WAUWATOSA – The coming surge in the number of older Americans presents the nation with a broad set of challenges that few have begun to fully contemplate. Regardless of what happens to the Affordable Care Act, there are two certainties: technology will play an increasingly important role in the delivery of care, and more energy will be focused on a coherent, workable approach to value-based healthcare.

Learn how Wisconsin is fostering this innovation at the Thursday, March 9 meeting of the Tech Council’s Innovation Network in Wauwatosa.

The event will take place at UW-Milwaukee’s Innovation Accelerator, 1225 Discovery Parkway. Registration, networking and hors d’oeuvres start at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students, $25 for individual members, $35 for non-members and included for Tech Council corporate members. Click here to register.

Tech Council President Tom Still will moderate as a panel of experts discuss how they help guide and scale the work of this growing sector. Panelists include: Melinda Caughill, co-founder and CMO,  i65; Tom Paprocki, director of development and innovation, Direct Supply Innovation and Technology Center; and Katie Schmitz, vice president, Ziegler and the Ziegler Link-Age Longevity Fund.

“The graying of America presents a number of challenges, especially in the delivery of quality health-care solutions,” Still said. “We’ll examine how technology is helping people and care-givers alike.”

The meeting is held in cooperation with BizStarts and sponsored by UW-Milwaukee and UWM Research Foundation.

The Wisconsin Technology Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and Legislature, with events, publications and outreach that contribute to Wisconsin’s tech-based economy. To join, go to www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or call 608-442-7557.