Jennifer Tjia

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Encouraging trends in acute myocardial infarction survival in the oldest old
    Jennifer Tjia
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Am J Med 126:798-804. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Studies to reduce unnecessary medication use in frail older adults: a systematic review
    Jennifer Tjia
    University of Massachusetts Medical School Biotech Four, 377 Plantation Street, Suite 315, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Drugs Aging 30:285-307. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Dementia and risk of adverse warfarin-related events in the nursing home setting
    Jennifer Tjia
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 10:323-30. 2012
  4. pmc Challenge of changing nursing home prescribing culture
    Jennifer Tjia
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 10:37-46. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Ethical framework for medication discontinuation in nursing home residents with limited life expectancy
    Jennifer Tjia
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 28:255-72. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Quality measurement of medication monitoring in the "meaningful use" era
    Jennifer Tjia
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Biotech Four, 377 Plantation St, Ste 315, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:633-7. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Development and pilot testing of guidelines to monitor high-risk medications in the ambulatory setting
    Jennifer Tjia
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts, 377 Plantation St, Ste 315, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:489-96. 2010
  8. pmc Daily medication use in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Jennifer Tjia
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:880-8. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Predicting nursing home adherence to a clinical trial intervention: lessons for the conduct of cluster randomized trials
    Jennifer Tjia
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Medical School, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:2332-6. 2011
  10. pmc Disparities in combination drug therapy use in older adults with coronary heart disease: a cross-sectional time-series in a nationally representative US sample
    Jennifer Tjia
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    Drugs Aging 27:149-58. 2010

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. pmc Encouraging trends in acute myocardial infarction survival in the oldest old
    Jennifer Tjia
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Am J Med 126:798-804. 2013
    ..The study aim was to examine whether decade-long increases in guideline-based cardiac medication use mediate declines in post-discharge mortality among oldest old patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction...
  2. doi request reprint Studies to reduce unnecessary medication use in frail older adults: a systematic review
    Jennifer Tjia
    University of Massachusetts Medical School Biotech Four, 377 Plantation Street, Suite 315, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Drugs Aging 30:285-307. 2013
    ..Overuse of unnecessary medications in frail older adults with limited life expectancy remains an understudied challenge...
  3. doi request reprint Dementia and risk of adverse warfarin-related events in the nursing home setting
    Jennifer Tjia
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 10:323-30. 2012
    ..Little attention has been focused on the safety of medications administered to treat non illnesses in nursing home residents with dementia. It is unclear whether this population is at increased risk of adverse drug events...
  4. pmc Challenge of changing nursing home prescribing culture
    Jennifer Tjia
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 10:37-46. 2012
    ..We concluded by describing current models, including our study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, to identify the best methods of disseminating evidence-based medication use guides in NHs...
  5. ncbi request reprint Ethical framework for medication discontinuation in nursing home residents with limited life expectancy
    Jennifer Tjia
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 28:255-72. 2012
    ..Despite these challenges, physicians should be able to perform systematic medication reviews and monitor discontinuation trials in their NH patients for whom this is consistent with their goals of care...
  6. ncbi request reprint Quality measurement of medication monitoring in the "meaningful use" era
    Jennifer Tjia
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Biotech Four, 377 Plantation St, Ste 315, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:633-7. 2011
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  7. ncbi request reprint Development and pilot testing of guidelines to monitor high-risk medications in the ambulatory setting
    Jennifer Tjia
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts, 377 Plantation St, Ste 315, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:489-96. 2010
    ..To develop guidelines to monitor high-risk medications and to assess the prevalence of laboratory testing for these medications among a multispecialty group practice...
  8. pmc Daily medication use in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Jennifer Tjia
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:880-8. 2010
    ..To describe the pattern and factors associated with daily medication use in nursing home (NH) residents with advanced dementia...
  9. doi request reprint Predicting nursing home adherence to a clinical trial intervention: lessons for the conduct of cluster randomized trials
    Jennifer Tjia
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Medical School, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:2332-6. 2011
    ..To describe factors predictive of nursing home (NH) adherence to a clinical trial intervention...
