May 10, 2018
Boston-based Wellist, a digital health company that helps hospitals connect their patients to non-clinical support services, has raised $10 million in its first round of institutional funding. Summation Health Ventures, a strategic healthcare investment fund affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and Cedars-Sinai Health System and .406 Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm, led the...
September 25, 2017
Generali Global Assistance, the US division of Europ Assistance Group, has acquired CareLinx, a seven-year-old digital health startup that offers a matching service for families and caregivers. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.
“From the Generali perspective, we really believe we’re acquiring a unique asset with a competitive advantage of the nationwide caregivers as opposed to the...
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...
July 26, 2016
A study focused on the impact that caring for an individual with Alzheimer's has on the caregiver's own brain and behavioral health has now moved into Phase II. This next phase of the Health-eBrain Study, done in collaboration with BrightFocus Foundation, Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Intitiative, AnthroTronix and Mindoula, will be announced at the Global Alliance for Women’s Brain Health...
February 8, 2016
Some 56 percent of caregivers said that in the past year they have become more reliant on online health information than they were in the year prior, according to an Edelman survey of 1,500 US adults.
Edelman split the respondents into different groups with 420 millennial respondents, 826 generation X respondents, 254 seniors, and 200 caregivers, which Edelman defines as people who are...
October 27, 2015
Nortek Security and Control (NSC), which bought mPERS and telehealth company Numera Libris this past summer, has announced the first new product from the Numera brand post-acquisition. Numera EverThere, a cloud-based data analytics and notification platforms for seniors aging in place.
"We’re bringing together personal safety and emergency response with health monitoring and providing services...
July 27, 2015
HelpAround, the Israel-based startup that raised $550,000 last year to bring the sharing economy to diabetes care, has launched a new app, Alert, which uses HealthKit data in realtime to provide support to patients.
The app imports glucose data from HealthKit and, when it detects a reading outside of a predetermined range, a popup gives the user a one-touch option to contact a predetermined list...
December 18, 2014
A wearable device with an emergency button, from Lifecomm.
Parks Associates has released new research about caregivers and the role digital health devices play in their lives. According to Parks, 41 percent of US caregivers in households with broadband internet use a digital health device. Eight percent use some kind of online tool to coordinate their efforts.
The report, "360 View: Health...
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...
July 16, 2013
The Department of Veterans Affairs has fully launched its pilot, announced last year, in which it's distributing 1,000 iPads to family caregivers of veterans loaded with 10 specially-created apps.
"There are three things that we're looking at in the pilot," said Kathleen Frisbee, Director of Web and Mobile Solutions in the Veterans Health Administration. "The first is the impact of the iPads on...