A National Web Conference on Use of Health IT for Aging Adults

Event Date
July 17, 2017 - 2:30pm–4:00pm EDT

Event Materials:

  • Presentation Slides (PDF, 4.93 MB)
  • Q&A (PDF, 149 KB)


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is hosting a Web conference to discuss the development of innovative technologies to improve care planning and communication with aging adults. Presenters will discuss technologies designed to integrate the home context with clinical data to improve care planning for aging adults. They will also discuss technologies that provide health information, resources, and tools to connect aging adults with families, providers, and peers to aid in healthy aging. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this Web conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of a web-based information and communication technology system (Elder Tree) aimed at connecting aging adults with family members, caregivers, other aging adults, and community resources on elder independence and quality of life. 
  2. Describe the development of a family-centered web-based platform (InfoSage) to improve communication, coordination, and collaboration related to health care decision making and care transitions for aging adults and their families.
  3. Discuss the benefits of integrating a full-scale 3D model of a home with EHR data for aiding in care planning for aging adults. 


David H. Gustafson, Ph.D.
Professor of Industrial Engineering and Preventive Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Charles Safran, M.D., M.S., FACMI
Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Eneida Mendonca, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Departments of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Pediatrics, and Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Assistant Director, Clinical/Health Informatics, UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Kevin Ponto, Ph.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Design Studies, Living Environments Laboratory, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Shafa Al-Showk, M.P.H., CHES
Health Scientist, Division of Health Information Technology, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Eligible providers were able to earn up to 1.5 CE/CME contact hours for participating in the live webinar.

If you have questions, please contact DigitalHealthcareResearch@ahrq.hhs.gov.