Business Associates Eldermark Software, American HealthTech, and PharmRight celebrated business milestones.
Want to Stay Competitive? Hire a CIOOctober 2016Hiring a chief information officer (CIO) may be one of the best strategies not-for-profit senior living organizations can use to remain competitive in the changing marketplace, according to chatter at this fall’s Ziegler Annual Senior Living Finance + Strategy Conference.
Are You Ready for a HIPAA Audit?October 2016The federal Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is currently conducting audits to assess how well health care organizations are adhering to security, privacy, and breach compliance requirements in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
How a New Venture will Bring Telehealth to Nursing HomesOctober 2016A new telemedicine company called Curavi Health is providing Pittsburgh nursing homes with access to doctors who can remotely assess residents at night and on weekends when nursing home medical staff typically are not available.
Federal Innovations Center Has Ignored LTSS, Says AlwanOctober 2016The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) “has devoted surprising little attention” to providers of long-term services and supports (LTSS), said CAST Executive Director Majd Alwan at a recent Capitol Hill symposium hosted by Genworth.
Health Reform Priorities for the Next President
September 2016A new initiative from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is shining a spotlight on the “unprecedented challenges” and “extraordinary opportunities” that the incoming presidential administration must weigh as it charts next steps for health reform in the United States.
16 Ways to Explore Technology at This Year’s Annual MeetingSeptember 2016CAST will be front and center Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 when the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO brings 16 technology-related sessions to Indianapolis, IN.
Philips Collaboration Will Promote Health Device InteroperabilitySeptember 2016Philips, a LeadingAge Silver Partner and CAST Supporter, is working with Qualcomm Life, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, to promote interoperability among personal health care devices.
PointClickCare Named to Forbes Cloud 100September 2016PointClickCare, a LeadingAge Silver Partner with CAST Focus, has been named to the first-ever Forbes 2016 Cloud 100, a list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world. The list will appear in the Oct. 4, 2016 issue of Forbes magazine.
Direct Supply Expansion Will Earn Tax CreditsSeptember 2016Direct Supply, a LeadingAge Gold Partner with CAST Focus, has been certified by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to earn up to $22.5 million in state income tax credits through WEDC’s Enterprise Zone Program.
CAST Business Associates Announce New InitiativesSeptember 2016Here’s the latest news from CAST Business Associates PharmRight Corporation, Constant Care Technology, NTT DATA, and Keystone Technologies.
How Cognitive Computing Could Impact the Lives of Older AdultsSeptember 2016A new report from IBM and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation recommends 3 ways to use cognitive computing to help older people remain healthy, connected, safe, and independent.
Using Technology to Improve Medication ManagementSeptember 2016The increasing complexity of providing care for older adults provides both opportunities and challenges for preventing adverse drug events (ADE), according to a recent 2-part series of articles by Doris Yee, PharmD, a clinical pharmacist in the Consumer Drug Information Group at First Databank (FDB). The articles appeared in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News.
How Tech Startups Can Win a Booth at CES 2017September 2016Sept. 30 is the deadline for tech startup companies to gain recognition for their efforts to improve the lives of older adults and people with disabilities.2 Days Until Great Minds Nominations DeadlineSeptember 2016Every year, the Great Minds Gala committee bestows 3 awards, each designed to recognize extraordinary leadership in the quest to improve the lives of those touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia:
CAST Updates Medication Management Selection ToolAugust 2016CAST has updated its Medication Management portfolio with an expanded product and vendor matrix and 2 new case studies. The free tools are designed to help long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) provider organizations identify and select the medication management technology solutions that best fit their needs.
16 Ways to Explore Technology at This Year’s Annual MeetingAugust 2016CAST will be front and center Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 when the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO brings 16 technology-related sessions to Indianapolis, IN.
Philips Launches Wearable Technology for Chronic Disease ManagementAugust 2016Philips, a LeadingAge Silver Partner and CAST Supporter, recently launched a suite of medical-grade wearable technology solutions designed for people who are at risk of developing chronic conditions related to their lifestyle.
iN2L Technology Helps LindenGrove Residents Bond with StudentsAugust 2016A computer system from CAST Supporter It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L) is helping residents of LindenGrove, a LeadingAge Member in Mukwonago, WI, bond with local high school students while learning how to use technology.
CAST Business Associates Shed Light on Regulatory IssuesAugust 2016Two CAST Business Associates recently shed light on national regulatory issues affecting providers of long-term and post-acute care.
