Released the week of 12/31/12

CTA Presents Preliminary mHealth Grant Program Findings at the mHealth Summit

This year’s 2012 mHealth Summit for the first time directly addressed the potential benefits of mHealth solutions for improving the health and well-being of older adults. In addition to identifying the opportunities for using mHealth, CTA research and programs highlighted some of the first findings in this area. David Lindeman presented preliminary project outcomes, best implementation practices, and business models for sustainability for the Center’s mHealth projects. Presentation

Texting for Health: the Utah Beacon Community mHealth Experience

HealthInsight, part of the Utah Beacon Community and a CTA mHealth grantee, is working toward improving chronic disease management and lowering cost of care through a diabetes texting program, Care4Life. In reporting the preliminary findings of the year-long CTA mHealth program, The Salt Lake Tribune highlights improvement in patient behavioral change and patient satisfaction and how the texting program is a successful method for improving diabetes care management. Article

Seeking Beta Testers for a Return on Investment Tool for Remote Patient Monitoring

The Center for Technology and Aging and the Center for Connected Health have developed a do-it-yourself ROI tool to determine return on investment (ROI) for remote patient monitoring (RPM) technologies. CTA and CCH are seeking beta testers to further test the utility of this interactive web-based tool. To inquire about being a beta tester for the ROI tool please contact us at To learn more about the ROI Tool, please visit the ROI Program Page.

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

Utilizing Interactive Voice Response to Reduce Health Service Utilization, Expand Clinical Capacity, and Improve the Quality of Life for Older, COPD Patients: HealthCare Partners

HealthCare Partners (HCP), a CTA grantee, has demonstrated the efficacy of a RPM, Interactive Voice Response program in reducing the rate of 30-day hospital readmissions for elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic diseases. The project found that over a 30-day period following the initial hospital stay, the frequency of hospitalizations related to COPD were reduced by 50% compared to the twelve-month period preceding program enrollment. HealthCare Partners achieved a 1.3:1 ROI in the first year of its Remote Patient Monitoring program, indicating that each dollar invested in RPM yielded $1.30 dollars in savings for HCP. Projected ROI for HCP in Year 5 is expected to exceed 18. HealthCare Partners Program Outcomes

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