LeadingAge CAST Debuts Data Analytics Selection Tool

PRESS RELEASE | March 25, 2021 | by Lisa Sanders

Resource includes a white paper, interactive guide, online selection tool and comparison matrix, plus a user case study

Contact: Lisa Sanders

March 25, 2021 Washington, DC—The uses of and benefits provided by data analytics technologies in aging services is growing rapidly -- from reducing hospitalizations and improving quality of care to optimizing reimbursement and enhancing operational efficiencies. To help providers who serve older adults in nursing homes, home health and other care settings navigate the fast-changing data analytics market and select products that best suit their needs, LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) today releases its Data Analytics Selection Tool.

This new resource, which includes a white paper, interactive guide, online selection tool and comparison matrix, plus a provider case study, provides valuable resources to help LeadingAge members and other aging services organizations understand the range of data analytics technologies available in the marketplace, as well as their potential uses and benefits. The tool can also be used to plan for, select, and implement a data analytics solution.

“‘Big data’ applications in aging services are growing, from data visualization to predictive and prescriptive analytics to population health. Determining the appropriate choice can be a complex process. This new tool helps CEOs, Chief Technology Officers, and health IT teams understand their options and assess their needs,” said Majd Alwan, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Technology and Business Strategy and the Executive Director of CAST. “This is a soup-to-nuts toolkit that will benefit providers of all sizes and users with varied needs, whether well established in a care setting or just starting out.”

The full LeadingAge CAST Data Analytics Selection Tool includes:

  • White Paper: An in-depth guide that presents the ways that organizations can use and benefit from data analytics technologies.
  • Interactive Guide: A high-level summary of the white paper.
  • Online Selection Tool: Compares products and vendors at a high level.
  • Selection Matrix: Offers an in-depth comparison of products and vendors.
  • Provider Case Study: “Improving Health Outcomes, Resident Experience and
  • Quality through Data Analytics,” featuring PointRight, a LeadingAge Bronze Partner with CAST Focus, and ArchCare.

This LeadingAge CAST Data Analytics Selection Tool is the newest installment of LeadingAge’s CAST Technology Selection Tools. Each hands-on resource includes a white paper, selection matrix, online selection tool, and provider case studies. All help with the understanding, planning for, selecting, implementing, and adopting technologies and innovative care models.

Use the tools to help you choose technology in these areas:

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 encompasses the entire continuum of aging services, including skilled nursing, assisted living, memory care, affordable housing, retirement communities, adult day programs, community-based services, hospice, and as of 2021, the home-based care providers of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America. 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.