Released the week of 6/24/13

Demonstrating Return on Investment of Remote Patient Monitoring Programs with A New Web-based ROI Tool

The Center for Connected Health (CCH) and the Center for Technology and Aging (CTA) have collaborated on the development of a tool for analyzing the Return on Investment (ROI) for RPM technologies in order to develop the economic case for organizations to take RPM programs to scale. Developed with support from the California HealthCare Foundation, this web-based ROI Tool allows healthcare providers to evaluate the financial benefit of RPM technologies for heart failure and COPD patients. Blog

Opportunity to Apply to Participate in ROI Tool National Beta-Testing Report

TAs part of a California HealthCare Foundation-supported evaluation, health care providers from throughout the U.S. who are in the process of implementing a Remote Patient Monitoring program or currently operating a RPM program are invited to apply to be included in a ROI study among select health care providers. If interested in applying, or to get further information, please contact Valerie Steinmetz at

Reducing 30-day Hospital Readmissions for COPD Patients by Using Mobile Health Technology and Personalized Health Coaching: Sharp HealthCare

CTA's mHealth grantee, Sharp HealthCare, successfully implemented a program on leveraging mobile health technology and health coaching to help patients with COPD better manage their chronic condition. In addition to improving health outcomes, quality of life, and demonstrating high patient satisfaction, the program resulted in decreasing 30-day readmissions for the intervention group to 7% compared with 19% for the reference group (p<.001), when matching patients with similar characteristics. Program Outcomes

CTA Launches mHealth ADOPT Toolkit© - Webinar Recording Now Available

The Center for Technology and Aging launched a comprehensive online mHealth Toolkit that offers key resources to organizations that want to develop a best-in-class mHealth program for chronic disease management. The online tools are part of the recently launched ADOPT (Accelerate the Diffusion of Proven Technologies) Toolkit© website:

CTA conducted a one-hour webinar on the ADOPT Toolkit for Planning and Building Best-in-Class Mobile Health Programs for Chronic Disease Management. The webinar featured lessons learned and commentary from Jason Broad, a pioneer in mHealth at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, HealthInsight’s Consumer Engagement Director, Korey Capozza, and Alex Baker, Project Officer for the ONC. Webinar Recording and Presentation Materials

Improving Type II Diabetes Education and Self-care Management in Older Adults Using a Texting mHealth Program: HealthInsight

CTA's mHealth grantee, HealthInsight, part of the Utah Beacon Community, successfully implemented a program that supports diabetes self-management by connecting patients to a low-cost, convenient, and personalized coaching and education text messaging tool, Care4Life. The project demonstrated that an older, chronically ill patient population with lower technology proficiency (versus the U.S. population as whole) can successfully use a two-way SMS behavioral support program for Type II Diabetes self-management. Patients with high HbA1c levels showed greatest improvement, while all patients reported high satisfaction with the program. Program Outcomes

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