Aging 2.0: Aging & Caregiving Digital Health Reverse Pitches: A HUBweek Event
Through the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative’s Aging and Caregiving Marketplace, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) has been working closely with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and the Baker administration to advance the digital health ecosystem and explore how these new technologies can improve healthcare in the Commonwealth.
MeHI been working with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) and Secretary Bonner on a Healthy Aging and Caregiver initiative to identify some key problems for organizations and individuals that serve older adults with complex care needs where technology could be most useful in providing solutions that are both likely to make an impact and that fit into providers’ business models. There are many digital health entrepreneurs here in Massachusetts that are working on developing aging solutions, and we want to make sure these tech innovations are solving the real world challenges faced by long term care providers and the seniors they serve.
At this event, key players in the aging services sector will come to the floor to present pressing problems in senior care delivery – “Passionate Problems” – in such a way that helps digital health entrepreneurs better understand the key challenges faced by providers and clients/patients in the aging services market, bringing attention and entrepreneurial energy toward solving them.
- Laurance StuntzDirector, Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI)
Laurance Stuntz is the Director of the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, or MeHI. He is an experienced and passionate leader working to help Massachusetts leverage digital health innovation for better economic and care delivery outcomes.
- Tim DriverCEO, Mature Caregivers
Social and tech entrepreneur Tim Driver's company addresses two aspects of aging and longevity: employment and caregiving. Mature Caregivers, a tech-enabled in-home care service pairs certified caregivers age 50+ with elders requiring care, while sister brand RetirementJobs.com operates America's largest career site for people over 50 with more than one million registered job seekers. Driver is responsible for setting the company's mission, vision and leading team of employees and contractors. Earlier in his career, Driver held management positions at Salary.com, AOL and Accenture. He holds an MBA from Georgetown and BA from Macalester College.