April Newsletter

Released the week of 4/26/10

Update on the Medication Optimization Diffusion Grants Program

The grantees from the Medication Optimization Diffusion Grants Program have successfully gone into the field and are already providing significant insight as to what contributes to successful diffusion strategies for enabling technologies. Center Blog

Position Paper: Technologies for Remote Patient Monitoring for Older Adults
A majority of older adults are challenged by chronic and acute illnesses and/or injuries. A number of RPM technology-enabled innovations can improve the health and independence of older adults. This paper discusses two areas of opportunity for remote patient monitoring in this population: 1) chronic disease management and post-acute care management and 2) patient safety. Position Paper

Grantee Close up: A Catalyst for Medication Management Innovation at Caring Choices
For the past ten years, Caring Choices and partner Home Health Care Management have successfully used a medication dispensing device to improve older adult's medication adherence. To encourage diffusion of this promising device, Caring Choices is partnering with four organizations to help shepherd the adoption of the device within the organizations. Grantee Profile

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

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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