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How Technology Helps Improve Care Transitions and Drives Self-Management at UAB
November 4, 2015, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
Joann Clough, Transitional Care Coordinator, UAB Medicine, and Shara Cohen, Senior SVP of Client Experience, Emmi Solutions. Seventy-six percent of readmissions are preventable, yet patients often don’t have the understanding, confidence or tools to take action, stay well and out of the hospital. Shara discusses the challenges of reaching and motivating patients outside of the clinical setting, and the science behind motivating behavior change. She also explores its application to technology-based care solutions. Joann then shares how UAB Medicine has utilized this technology to reach patients post-discharge and encourage positive behaviors. In addition, she explains the data-driven impact of the technology on behavior change, readmission rates and readmission length of stay.