Using Large Electronic Health Records and Advanced Analytics to Develop Predictive Frailty Trajectories in Patients with Heart Failure
Physical frailty is common in adults with heart failure and increases the risk for poor health outcomes. Clinicians need tools to identify adults with physical frailty as part of routine care to support early intervention to treat frailty and reduce this risk. This project seeks to develop a novel measure of physical frailty using data collected as part of routine clinical care and recorded in the electronic health record.
Dementia Caregiver Support During Care Transitions
Dr. Molly Horstman was awarded a Mentored Physician-Scientist Award in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias funded by VA Health Services Research and Development and the National Institute of Aging. Using a planned adaptation approach, Dr. Horstman and her research team will develop and test a new and unique intervention that combines evidence-based care transitions training with evidence-based dementia caregiver support. Dr. Horstman’s mentorship team for his award includes, Dr. Mark Kunik (Baylor College of Medicine; Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety), Dr. Alan Stevens (Baylor Scott and White Health), and Dr. Aanand Naik (Baylor College of Medicine; Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety).