July Newsletter

Released the week of 7/25/11

Press Release: mHealth Grantees Selected and Awarded Funds

CTA is investing a total of $477,150 in one-year grants among five organizations that will demonstrate the best ways to implement mobile health (mHealth) technologies for older adults with chronic health conditions. The five organizations are: CalOptima, Family Services Agency of San Francisco, Front Porch Center for Technology Innovation and Wellbeing, HealthInsight, and Sharp HealthCare Foundation.Press Release

CTA and ONC Collaborate to Establish Consumer eHealth Affinity Group

CTA is collaborating with the Beacon Community Program to create an affinity group (learning collaborative) focused on Consumer eHealth. Under the auspices of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology, the Beacon Communities are in the forefront of connecting entire communities through technology, including the use of mHealth. CTA and ONC have established this affinity group to facilitate learning and communication on best practices for technology-enabled interventions open to all Beacon Communities and CTA grantees implementing consumer eHealth interventions. Center Blog

Detailed Abstracts for mHealth Grant Organizations

Review abstracts of the mHealth Grant Organizations. Each one includes a discussion of the technology, project locations, collaborators, target population, goals, and replication/sustainability plans.Abstracts

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? Lynn Redington, Senior Program Director at CTA, presented on July 17 at the n4a conference in Washington DC discussing innovative strategies for spreading new technologies throughout organizations and communities. Two Tech4Impact (Technologies for Improving Post-Acute Care Transitions) grantees also presented, highlighting these opportunities and practical implications. Presentation

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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