Released the week of 9/5/11

Remote Patient Monitoring Grantee, Centura Health at Home (CHAH), Completes CTA Grant Project with Positive Outcomes and Impacts Policy in Colorado

CHAH’s year long project demonstrated successful outcomes in terms of reducing the frequency of 30-day rehospitalizations, increasing patient quality of life, improving patient self-management and education, reducing the frequency of home RN visits as well as impacting policy change around payment to homecare agencies for telehealth services in Colorado. Blog

CTA-ONC Consumer eHealth Affinity Group Successfully Launched

The Center for Technology and Aging and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) have established an affinity group (learning collaborative) to facilitate communication on best practices for consumer eHealth interventions between Beacon Communities and CTA grantees. Monthly webinars will include presentations by leaders in the field, commencing in September with Adam Darkins, telehealth innovator within the Veterans Administration. Deliberations by, and presentations to, the Affinity group are expected to be disseminated to the field in the near future. Center Blog

NPR Highlights CTA’s mHealth Diffusion Grants Program

David Lindeman discusses the role of mHealth technology interventions in managing the care of older adults on NPR, highlighting the recently awarded grantees from the Center’s mHealth Diffusion Grants program. Audio

Detailed Abstracts for mHealth Grant Organizations

Review abstracts of the mHealth Grant Organizations that started in August, 2011. The five organizations are: CalOptima, Family Services Agency of San Francisco, Front Porch Center for Technology Innovation and Wellbeing, HealthInsight, and Sharp HealthCare Foundation. Abstracts include a discussion of the respective technologies, project goals and descriptions, target population, collaborators, and replication/sustainability plans. Abstracts

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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