July Newsletter

Released the week of 7/30/12

Successful Implementation of California Care Transitions Program: Tools for Promoting Patient Activation and Self-Management for Care Transitions Intervention® Participants

CTA’s California Tech4Impact grantee has reported the successful implementation of web-based technologies to improve care coordination within the Care Transitions Intervention (CTI)®. The program found that activating patients and their “team” of formal and informal caregivers to better manage their chronic conditions through CTI and the use of the Network of Care (NoC) website and an electronic PHR, contributed to reductions in the rate of hospital readmissions. Blog

Positive Results and Lessons Learned from the NEHI Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Project Lead to Expansion of RPM to all Patients with Heart Failure at Atrius Health

The New England Healthcare Institute, a CTA RPM grantee, reported positive project outcomes that have contributed to the expansion of RPM to all patients with a diagnosis of heart failure within Atrius Health. Results from this project indicated that patients using RPM technology for monitoring and management of heart failure had fewer all cause hospitalizations, fewer Emergency Department visits, and fewer urgent care visits than patients in a control group. NEHI Project Outcomes

CTA and Tech4Impact Grantees Present at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) Annual Conference

CTA and Tech4Impact Grantees presented at the n4a conference on Technologies for Improving Care Transitions: Lessons Learned from the ADRC Trenches. The presentation addressed technology-enabled care transitions program implementation strategies and lessons learned from the program experience of five CTA grantees. Presentation

Upcoming CTA Presentations at AgeTech Conference

CTA staff will deliver three presentations at the AgeTech California Conference and Expo in Pasadena, CA, on Nov.15, including a demonstration of a new web-based Return on Investment Tool, a discussion of strategies for conducting ROI analyses for Remote Patient Monitoring programs, and a demonstration of the ADOPT Toolkit, a web-based toolkit to assist health care organizations plan and implement telehealth programs. Conference

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