LeadingAge’s Collaborative Care & Health IT Innovations Summit Kicks Off Next Week

PRESS RELEASE | June 04, 2021 | by Lisa Sanders

Contact: Lisa Sanders, lsanders@leadingage.org 202-508-9407
Virtual Conference: Tuesday, June 8 - Thursday, June 10, 2021

June 4, 2021, Washington, DC—Technology is critical to older adults’ empowerment and ability to age well, across all care settings -- a truth made clear throughout the coronavirus pandemic. As our country emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, providers of healthcare services for older adults, technology experts, payers and other players come together to discuss the role of health information technology in collaboration during healthcare crises.

Starting Tues. June 8, LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) convenes the annual CCHIT Innovation Summit (now in its 17th year) to address how technology connects with the healthcare ecosystem in the era of health and payment reforms. This year’s post-pandemic focus is on the role of a broad array of technology and innovations in managing population health in crises across the continuum of care and the whole collaborative care eco-system.

Sessions will address critical issues that emerged over the past year, including tech’s role in care coordination during crises and infection prevention and control. Panelists will share lessons learned, explaining the impact on innovative care delivery and payment models that technology enables, focusing on health IT, interoperability, and health information exchange modalities.

Keynotes include:

  • Mark McClellan, MD, PhD: former administrator of CMS and FDA, now Director, Duke-Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke University, “Responding to the Pandemic: Lessons Learned and Implications for Technology”
  • Joe Coughlin: Founder & Director, MIT AgeLab, “Pandemic as Propellant: How COVID-19 Made Technology the New Toilet Paper for Young & Old Consumers”
  • Peter Kress: CIO, Acts Retirement-Life Communities, “Way Forward for Collaborative Care in Light of the Pandemic”
  • Chris Ritter: Patient Care Models Group Director, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovations (CMMI), Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), “Next Generation of Innovative & Alternative Payment Models”

Sessions of interest include:

  • Innovative Uses of Telehealth During Crises
  • Vaccination Management, Documentation, and Reporting: Lessons Learned
  • Data Analytics: Cross Continuum Use Cases and Case Studies

Click here for more details on sessions over the 3 day event.

About LeadingAge:

We represent more than 5,000 nonprofit aging services providers and other mission-minded organizations that touch millions of lives every day. Alongside our members and 38 state partners, we use applied research, advocacy, education, and community-building to make America a better place to grow old. Our membership, which now includes the providers of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America, encompasses the continuum of services for people as they age, including those with disabilities. We bring together the most inventive minds in the field to lead and innovate solutions that support older adults wherever they call home. For more information visit leadingage.org.