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Return on Investment for Remote Patient Monitoring – Call for Participants in a California HealthCare Foundation National Study

9/30/13

The Center for Connected Health (CCH) and the Center for Technology and Aging (CTA) are inviting RPM programs to participate in a national study of ROI for RPM. This webinar by CCH and CTA provides an overview of the web-based ROI Tool for remote patient monitoring technology using an online ROI Calculator. Developed with support from the California HealthCare Foundation, the ROI Tool is an interactive, user-friendly program designed to help health care organizations evaluate the financial impact and return on investment for RPM based on the costs and outcomes associated with their programs. If your organization has an active RPM program for CHF and/or COPD patients in place and is interested in participating, please contact Valerie Steinmetz at vsteinmetz@techandaging.org for more information.

CTA Becomes Joint CITRIS and PHI Program

7/31/13

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, Santa Cruz) to create unique opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

New Web-based ROI Tool Demonstrates Return on Investment of Remote Patient Monitoring Programs

6/10/13

The Center for Connected Health (CCH) and the Center for Technology and Aging (CTA) supported by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF), have collaborated on the development of a tool for analyzing the Return on Investment (ROI) for remote patient monitoring technologies, enabling healthcare providers to evaluate the financial benefit of these technologies for patients with chronic heart disease. The ROI Tool helps health care providers determine the current ROI of an established RPM program as well as projecting ROI for future years. The tool can be found on the CTA ADOPT Toolkit Webiste http://toolkit.techandaging.org.

Center for Technology and Aging Adds mHealth Resources to “ADOPT Toolkit©”

5/01/13

The Center for Technology and Aging launched a comprehensive online mHealth Toolkit that offers key resources to organizations that want to develop a best-in-class mHealth program for chronic disease management. The online tools are part of the recently launched ADOPT (Accelerate the Diffusion of Proven Technologies) Toolkit© website: http://toolkit.techandaging.org.

Center for Technology and Aging Adds Care Transitions and Medication Optimization Resources to “ADOPT Toolkit©”

2/28/13

The Center for Technology and Aging (CTA) announced today the availability of new tools to help health care organizations design and implement technology-enabled health care programs for care transitions and medication optimization. The online tools are part of the recently launched ADOPT (Accelerate the Diffusion of Proven Technologies) Toolkit© website: http://toolkit.techandaging.org.

Successful Approaches to Taking Home Telehealth Programs to Scale

1/28/13

A new set of case studies funded by the Commonwealth Fund, highlights three successful approaches to taking home telehealth programs to scale, including the Veterans Health Administration, Partners HealthCare, and Centura Health at Home.

The ADOPT Toolkit Website for Planning and Building Best-in-Class Remote Patient Monitoring Programs - Webinar Recording Now Available

10/29/12

Learn how to use the ADOPT Toolkit by watching the Center for Technology and Aging’s Webinar on The ADOPT Toolkit for Planning and Building Best-in-Class Remote Patient Monitoring Programs. Discover the 8 essential workstreams that must be considered in building success RPM programs, 7 critical tools that will jumpstart RPM program design and implementation, as well as key mistakes in RPM program development and how to avoid them.

Center for Technology and Aging Launches Online “ADOPT Toolkit©” and Advisory Services to Help Health Care Organizations Implement Technologies for Chronic Disease Management

9/25/12

The Center for Technology and Aging has launched the online “ADOPT Toolkit©” (toolkit.techandaging.org) and associated technical advisory and consulting services. These new initiatives build on the CTA’s experience of successfully managing technology demonstration programs and assisting health care organizations across the country adopt technologies for improving chronic disease management and reducing hospital re-admissions.

Positive Results and Lessons Learned from the NEHI Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Project Lead to Expansion of RPM to all Patients with Heart Failure at Atrius Health

7/31/12

The New England Healthcare Institute, a CTA RPM grantee, reported positive project outcomes that have contributed to the expansion of RPM to all patients with a diagnosis of heart failure within Atrius Health. Results from this project indicated that patients using RPM technology for monitoring and management of heart failure had fewer all cause hospitalizations, fewer Emergency Department visits, and fewer urgent care visits than patients in a control group.