  10. pmc Disparities in combination drug therapy use in older adults with coronary heart disease: a cross-sectional time-series in a nationally representative US sample
    Jennifer Tjia
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    Drugs Aging 27:149-58. 2010
    ..Despite evidence of effective combination drug therapy for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD), older adults with this condition remain undertreated...
  11. doi request reprint Baseline and follow-up laboratory monitoring of cardiovascular medications
    Jennifer Tjia
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 45:1077-84. 2011
    ..It is unclear whether black box warnings (BBWs) as well as evidence- and consensus-based clinical guidelines increase the likelihood of appropriate monitoring...
  12. pmc Nurse-physician communication in the long-term care setting: perceived barriers and impact on patient safety
    Jennifer Tjia
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Patient Saf 5:145-52. 2009
    ..The goal of this study was to describe nurses' perceptions of nurse-physician communication in the long-term care (LTC) setting...
  13. pmc Medication discrepancies upon hospital to skilled nursing facility transitions
    Jennifer Tjia
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 377 Plantation Street, Suite 315, Biotech Four, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:630-5. 2009
    ..Failure to reconcile medications across transitions in care is an important source of harm to patients. Little is known about medication discrepancies upon admission to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs)...
  14. pmc Prescription drug benefits and use of guideline recommended medications by elderly Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes mellitus
    Jennifer Tjia
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1879-86. 2008
    ..To determine whether prescription drug benefits are associated with the use of guideline recommended medications by older persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Beneath the surface: discovering the unvoiced concerns of older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Jennifer Tjia
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Health Educ Res 23:40-52. 2008
    ..In order to encourage greater patient involvement in medication decision making for diabetes treatment, educational messages promoting patient-physician dialogue need to take more account of patient concerns...
  16. pmc Medicare beneficiaries and free prescription drug samples: a national survey
    Jennifer Tjia
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Clinic Foundation, Worcester, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:709-14. 2008
    ..Little is known about the prevalence of patient activity in requesting or receiving free prescription drug samples, or the characteristics of patients who access drug samples...
  17. ncbi request reprint Interest in breast cancer chemoprevention among older women
    Jennifer Tjia
    The University of Massachusetts Medical School, Biotech Four, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 108:435-53. 2008
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  18. doi request reprint Randomized trial of a warfarin communication protocol for nursing homes: an SBAR-based approach
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fallon Community Health Plan, Fallon Clinic, Worcester, USA
    Am J Med 124:179.e1-7. 2011
    ..Prior research has demonstrated compelling evidence of safety problems with warfarin therapy in this setting, often associated with suboptimal communication between nursing home staff and prescribing physicians...
  19. pmc Antipsychotic use in nursing homes varies by psychiatric consultant
    Jennifer Tjia
    University of Massachusetts Medical School Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, MA Qualidigm, Wethersfield, CT Massachsuetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, MA
    Med Care 52:267-71. 2014
    ..The relationship between psychiatric consultation and antipsychotic prescribing in nursing homes (NH) is unknown...
  20. ncbi request reprint Adverse drug events after hospital discharge in older adults: types, severity, and involvement of Beers Criteria Medications
    Abir O Kanaan
    MCPHS University, Worcester, Massachusetts Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:1894-9. 2013
    ..To characterize adverse drug events (ADEs) occurring within the high-risk 45-day period after hospitalization in older adults...
  21. ncbi request reprint Knowledge of and perceived need for evidence-based education about antipsychotic medications among nursing home leadership and staff
    Celeste A Lemay
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, a joint endeavor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Reliant Medical Group, and Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, MA Electronic address
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 14:895-900. 2013
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  22. pmc A systematic review of validated methods for identifying heart failure using administrative data
    Jane S Saczynski
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21:129-40. 2012
    ..To identify and describe the validity of algorithms used to detect heart failure (HF) using administrative and claims data sources...
  23. ncbi request reprint An electronic health record-based intervention to increase follow-up office visits and decrease rehospitalization in older adults
    Jerry H Gurwitz
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Reliant Medical Group and Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, Massachusetts
    J Am Geriatr Soc 62:865-71. 2014
    ..To assess the effect of an electronic health record-based transitional care intervention involving automated alerts to primary care providers and staff when older adults were discharged from the hospital...
