Smart speakers are increasingly being used in healthcare settings to empower patients and ease workflows for clinicians and caretakers, says a recent HealthTech article by Christine Holloway, vice president of CAST Business Associate CDW Healthcare.


LeadingAge CAST Supporter BlueOrange Compliance generously partnered with CAST to provide this article on how providers can take advantage of opportunities and mitigate risks with smart speakers and voice-controlled devices. It addresses relevant issues in nursing homes, assisted living, and independent living. Guidance on policies, procedures, training, and monitoring are included, along with sample VcD policy and procedure guidance.

To people living with disabilities, technologies powered by artificial intelligence (AI) offer independence, safety, and the privacy that being independent brings. That insight came from a workshop interview that CAST Executive Director and LeadingAge Senior Vice President of Technology Majd Alwan, Ph.D. recently conducted with Brian Bard from the Administration for Community Living (ACL).


In a recent CAST case study, Broadmead, a LeadingAge Provider Member life plan community, wanted to protect its residents’ electronic protected health information (ePHI) and comply with the HIPAA Security Rule. 

First, this community in Cockeysville, MD, asked critical questions. Where do we start without in-house expertise? How do we leverage technology to aid in the effort? How can we afford the high cost associated with compliance? 

This month in FutureCAST, we explore steps for organizations that need help protecting health care information and complying with regulations, as well as the opportunities around strategic information technology (IT) planning and telehealth and remote monitoring technologies.



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