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Optimizing NIA’s Eureka Prize Competition Topic

Caregivers need better transfer technology to make ADLs faster/safer for dementia patients

Suggestion category: Low-cost innovations to improve AD/ADRD care.

Reason for entry: While the "ideas" site is for RFIs about the best ways to structure and frame the NIA's Eureka grant, this "application-like" idea attempts to motivate the NIA to focus the grant on gaps in assistive technology which make care giving challenging and unnecessarily costly. Drug therapies and more recently Internet-based information systems... more »

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Optimizing NIA’s Eureka Prize Competition Topic

Tag along Health Record (ipad, chromebook, like devices)

With most providers utilizing several different electronic health records and results from visits not share in the appropriate time frame. Or one shared patient portal related to his/her Alzheimer appointment. Recently has to take my family member to an urgent care facility as her PCP doesn't have weekend hours and we were at this appointment for five hours. My family member was severely dehydrated and required an... more »

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7 votes
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Optimizing NIA’s Eureka Prize Competition Topic

Measures or indicators judges might use to assess entries

Innovations in dementia care and support might be assessed against the following Likert scales:
1 = Not credible or convincing; 3 = Neutral; 5 = Very credible and convincing
1. The specific customer/stakeholder is clearly defined
2. The problem this customer is having is clearly described
3. This solution is clearly better (creates new value) than what exists now for this problem
4. The innovation/solution being proposed... more »

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3 votes
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Optimizing NIA’s Eureka Prize Competition Topic

Connecting Medical Records

This past week I went in search of a physician who could assist me with a cognitive assessment in Nassau County. I reached out to one of my Geriatricians in the county who was immediately able to access my client's records, see his history and refer me to the appropriate Neuropsychologist. While I'm sure connecting records on a national level may be a daunting task - this process worked so expeditiously that I believe... more »

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8 votes