July Newsletter

Released the week of 7/19/10

$500,000 Awarded in Remote Patient Monitoring Technology Diffusion Grants

David Lindeman, Director of the Center for Technology and Aging, discusses the Center’s second diffusion grants program, Remote Patient Monitoring, and the grants to five outstanding organizations. Each project involves the use of one or more technologies in a coordinated effort with patients, families and caregivers to help improve the quality and efficiency of chronic disease management and post-acute care of older adults.Center Blog

CTA Partners with CMS and AoA for Third Grant Cycle

CTA’s new diffusion grants program is focused on accelerating adoption and diffusion of technologies for improving post-acute care transitions ("Tech4Impact"). Grant funds will only be available to states applying for a related Administration on Aging and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers Evidence-based Care Transitions Programs (“Option D”) grant. Letters of Intent are due July 30. Grants Homepage

Position Paper: Post-Acute Care Transitions (PACT)
This paper identifies and describes issues and opportunities for the Tech4Impact Diffusion Grants Program and related initiatives. It discusses areas of opportunity for improving post-acute care transitions for older adults using technology-enabled solutions. The Discussion Draft is being circulated for comments.Position Paper

Detailed Abstracts for Remote Patient Monitoring Grant Organizations

Abstracts of the five remote patient monitoring grant projects include a discussion of the technology, project locations, collaborators, target population, funding, 12-month goals, replications, dissemination and sustainability plans.Abstracts

Social Media Update – CTA Launches Facebook Fan Page
The new Facebook fan page for CTA is designed to keep interested users, organizations, grantees, applicants, and the aging services community up-to-date on CTA activities and recent news on technology and aging. Become a fan to receive automatic updates in users’ newsfeed and to leave comments. Center Blog

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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