mHealth grants worth $477K aimed at improving care for chronically ill

Five one-year grants worth a total of more than $477,000 were awarded by the Center for Technology and Aging to organizations to help determine best practices for using mobile healthcare technologies with regard to caring for the chronically ill elderly. The organizations include Orange County, Calif.-based CalOptima; the Family Services Agency of San Francisco; Los Angeles-based Front Porch Center for Technology Innovation and Wellbeing; HealthInsight of Utah; and San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare Foundation. The latter two, as Beacon Community Program participants, also are supported by grants from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Announcement (.pdf)