June Newsletter

Released the week of 6/27/11

AoA Webinar Presentation: Utilizing Patient-Centered Technologies to Support Care Transitions

Patient-centered technologies are used to improve patient engagement in care transitions and allow providers to customize care planning and decision support based on individual patient needs. This June 21 AoA webinar, with presentations by Lynn Redington and two CTA Tech4Impact grantees, explored care transitions processes. The webinar reviewed Tech4Impact (Technologies for Improving Post-Acute Care Transitions), an innovative grant program that encourages Aging & Disability Resource Centers to expand the use of technologies that support existing care transitions initiatives. Two Tech4Impact grantees were profiled.Center Blog

California Senate Bill 72 Policy Brief: Considerations for Implementing a Successful Medication Dispensing Machine Pilot Project

The California Legislature approved SB 72 that supports development of a large-scale Automated Medication Dispensing Machine Pilot Program for 40,000 Medi-Cal recipients. This CTA policy brief explains what’s needed for a successful pilot and touches on: financial analysis of medication adherence, medication dispensing device features and effectiveness studies. Policy Brief

Upcoming CTA Presentation: “The Role of Technology in Care Transitions and Beyond,” National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) Annual Conference & Tradeshow

What role does information technology play in care transitions or other new approaches to care delivery? Learn innovative strategies for spreading new technologies throughout your organization and community. Learn about these opportunities and practical implications from the Center for Technology and Aging and two of its Tech4Impact (Technologies for Improving Post-Acute Care Transitions) Grantees at the n4a Annual Conference & Tradeshow in Washington DC, Sunday, July 17 from 11:15am-12:15pm. Conference

Press Release: CTA Publishes Report on mHealth Technologies: Applications to Benefit Older Adults

In a recently published report, “mHealth Technologies: Applications to Benefit Older Adults,” the Center for Technology and Aging discusses how cell phones, smart phones, laptop and tablet computers, and other mobile-enabled devices are now used to help millions of older Americans, as well as their physicians and caregivers, in five areas: managing chronic disease, using medications properly, avoiding safety risks, accessing online health information, and staying well. Press Release

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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