Jason Falvey is a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University. His research training focuses on disability and recovery for older adults after acute hospitalization, and how physical function contributes to hospital readmission risk. He received his PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus in 2018. He previously received a dual BS and DPT from Husson University in Bangor, Maine.
Jason is particularly interested in how rehabilitation utilization after an acute hospitalization impacts trajectories of functional recovery, risk for readmission, and downstream health care utilization. He also has worked with long-term care providers to evaluate optimal measurement of physical function, and relationships between function and hospital utilization. Prior to his matriculation in the PhD program, Jason obtained his board certification in geriatric physical therapy in 2013 and worked as a home health therapist and rehabilitation director of a home health agency in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Jason maintains an active social media presence on Twitter (@JRayFalvey) and is a frequent podcast guest for topics related to geriatrics and health care policy.
Hospital readmissions have become an important patient, hospital, and health care issue. Ideal care transition models have been proposed but do not include rehabilitation therapists.… read more
Reducing readmissions is a major goal of many health care organizations. Despite data suggesting that physical and functional factors are independently associated with readmissions, ideal… read more
Ideal care transition models and programs lack rehabilitation professionals. This course will connect current best practices for care transitions to specific recommendations for how rehabilitation… read more
Ideal care transitions and efforts to reduce hospital readmissions must involve the patient and family/caregivers. This course will introduce general concepts on engaging patients and… read more
Although individuals at risk for hospital readmission span diagnoses and patient populations, common sequelae of a hospitalization are shared. Further, the principles guiding interventions (e.g.,… read more