Using Wearable Devices’ Data to Improve COVID-19 Predictions

The usage of fitness smartwatches such as Fitbits and other wearable technology is considered fairly mainstream across the healthcare sector. The future of wearable devices looks bright and optimistic. In the last four years, the use of wearable technology has more than tripled, driven by the soaring demand of consumers to monitor their fitness and […]...

The 5G opportunity for senior homecare

The Silver Tsunami is upon us. As per the US Census Bureau, by 2030, every fifth American will be a senior citizen. As per StatsCanada, every fifth Canadian will be a senior citizen even earlier, by 2024. These numbers are staggering and senior homecare providers have to factor in this significant population growth in their […]...

Will “Medicare Advantage” Drive a Health Tech boom in the US?

Medicare Advantage (MA) has undergone significant changes within the last few years enabling it to cover supplemental and non-medical benefits such as home care. Centres for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) efforts to expand MA’s coverage is not only helping traditional players in the market but is also setting the stage for disruption. According to CMS, […]...

New Payment Codes: A Boon for Telehealth and Remote Monitoring and a Potential for Canada Healthcare to follow

The $3.5 Trillion Dollar Annual Healthcare spend in the US is growing leaps and bounds at 4-6% annually especially for the senior population as 10,000 individuals turn 65 years every day. There is a major need to control these costs. In November 2019, CMS in US (Medicare/Medicaid) declared its intention to modernize the Medicare Physician […]...

AI and Seniors: 2020 Predictions

We keep hearing about new solutions and technologies designed specifically for the older population. Most of these solutions are powered by advanced ML and AI capabilities. While it may not seem like much now but gradually as the ecosystem develops and 5G is implemented, these technologies will become a core part of the care delivery […]...

Home healthcare’s role in reducing avoidable Hospital Readmissions

19% of Medicare patients discharged from hospitals were readmitted at least once within 30 days, as per a recent report published by Excel Health Group. The corresponding yearly cost associated with potentially avoidable readmissions is estimated to be upwards of a staggering $17 Billion. To deal with avoidable readmissions, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]...

PREDICTIVE ANAYLYSIS

The need for efficiency – can predictive care help home healthcare providers? The home healthcare space in the United States is evolving fast. While things were more or less consistent for decades, today they’re changing. This is primarily because of the changes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced over the past few […]...

Diagnosing Autism Using New Blood Test

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have provided evidence last year that their method of diagnosing autism via a simple blood test had great potential. Now, their follow-up study that applied the test to children verifies the success of their original findings. This brings everyone a step closer to accurately detecting which infants have a high […]...