Scott D. Nelson, Pharm.D.

Assistant Professor

scott.nelson@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Education
M.S., Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UtahPharm.D., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UtahB.A., Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Research Description
Dr. Scott Nelson, PharmD, MS is a pharmacist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. After graduating from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy (PharmD), Dr. Nelson completed a two-year fellowship in Medical Informatics with the Department of Veterans Affairs and a Master’s of Science degree in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson currently works in clinical decision support and knowledge management/engineering, as well as oversees the design and development of ambulatory CPOE, e-prescribing, and medication reconciliation tools at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Nelson’s practice and research interests include clinical decision support, knowledge management/engineering, standards and terminologies, information needs, drug-drug interactions, e-prescribing, medication reconciliation, and cost-effectiveness/economic modeling.
Research Keywords
Clinical decision support, knowledge management/engineering, pharmacy informatics, medication standards and terminologies, medication reconciliation, drug-drug interactions, e-prescribing, medication/allergy/problem lists, and cost-effectiveness/economic modeling.
Clinical Research Keywords
Pharmacy
Publications
Heale BSE, Khalifa A, Stone BL, Nelson S, Del Fiol G. Physicians' pharmacogenomics information needs and seeking behavior: a study with case vignettes. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2017 Aug 8/1/2017; 17(1): 113. PMID: 28764766, PMCID: PMC5540399, PII: 10.1186/s12911-017-0510-9, DOI: 10.1186/s12911-017-0510-9, ISSN: 1472-6947.

Nelson Scott D. Correct Treatment Plan for the Incorrect Diagnosis: A Pharmacist Intervention Beyond the Medication List. AHRQ WebM&M. 2017 Mar.

Romagnoli KM, Nelson SD, Hines L, Empey P, Boyce RD, Hochheiser H. Information needs for making clinical recommendations about potential drug-drug interactions: a synthesis of literature review and interviews. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2017 Feb 2/22/2017; 17(1): 21. PMID: 28228132, PMCID: PMC5322613, PII: 10.1186/s12911-017-0419-3, DOI: 10.1186/s12911-017-0419-3, ISSN: 1472-6947.

Romagnoli KM, Nelson SD, Hines L, Empey P, Boyce RD, Hochheiser H. Information needs for making clinical recommendations about potential drug-drug interactions: a synthesis of literature review and interviews. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2017 Feb 2/22/2017; 17(1): 21. PMID: 28228132, PMCID: PMC5322613, PII: 10.1186/s12911-017-0419-3, DOI: 10.1186/s12911-017-0419-3, ISSN: 1472-6947.

Nelson SD, Poikonen J, Reese T, El Halta D, Weir C. The pharmacist and the EHR. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2017 Jan; 24(1): 193-7. PMID: 27107439, PII: ocw044, DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocw044, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Nelson SD, Poikonen J, Reese T, El Halta D, Weir C. The pharmacist and the EHR. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2017 Jan; 24(1): 193-7. PMID: 27107439, PII: ocw044, DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocw044, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Introduction to Acute and Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice. Second Edition. Bethesda (United States): American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2017.ISBN-13: 978-158528545-7.

Colonna AL, Byrge NR, Nelson SD, Nelson RE, Hunter MC, Nirula R. Nonoperative management of adhesive small bowel obstruction: what is the break point?. Am. J. Surg [print-electronic]. 2016 Dec; 212(6): 1214-21. PMID: 27771037, PII: S0002-9610(16)30625-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.09.037, ISSN: 1879-1883.

Nelson RE, Schweizer ML, Perencevich EN, Nelson SD, Khader K, Chiang HY, Chorazy ML, Blevins A, Ward MA, Samore MH. Costs and Mortality Associated With Multidrug-Resistant Healthcare-Associated Acinetobacter Infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2016 Oct; 37(10): 1212-8. PMID: 27406609, PII: S0899823X16001458, DOI: 10.1017/ice.2016.145, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Nelson SD, LaFleur J, Hunter E, Archer M, Steinvoort C, Maden C, Oderda GM. Identifying and Communicating Clinically Meaningful Drug-Drug Interactions. J Pharm Pract [print-electronic]. 2016 Apr; 29(2): 110-5. PMID: 25107417, PII: 0897190014544793, DOI: 10.1177/0897190014544793, ISSN: 1531-1937.

Nelson SD, Del Fiol G, Hanseler H, Crouch BI, Cummins MR. Software Prototyping: A Case Report of Refining User Requirements for a Health Information Exchange Dashboard. Appl Clin Inform. 2016; 7(1): 22-32. PMID: 27081404, PMCID: PMC4817332, DOI: 10.4338/ACI-2015-07-CR-0091, ISSN: 1869-0327.

