DATA2PERSON grant on the proposal “Big Data for the joint management of medication-related falls for senior citizens“

The departments of Medical Informatics (Ameen Abu-Hanna and Martijn Schut), HAG (Henk van Weert) and Geriatrics (Nathalie van der Velde) together with VUmc (Natasja Schoor, Jacqueline Hugtenburg) and UvA Communication Science (Julia van Weert and Gert-Jan de Bruijn), Elsevier and UTwente received a DATA2PERSON grant on the proposal “Big Data for the joint management of medication-related falls for senior citizens“ (budget 560k€).

The funding call aims at public-private partnerships focused on the promotion of groundbreaking big-data research on the theme of Health in the COMMIT2DATA programme. The aim of the proposal is to develop and evaluate a comprehensive data-driven science approach for valid prediction of personalised risk of falling that effectively supports joint medication management between seniors and GPs.

The project team will be developing and validating prediction models with free text analysis from electronic medical records (EMR) for assessing individualized risk of medication-related falls; followed by the design and evaluation of a joint medication management strategy for older patients and GPs. The project makes an important contribution to self and joint management and personalization of patients and carers.