Based on the release:
- The provider–GSS–is taking the lead in putting together the telecare/telehealth providers and appears to be actively responsible for managing the integration/monitoring of three separate data sources–which counters the trend of integrated telehealth providers performing these services, along with care management support, for providers
- To Ed. Donna’s knowledge, this is the first significant study in the US to combine telecare’s remote sensor based monitoring with telehealth–along with fall detection. WellAWARE’s emphasis on sleep quality adds a further spin.
- The study is ‘large N’–1,600 over three years is rare, when most telehealth studies are <100 and under one year
- In addition to examining care effectiveness, the study will attempt to estimate cost savings to help justify this for reimbursement by public and private payers.
The $8.1 million grant supporting this is from the NY-based Helmsley Charitable Trust [TA 24 June]. The Good Samaritan Society Announces Key Technology Collaboration for the Study and Improvement of Senior Wellness