Successful Implementation of California Care Transitions Program: Tools for Promoting Patient Activation and Self-Management for Care Transitions Intervention® Participants

7/30/12

CTA’s California Tech4Impact grantee has reported the successful implementation of web-based technologies to improve care coordination within the Care Transitions Intervention (CTI)®. The program found that activating patients and their “team” of formal and informal caregivers to better manage their chronic conditions through CTI and the use of the Network of Care (NoC) website and an electronic PHR, contributed to reductions in the rate of hospital readmissions. July CTA Blog and within the July CTA e-Newsletter.

Supreme Court Upholds the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

6/29/12

The Supreme Court decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will put into action significant measures to improve the availability of health care, while lowering costs. The Center believes technology-enabled programs and strategies will help achieve the goals of the ACA. Read more about this on the June CTA Blog and within the June CTA e-Newsletter.

CTA Newsletter Feedback

6/04/12

CTA provides a monthly newsletter, featuring recent publications, presentations, and news from the Center and CTA grantees, as well as applicable technology and aging news from the industry. Please complete this short 7-question survey to help us improve this newsletter to better meet the needs of users like you.

May CTA e-Newsletter Released: Positive Project Outcomes for Indiana Tech4Impact Grantee

6/04/12

The May newsletter discusses the successful completion of the Indiana Tech4Impact CTA grantee project, reporting the successful implementation of GRACE Team Care™ technologies to enhance the GRACE (Geriatric Resources for Assessment and Care of Elders), care management program. Also included are presentations on the role of technology in Care Transitions presented at the Aging in America Conference, as well as a presentation from the CTA-ONC consumer eHealth affinity group on patient engagement strategies with practical guidance from the San Diego Beacon Community and the CTA grantee, Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation.

Successful Implementation of GRACE Team Care™ Technologies by Indiana Tech4Impact Grantee

5/31/12

The Center for Technology and Aging Indiana Tech4Impact grantee has reported the successful implementation of GRACE Team Care™ technologies to enhance the GRACE (Geriatric Resources for Assessment and Care of Elders), care management program. Findings indicate that GRACE technologies improved the quality, coordination, efficiency, and effectiveness of care management for 200 older Veterans with complex health care needs.

Sharp HealthCare: Reducing 30-day Hospital Readmissions for Congestive Heart Failure Patients by Utilizing Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Technology

3/30/12

Sharp HealthCare, a CTA RPM grantee, utilized Cardiocom’s telescale technology and health coaching in two Sharp hospitals to help patients better manage their congestive heart failure condition. In addition to improving health outcomes, the program resulted in decreasing readmissions for the intervention group by half, from 20.7% to 10% when matching patients with similar characteristics.

mHealth Videos: Front Porch Center for Technology Innovation and Wellbeing Highlight Medication Reminder Text Messaging Program

3/29/12

A series of new videos demonstrate how CTA’s mHealth grantee, the Front Porch Center for Technology Innovation and Wellbeing, is effectively utilizing cell phone text message medication reminders to help older adults adhere to their medication regime.

February CTA e-Newsletter Released: CTA Grantee Successfully Completes Care Transitions Project, Telehealth Strategies for Dual Eligibles

2/29/12

The February newsletter discusses the successful completion of the Tech4Impact CTA grantee project by The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, that implemented The Care Transitions Coaching Tool to facilitate the delivery and evaluation of the Care Transitions Intervention® (CTI). Also included is an issue brief discussing telehealth strategies for Dual Eligibles derived from successful telehealth-based programs that could enable health plans to improve health, improve the patient experience and access, and reduce costs. This issue also includes a presentation from NEHI, Atrius Health and the Utah Beacon Community discussing provider engagement strategies within their Telehealth and mHealth CTA grant projects, respectively, as part of a CTA-ONC Consumer eHealth Affinity Group Webinar. In addition, this newsletter highlights two articles from January, including the top 10 articles, reports and initiatives of CTA that drew the most interest from readers in 2011, as well as a brief from the Center for Connected Health Policy and the California Telemedicine and eHealth Center describing the implications of The Telehealth Advancement Act of 2011 around what the law does and does not do.

