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David Lindeman, PhD

David Lindeman, PhD, is director of the Center for Technology and Aging (CTA), an initiative of The SCAN Foundation and the Public Health Institute, and co-director of the Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health.

CTA focuses on the diffusion of health technologies that enhance home and community-based care for seniors, and serves as a state and national resource base for providers and policymakers.

Lindeman has more than 30 years of experience in the field of aging and long-term care as a health services researcher and administrator. Previously, he was the founder and director of the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging in Evanston, Ill., where he was responsible for developing and implementing evidence-based applied research as well as demonstration and education initiatives.

Lindeman has served as director or co-director of numerous federal, state and private foundation coordinating centers/program offices, including those for the National Institute on Aging and the California Department of Health Services. His previous positions include associate professor of health policy at the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and co-director of the University of California (UC) at Davis Northern California Alzheimer's Disease Center.

Lindeman received his PhD and MSW from UC Berkeley and his BA from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Advanced Care Innovation Program

The Allen Temple Baptist Church has received a planning grant from the California HealthCare Foundation to develop a program strategy and evaluation design for their advanced care innovation program. 

Patient Centered mHealth: New Horizons in Diabetes Care in Community Health Centers

This study evaluates the effectiveness of an interactive mobile health information service, Care4Life, in supporting patient self-management of Diabetes by facilitating patient education, behavior change, and improved adherence with standard care practices.  It is part of the McKesson Foundation’s Mobilizing for Health initiative to improve the health of underserved populations with chronic diseases through the use of mobile-phone technology.

Remote Patient Monitoring Demonstration Program

This study evaluates two Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) pilot projects in order to demonstrate the potential of RPM to increase the quality and efficiency of chronic disease management and post-acute care of older adults.  The initiative also addresses the capacity of RPM to improve health outcomes, including  reducing hospital admissions and readmissions.

Return on Investment for Remote Patient Monitoring Model

The Center for Connected Health and the Center for Technology and Aging are partnering to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a return-on-investment-driven approach to promoting the adoption of connected health programs in accountable care organization settings.




Return on Investment of Remote Patient Monitoring Technologies for Older Adults

The Center for Connected Health and CTA are collaborating on advancing the adoption and sustainability of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) technologies through the development, implementation and evaluation of a Return on Investment model for congestive heart failure patients.  The ROI tool is an interactive, web-enabled program that assists providers in determining a RPM program’s ROI as well as provides a sensitivity analysis for organizational scenario planning.  

Personalized Telehealth in the Future: A Global Research Agenda (2016)

As telehealth plays an even greater role in global health care delivery, it will be increasingly important to develop a strong evidence base of suc...

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Scaling Telehealth Programs: Lessons from Early Adopters (2013)

Remote patient monitoring (RPM)—like home teleheath and telemonitoring—can help improve coordination, improve patients’ experienc...

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Position Paper: mHealth Technologies: Applications to Benefit Older Adults (Discussion Draft) (2011)

Mobile technologies are becoming ubiquitous in the U.S. and the world, changing the way we communicate, conduct commerce, and provide care and serv...

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Fact Sheet: Highlights from the Medication Optimization Position Paper (2010)

Provides an overview of ways in which problems arise in prescribing and using medications, and technology interventions that can reduce such proble...

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Fact Sheet: Highlights from the Post-Acute Care Transitions (2010)

The recent focus on improving postacute care transitions (the process by which a patient moves from hospital to home or other settings) is being dr...

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Fact Sheet: Highlights from the Remote Patient Monitoring Position Paper (2010)

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) technologies have been shown to be effective in helping to manage chronic disease, postacute care, and monitoring t...

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Fact Sheet: Highlights of the Assistive Technologies for Functional Improvement Technology Review (2010)

As individuals get older, they experience functional limitations associated with disabilities. Assistive technologies help persons with disabi...

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Grantee Profile: Caring Choices: A Catalyst for Medication Management Innovation (2010)

Diffusion of innovations is essentially a social process. Early adopters, such as Caring Choices, actively seek out innovative solutions to real-wo...

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Grantee Profile: Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation: Connecting Older Cambodian-Americans with Pharmacists Miles Away (2010)

Responding to President Obama’s initiative to maximize the benefits of health information technology, the Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation ...

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Grantee Profile: The ASCP Foundation: Identifying Medication-Related Problems in Older Adults with Monitor-Rx (2010)

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Foundation was one of five grantees that received a Medication Optimization Diffusion Grants ...

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Grantee Profile: Veterans Administration Central California Health Care System (2010)

Improving Medication Adherence and Self-Management for Chronic Heart Failure at the Veterans Administration Central California Health Care Sys...

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Improving Medication Adherence and Self-Management for Chronic Heart Failure at the Veterans Administration Central California Health Care System (2010)

A grantee profile of the Veterans Administration Central California Health System's use of a Care Coordination Telehealth program to help older...

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Interview: Lessons from a Leader in Telehealth Diffusion: Interview with Adam Darkins of the Veterans Health Administration (2010)

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is one of the world leaders in using telehealth to promote independent living for its patient population. ...

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Medication Management Process (2010)

While medications are widely appreciated, commonly used, and help many people lead longer, healthier, and more productive lives, there is still gre...

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Organizational Adoption: Implementing New Technologies to Optimize Medication Use Among Older Adults (2010)

In 2010, five health services organizations—American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation, Caring Choices, Connecticut Pharmacists Fo...

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Position Paper: Technologies for Improving Post-Acute Care Transitions (Discussion Draft) (2010)

The recent focus on improving post-acute care transitions (the process by which a patient moves from hospital to home or other settings) is being d...

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Position Paper: Technologies for Remote Patient Monitoring for Older Adults (2010)

A majority of older adults are challenged by chronic and acute illnesses and/or injuries. Eight out of ten older Americans are living with the heal...

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Technology Review: Assistive Technologies for Functional Improvement (Discussion Draft) (2010)

Created by PHI's Center for Technology and Aging, this technology review focuses on assistive technologies that help older adults with physical...

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The ADOPT Model: Accelerating Diffusion of Proven Technologies for Older Adults (2010)

The growing older adult population faces unprecedented health challenges. Home and community-based technologies have proven to be an effective way ...

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Briefing Paper: Technologies to Help Older Adults Maintain Independence: Advancing Technology Adoption (2009)

Americans are living longer. And despite the health challenges of longevity, a majority of older adults hope to remain in their homes as long as po...

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Position Paper: Technologies for Optimizing Medication Use in Older Adults (2009)

Medication use is ubiquitous among older adults, with 90% of older adults using one or more prescription medications per week. While medications ar...

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Coalition & Network Building

Building strong coalitions and networks is essential to solving today’s pressing public health issues. The Public Health Institute (PHI) can ...

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Technical Assistance

Today’s public health systems are challenged to do more with fewer resources. Strengthening public health systems and services is fundamental...

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Technology & mHealth

At the forefront of using technology to transform public health practice, the Public Health Institute builds the evidence base for applying digital...

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