Two Washington State University nursing researchers will receive $300,000 over three years to test a novel software system for empowering nurses to quickly and accurately identify and resolve medication-related problems for patients transferring from hospital to home care, according to the university.
This grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will ultimately help nurses address a longstanding problem for both patients and caregivers who need better alerts to potentially detect serious conflicts between medicines prescribed before, during and after hospitalization.
The software under development will be an electronic decision support tool to facilitate comparison of hospital discharge medications with medications patients report taking at home.
WSU College of Nursing faculty member Cindy Corbett, RN, PhD, will lead the research along with WSU College of Pharmacy faculty member Steve Setter. Additional nursing faculty serving on the project are WSU faculty members Kenn Daratha and Alice Dupler, RN, MSN.