Keystone Technologies Releases Guide to Resident Engagement Technology

Choosing-resident-engagement-technology-coverKeystone Technologies, a force in health IT and senior care technology solutions, shared with MHW on Wednesday that it is publishing a guide to resident engagement technology in senior care communities.

The e-book, Choosing Resident Engagement Technology, is available for free download now.

“Engaged senior care community residents are happy and satisfied residents,” a statement from the Keystone crew reads. “Yet, not every resident will join in an active programming calendar and can be prone to loneliness and isolation. Resident engagement technology, which could include smartphones, tablets, email, and social media, can help residents feel connected to neighbors within their senior care community, a global community, or a community somewhere in between.”

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Maine’s Top Home Health Agency Cuts Readmissions with Cutting Edge Tech

healthOn Tuesday, MHW was briefed on eye-opening new data from HomeHealth Visiting Nurses of Southern Maine (HHVN).

The organization, we’re told, achieved over the course of one full year a dramatic 75% reduction in overall 30-day hospital readmissions for chronic disease patients.

Of the 474 patients placed on the HRS Patient Connect Platform from April 2015 to April 2016, there was a 4.2% 30-day readmission rate.

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Study: 96 Percent of Online Complaints About Doctors Fault Customer Service, Not Quality of Care

DoctorAccording to the findings of a new study published in Journal of Medical Practice Management, among 35K doctor reviews, poor communications is the average patient’s chief frustration.

The report summary was shared with MHW on Monday.

Amazingly, thousands of online reviews of doctors nationwide reveal that customer service – not physicians’ medical expertise and clinical skill – “is the overwhelming reason patients complain about their healthcare experiences on the Internet,” the report authors note.
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Imagination Set to Showcase Latest Vision Technologies at Embedded Vision Summit 2016

Imagination Set to Showcase Latest Vision Technologies at Embedded Vision Summit 2016Imagination Technologies announced today its participation at the Embedded Vision Summit 2016. During the Summit.

Imagination, we’re told, will highlight its PowerVR GPU compute and vision solutions that are optimized for a wide range of computer vision applications including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), surveillance, and augmented reality.

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ASCP Touts New Online Toolkit For Diagnosis Of Breast Cancer

toolkitAhead of the weekend, MHW learned that The American Society for Clinical Pathology, the world’s largest professional membership organization for pathologists and laboratory professionals, announced the launch of an “evidence-based, online Dx Toolkit designed to enhance the understanding of the diagnosis and management of breast cancer.”

Pathologists, Lab Professionals, Residents, and multi-disciplinary team members will have access to educational resources designed to improve best practices resulting in better patient care.

The Toolkit, we’re told, is supported by a grant from Genentech.

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Report Says Overdose Deaths ‘Hold Steady’ in High Drug Trafficking Areas

drugsWith media reports involving celebrity drug use and abuse increasing throughout 2016, renewed focus has come to the nation’s drug epidemic.

According to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, overdose deaths are holding steady in high drug trafficking areas.

Areas in the U.S. with the highest drug-overdose death rates are not always places with high drug trafficking, according to a new University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis published in the journal Preventive Medicine.

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Chiron Health Joins Greenway Health Online Marketplace

chironhealthOver the weekend, Chiron Health, Inc. — a provider of HIPAA-compliant video visit technology and reimbursement services — announced it has joined the Greenway Health online Marketplace of value-added partners for users of Greenway’s integrated electronic health record (EHR) and practice management ambulatory platforms.

Being named a Marketplace-approved partner signifies cooperative efforts between Chiron Health and Greenway Health to provide comprehensive, mission-critical health IT solutions that support the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care.

Chiron Health enables both physicians and mid-level providers to connect with patients over secure video with full reimbursement.

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