Packaging Keeps Med Log

by Mike Hunter

TimerCap LLC is a leading innovator of easy and effective medication compliance packaging solutions to address poor medication adherence. TimerCap makes it simple to stay on top of medication schedules by replacing traditional prescription vial caps with a reusable simple cap incorporating a built-in digital timer. Working with Medisafe, a leading personalized medication management platform,… [More]

Offering Healthcare to Multigenerational Workforces 

by Doug Adelberg, Elise Thorpe

As employers work to refine their annual benefits offerings, a central challenge they face is providing the right mix of care and preventive services for an increasingly age-diverse population. For the first time in modern history, four generations are in the workforce, each with different needs, desires and resources. Employers are being challenged to better… [More]

Service Partnership Saves 911 Resources

by Mike Hunter

A service partnership between Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital is not only making a significant impact on patient care, it’s reducing the number of 911 calls from people who may not require emergency services. Formed to address repeat 911 calls from chronically ill patients who may not require emergency services,… [More]

Be Alzheimer’s-Friendly to the Public

by RaeAnne Marsh

Enabling public-facing businesses to better serve a consumer population dealing with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, Home Instead Senior Care last month rolled out a special Alzheimer’s Friendly BusinessSM training program. “The unpredictable nature of the disease is one of the biggest deterrents to going out in public,” says Rey Graf, client care representative with the… [More]

Healthcare IT Grows in Niche Market

by RaeAnne Marsh

Phoenix-based Topaz, a healthcare IT company that recently underwent a rebranding to support its evolution to a national provider of healthcare technology solutions, has grown since its founding in 2008 from a staff of two focused solely on the Arizona market to a staff of 43 with clients in nine states. Javier Favela, president and… [More]

New Company Investing in Healthcare Startups 

by Mike Hunter

Trinnovate Ventures, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona that launched last year focused on accelerating healthcare innovation, aims to improve quality of life, increase efficiencies and enhance the overall healthcare experience for consumers and providers through strategic investments. The company provides business resources, offers access to capital and strategic assets, fosters business… [More]

Public Health Industry Standards

by RaeAnne Marsh

The National Board of Medical Examiners, one of the nation’s leading and most respected assessors of health professionals, has set its sights on improving the quality of clinical research by introducing the Certification of Excellence in Clinical Research. With several major cases in the news about clinical trials gone awry, the new NBME exam will… [More]

Strength in Numbers: How Healthcare is Evolving for Business

by RaeAnne Marsh

Healthcare coverage — that’s a big issue for employers these days. And, with the open enrollment period upon us, now is the time many employers are trying to look into the near future to make the best choices for their company and their employees. The challenge is the change that the healthcare landscape is still undergoing.… [More]

New Leadership Takes Helm at Arizona Care Network

by Mike Hunter

David Hanekom, M.D., a seasoned physician executive with expertise in both managed care and medical and population health management, has joined the physician-led and -governed, clinically integrated Arizona Care Network with ambitious plans to help physicians meet the physical and behavioral health needs of patients. “Providing accessible, local and personal care is our organization’s social… [More]

‘Made in USA’ Is Good for Business

by RaeAnne Marsh

Launched this past summer, Glendale-based OUR Skin Cares has a two-pronged mission to “do something for humanity,” says CEO Tony Mangat. The head of a successful trucking company explains the new enterprise’s product is an anti-aging serum made from all-natural ingredients, such as lentil seed extract and macadamia seed oil, and is free of parabens,… [More]