Funding Award: E-Medication Alert

medications-257359_1920Professor Lesley Diack and her team have been awarded funding to conduct a feasibility study to develop an e-medication alert system for people with long term conditions and their carers in Scotland.

The study aims to identify and report on the barriers, challenges, feasibility, and outcomes in implementing a national model of  embedding an electronic medication alert program, eMAP, into the developing digitisation of pharmacist medication management software programs,  linking the pharmacist and other health care professionals to care homes, GPs, and patients’ medical records and empowering staff and carers to become more active in managing medications.

This 9 month project is funded (£84,000) by the Digital Health and Care Institute (DHI) and the collaborators on the project are Professor Ron Lucchino of Emedalert LLC and Professor Alison Bowes of the University of Stirling.

This has the potential to develop  a national  electronic medication alert management model program to reduce health related medication adverse drug reactions by the linking of the pharmacist/GP to the care home staff and  patients and carers for people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD)

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