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WellAWARE Systems to Offer Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service as Part of Their Health Monitoring Solution for Seniors

Social services are provided by a social worker consultant that is available to help with adjustment, problem resolution and discharge planning. Activities are planned by our Social Activities Director and including spiritual/religious programs, physically stimulating programs, adaptive programming for persons having cognitive or physical disabilities, educational activities, creative/intellectual activities, holiday activities, weekend activities, special events, outings and a volunteer program. Our in-house environmental services include housekeeping, laundry and maintenance. Rehabilitation services include gait training, balance and posture training, pain management and exercise programs. Occupational Therapy provides training in the activities of daily living, use of adaptive equipment, fine eye coordination and hand function.
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Assessing hospitals’ clinical risk management: Development of a monitoring instrument

The service, offered by systems subsidiary Toshiba Solutions, will employ a tablet device along with a scale and a blood pressure monitor, both compatible with Bluetooth. Weight and blood pressure readings will be sent to Toshiba Solutions servers. The tablets will display more than six months of data, with an alarm reminding the senior to take medication. Family members will have access to the information as well. Service fees are expected to start at JPY 1,000 per month. Toshiba may later partner with outside firms, such as a food delivery provider for seniors. It aims to sign up 300,000 users within three years for the health management service.
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A systematic approach to the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of integrated health services

WellAWAREs monitoring solution is used to analyze resident senior activity trends and physiological information, allowing proactive notification to caregivers of potential, emergent health conditions in an effort to help improve health related outcomes via early intervention. The Philips Lifeline offering includes the innovative Philips Lifeline with AutoAlert medical alert service. Lifeline with Auto Alert offers an added layer of protection by featuring the only medical alert pendant that can automatically place a call for help if it detects a fall and the user is unable to press the button themselves. One of the greatest threats to seniors is falls and associated injuries, says Rob Goudswaard, Sr. Director of Innovation for Philips Lifeline. Implementing the Philips Lifeline technology in conjunction with WellAWAREs monitoring system will help provide a wider safety net, supporting seniors desire to live independently. The use of WellAWARE and Philips Lifeline technology offers a robust, resident-centered solution for seniors, said Jeff Noce, CEO of WellAWARE Systems. Were excited to have this opportunity to work with Philips Lifeline. By using both solutions, senior living community operators and home health providers are better able to deliver proactive care to seniors using WellAWAREs wellness monitoring service, while also being able to respond more quickly and confidently to emergent situations through Philips industry-leading Lifeline response solution. About WellAWARE Systems Built in collaboration with the senior living industry, WellAWARE Systems utilizes innovative passive technology to provide caregivers with a directional guide to proactively identify changes in key wellness indicators such as sleep quality, activity level, bathroom visits and more which significantly improves health related outcomes.
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Toshiba to launch tablet health-monitoring service in Japan

Most importantly single sector M&E approaches are often driven by institutions external to the national governments, such as by donors, and those external institutional priorities might not reflect those of each country [ 48 ]. This papers approach requires that program planning and M&E systems be determined based on national level priorities. While this may increase the likelihood that the programmatic response is tailored, it does not mean that donor funding will correspond with the countrys priorities. Further, there may be human and financial resource constraints that limit application of the approach. Because the perspective of this approach is at the country level, it is consistent with calls for greater country ownership [ 1 , 4 ].
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The interviewees (five persons responsible for CRM in major Swiss hospitals and the CEO of a risk management company and president of the Swiss risk-management network) were selected according to suggestions from our advisory board. In addition, questionnaire design experts reviewed the draft version regarding wording, structure and order of questions and response alternatives. This was followed by written feedback and a workshop with our expert panel. Their input resulted in further precision in wording and more questions on specific activities with examples instead of abstract concepts or attitudes. An intense discussion took place of how to gain the overview of CRM in different services (section 3 of the instrument).
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