From left to right: Pam Howell, Barb Pharell, Rachel Grant
Barb Farrell’s deprescribing research team launches app
The Bruyère Deprescribing Guidelines Research Team launched their app for smart devices. Funded by a Knowledge Mobilization Partnership Grant through the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), and led by Research Team Pharmacist, Pam Howell, the app houses evidence-based resources that the team has been developing since 2013.
Previously only available in hardcopy and for download through the team’s website Deprescribing.org, the app is poised to change the way health care professionals access deprescribing guidelines and how they apply the tools to their practice.
But the work doesn’t stop at developing the app. The team is initiating efforts to rigorously assess the app’s use and impact with funding recently received from a CABHI Spark program grant. This work, led by PhD Student, Rachel Grant and in collaboration with Emily Reeve, PharmD, and Roland Grad, physician, will use the Information Assessment Method developed at McGill University.