New Products and Partnerships Land CAST Business Associates in the News

| November 17, 2015

New products and partnerships landed CAST Business Associates in the news this fall. Here’s the latest from The Right Place, Stanley HealthCare, HealthSignals, Collain Healthcare, Medocity, TouchTown, Keystone Technologies, and Caremerge.

New products and partnerships landed CAST Business Associates in the news this fall. Here’s the latest from The Right Place, Stanley HealthCare, HealthSignals, Collain Healthcare, Medocity, TouchTown, Keystone Technologies, and Caremerge.

The Right Place: $2 Million in Seed Funding

CAST Business Associate The Right Place has raised $2 million in seed funding from angel investors. The company will spend the funds on sales, marketing, and continued product development for a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that makes it easier for health care service providers to match post-acute patients to the right place of care.

The Right Place has been beta testing its first commercial SaaS offering for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for the last year. The SNF solution reduces the time, effort, and costs associated with care coordination and patient placement. It “enables SNFs to more effectively match beds with the patients that they can serve best, at a pace that's friendly to the bottom line,” according to a statement.

In other news, Katherine Chambers, co-founder and chief executive officer of The Right Place was recently named to the Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. The designation honors the best and the brightest of the business community under the age of 40. Chambers is 39.

Stanley HealthCare: Outfitting Episcopal Senior Communities with RFID

Episcopal Senior Communities, a LeadingAge member in Walnut Creek, CA, has been expanding its deployment of a real-time location system from CAST Business Associate Stanley Healthcare.

Before the deployment, Episcopal Senior Communities already had a robust Wi-Fi-based infrastructure in place at its 5 communities, according to RFID Journal. The organization wanted to expand that system to feature such functions as emergency calling, door access control, and wander management. 

Episcopal Senior Communities began working on the deployment with AeroScout before that company was acquired by Stanley Healthcare in 2012. 

The current deployment began with an expansion of an emergency-call system for residents of all Episcopal locations. Episcopal Senior Communities then added a wander-management function to the system, equipped refrigerators and freezers used for storing food and medications with temperature sensors, updated the radio frequency identification (RFID) pendants worn by its residents, and is installing RFID tags on walls. 

HealthSignals: Deploying Campuswide Wi-Fi at Twin Lakes Community

Twin Lakes Community, a LeadingAge member in Burlington, NC, is collaborating with CAST Business Associate HealthSignals, LLC to provide a medical-grade Wi-Fi connectivity across its campus. 

The HealthSignals fiber optic network ensures that Twin Lakes Community will have a solid foundation on which to build a comprehensive telecommunications platform that includes future applications like access control, mobile health, security, and energy management. The 802.11ac Wi-Fi network is supported by a 10Gbps, single-mode fiber backbone across the campus. This allows for faster, more efficient, and secure data transfer. 

Collain Healthcare: Partnership with Briggs Healthcare

CAST Business Associate Collain Healthcare, an LG CNS Company, is partnering with Briggs Healthcare to create efficiencies for clinical teams in long-term and post-acute care settings.  

The partnership is branded "Briggs Inside," according to Long-Term Living magazine. It will offer resident assessment from Briggs in an electronic format within the LG CNS system. Assessments span the entire post-acute continuum, including skilled nursing, assisted living, home care, and hospice, according to McKnight’s Long-Term Care News.

Medocity: Supporting Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers

CAST Business Associate Medocity is working with Cancer Hope Network (CHN) to provide a new layer of patient and caregiver support. Since October 2015, CHN patients and their families have had free access to Medocity’s iCancerHealth platform. According to a statement, the platform helps patients and families:

  • Manage and track medications, symptoms, and treatment plans.
  • Read disease- and drug-specific information.
  • Share information with each other and the care team.

 

Touchtown: New Chief Technology Officer

Matthew Beck has joined CAST Business Associate TouchTown as chief technology officer (CTO). Beck previously held the CTO position at Acatar, an education technology firm. TouchTown designs communication systems for use in senior living communities.

This is the second C-level appointment at Touchtown in the past 2 months. Veteran entrepreneur Ted Teele came aboard as chief executive officer in August, succeeding Touchtown Founder Jeff Pepper, who remains chairman and chief product strategist.

Touchtown launched in 1998 and employs about 22, according to a statement.

Keystone Technologies: Guide to Remote Health Monitoring

CAST Business Associate Keystone Technologies has published a guide to remote health monitoring options available for senior communities. The e-book, Choosing Remote Health Monitoring Technology: What Every Senior Living Organization Must Know, is available for free download.

The guide details 4 common monitoring solutions available to providers:

  • Nurse call systems.
  • Pull cord alert systems.
  • Wearable alert systems.
  • Passive remote monitoring systems.

The e-book also offers a checklist of questions to ask when choosing a solution, and explores how passive remote monitoring systems are positively impacting patient safety and senior care operations, according to a statement.

Caremerge: Spreading the Word about Technology

CAST Business Associate Caremerge is actively spreading the word about aging services technologies at conferences and meetings around the country. Caremerge’s cloud-based coordination platform is designed to enable real-time staff interaction, provide families with peace of mind, and improve overall senior wellness. 

On Nov. 17, Caremerge Vice President of Client Experience Carol Zindler presented during a LeadingAge webinar entitled “Empowering Care Through Connections.” 

Tom Kissane, Caremerge’s director of implementation, will be speaking about “Bridging the Digital Divide Among Seniors” at the AgeTech Expo on Nov. 20 in San Francisco. The session will explore how Episcopal Senior Communities, a LeadingAge member in Walnut Creek, CA, is leveraging socialization technology to reduce isolation and increase the social engagement of residents while providing access to community knowledge.  

Caremerge CEO and Founder Asif Khan will speak on Dec. 1 at CJE Senior Life, a LeadingAge member in Chicago. Khan will discuss the latest technology trends that help older adults age in place.