May Newsletter

Released the week of 5/24/10

Is 2010 the Technology Tipping Point?

With the passing of health reform legislation, a troubling gap in America's health care system was closed and 30 million people were at last guaranteed access to basic health insurance. Unfortunately, other serious gaps in our health system still remain. Center Blog

Report: Enhancing Social Action for Older Adults through Technology
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. This report summarizes the key takeaways and recommendations. Tech Summit Report

Grantee Close up: The ASCP Foundation - Identifying Medication-Related Problems in Older Adults with Monitor-Rx
The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Foundation was one of five grantees that received a Medication Optimization Diffusion Grants Program award from the Center for Technology and Aging in January 2010. The grant has enabled the ASCP Foundation to accelerate diffusion of Monitor-Rx, a clinical tool that helps pharmacists and others to better identify medication-related problems in older adults. Grantee Profile

Fact Sheet: Highlights from the Remote Patient Monitoring Position Paper

The Center's Remote Patient Monitoring Position Paper is condensed into a succinct three-page fact sheet. This easy to distribute fact sheet is a great way to educate providers, caregivers, policymakers, older adult living facilities workforce, and health care leaders. Fact Sheet

Webinar: Technology-Enabled Strategies for Social Action and Advocacy

Cecili Thompson Williams, the Outreach Director on the Campaign for Better Care at the National Partnership for Women & Families, along with the Center for Technology and Aging hosted a webinar on technology-enabled strategies for social action and advocacy to improve chronic care for vulnerable older adults. Webinar

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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