Smart Homes, Smart Health: Technologies that Empower Independence

Tuesday, October 24th

Smart home technologies have the potential to improve community living for individuals with disabilities and older adults. At this session, officials explain how these technologies help increase independence, monitor health, lower costs, and improve health outcomes. A smart home researcher provides an overview of these resources and state officials discuss use of smart home technologies in Medicaid long-term services and support programs and how states, managed care plans, and providers are incorporating technology into various settings.

ModeratorDawn Lambert, Community Options Strategy Group, Connecticut’s Department of Social Services


  • PDF-icon Diane Cook, Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University
  • PDF-icon Lori Horvath, Deputy Director, Medicaid Development & Administration, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
  • PDF-icon Kenneth Bausell, IDD Manager, North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance