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National Review of Digital Health Solution Best Practices for Vulnerable Populations

Are you an organization that has developed a digital health solution or know of a solution that has been effective in improving the health and well-being of vulnerable populations? PHI will conduct a national review of digital health solutions that have demonstrated the ability to benefit vulnerable populations through either addressing chronic non-communicable diseases or… Read More


Contribute to our Catalog of Digital Health Solutions

Recommend a digital health solution that has effectively engaged vulnerable populations to improve health and well-being through entering information into our database at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WL9YN5R. We will review all entries to assess their effectiveness and best practices in design, implementation and sustainability. This catalog will assist the Digital Health Solutions for Vulnerable Populations Initiative Research team… Read More


Digital Health Solutions for Vulnerable Populations Community Engagement Listening Sessions

PHI would like to understand the challenges, experiences, and concerns of vulnerable populations in managing health and well-being, identify promising community practices to prevent or solve problems, and assess the role of digital technologies as solutions to engage and support populations. During the first and second quarters of 2016, PHI will conduct 8 community listening… Read More


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

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