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Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Clinic
May 13-15, 2019

Jonathan Bean

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

Jonathan F. Bean is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Harvard Medical School. He serves as the director of Research and Training for the Department of PM&R and Partners Continuing Care as well as medical director of the Spaulding Cambridge Outpatient Center. Dr. Bean also serves on the editorial board of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Governance Committee of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. In addition, he has served as the liaison between the American Academy of PM&R and the American Geriatrics Society.  Dr. Bean is an internationally recognized expert in geriatric rehabilitative care as a result of his extensive experience in the conduct of clinical trials and the measurement of disablement outcomes. In 1998, he received the New Investigator Award from the American Academy of PM&R and in 2002, he was the first physiatrist to be awarded the Jahnigen Career Development Award for Surgical and Related Specialists from the American Geriatrics Society. With advanced training in exercise physiology and epidemiology, his research has focused primarily on mobility problems among older adults, addressing both risk factor reduction and the prevention of disability, falls and fall related injuries. He has completed NIH-funded observational studies and clinical trials addressing all domains of disablement outcomes. Dr. Bean is deeply committed to the mentorship of trainees within geriatric rehabilitative research, having been awarded a Midcareer Investigator Award (K24) from the National Institutes of Health. Clinically, Dr. Bean’s has expertise in addressing Musculoskeletal care for adults of all ages, Exercise Physiology/Sports Medicine and Geriatric Rehabilitative Care including the management of problems with Mobility and Falls.

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.

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