Algorithm to Identify Patients at Risk of Medication-Related Hospitalization

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R42AG063655-01
Agency Tracking Number: R42AG063655
Amount: $149,943.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: R
Solicitation Number: PA18-575
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-09-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-08-31
Small Business Information
53 PUUNENE AVE STE 120, Kahului, HI, 96732
DUNS: 034602385
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 LESLIE KRENK
 (808) 344-2006
 leskrenk@yahoo.com
Business Contact
 LESLIE KRENK
Phone: (808) 344-2006
Email: leskrenk@yahoo.com
Research Institution
 UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO
 200 W KAWILI ST
HILO, HI, 96720-4075
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The long range goal of this fast track research application is to improve healthcare quality and reduce healthcare costs nationwide among those at risk for medication related hospitalizationThe specific objective of this proposed research is to develop an algorithm that uses existing electronic health information to efficiently identify patients at risk of medication related hospitalization so that they can be referred for medication management servicesThe project will designprogramand test an algorithm to accurately identify patients at risk of medication related hospitalizationThe algorithm will be tested against a pharmacist review of cases to confirm that the algorithm accurately identified patients at risk of medication related hospitalization using evidence based criteria and based on a Receiver Operating CharacteristicROCcurve analysisThe algorithm will also be tested in terms of user acceptanceFor each user groupthe algorithm will be deployedand the userandapos s satisfaction with and use of the information provided about each patient will be assessed This project will advance the ability of healthcare providers to avoid medication problems in high risk patientsmost of whom are older adultsIt will also contribute to the sustainability of the healthcare system by improving efficiency and reducing medication related hospitalizations

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