We had a great time at the LeadingAge Maine & New Hampshire conference this year held in Portsmouth. We always learn so much at these events, both about healthcare and the people that make it work. Amy Dee kicked off the conference with a laugh out loud keynote. I think it made most of the men (me included) in the audience slightly uncomfortable, but in a good way. It was fantastic!
We really enjoyed the campfire sessions, as well as the innovation discussions. The topics spread the gamut, from HR/recruiting, to new technology for care, to how to use data and analytics to improve performance. It was really interesting listening in on the discussions around technology. The basic message is that technology change is coming, and you need to start learning and planning for it. At upByte we see this as well, but it's encouraging to see the same message being spread by others.
One amazing source of information that we learned about at the conference is CAST (Center for Aging Services Technology). Dr. Majd Alwan, is the Executive Director, and CAST represents a wealth of information on technology trends, available technology, and best practices for adoption. This is a fantastic resource for care providers, and one that we will reference and help with if we can.
At the conference I gave a presentation on "Using Technology to Improve Resident-Centered Care". If you're interested you can find the slides via the link above, along with other presentations from the conference.
Thank you LeadingAge for a great conference!
Founder @ upBed