The Society’s first-ever Shark Tank Competition highlighted how innovators are tackling PALTC issues. This competition featured innovation in the PALTC setting by showcasing new systems, devices, and technology with the goal to improve PALTC processes and outcomes. The finalists presented their innovations on March 23rd at the Annual Conference in Grapevine, Texas.


Judges’ Choice:


CareBand is a wearable technology specifically designed for seniors living with dementia in Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Communities.  Combined with a data analytics platform, our predictive algorithms provide details to make early informed care decisions. Utilizing a smart Internet of Things platform, CareBand provides (i) real-time indoor and outdoor location tracking, (ii) a nurse call button and (iii) automated analysis of physical movement patterns to help caregivers identify early changes in condition. CareBand enables seniors to live in a safe and independent environment and provides peace of mind for caregivers.  

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Audience Choice:

Patient Pattern

Patient Pattern is a Startup NY company founded by a team of geriatric clinicians and technologists who's vision is to improve the quality of care for frail populations and is the first software company to provide access to evidence-based Frailty Risk Scoring.  Our frailty-based clinical decision support enables proactive care to occur at the bed-side by providing medical directors, clinicians, and facility leadership with timely patient risk tracking information along with evidence-based recommendations that has high impactability. Our software enables medical directors to manage and oversee their entire facility population, identify priority patients at risk and improve meaningful outcomes. 

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Honorable Mention:


eMediCall is a patented, secure, accurate, and innovative medical communication system that streamlines communications between practitioners and nursing staff in long term care (LTC) facilities.

eMediCall addresses most, if not all, communication issues between practitioners and nursing staff in LTC facilities while enhancing nursing efficiency, reducing communication errors, and allowing practitioners to efficiently manage large volumes of clinical communications, using just their smart phone or computer.

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Honorable Mention:


TriageTrace Smart Phone based Collaboration & Documentation platform to digitally manage Changes in Condition in post-acute facilities thereby assisting Nurses & Physicians to communicate effectively, make informed decisions that lead to better care outcomes. This improved productivity, behavioural analytics and reduction in unnecessary 30-day hospital transfers, all lead to cost savings.    

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