Center for Technology and Aging Offers Toolkits for RPM, Care Transitions and Medication Optimization

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The Center for Technology and Aging (CTA) recently announced the availability of a new set of tools to help health care organizations design and implement technology-enabled health care programs for care transitions and medication optimization. 

The online tools are part of the Accelerate the Diffusion of Proven Technologies (ADOPT) Toolkit.

The package includes 4 toolkits:

 

  • A Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Toolkit helps users assess their readiness for telehealth, select RPM vendors, develop a RPM program, identify staff roles and responsibilities, and make the case for RPM.
     
  • A Medication Optimization Toolkit offers information about a variety of medication management technologies that promote medication adherence, reconciliation and monitoring and lead to reduced errors and improved outcomes.
     
  • A Care Transitions Toolkit provides tools to assist organizations that have already adopted or are in the process of adopting a care transitions model and want to augment their programs with connected health technologies.
     
  • An mHealth Toolkit will be available later this year.

 

8 Sections in Each Toolkit 

Organizations around the country, including CTA grantees and consultants, contributed the tools. Each tool includes downloadable documents, spreadsheets, presentations and databases as well as position papers, guides, reports, templates and sample assessments. 

All of the toolkits include 8 sections that simplify technology deployment steps: 

 

  • Program Planning.
  • Technology Management.
  • Patient Management.
  • Clinical Management.
  • Financial Management.
  • Administration.
  • Marketing.
  • Evaluation and Performance Improvement.

 

Not all of the CTA tools will be the right fit for each organization. 

However, these toolkits provide an overview of what providers need in order to implement care transitions and/or medication optimization programs. 

In addition, there are a plethora of examples to adapt for a provider’s own programs.