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Technologies for Optimizing Medication Use in Older Adults

Technologies for Optimizing Medication Use in Older Adults

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 Position Paper October 2009
 
Technologies for OptimizingMedication Use in Older Adults
 
List of Abbreviations ......................................................................2Executive Summary .....................................................................3Introduction ..................................................................................4Overview of Medication Use in Older Adults .................................5Medication-Use Process ........................................................5Opportunities for Medication Optimization...................................7Medication Reconciliation ....................................................8Medication Adherence ......................................................13Medication Monitoring........................................................20Discussion ..................................................................................23 Appendix A: ...............................................................................25Medication Optimization Opportunities in ContextReferences .................................................................................27
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Technologies for Optimizing Medication Use in Older Adults
 
Technologies for Optimizing Medication Use in Older Adults,
© 2009 Center for Technology and Aging2
List of Abbreviations
 A1c ............... Glycated hemoglobin or HbA1c ADEs .............. Adverse drug events APHID ............ Automated Patient History Intake DeviceCCD .............. Continuity of care documentCCR .............. Continuity of care recordCDA .............. Clinical document architectureCMS .............. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesEHR ................ Electronic health recordHL-7 ............... Health Level 7 (a medical information interface standard)IHI .................. Institute for Healthcare ImprovementINR ................ International Normalized RatioIOM ............... Institute of MedicineIV ................... Intravenous (administration of medications)LTC ................ Long term careMMSE ............ Mini-mental state examinationMTMP ............. Medication Therapy Management ProgramNGO .............. Non-governmental organizationPart D ............ Medicare’s prescription drug programPHR ................ Personal health recordPT .................. Prothrombin timeRFID ............... Radio-frequency identificationThe Center ....Center for Technology and Aging VA .................. United States Department of Veterans Affairs VHA ............... Veterans Health Administration VNA ............... Visiting Nurse Association

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