March Newsletter

Released the week of 3/29/10

$500,000 Remote Patient Monitoring Diffusion Grants Program Received Over 90 Letters of Intent

The Center’s $500,000 Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Diffusion Grants Program received over 90 competitive letters of intent applications. Requests for full proposals have gone out to 18 organizations for submittal by April 30. Up to six one-year grants will be made to organizations successfully proposing programs that result in the expanded diffusion of RPM technologies that have proven benefit for older adults. Four or five grants will focus on California, while up to two grants may be awarded in other regions of the US. Center Blog

Call for Authors: Special Issue of Ageing International focused on Technology

Authors are invited to submit articles for publication in a special issue of Ageing International that is dedicated to publishing findings on the successful development, adoption, and diffusion of technologies that help older adults maintain their independence. Articles will be accepted that report new research in the field as well as program reviews, perspectives, brief reports and commentary. The due date for papers is Friday, May 14th. For more information please see the Call for Papers

Grantee Close up: Improving Medication Adherence and Self-Management for Chronic Heart Failure at the Veterans Administration Central California Health Care System
The VACCHCS is beginning a novel Care Coordination Telehealth program that may help older, community-based veterans better self-manage chronic heart failure (CHF) and adhere to medication regimens.
Grantee Profile

Use of Technologies to Help Older Adults Stay in the Home Longer: Aging in America Conference
In mid-March, Center for Technology and Aging staff presented at the 2010 annual conference of the National Council on Aging and the American Society on Aging in Chicago. Following the overarching conference theme of Aging in America—exploring what’s new, what works, and how you can make it work—the Center’s three presentations reviewed technologies that improve the quality and affordability of care for older adults, discussed opportunities and barriers, and described how its grantmaking initiative will help accelerate diffusion of proven technologies for older adults.
ASA Summary

Important Remote Patient Monitoring Dates

Grant Guidelines Released
January 11, 2010

Application and Letter of Intent Due March 12, 2010

Full Proposals Requested
March 26, 2010

Full Proposals Due
April 30, 2010

Final Grant Award Decision
June 18, 2010

Grant Start Date
July 1, 2010

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