Aging Services Technologies: Today and the Near Future. Majd Alwan, Ph.D., VP CAST LeadingAge 19th Annual Cellar Conference on Technology and Aging Aging 2.0 -- Technology, Trends and Transitions Friday, April 8 th , 2010. What is CAST?. Providers of Aging Services. Tech Industry
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Majd Alwan, Ph.D., VP CASTLeadingAge
19th Annual Cellar Conference on Technology and Aging
Aging 2.0 -- Technology, Trends and Transitions
Friday, April 8th, 2010
Providers ofAging Services
The Center for Aging Services Technologies is a national coalition of more than 400 organizations working together to improve the aging experience through technology
Healthy, Independent Living
Chronic Disease Management
Skilled Nursing Facility
COST of CARE/DAY“Shift Left” through Technology
Personal Health Maintenance
SocializationHome for Life
(Quality of Life)
Wearable devices: (PERS, automatic fall detectors, fall prevention patches, tracking)
Perverse payment system
Liability exposure for providers
Shortage of workforce
Lack of cross state licensure
Shortage of funding
Perceived intrusiveness- overemphasis on privacy
Inverse relationship between the need for, and the ability to use, technology
Lack of information systems’ interoperability and device interconnectivity.
Evangelization of the vision
Tapping into untraditional funding sources
Better understanding of seniors attitudes towards technology
Designing better technologies
Follow through on the agency level
I will win
Used two-way video to talk to her son and the grand children.
Electronic medication caddy notified son she took her medicine, so he did not have to nag her.
Wearable sensors transmit health vitals to healthcare professional.
Her senior-friendly cell phone has a GPS chip, and an emergency alert button.
Telemedicine helped her send a picture of a scrape to her doctor, avoiding a trip to the office.
Instrumented walker assesses gait and balance.
Majd Alwan, Ph.D., VP CAST