The United States is a rapidly aging nation. A demographic change is quickly outstripping the capacity of family caregivers, providers, and programs and services that serve the aging population. To address the impending increase in the demand for health care and long-term care, new programs must be created that reinforce the ability of older adults to thrive in their homes and communities, and support them in aging independently.
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A position paper that comprehensively describes mobile health (mHealth), with an emphasis on how mHealth can improve the lives of older adults while controlling health care costs. The paper discusses why mHealth is needed, lists potential applications of mHealth, and reviews types of mHealth technologies.
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) refers to a variety of high tech and high touch patient care approaches that do not require a face-to-face visit. RPM solutions promote better health at lower costs because they enable more frequent health status monitoring and feedback, make home the central place of care, serve as an early warning system of deteriorating health, enable early intervention, and, as a result, typically reduce emergency room visits and hospitalizations.
In 2010, five health services organizations received grants from the Center for Technology and Aging to demonstrate how technologies could help improve medication use in older adults with chronic health conditions. Each project involved the use of one or more technologies in a coordinated effort with patients, families, and caregivers – such as pharmacists, home health agency staff, and physicians. The two-fold goal was to help improve the independence of the participating older adults while enabling them to avoid medication-related issues that potentially result in harm, hospitalization, or higher health care costs.
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) technologies have been shown to be effective in helping to manage chronic disease, post- acute care, and monitoring the safety of the older adult population. RPM technologies can help older adults slow the progression of chronic disease and ensure continued recovery after being discharged from an acute care setting. RPM has the potential to help the large number of older adults that are challenged by chronic and acute illnesses and/or injuries.
Ahora puede ver ACTIVATE en acción a través de breves videos creados por nuestros compañeros Diverse Health Hub. ¿Qué es la salud digital? presenta a una madre ocupada con poco tiempo extra para cuidar de su propia salud, y muestra cómo ACTIVATE puede ayudar.
Now you can see ACTIVATE in action through brief videos created by our partners Diverse Health Hub. What Is Digital Health? introduces a busy mom with little extra time or bandwidth to take care of her own health and shows how ACTIVATE can help.
Now is the time to take stock of the role that technologies play in supporting and/or challenging health care systems. What lessons have we learned about implementing new digital health technologies? What needs to be learned and improved? How can regional digital health experiences contribute to international solutions? To address these crucial questions, the Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network (TTRN), in collaboration with the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth and Aalborg University, invites you to the international scientific conference entitled: “An International Perspective on Building Capacity in Health Care through Technology” to be held at the University of California, in Berkeley, California, USA, on August 22-23, 2023. The conference is supported by the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute (CITRIS).
In March 2020, communities across the United States implemented social distancing measures to protect people from transmission of COVID-19. Social distancing has indeed helped slow the virus’s spread in households, communities, and facilities, especially before vaccines became available. But with social distancing has come a significant downside: the lack of social connection. For people who are already distanced from others by their living situations, age, poverty, zip code, or health status, social distancing has increased isolation. High speed internet offers a scalable solution to mediate social isolation as well as provide access to telehealth, information, and other services. This Opportunities Guide, assembled by Freedman Consulting, LLC. provides a comprehensive list of funding sources that can support a wide range of congregate living facilities in providing internet to older adults.
Now you can see ACTIVATE in action through brief videos created by our partners Diverse Health Hub. In Introducing ACTIVATE, follow a patient as he discovers how ACTIVATE can help him learn about his chronic conditions (diabetes and high blood pressure) and connect with his health care team.
ACTIVATE is a demonstration project using digital health to improve the health and well-being of rural or underserved communities in partnership with community health centers. ACTIVATE is designed to help patients learn more about their diabetes and/or high blood pressure and how to help get them under control, all from the comfort of their own home!
A conversation with Dr. David Lindeman, Director of CITRIS Health; Veronica Chavez, Community Outreach Manager at Livingston Community Health; Helidee Millan-Govea, Community Outreach Manager at Livingston Community Health; Sheri Peifer, Senior VP and Chief Strategy Officer of Eskaton, Darlene Cullivan, Senior Manager of Outreach and Impact at Eskaton and Dr. Sheri Belafsky, Medical Director of Healthy Davis Together, as they discuss the lessons learned through the development and deployment of their vaccine initiatives, the importance of partnerships with trusted community organizations, and the equity considerations required for building an equitable infrastructure for providing vaccines to underserved populations.
A Lighthouse for Older Adults pilot to expand broadband access to improve low-income seniors’ health and quality of life is featured as one of four Leading Age case studies showcasing how broadband can be incorporated into affordable housing settings.
A new, step-by-step guide is available to help affordable housing leaders plan and implement programs within affordable housing communities. Based on findings from pilot projects to implement Lighthouse for Older Adults in several California communities, the guide shares lessons learned through tips, checklists, customizable sample materials, and other resources.
Research Areas & Topics: Lighthouse
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