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Data, Technology & Innovation

California Agricultural Pesticide Mapping Tool (2017)

Where are agricultural pesticides applied within California? How many are used near a specific location? Has pesticide usage increased or decr...

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California Public Health Departments Remotely Treat Tuberculosis: Outcomes & Opportunities (2017)

New Study from PHI's Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) Shows High Satisfaction with VDOT for TB Treatment A new article, published ...

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Comparing Breaches of Unsecured Protected Health Information Among Business Associates and Covered Entities in California and the United States (2017)

More and more healthcare providers and insurers are contracting out aspects of healthcare administration, such as lab work and imaging, billin...

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Environmental Health Tracking Improves Pesticide Use Data to Enable Research and Inform Public Health Actions in California (2017)

California is the largest agricultural producer in the United States, and, as such, high volumes of pesticides are used throughout the state. Pesti...

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Fostering Greater Use of Digital Health Technology for Healthier Moms and Families (2017)

Strengthening digital readiness and the ability to use digital health solutions is a critical step in increasing patient engagement and reinforcing...

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Green Light: A Correlation of Cancer Survivorship and Insurance Coverage in California Counties (2017)

With healthcare and access to health insurance again garnering intense political attention in Congress across the country, and in California, PHI&#...

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Infographic: What is eConsult? (2017)

Electronic Consultation, or as its more commonly known, eConsult provides the primary care physician (PCP) the ability to communicate electronicall...

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Multipurpose Prevention Technologies Product Database (2017)

Women need different kinds of sexual and reproductive health prevention at different times in their lives. Some want to get pregnant but preve...

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Novel Approaches to Public Health (Recorded Webinar Series) (2017)

Technology is now an integral part of our every day lives, but are we leveraging it effectively in public health? Tune in to these webinar recordin...

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State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Program Policies (2017)

The updated fifth edition of “State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies” from PHI's Center for Connected Health Policy ...

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Telehealth Private Payer Laws: Impact and Issues (2017)

Funded by the Milbank Memorial Fund (Milbank), and authored by PHI's Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP), a new report examines and asses...

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Annual Report 2015: The Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT) (2016)

  The Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT) works to foster a world where women and girls have the sexual and re...

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Challenges and Recommendations on Using Telehealth for Directly Observed Therapy in Treating Tuberculosis (2016)

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most widespread infectious diseases in the world, infecting an average of 9 million people annually. Although TB is...

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Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs): A promising response to current challenges around hormonal contraceptive methods & HIV (Webinar) (2016)

This webinar, from the Initiative for MPTs (IMPT), highlights presentations from a panel session presented at the 2016 International Conference on ...

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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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California Community Health Centers: Financial Analysis of Telehealth Programs (2015)

California community health centers and clinics (CCHCs), including federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), rural health centers (RHCs), and oth...

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Community Health Centers and Telehealth: A Cost Analysis Report & Recommendations (2015)

Community Health Centers have historically played a vitally important role in providing health care to underserved and uninsured communities. In Ca...

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PHI50 Videos (2014)

In honor of our 50th anniversary in 2014, PHI created a series of videos that looked back at what public health has accomplished in the last half c...

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Centura Health at Home: Home Telehealth as the Standard of Care (2013)

Building on its success using telehealth to reduce preventable readmissions with home-based Medicare beneficiaries, Centura Health at Home (CHAH)&m...

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International Symposium on Accelerating Research on Multipurpose Prevention Technologies: Final Report (2013)

The International Symposium on Accelerating Research on Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Reproductive Health was convened December 11 - 12,...

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Partners HealthCare: Connecting Heart Failure Patients to Providers Through Remote Monitoring (2013)

Partners HealthCare's programs in home telehealth have been driven by its Center for Connected Health, which has pilot-tested and implemented t...

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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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The Veterans Health Administration: Taking Home Telehealth Services to Scale Nationally (2013)

Since the 1990s, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has used information and communications technologies to provide high-quality, coordinated...

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Leveraging Mobile Technologies to Promote Maternal and Newborn Health (2012)

The rapid expansion of mobile information and communication technologies represents significant potential for increasing a...

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Public Health Data Solutions Overview (2012)

Data is the foundation of sound decision making, especially when tackling complex health issues. Organizations have literally hundreds of thousands...

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Advancing California's Leadership in Telehealth Policy: A Telehealth Model Statute & Other Policy Recommendations (2011)

In 1996, California passed one of the first telemedicine laws in the country, the Telemedicine Development Act of 1996 (TDA). At its passage, the T...

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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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Telehealth Model Statute: Frequently Asked Questions (2011)

Telehealth is the use of digital technologies—such as telecommunications, health information, and videoconferencing—to deliver medical,...

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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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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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Staying Connected, A Progress Report: Reimbursement under the Telemedicine Development Act of 1996 (2010)

This issue brief summarizes the key findings and recommnendations of the Center for Connected Health Policy's review of telemedicine reimbursem...

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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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The SCAN Foundation Summit: Enhancing Social Action for Older Adults through Technology (2010)

As the information and communications technology landscape continues its rapid expansion and evolution, the use of social media technology for soci...

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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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Connecting California: The Impact of the Stimulus Package on Broadband and Telehealth Expansion (2009)

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), a massive federal stimulus package, includes more than $7 billion to expand broadba...

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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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PHI's Work in Data, Technology & Innovation: Examples of Impact

This overview summarizes PHI's work in data, technology and innovation — one of PHI's focus areas — and hig...

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Working together: Policy Systems & Environmental Change for Community Health

Through its over 700 staff, 200 projects and 100 principal investigators, the Public Health Institute addresses emerging public health issues and s...

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