Session ID: 

Digital Falls Prevention: Positive Clinical Trial Outcomes

1:00pm - 2:00pm Thursday, February 14
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


While preventative care is proven to reduce the risk of falls in seniors, there are many barriers to delivering this type of care effectively. In this session, the speakers will review 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. 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. The speakers 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. They will also look at best practices for digital intervention design for seniors.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify how to deliver a similar remote care intervention in your care setting
  • Compare costs of remote care to potential adverse events from the usual care condition
  • Evaluate the challenges of digital interventions for seniors
  • Describe the potential positive outcomes for seniors of this type of intervention
  • Calculate the costs of delivering a remote intervention in your care setting


Clinical Researcher,
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Chief Executive Officer,