Do you yell at your Apple Watch? I do. All the time. Out loud. This happens most often while hiking, when I’ve dutifully set the device to track my activity. I’ll be laboring up the trail, trekking...
An unforgettable experience: Some puzzle games could help maintain high-level memory for seniors, study...
Aug 16, 2023
Playing digital puzzle games could improve seniors’ memory ability to be on par with people in their 20s, a new study shows.
Study: Older adults struggle in using electronic patient portals
Aug 07, 2023
Electronic patient portals are a convenient way to access medical records and connect with doctors, but older adults tend to have trouble using these systems, a new report finds.
Embracing data and technology to help slow Alzheimer’s and dementia
John Q. Walker
Aug 02, 2023
Alzheimer’s is a disease of data. The disease doesn’t have what we typically react to quickly: There is no pain, no blood, no pus, no rash, no dry mouth, nothing is visibly out of kilter. Yet,...
Remote monitoring technology reduces hospital, doctor visits
Jul 10, 2023
A study showed the use of bed-monitoring software reduced the need for emergency hospital admissions and doctor visits. It also shaved time spent on administrative work.
The role of automation in addressing staffing shortages
Jul 07, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly exacerbated staffing shortages in the healthcare industry, particularly in nursing homes and other long-term care centers. As facilities strive to bolster their...
How to set SNFs up for interoperability success
Jun 13, 2023
Skilled nursing facilities, already marginalized in the care setting and lagging behind in technological advancement, are facing an especially severe impact from the worker shortage.
Honors await: McKnight’s Technology Awards now accepting entries
James M. Berklan
May 19, 2023
The McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards program is once again accepting entries.
Advancing HIT incentives for senior care through coalition
May 17, 2023
Like many of the top issues of the day, we cannot improve healthcare in long-term post-acute care without deep collaboration. Although technology is advancing rapidly, we can continue to do more by way...
Virtual reality shows promise in managing psychosocial disorders in older adults
Apr 26, 2023
Fully immersive virtual reality is an emerging and promising therapeutic tool to manage psychosocial disorders in older adults, investigators report.