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Science and Technology

Articles on senior living
The following ALFA Update articles are designed to educate and inform the public of science and technology developments in the senior living industry.

11/10/2016
Federal Agency Activity, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, News, Science and Technology, Technology Infrastructure
The Social Security Administration has launched a new health information technology initiative with the Department of Veterans Affairs enabling all So...
10/20/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, News, Science and Technology
The Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance for public comment on the clinical evaluation of software as a medical device, or SaMD (PDF...
9/1/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Knowledge Management, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, News
The Health and Human Services Department is seeking public input on its efforts to make it easier for patients’ medical records to follow them through...
8/25/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Facts and Figures, Health Care, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, News, Reports, Research
Overall prescription drug spending in the United States rose by 17 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to new data released by the Centers for Medica...
8/25/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Facts and Figures, Federal Agency Activity, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, News, Science and Technology
Medical device companies will pay about $1 billion in fees to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2018 to 2022 to give the agency resources to...
6/2/2016
cheatsheet, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Medication Technology & Informatics, Research, Science and Technology, Technology Infrastructure, Wellness Program
Argentum is pleased to partner with Aging2.0 to conduct the 2016 Senior Care Innovation & Technology Use Survey to advance a greater understanding abo...
5/25/2016
Accessiblity Issues, cheatsheet, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Health and Wellness, Life Safety, Research
Hurricane season is here. After a disaster, it’s common for families and individuals to feel stress and anxiety over their health and safety and this ...
3/29/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports, Science and Technology
The U.S. market for active aging technology includes 85 million Americans, according to a new report from the Consumer Technology Association and its ...
3/9/2016
Advocacy, CEO, cheatsheet, Compliance, Life Safety, Membership, Physical Plant, Policy in the States
Argentum, which advocates for excellence in senior living, applauds its state partner in Florida for successfully advocating for legislation enabling ...
3/1/2016
Finance, Science and Technology
A new survey predicts health information technology departments will spend less in 2016, but it’s because more have met federal requirements under the...
2/17/2016
Family Caregiver, Investment To Grow, Technology Infrastructure
Memory care caregivers are interested in using emerging new technologies to help them with offering excellent care, but awareness of technologies curr...
1/26/2016
Health Care, Managed Risk, Medication Technology & Informatics
The Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance for managing cybersecurity vulnerabilities for marketed medical devices, encouraging manufa...
1/19/2016
Life Safety
Silversphere raised the bar on safety standards for its technology by acquiring a UL-2560 listing. This listing delivers high-praise to the safety sta...
12/22/2015
As you begin the new year, make sure you don’t miss the biggest senior living stories of 2015. Last year’s most widely read topics include reports on ...
12/2/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Medicare, Medication Technology & Informatics
Expenditures for new drugs were concentrated among just a few drugs and most were costly for Medicare beneficiaries, shows a new Government Accountabi...
11/30/2015
As safety technology tools do their most important job of keeping residents safe, they also offer important cost-saving and marketing advantages.
11/19/2015
Family Caregiver, Life Safety
Family members who care for an aging loved one rely on people and online information, not senior care devices, to assist them – and many use nothing a...
11/4/2015
Health and Wellness, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, Memory Care Best Practices and Research
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a $3.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study the use of antipsy...
10/20/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, Social Media
Nearly two-thirds of American adults, or about 65 percent, use social networking sites, up from 7 percent when Pew Research Center began systematicall...
10/13/2015
Life Safety, Physical Plant, Property Management, Risk Management
Although Hurricane Joaquin hit South Carolina hard, causing wide swaths of devastation throughout the state professionally managed senior living commu...
9/23/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Risk Management, Technology Infrastructure
The Department of Health and Human Services in concert with more than 35 partners has released a newly updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2...
8/26/2015
cheatsheet, Partnerships, Resident and Family Services, Social Media
Alzheimer’s disease is a national crisis: Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. There’s no cure – Alzh...
7/21/2015
Accessiblity Issues, Disabilities, Partnerships, Science and Technology
Ride-sharing company Uber launched a program during the White House Conference on Aging to further engage older adults by rolling out a pilot program ...
1/13/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Risk Management, Technology Infrastructure
The government is seeking in put on the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020. The Office of the National Coordinators for Health IT is accepting...
12/22/2014
As you begin the new year, make sure you don’t miss the biggest senior living stories of 2014. Last year’s most widely read topics include innovative ...
12/9/2014
Accessiblity Issues, Disabilities, Falls Prevention, Science and Technology
A new robot research project hopes to provide a solution for people who have limited hand functionality and who rely on wheelchairs for mobility. Rese...
11/10/2014
Best of the Best Awards, cheatsheet, Life Safety, Managed Risk, Security, Technology Infrastructure
Status Solutions of Charlottesville, Va., won in the Information Technology category in 2014 for its SARA eMessenger mobile, or Situational Awareness ...
11/4/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Medication Technology & Informatics, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The National Institute on Aging’s Office of Special Populations is making efforts to recruit African-Americans for clinical trial recruitment and post...
10/9/2014
Accessiblity Issues, Disabilities, Falls Prevention, Technology Infrastructure
A new robot research project hopes to provide a solution for people who have limited hand functionality and who rely on wheelchairs for mobility. Rese...
10/1/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, cheatsheet, Independence, Quality of Life, Science and Technology
The Consumer Electronics Association a few years ago decided it wanted to give back to communities around the country and so created the CEA Foundatio...