Jack  York
(Centennial, Colorado) founded It’s Never 2 Late in the summer of 1999 after spending 14 years in the semiconductor industry. He retired from that industry as vice-president of strategic sales for Vishay Intertechnology. In 1998, he began donating computers to assisted living centers in California with his other
business partners. This endeavor became a labor of love, and the enthusiasm that the seniors showed in jumping into the computer world motivated him to establish It’s Never 2 Late. Jack speaks throughout the country, and internationally, on how adaptive technology should be accessible to all older adults in senior
living communities. 

It’s Never 2 Late specializes in constructing adaptive computer labs for older adults in all stages of life. Their unique combination of adaptive technology, plus ease of use software, allows individuals, regardless of any physical or cognitive disabilities, to be able to take advantage of the health and connectivity benefits of the Internet. They have connected thousands of seniors to technology, working in nursing homes, assisted living communities, independent living communities and adult day programs. They have set up over 600 programs in 49 US states, Canada, Australia and Northern Ireland.

 
 
Nursing home operators may soon be able to closely track resident  movements using relatively few cameras, according to researchers at  Carnegie Mellon University.

The team has taken multi-camera, multi-object tracking to the next  level by creating a monitoring system that works outside a controlled  lab environment.  The team tested their system in a nursing home, where
camera views were “compromised by long hallways, doorways, people mingling in the hallways

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New Tool Streamlines the Evaluation of Electronic Health Record Products -- With LeadingAge CAST’s new Electronic Health Records Selection Tool and white paper on planning and vendor selection, providers have a road map to matching their organizational needs with the right product.

 
 
 
 
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It is not a prerequisite that new tech includes 50 buttons, bells, whistles and ports for expansion.  Sometimes, its the simple things that are of the most use.




 
 
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Moving to Electronic Health Records is a big step for any organization. It's a sizable investment of time and resources. But, this is the way of the future and if you're not on board, you may be left behind.

So, where to start?

You'll need a plan. And, plans start with answering good questions. HealthIT.gov points to some good questions and considerations to make. Like...
  • What work tasks/processes are we going to stop doing?
  • Do I need several new computers?
  • What arguments for health It investment can I make to potential investors? (Like your Board of Directors)
Once you've decided to move forward, you'll need to investigate products.

There are lots of options out there, and more come onto the scene every day. LeadingAge CAST has a tool that will assist you in the selection of your Electronic Health Record vendor.  They'll help you narrow it down based on your community's size and services.

 
 
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This $1.99 app for apple products lists the complete details for ICD 10 diagnostic codes. It makes them searchable and browsable by traditional categories.

The best feature is that you can keep a favorites list of diagnoses and procedures, and show mapping to an ICD 9 code. The features also include sub codes and long descriptions with over 224,000 individual codes.

This could be pretty handy!

 
 
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An innovative product solves a problem in a new way.

These modern looking tools could answer a need in almost any elderly person's household.

Designers everywhere are looking at the aging demographic and finding solutions. For example, at this year's Tech Summit you'll see products for pharmacy, rehab, communications, patient monitoring and more.

Check out this year's Tech Showcase at the event!
Including: