Mission and Capabilities

CTA Becomes Joint CITRIS and PHI Program

The Center for Technology and Aging (CTA) has joined the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interests of Society (CITRIS) at the University of California. CITRIS is an international leader in technology innovation that brings together leading technology researchers from four partner campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz) to create unique opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. CTA is a core program within the CITRIS Health Care initiative and will continue to focus on projects aimed at improving the well-being of older adults, chronic care management, and patient engagement through technology solutions. CTA is maintaining its roots with the Public Health Institute (PHI) operating as a joint program of CITRIS and PHI.

David Lindeman will remain Director of CTA and has been appointed as Co-Director of Health Care for CITRIS. He will work with fellow Co-Director Steve DeMello to coordinate technology-enabled health care projects among the four CITRIS campuses. The CITRIS Health Care initiative -- delivering “Quality Health Care Everywhere” for Californians -- uses information technology to improve access and reduce disparities and costs in health care by developing and integrating advances in telehealth, sensors, services and gaming. CTA will expand its successes in advancing the adoption of technology to support the independence of older adults through the four CITRIS technology focus areas on projects ranging from new technology development to improving health care delivery nationally.

The Center for Technology and Aging (CTA) is a national leader in the use of patient-centered technologies for older adults. We work with health care providers, aging service organizations, payers, foundations and technology companies to enable them to accelerate the deployment of proven technologies.

Advances in information technologies, coupled with the rapid expansion of health information and data analytics, have created unprecedented opportunities for improving self-management of chronic disease; increasing work force efficiency; improving communication and coordination of care between providers, caregivers, and older adults; and reducing the costs of care.

The Center for Technology and Aging helps health care organizations identify and implement patient-centered technologies that address the needs of clinicians, other health care providers, payers, and policy makers. Core CTA services include:

Technology Readiness Assessments: Evaluating technologies most appropriate for health care organizations – from hospitals to home health agencies – and developing road maps to move toward adoption.

Technology Demonstration Program Design: Designing demonstration programs that lead to measurable, replicable, and scalable results.

Technology Implementation Planning & Evaluation: Applying the ADOPT technology model to assure successful program implementation.

Technology Grants Management: Partnering with funders to help design programs that meet strategic grant making goals centered on technology, aging, and chronic disease management.

Technology Learning Collaboratives:Enabling geographically dispersed health care providers, clinicians, researchers, and policy makers to collaborate, share, and learn together through structured, ongoing communication programs.

Technology and Aging Research & Dissemination: Conducting applied research in technology and aging, including market research and outcome evaluations, coupled with a robust dissemination program.

Our approach incorporates extensive aging services and technology experience with what we have learned managing technology demonstration projects and working with dozens of organizations – in every region of the country – about the essential requirements for implementing or expanding technology to better serve older patients with chronic medical conditions.

Strategic Relationships That Produce Outstanding Results

We work closely with providers, health systems, payers, policy leaders, and technology solution vendors at the local, state, and national level to support broader use of technologies that have demonstrable results, including:

  • Administration on Aging (AoA)
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
  • State governments
  • The SCAN Foundation
  • California HealthCare Foundation
  • The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

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Center for Technology and Aging

555 12th Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607