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Sensors Help Keep the Elderly Safe at Home

by John Leland (New York Times; 2/13/09)

Increasingly, many older people who live alone are not truly alone. They are being watched by a flurry of new technologies designed to enable them to live independently and avoid expensive trips ...


JAMIA Study: EHR Adoption Requires Multi-Pronged Strategy

Health IT has been proven to improve efficiency, reduce medical errors and raise quality of care. So why is it, that even in a progressive state like Massachusetts, most small office practices still have not adopted electronic health records (EHRs)? ...


Toward a National Framework for the Secondary Use of Health Data

In recent years, high quality health information has become valuable to many stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem. The access and aggregation of healthcare data poses philosophical including ethical, political, technical, and economic challenges. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) while solving some problems has created costs, concerns, and even the perception of barriers to the sharing of health data.

AMIA's Blue Ribbon Panel of experts on the Secondary Use of Health Data met on April 27-28, 2006. Materials gathered to inform participants are available here along with the final report. A full range of topics was covered. The topics are not new, but were given fresh consideration in light of renewed efforts to build the national health infrastructure for transforming health care into a system that is safe, equitable, efficient, effective, timely and patient-centered. The viewpoint of the framework was societal.

See Final Report.


Upcoming Conferences

Elderly Woman

GSA's 62th Annual Scientific Meeting
November 21-25, 2009
Atlanta, GA
 2009 World Health Care Congress
April 14-16, 2009
Washington, DC
4th Annual Forum: Supportive Technology & Design for Healty Aging
May 28, 2009
Seattle, Washington


International Society for Gerontechnology-7th World Conference

May 27-30, 2010

Vancouver, Canada


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Last Update:
October 08, 2009