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Improving Patient Compliance with Chronic Disease Care: Lessons from Addiction Treatment

Vision for change: Relapse rates for chronic illnesses are 40-70% after one year -- a consistent statistic across illnesses. In stark contrast, relapse rates for addicted physicians in monitoring is 22% after 5 years. Relapse prevention strategies – intensive case management and behavioral contracting -- could be replicated with other addicted populations and other chronic illnesses that require behavioral modification. ...more »

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FORCE Therapeutics: Transforming the delivery of musculoskeletal rehabilitation

Musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and account for more than half of all chronic conditions in people over 50. In 2012, the cost to treat MSK Disease exceeded $845 B representing 17% of total US health costs. It is the now the #1 cost for health insurers. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitative Services represents an important sub-sector of MSK treatment, growing 7-10% per year ...more »

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Curing Crashes: A New Medical Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Unsafe Young Drivers

Each year, crashes lead the causes of death to young adults (ages 16-24): 4-fold more deaths than from cancer; 38-fold more than from Flu. Yet, despite strong science on risk factors and prevention interventions, we lack young driver clinical care models. Crash prevention relies largely on “one-size-fits-all” driving laws rather than the IOM-recommended tiered risk approach: match prevention interventions with assessed ...more »

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Remote Monitoring & Education for Disadvantaged High-Risk Heart Failure Patients in Their Homes

Rural dwellers with Heart failure (HF)—particularly in remote or underserved areas—often need specialized support and education to stay on the "straight and narrow" to manage and avoid a symptom spiral that could lead to a hospitalization, further disability or even death. The Prairie Pathway weds teachable moments for high-risk HF patients in their homes with a simple telehealth digital scale technology (using a phone ...more »

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CREST: A Convenient, Cost-Effective, and Connected Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is recommended for all patients with a recent heart attack or open-heart surgery due to its proven benefit for improved health outcomes. However, only 25% of eligible patients participate in CR; and ~10% actually complete the full program. Major reasons include inconvenience (need for supervised center-based sessions with physiologic monitoring) and high opportunity cost (time and absenteeism ...more »

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