LeadingAge CAST Announces  Venue, Theme + Focus of 2019 Collaborative Care & Health IT Innovations Summit

Press Release | October 09, 2018 | by Lisa Sanders

New Name Reflects Conference’s Role in Aligning LTPAC Sector with Acute Care and Payers

Contact: Lisa Sanders

Washington D.C. October 9, 2018 -- Coming into its 15th year, the premier health information technology conference dedicated to uniting executives and IT leaders in the long-term and post-acute care field with acute care providers, payers and technology vendors in aging services, announces exciting developments for its June 2019 conference.

The most obvious change is the new name. The Long-Term Post-Acute Care Health IT Summit is now the Collaborative Care & Health IT Innovations Summit, to better reflect the breadth of providers and key business partners involved, including payers, technology partners, and information exchange facilitators, said Majd Alwan, SVP Technology and Executive Director, LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technology (CAST), the Summit’s lead planner.

For the 2019 event, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, June 23-25, CAST welcomes collaborators including LeadingAge and members of the Long-Term Post-Acute Care Health IT Collaborative; together, the group will deliver a unique experience for attendees -- health IT leaders, strategists, policymakers, providers, clinicians, vendors and professionals -- promoting a discussion of technology’s role as a connector integrating pre-acute and long-term post-acute care services into the healthcare and payment ecosystems, and uniting formerly silo’d sectors in an era of health and payment reforms.

“What residents, patients, clients or caregivers want and need must drive the integrated delivery of care, with a person-centered focus. Technology can help make this happen. Last June’s conference reinforced our belief in the importance of collaboration across the entire healthcare ecosystem in order to meet that demand,” said Majd Alwan, SVP Technology and Executive Director, LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technology. “We’re expanding on last year’s themes to explore more connectivity and interoperability modalities and their impact on care and payment models. Most of all, the focus on innovative business models that incentivize all parties -- including long-term post-acute care providers -- must also continue.”

Finally, to facilitate engaging technology vendors’ participation in the Summit, the exhibitors’ application process now requires an application prior to registration.

Check the new Summit’s web site, last year’s schedule of events and sponsors & exhibitors, and what went down in 2018. Businesses, including health information exchange facilitators and intermediaries, interested in exhibiting, can find more details on doing so here.

Speakers interested in participating in the 2019 Collaborative Care & Health IT Summit, please contact Scott Code, Associate Director of CAST, at scode@leadingage.org. 202-508-9466.

About the LTPAC Health IT Collaborative

The LTPAC Health IT Collaborative is a public-private group of stakeholder organizations representing associations, providers, policy-makers, researchers, vendors, and professionals with a mission to coordinate the sector and maintain alignment with the national priorities. The Collaborative was formed in 2005 to advance health information technology (health IT) issues by encouraging coordination among provider organizations, policymakers, vendors, payers and other stakeholders. Collaborative members include national associations representing clinicians, providers, information technology developers and researchers with expertise in the long term and post-acute care (LTPAC).

About the LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies
The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) is focused on accelerating the development, evaluation and adoption of emerging technologies that will transform the aging experience. An international coalition of more than 400 technology companies, aging-services organizations, businesses, research universities and government representatives, CAST works under the auspices of LeadingAge, an association of 6,000+ members and partners that include nonprofit organizatinos representing the entire field of aging services, 38 state partners, hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundation and research partners.