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In-home Monitoring of People with Dementia and Alzheimer's

NOMINATED TOPIC | November 11, 2018
Describe your topic.
Exploring how digital platforms, data, and tools can be leveraged to solve caregiver stress and Improve quality of life for persons with dementia (PwD) and persons with. Alzheimer’s (PwAD).
Describe why this topic is important.
Non-traditional data sources and electronic medical records can be used to better understand what AD patients need to stay healthy outside of the hospital, but little research has been done in this area.
Tell us why you are suggesting this topic.
Data from platforms that enable feedback from providers and patients help us identify need for clinic visits and level of care interventions for PwD and PwAD.
Target Date.
Describe what you are doing currently and what you are hoping will change because of a new evidence report.
EnvoyatHome is independently collecting data to improve patient outcomes and reduce caregiver stress. EnvoyatHome hopes to offer a caregiver technology toolkit to enhance routines (i.e. AOL’s, eating, and sleep cycles), detect treatment non-compliance, and patient safety issues. There’s a gap in collecting data to identify and learn about the symptoms, stages, and early signs of dementia.
How will you or your group use the information from a new evidence report?
Our research group located in the UPenn ICorps Program need metric-based studies to understand the feasibility of large scale deployment of intelligent monitoring and assessment of seniors’ in-home activities in reducing medical costs for PwD, PwAD, and their caregivers.
How would you or your group plan to disseminate information from the report? Who would you plan to disseminate it to?
The envoyatHome team will develop a clear and validated vision for a Minimum Viable Product that can be integrated into the EHR and distributed to healthcare systems nationwide.
Do you know of organizations that could use an evidence report to change clinical practice? Are you a part of, or have you been in contact with, any organizations that might implement the research findings of an evidence report?
EvoyatHome has completed the UPenn ICorps Program and applied for the UPenn Digital Health Incubator.
Information About You: (optional)
Provide a description of your role or perspective.
Health Professional
If you are you making a suggestion on behalf of an organization, please state the name of the organization.
Please tell us how you heard about the Effective Health Care Program.
National Alzheimer’s Network
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Page originally created November 2018

Internet Citation: In-home Monitoring of People with Dementia and Alzheimer's. Content last reviewed April 2019. Effective Health Care Program, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

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