BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 29, 2020)—Telehealth and other technology, new partnerships and new ways to measure outcomes will all be important ways that home health and hospice agencies will survive and thrive in a post-COVID-19 environment, members of a panel said Wednesday at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s financial management conference.

The panel, which was moderated by NAHC President Bill Dombi, included:

ORANGE, Calif (July 17, 2020)—GrandPad, creator of the first purpose-built tablet for people over the age of 75, announced that it has been named the preferred telehealth provider for the National PACE Association. The agreement makes it easier for individual Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organizations nationwide to implement GrandPad telehealth solutions, which allow older patients to engage in virtual care in a safe, simple and reliable format.

NEEDHAM, Mass. (July 9, 2020)—Pharmacy provider MedMinder, announced the introduction of an automatic pill dispenser with telemedicine capabilities focused on the elderly and chronically ill. The release comes at a time when these individuals are increasingly relying on remote medical solutions to meet their medical needs while allowing them to maintain their independence.

Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News, June 23, 202

After seven days as an inpatient for complications related to heart problems, Glenn Shanoski was initially hesitant when doctors suggested in early April that he could cut his hospital stay short and recover at home — with high-tech 24-hour monitoring and daily visits from medical teams.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., (June 18, 2020)—Netsmart announced it has been ranked No. 1 in multiple areas across the behavioral health and post-acute care settings by Black Book Research’s annual survey. The health care technology provider received the top 2020 client-rated awards in the electronic health record (EHR) categories of behavioral health, post-acute, sub-acute and rehabilitative care, senior care and assisted living, home health care, hospice and palliative care.