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LeadingAge Missouri is proud to offer its' first-ever Technology Summit.  This one day workshop promises to bring you up to speed on new innovations and technology in the long term care realm. Earn up to 7.5 administrative hours in just ONE day!  Join us for this great event May 2, 2014 in Columbia, MO.

Luncheon Keynote Presentation!


A feature documentary by Saffron Cassaday

Q&A via Skype with Saffron Cassaday and Brenda Rusnak

Proving you’re never too old to learn something new, initially reluctant seniors discover the wonders of the world-wide-web with the help of teenage mentors.  Their exploration of cyber-space is catapulted to a whole new level when 89 year-old Shura decides to create a YouTube cooking tutorial.  This inspires a lively competition where hidden talents and competitive spirits are revealed.  A heartwarming, candid and at times humorous exploration of the victories and challenges seniors encounter as they dive into the digital world.


Cyber & Privacy Exposures for Healthcare Facilities

Erin Federau, Health Care Facilities Broker

Highland Risk Services

Healthcare facilities have become a major target for Cyber Criminals and Government Regulation as the import of the data they store in the normal course of business has become more widely realized.  Understanding the where cyber and privacy exposures come from and how they may evolve allows for the preventative and protective measures to be taken prior to a catastrophic loss.  As such we’ll start with a brief overview of the difference exposures which have evolved for Healthcare facilities.  We will look at where these exposures stand today and touch on how they are currently enforced and where the future may lead.  Lastly, we’ll look at various methods on how to manage, prevent and protect against cyber and privacy issues.

Human Agency in Old Age:  Choosing the Best, Ignoring the Rest of Technology

Carol Gosselink, Ph.D,  Associate Professor, Psychology, Gerontology Program

Missouri State University

Audience members will learn about how technology affects elders’ quality of life, what technology elders use, motivations of elders to become savvy technogenarians and how elders currently residing in long-term care facilities interface with technology     

Tech and Innovation, Preparing Senior Housing for the Future of Healthcare 

Carl Hirschman, President/Founder

See how your community compares to others in the state of technology.  As healthcare continues to change, learn about new technologies and business models that are impacting senior housing.  In order to prepare for these changes, what does "innovation” really mean and how can you make it happen?  Do you have the core WiFi, TV and EMR technologies needed?  Tips and ways to leverage cost savings or new revenue to pay for the new technologies.  With the advent of ACOs, what are they looking for from senior housing?  Telemedicine makes it easier to age at home, but doesn’t mean senior housing is left out of the equation.  Learn what other communities are doing and what you can do, too!

Developing a Technology Roadmap for Long Term Care 

Allen Mehta, Sr. Director Information Technology
Ascension Health Information Systems
Alexian Brothers Senior Ministry

Technology has been a back office function for many years in Long Term Care organizations.  But times are changing, technology plays an important role in the business operations of Long Term Care Organizations.  We need to consider more than the desktop computer but the entire spectrum of needs, such as wireless, EMR solutions, applications and who can’t use the tablet here and there.  This discussion will identify many of the things that need to be considered in the development of a Technology Roadmap and Strategic Plan.

The Empowered Caregiver:  The ROI on Digital Health 

Laura Mitchell, VP Business Development

GrandCare Systems

Digital health, social engagement and remote monitoring technologies are designed to not only create a better care experience for seniors and their families, but perhaps more importantly, to enhance the way professionals can manage the daily care needs of their clients.  The aging population is continuing to rise while the number of care providers and brick and mortar cannot keep up.  Armed with enabling remote monitoring technology tools, professional caregiving staff will be tuned into "SUPER CAREGIVERS,” being privy to more predictive, proactive and preventative information for clients within a community or beyond, in their own homes. In this session, you will learn about available technology solutions, best practices for better client outcomes and new revenue opportunities!

Understanding Direct Messaging & Clinical Document Exchange
Dan Western, Business Development

During this session, you will learn about government legislation that is changing the market dynamics in healthcare, and how Meaningful Use is driving investments and interoperability requirements across healthcare providers.  Direct Messaging is a main focus for the exchange of clinical documents across the continuum of care, and there are specific efforts geared to eliminate manual and outdated processes such as fax with standards like the CDA (Clinical Document Architecture).  Is your organization ready to receive CDA documents via Direct Messaging, and what kind of impact could it have on your hospital referrals if you are not ready?

Smart Environments--Sensor Technology That Signals Change in Function or Health 

Marjorie Skubic, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept. and Computer Science
Director, Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology 
College of Engineering

University of Missouri-Columbia

This exciting presentation will describe new technologies that could help nurses and other clinical staff detect changes in health conditions BEFORE people complain of symptoms or BEFORE detected with clinical assessment! Our Eldertech research team at the University of Missouri has developed a sensor-based alert system to detect changes in behavioral patterns that may herald early illness or functional decline.  Small unobtrusive sensors placed in the clients’ room/apartment continually collect information about their "normal” behavior and health indicators.  When changes occur, a computer system automatically sends an alert to staff who further evaluate the client.  Displays of health alerts, videos of fall detection technology, and illustrations of sensor equipment and installations will be presented.

Long-Term Care Technology Utilization--Current and Future State 

Kelton Swartz, Strategist, Long-Term Care


For some time now, there’s been a seemingly wide gap between how technology is truly utilized in the long-term care venues versus the perceived functionality providers believe they are using and this in fact has led to more visibility of the amount of disparity and inherent challenges you and your peers are experiencing, but it has also opened the visibility to other venues of care.  We will plan to review specific examples and case-studies on how data intelligence/analytics and data sharing strategies between different venues of care is becoming critical and necessary to not just improve or maintain quality of care, but to realistically yourselves with the entire Care Continuum.  We will explore how technology can and will be one of the key drivers that gets us in-step with the current and future goals and workflows that will be critical to your viability and mission, the operations, and just as importantly, to the persons you serve in your communities each and every day. 

Lyndsa Snyder:  Streamline Your Dining Process with Web Based Technology Designed Exclusively for Senior Living

Account Executive



Learn how POS technology can help the senior living industry simplify the process of managing resident purchases in the dining room and other venues by utilizing resident portals, mobile devices, cashless accounts and much more to allow the community to save valuable time and provide better service to their residents.

Ryan Mortland:  Fire, Flood and File Corruption:  Technical Guide to Overcoming Disaster—1 hour

Technology Consultant

MB Technologies

From regional to your building, into your server closet, disaster can strike in many forms.  Developing a plan to prepare and prevent this for your organization.


Registration for members before April 23:  $100, after $150

Registration for non-members before April 23:  $150, after $200


We have a small number of rooms at the host hotel:  

Hampton Inn & Suites

1225 Fellows Place

Columbia, MO 65201.  

573-214-2222 or 800-HILTONS using the code .  

Room rates:  $119.00/night until April 1, 2014, so call today to book your room!  

LeadingAge Missouri thanks the following for sponsorship of this program:

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