Released the week of 9/02/12

Utilizing Technology to Support Senior Nutrition: A Perspective on Nutrition and Aging

There are many facets of senior nutrition programs that can be improved by information and communication technologies, resulting in better nutritional health and well-being of older adults. Technology offers the means to increase access to and improve the effectiveness of senior nutrition programs; enhance communication between providers, caregivers and older adults; and empower older adults to better manage their own nutrition and health. Blog

Rhode Island Technologies for Improving Post-Acute Care (Tech4Impact) Program Gains Strong Pharmacist Support

CTA-sponsored Rhode Island Tech4Impact program took a novel approach of supplementing care transitions coaching with personal health records and pharmacist home visits. The program was the subject of a University of Rhode Island newsletter feature, which led to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists highlighting the program in a published news article. The RI program is being reviewed by numerous hospital-based pharmacists who are tasked with implementing similar programs as their institutions prepare to become Accountable Care Organizations. Rhode Island Project Outcomes

Upcoming CTA Presentations at AgeTech Conference

CCTA 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. Registration for the Conference is now open. Conference

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

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