Four Calif. Groups Nab Grants for Mobile Health Applications
The Oakland-based Center for Technology and Aging has awarded a total of $477,150 in one-year grants to five organizations that will deploy mobile phone-based applications aimed at helping seniors manage chronic health conditions. The SCAN Foundation provided funding for the awards, which will go to CalOptima of Orange County, Family Services Agency of San Francisco, Front Porch Center for Technology Innovation and Wellbeing in Los Angeles, HealthInsight in Utah and Sharp HealthCare Foundation in San Diego. In conjunction with the grant announcement, CTA also released a position paper on how mobile phone applications can help elderly residents better manage their health care.
- "Center for Technology and Aging Awards 5 mHealth Grants" (Monegain, Healthcare IT News, 7/28).
- "Center for Tech and Aging Awards $477K in Mobile Health Grants" (CMIO, 7/28).