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Care Management Weekly News Update - 8/13/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Aug 13, 2019 @ 02:08 PM


New Study Highlights Challenges of At-Home Dementia Care for Providers

Older adults living with dementia at home tend to be sicker and more socially complex than their counterparts in senior housing communities and nursing homes, a new study has found. That means home care providers that have branded themselves as specialized dementia experts likely have their work cut out for them.

Hospitals Hit Bump, but Healthcare Jobs Showed Steady Growth in July

 A total of 30,000 healthcare jobs were added to the U.S. labor rolls in July, representing 18% of all new jobs added during the month, according to the Department of Labor. Virtually all of the healthcare job growth occurred in ambulatory care — that segment accounted for 29,000 new jobs alone.

Evidation Health and Eli Lilly Study Uses Apple Devices and Apps to Predict Cognitive Impairment

The growing ubiquity of powerful sensor technology in consumer devices have led to the development of tools meant to predict potential health risks like heart attacks and epileptic seizures. Increasingly, these devices may also be of use in the case of neurodegenerative conditions.

Telehealth Use Jumps at Inpatient Facilities While Outpatient Adoption Remains Flat

Telehealth adoption among hospitals and health systems is on the rise—up from 54% in 2014 to 85% in 2019—while adoption among outpatient healthcare facilities remains flat, according to two new reports.


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