January CTA e-Newsletter Released: CTA's Top Ten of 2011, The Telehealth Advancement Act of 2011 Policy Brief

1/31/12

The January newsletter discusses the top 10 articles, reports and initiatives from the Center for Technology and Aging that drew the most interest from readers in 2011. The newsletter also includes a presentation from Centura Health at Home’s (CHAH) Erin Denholm discussing the implementation of the organization’s Remote Patient Monitoring Project as part of a CTA-ONC Consumer eHealth Affinity Group Webinar. In addition, Mario Gutierrez of the Center for Connected Policy provided insight on the importance of and potential implications for California’s Telehealth Advancement Act of 2011. This issue also includes a policy brief by the Center for Connected Health Policy and the California Telemedicine and eHealth Center describing the implications of The Telehealth Advancement Act of 2011 around what the law does and does not do. Also highlighted is a California HealthCare Foundation sponsored report on the challenges of identifying high-risk patients and matching them to the most appropriate technology-based care intervention. Dr. Jeremy Rich, from HealthCare Partners, a CTA RPM grantee, co-authors the paper and discusses how RPM can be a useful intervention for high-risk COPD patients.

December CTA e-Newsletter Released: UK Telehealth Study Shows 45% Reduction in Mortality Rates, Emerging Lessons from CTA Tech4Impact and RPM Grantees

12/28/11

The December newsletter discusses the UK Telehealth Study Whole System Demonstrator Program that has shown a 45% reduction in mortality rates. The newsletter also includes a presentation on implementation barriers, preliminary findings, and next steps from CTA Remote Patient Monitoring grantee, HealthCare Partners, presented to the ONC-CTA Cosumer eHealth Beacon Affinity Group. In addition, this issue includes several compelling patient and program stories from CTA's Tech4Impact program on the use of technologies to improve post-acute care transitions for older adults. Also highlighted are two articles discussing technology use to help older adults with their care management - the first focuses on the lack of use of current remote patient monitoring technologies while the second article highlights how the Tech4Impact Rhode Island project seeks to reduce medication problems following a patient’s hospital discharge by implementing an electronic health record (EHR) coupled with pharmacy services.

November CTA e-Newsletter Released: California Telehealth Legislation Passed, Emerging Lessons from CTA Grantees

11/30/11

The November newsletter discusses California's Telehealth Advancement Act of 2011 that introduced practical advancements to California’s telehealth law. The newsletter includes presentations about findings from CTA Remote Patient Monitoring grantees presented at the AgeTech Conference and lessons learned from the Medication Optimization Grant Program presented at the Gerontological Society of America Conference. Also highlighted is the recently released CTA Issue Brief on Return on Investment (ROI) for Remote Patient Monitoring, which provides guidance on factors to consider when conducting an ROI analysis. This issue provides an in depth look at the successful outcomes of the medication optimization intervention developed by Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation, as well as links to a new video showcasing their intervention.

October CTA e-Newsletter Released: Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation CTA Grant Project Produces Positive Health Outcomes and Cost Savings

10/31/11

The October newsletter includes a blog entry, presentations, issue brief, grantee video and an upcoming conference agenda. Take a look at the blog entry highlighting the successful completion of one of CTA's MedOp Grantees, Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation. View the presentation from the CTA-ONC Consumer eHealth Affinity Group Webinar where Sharp HealthCare shares their lessons learned to date on their RPM grant project. Read the ROI Issue Brief, which provides guidance on factors to consider when conducting an ROI analysis, as well as the presentation discussing the CHCF funded ROI initiative with CTA and CCH. See the Video showcasing the Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation MedOp grant project. Be sure to catch David and CTA grantees present at the AgeTech Conference in Pasadena on November 15.

