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Maryland group receives $30,000 telehealth grant

The University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health announced that it received a $30,000 grant from the Maryland Health Care Commission. It will be used for a pilot to demonstrate whether telehealth technology can be used to improve care transitions as patients move between hospital and nursing facilities.

LifeShare Technologies releases app

LifeShare Technologies releases app

LifeShare Technologies recently released LifeShare Family, a mobile app connecting seniors with their families,and caregivers.

Pill counters from Kirby Lester spike due to hydrocodone rules

Pill counters from Kirby Lester spike due to hydrocodone rules

Kirby Lester, a retail pharmacy automation provider, saw an increase in demand for for its KL1 and KL1Plus pill counters during October, the company reported, reflecting the Drug Enforcement Agency's reclassification of the widely prescribed hydrocodone combination products to Schedule II.

Nurse Rosie introduces two NPWT pumps

Nurse Rosie introduces two NPWT pumps

Nurse Rosie Products has introduced two Negative Pressure Wound Therapy pumps and Progressive Wound Care products.

Collain Healthcare announces Omnicare interoperability

Collain Healthcare, an LG CNS company, announced it now delivers interoperability between the LG CNS electronic health records system and Omnicare's OmniDX dispensing system using the NCPDP SCRIPT 10.6 format.

LifeSpace Communities joins Caring Communities

Lifespace Communities in Iowa has become a member of Caring Communities, a member-owned insurance company providing liability insurance for not-for profit senior care providers.

Ed4Online releases new website

Ed4Online has launched a new sister site dedicate to health and human services education. Users can receive education options in fields that include eldercare and end-of-life care, and substance abuse counseling.

Television series features SCA team

SCA has announced that the television series "No Ordinary Women" will feature female athletes as they experience the Volvo Ocean race.

NorthMarq announces $9.4 million in financing

NorthMarq Capital announced $9.4 million in financing for Laurel Court at Quail Park, a 40-unit memory care community.

Maine to have new $6.5 million memory care facility

Construction has started on a $6.5 million memory care facility in Lewiston, ME.

Vendor News

CompanyBriefs for October 2014

» Healthsense Inc. raised $10 million from Mansa Capital. Mansa Capital Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer Ruben King-Shaw Jr. will join the Healthsense Board of Directors.

Relias Learning expands presence

Relias Learning announced second quarter results for 2014 that reflected its expansion into new markets.

LeadingAge's CAST releases EHR matrix selection tool

LeadingAge's CAST releases EHR matrix selection tool

LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies released its 2014 version of a tool to enable long-term providers to choose the best electronic health record for their needs.

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.

On the Move

Brennan to lead new CMS office

Brennan to lead new CMS office

Niall Brennan is the first Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Chief Data Officer, the agency announced. He will lead the new Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics.

Reaves begins at Greenspring

Reaves begins at Greenspring

Justin G. Reaves has chosen as the assistant director of finance at Greenspring, an Erickson Living retirement community in Springfield, VA.

OnShift adds Chapman to board

OnShift adds Chapman to board

George Chapman, the former chairman, CEO and president of Health Care REIT Inc. (HCN), has been named to OnShift's Board of Directors.

LaSalle Group selects Abbott-Shultz

LaSalle Group selects Abbott-Shultz

Brenda Abbott-Shultz, RN, is the LaSalle Group's new Vice President of Healthcare. Her responsibilities will include overseeing the nursing model for Autumn Leaves memory care communities, evaluating nursing procedures, and directing the development of healthcare policies and standards.

Berg to oversee Able Care Connect

Berg to oversee Able Care Connect

Alexandra (Alex) Berg, MSN, ARNP, a board-certified adult nurse practitioner, has been chosen as the director of transitional care for Able Care Connect. The Goodman Group, a seniors housing management company out of Minnesota, made the announcement.