September Newsletter

Released the week of 9/27/10

Tech4Impact Diffusion Grants Program Request for Proposals Released to 16 States

Earlier this week HHS announced the grantees funded under the Affordable Care Act to help people navigate health and long term care options. A subsection of grants have been made to ADRCs who will expand Evidence-Based Care Transition programs for older adults and persons with disabilities. In coordination with this grant announcement, the Center for Technology and Aging is releasing its third Request for Proposals: Tech4Impact Diffusion Grants Program. The purpose of this program is to accelerate adoption and diffusion of technologies that better enable evidence-based care transitions models. Center Blog

CTA is the Guest Editor for a Special Double Issue of Ageing International

The Center for Technology and Aging is pleased to present the forthcoming first of two issues of Ageing International entitled “Technology Adoption and Diffusion for Older Adults.” These issues explore how technology can improve the health and independence of older adults, with an emphasis on the diffusion and scalability of technology. Special Double Issue

Fact Sheet: Highlights from the Assistive Technology for Functional Improvement Technology Review
This easy to distribute Assistive Technologies fact sheet provides an overview of the current state of assistive technologies for functional improvement in older adults that can be used to educate providers, formal and informal caregivers, policymakers, and health care leaders. Fact Sheet

Centura Health at Home Telehealth Patient Satisfaction Survey

As part of the Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Diffusion Grants Program collaborative, Centura Health at Home has created a telehealth patient satisfaction survey that is available for providers nationally. This survey tool identifies older adult’s perceptions and beliefs about health technology, and addresses key issues such as privacy concerns, time of use, involvement in one's healthcare, and quality of care. Evaluation Tool

CTA to Lead a Panel Discussion at the October 6th VITAL Conference on Consumer Health Technologies

As consumers continue to take center stage in many aspects of health care delivery, panelists at the San Francisco VITAL conference will discuss key issues related to health technologies and consumer empowerment. Lynn Redington, Senior Program Director at CTA, and Craig Lipset, Director of Health Technologies at Pfizer, will lead a discussion on measuring clinical and behavioral outcomes of consumer health technologies and establishing benchmarks and tools to facilitate the process. Lynn will draw on experiences with CTA's health technology diffusion grants programs, as well as her extensive experience in the health technology industry. Agenda

Important Tech4Impact Dates

Letter of Intent Due
July 30, 2010

Grant Proposal Guidelines Released September 29, 2010

Full Proposals Due
October 21, 2010

Final Grant Award Decision Prior to December 31, 2010

Grant Start Date
January 4, 2011

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