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Member News - December 2017
Philips Acquires VitalHealth to Increase Population Health LeadingAge Silver Partner and CAST Supporter Philips has acquired VitalHealth, as part of a continuing effort to expand its population health business. Through the combined offerings, health care ...
Repeal of Net Neutrality Can Limit Telemedicine
On Dec. 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to end net neutrality, a move that could dramatically limit or reduce internet access for aging services providers and the older adults they serve—particularly low-income older adults and those who live in rural areas. It could keep seniors from accessing ...
Virtual Reality on Par with Conventional Stroke Therapy
A recent study that found virtual reality to be a solid therapy tool has also raised some debate about virtual reality’s effectiveness. The study found that virtual reality training is as effective as, but not better than, conventional therapy for improving stroke patients’ arm and hand function. ...
Care Coordination Solution Cuts Blood Sugar and Costs
This new CAST case study presents the impressive health gains that patients in Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) Healthcare Homes have made over the past two years, thanks to a care coordination ...
CAST Case Study: Connecting Older Adults with Memory Loss to High School Students
A recent LeadingAge CAST case study, “Creating a Real-Life Video Experience for Individuals Facing Memory Loss,” describes an innovative partnership that brought together a memory support ...