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Welcome to the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  This show is a window into the latest innovations in digital health and the changing dynamic between doctors and patients.

Topics on the show include

  • the emergence of precision medicine and breakthroughs in genomics
  • advances in biopharmaceuticals
  • age-related diseases and aging in place
  • using big data from wearables and sensors
  • transparency in the medical marketplace
  • challenges for connected health entrepreneurs

The audience includes researchers, medical professionals, patient advocates, entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, solution providers, students, journalists, and investors.

Nov 8, 2023

Chris Sullens, CEO of CentralReach, offers a range of technology solutions to support providers, therapists, educators, and parents working with individuals with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities. The goal is to streamline administrative tasks, replacing paper-based procedures with digital tools and allowing professionals to spend more in-person time with clients. The digital CR Care Coordinator helps train parents to reinforce the work of the therapists, which leads to better outcomes for the child and the behavior technician.  

Chris explains, "At CentralReach, our focus is providing technology and associated services to providers, therapists, special educators, and others who are working with primarily the autistic community and those with broader intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). That technology spans everything from patient-provider management systems, practice management systems, data collection on the clinical side, curriculum content assessments, as well as a host of technologies that we provide to schools and organizations that are teaching students in special education."  

"We still see a lot of entire practices, frankly, that are managing schedules and managing their business, collecting data, and doing assessments that are paper-based today. There's a big shift to digitizing all aspects of a provider's business. We now have a digital assessments product, where historically, we sold books for the ABLLS and AFLS. We still sell books for those who want to use them, but the digital platform provides a lot more reporting, analytics, and trending and streamlines a lot of the process. And so, we're seeing good adoption of that."

"From my standpoint, the most valuable role technology can play is supporting the behavior analyst and supporting the behavior technician. Allow them to do their job more effectively, to reduce some of the tasks that they need to do that tend to be more back office or reporting oriented, so that they can spend more time providing care to those they're working with."

#CentralReach #ABA #BCBAs #Autism #IDD #DigitalHealth

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