Nortek Acquires Personal Emergency System

Nortek Acquires Personal Emergency System

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one in three seniors fall each year resulting in more than $34 billion in healthcare costs. Nearly half of these falls occur away from the home. For this reason, many companies offer personal...
Jefferson and Blue Cross Team Up for Innovation

Jefferson and Blue Cross Team Up for Innovation

Thomas Jefferson University is one of the largest medical schools in the U.S., and is affiliated with Jefferson Health which has five hospitals and other services in the greater Philadelphia Area. Independence Blue Cross (IBX) is the leading health insurance company...
Wearable Health Tech Side-Effect: New Jobs

Wearable Health Tech Side-Effect: New Jobs

We frequently mention how the data generated by wearable Health Tech devices has the potential to radically transform our healthcare system, for individual patients and for the population as a whole. Big Data analytics of this growing treasure trove of...
Bounty for Chronic Care Management

Bounty for Chronic Care Management

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That’s the idea behind Medicare’s reimbursement for¬†chronic care management (CCM), including non face-to-face services. The concept is that improved patient adherence to treatment instructions...