TekTone enters remote patient monitoring space with Stay Smart Care transaction

After years as a nurse call system manufacturer, TekTone acquired majority ownership in Stay Smart Care, a Remote Patient Monitoring, or RPM, solutions company.

TekTone said the move is consistent with its mission to continuously provide communication solutions. Stay Smart Care will operate as a subsidiary of TekTone, allowing the two companies to provide a wider variety of intercommunication solutions and resources to care providers in a variety of markets.

CarePredict to publish research on wearable device outcomes, contact tracing

The company’s research on real-time digital contact tracing and development of a system to control COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities is scheduled for publication in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. Authors will show how digital contact tracing systems show promise as effective tools to control COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities.

Meanwhile, “AI-Powered Digital Health Platform and Wearable Devices Improve Outcomes for Older Adults in Assisted Living Communities: Pilot Study” will show how such a platform can identify seniors at increased probability for a health decline and provide community staff with actionable information regarding each resident’s activities and behavior. This research will be published in the journal JMIR Aging.

Kisco adds temp monitoring sign-in kiosks in all facilities

Kisco Senior Living, a Carlsbad, CA-based owner and operator of full-service senior living communities, said it will incorporate Accushield’s visitor management system in all 20 of its senior living communities across the country. 

In addition to visitor screening and credentialing, Accushield’s sign-in kiosks soon will include touchless integrated temperature readings and COVID-19 screening questions. Kisco said the system will be used for everyone who visits and works in the facilities.