Host: Rusty Franks, Solutions Architect, SmartSource IT | RealPage
Zoom Room 2
Many senior living organizations have developed resident engagement programs utilizing virtual reality (VR) technology. The onset of COVID-19 has emphasized the need for more creative ways to provide training, programming, and care – and VR implementations have reported some interesting results in a variety of environments. This session will review three such projects and their results, to give you the information you may need to create your own VR use case.
Tamara Afifi, PhD, Professor in the Department of Communication, University of California Santa Barbara
Kimberly C. Butrum, MS, RN, GNP, Senior Vice President, Clinical Services, Silverado
Debbi Cavallo, Director of Dementia Services, Senior Resource Group
Carrie Cusker, LPN, Clinical Nurse Educator, St. John’s Home
Davis Park, Vice President, Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, Front Porch
Even before the era of social distancing, the senior living industry had been experimenting with voice-first technologies. Besides the obvious benefit of reducing social isolation, applications now in the marketplace include medication reminders, personal emergency response, digital transcription, and healthcare information assistance. How far can senior living take this technology, and what is the benefit to seniors as a result? Already, voice is viewed as a biomarker for medical conditions. Multi-factor voice authentication can help in care coordination. This panel, moderated by a tech industry veteran and elder care advocate, will provide you with an overview of the possibilities and very real benefits to seniors in any environment.
Ryan Elza, Social Entrepreneur in Residence, Social Connectedness, AARP Foundation
Nick Patel, President, The Asbury Group Integrated Technology
Laurie Orlov, Founder, Aging and Health Technology Watch
2019 was a rough year for data breaches in senior living. More than 60 facilities were impacted by a single software company breach in June. The average cost of a data breach in the health care industry was $6.45 million, according to the 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Study from Ponemon Institute and IBM Security. 2020’s COVID-19 crisis has seen the temporary loosening of HIPAA rules by the HHS Office for Civil Rights, to accelerate telehealth adoption in senior living. What is the state of your data security? Once the COVID-19 crisis has been declared under control by HHS and other government agencies, what story will you be able to tell as it relates to the security of resident data? These IT leaders will run through the punch list required to ensure your story will be a good one.
Diana Burley, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Research, American University
Beau Smithback, Chief Information Officer, vcpi
Mark Marshall, VP, IT & Business Analytics, Brandywine Living