Growing Old with New Technology

Monday, April 13

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Room E353c


"As the baby boomer generation now approach their 70’s, an increased focus is being placed on this ‘Elderly’ population whose quality of life is at high risk of suffering a rapid decline. Many of the aging related diseases are the most costly on the health care systems around the globe, including; hypertension, heart failure, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. With the proliferation of technology now focusing on solving major healthcare challenges, this session will look at how it can be leveraged within core problem areas of aging related diseases under the following categories; prevent, monitor and discharge. Prevent: circumvent the deterioration of health through healthier lifestyles and the early diagnosis of aging related diseases. Manage: effectively manage the patient in the clinical setting, to maximize their quality and accuracy of care, and exit from the hospital setting as soon as possible. Discharge: reduce readmission rates, while simultaneously improving QOL after leaving the clinical setting."



Tom Parsons



Jeff Makowka

Director, Thought Leadership

Lisa Suennen

Venture Valkyrie Consulting, LLC