Mission and Capabilities

The Center for Technology and Aging (CTA) is a national leader in the use of patient-centered technologies for older adults. We work with health care providers, aging service organizations, payers, foundations and technology companies to enable them to accelerate the deployment of proven technologies.

Advances in information technologies, coupled with the rapid expansion of health information and data analytics, have created unprecedented opportunities for improving self-management of chronic disease; increasing work force efficiency; improving communication and coordination of care between providers, caregivers, and older adults; and reducing the costs of care.

The Center for Technology and Aging helps health care organizations identify and implement patient-centered technologies that address the needs of clinicians, other health care providers, payers, and policy makers.

Core CTA services include:

  • Technology Readiness Assessments: Evaluating what technologies are most appropriate for health care organization clients – from hospitals to home health agencies – and developing a road map to move toward adoption.
  • Technology Demonstration Program Design: Designing demonstration programs that lead to measurable, replicable, and scalable results.
  • Technology Implementation Planning & Evaluation: Applying the ADOPT technology model for program implementation to assure that a new technology is implemented successfully.
  • Technology Grants Management: Partnering with funding organizations to help design programs that meet strategic grant making goals centered on technology, aging, and chronic disease management.
  • Technology Learning Collaboratives: Enabling geographically dispersed health care providers, clinicians, researchers and policy makers to collaborate, share, and learn together through structured, ongoing communication programs.
  • Technology and Aging Research & Dissemination: Conducting applied research on technology and aging, including market research and outcome evaluations, coupled with a robust dissemination program.

Our approach incorporates extensive aging services and technology experience with what we have learned managing technology demonstration projects and working with dozens of organizations – in every region of the country – about the essential requirements for implementing or expanding technology to better serve older patients with chronic medical conditions.

Strategic Relationships That Produce Outstanding Results

We work closely with providers, health systems, payers, policy leaders, and technology solution vendors at the local, state, and national level to support broader use of technologies that have demonstrable results, including:

  • Administration on Aging (AoA)
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
  • State governments
  • The SCAN Foundation
  • California HealthCare Foundation
  • The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

 

Engage with Us

Is your organization asking these critical questions? If not, why not?

The Center for Technology and Aging can partner with you to answer them:

  • What technologies are transformative and can improve the care of patients?
  • What are the prequisites to successfully implementing a new technology?
  • What is the business case for implementing a technology-enabled program?
  • What workflow, staffing, education, IT, and operational changes are needed for success?
  • What strategies will assure awareness and adoption of the technologies in organization?
  • What is required to take a technology to scale?

For additional information reach us at info@techandaging.org or 510.285.5687.

 

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