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The SCAN Foundation Grants $5 Million to the Health Technology Center to Establish National Center for Technology and Aging
Date:1/29/2009

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"The SCAN Foundation and HealthTech have a shared vision for advancing the use of proven technologies that improve the quality and affordability of care," said David Lindeman, Ph.D., who will serve as the center's director.

The three-year grant will be used to establish the center and develop its programs. Starting in 2010, a portion of the funding will go toward supporting the efforts of selected health and social service providers to implement and evaluate technology diffusion strategies.

The SCAN Foundation (www.scanfoundation.org), based in Long Beach, California, is an independent nonprofit foundation dedicated to advancing the development of a sustainable continuum of quality care for seniors that integrates medical treatment and human services in the settings most appropriate to their needs and with the greatest likelihood of a healthy, independent life. The SCAN Foundation supports programs that stimulate public engagement, develop realistic public policy and financing options, and disseminate promising care models and technologies. The SCAN Foundation was created through a contribution by SCAN Health Plan, a nonprofit Medicare Advantage Plan based in California.

HealthTech (www.healthtech.org) is a nonprofit research organization and expert network that develops forecasts and planning tools for emerging technologies in health care and works with a broad range of stakeholders to advance their adoption. The vision of HealthTech is to make health care, better, safer and more affordable by advancing the adoption of technology-enabled innovations to make individuals and communities healthier. The mission of HealthTech is to build on eight years of industry leading forecasting to drive the adoption of innovations and technologies that can transf
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