May 2013: mHealth ADOPT Toolkit Webinar Recording Available, Text Messaging Tool Supports Diabetes Self-Management


CTA Launches mHealth ADOPT Toolkit© – Webinar Recording Now Available

The Center for Technology and Aging launched a comprehensive online mHealth Toolkit that offers key resources to organizations that want to develop a best-in-class mHealth program for chronic disease management. The online tools are part of the recently launched ADOPT (Accelerate the Diffusion of Proven Technologies) Toolkit© website: http://toolkit.techandaging.org/.

CTA conducted a one-hour webinar on the ADOPT Toolkit for Planning and Building Best-in-Class Mobile Health Programs for Chronic Disease Management. The webinar featured lessons learned and commentary from Jason Broad, a pioneer in mHealth at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, HealthInsight’s Consumer Engagement Director, Korey Capozza, and Alex Baker, Project Officer for the ONC. Webinar Recording and Presentation Materials

Improving Type II Diabetes Education and Self-care Management in Older Adults Using a Texting mHealth Program: HealthInsight

CTA’s mHealth grantee, HealthInsight, part of the Utah Beacon Community, successfully implemented a program that supports diabetes self-management by connecting patients to a low-cost, convenient, and personalized coaching and education text messaging tool, Care4Life. The project demonstrated that an older, chronically ill patient population with lower technology proficiency (versus the U.S. population as whole) can successfully use a two-way SMS behavioral support program for Type II Diabetes self-management. Patients with high HbA1c levels showed greatest improvement, while all patients reported high satisfaction with the program. Program Outcomes

The New Era of Connected Aging:

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A Framework for Understanding Technologies that Support Older Adults in Aging Report

We are at the dawning of “connected aging” in which the growing array of Internet-based technologies and mobile devices increasingly will support older adults to age in place. Emerging technologies will enable both older adults and their caregivers to address a comprehensive range of medical, health, social, and functional needs. In addition, technology-based solutions that connect older adults to friends, family, and community are becoming more viable; older adults and their caregivers are growing increasingly tech savvy; technology usability is improving; and price points are descending. Report

Achieving Real-World Results with Technology-Enabled Care: CTA’s Program Impact Report

The Center for Technology and Aging is a national leader in a powerful movement that is transforming health care for older adults through the use of technology. As care for people with chronic disease and functional limitations moves from clinical settings to home and to the community, a broad array of technologies can be harnessed to improve the health and well-being of older adults. This Impact Report summarizes how the Center’s initiatives have helped meet these goals. Report

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