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Transforming the Safety Net through Mobile Health

As health systems adopt more patient-centered and primary care-oriented models under health care reforms, improved understanding among providers as to how mobile technology may be used effectively will help them to meet the goals of the Triple Aim through improving their ability to provide greater connectivity between patients and their care providers, improving patient experiences… Read More


Mobilizing Family Health Centers – McKesson Foundation Grantee

CITPH receives a grant from The McKesson Foundation’s Mobilizing for Health Program. The study, Mobilizing Family Health Centers of San Diego for Health, deploys an interactive mobile health information service, in order to demonstrate among a largely Hispanic population with type 2 diabetes the intervention’s effectiveness in improving HbA1c levels, reducing “no show rates” for… Read More


National Evaluation of the Text4Baby Program

CITPH, in collaboration with Mathematica Policy Research, was selected by the Health Resources Services Administration to conduct a national evaluation of the implementation and effects of the Text4babysm text messaging program. Text4Baby is an innovative health communication tool that uses mobile technology to reach pregnant and post-partum women. Text4Baby is currently used by over 87,000… Read More


Reducing Readmissions Through Innovative Technology-enabled Models of Care

Evidence is emerging that several new technologies, including remote patient-monitoring devices, medication optimization systems, and tools that improve caregiver-to-caregiver and caregiver-to-patient communications, can significantly reduce the need for hospital readmissions and lower costs by enabling a greater level of care coordination and integration. However, providers and researchers lack sufficient information about the best ways to… Read More


Enhancing Social Action for Older Adults through Technology: Report

In association with the Center for Technology and Aging, a grantee of The SCAN Foundation that is devoted to the diffusion of technology to help older adults live independently, CITPH recently hosted a panel of experts to identify ways to deliver better care for older adults. Entitled “The SCAN Foundation Technology Summit: Enhancing Social Action… Read More


Health Reform and Local Health Departments: Report

This report summarizes the best thinking on key trends, challenges, identifies the opportunities local leaders find most promising to improve access to medical care services, to improve health outcomes, and to contain the cost of health, and provides their suggestions on how CDC (and potentially other components of the federal government) can best assist with… Read More


National Quality Forum: AIIMS Profile Report

The National Quality Forum commissioned PHI to develop a profile of available information technologies that healthcare organizations may implement in part or as integrated systems to support real-time infection prevention, control, surveillance, and process improvement. The purpose of this report was to provide an environmental assessment of the commercial availability and extent of adoption of… Read More


The Role of ICT in Chronic Disease Management

This report, which was conducted for Lehigh Valley Hospital and El Camino Hospital, assessed the role of ICT in the development of applications for the management of chronic diseases. The goal was to raise general awareness of the role of ICT in the management of chronic diseases and to highlight the promise that two technology… Read More


Profiles of Four Excellent American Health Care Organizations

In preparation for a strategic planning process that will incorporate a wide range of stakeholders and elements of its organization, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona asked the Health Technology Center (HealthTech) to conduct research on the innovation management practices of leading US healthcare organizations, with a specific emphasis on approaches to strategic planning and the integration… Read More


Webinar: The SCAN Foundation Technology Summit and Grant Initiative on Enhancing Social Action for Older Adults Through Technology

As older adults face continuing economic, social and health-related challenges, information and communications technology holds great potential for facilitating organizing and social action for this age group. The relationship between social action, technology and older Americans was the subject of a May 2010 expert panel convened by the Center for Technology and Aging on behalf… Read More

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