Leveraging information technology to monitor the health and outcomes of residential and community aged care clients

Leveraging information technology to monitor the health and outcomes of residential and community aged care clients

Project description

This program of research utilises data from providers’ electronic information systems to monitor residential and community care outcomes. This includes investigating variation in risk-adjusted pressure injury rates between facilities, and the effectiveness of community care services to keep people at home for longer.

Another research project currently underway, aims to analyse the health status of people in residential aged care by using all data available in electronic health records. We will be sharing our algorithm to identify conditions using EHR data. Results coming very soon. Watch this space!

Related publications

Nguyen A, Lind KE, Day RO, Georgiou A, Westbrook J (2019) A profile health status and demographcis of aged care facility residents with gout. Australasian Journal on Ageing

Jorgensen M, Siette J, Georgiou A, Warland A, Westbrook J (2017). Modelling the association between home care service use and entry into residential aged care: a cohort study using routinely collected data. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association; 19(2):117-21.

Jorgensen M, Siette J, Georgiou A, Westbrook J (2018). Longitudinal variation in pressure injury incidence among long-term aged care facilities. International Journal for Quality in Health Care; 30(9):684–691.

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