April 3rd – 5th 2006
At the Omni Shoreham Hotel Washington DC
The program events I attended were the future for sensor technologies, EHR (Electronic Health Records), and how some pilot programs are working. I visited our representatives on The Hill to advocate our issues.
There were two pilot programs I thought were the most interesting:
2. Erickson Retirement Communities EHR/PHR (Personal Health Records) allows residents and their delegates to have a web view of their health records immediately. However, lab reports still take a day. Residents are anxious to know the reports.
Sensors in the home or rooms were a big topic. Providers are trying to find the right mix called a suite of sensors:
Fall detection sensors
Bed sensors that monitor motion, breathing and pulse
Floor and gate sensors
All wireless download to the web
Joined the Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST), it is leading the national charge to develop and deploy technologies that can improve the aging experience in America.
Watch the Video Imagine - the Future of Aging
1. We need National Commission to accelerate the research and development of technologies
2. Private, portable, personal health records to be available to every senior
Visited Senator Tom Coburn and gave my talking point issues to Dan Hourigan, Staff Assistant.