Dr Alexander is an internationally recognized nursing informaticist and clinical expert with more than 30 years of research and clinical practice leadership. His program of research is focused on technologies used to support patient care delivery, with an emphasis on care of older adults in the community. He has led several federally funded studies that benchmark national trends in information technology adoption and the impact on quality measures in nursing homes. As a result, he has accumulated nearly 10 years of trend data showing how digital maturity has advanced in the long-term post-acute care space. His most current study funded by the National Institute of Aging is exploring the impacts of digital maturity and nurse practitioner care environments in nursing homes on quality of care for residents with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia’s. Dr Alexander was a member of the National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine’s consensus committee on Quality of Care in Nursing which released its report in 2022 titled The National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality: Honoring Our Commitment to Residents, Families, and Staff. Dr Alexander is a Fulbright U.S. Scholar and Ambassador. During his 2017 Fulbright, he worked with an Australian research team to investigate digital maturity as it related to resident care, clinical support, and quality measures in a sample of nursing homes in New South Wales.
Dr Alexander’s book, An Introduction to Clinical Health Information Technology for Long Term/Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Settings, shows how research identifies and promotes evidence toward new models of care, including technology implementation trends and safety and quality impacts for long-term and post-acute settings.