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

Event Details

  • Date: July 17, 2017
  • Time: 2:30pm to 4:00pm


  • David H. Gustafson, Ph.D.
  • Charles Safran, M.D., M.S., FACMI
  • Eneida Mendonca, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Kevin Ponto, Ph.D., M.S.


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is hosting a Web conference on Monday, July 17 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET 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. The Web conference is free and CE/CME is available at no charge to eligible professionals.

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. 

Event Materials:

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

CME/CNE credits were approved for those who attended the live event of this Web conference only. If you have any questions about obtaining CME/CNE credit for this webinar, please send an email to DigitalHealthcareResearch@ahrq.hhs.gov.