»New CDS improves clinical workflow, communication 

American HealthTech (AHT) says its new clinical decision support offering integrates directly into its electronic health record workflow to provide real-time guidance to clinicians. 

And as post-acute care facilities face increasing regulations due to COVID-19, AHT’s broadcast communication feature has played a crucial role in quickly alerting family members regarding COVID-19 testing updates, changes in visitation rules, and other important communications, said Pamela Davis of White Oak Management. 

»K4Connect partners with Bandwidth to enhance hotline capabilities

Enterprise communications software firm Bandwidth has partnered with K4Connect, a technology company serving older adults, to deliver an enhanced COVID-19 communications tool for senior living communities.

K4Community Hotline is a recorded phone message feature that keeps residents, families and staff constantly updated with the latest information about the community. It initially launched in March, and 20 K4Connect senior living communities have activated hotlines, using them to make an average of 280 calls per day. The hotline offers a straightforward way to communicate about quarantine protocols, visitation policies and daily routines at the community such as dining changes or socially distanced activities. 

»AARP launches age-tech partnership

Howard University College of Medicine’s 1867 Health Innovations Project and AARP Innovation Labs are involved in a strategic partnership focused on developing new models of care for medically underserved communities.

Two current clinical pilot projects are designed to improve diabetes management and medication adherence. The first is a proactive voice-first technology that uses facial recognition to remind individuals to take their medication. The second pilot is a digital online health community that empowers individuals and connects them to others with similar health challenges. 

»HealthcareSource offers senior care hiring resources

HealthcareSource is rolling out a series of livestreaming talent events and hiring resources to help providers with ongoing COVID-19 challenges.

Its streaming events include a three-part series of dedicated “Talent Talks” and a virtual 2020 Talent Symposium on Sept. 23-24.

The free hiring guide addresses the COVID-19 impact and gives detailed analyses on key hiring metrics. The company also is offering complimentary standard job postings on its Job Board through Oct. 16.

»Kronos platform ‘transforms delivery of value-based care’ 

Kronos says its cloud-native, artificial intelligence-powered Workforce Dimensions platform “transforms the delivery of value-based care by simplifying workforce management and human capital management processes to equitably match labor supply with demand, enhance critical decision making, and optimize both the employee experience and patient satisfaction in today’s evolving digital healthcare system.”

The company said the new system is being offered to Kronos’ 10,000 post-acute providers, including more than 1 million essential healthcare workers.

»OnShift offers recruitment toolkit for senior care

OnShift has unveiled a recruitment toolkit for senior care that outlines strategies and tactics for better connecting with new hires, particularly those recently displaced from previous jobs due to the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. To help providers streamline their hiring processes, OnShift has added enhancements to its talent acquisition software, OnShift Employ.

»Relias unveils new COVID-19 staff resources

Relias is offering free, unlimited access to training courses and “how to” materials to assist organizations and individuals in preparing and preventing the spread of infection. The resources include training on infection control, flu prevention, hand hygiene and protective equipment.