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eCaring and Pace University Selected as Winners of PILOT Health Tech NY Innovation Program

07/08/2013

NEW YORK, NY — June 27, 2013 — eCaring, a comprehensive in-home health care management system, and Pace University yesterday were selected as a winner of PILOT Health Tech NY, a new program designed to dramatically increase innovation and collaboration within New York City’s health technology sector.

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Five New Technologies from What's Next Summit 2013

What's next in tech for older adults. At the Aging in America 2013 event in Chicago last week, attended by more than 2000 professionals who serve older adults, there were several tracks within the large event, including the Business Forum on Aging, National Alliance of Caregiving Coalitions and for new entrants targeting the boomer/senior market, there was a chance to hear speakers and meet other entrepreneurs at the 10th Annual What's Next Boomer Business Summit 2013.  At the Summit, these startups were eager to meet with AARP executives, investors, and other players in the space (like GreatCall and Philips Home Healthcare).  So here are five of the new products/services from those in attendance -- listed alphabetically; all of the material comes from their own websites:

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What types of firms enable technology innovation for older adults?

For engineers and visionaries – a grandmother inspires. I hear it so often – the entrepreneur’s grandmother, father, mother inspired the inventor to move forward with inventions – that includes long-time players like GrandCare Systems, It’s Never Too Late (IN2L) or Eric Dishman and Intel -- good examples – but it also includes brand new entrants like myLively and Serality. Or an inspired and wealthy founder with a long history of entrepreneurship and business tries something new – GreatCall (from the telecom industry) and now CareZone, founded by an ex-Sun executive.

Home care organizations should prepare for a tech-enabled future

This advice is for non-medical home care, home health care, and geriatric care management organizations and is drawn from the July 31, 2012 report, Future of Home Care Technology Report. The report surveyed 315 organizations spanning 34,509 workers. Based on the limited use of technology today, but the growing wave about the inevitability of data sharing about care recipients across the significant boundaries of home care, home health care, hospitals, rehabilitation/nursing homes and assisted living. Organizations of each type of care delivered into the home will need to prepare now for the inevitability of a Home Care Information Network that must be sponsored, delivered and adopted over the next five years. To maximize its benefit, organizations that deliver care must:

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eCaring Selected as Winner of Startupalooza’s Entrepreneur’s Marketplace

08/17/2012

eCaring's CareTracker: an innovative, icon-based care management interface for a patient's home.

eCaring, an in-home care management system, yesterday beat out more than 45 early stage businesses to be named the winner of Startupalooza’s Entrepreneur’s Marketplace, a premier showcase of startups in the health care, high-tech and digital media sectors. The decision was made by a specialist panel of industry-leading angel and venture capital investors.

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