Assessment Systems for Older People
The interRAI Research Collaborative
CeGA Online

Assessment systems provide structure to clinical care, ensuring consistent appraisal, guides to assessors and care-givers, and accurate information to support care planning, funding, quality improvement and service planning.  CRGM works closely with the interRAI international research collaborative in developing and promoting assessments produced by interRAI. 

Within interRAI, CRGM leads development of assessment systems for the hospital setting, including the interRAI Acute Care, the interRAI Post-Acute Care and the interRAI Emergency Department. 

Currently, the team is working on a nurse administered screener for acute care - the interRAI Acute Care Screener.

Building on this work, CRGM, in partnership with UniQuest , has developed clinical decision support software to facilitate assessment of older people in acute care, in long term care and in ambulatory care.   These systems help clinicians to interpret their assessments, and also enables them to engage geriatricians to supply specialist advice "online".   These systems are branded "CeGA Online".

This work is led by Professor Len Gray.