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Presentations: Lessons Learned from CTA Medication Optimization and Remote Patient Monitoring Grantees

3/31/11 By David Lindeman

During the Aging in America Conference on April 26 and 27 in San Francisco, CTA staff and several grantees will present on lessons learned from the Medication Optimization and Remote Patient Monitoring projects.

The session entitled, Remote Patient Monitoring Technologies for Older Adults: Lessons Learned from the Trenches, will take place on April 26 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm PT at the Hilton in downtown San Francisco. With eight out of ten older Americans living with the health challenges of one or more chronic diseases, chronic disease management is a growing concern. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) technologies have been shown to be effective in helping to manage chronic disease and post-acute care. CTA staff and several RPM grantees will provide an overview of the remote patient monitoring initiative followed by a description of each of the technology projects along with barriers and facilitators in adopting remote patient monitoring technologies to optimize chronic disease management within clinical care and home care settings. Grantees will also address sustainability and dissemination strategies. The presentation will also focus on policy recommendations regarding payment and other incentives to encourage use of remote patient monitoring technology to improve chronic disease management.

The next day, April 27, from 1:00pm – 2:30pm at the Hilton in downtown San Francisco, CTA will present lessons learned from the Medication Optimization Diffusion Grants Program at the session, Technologies for Optimizing Medication Use in Older Adults: Lessons Learned from the Trenches. With 90% of older adults using one or more medications daily, medication use problems are of growing concern. Primary areas to improve medication use among older adults include reconciliation, adherence, and monitoring. CTA staff and grantees will present an overview of the program followed by a description of each of the technology projects along with successful strategies for and barriers to adopting technologies to optimize medication use within clinical care settings. Findings from these projects will be presented and implications for sustainability, public policy, and further dissemination will be discussed. Technologies include automated medication dispensers, risk-screening software, and in-home monitoring devices.

Presentations from both sessions as well as additional sessions with CTA staff will be available on techandaging.org following the conference. For more information on the Aging in America Conference, ASA or NCOA, please look to the conference website.

Important mHealth Dates

Optional Applicant Conference Call March 15, 2011

Letter of Intent Due
April 5, 2011

Full Grant Proposal Guidelines Released April 13, 2011

Full Proposals Due
May 13, 2011

Final Grant Award Decision
June 15, 2011

Expected Date for Grants to Commence August 1, 2011

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