Released the week of 7/29/13

CTA Becomes Joint CITRIS and PHI Program

The Center for Technology and Aging (CTA) has joined the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interests of Society (CITRIS) at the University of California. CITRIS is an international leader in technology innovation that brings together leading technology researchers from four partner campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Merced, Santa Cruz) to create unique opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Blog

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

As 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

Is your Health Center Using Mobile Phones to Engage Clients in Care? Share your Experience in a National Survey

The Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health, a program of the Public Health Institute, is fielding a survey as part of a national assessment of health centers’ current use of mobile phones in patient engagement. The research is funded by the Commonwealth Fund. The data collected will provide evidence-based findings that will be used to promote health centers’ understanding of how mobile technologies can be used more effectively in patient care, as well as to develop recommendations that advance mobile health with safety net communities. Survey

The 2013 CITRIS Impact Report

This interactive Report allows users to explore and discover how CITRIS continues to foster innovation and enhance connections among academic researchers, industrial partners, government agencies, and social-benefit organizations throughout California and the world. Impact Report

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

Academic Program Tackles Big Data: The Designated Emphasis in Computational Science and Engineering

CITRIS continues to foster students’ educational growth with the re-launch of the academic program in Big Data. The Designated Emphasis in Computational Science and Engineering (DECSE) adds value to PhDs in 20 different departments from astronomy to political science. Article

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

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