A National Web Conference on Use of Health IT for Aging Adults

Event Details

  • Date: July 17, 2017
  • Time: 2:30pm to 4:00pm


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is hosting a Web conference on Monday, July 17 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET to discuss the development of innovative technologies to improve care planning and communication with aging adults. Presenters will discuss technologies designed to integrate the home context with clinical data to improve care planning for aging adults. They will also discuss technologies that provide health information, resources, and tools to connect aging adults with families, providers, and peers to aid in healthy aging. The Web conference is free and CE/CME is available at no charge to eligible professionals.


  • David H. Gustafson, Ph.D., Professor of Industrial Engineering and Preventive Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison 
  • Charles Safran, M.D., M.S., FACMI, Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
  • Eneida Mendonca, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Pediatrics, and Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Assistant Director, Clinical/Health Informatics, UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, University of Wisconsin, Madison; and 
  • Kevin Ponto, Ph.D., M.S., Assistant Professor, Design Studies, Living Environments Laboratory, University of Wisconsin, Madison 


  • Shafa Al-Showk, M.P.H., CHES, Health Scientist Division of Health Information Technology, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this Web conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of a web-based information and communication technology system (Elder Tree) aimed at connecting aging adults with family members, caregivers, other aging adults, and community resources on elder independence and quality of life. 
  2. Describe the development of a family-centered web-based platform (InfoSage) to improve communication, coordination, and collaboration related to health care decision making and care transitions for aging adults and their families.
  3. Discuss the benefits of integrating a full-scale 3D model of a home with EHR data for aiding in care planning for aging adults. 

Target Audience:

Health care researchers, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals, health IT researchers and vendors

To Register:

  1. Go to: https://afya.webex.com/afya/onstage/g.php?MTID=e680f08b2dad63ac31d58d135a6e18509 
  2. Select "Register.”
  3. On the registration form, enter your information and then select "Submit."
    Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the event.

For assistance: If you require special accommodations to participate in the Web conference, please contact Deidre Young via email at dyoung@afyainc.com or via telephone at (301) 957-3040, ext. 259.

The accreditation of this activity is pending as of June 14, 2017. If approved, this activity will provide continuing education credits for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists/pharmacy techs, and health care executives. It will also provide non-physician CME.

Physicians and Physician Assistants
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Professional Education Services Group is accredited by the ACCME as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. This activity will provide 1.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.

Professional Education Services Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity will provide 1.5 hours of continuing nursing education.

Professional Education Services Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity will provide 1.5 hours of continuing pharmacy education.

How to Obtain CME/CE Credit
Participants must attend the entire live Web conference and complete the evaluation online to earn 1.5 contact credit hours and obtain a CE certificate. No partial credit will be awarded. A link to the online evaluation system will be provided after the Web Conference.

Commercial/Sponsor Disclosure
There is no involvement of commercial or sponsor support for this Web conference series.