Monitoring

Alarming results in latest study

Alarming results in latest study

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In a clear case of being able to learn from a cousin, long-term care providers should take note of results of a baby-monitoring study at a respected pediatric hospital.

Wrist monitors aren't as effective as chest-worn heart monitors, researchers find

As fitness trackers surge in popularity, a new study finds that chest-worn heart monitors are more accurate than wrist-worn monitors.

CaerVision Global buys Vitall Inc.

CaerVision Global Inc. has completed the acquisition of Vitall Inc.

Using a GPS-like system for residents

Using a GPS-like system for residents

Many seemed geared toward traditional nursing homes, but I envisioned a different kind of care, and I felt I needed a different kind of technology.

Oct. 29 webinar: the route to fewer pressure ulcers and falls via monitoring

Oct. 29 webinar: the route to fewer pressure ulcers and falls via monitoring

Many providers never get the chance to reduce pressure ulcers and resident falls while also meeting quality improvement goals. Attendees at McKnight's Oct. 29 webinar, however, will hear first hand how one continuing care retirement community did, and learn how they can do it too. The free event begins at 1 p.m. (Eastern Time).

Glooko introduces Bluetooth-enabled platform

Glooko introduces Bluetooth-enabled platform

Glooko Inc. has launched Glooko MeterSync Blue, which lets diabetes patients use Bluetooth to connect any of more than 30 popular blood glucose meters to the Glooko platform on Android or Apple devices.

NewCare releases SilentAlert Sleep Index

NewCare Solutions has debuted its SilentAlert Sleep Index to its resident monitoring system, which should help providers increase resident length of stay.

Wellsense monitoring system decreased pressure ulcers in study

New research indicates Wellsense's MAP system improves patient outcomes for those at risk for pressure ulcers, according to results published in WOUNDS.

Hospital participates in pressure ulcer prevention program

Leaf Patient Monitor is being piloted in 443-bed El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA, with the hope of wirelessly monitoring the position, movement and activity of patients susceptible to pressure ulcers.

Status Solutions announcing enhancements

Status Solutions announced at the LeadingAge conference that there have been improvements to its CATIE (Communication and Access to Information Everywhere) application.

Parker Jewish Institute chooses PointRF

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation has announced it will use Point RF Solutions' NoWander Platform.

LeadingAge releases telehealth resources

LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) has released a Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Selection Tool and set of six case studies on the topic. The online selection tool guides users through the process of selecting telehealth and RPM products based on their criteria. It contains 22 products from 16 vendors. The case studies were compiled to offer additional information.

HealthPatch provides health data points

HealthPatch provides health data points

A new biosensor product, called HealthPatch by Vital Connect, offers eight health data points. A user wears a configurable and non-obtrusive patch on his or her chest. HealthPatch can be used by a physician to predict hospital admission, or allow monitoring patients with chronic diseases.

Healthsense acquires WellAware Systems

Healthsense Inc. has acquired WellAware Systems, the company announced July 1. WellAware is a monitoring system with passive sensors and analytical software that gives caregivers information on emergent health conditions.

Nursing home monitoring system tracks residents in a complex facility, researchers announce

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Nursing home operators may soon be able to closely track resident movements using relatively few cameras, according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.

Keeping seniors independent and safe

Keeping seniors independent and safe

Long-term care facilities face a variety of safety and caregiver workflow challenges. Families struggle to ensure the independence of their loved ones in order to maintain that person's dignity. Busy staff must ensure safety given that acuity level varies by resident. By locating seniors in real-time using RFID technology, community directors can offer assistance while protecting resident privacy, mobility and independence.

Wireless devices answer the call for help

Wireless devices answer the call for help

As a result of rising medical costs and an increasing number of patients with chronic conditions, many senior living facilities are seeking wireless monitoring solutions for managing patients' health in addition to life-safety. For all patients or residents, any change or decline in their condition needs to be detected as quickly as possible to allow for early intervention.

Gaming technology can be used to detect resident falls, researchers say

The same technology used in video games and security systems is being repurposed to detect illness or falls among long-term care residents, according to researchers.