Released the week of 8/26/13

Webinar: Return on Investment for Remote Patient Monitoring - Call for Participants in a California HealthCare Foundation National Study

Join the Center for Connected Health (CCH) and the Center for Technology and Aging (CTA) on September 12, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT (1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT), for a free one-hour webinar to determine the ROI of remote patient monitoring technology using a web-based ROI Calculator. Developed with support from the California HealthCare Foundation, this web-based ROI Tool is an interactive, user-friendly program designed to help health care organizations evaluate the financial impact and return on investment for RPM based on the costs and outcomes associated with their programs. The webinar will feature insights into the creation and use of the ROI tool, results to date, and how to participate in a national ROI study of remote patient monitoring and beta test the ROI tool. CCH and CTA will also discuss the key drivers of a positive ROI and how to optimize RPM program design. Registration is now open. Blog

CTA Moderates ATA Fall Forum Panel on Achieving the Triple Aim Through Effective Remote Patient Monitoring Approaches

Join David Lindeman as he moderates a panel, “Reducing Re-hospitalizations, Emergency Room Visits and Improving Quality and Outcomes Through Effective Remote Patient Monitoring Approaches” at the ATA Fall Forum in Toronto, September 9th, 3-4pm ET. Panelists, including Erin Denholm, SVP Clinical Transformation at Centura Health, Kamal Jethwani, Corporate Manager, Research and Innovation at Partners HealthCare; Center for Connected Health, and Doreen Salek, Director, Population Health Business Intelligence at Geisinger Health Plan will discuss why and how their RPM programs have succeeded and what it takes to duplicate their success. ATA Fall Forum

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

CCH and CTA are seeking organizations with established remote patient monitoring (RPM) programs to participate in a national study of the Return on Investment (ROI) of RPM using their own organization’s program data. This California HealthCare Foundation National Study is the first large scale, in-depth analysis of multiple health care providers to determine the ROI of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) interventions using a new ROI Tool. If your organization has an active RPM program for CHF and/or COPD patients in place and is interested in participating, please contact Valerie Steinmetz at for more information.

CITRIS Event 9/24: How Can We Prevent Information Technology From Destroying the Middle Class?

Join CITRIS for a talk by Jaron Lanier on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT), How Can We Prevent Information Technology From Destroying the Middle Class? Free and open to the public, this talk, part of the CITRIS Distinguished Speaker Series, brings together scientists from numerous fields to highlight their research in societal-scale issues. The one-hour discussion will take place on UC Berkeley Campus in the Banatao Auditorium of Sutardja Dai Hall. Registration is now open.

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

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

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