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Released the week of 10/29/12

The ADOPT Toolkit Website for Planning and Building Best-in-Class Remote Patient Monitoring Programs - Webinar Recording Now Available

The Center for Technology and Aging announces the release of a comprehensive web-based RPM Program Development Toolkit, the “ADOPT Toolkit©”. Developed in collaboration with leading health care providers from around the country, the ADOPT Toolkit captures RPM best practices and examples of practical tools and protocols drawn from the experience of contributing providers. Blog

Learn how to use the ADOPT Toolkit by watching the Center for Technology and Aging’s Webinar on The ADOPT Toolkit for Planning and Building Best-in-Class Remote Patient Monitoring Programs. Discover the 8 essential workstreams that must be considered in building success RPM programs, 7 critical tools that will jumpstart RPM program design and implementation, as well as key mistakes in RPM program development and how to avoid them. Webinar Recording and Presentation Materials


Announcing a Return on Investment (ROI) Tool for Remote Patient Monitoring Programs – Seeking Beta Testers

The Center for Technology and Aging and the Center for Connected Health (CCH) announced the development of a do-it-yourself tool to determine return on investment (ROI) for remote patient monitoring (RPM) technologies. The ROI Tool was demonstrated at the Center for Connected Health Symposium in Boston in late October, and was developed with support from the California HealthCare Foundation. CTA and CCH released results of the tool in practice with five CTA grantees representing a range of health care systems and RPM programs. CTA and CCH are seeking beta testers to further test the utility of this interactive web-based tool. To learn more about the ROI Tool please visit the ROI Program Page, or to inquire about beta testing the ROI tool please contact us at support@techandaging.org. Presentation


Reducing 30-day Hospital Readmissions through a Home Health TeleStation Monitoring Program for Heart Failure Patients: Dignity Health

Dignity Health, a CTA grantee, has demonstrated the efficacy of a RPM program in reducing the rate of 30-day hospital readmissions. The RPM program was implemented in three Dignity Health hospitals on the Central Coast of California. Of the patients enrolled in the program for six months or more, there was a 58% reduction in readmissions compared to the six-month period preceding program enrollment. Readmissions for patients with heart failure within 30 days of discharge from a hospitalization was 5% for patients enrolled in the program compared to 23% for non-monitored patients. This program is being taken to scale and is being used as a model for replication in two additional Dignity Health service areas. Dignity Health Program Outcomes

Upcoming CTA Presentations at AgeTech Conference

CTA staff will deliver three presentations at the AgeTech California Conference and Expo in Pasadena, CA, on Nov.15, including a demonstration of the 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. Advanced registration for the Conference is available through November 7th. Conference

The Public Health Institute (PHI) Launches New Website
PHI announced the launch of its new website this week – www.phi.org. PHI is the home of the Center for Technology and Aging and 22 other centers of excellence. The new website offers publications, research, tools, and news obtained from the over 200 public health programs and projects at PHI. PHI Website

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