Jan. 17: Help CAST Improve Its Functional Assessment and Activity Monitoring Technology Portfolio
| October 13, 2015
LeadingAge CAST has released a new portfolio of tools designed to help organizations select functional assessment and activity monitoring technology.
released a new portfolio of tools designed to help organizations select
functional assessment and activity monitoring technology. Please take a few minutes to complete this quick survey about the portfolio before Jan. 17, 2016.
assessment technologies capture and analyze a person’s general behavior and
ability to interact with the world. These technologies can help caregivers
determine an individual’s changing needs and intervene early before a health
Functional decline and impairment contribute
significantly to health care spending, particularly among people with chronic
conditions. Yet, assessing functional decline can be challenging because decline
is usually gradual and subtle.
Products designed to provide early
detection and facilitate targeted interventions for functional decline and
impairment can yield long-term savings.
“Functional assessment and
activity monitoring technologies help providers become proactive in identifying
clients’ needs, deliver services accordingly, and support and even prolong
independence” said CAST Executive Director Majd Alwan in a statement. “This tool allows members to select the
solutions that best fit their setting, requirements, and their clients’ needs
Components of the CAST Portfolio
technologies featured in the new CAST portfolio range from sensors embedded in
the fixed environment and in objects, to wearable or personal devices. The
technologies vary widely in the way the monitored individual interacts with
The portfolio of tools includes:
- A whitepaper that helps organizations understand the range of
issues surrounding functional assessment and activity monitoring technology. The
whitepaper outlines technology solutions available in the marketplace, as well
as their uses and benefits.
- A Product Selection Matrix and Online Selection Tool. The matrix compares 17 different
products from 15 vendors. The easy-to-use online selection tool helps providers
identify the appropriate functional assessment and activity monitoring
technology products that fit their care settings and offer their “must-have”
features. Check out the participating vendors.
- A case study that provides a real-life example of how Terraces
of Los Gatos, a LeadingAge member in Los Gatos, CA, improved efficiency and
reduced pressure ulcers and falls through functional assessment
Development of Future Tools
In early 2016, CAST plans to update this portfolio. CAST would also like to launch a new portfolio of tools focusing on Shared Care Planning and Care Coordination Technologies. Please review the components of the Functional Assessment portfolio, including the whitepaper, online selection tool, selection matrix and case study. Then, take a few minutes to complete this quick survey on the portfolio before Jan. 17.
Your input through the feedback survey will help CAST make this tool better. It also gives you the opportunity to tell CAST what tools you’d like it to develop in the future.
To participate in the development of future CAST portfolios, please contact Scott Code, aging services technology manager, at email@example.com, 202-508-9466.