CTA Grantee - Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation MedOp Project Video

10/10/11

This project demonstrates how telehealth, including video conferencing, can cost-effectively improve access to care for a high-medical-need population that is socially isolated, geographically dispersed, and experiences language and cultural barriers to care. In this project, specially trained pharmacists provided medication therapy management services to nearly 100 older Cambodian-Americans. Results: Pharmacists identified 604 potentially harmful medication-related problems (MRPs). During the 12-month project, 93% of MRPs were resolved, medication adherence behaviors improved 23%, and therapy outcome goals were achieved 24% more often. The projected ROI from avoided hospitalizations and ER visits was approximately $6 saved for every $1 spent on the project.

September e-Newsletter Released

9/26/11

The September newsletter includes a blog entry, presentation, updated position paper, project outcomes and a podcast. Take a look at the blog entry discussing CTA and ONC Beacon Communities collaboration at Health 2.0. View the presentation by the CTA-led Consumer eHealth Implementation Panel at Health 2.0. Read the updated medication optimization position paper. Hear the podcast from iHealthbeat on CTA mHealth grant programs and the growing importance of mobile health in supporting older adults. Read through the results and outcomes from CTA's RPM Grantee, Centura Health at Home.

August e-Newsletter Released

9/5/11

The August newsletter includes a blog entry, announcement, podcast and project abstracts. Take a look at the blog entry discussing results and outcomes from CTA's RPM Grantee, Centura Health at Home. Listen to a segment from NPR highlighting the mHealth Diffusion Grants Program. Read about the recently formed collaboration between CTA and ONC Beacon Communities. Take a look at the new mHealth grantees through their abstracts for more information around their projects.

Press Release: mHealth Grantees Selected and Awarded Funds

7/27/11

CTA is investing a total of $477,150 in one-year grants among five organizations that will demonstrate the best ways to implement mobile health (mHealth) technologies for older adults with chronic health conditions. The five organizations are: CalOptima, Family Services Agency of San Francisco, Front Porch Center for Technology Innovation and Wellbeing, HealthInsight, and Sharp HealthCare Foundation. For more information on these projects, please see the mHealth project Abstracts.

July e-Newsletter Released

7/28/11

The July newsletter includes a blog entry, project abstracts, two press releases and a presentation. Take a look at the blog entry discussing the recently formed collaboration between CTA and ONC Beacon Communities. Read about the new mHealth grantees and look to their abstracts for more information around their projects. Explore a presentation by CTA and Tech4Impact grantees at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) Annual Conference & Tradeshow. View the press release on the mHealth Position Paper. Abstracts.

June e-Newsletter Released

6/30/11

The June newsletter includes a blog entry, policy brief, press release and upcoming presentation. Take a look at the blog entry discussing a webinar series by AoA with the second webinar featuring CTA and Tech4Impact grantees. Read about the California Senate Bill 72 and get background information on medication dispenser technologies. View the press release on the mHealth Position Paper. Check out an upcoming presentation by CTA and Tech4Impact grantees at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) Annual Conference & Tradeshow.

Press Release: CTA Publishes Report on mHealth Technologies: Applications to Benefit Older Adults

6/23/11

In a recently published report, “mHealth Technologies: Applications to Benefit Older Adults,” the Center for Technology and Aging discusses how cell phones, smart phones, laptop and tablet computers, and other mobile-enabled devices are now used to help millions of older Americans, as well as their physicians and caregivers, in five areas: managing chronic disease, using medications properly, avoiding safety risks, accessing online health information, and staying well.

May e-Newsletter Released

5/31/11

The May newsletter includes a policy brief, blog entry and two featured articles from Ageing International. Read about the California Senate Bill 72 and get background information on medication dispenser technologies. Take a look at the blog entry discussing how medication management technologies can improve the lives of older adults and see a few lessons learned from the MedOp grantees. Check out two featured articles from the second issue of the CTA guest edited double issue of Ageing International.

April e-Newsletter Released

4/29/11

The April newsletter includes a blog entry, presentations, position paper and two featured articles from Ageing International. Read about the mHealth Diffusion Grants Program and the letters of intent received. Take a look at the presentations at the Aging in America Conference discussing lessons learned from the RPM and MedOp Diffusion Grants Programs. Be sure to read the mHealth Position Paper released in March. Check out two featured articles from the second issue of the CTA guest edited double issue of Ageing International.

