Steven Handler, MD, PhD

Room 417
5607 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone: 
412-648-9215
Fax: 
412-648-9118
Admin Support: 
Research Interests: 
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Clinical and Translational Informatics
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Adverse Drug Events
  • Medication management
  • Medication adherence
  • Patient Safety
  • Patient Safety Culture
  • Process and Quality Improvement
  • Transitional care
  • Telemedicine
Appointments and Positions: 

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine
Assistant Professor of Clinical and Translational Research
Director, Clinical Informatics, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Graduate Faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Core Faculty of the RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute (RUPHI)
Medical Director for Long-term Care Health information technology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Co-Director of the University of Pittsburgh Geriatric Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Gero-Informatics Research and Training Program
Core Faculty of the Biomedical Informatics Training Program

Publications: 

Handler SM, Cheung PW, Culley CM, Perera S, Kane-Gill S, Kellum JA, Marcum ZA. Determining the Incidence of Drug-Associated Acute Kidney Injury in Nursing Home Residents. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (In press).

Bayoumi I, Balas MA, Handler SM, Dolovich L, Hutchison B, Hollbrook A. The effectiveness of computerized drug-lab alerts: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Medical Informatics (In press).

Castle NG, Wagner LM, Ferguson-Rome JC, Men A, Handler SM. Hand Hygiene Deficiency Citations in Nursing Homes. Journal of Applied Gerontology (In press).

Castle NG, Handler SM, Wagner LM. Potential Prescription Drug Misuse in Assisted Living. Research in Gerontology Nursing (Epub ahead of print). 2013 Sept 16:1-8. PMID: 24044781.

Handler SM, Boyce RD, Ligons FM, Perera S, Nace DA, Hochheiser H. Use and Perceived Benefits of Mobile Devices by Physicians in Preventing Adverse Drug Events in the Nursing Home. Journal of the American Medical Director Association (Epub ahead of print). 2013 Oct 2. PMID: 24094901

Schwarz EB, Parisi, SM, Handler SM, Koren G, Fischer GS. Patient-reported Counseling about Medication-induced Birth Defects with Clinical Decision Support in Primary Care. Journal of Women’s Health 2013; 22(10):817-24 PMID: 23930947 PMCID: PMC3837561

Romagnoli KM, Handler SM, Ligons FM, Hochheiser H. Home Health Care Nurses’ Perceptions of the Post-hospitalization Information Needs of Geriatric Patients. BMJ: Quality and Safety 2013:22 (4 Apr) 324-332 PMID: 23362507

Wagner LM, Castle NG, Handler SM. The use of Health Information Technology for Adverse Event Reporting in Nursing Homes: Barriers and Facilitators. Geriatric Nursing 2013:34 (2 Mar): 112-115 PMID: 23266459.

Marcum ZA, Sevick MA, Handler SM. Medication Non-Adherence: A Diagnosable and Treatable Medical Condition. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 2013:309 (20 May):2105-6. PMID: 23695479

Thorpe-Jamison PT, Cullet CM, Perera S, Handler SM. Evaluating the Impact of Computer-Generated Rounding Reports on Physician Workflow in the Nursing Home: A Feasibility Time-Motion Study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2013 May 14(5):358:62. PMID: 23318665.

Marcum ZA, Rovesti KL, Behrens MC, Logsdon MW, Myers J, Francis SD, Aspinall SL, Hanlon JT, Handler SM. Utility of an adverse drug event trigger tool in Veterans Affairs nursing facilities. Consultant Pharmacist. 2013:28 (2 Feb):99-109 PMID: 23395810

Roshanov PS, Fernandes N, Wilczynski J, Handler SM, Haynes RB. Features of effective computerized clinical decision support. British Medical Journal (BMJ) 2013;14 (Feb);346:f657 PMID: 23412440

Nace DA, Handler SM, Hoffman EL, Perera S. Impact of the Rasing Immunizations Safely and Effectively (RISE) Program on Healthcare Worker Immunization Rates in Long-term Care Settings. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2012:13 (9 Nov):806-10. PMID: 23031265 PMCID: PMC3650646

Marcum ZA, Pugh MV, Amuan ME, Aspinall SL, Handler SM, Ruby CM, Hanlon JT. Prevalence of Potentially Preventable Unplanned Hospitalizations Caused by Therapeutic Failures and Adverse Drug Withdrawal Events among Older Veterans. The Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 2012;67(8 Aug):867-874. PMID: 22389461 PMCID: PMC3403866.

