Sarah Lenz Lock on Digital Technology Applications in Geriatric Health (TIPS 2017)

Sarah Lenz Lock, JD, is AARP’s senior vice president for policy, working on the major issues facing older Americans. She also serves as the executive director of the Global Council on Brain Health, an independent collaborative of experts working on brain health related to human cognition. Ms. Lock came to AARP to conduct health care impact litigation on behalf of older persons and has represented the interest of older Americans in appellate courts nationwide. Previously, she served as a legislative assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives and a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice.

This talk was part of the 2017 Technology in Psychiatry Summit, sponsored by the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry on November 6-7, 2017, at the JB Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School. Part of panel Digital Technology in Practice: Applications in Geriatric Health.

The implications of a rapidly growing population of older adults on healthcare costs, housing, and public policy are well-recognized. The world of aging is at the forefront of innovation in the use of technologies to support independent living, maximized functioning and improvements in cost, efficiency, and personalization of clinical care. This session focuses on exploring how the worlds of aging, technology, and mental health can intersect and what might be the most fruitful spaces to explore within this domain to lead us to a better understanding of mental health, the brain, and behavior.

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