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By Dave Muoio 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...
By Dave Muoio 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...
By Dave Muoio 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...
By Heather Mack 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...
By Heather Mack 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...
By Heather Mack October 31, 2016
AARP Services, a subsidiary of AARP, has launched a new, interactive website designed to address gaps in the caregiving market, from scheduling and telehealth to professional advice. The CareConnection site, currently in beta, aims to be a central hub for caregivers, and is piloting services from a number of companies that provide resources for caregivers. The idea for the site is based on...
By Heather Mack October 26, 2016
Workplace wellness programs are increasingly common, with many offering financial incentives, social networking support and coaching to encourage employees to participate in various activities – from donning fitness wearables and using apps to quitting smoking, to monitoring their blood pressure and engaging more often with their insurer. While most of these programs are voluntary, some say they...
By Jonah Comstock September 14, 2016
Pulse, the Boston-based digital health hub run by startup accelerator MassChallenge, has finally launched, opening up applications that will close October 20th.  The accelerator is open to digital healthcare startups from anywhere in the world with less than $5 million in funding and less than $5 million in revenue. Those selected will have free office space in Boston, matchmaking with mentors...
By Aditi Pai November 9, 2015
Innovators in healthcare need to shift their focus in four key areas in order to develop effective digital health offerings for seniors, according t0 AARP's CEO Jo Ann Jenkins, who spoke at the HIMSS Connected Health Summit in the Washington DC-area this week. The four areas are: a shift from focusing on physical and mental diminishment to focusing on physical and mental fitness; a shift from...
By Jonah Comstock July 14, 2015
President Obama addresses the White House Conference on Aging. Yesterday, celebrating 50 years of Medicare and 80 years of Social Security, the White House hosted its Conference on Aging. At a panel during the summit, experts discussed how to make technology accessible to seniors. A study on that same topic was released by AARP today. "We choose to do big things here in America," President...