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Using technology to improve older adults’ health is of keen interest to Dr. Batsis and his team. As older adults’ use of technology grows, utilizing telemedicine and remote monitoring systems represent a new access point to improving geriatric care. Dr. Batsis’ interdisciplinary team has conducted multiple trials evaluating weight loss interventions using remote monitoring and the use of telemedicine in delivering care. If successful, routine integration of technology into geriatric care can partially substitute in-person oversight, lower costs, and reduce transportation and geographic care barriers to accessing services.

Key Papers

  1. Batsis JA, Petersen CL, Clark MM, Cook SB, Kotz D, Gooding TL, Roderka MN, Al-Nimr RI, Pidgeon D, Haedrich A, Wright KC, Aquila C, Mackenzie TA. Feasibility and acceptability of a technology-based, rural weight management intervention in older adults with obesity. BMC Geriatr. 2021 Jan 12;21(1):44. doi: 10.1186/s12877-020-01978-x. PMID: 33435877.

  2. Batsis JA, Naslund JA, Zagaria AB, Kotz D, Dokko R, Bartels SJ, Carpenter-Song E. Technology for Behavioral Change in Rural Older Adults with Obesity. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr. 2019 Apr-Jun;38(2):130-48. Epub 2019/04/12. doi: 10.1080/21551197.2019.1600097. PubMed PMID: 30971189; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC6999857.

  3. Zhu Y, Liang X, Batsis JA, Roth RM. Exploring Deep Transfer Learning Techniques for Alzheimer’s Dementia Detection. Front Comput Sci. 2021 May;3:624683. doi: 10.3389/fcomp.2021.624683. Epub 2021 May 12. PMID: 34046588; PMCID: PMC8153512.

  4. Batsis JA, Zagaria AB, Halter RJ, Boateng GG, Proctor P, Bartels SJ, Kotz D. Use of Amulet in behavioral change for geriatric obesity management. Digit Health. 2019 Jan-Dec;5:2055207619858564. Epub 2019/07/02. doi: 10.1177/2055207619858564. PubMed PMID: 31258927; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC6589988.

  5. Boateng G, Petersen CL, Kotz D, Fortuna KL, Masutani R, Batsis JA. A Smartwatch Step-Counting App for Older Adults: Development and Evaluation Study. JMIR Aging. 2022 Aug 10;5(3):e33845. doi: 10.2196/33845. PMID: 35947445; PMCID: PMC9403825.

  6. Lord SE, Campbell ANC, Brunette MF, Cubillos L, Bartels SM, Torrey WC, Olson AL, Chapman SH, Batsis JA, Polsky D, Nunes EV, Seavey KM, Marsch LA. Workshop on Implementation Science and Digital Therapeutics for Behavioral Health. JMIR Ment Health. 2021 Jan 28;8(1):e17662. doi: 10.2196/17662. PMID: 33507151; PMCID:

  7. Krishnaswami A, Beavers C, Dorsch MP, Dodson JA, Masterson Creber R, Kitsiou S, Goyal P, Maurer MS, Wenger NK, Croy DS, Alexander KP, Batsis JA, Turakhia MP, Forman DE, Bernacki GM, Kirkpatrick JN, Orr NM, Peterson ED, Rich MW, Freeman AM, Bhavnani SP; Innovations, Cardiovascular Team and the Geriatric Cardiology Councils, American College of Cardiology. Gerotechnology for Older Adults With Cardiovascular Diseases: JACC State-of-the-Art Review. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Dec 1;76(22):2650-2670. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.09.606. PMID: 33243384.

  8. Seifert A, Batsis JA, Smith AC. Telemedicine in Long-Term Care Facilities During and Beyond COVID-19: Challenges Caused by the Digital Divide. Front Public Health. 2020 Oct 26;8:601595. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.601595. PMID: 33194999; PMCID: PMC7649197.