OPERAM (OPtimising thERapy to prevent Avoidable hospital admissions in the Multimorbid elderly) is an international randomized controlled trial aimed at optimizing existing pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy primarily in order to reduce avoidable hospital admissions among the elderly population aged ≥70 years with multimorbidity.

As a postdoctoral researcher, I adapted the STRIP Assistant for use in multiple countries, setting up processes for including, modeling, and validating data from multiple sources. As the lead developer, I coordinated the selection and inclusion of international and local medical standards for data integration.

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The Opti-Med study investigates the (cost) effectiveness and implementation of a structured medication review in elderly patients. The trial is performed in 25 general practices in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and includes 500 patients.

As a researcher and developer, I transformed the trial requirements into software features and adjusted the STRIP Assistant accordingly.

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