Office: S415 Sinclair School of Nursing
Phone: (573) 882-9346
Lab URL: http://eldertech.missouri.edu/
Home Department: Sinclair School of Nursing
Concentration: Health Informatics
Education: Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia, Sinclair School of Nursing, Masters Information Science, Masters Health Administration
Dr. Alexander received his PhD Degree in Sinclair School of Nursing from University of Missouri-Columbia in 2005. He have a broad background in human factors, informatics, patient safety and quality improvement. As PI on several previous grants, he laid the groundwork for my research by creating and conducting a statewide survey of IT sophistication in nursing homes, currently, he is conducting observational and focus groups in a diverse set of these nursing homes focusing on evidenced based pressure ulcer practices.
Human Factors, Human Computer Interaction, IT Sophistication in Nursing Homes, Information Technology Standards
Harriet Werley New Investigator Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society 2010
vol. 61:3 pp. 281–290
M Rantz, M Skubic, M Popescu, C Galambos, R Koopman, G Alexander, A New Paradigm of Technology-Enabled ‘Vital Signs' for Early Detection of Health Change for Older Adults, Gerontology, 281–290, 2015.
vol. 83:8 pp. 581–591
G Alexander, K Pasupathy, L Steege, E Strecker, K Carley, Multi-disciplinary communication networks for skin risk assessment in nursing homes with high IT sophistication, International journal of medical informatics, 581–591, 2014.
vol. 29:1 pp. 1–8
M Rantz, G Alexander, C Galambos, A Vogelsmeier, L Popejoy, M Flesner, A Lueckenotte, C Crecelius, M Zwygart-Stauffacher, R Koopman, Initiative to test a multidisciplinary model with advanced practice nurses to reduce avoidable hospitalizations among nursing facility residents, Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 1–8, 2014.
vol. 5:1 pp. 92
C Craven, M Sievert, L Hicks, G Alexander, L Hearne, J Holmes, CAH to CAH: EHR Implementation Advice to Critical Access Hospitals from Peer Experts and Other Key Informants, Applied clinical informatics, 92, 2014.
G Alexander, L Steege, K Pasupathy, K Wise, Case studies of IT sophistication in nursing homes: A mixed method approach to examine communication strategies about pressure ulcer prevention practices, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 2013.
vol. 14:6 pp. 386-391
M Rantz, M Skubic, S Miller, C Galambos, G Alexander, J Keller, M Popescu, Sensor technology to support aging in place, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 386-391, 2013.
G Alexander, R Madsen, A Case Study in Communication Strategies used for Pressure Ulcer Prevention in a Nursing Home with High IT Sophistication, American Medical Informatics Association, 2012.
vol. 192: pp. 608–612
C Craven, M Sievert, L Hicks, G Alexander, L Hearne, J Holmes, Experts speak: advice from key informants to small, rural hospitals on implementing the electronic health record system., Studies in health technology and informatics, 608–612, 2012.
vol. 38:4 pp. 18-23
M Rantz, M Skubic, R Koopman, G Alexander, L Phillips, K Musterman, J Back, M Aud, C Galambos, R Guevara, Automated technology to speed recognition of signs of illness in older adults, Journal of gerontological nursing, 18-23, 2012.
vol. 27:10 pp. 926–938
A Wilbik, J Keller, G Alexander, Similarity evaluation of sets of linguistic summaries, International Journal of Intelligent Systems, 926–938, 2012.
vol. 60:5 pp. 318-325
G Alexander, B Wakefield, M Rantz, M Skubic, M Aud, S Erdelez, S Ghenaimi, Passive sensor technology interface to assess elder activity in independent living, Nursing research, 318-325, 2011.
vol. 80:9 pp. 606-617
M Fossum, G Alexander, M Ehnfors, A Ehrenberg, Effects of a computerized decision support system on pressure ulcers and malnutrition in nursing homes for the elderly, International journal of medical informatics, 606-617, 2011.
vol. 2:3 pp. 337–364
G Alexander, M Rantz, M Skubic, R Koopman, L Phillips, R Guevara, S Miller, Evolution of an early illness warning system to monitor frail elders in independent living, Journal of Healthcare Engineering, 337–364, 2011.
vol. 20:17-18 pp. 2425-2435
M Fossum, G Alexander, K Göransson, M Ehnfors, A Ehrenberg, Registered nurses’ thinking strategies on malnutrition and pressure ulcers in nursing homes: A scenario-based think-aloud study, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2425-2435, 2011.
vol. 37:7 pp. 23-25
G Alexander, M Alwan, L Batshon, S Bloom, R Brennan, J Derr, M Dougherty, P Gruhn, A Kirby, B Manard, R Raiford, I Serio, Building on a national health information technology strategic plan for long-term and post-acute care: Comments by the long term post acute care health information technology collaborative, Journal of gerontological nursing, 23-25, 2011.
