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More vendors see value in video-based marketing

A growing number of business-to-business marketers have begun using videos to get their message across, according to a survey sponsored by Vidyard and conducted by Demand Metric.

Meals on wheels may never be the same

Meals on wheels may never be the same

As facilities struggle to staff, help may soon be available in the form of a meal-delivering robot.

An app for residents who've fallen and can't get up

An app for residents who've fallen and can't get up

Philips just released a one-touch app for seniors who have fallen and can't get up.

Vital Connect's biosensor gets federal approval

Vital Connect's biosensor gets federal approval

Vital Connect announced that it received Food & Drug Administration clearance to market its HealthPatch™MD biosensor for monitoring patients.

Life Care Centers of America and Bethel University target skill sets

Life Care Centers of America and Bethel University are joining forces to offer skills-improvement training for employees.

Christian Homes selects Linked Senior

Christian Homes Inc. is deploying Linked Senior at its 13 communities, starting with an initial implementation at four locations.

Briggs partners with Penrose Senior Care Auditors

Briggs Healthcare has announced a limited partnership with Penrose Senior Care Auditors.

Skilled Care Pharmacy partners with Rx Consultant Group

Skilled Care Pharmacy announced a partnership with Rx Consultant Group, a new pharmacy consulting company developed by Skilled Care consultant pharmacists Rob King, Drew Harmon and Annette Stoller.

Keytruda approved for melanoma

The Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for treatment of patients with advanced or unresectable melanoma who are no longer responding to other drugs.

Ziegler closes $12 million financing

Specialty investment bank Ziegler successfully closed a $12 million financing deal for The United Methodist Retirement Homes.

Vendor News

CompanyBriefs August 2014

» Optimus EMR announced it will include INTERACT 3.0 in upcoming release. The tool will be an embedded part of its Clinical Decision Support Module. Customers attending the Optimus Information Exchange in October will be able to hear additional details.

Two medications are approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two medications in June that may benefit long-term care patients.

New incontinence products pushed to nurses, providers

New incontinence products pushed to nurses, providers

Incontinence management remains a hot commodity in long-term care, with three companies debuting products.

CompanyBriefs July 2014

» HD Supply Facilities Maintenance has opened a new distribution center in Tampa, FL, making it the 44th center in the United States and Canada. There are additional Florida distribution centers in Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami and Orlando.

On the Move

Hardesty promoted at Remedi

Hardesty promoted at Remedi

Jennifer L. Hardesty, PharmD, FASCP, has been named the chief clinical officer at Remedi SeniorCare. She will be responsible for the "continued development and implementation of the clinical programs for the company, as well as providing direction and standard reporting tools for Remedi's consultant pharmacists," the company said.

Amodeo joins AHCA

Amodeo joins AHCA

Arlene Amodeo has joined the Quality and Research Department as the new research analyst at the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living, starting Sept. 2

Neal joins Ripley PR

Neal joins Ripley PR

Morgan Neal has joined Ripley PR, a B2B public relations agency, as its new PR & social media coordinator. The agency, located in East Tennessee, represents clients based throughout the U.S. and Canada in commercial construction, health care technology, home services, franchise, manufacturing and technology.

Pierson oversees healthcare group at Squire Patton Boggs

Pierson oversees healthcare group at Squire Patton Boggs

Eugenia Pierson become the chairwoman of the Health Care Policy practice at Squire Patton Boggs last month. She represents a range of healthcare clients, including hospitals, physicians, post-acute care providers, manufactures and coalitions.

Rosewag promoted at Erickson

Rosewag promoted at Erickson

Matt Rosewag, NHA, will be in the newly-created position of Director of Operations for Continuing Care and Project Management.

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