July 2013: CTA Becomes Joint CITRIS and PHI Program

We’re pleased to let you know that The Center for Technology and Aging (CTA) has joined the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interests of Society (CITRIS) at the University of California. CITRIS is an international leader in technology innovation that brings together leading technology researchers from four partner campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz) to create unique opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. CTA is a core program within the CITRIS Health Care initiative and will continue to focus on projects aimed at improving the well-being of older adults, chronic care management, and patient engagement through technology solutions. CTA is maintaining its roots with the Public Health Institute (PHI) operating as a joint program of CITRIS and PHI.

David Lindeman will remain Director of CTA and has been appointed as Co-Director of Health Care for CITRIS. He will work with fellow Co-Director Steve DeMello to coordinate technology-enabled health care projects among the four CITRIS campuses. The CITRIS Health Care initiative — delivering “Quality Health Care Everywhere” for Californians — uses information technology to improve access and reduce disparities and costs in health care by developing and integrating advances in telehealth, sensors, services and gaming. CTA will expand its successes in advancing the adoption of technology to support the independence of older adults through the four CITRIS technology focus areas on projects ranging from new technology development to improving health care delivery nationally.

Additional information will be forthcoming on CTA and CITRIS goals and future initiatives. For further information on CITRIS please go to www.citris-uc.org, for PHI www.phi.org, and for the Center for Technology and Aging and the ADOPT Toolkit www.techandaging.org. Please contact us if you would like any additional information about our new direction.

Contact information:
David A. Lindeman, PhD
Co-Director, Health Care, CITRIS
Director, Center for Technology and Aging
510.285.5686
dlindeman@techandaging.org

Valerie Steinmetz
Program Director, Center for Technology and Aging
510.285.5687
vsteinmetz@techandaging.org

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