Designing an informatics infrastructure for a National Aged Care Medication Roundtable

Johanna I. Westbrook, Karla Seaman, Nasir Wabe, Magdalena Z. Raban, Rachel Urwin, Tim Badgery-Parker, Crisostomo Mecardo, Virginia Mumford, Amy D. Nguyen, Jo Root, Sarah Balmer, Karen Waugh, Sonali Pinto, Birgit Burge, Eric Aldeguer, Travis Dunstan, Mikaela Jorgensen, Len Gray, Tracey Bucknall, Christopher Etherton-BeerBen Newell, Gillian Caughey, Elizabeth Beattie, Kristin Xenos, Anne Cumming

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In the residential aged care sector medication management has been identified as a major area of concern contributing to poor outcomes and quality of life for residents. Monitoring medication management in residential aged care in Australia has been highly reliant on small, internal audits. The introduction of electronic medication administration systems provides new opportunities to establish improved methods for ongoing, timely and efficient monitoring of a range of medication indicators, made more meaningful by linking medication data with resident characteristics and outcomes. Benchmarking contemporary medication indicators provides a further opportunity for improvement and is most effective when indicator data are adjusted to take account of confounding factors, such as residents' characteristics and health conditions. Roundtables provide a structure for sharing and discussing indicator data in a trusted and supportive environment and encourage the identification of strategies which may be effective in improving medication management. This paper describes a new project to establish, implement and evaluate a National Aged Care Medication Roundtable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2023 - The future is accessible
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 19th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsJen Bichel-Findlay, Paula Otero, Philip Scott, Elaine Huesing
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781643684574
ISBN (Print)9781643684567
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2024
EventMEDINFO 2023 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 8 Jul 202312 Jul 2023

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


ConferenceMEDINFO 2023

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Copyright the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and IOS Press 2024. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.


  • Humans
  • Aged
  • Quality of Life
  • Informatics
  • Patient Care
  • Australia
  • Benchmarking
  • medication safety
  • nursing home
  • Learning health system
  • care home
  • adverse drug event
  • clinical decision-making
  • electronic health record
  • aged care


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