Partnerships Expand the Reach of CAST August 2016Strategic partnerships are helping 3 CAST Business Associates expand the market for their technology solutions by integrating them with complementary products and services. Here’s the latest from CAST Business Associates American HealthTech, STANLEY Healthcare, and Healthsense.
PharmRight and CMU Unveil New TechnologyAugust 2016CAST Business Associate PharmRight and CAST University Member Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) are getting ready to launch new technology solutions in the commercial markets.
How a Computer Training Game Reduced Dementia Risk by 48%August 2016A computer-based brain exercise called “speed-of-processing training” could cut the risk of developing dementia by as much as 48%, according to a new study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in July. Speed-of-processing training involves computer exercises that get users to visually process information more quickly.
What’s the Connection Between Broadband Access and Health?August 2016Communities with high levels of broadband access have a vastly different health picture than communities that are digitally isolated, according to initial findings from a new web-based interactive mapping tool developed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Are Older Adults Using Digital Health Tools as Much as We Think?August 2016Few of us would disagree with the common belief that digital health tools represent a good way to improve the health of all Americans.
Bringing Technology to the In-Home Care MarketAugust 2016A new capital infusion for Honor Technology Inc., may indicate that the market is ripe for companies that are trying to use technology to improve the efficiency, convenience, and quality of non-medical in-home care.
CAST Updates Its Telehealth Selection PortfolioJuly 2016CAST has updated its Teleheath Selection Tool with an enhanced online selection tool and product matrix, and 2 new case studies.
Interoperability Looms Large at LTPAC Health IT SummitJuly 2016The challenges associated with interoperability dominated the discussion at this year’s Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Health IT Summit. The annual summit, which was co-sponsored and co-organized by LeadingAge and CAST, took place in Reston, VA on June 26-28.
Philips Launches CarePoint 5.0 for Resident Safety and Wander ManagementJuly 2016Philips, a LeadingAge Silver Partner and CAST Supporter, recently launched a new version of its CarePoint safety and wander management solution. CarePoint 5.0 is designed to provide residents of senior living communities with emergency assistance when they need it, according to the company.
Front Porch Innovation Center Unveils New WebsiteJuly 2016The Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing (FPCIW) recently launched a new website highlighting “what imagination can do with technology to empower people to live well.”
Caremerge, MatrixCare, and LVHS Tap Financial, Human, and Infrastructure ResourcesJuly 2016Three CAST Business Associates are tapping financial, human, and infrastructure resources to help them expand their presence in the long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) market. Here’s the latest from CAST Business Associate Caremerge, CAST Business Associate MatrixCare, and CAST Business Associate LV Health Solutions (LVHS).
Keystone Technologies and Harmony Healthcare Offer Provider ToolsJuly 2016Two CAST Business Associates have developed materials to help long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers reduce the risk of resident falls, and comply with revised Minimum Data Set (MDS) requirements that will become effective this fall.
CAST Releases Updated EHR Selection Portfolio with Adoption ModelJune 2016A 7-Stage Adoption Model for electronic health records (EHR), developed by CAST specifically for long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC), is one of the new features included in CAST’s updated EHR Selection Portfolio. The updated portfolio also features an interactive online guide and a new case study.
How Technology Will Change the FutureJune 2016CAST Executive Director Majd Alwan and CAST Patron Front Porch were in the spotlight recently when McKnight’s Long-Term Care News published a special supplement on “Technology: Changing the Future” as part of its June edition.
Philips Shares News about Sensors, Veterans, and Medication AdherenceJune 2016Philips, a LeadingAge Silver Partner and CAST Supporter, made news in June for initiatives involving the launch of a new activity monitoring system and a partnership with a home health care franchise, research on ambient assisted living technologies for veterans, and positive outcomes associated with the company’s new medication adherence device.
PointClickCare Amends SEC Filing for Initial Public OfferingJune 2016PointClickCare, a LeadingAge Silver Partner with CAST Focus, has amended its filing for an initial public offering (IPO) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The offering is valued at up to $100 million.
Technology Can Help You Own Your Relationship with ACOsJune 2016Skilled nursing providers, home health agencies, hospitals, and physician practices are starting to form partnerships to help them better coordinate care within Medicare’s emerging pay-for-performance care models.
Change Comes to 2 CAST Business AssociatesJune 2016Two CAST Business Associates recently announced personnel and location changes. Here’s the latest news from CAST Business Associates PointRight and HCS.
Register to Attend the LTPAC Health IT SummitMay 2016Interested in attending the 2016 Long-Term and Post-Acute (LTPAC) Health Information Technology (IT) Summit? You have until June 21 to register.
Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Philips Lifeline with Strategy Leadership AwardMay 2016Philips, a LeadingAge Silver Partner and CAST Supporter, recently received Frost & Sullivan’s Product Line Strategy Leadership Award for its Lifeline personal emergency response system (PERS).
PointClickCare SUMMIT: Nov. 6-9May 2016PointClickCare, a LeadingAge Silver Partner with CAST Focus, will hold its 6th annual SUMMIT on Nov. 6-9, 2016 in Orlando, FL.
CAST Business Associates Gain -- and Give -- RecognitionMay 2016CAST Business Associates gained recognition recently for their achievements in the field of aging services technologies. Here’s the latest news from LG CNS, Harmony Healthcare International, RF Technologies, and STANLEY Healthcare.
Caremerge, MatrixCare, STANLEY Healthcare, and RCare Launch Technology InnovationsMay 2016CAST Business Associates are always working to improve the technology solutions they provide to long-term and post-acute providers. Here’s the latest innovations from Caremerge, MatrixCare, STANLEY Healthcare, and RCare.
Spreading the Word about TechnologyMay 2016Two CAST Business Associates are taking time to educate providers of aging services about technology solutions that can help them engage residents and meet regulatory requirements. Here’s the latest from Keystone Technologies and HCS.
Help Low-Income Residents Get Low-Cost Internet AccessMay 2016A 30-year-old federal program designed to give low-income people access to affordable telephone service just entered the digital age. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced in late March that it is modernizing its Lifeline program so it can focus on helping low-income consumers access the Internet.
How Eyeglasses Could “Read” to People with Visual ImpairmentsMay 2016A special camera mounted onto regular eyeglasses could help older people with vision impairments decipher written text and perform other daily activities, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis.
CAST Senior Fellow Eric Dishman Will Oversee NIH Precision Medicine StudyApril 2016Eric Dishman, CAST Senior Fellow in Technology Innovations, has been named the new director of the Precisio
April 2016Register to Attend the LTPAC Health IT SummitInterested in attending the 2016 Long-Term and Post-Acute (LTPAC) Health Information Technology (IT) Summit. You have until June 21 to register.
April 2016Aging Well Portfolio Will Support Independence at HomePhilips, a LeadingAge Silver Partner and CAST Supporter, is developing a portfolio of personalized technology.
April 2016PointClickCare Integrates its EHR with Simavita’s Incontinence Management SystemPointClickCare, a LeadingAge Silver Partner with CAST Focus, is integrating its electronic health record (EHR) platform with the Smart Incontinence Management (SIM™) from Simavita Limited. Simavita, based in Sydney, Australia, is a global leader in the digital health care sector.
ABILITY Network Acquires eHealth Data Solutions April 2016eHealth Data Solutions (eHDS), a LeadingAge Silver Partner with CAST Focus, has been acquired by ABILITY Network, a health care information technology company.
It's Never 2 Late Brings Good Outcomes to 2,000th SettingApril 2016It's Never 2 Late Brings Good Outcomes to 2,000th SettingCAST Supporter It's Never 2 Late (iN2L) recently rolled out the company’s resident engagement technology to its 2,000th site. That site -- Sunny View Retirement Community in Cupertino, CA -- is affiliated with CAST Patron Front Porch.twork, a health care information technology company.
CAST Members Share Expertise and Insights About Point-of-Care TechnologiesApril 2016A CAST Partner, CAST Supporter, and 4 CAST Business Associates shared their expertise and insights about point-of-care technologies in a recent McKnight's Long-Term Care News article.
CAST Business Associates and University Members Make NewsApril 2016CAST Business Associates have been making news this month. Here’s the latest from CAST Business Associates STANLEY Healthcare, and HCS. Two CAST University Members -- the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri, and Carnegie Mellon University -- are also making news.
How to Create Technology Solutions Users Will EmbraceApril 2016CAST Executive Director Majd Alwan recently urged entrepreneurs to create user-centered technology solutions by engaging caregivers, older adults, and providers of aging services in the development process.
$1 Million Resilience Awards Focus on Helping Older Adults Live at HomeApril 2016Four innovative entrepreneurs will share almost $1 million in financial awards for their innovative solution during the 2016 Swiss Re Foundation Resilience Award competition. This year’s award recognizes innovative solutions that enable older adults to live independently at home.
Register to Attend the LTPAC Health IT SummitMarch 2016Interested in attending the 2016 Long-Term and Post-Acute (LTPAC) Health Information Technology (IT) Summit? You have until June 21 to register.
PCAST to Obama: Technology Can Improve Life for Older AdultsMarch 2016A new report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) maintains that Internet access and technologies like remote monitoring and telehealth could help more older Americans face challenges associated with aging.
CAST Updates Functional Assessment and Activity Monitoring Technology Selection PortfolioMarch 30, 2016An updated and expanded portfolio of tools from CAST will make it easier for providers of aging services to understand, plan for, and select Functional Assessment and Activity Monitoring technology solutions.
New Philips Solutions Monitor Hospital Patients and Protect DataMarch 2016The rapidly aging population was one factor driving Philips, a LeadingAge Silver Partner and CAST Supporter, to develop a new wireless wearable biosensor that continuously monitors at-risk hospital patients.
PointClickCare Gets Recognition, Starts Partnerships, and Shares Tips for HIEMarch 2016PointClickCare, a LeadingAge Silver Partner with CAST focus, has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for excellence in business performance.
Partnerships Help CAST Business Associates Stay on the Cutting EdgeMarch 2016CAST Business Associates are forming partnerships to help them stay on the cutting edge of technology innovation. Here’s the latest from Business Associates CDW Healthcare and Matrixcare.
Resources Available from CAST Business AssociatesMarch 2016CAST Business Associates are offering a variety of resources to providers of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC), including 2 white papers, a video, and a seminar series. Here’s the latest from Business Associates Harmony Healthcare International, LV Health Solutions, and Keystone Technologies.
CAST Business Associates Release New Technology SolutionsMarch 2016CAST Business Associates are busy developing new technology solutions for the long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) field. Here’s the latest from CAST Business Associates Constant Care Technology, RF Technologies, Eldermark Software, and American HealthTech.
CAST Welcomes 1 Supporter and 2 PatronsFebruary 2016CAST is pleased to welcome Medocity as a new Supporter. In addition, CAST welcomes 2 new Patrons: C.C. Young, and Francis E. Parker Home.
How BlueOrange Compliance Improved IT Security at RiverSpring HealthFebruary 2016Criminal attacks on health care data are up 125% compared to 5 years ago, according to a May 2015 Ponemon Institute study. The average cost of a data breach for health care organizations is estimated to be more than $2.1 million.
Philips Teams Up with Actress Betty White to Promote LifelineFebruary 2016Actress Betty White is the new spokesperson for Philips Lifeline, the mobile medical alert service from Philips, a LeadingAge Silver Partner and CAST Supporter.
PointClickCare Earns Best in KLAS DesignationFebruary 2016PointClickCare, a LeadingAge Silver Partner with CAST focus, was recognized in January as a leader in the annual Best in KLAS report, which measures customer satisfaction with health information technology software vendors and service firms. For the 3rd year in a row, PointClickCare received the highest overall score in the report’s “Long-Term Care” segment.
Direct Supply Sponsors Hackathon at Marquette UniversityFebruary 2016Direct Supply, a LeadingAge Gold Partner with CAST focus, recently sponsored a 12-hour Hackathon to encourage 100 students at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, to take an inventive and innovative approach to solving a problem.
Silversphere, The Right Place, RCare, and Systems Engineering Share Good NewsFebruary 2016Four CAST Business Associates made headlines this month for their product safety, potential for innovation, communication strategies, and staff expertise. Here’s the latest news from Silversphere, The Right Place, RCare, and Systems Engineering.dents at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, to take an inventive and innovative approach to solving a problem.
CONNECT for Health Bill Will Ease Medicare Restrictions on TelehealthFebruary 2016New legislation calling for expanded Medicare coverage of telehealth services has gained widespread support from a variety of health and technology organizations.
Panasonic: Monitoring Vital Signs Without SensorsFebruary 2016CAST Supporter Panasonic recently teamed up with Japan’s Kyoto University to develop a new passive remote sensing technology that measures vital signs without placing sensors on the body.
Why You Should Care about Bruce SpringsteenFebruary 2016If CAST Commissioner Jack York ever moves to a senior living community, he wants the staff there to know that he’s crazy about the music of Bruce Springsteen.source Center (TRC) Grant.
March 4: Apply for a Telehealth Resource Center GrantFebruary 2016March 4, 2016 is the last day to apply to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for a Telehealth Resource Center (TRC) Grant.
Do Older Adults Like Robots?February 2016How comfortable are older adults with robots? It depends on the robot.
