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Aging in a Digital World: Improving Health Literacy Among Seniors

Dec 1, 2023
2:00 pm EST
Presented by Papa, Inc.
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About This Webinar

While our health care system becomes more reliant on technology, there are still many Americans who lack proper access to care, in large part due to unmet social needs and gaps in knowledge. This includes virtual care.

CMS recently announced a new requirement for Medicare Advantage health plans to provide their members with digital health literacy support to advance health equity. This important requirement around health equity is intended to help those individuals at risk who are low income, disabled, over the age of 65, and/or live in rural communities and lack access to the quality, consistent care they need to properly address their health.

In this webinar, a group of multidisciplinary experts will take a macro-level look at the challenges in engaging older adults in new technology, including the barriers this population faces in the digital age, and how payers can address these challenges to meet forthcoming requirements and improve access to health and overall well-being.

Attendees Will Learn About

  1. Forthcoming CMS digital health literacy requirements and the connection between digital health literacy and health equity
  2. The challenges and realities of supporting older adults in the information age
  3. Strategies for driving digital health literacy and digital equity among Medicare Advantage beneficiaries


Lori Beerman, Moderator

Freelance Writer, Journalist, and Facilitator

Lori Beerman is a freelance writer, journalist and facilitator with nearly 25 years of experience, ranging from market analysis and technical writing to advertising and film essays. She specializes in healthcare B2B and supports multiple clients including DataGen, Sage Growth Partners, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and HealthLeaders Media. Her long-term projects include the…

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Sara Czaja, PhD

The Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Medicine and Director, Center on Aging and Behavioral Research

Weill Cornell Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Dr. Sara J. Czaja is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Center on Aging and Behavioral Research in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. She is also an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Director of the NIH multi-site Center for Research and Education on Aging and…

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Georgina Dukes-Harris, MHA

Health Equity Innovator & Tech Leader

IMPaCT Care, Unite Us, and Duke Health

Georgina Dukes-Harris, a dynamic social justice advocate, initially honed her skills at Clemson University, overseeing clinics and enhancing emergency patient access in low-income, rural areas. A master's degree in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina solidified her expertise in health care operations. Throughout her 14-year career, Georgina has tirelessly…

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Joseph C. Kvedar, MD

Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School and Senior Advisor, MGH Center for Innovation in Digital Healthcare

Dr. Joseph C. Kvedar is a Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School; a Senior Advisor in Virtual Care at Mass General Brigham; and Immediate Past Chair of the Board with the American Telemedicine Association (ATA). He has focused on driving innovation, creating the market, and gaining acceptance for connected health for nearly three decades. He is now applying his expertise, insights,…

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Kelsey McNamara, MPH

Senior Director of Research


Kelsey McNamara is a public health professional with experience in digital health, behavioral interventions, and social drivers of health. As the Senior Director of Research at Papa, she evaluates the clinical and economic value that Papa provides to members and clients. Prior to joining Papa, McNamara held research and strategy positions at Omada Health, Google, and the Harvard Center for…

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