Navigation Links
Technologies That Redefine Care for Older Americans to be Focus of Conference Session Led by Center for Technology and Aging
Date:9/9/2009

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Technology and Aging will lead a session titled, "Technologies for Home and Community-Based Services: Considering the Options," at the American Society of Aging West Coast Conference on Aging at the City Center Marriott Hotel in Oakland on Friday, September 11, from 9 to 12 noon. The presenters are David Lindeman, Ph.D.; Lynn Redington, Dr.PH., M.B.A.; and Valerie Steinmetz. They will be joined by Suneel Ratan, M.B.A., an executive with Robert Bosch Healthcare.

The session is based on the briefing paper just published by the Center, "Technologies To Help Older Adults Maintain Independence: Advancing Technology Adoption," which describes seven technology areas with potential for redefining and improving chronic health care, while increasing the independence of older adults and reducing health care costs. During the session, particular attention will be given to medication administration and remote patient monitoring.

"Several proven technologies are redefining how we treat chronic disease and at the same time enable individuals to stay out the hospital, manage care from their homes, and stay connected to their community," said Lindeman, director of the Center. "However, a significant challenge is getting providers to more rapidly adopt and use these beneficial technologies."

The briefing paper is available at no cost at www.techandaging.org

As part of the Center's mission to support more rapid adoption and diffusion of these technologies, it is now accepting letters of intent for Medication Optimization Diffusion Grants. Up to six one-year grants will be made to organizations successfully proposing projects that aim to further disseminate innovations that improve medication use. The deadline to submit Letters of Intent is Midnight PDT, Friday, October 2, 2009. Additional information is available at www.techandaging.org/medopgrant.pdf.

The Center for Technology and Aging promotes more rapid adoption of technologies that improve the independence of older Americans and their ability to stay in the residence of their choice. Through research, grants, public policy involvement, and development of practical implementation tools, the Center serves as a resource for improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of chronic care and long-term care services for older adults. It was established in 2009 with a grant from The SCAN Foundation and is located at the Public Health Institute in Oakland, CA.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Center for Technology and Aging
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Planet Technologies Announces Agreement to Acquire Antigen Laboratories
2. Cardiovascular Technologies to be Highlighted at 5th Annual Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit, Oct. 1-3
3. VNUS Medical Technologies Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer and VP, Finance & Administration
4. Osteotech to Present at First Albany Capitals Regenerative Technologies Conference in New York
5. ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Reports International Sales Expansion
6. Advanced technologies aim to transform the coaching of top athletes
7. Global Med Technologies(R) Extends Its Worldwide Outreach
8. Acuo Technologies(R) Names Mike Dolan Vice President of Sales
9. ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Signs Agreement for Distribution in Maine
10. Neurobiological Technologies Reports Going Concern Qualification
11. MedCom USAs Subsidiary Card Activation Technologies, Inc.s SB2 Registration Declared Effective by SEC
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in ... ways they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered ... The American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to ... app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry ... fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 ... brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live ... not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures ... Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from ... avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this ... coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that it ... (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution for people ... Roche is the first IVD company in the U.S ... assessment and management. PCT is a sepsis-specific ... blood can aid clinicians in assessing the risk of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Capricor Therapeutics, ... a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development ... patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical ... 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the ... quarter of 2016, and to report top line ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Bracket , a leading ... next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, ... June 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia ... Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully integrate ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: