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Health tech and the Aging-Related Technology Boomlet-to-be

Digital Health became Health IT when you weren’t looking.  Even as most caregivers become reliant on online information in 2016, the sources of that information are migrating their way to Health Tech, so says MobilHealth News. And just in time, as the funding bubbles appear to be bursting in later stages, reliability of some wearables has been questioned, and the information disclosed to third parties (like insurance or health-related companies) may not be well understood by the consumer.  

HEALTH ISRAEL NAMES FINALISTS IN START-UP FUNDING COMPETITION

02/11/2016

TEL AVIV, Israel – February 8, 2016 -- The third annual mHealth Israel Conference for startups in the digital health technology sector announced today seven finalists selected to present at mHealth Israel on February 18.

VillageCareMAX Health Plan Chooses eCaring to Enhance Patient Care

02/11/2016

VillageCareMAX Health Plan Chooses eCaring to Enhance Patient Care and Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations for Chronically Ill Members throughout New York City

 

Verizon and Samsung Help Make the Nation’s First and Only Real-Time Home Health Data Monitoring Platform
one of the most powerful new health tech tools aimed at Managed Long-Term Care Coordination

 

The future of caregiving tech is unbelievably large

Is there more caregiving gold in those Silicon Valley hills?  The CES gadget landscape was, on the one hand, rich with cool wearables fitness and smart cars and clothes.  And on the other hand, there were quite a few sessions about health and caregiving, Doctors see a pushy tech industry that isn’t helping them provide better care, never mind without the doctor – though poor healthcare apps could be costly for hospitals. But the biggest the biggest surprise last week was when AARP/Parks Associates released a report about the super-sized, ginormous 'caregiving' tech opportunity in the upcoming period, that is starting now, of 2016-2020.

Five more technology offerings from 2016 CES - Part 2

More CES innovations, announcements -- and vice versa.  It's another day (and the last day) of 2016 CES, including more from Eureka Park and Digital Health exhibitors -- please note yesterday's set of six.  Were these the best ideas or the best of CES? Not necessarily -- but they could be useful to older adults -- the reason for inclusion here.  It may seem strange to see long-established companies and literally website-free startups in the same list below. But that is the wonderful thing about CES -- all are walking around breathing the same air and like last year, overwhelming the similarly enormous crowds. Here are five that caught my eye:

Six possible technologies from CES 2016 – Part 1

Find the needle in the CES haystack.  That’s not easy, since there were 3200 exhibits last year and 170,000 attendees, with this year’s totals for the show not out just yet.   The Consumer Technology Association -- renamed from Consumer Electronics Association -- wants to be new, as the 500 startups in the Eureka Park exhibit area must have figured out by now. And the plethora of health exhibitors and speakers at the Digital Health Summit act as testimony to the importance of health and then there are the CES essentials: stereo/headphones, smartphones, sensor/wearables, smarter cars, sensory experiences and sleep -- not necessarily together or in that order. And the mostly young attendees will be excited to find an age suit to add 40 years to their age. No kidding.

AARP Announces 5th Annual Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch Event

01/06/2016

AARP is pleased today to announce details of its fifth Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch event which will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA. This dual-pitch event is the only one of its kind, bringing together innovative startups pitching before expert judges along with their actual intended end users, consumers whose feedback is gathered and shared real-time. Registration is now open at limited early bird pricing of $199.00 for the full day of content.

How new technology reduces the cost of long-term care

01/05/2016

SAN DIEGO, CA, January 5, 2016 — Independa, a San Diego based software company

dedicated to providing person-centric independent living solutions that support independence as

we age, has released a premium white paper titled “Caregiving at the Crossroads | A proven

case for change: Using technology to reduce the cost of long term care” exploring the

challenges agencies and caregivers face as Baby Boomers age.

Need for integrated, cost-effective care

“Caring for our aging loved ones is incredibly costly and time-consuming, both on a personal

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