University of Louisville and Kindred announce partnership

By Sophie Chapman
Kindred Healthcare and the University of Louisville announced on 16 November their partnership for healthcare technology solutions. The dubbed HIVE pla...

Kindred Healthcare and the University of Louisville announced on 16 November their partnership for healthcare technology solutions.

The dubbed HIVE plans to help the geriatric community of Louisville, Kentucky, and well as the rest of the US.

The employees of Kindred will work with the student and faculty of the university’s J.B. School of Engineering with the aim of developing apps.

The apps will be for the benefit of the aging generation, including both patients and caregivers.

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HIVE has already successfully created Kindred’s first mobile compliance tracing app, and is working on a hospice eligibility app for nurses.

“These applications are already in use by our team members across the nation,” reported Benjamin Breier, President and CEO of Kindred Healthcare.

“To increase efficiency and drive faster business decisions. Which means our employees can spend more time focusing on things that matter the most, providing care for our patients.”

The partnership will be located near the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus.

The university has had previous experience working with the private sector; in 2015 it partnered with GE Appliances to create FirstBuild – a micro-factory that worked on next generation home appliances.

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