Released the week of 10/28/13

What’s Stopping Connected Health Interventions from Scaling? CTA Presents at the Connected Health Symposium - MobiHealthNews Article

The Connected Health Symposium in Boston featured a panel on “The Time for Connected Health is Now: Lessons in Taking Connected Health to Scale.” Moderated by Kamal Jethwani, MD, MPH, Corporate Manager Research and Innovation at the Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare, panelists discuss the challenges of taking connected health programs to scale and the evidence needed to go from pilots to scaled programs. 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.

Return on Investment for Remote Patient Monitoring – Call for Participants in a California HealthCare Foundation National Study - Instructional ROI Tool Webinar Recording Available
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 for more information.

Technologies to Support Care Transitions – Interview with David Lindeman
New devices and apps are transforming health care, not only by supporting transitional care and reducing readmissions, but enabling patients to remain in their own homes even while dealing with difficult to manage chronic conditions. David Lindeman spoke with OpenPlacement, an organization that provide seniors, families and care coordinators real-time information & tools so they can find the right senior housing and home care provider, on the benefits and challenges of utilizing technologies to improve transitions of care.

Considerations for Community-Based mHealth Initiatives: Insights from Three Beacon Communities, Including CTA HealthInsight Grantee
mHealth is gaining widespread attention for its potential to engage patients in their health and health care in their daily lives. Emerging evidence suggests that mHealth interventions can be used effectively to support behavior change, but numerous challenges remain when implementing these programs at the community level. Three Beacon Community Programs (Crescent City Community in New Orleans, Louisiana, Southeast Michigan Community in Detroit, and the Utah Beacon Community in Salt Lake City) piloted text message-based projects aimed at diabetes risk reduction and disease management. The paper describes challenges, best practices, and lessons learned when implementing community-based mHealth initiatives.

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. Scheduled for November 14-15 in San Jose, the conference 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.

CITRIS Event 11/20: Policy Impact of Telemedicine
Join CITRIS for a talk by Jana Katz-Bell, Assistant Dean, Interprofessional Programs at the UC Davis School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PST). Free and open to the public, this talk on Policy Impact of Telemedicine is part of the Research Exchange Seminar Series. The one-hour discussion will take place on UC Berkeley Campus in the Banatao Auditorium of Sutardja Dai Hall. Registration is now open. The session is accessible via livestream.

CITRIS Event 11/6: A Conversation on the New Manufacturing Revolution: 3D Printing and its Impact on Society
Join CITRIS for a session moderated by Paul Wright, Director CITRIS, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley; and Director, BECI, November 6, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (PST). Free and open to the public, this talk on 3D Printing and its Impact on Society will take place on the UC Berkeley Campus in the Banatao Auditorium of Sutardja Dai Hall. The program features Peter Marsh, The Financial Times; Paul Markillie, The Economist; Björn Hartmann, UC Berkeley; and John Zysman, UC Berkeley. This talk is being co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. Registration is now open. The session is accessible via livestream.

'Life is a Sacred Journey' BlogTalkRadio Show on Technology and Seniors – Interview with Valerie Steinmetz
CEO/Executive Director Micheal Pope of The Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay discusses Technology and Seniors on 'Life is a Sacred Journey' BlogTalkRadio. Panelists Valerie Steinmetz, Center for Technology and Aging and Linda Simpson, It’s Never Too Late, speak to the benefits and challenges of technology-enabled care to help older adults manage chronic conditions and maintain independence.

Avoiding the Traps of Big Data - Employing Leadership Skills for Meaningful Analysis: The Berkeley Blog
Today’s data analytics technology is becoming increasingly powerful. It’s as if we previously had the equivalent of a glider and now we have a jet powered fighter plane. Without a skilled pilot, the new technology is more dangerous than it is helpful. Ikhlaq Sidhu’s blog on Avoiding the Traps of Big Data, highlights the need for sound judgment and employing leadership skills for meaningful data analytics. Explore these leadership lessons in the context of a recent Target sales example.

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.

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