Feasibility of Using a Telemedicine Medication Delivery Unit for Older Adults that Require Medication Assistance During Transition from Hospital to Home

Faculty Role: 
Grant Role: 
Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: 
Pennsylvania Department of Aging
Project Dates: 
10/07/2010 to 10/06/2011

Care transition interventions have been successful in reducing medication-related problems and associated rehospitalization primarily by focusing on medication reconciliation conducted by trained healthcare professionals.  The goal of this project is to assess the feasibility of using a telemedicine medication delivery unit rather than trained healthcare professionals for frail older adults that require medication assistance in their home immediately following hospitalization.