Gellad WF, Aspinall SL, Handler SM, Stone RA, Castle N, Semla TP, Good CB, Fine MF, Dysken J, Hanlon JT. Use of Antipsychotics Among Older Residents in VA Nursing Homes. Medical Care. 2012:50 (11 Nov):954-960 PMID: 23047785 PMCID: PMC3746977

 

Recent Publications

Handler SM, Cheung PW, Culley CM, Perera S, Kane-Gill S, Kellum JA, Marcum ZA. Determining the Incidence of Drug-Associated Acute Kidney Injury in Nursing Home Residents. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (In press).

Bayoumi I, Balas MA, Handler SM, Dolovich L, Hutchison B, Hollbrook A. The effectiveness of computerized drug-lab alerts: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Medical Informatics (In press).

Castle NG, Wagner LM, Ferguson-Rome JC, Men A, Handler SM. Hand Hygiene Deficiency Citations in Nursing Homes. Journal of Applied Gerontology (In press).

Castle NG, Handler SM, Wagner LM. Potential Prescription Drug Misuse in Assisted Living. Research in Gerontology Nursing (Epub ahead of print). 2013 Sept 16:1-8. PMID: 24044781.

Handler SM, Boyce RD, Ligons FM, Perera S, Nace DA, Hochheiser H. Use and Perceived Benefits of Mobile Devices by Physicians in Preventing Adverse Drug Events in the Nursing Home. Journal of the American Medical Director Association (Epub ahead of print). 2013 Oct 2. PMID: 24094901

Schwarz EB, Parisi, SM, Handler SM, Koren G, Fischer GS. Patient-reported Counseling about Medication-induced Birth Defects with Clinical Decision Support in Primary Care. Journal of Women’s Health 2013; 22(10):817-24 PMID: 23930947 PMCID: PMC3837561

Romagnoli KM, Handler SM, Ligons FM, Hochheiser H. Home Health Care Nurses’ Perceptions of the Post-hospitalization Information Needs of Geriatric Patients. BMJ: Quality and Safety 2013:22 (4 Apr) 324-332 PMID: 23362507

Wagner LM, Castle NG, Handler SM. The use of Health Information Technology for Adverse Event Reporting in Nursing Homes: Barriers and Facilitators. Geriatric Nursing 2013:34 (2 Mar): 112-115 PMID: 23266459.

Marcum ZA, Sevick MA, Handler SM. Medication Non-Adherence: A Diagnosable and Treatable Medical Condition. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 2013:309 (20 May):2105-6. PMID: 23695479

Thorpe-Jamison PT, Cullet CM, Perera S, Handler SM. Evaluating the Impact of Computer-Generated Rounding Reports on Physician Workflow in the Nursing Home: A Feasibility Time-Motion Study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2013 May 14(5):358:62. PMID: 23318665.

Marcum ZA, Rovesti KL, Behrens MC, Logsdon MW, Myers J, Francis SD, Aspinall SL, Hanlon JT, Handler SM. Utility of an adverse drug event trigger tool in Veterans Affairs nursing facilities. Consultant Pharmacist. 2013:28 (2 Feb):99-109 PMID: 23395810

Roshanov PS, Fernandes N, Wilczynski J, Handler SM, Haynes RB. Features of effective computerized clinical decision support. British Medical Journal (BMJ) 2013;14 (Feb);346:f657 PMID: 23412440

Nace DA, Handler SM, Hoffman EL, Perera S. Impact of the Rasing Immunizations Safely and Effectively (RISE) Program on Healthcare Worker Immunization Rates in Long-term Care Settings. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2012:13 (9 Nov):806-10. PMID: 23031265 PMCID: PMC3650646

Marcum ZA, Pugh MV, Amuan ME, Aspinall SL, Handler SM, Ruby CM, Hanlon JT. Prevalence of Potentially Preventable Unplanned Hospitalizations Caused by Therapeutic Failures and Adverse Drug Withdrawal Events among Older Veterans. The Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 2012;67(8 Aug):867-874. PMID: 22389461 PMCID: PMC3403866.

Gellad WF, Aspinall SL, Handler SM, Stone RA, Castle N, Semla TP, Good CB, Fine MF, Dysken J, Hanlon JT. Use of Antipsychotics Among Older Residents in VA Nursing Homes. Medical Care. 2012:50 (11 Nov):954-960 PMID: 23047785 PMCID: PMC3746977


See also: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=handler+sm

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