CDW Healthcare, ConnectedLiving to connect seniors online
QUINCY, Mass. — Healthcare technology company CDW Healthcare and ConnectedLiving, an organization that provides technology for the elderly, have a deal to get senior living communities online, the two companies said Monday.
The two companies said that the deal, which will provide Web-based applications, information technology infrastructure, networking technology, computing devices and hands-on staff would allow elderly people to enjoy greater social interaction by connecting them with loved ones and providing open access to community, educational resources and healthcare resources.
More than half of adults older than 65 use the Internet today, and 85 million baby boomers will retire and enter care centers or require home health assistance in the next decade, according to CDW and ConnectedLiving.
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Fitango releases three-part child-immunization action plan
NEW YORK — Electronic health platform Fitango is creating a three-part action plan to support childhood immunizations, the company said Monday.
Fitango announced the release of its new series of Preventative Actionplans, broken up according to age, respectively titled "Tracking Your Child’s Vaccinations (0 – 2)," "Tracking Your Child’s Vaccinations (4 – 6)" and "Tracking Your Child’s Vaccinations (7 – 18)."
The plans are designed to support healthcare reform regulations and also busy parents, and the company said it demonstrated the platform’s focus on helping accountable care organizations establish a continuum of preventative and adherence measures, as well as actionable, measurable and interactive follow-up with patients to meet new quality measures required under healthcare reform.
"Prevention is one of Fitango’s core values," Fitango CEO Dov Biran said. "Seventy-five percent of all healthcare costs go toward dealing with preventable illness. The Fitango revolution in American health starts with teaching people to stay well."
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Madison Color raises $4M in funding to ‘reinvent’ at-home hair color market
SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Color, a San Francisco-based company that is striving to reinvent the home hair care market and focuses first on home hair color through consumer-facing technology, has secured $4 million in funding, the company has announced.
Investment firm True Ventures led the funding round. Maveron LLC, a consumer-only venture capital firm, and angel investors also participated in the round. The company also announced the addition of True Ventures partner Jon Callaghan to its board of directors. Madison Color will debut in the fall of this year.
The hair care business is a $48 billion annual market and hair color alone represents a market of $15 billion, with more than 45 million U.S. women coloring their hair at home, the company stated.
Madison Color intends to reinvent the business, starting with producing and delivering products free of ammonia and other potentially harmful chemicals directly to consumers’ homes. Madison Color will also incorporate cross-platform technology including Web, mobile and tablet, with a goal of revolutionizing the home hair care experience.
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