CAST Commissioners Discuss a Range of Technology IssuesJanuary 2016“As health care and technology evolve, so do the policy and planning that enable us to deliver better care to the individuals we serve,” writes CAST Executive Director Majd Alwan in the proceedings of the Fall 2015 meeting of the CAST Commissioners.
CAST Welcomes 2 Supporters and 6 Business AssociatesJanuary 2016CAST is pleased to welcome Align LLC and Cornell Communications Inc., as new CAST Supporters.
Submit an Abstract for the LTPAC Health IT Summit by Jan. 29January 2016Interested in presenting a session at the 2016 Long-Term and Post-Acute (LTPAC) Health Information Technology (IT) Summit? You have until Jan. 29 to submit your session abstract.
Don’t Miss Technology Sessions at PEAK- March 14-16January 2016CAST will host 2 major technology-related sessions at LeadingAge’s upcoming PEAK Leadership Summit, which takes place March 14-16, 2016 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.
Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center Expands to PittsburghJanuary 2016The Virtual Senior Center (VSC) program, which CAST Patron Selfhelp Community Services launched in 2010, will be expanding to Pittsburgh this summer. VSC also operates in New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and San Diego.
Caremerge, MatrixCare, American HealthTech, and Keystone Technologies Make NewsJanuary 2016Here’s the latest news from CAST Business Associates Caremerge, MatrixCare, American HealthTech/Healthland, and Key.
Jan. 27: Attend the On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program WebinarJanuary 2016Nursing homes with electronic health records (EHR) are invited to participate in the On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program (OTPP) for 12 months beginning in Mar. 2016. Only 50 nursing homes will be accepted into the program, which was created by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
CAST Business Associates Sponsor January EventsJanuary 2016Two CAST Business Associates -- Systems Engineering and CDW Healthcare -- are sponsoring learning opportunities in January that might interest you.
How Remote Monitoring and Telehealth Can Reduce Hospital and ED UseJanuary 2016Two new studies suggest that remote monitoring and telehealth can help reduce hospital and emergency department (ED)
Making a Phone or Tablet Easier to See, Hear, and use among older adults.January 2016People with vision, hearing, or dexterity loss can find tips for using their smartphones, iPads, and tablets in a new guide from OASIS. The nonprofit educational organization promotes healthy aging through lifelong learning, healthy living, and social engagement.
Will a Drone Be Your Mother’s Next Care Assistant?January 2016Americans may be warming up to the idea of using unmanned aerial vehicles -- or drones -- to deliver Amazon packages or take pictures of unreachable places like remote mountain ranges or hurricane-decimated landscapes.
Submit an Abstract for the LTPAC Health IT Summit by Jan. 29December 2015Interested in presenting a session at the 2016 Long-Term and Post-Acute (LTPAC) Health Information Technology (IT) Summit? You have until Jan. 29 to submit your session abstract.
Jan. 17: Help CAST Improve Its Functional Assessment and Activity Monitoring Technology PortfolioDecember 2015CAST has released a new portfolio of tools designed to help organizations select functional assessment and activity monitoring technology. Please take a few minutes to complete this quick survey about the portfolio before Jan. 17, 2016.
PointClickCare Named to Deloitte Technology’s Fast 50December 2015CAST Partner PointClickCare was named one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies in the 18th annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards competition. The awards recognize companies that demonstrate bold innovation, dedicated leadership, and strong growth.
Thomas Bang: New CEO at It’s Never 2 LateDecember 2015Thomas Bang has joined CAST Supporter It's Never 2 Late (iN2L) as chief executive officer (CEO). Bang will be responsible for expanding the company’s market, extending its product technology, and ensuring continued customer and operational excellence.
Mergers, Kudos, and New Products Help CAST Business Associates Make NewsDecember 2015Here’s the latest news from CAST Business Associates MatrixCare, AOD Software, American HealthTech, GrandCare Systems, Caremerge, Frogman Interactive, and Keystone Technologies.
Jan. 27: Attend the On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program WebinarDecember 2015Nursing homes with electronic health records (EHR) are invited to participate in the On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program (OTPP) for 12 months beginning in Mar. 2016. Only 50 nursing homes will be accepted into the program, which was created by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Jan. 15: Deadline for TechSAge Design CompetitionDecember 2015Jan. 15, 2016 is the deadline to enter the Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability (TechSAge) Design Competition, the first international design competition of its kind. The 2-phase competition is designed to recognize innovative technology solutions that meet the needs of the aging population.
