Navigation Links
Geisinger study: Use of digital health records improve health of the elderly
Date:4/7/2008

DANVILLE, PA. Use of medications that are linked to increased risk of falls in the elderly can be reduced through careful review of patient files in the Electronic Health Record, new Geisinger research shows.

Psychoactive drugs such as anti-anxiety medicines impact a persons neurochemistry and may predispose elderly patients to falls, which are a major cause of injury and death in the elderly.

Geisinger pharmacists and geriatricians recently reviewed the medication records of several hundred elderly patients using Geisingers advanced, $90 million Electronic Health Record.

After the review, the patients primary care doctor received an e-mail that contained medication recommendations tailored to individual patients.

Elderly patients used fewer psychoactive medications after their cases were reviewed, which has the potential to reduce falls, according to a Geisinger study in the April Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Our research shows the importance of documenting a persons medication lists, Geisinger Director of Internal Medicine and lead study lead author Valerie Weber, MD said. The Electronic Health Record is a great tool for monitoring a persons medication and avoiding usage problems.

Its estimated that 30% of patients over 65 take eight or more medications, which helps fuel healthcare spending. U.S. prescription drug sales topped more than $250 billion in 2007.


'/>"/>

Contact: Justin Walden
jawalden@geisinger.edu
570-271-8083
Geisinger Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Geisinger and Celera to collaborate on liver disease test
2. Geisinger study: PTSD a medical warning sign for long-term health problems
3. Geisinger rheumatologists redesign osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis care
4. Study: Pregnant Women Who Eat More Fish, Including Canned Tuna, Have Smarter Children
5. Study: Dramatic rise in hepatitis C-related deaths in the United States
6. New Study: Pycnogenol(R) Improves Memory in Elderly
7. New Study: Aging Baby Boomers Could Overwhelm U.S. Health Care System by 2017, Unless Decisive Action Is Taken
8. WHI follow-up study: Risks of long-term hormone therapy continue to outweigh benefits
9. Mouse study: Real-time imaging device may improve surgery for congenital colon disease
10. Study: highly involved patients dont always see better health outcomes
11. UC study: New devices less effective in thwarting brain aneurysm recurrence
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/30/2021)... , ... March 29, 2021 , ... ... the 21st Century , A Virtual Workshop Presented by WCG FDAnews and Cerulean ... 4:30 pm EDT, https://wcg.swoogo.com/modern-sop-and-quality-systems , Are one’s SOPs written for the ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... According to data released ... reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception live in counties impacted by ... Colorado’s 64 counties have lost some of their Title X resources. , The ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), a ... confusion due to low health literacy today announces a new partnership with the ... work with ACAP’s member Safety Net Health Plans, those that provide comprehensive health ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... ... Dr. Colin Campbell is proud to announce the 1 year anniversary in their new state ... internal medicine and is a primary care specialist who has been practicing for 23 years. ... keep South Jersey healthy one patient at a time. , “Over the past year, Dr. ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 30, 2021 , ... The COVID-19 ... and survivors; their families; and their caregivers. Crossroads4Hope is addressing the needs of ... emotional support system, MyGo2Support, which meets needs of people impacted by cancer, no ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... The University of Texas Health Science Center ... San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital, a destination center for research and treatment of ... In a nod to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was held virtually. , William ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... Iora Health ... primary care, has partnered with Devoted Health , one of the fastest-growing ... across Maricopa County and provides seniors with the highest-quality care and experience possible, ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... CITY (PRWEB) , ... March 29, 2021 , ... ... has joined the Vaccine Credential Initiative (VCI), a group bringing together leading health ... record of vaccination status, based on open, interoperable standards. By joining the VCI ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: