Kindred Healthcare forms partnership

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Kindred Healthcare and the University of Louisville announced a healthcare technology partnership.

Kindred employees work with students and faculty at the university's J.B. Speed School of Engineering to develop apps beneficial to seniors and caregivers. They are currently working on an app that would allow nurses to assess a patient's eligibility for hospice care.

Called HIVE, the partnership is located near the University of Louisville Belknap campus.

Cisco Systems Inc. has donated a variety of tools to the program.

“HIVE represents our continued focus on creating a culture of innovation and agility,” said Kindred President and Chief Executive Officer Benjamin A. Breier. “As the healthcare landscape continues to change, it is vital to develop technology-based solutions that create new value for our patients and the customers we serve. This is an example of the ways in which companies and universities can work together for the benefit of the community, students, patients and companies such as Kindred.”