caregiver apps

By Aditi Pai October 28, 2015
GreatCall's app Link A number of companies and organizations focused on helping caregivers have formed a group, called the Caregiver Council, to raise awareness about family caregiver support tools, identify problems that family caregivers face, and create new tools that solve these issues. The council was coordinated by Great Call. Members of this council include UCSD Center for Healthy Aging...
By Brian Dolan May 21, 2014
San Diego-based Independa, which has developed a telehealth platform for seniors, has raised about $2.8 million in its second round of funding, according an SEC filing. The company announced part of the round last October when it had raised $1.85 million of the round, which it said was led by longtime backer City Hill Ventures. Previous investors in the company include LG Electronics USA, which...
By Jonah Comstock March 3, 2014
As we reported in our Friday in-depth report on payers at HIMSS, Aetna is shutting down its InvolveCare caregiver support app. The app has been in full beta, but will not receive a full commercial launch. Users will have until April 28 to download their data before having it deleted. "InvolveCare was introduced last fall and was in the late stage of a Beta roll-out," Aetna Communications Director...
By Neil Versel February 19, 2013
Submissions to GE Healthcare's $100,000 Hospital Quest app challenge were due Friday, but even before the contest closed, the company already announced two early winners of $5,000 each. The first winner, Discharge Roadmap, facilitates communication between hospitals and community-based care providers and helps standardize processes for transitioning patients out of hospital care. This iPad-based...
By Brian Dolan July 17, 2012
The federally funded Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has granted researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center a $500,000 award to conduct a two-year study that will determine the interest in and need for apps that help improve identification and management of risk factors for stroke. SUNY Downstate Medical Center professor of neurology and emergency medicine Dr. Steven Levine...