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Released the week of 9/30/13

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

David Lindeman 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. Panelists, include 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. Explore the presentation slides or purchase the ATA recording and the telepresence of Kamal through an iTouch robot as panelists discuss why and how their RPM programs have succeeded and what it takes to duplicate their success.

Webinar Recording Available: Return on Investment for Remote Patient Monitoring – Call for Participants in a California HealthCare Foundation National Study The Center for Connected Health (CCH) and the Center for Technology and Aging (CTA) are inviting RPM programs to participate in a national study of ROI for RPM. This webinar by CCH and CTA provides an overview of the web-based ROI Tool for remote patient monitoring technology using an online ROI Calculator. Developed with support from the California HealthCare Foundation, the 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 features insights into the creation and use of the ROI tool, results to date, and how to participate in the national ROI study of remote patient monitoring. CCH and CTA discuss the key drivers of a positive ROI and how to optimize RPM program design. 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  vsteinmetz@techandaging.org for more information.

CITRIS Event 10/2: Robotic Surgery - Engineering from a Surgeon's Perspective
Join CITRIS for a talk by Dr. Susan Lim on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PDT), on Robotic Surgery – Engineering from a Surgeon’s Perspective. Dr. Lim will discuss advances in the field of robotic surgery, current limitations, and her experience as a surgeon using robotic surgery. Free and open to the public, this talk is part of the CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series, a weekly roundtable of presentations and discussions that highlight ways to frame and tackle societal-scale research issues. The one-hour discussion will take place on UC Berkeley Campus in the Banatao Auditorium of Sutardja Dai Hall. The presentation is accessible via livestream.

CTA Presents at the Connected Health Symposium & Expo: October 24-25, Boston, MA
Join CTA at the 10th Annual Connected Health Symposium & Expo in Boston focusing on Collaborations and Innovations to Engage Patients and Elevate Care. The October 25 panel, moderated by Kamal Jethwani, MD, MPH, Corporate Manager Research and Innovation at the Center for Connected health at Partners HealthCare, will discuss “The Time for Connected Health is Now: Lessons in Taking Connected Health to Scale.” The program features David Lindeman, PhD, Co-Director, CITRIS Health Care and Center for Technology and Aging; Margaret Laws, MPP, Director Innovations for the Underserved, California HealthCare Foundation; Rajni Aneja, MD, Strategic Executive, Humana; and Sree Chaguturu, MD, Medical Director Population Health Management, Partners HealthCare. Registration for the Symposium is open.

AgeTech West Conference “Aging Services Meets Silicon Valley: Creating the Future of Care, ” November 14-15, San Jose, CA
The fourth annual AgeTech West Conference & Expo is a premier event designed to offer a variety of education and networking opportunities to learn strategic insights from the leaders of innovative service models and offerings. The 1.5 day event, November 14-15 in San Jose, features educational sessions across the service settings continuum – skilled nursing, assisted living, independent living, memory care, and care at home in the community; 30+ technology solutions in the exhibit hall; pre-conference opportunities to tour Google and Yahoo! ; as well as a Pitch-for-Pilots competition, where start-up companies selected in partnership with Aging 2.0 pitch their technology solution to the audience with the goal of attracting pilot partners. Center for Technology and Aging (CTA) subscribers receive the member rate to the conference by selecting the “Supporting Organization” registration option and listing “CTA” as the supporting organization. Registration can be completed online or by filling out the registration form on page 15 of the brochure.

Mobile Gaming Technology to Combat Dengue Fever - DengueTorpedo
The Social Apps Lab at CITRIS has developed the Dengue Torpedo (DT), a cell phone app that uses crowdsourcing and local knowledge to help urban residents address mosquito control to prevent Dengue Fever. DT launched as a pilot project in two neighborhoods of São Paulo’s urban periphery during Brazil’s 2013 dengue fever season and recently received support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carlos Slim Foundation. As DT continues to grow, the project looks to expand into other regions of the world in collaboration with local partners. Dengue Fever has taken on even greater importance with the announcement of the recent appearance of Dengue Fever in San Mateo County, California.

CITRIS Event 10/14: How Can We Prevent Information Technology From Destroying the Middle Class?
Join CITRIS for a talk by Jaron Lanier on Monday, October 14, 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.

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