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California Non-Profit Invests in Health Tech for Elderly

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, August 1, 2011

The Oakland-based Center for Technology and Aging gave a half a million dollars to groups using mobile health technology for seniors and the chronically ill.

One Los Angeles-based project will introduce a cell phone app to help elders keep current with medications.

Others will use remote monitoring, electronic health records and wireless technology systems.

David Lindeman is with the Center.

LINDEMAN: Technology is bringing information to providers and patients alike faster and more accurately. It's also reducing the need for people to see each other face to face, use precious time for traveling.

He says expanding mobile health technologies could increase access and save the health system billions of dollars.

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