Center for Technology and Aging Awards $477K for Mobile Health Solutions

The Center for Technology and Aging has awarded five organizations one-year grants totaling $477,150 to demonstrate how mobile health technologies can best serve older adults with chronic health conditions, according to a CTA news release.

The five organizations include the following:

1. CalOptima. CalOptima is examining how mHealth and wireless solutions can prevent or delay transitions of Medicare members with heart disease to settings with higher levels of care.

2. Family Services Agency of San Francisco. The agency aims to improve assessment, service coordination and outcome evaluation of frail and isolated low-income seniors using a cloud-based electronic health record with a tablet-based touchscreen tool.

3. Front Porch Center for Technology Innovation and Wellbeing. The center is using a medication adherence app for cell phones to improve medication adherence in active, independent older adults.

4. HealthInsight. HealthInsight is using a SMS-based mHealth intervention to improve diabetes education and care management in older adults.

5. Sharp HealthCare Foundation. The foundation will remotely monitor patients to manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Read the CTA news release on grants for mobile health technologies (pdf).

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