Spring 2016: Win a $100,000 Population Health AwardDecember 2015CAST Chair Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, is 1 of 9 healthcare leaders who will soon be deciding who receives a $100,000 cash award for outstanding achievement in the field of population health management.
LeadingAge Member Survey 2016: We Need Your HelpDecember 2015LeadingAge will embark on a landmark initiative to survey its members during 2016. We need your help to make the research a success.
Jan. 17: Help CAST Improve Its Functional Assessment and Activity Monitoring Technology PortfolioNovember 2015CAST has released a new portfolio of tools designed to help organizations select functional assessment and activity monitoring technology. Please take a few minutes to complete this quick survey about the portfolio before Jan. 17, 2016.
Fall Prevention Tool Wins 2015 LeadingAge HackfestNovember 2015The top prize at the 3rd Annual LeadingAge HackFest went to a software application designed to reduce falls by tracking an older adult’s range-of-motion and movement.
Philips Connects the Dots for Consumers Using Wearable Health TrackersNovember 2015Philips, a LeadingAge Silver Partner and CAST Supporter, has developed a cloud-based system to help consumers reap health benefits from the mountain of data they collect through a variety of wearable technologies.
5 EHR Implementation Tips from PointClickCareNovember 2015Providers of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) are collecting more and more data about a growing number of residents and clients who are living longer, managing multiple chronic health conditions, using more health care services, and transitioning between care settings. This data explosion can present an overwhelming challenge to providers who are “mired in paper records workflows,” says CAST Commissioner Dave Wessinger, chief technology officer at CAST Partner PointClickCare.
State Grant Helps Bethany Life Deploy iN2L Computer SystemNovember 2015A $107,000 grant from the Iowa Department of Human Services’ Quality Improvement Fund will help Bethany Life, a LeadingAge member in Story City, IA, deploy 9 intuitive computer systems from CAST Supporter It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L).
HealthMEDX Welcomes COO and Launches Partnership with ProviNET SolutionsNovember 2015CAST Supporter HealthMEDX recently announced that company founder Charlie Daniels will return as its chief operating officer (COO). In addition, HealthMEDX is launching separate partnerships with CAST Supporter ProviNET Solutions and a new telehealth company called Connected for Care.
Selfhelp: Using Technology to Reduce Isolation Among Homebound Older AdultsNovember 2015CAST Patron Selfhelp Community Services is working hard to reduce isolation among older New Yorkers who rarely or never leave their homes and who are likely to be depressed and have serious chronic conditions.
RCare Wins Cash Award at LeadingAge “Idea Sharks” Event, and Gives BackNovember 2015CAST Business Associate Response Care Inc., also known as RCare, won the top cash award at the “LeadingAge Idea Sharks” booth at the Annual Meeting in Boston. During the event, which was sponsored by LeadingAge Silver Partner GlynnDevins, a panel of judges and audience members evaluated a variety of innovative solutions in the area of senior care.
New Products and Partnerships Land CAST Business Associates in the NewsNovember 2015New products and partnerships landed CAST Business Associates in the news this fall. Here’s the latest from The Right Place, Stanley HealthCare, HealthSignals, Collain Healthcare, Medocity, TouchTown, Keystone Technologies, and Caremerge.
GrantsNovember 2015Nov. 23: Deadline for CareFirst Telemedicine GrantsNonprofit organizations or government entities in Maryland, northern Virginia, and Washington, DC, have until Nov. 23 to apply for a CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield grant aimed at increasing consumer access to quality health care services through telemedicine.
PointClickCare and CAST Release the Results of a Joint Market Assessment SurveyOctober 2015Nursing homes, assisted living communities, and continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) are investing in technology and community outreach as a way to remain competitive and to differentiate themselves in the marketplace, according to a new survey from CAST Partner PointClickCare and CAST.
Collaborations Help Expand MatrixCare, AOD, and CDW OfferingsOctober 20153 CAST Business Associates are increasing their market share by integrating their technology solutions with innovative products from other companies.Which Chronic Conditions Increase the Risk of Falling?October 2015A new study from Philips, a LeadingAge Silver Partner and CAST Supporter, demonstrates a correlation between chronic conditions and the risk of falling.
Cerner, Keystone Technologies, Stanley Healthcare, and MatrixCare Make Summer NewsAugust 2015CAST Business Associate Cerner made headlines in late July when the company and its partners won a contract to provide the Department of Defense with a new electronic health record system. Other CAST Business Associates in the news included MatrixCare, Keystone Technologies, and Stanley Healthcare.