Position Paper: mHealth Technologies: Applications to Benefit Older Adults (Discussion Draft)

3/29/11

This paper identifies and describes issues and opportunities for the mHealth Diffusion Grants Program and related initiatives. It focuses on how mHealth technologies can help older adults maintain their independence, delay their transition to higher levels of healthcare, improve access to care, and foster patient-centered care that is available anywhere and at anytime. The Discussion Draft of the paper is being circulated for comments. Comments on the Discussion Draft should be emailed to Valerie Steinmetz at vsteinmetz@techandaging.org

February e-Newsletter Released

2/28/11

The February newsletter includes a blog entry, press release, practice brief, presentation, and two featured articles from Ageing International. Read about the new mHealth Diffusion Grants Program and see if you are eligible to apply. Take a look at the press release where Kathy Greenlee launches the Tech4Impact grant program. Delve into the new CTA Practice Brief on Organizational Adoption, which includes lessons learned from CTA Medication Optimization grantees. See the Tech4Impact grants program presentation given at the AoA CMS grantee national meeting. Check out two featured articles from the second issue of the CTA guest edited double issue of Ageing International.

Press Release: Center for Technology and Aging announces diffusion grants award

2/15/11

The Center for Technology and Aging has awarded a total of $500,000 to California, Indiana, Rhode Island, Texas and Washington. The grants will enable each state, through their Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs), to gain more experience with and to evaluate the benefits of technologies that improve patients’ transitions from hospitals to their homes or other settings.

January e-Newsletter Released

1/31/11

The January newsletter includes a blog entry, Tech4Impact Abstracts, and two featured articles from Ageing International. Read about the $500,000 award given to CTA's Tech4Impact Diffusion grants program. Take a look at the Tech4Impact project abstracts. Check out two featured articles from the first issue of the CTA guest edited double issue of Ageing International. In one article, David Lindeman talks with Adam Darkins, in a recently published interview, about the significant impact technology has had on the VA.

December e-Newsletter Released

12/29/10

The December newsletter includes a blog entry, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) RPM Abstracts, and two featured articles from Ageing International. Read about the $240,000 award given to CTA's RPM Diffusion grants program from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Take a look at the GBMF RPM project abstracts. Check out two featured articles from the first issue of the CTA guest edited double issue of Ageing International.

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation makes $240,000 grant to CTA for two new RPM projects

12/16/10

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) has made a $240,000 grant to the Center for Technology and Aging’s RPM diffusion program, launched earlier this year. This generous grant enables CTA to add two exciting RPM projects to the five that were funded in July.

November e-Newsletter Released

11/30/10

The November newsletter includes a blog entry, two featured articles from Ageing International, and a presentation. Read about the award given to one of CTA's MedOp grantees. Check out two featured articles from the first issue of the CTA guest edited double issue of Ageing International. See David's presentation from the Aging Means Business forum at GSA.

October e-Newsletter Released

10/28/10

The October newsletter includes a blog entry, special double issue journal release, two featured articles, and a presentation. Read about the progress of CTA's third grant cycle in coordination with AoA and CMS. See the double issue of Ageing International with CTA as the guest editor and check out two featured articles from the first issue.

September e-Newsletter Released

9/30/10

The September newsletter includes a blog entry, fact sheet, an evaluation tool, special double issue journal release, and a presentation announcement. Learn about CTA's third grant cycle in coordination with AoA and CMS. Read the Assistive Technologies for Functional Improvement Technology Review Fact Sheet. See the double issue of Ageing International with CTA as the guest editor.

CTA is the Guest Editor for a Special Double Issue of Ageing International

9/29/10

The Center for Technology and Aging is pleased to present the forthcoming first of two issues of Ageing International entitled “Technology Adoption and Diffusion for Older Adults.” These issues explore how technology can improve the health and independence of older adults, with an emphasis on the diffusion and scalability of technology.

