September Newsletter

Released the week of 9/26/11

Center for Technology and Aging (CTA)-Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Held Consumer eHealth Affinity Group Session at Health 2.0

On September 25, 2011, CTA collaborated with the ONC Beacon Communities, West Wireless Health Institute, and Health 2.0 to conduct an eHealth Innovation Exchange at the Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. CTA-ONC Consumer eHealth Affinity Group members participated in the session which focused on best practices and barriers to implementation for consumer eHealth interventions. The first of its kind, this meeting provided both panel presentations and an interactive session for Beacon Communities, CTA grantees, and technology vendors. Blog

CTA Leads Consumer eHealth Implementation Panel at the Health 2.0 Beacon Innovation Exchange

CTA led a Provider Implementation Panel focusing on the lessons learned from adopting consumer eHealth technology interventions. The panel featured four grantees including 3 CTA grantees and 2 Beacon Communities, where one Beacon Community is also a CTA grantee. Presentation

Updated Medication Optimization Position Paper

CTA’s seminal paper, “Technologies for Optimizing Medication Use by Older Adults,” originally published in fall 2009, has been updated to include current technologies and medication use statistics from 2011. The updated paper is currently available on the CTA website. Position Paper

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

iHealthbeat Podcast on CTA mHealth Grant Programs and Growing Importance of Mobile Health in Supporting Older Adults

David Lindeman along with Nancy Pratt of Sharp HealthCare, René Seidel of The SCAN Foundation and Steven Wallace of the University of California-Los Angeles Center for Health Policy Research spoke with iHealthBeat about how mobile health technology could benefit seniors, highlighting the recently awarded grantees from the Center’s mHealth Diffusion Grants program. Podcast

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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