Short-distance Falls Are Taxing ERs, Presenting An Opportunity To Innovate

When I sat down recently with Texas Health Fort Worth CEO Joseph DeLeon—consider that your not-so-sly teaser—he said an interesting thing I couldn’t quite find space for in the resulting piece. He said that trauma resulting from short-distance falls are the highest-growth type of ER visit they see. That relates, of course, to the aging population. It also presents a problem the open market is, in various forms, trying to solve. Take the Fort Worth company MedHab, which has an alert system geared at seniors that adds a little bit of FitBit flair. Meredith McGrath recently profiled the company’s wearable… Full Story