Connecting Senior Care: Wearables and Analytics Drive Results
February 22, 2017 — 08:30AM - 09:30AM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Today’s tech-savvy seniors are leading healthy, independent and active lives well into advanced age; however, they still have significant medical needs, whether residing independently or in senior care communities. The focus today is on ensuring more effective, efficient care (including fewer hospital readmissions), as well as better overall quality of life and population health.
New thinking around daily physical activity requirements, as well as advanced wearable technologies, is expanding opportunities to improve care and overall health. This session will discuss new research from the Stanford University Center on Longevity that looks at the potential of wearables to redefine the 24-hour activity cycle (24-HAC) and advance population health, especially among aging and senior populations. It will also explore how wearable devices are starting to deliver a more complete and timely view of resident/patient health, supporting more informed decisions and earlier intervention.
Evaluate state of the science regarding the health effects of physical activity and sedentary behavior as established by self-report and device measurements for each of the 24-HAC domains
Identify innovation and issues regarding the accurate and reliable measurement of the 24-HAC domains using wearable devices
Assess the status of the collection, storage, management and analysis of data in each 24-HAC domain
Evaluate research priorities to advance objective assessment in each of the 24-HAC domains
Discuss outcomes and lessons learned from the research and implications these findings have for population health/senior care