Two high-profile private sector leaders entreated long-term care providers Tuesday to take control technological innovation and care delivery by the horns and not wait for the federal government to act. “You hold the power in your hands. It's not in Washington's hands,” said Craig Barrett, chairman of the board of Intel Corp. He along with David Walker, former comptroller general of the United States, were the keynote speakers during the general session Tuesday at the annual conference of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging in Philadelphia. Barrett stressed that the Center for Aging Services Technology (CAST), the technology arm of AAHSA, develop a standard for electronic health records because the government has been slow to act on it.
To see a McKnight's interview with Walker, go to the home page of www.mcknights.com.
Norman DeLisle, MDRC
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