A contact lens that can deliver glaucoma medication may signal a new era for treatment of the eye disease. Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology, Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a lens that can deliver large amounts of latanoprost, which is a common glaucoma treatment drug.
AT&T has launched EverThere, a small wearable device that can detect falls and identify location.
Crest Healthcare Supply is now offering a replacement Multi-Color LED Corridor Pilot Light.
SafeinHome, a smartphone-enabled service that uses sensors in a senior's home to send information to a family member's device, has entered the market.
Kinetic Concepts Inc. recently received FDA clearance for its V.A.C. Via Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System.
Edentech has a new design and content for its Healthcare Tech News website, the company announced.
Light of Hearts Villa in Ohio has become the first senior living community in Ohio to install STANLEY Healthcare's AeroScout® Wi-Fi Emergency Call Solution.
Reputation.com and Caring.com have reached an agreement to share information. Reputation.com will now pull Caring.com's reviews into its Reputation for Business product, a cloud-based platform that allows owners and operators to see feedback from consumers.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will hold three webinars to explain the Durable Medical Equipment Competitive Bidding Program, which began in nine areas on Jan. 1, 2011.
Butler Mobility has debuted a new Vertical Platform Wheelchair Lift for home use. The lift has a folding end ramp, and a guard that locks securely, the company said.
» AOD Software will integrate the INTERACT Quality Improvement program into its Answers™ electronic health record program, the company announced at the LeadingAge annual meeting. Through a license with Florida Atlantic University, INTERACT will be embedded in the clinical workflows of Answers EHR.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued final guidance on mobile medical apps.
A new fall detection system may be part of an "aging-in-place" solution for seniors.
» Premier Inc., a healthcare group purchasing alliance with 56,000 non-acute healthcare facilities, filed for an initial public offering of its stock. Headquartered in North Carolina, the company applied to list shares in the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol PINC.
Stu Schneider will assume the role of chief marketing officer at Medline Industries.
Sue MacInnes has been promoted to the newly created position of chief market solutions officer at Medline Industries.
Krifcher was previously a senior executive at AOL, serving as the chief operating officer of the AOLD Dial-Up Business and executive vice president
Anita Croinex, BSN, RN, is the new director at Uplands Village in Pleasant Hill, TN. Uplands is an Eden Alternative-registered continuing care retirement community.
John Hurley is the new administrator at St. Pauls House, a Lutheran Life Communities campus.