  24. ncbi request reprint Technological resources and personnel costs required to implement an automated alert system for ambulatory physicians when patients are discharged from hospitals to home
    Terry S Field
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA, USA
    Inform Prim Care 20:87-93. 2012
    ..However, there is little guidance for medical groups outside integrated hospital systems to automate the flow of patient information during transitions in care...
  25. pmc Medicare part D and changes in prescription drug use and cost burden: national estimates for the Medicare population, 2000 to 2007
    Becky A Briesacher
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Meyers Primary Care, Worcester, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Care 49:834-41. 2011
    ..The full effect of Medicare Part D, after the initial policy transition period and across the United States Medicare population, remains unclear...
  26. pmc Patient completion of laboratory tests to monitor medication therapy: a mixed-methods study
    Shira H Fischer
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Division of Clinical Informatics, 1330 Beacon St, Suite 400, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:513-21. 2013
    ..Little is known about the contribution of patient behavior to incomplete laboratory monitoring, and the reasons for patient non-completion of ordered laboratory tests remain unclear...
  27. pmc Unexplained variation across US nursing homes in antipsychotic prescribing rates
    Yong Chen
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, 01605, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:89-95. 2010
    ..We assessed the extent to which resident clinical characteristics and institutional prescribing practice were associated with antipsychotic prescribing...
  28. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of the use of online questionnaires of older adults
    Meegan L Remillard
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
    J Am Geriatr Soc 62:696-705. 2014
    ..To describe methodological approaches to population targeting and sampling and to summarize limitations of Internet-based questionnaires in older adults...
  29. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in hospice use among patients with heart failure
    Jane L Givens
    Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:427-32. 2010
    ..Racial and ethnic differences in hospice patients are well documented for patients with cancer but poorly described for those with heart failure...
  30. pmc Impact of health information technology interventions to improve medication laboratory monitoring for ambulatory patients: a systematic review
    Shira H Fischer
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 17:631-6. 2010
    ..Whether HIT improves laboratory monitoring of certain high-risk medications for ambulatory patients remains unclear, and further research is needed to clarify this important question...
  31. pmc A systematic review of validated methods for identifying cerebrovascular accident or transient ischemic attack using administrative data
    Susan E Andrade
    Meyers Primary Care Institute Reliant Medical Group, Fallon Community Health Plan, and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21:100-28. 2012
    ..To perform a systematic review of the validity of algorithms for identifying cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) using administrative and claims data...
  32. pmc Self-reported colorectal cancer screening of Medicare beneficiaries in family medicine vs. internal medicine practices in the United States: a cross-sectional study
    Angela Y Higgins
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts UMass Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    BMC Gastroenterol 12:23. 2012
    ..This study compared self-reported CRC screening rates and patient awareness of the need for CRC screening of patients receiving care from family medicine (FPs) vs. internal medicine (internists) physicians...
  33. ncbi request reprint Will the Medicare prescription drug benefit eliminate cost barriers for older adults with diabetes mellitus?
    Jennifer Tjia
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:606-12. 2006
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  34. doi request reprint Diagnostic E-codes for commonly used, narrow therapeutic index medications poorly predict adverse drug events
    Charles E Leonard
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:561-71. 2008
    ..We sought to examine the validity of specific hospital discharge codes in identifying drug toxicity precipitating hospitalization, among elderly users of high-risk medications...
  35. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with undertreatment of medical student depression
    Jennifer Tjia
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    J Am Coll Health 53:219-24. 2005
    ..The authors' findings support the need for targeted messages to help medical students recognize their depression and refer themselves for appropriate treatment...
  36. ncbi request reprint Depressed medical students' use of mental health services and barriers to use
    Jane L Givens
    Student Health Services, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    Acad Med 77:918-21. 2002
    ..Little is known about the rate of mental health service use by depressed medical students. This study sought to determine the level of mental health service use by depressed medical students and their reported barriers to use...