HCS Signs Eight New Health Care Clients

CAST Business Associate HCS recently signed eight new health care clients, representing 28 hospitals and 20+ additional care settings across 10 states, reported Becker’s Hospital CFO Report.
HCS provides an integrated clinical and financial IT platform to long-term acute care hospitals (LTACH), senior living, and behavioral health facilities and is based in Wall Township, NJ. Since 1969, the HCS Interactant® platform has been delivering enterprise-wide and easy-to-adopt solutions for revenue cycle management, financial reporting, electronic medical records, mobile technology, and business intelligence.
The most recent version of Interactant improves the end-user experience, ensures clients stay upgraded with enhanced functionality, and has been a major factor in securing new business and upgrading existing clients.
HCS clients are stating Interactant’s end-user experience, scalability, short implementation timeframes, easy training of staff, and total cost of ownership are key factors in selecting HCS Interactant EHR.
Recent signings include the following:

  • CHRISTUS Continuing Care (Irving, TX), LTACH
  • Carespring Health Care Management (Loveland, OH), Senior Living
  • Cornerstone Healthcare Group (Dallas, TX), Behavioral Health
  • Perimeter Healthcare (Alpharetta, GA), Behavioral Health.

K4Connect Pilots Home Automation Features

Home automation pilots by CAST Business Associate K4Connect were featured in a recent issue of Lancaster Online. K4Connect is a mission-centered technology company based in Raleigh, NC, that brings together the latest advances in technology to create solutions to serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities.
LeadingAge Member Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, PA, started a pilot program with 40 residents about 18 months ago, testing K4Community’s home automation options. Next, nearly 150 residents tested a community portal application that gives them access to community news, menus, activities, and the like and connects them to friends and family with video chat and photos.

Now, K4Community’s open architecture K4Box is being added to 72 cottages being built at Masonic Village. A single “smart cottage” will test all of K4Community’s features, including automated blinds, lights, faucets, and thermostat, plus access to social media, family and friend connections, and the community portal. Home health features include a fitness tracker and sensors to monitor residents’ daily activities from eating and sleeping to walking. Residents can control who has access to their health monitoring information.
Masonic Village Chief Operating Officer Ray Tierney told Lancaster Online that K4Community is a cost-efficient, long-term investment in the community’s future, with campus-wide wireless as the biggest cost. Future additions may include home health care packages and passive motion sensors that would send alerts if no movement was detected in apartments within 24 hours.

CDW Healthcare Sponsors Soon-to-Be-Launched Thrive Innovation Center

CAST Business Associate CDW Healthcare is a key sponsor of the new Thrive Innovation Center, which will be a nonprofit innovation center focused on the needs of the aging population. The Thrive Center, a nonprofit technology innovation and educational center designed to enhance the quality of life for those aged 50+, will launch the Thrive Innovation Center with a ribbon cutting at 204 E. Market Street, Louisville, KY, on Oct. 19, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.
CDW Healthcare has provided IT solutions and services to create a robust and highly secure IT infrastructure that will support the organization’s mission. CDW Healthcare also collaborated with technology providers and partners Samsung, Intel, Aruba, and Lenovo in building out and equipping the center.
The Thrive Innovation Center will be a thematic experience center where the consumer can engage in programming and innovative technology solutions and products. Technology entrepreneurs and innovators were challenged to create programs and interactive experiences around memory care, the opening theme.
In addition to CDW Healthcare, the Thrive Center was made possible with substantial grants from and support of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Louisville Metro, and with sponsorship, grants and assistance from technology companies Samsung; Intel; Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company; Lenovo; Ergotron; and key health care stakeholders.