April 5, 2021

DCH Health System First in Nation to Use New Rehabilitation Technology

(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) DCH Health System will be the first in the United States to implement Modus Health’s patient mobility monitoring and management software.

Patients use a highly accurate wearable called StepWatch™ to track their mobility. Providers such as physical therapists are then able to use Modus’ Clinical Care software to assess progress. The trackers and software will be used with patients at the DCH Rehabilitation Pavilion.

“In the first year of this partnership, more than 100 patients will receive personalized mobility monitoring and management,” said Nathan Buckalew, director of the DCH Rehabilitation Pavilion. “This data will be extremely helpful in tracking a patient’s progress throughout recovery.”

The metrics provided by Modus Health’s technology have been shown to help predict hospital length of stay, readmissions and disease progression among varying types of patients. 

About Modus

Modus Health is a medical device and software company based in Seattle, Wash. Modus Health is focused on becoming the premier wearable medical device company in global usage where mobility matters. For more information about the company, visit www.ModusHealth.com.

About DCH

DCH Health System is a public, not-for-profit health system located in West Alabama. For nearly 100 years, DCH has provided quality health care to the people of West Alabama. DCH Health System includes DCH Regional Medical Center, Northport Medical Center and Fayette Medical Center. The DCH Rehabilitation Pavilion is located on the Northport Medical Center campus. For more about DCH, visit www.dchsystem.com.