Center for Technology and Aging Report Examines Technologies that Help Improve Transitions from Hospital to Home Reduce Readmissions

9/16/10

In its latest report, Technologies for Improving Post-Acute Care Transitions, the Center for Technology and Aging examines how the use of a variety of existing technologies could dramatically reduce readmissions. The report covers four post-acute care transition (PACT) technology focus areas including medication adherence technology, medication reconciliation technologies, remote patient monitoring technologies, and health information and communication technologies. The report also describes four well-known care transition models with varying use of home-based technologies.

August e-Newsletter Released

8/31/10

The August newsletter includes a blog entry, report, webinar slides and a fact sheet. Explore the Assistive Technologies for Functional Improvement Technology Review and provide feedback on the discussion draft. Read about the Innovation and Technology in Health Care discussion with Aneesh Chopra.

July e-Newsletter Released

7/22/10

The July newsletter includes a blog entry, report, and grantee abstracts. Read about the five organizations announced as the newest RPM grantees and review the project abstracts. Explore the Technologies for Improving Post-Acute Care Transitions Report, which is the topic of the third grant cycle where the Center is partnering with CMS and AoA. Take a look at CTA's new Facebook Fan Page and leave a comment.

The Center Awards $500,000 in Remote Patient Monitoring Technology Diffusion Grants

7/19/10

The Center announced grants to five organizations for remote patient monitoring (RPM) technology projects that will demonstrate how RPM improves the quality and efficiency of chronic disease management and post‐acute care of older adults.

June e-Newsletter Released

6/30/10

The June newsletter includes a blog entry, report, and grantee testimony. Read about CTA's third grant cycle on post-acute care transitions. Review the Perspectives Report on Social Action, commissioned by the SCAN Foundation. Read the testimony from Tom Buckley a CTA MedOp grantee, which supported a bill expanding collaborative practice authority for pharmacists. Take a look at CTA's new Facebook Fan Page and leave a comment.

Press Release: Tech Summit on Enhancing Social Action for Older Adults through Technology

6/3/10

With the support of The SCAN Foundation, The Center for Technology and Aging hosted a Technology Summit to discuss the strategic role of information and communications technology to enhance social action and advocacy for older adults.

New care transitions technology grant program announced today in a first-ever collaboration with AoA and CMS.

6/3/10

On 3 June 2010, the Center for Technology and Aging announced the release of its new diffusion grants program, which is focused on accelerating adoption and diffusion of technologies for improving post-acute care transitions ("Tech4Impact"). Grant funds will be made available to states applying for a related Administration on Aging and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services grant. For more information, see page 121 of AoA_CMS_Affordable_Care_Act_June_2010.pdf

May e-Newsletter Released

5/29/10

The May newsletter includes a blog entry, report, grantee profile, webinar summary, and a fact sheet. Review the report summarizing the Technology Summit: Enhancing Social Action for Older Adults Through Technology, commissioned by the SCAN Foundation. Read about the ASCPF Medication Optimization grantee profile.

Press Release: Remote Patient Monitoring Report Examines Technology Cost and Quality Benefits for Management of Chronic Disease

5/14/10

In May, the Center released a position paper called "Technologies for Remote Patient Monitoring in Older Adults". The detailed report is a primer on RPM and underscores the importance of more rapid adoption of this technology as a cornerstone for tackling the high cost of chronic disease care, which accounts for three-quarters of America’s direct health expenditures.

April e-Newsletter Released

4/30/10

The April newsletter includes a blog entry, position paper, grantee profile, and, call for papers. David discusses the Medication Optimization Diffusion Grants Program progress while the Center releases the final draft of the Remote Patient Monitoring Position Paper. Learn about a medication optimization grantee, Caring Choices, through their grantee profile. Also, consider submitting an article on technology diffusion for older adults in a special edition of Ageing International.

The Center's March e-Newsletter Released

3/31/10

The March newsletter includes a blog entry, call for papers, grantee profile, and conference summary. David discusses the Remote Patient Monitoring grantee selection process while the Center launches a call for papers for a special edition of Ageing International. Learn about a medication optimization grantee, the Veterans Administration Central California Health Care System through their grantee profile. Also, review the Center's presentations from the recent Aging in America Conference.

