1211_pkressVice President and Chief Information Officer, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities

Peter Kress has led Information Technology enabled change initiatives at ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, Inc. for sixteen years, the last twelve as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Peter serves on the commission of the Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) and leads their standards and Electronic Health Record/Personal Health Record efforts including participation on the Long Term and Post Acute Care (LTPAC) Health IT Collaborative and co-planning the Collaborative’s annual summit. Peter also serves on the advisory board of the Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services. He also serves on the Florida Health Information Exchange Coordinating Committee. He has a master’s degree in Gerontology from the University of Southern California and has completed graduate work in religious studies. Peter is passionate about exploring the future of the intersection between aging services, consumerism, healthcare, demographics and technology. Prior to working for ACTS, Peter led an independent information technology consulting business for twelve years. He has been invited to present at regional, national and international aging services and IT conferences. Peter Kress lives in Ambler, PA where he serves on the board of the Wissahickon Valley Public Library.