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GeriTech's Take on AARP's 4th Health Innovation @50+ LivePitch
On Thursday May 14, 2015, AARP hosted its fourth  Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch event, an event that "features the most exciting start-up companies in the “50 and over” health technology sector." In this post, I'll list brief descriptions of the finalists...
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Notes from the Aging 2.0 Global Innovation Summit
This past week, I attended the second Aging 2.0 Global Innovation Summit. I wrote about the first one here . It's now a year later, and I would say that the health and aging experience of the average older adult still hasn't changed much. But this perhaps i...
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What PBS Forgot in its Caregiver Resources Section
As many know, family caregivers of aging adults are of extra-special interest to me. I've been studying their needs and creating health content for them since 2008, and these days I spend over half my time working on GeriatricsForCaregivers.net and a relate...
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My Process for Meaningful Use & Chronic Care Management
What is actually involved, in providing good ongoing medical care to a frail older adult who is medically complex? I've been thinking more about this, since earlier this week I attended a Code for America event about meaningful use. And in an interesting co...
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Aging in Place Safely: Dr. K vs APS vs the latest start-up
This week, I did a lot of thinking about aging in place and safety. That's in part because I ended up going to head-to-head with a local Adult Protective Services agency (APS), who was worried that my 91 year old fiercely independent patient with dementia w...
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I like notion that we as a community need to embrace Social Work interventions as we do prescribing medications - each intervention has a risk-benefit profile! And similar to administering any medication/intervention, you must take an H&P. But due to increasing expenditures on administrative overhead and paperwork as well as high-tech interventions (i.e. the cancer drug that extends life by 6 months and decreases quality of life), we have eliminated precious hours we could be spending to clarify the appropriate Social Work interventions. Empower the IPAB! I definitely will be referring my friends to "Honors". 
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Muriel Gillick nails it yet again: What decision-making when clinicians and patients partner should look like:

"Far more reasonable would be a single process that begins with physicians describing to patients their general health status and the likely course of any new condition that warrants treatment; the process would then move to patients indicating their goals of care; next, physicians would explain how to translate those goals into a treatment, describing the risks of pursuing the proposed strategy. Based on this give and take, physicians recommend a treatment, patients accept or reject the treatment, and then both parties sign a document indicating their conclusion and briefly describing the process by which they reached that decision."
Last fall, the prestigious Institute of Medicine released a “discussion paper” supporting the use of shared decision to improve outcomes in medicine. It specifically advocated greater use of decision aids, formal algorithms (...
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Notes from the Institute on Aging's Tech Conference
Last week I attended another one day aging & tech conference. But it was very different in feel compared to most events I go to, because this one was not hosted by an organization with an entrepreneurial background. Instead, the event was hosted by an aging...
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What PBS Forgot in its Caregiver Resources Section
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Wow. This is an EXCELLENT article summarizing the issues facing family caregivers, and how primary care doctors might handle preliminary screening. #aging   #caregiving  
America is aging. By 2030, 72 million people age 65 and older will live in the United States and the number of >85 year olds will increase dramatically to 19 million by 2050. Though media atten...
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Great article here! Grantmakers in Aging commissioned a study of how the public perceives aging. If you work in aging and have wondered why the nation isn't up in arms and doing something about it all, here's why.
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Infographic: The Cost of Aging in America
An excerpt from the infographic ; be sure to see the whole thing! [This is a guest post by Emily Newhook, of the George Washington University School of Public Health. Earlier this year, they published this interesting infographic, titled " The Cost of Aging...
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What Accenture Says Seniors Want re Health & Technology
From http://newsroom.accenture.com/news/tech-savvy-seniors-want-online-options-to-access-care-from-home-accenture-survey-shows.htm  This week I almost fell out of my chair when I came across Health Populi's recap of an Accenture survey on seniors and health...
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Doctors and Tech: Who Serves Whom?
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Giving physicians more say in how to incorporate technology into their work is good for patients, and the field.