Nelson SD, Del Fiol G, Hanseler H, Crouch BI, Cummins MR. Software Prototyping: A Case Report of Refining User Requirements for a Health Information Exchange Dashboard. Appl Clin Inform. 2016; 7(1): 22-32. PMID: 27081404, PMCID: PMC4817332, DOI: 10.4338/ACI-2015-07-CR-0091, ISSN: 1869-0327.

Sauer B, Teng CC, Burningham Z, Cannon G. Errata to NLP study of infusion notes to identify outpatient infusions in the VA. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2015 Nov; 24(11): 1225-6. PMID: 26530060, DOI: 10.1002/pds.3815, ISSN: 1099-1557.

Nelson RE, Nelson SD, Khader K, Perencevich EL, Schweizer ML, Rubin MA, Graves N, Harbarth S, Stevens VW, Samore MH. The Magnitude of Time-Dependent Bias in the Estimation of Excess Length of Stay Attributable to Healthcare-Associated Infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2015 Sep; 36(9): 1089-94. PMID: 26041436, PII: S0899823X15001294, DOI: 10.1017/ice.2015.129, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Nelson SD, Malone D, Lafleur J. Calculating the Baseline Incidence in Patients Without Risk Factors: A Strategy for Economic Evaluation. Pharmacoeconomics. 2015 Sep; 33(9): 887-92. PMID: 25943685, PII: 10.1007/s40273-015-0283-x, DOI: 10.1007/s40273-015-0283-x, ISSN: 1179-2027.

Nelson RE, Angelovic AW, Nelson SD, Gleed JR, Drews FA. An economic analysis of adherence engineering to improve use of best practices during central line maintenance procedures. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2015 May; 36(5): 550-6. PMID: 25772996, PII: S0899823X15000264, DOI: 10.1017/ice.2015.26, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Willson T, Nelson SD, Newbold J, Nelson RE, LaFleur J. The clinical epidemiology of male osteoporosis: a review of the recent literature. Clin Epidemiol. 2015; 7: 65-76. PMID: 25657593, PMCID: PMC4295898, PII: clep-7-065, DOI: 10.2147/CLEP.S40966.

Nelson SD, LaFleur J, Del Fiol G, Evans RS, Weir CR. Reading and Writing: Qualitative Analysis of Pharmacists' Use of the EHR when Preparing for Team Rounds. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2015; 2015: 943-52. PMID: 26958231, PMCID: PMC4765606, ISSN: 1942-597X.

Nelson SD, Lu CC, Teng CC, Leng J, Cannon GW, He T, Zeng Q, Halwani A, Sauer B. The use of natural language processing of infusion notes to identify outpatient infusions. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf [print-electronic]. 2015 Jan; 24(1): 86-92. PMID: 25402257, DOI: 10.1002/pds.3720, ISSN: 1099-1557.

Nelson SD, Nelson RE, Cannon GW, Lawrence P, Battistone MJ, Grotzke M, Rosenblum Y, LaFleur J. Cost-effectiveness of training rural providers to identify and treat patients at risk for fragility fractures. Osteoporos Int [print-electronic]. 2014 Dec; 25(12): 2701-7. PMID: 25037601, DOI: 10.1007/s00198-014-2815-1, ISSN: 1433-2965.

Munger MA, Ruble JH, Nelson SD, Ranker L, Petty RC, Silverstein S, Barton E, Feehan M. National evaluation of prescriber drug dispensing. Pharmacotherapy [print-electronic]. 2014 Oct; 34(10): 1012-21. PMID: 25053590, DOI: 10.1002/phar.1461, ISSN: 1875-9114.

Spuhl J, Doing-Harris K, Nelson S, Estrada N, Del Fiol G, Weir C. Concordance of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Data Describing Delirium at a VA Hospital. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2014; 2014: 1066-71. PMID: 25954416, PMCID: PMC4419955, ISSN: 1942-597X.

Nelson SD, Munger MA. Icosapent ethyl for treatment of elevated triglyceride levels. Ann Pharmacother [print-electronic]. 2013 Nov; 47(11): 1517-23. PMID: 24259598, PII: 1060028013504079, DOI: 10.1177/1060028013504079, ISSN: 1542-6270.

Nelson S, Barrows J, Haftmann R, Helm M, MacKay M. Calculating the refractive index for pediatric parenteral nutrient solutions. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2013 Feb 2/15/2013; 70(4): 350-5. PMID: 23370142, PII: 70/4/350, DOI: 10.2146/ajhp120002, ISSN: 1535-2900.

McAdam-Marx C, Unni S, Ye X, Nelson S, Nickman NA. Effect of Medicare reimbursement reduction for imaging services on osteoporosis screening rates. J Am Geriatr Soc [print-electronic]. 2012 Mar; 60(3): 511-6. PMID: 22329356, PMCID: PMC3302941, DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03837.x, ISSN: 1532-5415.