CLIIR Awarded R01 from the National Institute on Aging to Study Telemedicine in Primary Care for Dementia

Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD and her team at the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research were recently awarded a new $4 million R01 from the National Institute on Aging entitled Assessing the Long-term Impact of COVID-induced Telemedicine Expansion on Dementia Care. This multi-method study will involve collaboration between Kaiser Permanente (Northern California) – a telemedicine pioneer – and UCSF – a nationally-recognized dementia care provider. CLIIR will draw data from both health systems to generate robust evidence on the impact of the COVID-19-induced shift to telemedicine on dementia care in the primary care setting. Specifically, we will characterize disparities in use of primary care telemedicine for persons with dementia, assess the impact of telemedicine on diagnosis and outcomes for persons with dementia, and characterize primary care clinician experience with telemedicine.