Salude is partnering with the University of Colorado to conduct a pilot project supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The project will focus on recent evidence on the effectiveness of high intensity rehabilitation for older adults with a complex medical history. It will seek to transform the lives of older adults by helping clinics integrate the latest evidence-based rehabilitation strategies into routine practice.
Aegis Therapies, the provider of rehabilitation services at Salude, has been partnering with the University of Colorado for the last several years to identify best practices for implementing recent evidence for a high-intensity rehabilitation paradigm to better serve medically complex older adults. Moving the partnership forward, Salude and the therapists from Aegis will participate in a 2021 pilot project supported by the NIH Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network.
During the implementation of high intensity rehabilitation at this site, key stakeholders—from frontline clinicians to administrators—will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of streamlined data collection tools and processes integrated with staff workflows. These insights and procedures will then be used in a multi-year, multi-site NIH R01 that will assess outcomes of implementing high-intensity rehabilitation at Aegis Therapies on a larger scale.
This work overall aims to close the translation gap between research evidence and clinical practice to further enhance the therapy provided to patients at Aegis affiliated sites. “This is a very exciting project, and we’re thrilled to partner with the innovative team at the University of Colorado to further improve patient outcomes,” said Dr. Alan L. Wang, MD, SFHM, FACP, Salude’s CEO.
Alan L. Wang, MD, SFHM, FACP
Transitional Care, Cardiology Services and Rehabilitation, and Hospital Medicine1 hr 11 min
Dr. Wang of Salude, Dr. Kunjummen of Atlanta Heart Specialists, and Dr. Austin of Gwinnett Medical Center Hospital Medicine