Rehabilitation for a New Generation: Technology, Innovation and the 21st Century
David Putrino, PT, PhD
Director of Rehabilitation Innovation and Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai
The field of rehabilitation medicine is poised to be fundamentally disrupted by emerging technologies that have the potential to change the way we think about the practice of rehabilitation. However, despite this latent potential, many of these exciting technologies fail to succeed in healthcare. In fact, with Forbes magazine reporting that 98% of healthcare startups fail before they touch a patient, it would appear that the integration of technology products into healthcare is a significant uphill battle. The Abilities Research Center (ARC) is a new department that has been developed out of the Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with a single goal: to take innovative technologies from the bench to the bedside in the shortest amount of time possible. In this presentation, we will discuss a range of technologies and approaches that we have developed and validated. We will discuss mobile applications that can track symptom and impairment severity and provide intervention, virtual and augmented reality solutions for chronic pain, rehabilitation robotics, neuro-modulation and many other technologies. In addition, we will explore how to develop pragmatic clinical trials for exciting new technologies, how to foster a sense of entrepreneurship in your department and new billing procedures that can allow you to integrate new technology into your practice today. This is a how-to guide for anyone who is looking to integrate new technology into their clinical practice.
- Identify three social and regulatory trends leading to greater reliance on technology-based rehabilitation interventions.
- Describe opportunities and challenges for technology-based rehabilitation interventions for three diagnostic areas: 1) chronic pain, 2) aging/geriatrics, and 3) concussion.
- Describe 4 essential features of a pragmatic clinical trial on a new technology-based rehabilitation intervention.
- Identify 3 features of new billing procedures for technology-based rehabilitation therapies.
About Dr. Putrino
ACRM ANNUAL CONFERENCE // HILTON CHICAGO // 5 – 8 NOV 2019
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