201704.26
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Who are the Boomerang Seniors?

Many people have heard the terms “sandwich generation” and “silver tsunami.” But today, there is a new phrase, “boomerang seniors,” that describes many seniors in their 60s, 70s and even 80s. These boomerang seniors are caring for an even older relative, usually a parent, who is in their 90s or 100s. You can think of…

201704.26
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What Is Connected Health?

Historically, health care has been disconnected, or as Susmit Pal, Healthcare Strategist at Dell EMC, describes it, “… episodic in nature, with clinicians making decisions without seeing a comprehensive picture of the patient.” The goal of connected health then is to help health care professionals see a more complete view of the patient, not just…

201702.23
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The Important Role of the Patient Advocate

America’s health care system is more complicated than ever, and many patients lack the clinical background to make sense of the overwhelming amount of information they are given by their doctors, specialists, pharmacists and other health care professionals. Exacerbating the situation, doctors are seeing more patients and have less time to spend per patient counseling them about their diagnosis and treatment options. As a result, patient outcomes are suffering.

201612.20
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Many Have High Hopes for the 21st Century Cures Act

On December 8, Congress sent the 21st Century Cures Act to President Obama’s desk. The Act aims to fund and vastly expand medical research as well as expedite the approval of new medications and medical devices by the Food and Drug Administration. This bill enjoyed broad bipartisan support and passed the U.S. House of Representatives…

201612.20
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Reflecting on Our Growth in 2016

2016 has been a remarkable year for IKOR. As many of us gather with family and friends this week and reflect on what we are thankful for, we want to take a moment to share our journey in 2016 with you. Nearly 20 years ago, IKOR was founded with the mission of helping seniors and…