PointClickCare: Delivering Radiology Results to EHR PlatformsAugust 2015A new technology solution from CAST Partner PointClickCare gives providers the ability to receive radiology test results directly through their electronic health record (EHR) systems. Integrated Radiology Results completes PointClickCare’s “integrated results” portfolio, which is designed to advance interoperability in the senior care market.
What Does Innovation Look Like at Philips?August 2015What is the innovation plan at Philips? The LeadingAge SilverPartner and CAST Supporter wants to get new innovations to market as quickly aspossible, says Ken Berta, head of Commercial Operations, North America -Digital Pathology.
LeadingAge CAST Welcomes 3 New Business AssociatesCAST is pleased to welcome 3 new Business Associates: Align LLC, Healthcare Academy, and Keystone Technologies.
Philips Announces New AgingWell HubJuly 2015Philips, a LeadingAge Silver Partner and CAST Supporter, is creating a new research center to examine and share solutions for aging well. Philips announced the AgingWell Hub during the White House Conference on Aging on July 13.
PointClickCare: Practitioner Tool Goes MobileJuly 2015PointClickCare’s Practitioner Engagement solution now allows physicians and nurse practitioners to electronically prescribe from a mobile device.
CAST Business Associates in the News: July 2015July 2015CAST Business Associates aren’t taking the summer off. Instead, they’re forming new partnerships, creating resources and new tools for long-term and post-acute care providers, winning awards for their accomplishments, and reaching out to consumers. Here’s the latest from CAST Business Associates Collain Healthcare, Keystone Technologies, American HealthTech, BAM Labs, and Independa.
Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay Launches Research Project with iN2LJuly 2015CAST Business Associates aren’t taking the summer off. Instead, they’re forming new partnerships, creating resources and new tools for long-term and post-acute care providers, winning awards for their accomplishments, and reaching out to consumers. Here’s the latest from CAST Business Associates Collain Healthcare, Keystone Technologies, American HealthTech, BAM Labs, and Independa.
Front Porch: Using Technology To Stimulate Memory and Improve Well-BeingJuly 2015Older people with dementia are experiencing the healing power of music by using 2 new software applications that Front Porch is piloting at several of its communities. Front Porch is a CAST Patron in Glendale, CA.
Achievements Earn Headlines for CAST and LeadingAge MembersJune 2015CAST and LeadingAge members have been making technology news for their new initiatives, new partnerships, new products, and ongoing achievements. Here’s the latest news from CAST Patron Front Porch, CAST Business Associates BAM Labs and Caremerge, and LeadingAge Member Francis E. Parker Memorial Home.
CAST Members Receive -- and Give -- Awards This SpringJune 2015A CAST Supporter, CAST Business Associate and LeadingAge members were on the receiving—and the giving—end when prominent technology awards were distributed this spring. Here’s the latest from CAST Supporter It’s Never 2 Late, CAST Business Associates AOD Software and Akili Software, and LeadingAge Members La Loma Village and Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community.
Direct Supply: Transforming History into InnovationJune 2015Direct Supply, a LeadingAge Gold Partner with CAST Support, is transforming a 5-story, 19th-Century landmark in downtown Milwaukee, WI, into an innovation center that “will help build Milwaukee's 21st-Century innovation economy,” according to the city’s Journal Sentinel newspaper.
PointClickCare: What’s the Ideal Technology for Care Transitions?June 2015What’s the ideal technology for providers who want to ensure seamless transitions of care? First and foremost, that technology must be interoperable, advises CAST Commissioner Dave Wessinger, co-founder and chief technology officer at CAST Partner PointClickCare.
Philips Expands Research PartnershipsJune 2015Philips, a LeadingAge Silver Partner and CAST Supporter, is working with 2 research partners to carry out initiatives aimed at increasing health care quality and reducing costs. The company just released findings from a telehealth pilot program it conducted with Banner Health. It also announced a new research alliance with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a CAST University Member in Cambridge, MA.
CAST Welcomes PointClickCare as a New PartnerMay 2015CAST welcomes PointClickCare as a CAST Partner.
Philips: Exploring Technology Investments by Health Care Providers and Family CaregiversJune 2015Two new studies from Philips explore technology investments by health providers and family caregivers. Philips is a LeadingAge Silver Partner and CAST Supporter.
HealthMEDX: Highest Rated Software Vendor in LTPACMay 2015CAST Supporter HealthMEDX emerges as the highest rated software vendor in the long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) market in a new performance report from KLAS Research.
