January Newsletter

Released the week of 1/30/12

CTA's Top Ten of 2011

The top 10 articles, reports and initiatives from the Center for Technology and Aging that drew the most interest from readers in 2011 covered a wide range of topics, from the Center’s grantees’ project outcomes, to advances in patient-centered technologies, to collaboration efforts between CTA and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the Administration on Aging (AoA), to lessons learned and best practices on how to take patient-centered technology-enabled interventions to scale. Blog

Policy Brief - The Telehealth Advancement Act of 2011: Opportunities for Innovation in California

A major advancement in the application of telehealth in California, as well as potentially for the nation, was initiated through the passage of the California Telehealth Advancement Act of 2011. This brief by the Center for Connected Health Policy and the California Telemedicine and eHealth Center (CTEC) reviews the impact of the Telehealth Advancement Act of 2011, providing insight on what the act does and does not do. Policy Brief

Center for Technology and Aging (CTA)-Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Consumer eHealth Affinity Group Session Highlights Successful Centura Health at Home Project and Telehealth Legislation

Centura Health at Home’s (CHAH) Erin Denholm discussed 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 - how it will influence health care within California, as well as the potential implications and applications for health care providers in other states as well as at the national level. Presentation

Remote Patient Monitoring Grantee Co-authors California HealthCare Foundation Report on Risk Stratification Tools

This California HealthCare Foundation report discusses 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. CHCF Report

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