July 22, 2020
During the coronavirus pandemic seniors have been more isolated than ever. Health experts have increasingly begun to worry about the impacts of lockdown on this population, which is often forced to stay at home to avoid contamination.
A group of panelists at HIMSS20 Digital sat down to discuss how tech can help tackle loneliness and provide virtual care to seniors.
One of the major challenges...
March 25, 2020
This morning MassChallenge hosted a virtual summit focused on innovation in the time of the coronavirus. This comes amid the growing number of coronavirus cases in the United States. As of today the World Health Organization reported over 42,000 cases in the U.S. alone.
This rising number has resulted in a slew of innovations to address some of the most pressing questions, including testing,...
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February 14, 2019
This week saw the kickoff of HIMSS19, and the MobiHealthNews staff was on site to interview industry leaders and catch the latest insights from a range of health and tech experts. While the majority of MobiHealthNews' stories and videos from the show floor can be found on our HIMSS19 conference coverage page, there was no shortage of digital product launches, deals and other announcement ...
January 15, 2019
As more and more baby boomers begin to hit that silver milestone of senior status, the way society looks at aging could also be on the brink of transformation. Technologies are now enabling seniors to stay involved in the community and connect with other.
“If we want to change how we age we need to think about the assets of age, it brings the ability to be resilient and adapt,” Dr. Charlotte Yeh...
January 8, 2019
VRHealth, a tech company focused on virtual reality products for various healthcare implementations, has launched a new set of apps that look to better facilitate remote monitoring and family caregiving.
Developed in collaboration with AARP’s Innovation Lab and announced at CES 2019, the app-based platform employs in-home VR for a range of different use cases and capabilities, according to the...
May 31, 2018
Harvard Pilgrim announced today that it will be implementing Wellframe’s mobile-enabled care management product for its members. With the service, nurse managers will be able to more easily communicate with members through their smartphones, thereby enabling real-time interventions and improved engagement.
“We’re very excited to expand the way we offer our services to our members to give them...
February 19, 2018
Virtual reality and mobile app-enabled caregiver screening were among the winners of the Caregiving for Dementia Innovation Challenge, a recently concluded contest run by AARP Services, Inc. (ASI) and UnitedHealthcare.
After receiving 254 contest entries, participants attended three in-person events run by design challenge company OpenIDEO in which they fine-tuned a product designed to support...
December 11, 2017
Increasing adoption of technology, the rise of remote care, and a growing number of smart living services available to the mass market are among the several ongoing trends transforming aging care, according to a newly released report from HealthXL and AARP.
These developments and others provide players inside and out of healthcare a clear opportunity to improve the convenience and clinical...
January 4, 2017
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)’s rules to set limits on the monetary value of incentives employers can offer to employees in wellness programs will still stand, says a federal judge. In the US District Court for the District of Columbia, Judge John Bates struck down the AARP’s lawsuit seeking to block the EEOC’s rules.
Provisions in the Affordable Care Act encourage...
November 14, 2016
Caring for a sick or elderly family member presents many challenges, and financial strains is high up on the list. On average, family caregivers spend 20 percent of their income per year in out-of-pocket expenses, according to a new survey by AARP.
In a survey of 1,864 caregivers (using GfK’s national, probability-based online survey) AARP found more than 75 percent are racking up out-of-pocket...