Using location-based smartphone alerts within a system of care coordination

9/26/2016 to 9/30/2019
Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

About this Project

This study will develop and test a new system for care coordination in which a smartphone app sends location-based alerts to care managers at a federally qualified health center when their high-risk patients receive care at a regional hospital or emergency room. Our aims are to: 1) Develop a care coordination system in which a novel smartphone appfacilitates information transfer and care coordination following inpatient admissions and emergency visits, and; 2) Conduct a feasibility study examining the system’s preliminary impacts and implementation in a care management program for high-risk patients.

Principal Investigator

Research Assistant Professor