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Number of Americans with Diabetes Projected to Double or Triple by 2050

10/22/2010


Older, more diverse population and longer lifespans contribute to increase


As many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050 if current trends continue, according to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Five vendors from Connected Health Symposium (2 of 2)


Tangential to the talk: technology for an aging population. Looking through the agenda of the Connected Health Symposium in Boston, it's apparent in an agenda so densely packed with doctors (not to mention the attendees, with 26 just from Mass General Hospital) that this is not a conference about technology and aging (duh!).  And that is despite the fact that the biggest patient dilemma for both the businesses and providers packing the rooms remains the aging and very old patients who fill their offices and hospital beds and run up the largest bills at end of life.  Among the sponsors and exhibitors, these vendors stood out for me as important for serving an aging population. In alphabetical order:

CredentialedCARE Corporation Launches Online Health Care Worker Credentialing Service

10/05/2010


New service performs comprehensive medical credentialing and background checks on prospective hires, as well as existing care providersSan Diego, CA


CredentialedCARE Corporation announced the launch of its newest Web site, CredentialedCARE.com, where employers can conveniently perform comprehensive searches and employment verification checks on prospective health care employees.

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FAMILY COMMUNICATION FOR RESOURCE SYSTEMS’ CARETRACKER CLIENTS JUST GOT EASIER

09/09/2010

Automating senior care provider-to-family communication

Connect 4 Healthcare, LLC. announced today that the v.1 integration of their Connect for Healthcare™ family communication platform with Resource Systems’ CareTracker software is complete and available to hosted CareTracker clients.

The integration of the two services enables Resource Systems’ CareTracker clients to automatically populate ADL-related family-update metrics in the Connect for Healthcare™ service using data they’ve already entered into CareTracker.

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