LeadingAge 2015 Names Medocity “One of Five New Technologies to Watch”

by | Nov 6, 2015 | News

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Medocity has been listed as one of five new technologies to keep an eye on by Aging in Place Technology Watch, after the LeadingAge 2015 Annual Conference in Boston earlier this week. Laurie M. Orlov, author of the article, is the founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch and a recognized Aging in Place thought-leader with her robust technology background. “Five technologies from LeadingAge 2015 Annual Meeting in Boston” was written after her exploration of the conference and trade show.

Five technologies from LeadingAge 2015 Annual Meeting in Boston
Last week, LeadingAge returned to Boston after an absence of 23 years, now that the city has a convention center that can hold the 8500 attendees. Perhaps more remarkable is the desire of the city to become age and dementia-friendly, as opined by the Mayor, Marty Walsh, who received a citation. For convention attendees, that needs more work. The pedestrian walk time duration near the convention center was enough time to (walk quickly) and only reach the road’s median. No surprise – as the town is for the young, and this new area was likely designed by them — Boston’s median resident age is 31.7. The event exhibition hall was the expected mix of food service providers, furnishings, supplies, health-related products for the senior living industry. There were quite a few sizable technology companies known in the CCRC/Senior Housing market, including CDW, Stanley Healthcare,
Panasonic, LG CNS, Hamilton CapTel, IN2L, SimpleC and Care Innovations. Here are just five new technologies drawn from the event, with the material from the company websites:

EarlySense “EarlySense introduce a Fall Prevention Comprehensive Solution which has been reported by clinicians to substantially reduce patient falls. The System is designed to allow “the fastest way” to the patient. This enables the nurse to be at the bedside before the patient has exited the bed in order to insure the patient’s safety. The system allows personalization to the needs of the patient and automatic adaptation to the unique needs at night.” Learn more at EarlySense.

Hiphope Technologies “Hip-Hope inventive fall impact attenuation system deploys, within a fraction of a second, uniquely designed airbags that reduce the collision impact by an order of magnitude. Automatic remote fall alert transmission, motion and pre-fall data logging, self-operated distress button, lightweight and user-friendly, built-in pockets for small-size personal items.” Learn more at Hiphope.

LifeAssist Technologies Circura “LAT’s Community of Care SaaS solution that promotes collaboration, communication, and care management through our connected technology. This family and caregiver engagement platform connects caregivers to the senior via Reminder Rosie or any other connected device, and also to one another for collaborative scheduling, notes, messaging and calendaring. Circura also provides additional Enterprise tools, such as task tracking, reporting and status update logs that allows professionals to improve outcomes.” Learn more at ReminderRosie.

Medocity “Supporting senior living, home health and home care agencies to incorporate a virtual coordinated care platform to support their clients’ healthcare needs and achieve success with new value and outcomes-based payment and care delivery models. Supporting senior living providers with senior-centric technology to incorporate expanded business models and service offerings to support the health and wellness of the senior population who wish to remain at home.” Learn more at Medocity.

Piper Proximity Beacon Deployed in McDonald’s, this proximity sensing beacon has yet to be deployed in a senior housing setting, but can be useful when placed in the pocket of a resident. The demonstrated variant at LeadingAge: as a person neared the base unit, the system recognized the individual and launched a video (which could be tailored to that individual). “Piper is a proximity-based messaging platform that uses Bluetooth LE beacon technology to deliver local, timely, and contextual information to app users. Beacon owners can setup their Piper beacons by snapping a QR code on the device and choosing from a variety of message options including Apple Passbook, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, email, SMS, photos, and notifications.” Learn more at Piper Proximity Beacon.

About Medocity

Medocity, headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, is a recognized leader in comprehensive virtual care products and services including chronic condition management, televisits, and remote patient monitoring. Our unique, innovative technology combines multiple telehealth capabilities onto a single, integrated care coordination and management platform, along with robust clinical intelligence including rules-based algorithms, alerts and decision support tools to help drive earlier detection and proactive interventions.

The Medocity platform is specifically designed to enable and improve patient-centered care delivered outside the hospital setting, particularly for patients at home who have chronic conditions responsible for more than 80% of the nation’s annual healthcare spend. By promoting patient-clinician engagement through shared connectivity and virtual technology, we enable rich, real-time interactions between patients, clinicians, care professionals and support teams.

Our vision is to dramatically improve care at lower cost for patients when they need it the most – when they’re at home, on their own, or in between visits with their care providers. Virtually. (http://www.medocity.com)