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Home Hero is sort of done (maybe, for now??) – What can others learn?

After the long, long, long HomeHero goodbye – was the analysis correct?  HomeHero, based in LA, was one of the three dubbed here as 'Home-egos' to launch within the past 2-3 years -- along with Honor and Hometeam -- and the first to shut its home care business down.  But, unlike most shutdowns, this was a moment for founder Kyle Hill to recap the 'tech-enabled' home care firm’s life and closing story in exhaustive and exhausting detail, complete with pictures. Considering its $23 million of investment, it should have landed on the same Forbes page as the other home care investments –overlooked perhaps because its investors were not typical VCs.  But HomeHero’s example illustrates the enthusiasm and limited business analysis of startups in the older adult space, Lively being one of the most recent, but there are many more which were publicized loudly and then disappeared quickly without even a puff of smoke – or a founder post-mortem. 

Stratus Video Technology helps patients with language barriers communicate with physicians

02/21/2017

When an emergency occurs communicating with a doctor can be a daunting task. 


Having a language barrier with health professionals can make getting through an emergency all the more difficult. 


Stratus Video's new technology is helping doctors and nurses to communicate with patients that don't speak the same language. 


Reflexion Health Wins Home Care 100’s Most Promising New Technology Award

02/21/2017

Home Care 100, the preeminent leadership and strategy conference for top executives from the nation’s largest home care and hospice providers, awarded Reflexion Health with the Most Promising New Technology award at today’s general session.


Virtual health challenges with gamification can drive behavior change and may lower blood pressure

02/21/2017

-Social influence and financial incentives in the form of health challenges with motivational messaging can help drive sustainable behavioral changes that are associated with lowering blood pressure, according to a study presented by higi at the American Heart Association's 2016 Council on Hypertension Scientific Sessions.

Seven intriguing health technology offerings from HiMSS 2017

HiMSS – a tech-enabled vision of health potentialAs health spending approaches 20% of the US GDP, health tech innovation has become a visible lever for its curtailment. At this annual HiMSS event those with comfortable shoes could see a plethora of ways to improve outcomes, lower costs, change behaviors, engage patients, streamline the back office processes, about telehealth, confronting the onslaught of security breaches, sessions on population health, healthcare transformation and improved care delivery workflow.  This was an opulent show, spanning a 1300-participant exhibit hall with major player (anchor) exhibitor booth investments writ large.  Here are seven interesting examples that could benefit the older adult market– listed in alphabetical order:

Orbita and IVCi Partner to Bring Video Collaboration to Connected Home Healthcare

02/08/2017

Boston, MA - February 8, 2017 - Orbita, Inc., a leading provider of innovative software solutions for connected home healthcare, today announced a partnership with video collaboration solution provider, IVCi. The partnership will enable healthcare providers and home caregivers to easily connect home care, mobile health and voice health assistant applications with scalable and secure video collaboration services.


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