5030.1 Innovations and Technologies in Health and Aging Practice

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The use of computers, the Internet, and mobile technology (e-Health) for health care communication and health promotion holds great promise for improving health outcomes. The presentations of this session cover the following topics related to innovations and technologies in health and aging practice: the Medicare beneficiaries use of online healthcare services in an integrated healthcare organization, how in-home monitoring mediates communication in the caregiving relationship, combining technology and community participation to produce tailored educational modules for low literacy older adults, reducing preventable hospitalizations through regional interdisciplinary care for seniors, as well as the effectiveness of Village Model programs in promoting healthy aging in community.
Session Objectives: 1. Explain the relationships among health engagement, need for services, perceived usefulness and ease of use in predicting site utilization and satisfaction. 2. Discuss how in-home technologies can support aging in place while shaping, strengthening and tailoring important relationships in later life. 3. ssess how self-efficacy and participant satisfaction is evaluated in the context of storytelling slide shows for older adults living with diabetes and high blood pressure.4. Describe an Aging Initiative associated a reduced overall rate of avoidable admissions. 5. Identify factors that contribute to the effectiveness and sustainability of Village model programs.

Reducing Preventable Hospitalizations Through Regional Interdisciplinary Care for Seniors: The Arkansas Aging Initiative
John B. Wayne, PhD, Glen Mays, PhD, MPH, Claudia Beverly, PhD, RN, FAAN and Robin McAtee, PhD, RN, FACHE

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development

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