Improving medication safety for nursing home residents prescribed psychotropic drugs

Faculty Role: 
Grant Faculty: 
Grant Role: 
Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: 
National Institute on Aging
Grant/Contract No.: 
K01 AG044433-01

This project's goal is to develop an effective informatics intervention that prevents harm to nursing home residents from drug-drug interactions while avoiding known issues with drug-drug interaction alerting such as alert fatigue. To accomplish this goal, I am conducting a mixed methods study with the specific aims of 1) validating an novel automated falls prognostic model for nursing home patients exposed to psychotropic potential drug-drug interactions, and 2) identifying modifiable potential barriers to the use of active PDDI monitoring in the NH and designing a pilot intervention that addresses them.