CAST Business Associates Enhance Their Products Through PartnershipsMay 2015Several CAST Business Associates are finding that the best way to serve their customers is to join forces with other companies that can help them enhance their products and their market appeal. Here’s the latest partnership news from Medocity, Cerner, Response Care, and Constant Care Technology.
Innovative Programs and New Ideas Land CAST Members in the NewsMay 2015New ideas and innovative programs landed several CAST members in the news this month. Here’s the latest from CAST Partner PointClickCare, CAST Patron Selfhelp Community Services and CAST Business Associate Alarm.com (formerly BeClose).
Windsor Park: Learning Technology from the MastersMay 2015Not many people know more about technology than elementary and middle school students. And Windsor Park, a LeadingAge member in Carol Stream, IL, only wanted the best.
CAST Welcomes 1 Supporter, 1 Patron and 3 Business AssociatesApril: 2-2015CAST is pleased to welcome Ziegler as a new CAST Supporter and Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay as a new CAST Patron. In addition, CAST welcomes 3 new Business Associates: Medocity, Levi + Wong Design Associates, and PharmRight Corporation.
CAST Associates Share News of AccomplishmentsApril 2015The innovative research, cutting-edge technology solutions, and market-changing expansions of CAST Business Associates have made news this month. Here’s the latest from CAST Business Associates Healthsense, AOD Software, PointClickCare, and American HealthTech/Healthland; CAST University Member Carnegie Mellon University; and LeadingAge Member The Lutheran Homes Association.
Philips Adds Predictive Analytics to LifelineApril 2015Philips, a LeadingAge Silver Partner and CAST Supporter, recently added a new predictive analytics engine to the Philips Lifeline remote monitoring solution. The new CareSage platform will allow health providers to better monitor and care for older adults, according to a company statement.
Could the Internet of Things be Hazardous to Your Health?April 2015Could the Internet of Things be hazardous to your health? It could be if you are old and sick, says Joseph Coughlin, director of the AgeLab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a CAST University Member in Boston.
CAST Members Explore Emerging Technology MarketsPosted: March 2015CAST Members have made headlines in the past month as they explored and explained emerging markets in the field of aging services technologies. Here’s the latest from CAST Supporter HealthMEDX, CAST Business Associate Caremerge, CAST University Member Georgia Tech, and LeadingAge Minnesota.
AOD, CMU and Healthsense Celebrate AccomplishmentsPosted: March 2015CAST Members have celebrated noted accomplishments in the past month. Here’s the latest good news from CAST Business Associates AOD Software and Healthsense, and CAST University Member Carnegie Mellon University.
PointClickCare and HCS Enhance their Software ProductsPosted: March 2015CAST Business Associates PointClickCare and HCShave released new versions of their software products this month. The enhancements are designed to help users make better care decisions and capture charge details more accurately.
Philips Shares Data About 100,000 ICU PatientsPosted: February 2015Philips, a LeadingAge Silver Partner and CAST Supporter, is teaming up with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a CAST University Member, to give health care researchers access to one of the largest sources of data on critical care.
Front Porch Launches New Teledentistry ProgramPosted: February 2015Low-income older adults in the greater Los Angeles area will receive the dental care they need through a new teledentistry project launched in January by the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing (FPCIW) and the University of the Pacific. FPCIW is a CAST Patron in Glendale, CA.
CAST Members in the News: February 2015Posted: February 2015CAST Supporters and Business Associates have made lots of news in February. Here’s the latest from Philips, a LeadingAge Silver Partner and CAST Supporter, CAST Supporter HealthMEDX, and CAST Associates PointClickCare, MatrixCare, American HealthTech, AOD Software, RF Technologies, BeClose, and WoundRounds.
CAST Welcomes 2 Supporters, 1 Patron and 6 Business AssociatesPosted: January 2015CAST is pleased to welcome Direct Supply and Panasonic as new CAST Supporters and Ingleside Communities as a new CAST Patron. In addition, we welcome 6 new Business Associates: Caremerge, Akili Software, Telekin, BeClose, Full Count, and Cerner Extended Care.
4 High-Tech Ways to Foster Aging in PlacePosted: January 2015Products from Philips, a LeadingAge Silver Partner and CAST Supporter, and CAST Business Associate GrandCareSystems were featured in a review of “High Tech Ways to Age at Home” published recently by Bottom Line Publications. CAST Executive Director Majd Alwan lent his expertise to the article.