Quick Take-Aways from LeadingAge CAST's Collaborative Care & Health IT Innovations Summit

Posted by Kyle Robinson, MA on July 2, 2019


An action-packed, collaborative agenda guided 2019's Collaborative Care & Health IT Innovations Summit #CollabCareSummit in Baltimore, MD. Guided by a dedicated team of healthcare and information technology leaders, the conference topics and discussions were deep, robust, and intelligent. The Summit addressed an array of key topics including: interoperability, information exchange networks, payment reform, managed care models, health technology mobile apps, shared care planning, regulatory environments, value-based payment and care reform.

Among the distinguished panelists and presenters were vendors serving senior living and healthcare, provider organizations, and industry innovators. As a conference exhibitor, the Wellzesta team presented real-time demos and connected with both providers and fellow vendors. There were more take-aways than one can write about in an article, so instead, I'll offer up a few of the most interesting and forward-thinking quotations.

"The 'Appification' of healthcare is where our future is going. There is both good and bad in this, but it offers expansion in interoperability." -Kevin Scalia, Corporate Development at Netsmart.
"Value needs to be looked at in terms of outcomes, not cost. Let's stop making it just about the regulatory environment and focus our attention to the person's experience." - Steve Herron, Senior Director, Longterm and Post Acute Care, Cerner
"It's simply getting the right data to the right people at the right time for valuable decisions to be made." - Chuck Czarnik, Vice President, Data Engineering, naviHealth


We were also excited to see some innovative talent and technology coming from companies like: Patient Pattern who is bringing frailty measurements to the forefront; Soundmind focused on voice assistance; MyDirectives digital advance care planning from A|D Vault; Keenly Health remote patient monitoring; and ProviNET information technology consultants.



A special thank you to LeadingAge CAST for being a trusted voice around technologies that improve the aging experience.