Center for Technology and Aging Makes Investment in 5 Technologies

The Center for Technology and Aging (CTA) will invest a total of $477,150 in five organizations to demonstrate the best ways to implement mobile health (mHealth) technologies for older adults with chronic health conditions.

  • CalOptima, Orange County, Calif.: Preventing or delaying transitions of Medicare members with heart disease to higher levels of care settings by using mHealth and wireless solutions.
  • Family Services Agency of San Francisco: Using a cloud-based electronic health record with a tablet-based touchscreen assessment and care planning tool to improve assessment, service coordination, and outcome evaluation for frail, isolated, low-income seniors, including some with behavioral health or substance abuse issues.
  • Front Porch Center for Technology Innovation and Wellbeing, Los Angeles: Addressing medication adherence among active, independent older adults using a medication adherence app for cell phones.
  • HealthInsight, Utah: Using a SMS-based mHealth intervention to improve diabetes education and care management in older adults.
  • Sharp HealthCare Foundation, San Diego: Managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) care by remotely monitoring patients.

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