Impact of a Brief Touchscreen Based, Modified Geriatric Assessment (mGA) on the Care of Older Adults with Multiple Myeloma

The Carevive team along with investigators from City of Hope, Rochester University, University of Arizona, and Mt Sinai are presenting a poster at the 59th ASH annual meeting, “Impact of a Brief Touchscreen Based, Modified Geriatric Assessment (mGA) on the Care of Older Adults with Multiple Myeloma“.

The purpose of the study was to test the feasibility of conducting a brief geriatric assessment in a busy clinical practice. Using an electronic tablet, patients completed a 28-item survey immediately before their provider visit.  Five participating sites enrolled 167 patients who were determined to be fit, intermediate fit, or frail. Plan to attend the poster session on December 10 between 6-8 pm to learn from the investigators about the feasibility and usability of incorporating the mGA into clinical workflow and how the results impacted treatment decision making.

Regarding the Technology

Tanya M. Wildes, MD, MSCI

Tanya M. Wildes, MD, MSCI

“The study really demonstrates the feasibility of using this technology in the clinical setting,” said co-author Tanya Wildes, MD, MSCI. “Patients in their 70s easily completed the surveys on iPads in a short time.  Providers can easily review the results in just a few minutes.”

“I liked that all of the information is in one place on the dashboard and is easy to read, added first author Nitya Nathwani, MD.  “The information is essential for real time decision-making.”


Program: Oral and Poster Abstracts
Session: 902. Health Services Research—Malignant Conditions: Poster II
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bldg A, Lvl 1, Hall A2 (Georgia World Congress Center)


Nitya Nathwani1, Sandra Kurtin, PhDc, ANP-C, AOCN2*, Brea Lipe, MD3*, Supriya Mohile, MD4*, Donna D Catamero, ANP-BC, OCN, CCRC5*, Tanya M. Wildes, MD, MSCI6, Debra Wujcik, PhD, RN, FAAN7*, Agnes Davis8*, Laura Digiovanni, MA9*, Carrie T Stricker, PhD, RN8* and Arti Hurria10*

1Judy and Bernard Briskin Center for Multiple Myeloma Research, City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, CA
2The University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, AZ
3University of Rochester Medical College, Rochester, NY
4University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
5The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
6Division of Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO
7Carevive Systems, Inc, North Miami, FL
8Carevive Systems, Inc, North Miami
9Carevie Systems, Inc, Media, PA
10City of Hope, Duarte, CA

About ASH (as listed on their website)

Attend the world’s most comprehensive hematology event of the year, the 59th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition, in vibrant, fresh, and creative Atlanta. The meeting will provide an invaluable educational experience and the opportunity to review thousands of scientific abstracts highlighting updates in the hottest topics in hematology. Network with top minds in the field and a global community of more than 25,000 hematology professionals from every subspecialty.

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