Use of Health IT for Aging Adults

Event Date: July 17, 2017 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm ET

Event Materials:

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


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is hosting a webinar 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 webinar, 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. 


Professor of Industrial Engineering and Preventive Medicine
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor
Departments of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Pediatrics, and Industrial and Systems Engineering
Assistant Director, Clinical/Health Informatics
UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, University of Wisconsin, Madison
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.

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