The Center's February e-Newsletter Released

2/26/10

The Center released the February newsletter including a blog entry, call for papers, grantee profile, and updated Grant FAQ. David discusses the upcoming Remote Patient Monitoring letters of intent submission date while the Center launches a call for papers for a special edition of Ageing International. Learn about a medication optimization grantee, the Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation through their grantee profile. Please be sure to read the FAQ on the Remote Patient Monitoring Diffusion Grants Program as it is updated regularly.

The Center's Monthly e-Newsletter Released

1/28/10

The release of the Center’s monthly newsletter sparks an effort to continuously disseminate recent research and learnings to the public. These updates will cover specific technologies, recent and upcoming Center events, and David's blog contributions. We'll also provide summaries and links for position papers, fact sheets, grantee profiles, grant cycle updates, and presentations with additional outputs growing daily.

Press Release: Guidelines for $500,000 Remote Patient Monitoring Diffusion Grants Program

1/11/10

The Center released grant application guidelines for a $500,000 Remote Patient Monitoring Diffusion Grants Program. Up to six one-year grants will be made to organizations successfully proposing programs that directly benefit older adults. Four or five grants will focus on Californians, while one or two may benefit older adults in other regions of the US.

Press Release: Center For Technology and Aging's First-Ever Technology Diffusion Grants Will Help Spread the Use of Vital Medication Optimization Technologies

1/05/10

The Center for Technology and Aging announced grants to five organizations for projects that promise to help improve medication use in older adults with chronic health conditions. Each project involves the use of one or more technologies in a coordinated effort with patients, families and caregivers – such as pharmacists, home health agency staff, and physicians – to help improve the independence of older adults as well as to avoid medication-related issues that potentially result in harm, hospitalization or higher health care costs.

Press Release: Center For Technology and Aging's First-Ever Technology Diffusion Grants Will Help Spread the Use of Vital Medication Optimization Technologies

12/21/09

In December, the Center released a position paper called "Technologies for Optimizing Medication Use in Older Adults". The paper provides an overview of the medication use process and discusses medication optimization opportunities and technologies, including those to improve self-management and enhanced communication.

Press Release: Center For Technology and Aging Appoints National Advisory Board

10/28/09

The Center for Technology and Aging appointed its 13-member National Advisory Board, comprised of experienced leaders from provider associations, health technology, government agencies, national aging organizations, academia and consumer organizations.

Press Release: The Center Presents on Long-term Care Technologies at the American Society of Aging West Coast Conference on Aging

9/11/09

The Center led a session titled, “Technologies for Home and Community-Based Services: Considering the Options,” at the American Society of Aging West Coast Conference on Aging on September 11, 2009. The session is based on the briefing paper just published by the Center, which describes seven technology areas with potential for redefining and improving chronic health care, while increasing the independence of older adults and reducing health care costs. During the session, particular attention was given to medication administration and remote patient monitoring. Suneel Ratan, M.B.A., an executive with Robert Bosch Healthcare joined the presentation focusing on remote patient monitoring.

Press Release: Guidelines for $500,000 Medication Optimization Diffusion Grants Program

9/02/09

The Center released grant application guidelines for a $500,000 Medication Optimization Diffusion Grants Program. Up to six one-year grants will be made to organizations successfully proposing programs that directly benefit older adults. Four or five grants will focus on Californians, while one or two may benefit older adults in other regions of the US.

Press Release: Briefing Paper Announcement

7/30/09

In early July the Center released a briefing paper called “Technologies to Help Older Adults Maintain Independence: Advancing Technology Adoption.” This paper frames the Center’s technology focus areas and presents the initial Center grant focus area - Medication Optimization.

National Advisory Board Meeting Convened

7/13/09

The Center convened its first National Advisory Board meeting to obtain input regarding the Center’s goals and objectives. The National Advisory Board consists of representatives from national and California provider associations, technology associations, payers, government agencies, academia, and consumer organizations. Dr. Molly Joel Coye chairs the National Advisory Board.

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