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Cleveland Clinic

Driving Meaningful Outcomes from a Digital Intervention

May 13, 2019
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 25

While preventative care is proven to reduce the risk of disability in seniors, there are many barriers to delivering this type of care effectively. This session will examine the clinically meaningful outcomes from a quasi-experimental control trial where a proven physical activity treatment program was delivered to seniors at risk of falls or other adverse events through a mobile health intervention. Outcomes included reduced ED visits, and increased mobility, with over 80% adherence, and a less than 10% dropout rate. The study was delivered over a 12-month period out of Spaulding Rehabilitation and Boston University Center for Neurorehabilitation, with remote monitoring by clinical staff and reported outcomes from patients. 

In this session, Jonathan Bean, an internationally recognized expert in geriatric rehabiliative care, will share best practices for deploying a similar intervention in other settings; clinical outcomes from this study; and return on investment and costs of delivering this type of preventative care compared to the costs of adverse events like hip fracture will be examined. Dr. Bean will also look at best practices for digital intervention design for seniors.


Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Harvard Medical School

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