G Alexander, R Madsen, D Wakefield, A regional assessment of information technology sophistication in Missouri nursing homes, Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 1527154410386616, 2010.
vol. 11:7 pp. 485–493
Keywords: nursing homes, EMR, advanced practice nurse, costs, quality indicators
M Rantz, L Hicks, G Petroski, R Madsen, G Alexander, C Galambos, V Conn, J Scott-Cawiezell, M Zwygart-Stauffacher, L Greenwald, Cost, staffing and quality impact of bedside electronic medical record (EMR) in nursing homes, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 485–493, 2010.
vol. 32:2 pp. 233-249
Keywords: exercise, human computer interaction, geriatrics, human motion analysis, silhouettes
G Alexander, T Havens, M Rantz, J Keller, C Abbott, An analysis of human motion detection systems use during elder exercise routines, Western Journal of Nursing Research, 233-249, 2010.
vol. 28:6 pp. 325-332
M Rantz, M Skubic, G Alexander, M Aud, B Wakefield, C Galambos, R Koopman, S Miller, Improving nurse care coordination with technology, CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 325-332, 2010.
vol. 10:6 pp. 398-407
Keywords: Health care systems, Information Technology, nursing homes
G Alexander, D Wakefield, Information technology sophistication in nursing homes, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 398-407, 2009.
vol. 17:3 pp. 183-201
M Skubic, G Alexander, M Popescu, M Rantz, J Keller, A smart home application to eldercare: Current status and lessons learned, Technology and Health Care, 183-201, 2009.
vol. 30:4 pp. 238-249
M Rantz, D Cheshire, M Flesner, G Petroski, L Hicks, G Alexander, M Aud, C Siem, K Nguyen, C Boland, S Thomas, Helping nursing homes “at risk” for quality problems: A statewide evaluation, Geriatric Nursing, 238-249, 2009.
vol. 2:1 pp. 21-42
T Havens, G Alexander, C Abbott, J Keller, M Skubic, M Rantz, Tracking exercise motions of older adults using contours, Journal of Applied Computer Science Methods, 21-42, 2009.
vol. 58:1 pp. 20-25
Keywords: Information Technology, COMPUTER networks, LONG-term care facilities, MOBILE communication systems, QUALITY of service
G Alexander, W Kehr, Mobile IT applications, Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, 20-25, 2009.
vol. 23:3 pp. 195-201
Keywords: Humans, UNITED States, Aged, Geriatric Assessment, Environment Design, Safety Management, Monitoring, Ambulatory, Accidental Falls, Biomechanical Phenomena, Geriatric Nursing, Long-Term Care, Nursing Assessment, Patient Care Team, Patient Simulation, Risk Assessment, Technology Assessment, Biomedical, Total Quality Management, Videotape Recording
M Rantz, M Aud, G Alexander, B Wakefield, M Skubic, R Luke, D Anderson, J Keller, Falls, technology, and stunt actors: new approaches to fall detection and fall risk assessment, Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 195-201, 2008.
vol. 1:4 pp. 238-244
G Alexander, M Rantz, M Skubic, M Aud, B Wakefield, E Florea, A Paul, Sensor systems for monitoring functional status in assisted living facilities, Research in Gerontological Nursing, 238-244, 2008.
vol. 4: pp. 91–105
G Alexander, D Madsen, S Herrick, B Russell, Measuring IT sophistication in nursing homes, Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches. Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, 91–105, 2008.
vol. 22:1-2 pp. 66-85
M Rantz, R Porter, D Cheshier, D Otto, C Servey, R Johnson, M Aud, M Skubic, H Tyrer, Z He, G Demiris, G Alexander, G Taylor, TigerPlace, a state-academic-private project to revolutionize traditional long-term care, Journal of Housing For the Elderly, 66-85, 2008.
vol. 16:6 pp. 692–699
Keywords: Novice-to-Expert nursing practice, clinical, decision support systems, expert systems, nursing administration, nursing informatics
K Courtney, G Alexander, G Demiris, Information technology from novice to expert: Implementation implications, Journal of Nursing Management, 692–699, 2008.
vol. 34:2 pp. 15-20
G Alexander, others, Analysis of an integrated clinical decision support system in nursing home clinical information systems., Journal of gerontological nursing, 15-20, 2008.
G Alexander, A descriptive analysis of a nursing home clinical information system with decision support, Perspectives in Health Information Management / AHIMA, American Health Information Management Association, 2008.
vol. 7:2 pp. 67
G Alexander, T Havens, M Skubic, M Rantz, J Keller, C Abbott, Markerless human motion capture-based exercise feedback system to increase efficacy and safety of elder exercise routines, Gerontechnology, 67, 2008.
vol. 25:4 pp. 189-197
G Alexander, M Rantz, M Flesner, M Diekemper, C Siem, Clinical information systems in nursing homes: An evaluation of initial implementation strategies, Computers Informatics Nursing, 189-197, 2007.
published: in press
G Alexander, Human factors in safety critical nursing systems, chapter 8, in press.
published: in press
M Rantz, G Alexander, C Galambos, M Flesner, A Vogelsmeier, L Hicks, J Scott-Cawiezell, M Swygart-Stauffacher, L Greenwald, Evaluation of the use of bedside technology to improve quality of care in nursing facilities: A qualitative analysis, CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, in press.