home care

An older woman using telemedicine.

Photo by Getty

By Jonah Comstock March 15, 2019
Intermountain Healthcare will expand its longtime Homecare & Hospice program into a new technology-supported initiative called Intermountain at Home, the health system announced last week. Intermountain at Home will use telemedicine and remote monitoring along with homecare visits to expand the program from palliative care and dialysis, which the system already offers at home, to include home...
By Jonah Comstock February 26, 2019
CareLinx, a digital health company focused on in-home care, has acquired Optimal Aging, a fledgling startup still being incubated at Providence St. Joseph Health. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. What’s the impact Optimal Aging is a program that coordinates non-clinical services like home care, transportation and meal support for accountable care organizations and Medicare Advantage...
By Jonah Comstock May 23, 2018
Home care technology company ClearCare has launched Home Connect API, a new technology that will allow home care agencies to connect directly to health plans and hospitals for referrals, care management, and billing. “Home care, that whole industry has really been largely removed from the rest of the continuum of care,” ClearCare CEO Geoff Nudd told MobiHealthNews. “But that’s changing. With the...
By Dave Muoio September 27, 2017
NimbleHeart, the Campell, California-based producer of clinical-grade mobile cardiac monitoring devices, announced that its fully reusable ECG device has received FDA clearance and will soon be brought to market. The Physiotrace Smart wraps around a users torso, and is used without electrolytic gels or adhesives. It can be cleaned and disinfected easily by wiping with water and alcohol, thereby...
By Jonah Comstock March 2, 2017
Many current users of senior home care (either seniors receiving home care or loved ones arranging it) see technology, including wearables and mobile devices, as possible cures for the industry’s biggest challenges. In a survey of 250 home care users, conducted by home care startup HHAeXchange, respondents were mostly happy with their home care, giving it an average score of 7.7 out of 10. But...
By Jonah Comstock February 28, 2017
After four years attempting to disrupt the senior home care space, San Francisco startup HomeHero is throwing in the towel, taking its team and remaining capital and focusing on a whole new (and so far unannounced) healthcare venture. Founder Kyle Hill took to Medium to pen a long post detailing the challenges the startup faced that ultimately led to that decision. Among them, a detrimental...
By Jonah Comstock August 25, 2016
Home care backend software maker ClearCare has raised $60 million in a round led by global investment firm Battery Ventures. The company will use the investment to pursue new strategic platforms, the company said in a statement. The company's platform enables home care facilities to manage caregivers and patients. Features include matching clients with nearby caregivers and filling shifts if a...
By Jonah Comstock July 7, 2016
Silver Spring, Maryland-based mental health care management company Mindoula Health has acquired Care at Hand, a Boston-based healthcare analytics company that offers a mobile-based early warning system for home caregivers, for an undisclosed amount. "We have dedicated our company to transforming what we see as a broken behavioral health system,” Mindoula CEO Steve Sidel said in a statement. “Our...
By Aditi Pai November 17, 2015
ClearCare has raised an undisclosed amount from McKesson Ventures for its cloud-based home care platform. The company has previously raised $15.5 million. ClearCare raised a seed round in November 2012. Existing investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, Cambia Health Solutions, Voyager Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, and Harbor Pacific Capital.  “With the rapidly aging baby boomer generation...
By Aditi Pai August 5, 2015
Boston-based healthcare analytics company Care at Hand has raised $560,000. The round was led by strategic investor PCG Public Partnerships, a financial management services firm that helps state, county, and local public agencies to implement a participant-directed service model so they can make personalized choices about which services they receive within their budgets. Care at Hand offers a...