GeriMedRisk

GeriMedRisk connects clinicians with geriatric specialists to support deprescribing and medication optimization for older adults.

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GeriMedRisk connects clinicians with geriatric specialists to support deprescribing and medication optimization for older adults. Physicians and nurse practitioners can access the service using telemedicine (or urgent cases by phone) to ask questions about medications and medication managements in their older adult patients.

GeriMedRisk provides:

  • support to clinicians in primary care and long-term care
  • access to a collaborative team of geriatric specialists
  • consultations within 7 business days
  • tailored geriatric drug information resources

Date created: 2016

Authorship

GeriMedRisk was created by Dr. Joanne Ho, Schlegel Clinical Research Scientist, McMaster University.

Funding Acknowledgement

GeriMedRisk is supported by a number of partner organizations: Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo-Wellington, McMaster University, Waterloo Wellington LHIN, Schlegel Centre for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long Term Care, Ontario Telemedicine Network, St. Joseph's Health Centre Guelph, Grand River Hospital, Ontario Poison Center, Regional Geriatric Program Central. Grant support also provided by Spark Powered By CABHI & Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative.

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