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The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) is leading the charge to expedite the development, evaluation and adoption of emerging technologies that can improve the aging experience.

High-Tech Aging: Improving Lives Today

This video portrays how currently available technologies can help coordinate care and facilitate aging in place.

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Current Initiatives

CAST Releases new Select Shared Care Planning and Coordination Technology Tools

LeadingAge CAST has released a new tool focusing on Shared care planning and coordination and 5 new case studies.

CAST Updates Medication Management Selection Tools (August 2016)

CAST has updated its Medication Management portfolio with an expanded product and vendor matrix and 2 new case studies. The free tools are designed to help long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) provider organizations identify and select the medication management technology solutions that best fit their needs.

CAST's Updated Telehealth Resources Can Help LTPAC Providers Reduce Hospital Readmissions (July 2016)

CAST has updated its telehealth selection portfolio by adding 6 new products to the portfolio’s online selection tool and product matrix, updating the portfolio’s telehealth white paper, developing an interactive guide to help users navigate the whitepaper, and adding a new case study that explores how telehealth can help reduce hospital readmissions.

CAST Releases New Electronic Health Record Adoption Model (June 2016)

The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) has updated its electronic health record (EHR) portfolio with enhanced selection tools and 6 new case studies for 2015.

CAST Releases Update to its Functional Assessment and Activity Monitoring Technologies Selection Portfolio (March 2016)

CAST has updated its Functional Assessment and Activity Monitoring toolkit with 6 new products in the online selection tool and product matrix, a new case study, and a new interactive guide to help providers understand, plan for, and select such technologies.

CAST Updates Case Study Collection from 2011 (June 2015)

CAST has updated its 2011 collection of case studies about pioneering aging services organizations that implemented technology-enabled services and supports. The new collection is called Lessons Learned While Preparing for the Future: Revisiting the Accomplishments of Technology Pioneers in the Field of Aging Services.

CAST Releases Strategic IT Planning Workbook (May 2015)

LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) released Strategic IT Planning for Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Providers: A “How To” Workbook to help LTPAC executives incorporate information technology (IT) into their organization’s overall strategic plans.

Preparing for the Future: Developing Technology-Enabled Long-Term Services and Supports for a New Population of Older Adults (Nov. 2011)

This collection of case studies highlights the impressive work being carried out by pioneers in the field of aging services.

New CAST Resource Identifies Future Business Models (Nov. 2011)

A new resource will help CAST and LeadingAge members prepare for the future. A Look into the Future: Evaluating Business Models for Technology-Enabled Long-Term Services and Supports identifies potential characteristics of the future operating environment for providers of long-term services and supports. It also delineates categories of potential business models, identifies enabling technologies for each model and evaluates how changes in the operating environment would affect these models.

CAST Analysis of State Payment for Aging Services Technologies

LeadingAge CAST has just released an analysis of state payments for Aging Services Technologies (AST). The analysis shows that 44 states reimburse for Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS), 16 states reimburse for medication management and seven states reimburse for home telehealth/telemonitoring. Pennsylvania has the most comprehensive coverage for ASTs in its Telecare program, which includes home telehealth, activity/wellness monitoring, medication dispensing and PERS. New York, South Carolina, and South Dakota also have exemplary reimbursement programs.

CAST Commission Reports

In 2010, CAST started publishing reports of the proceedings of the CAST Commission Meetings to keep its stakeholders abreast of the discussions that take place at the CAST Commission.