Medication Safety

CancelRx: A Health IT Tool to Decrease Medication Discrepancies in the Outpatient Setting

Description: 

This project will examine the impact of implementing the e-Prescribing standard CancelRx on outpatient medication discrepancies and on clinic and pharmacy workflows.

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August 1, 2018 to January 31, 2020

Context is Critical: Understanding When and Why Electronic Health Record Related Safety Hazards Happen

Description: 

This project will develop a method to use video captured electronic health record interactions to analyze the context around medication errors, identify design elements that contributed to the errors, and make design recommendations to mitigate those errors.

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July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019

An Etiology for Medication Ordering Errors in Computerized Provider Order Entry Systems

Description: 

This project will evaluate a computerized provider order entry (CPOE)-based function—medication voiding—that can be used to prospectively identify and document medication ordering errors.

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August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2020

Using Social Knowledge Networking (SKN) Technology To Enable Meaningful Use of EHR Technology

Description: 

This pilot project implemented a Social Knowledge Networking system and concluded that it supported progress toward meaningful use of medication reconciliation technology in an electronic health record.

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September 30, 2016 to September 28, 2018

Develop and Validate Health IT Safety Measures To Capture Violations of the Five Rights of Medication Safety

Description: 

This project will develop and validate new measures needed for automatically identifying violations of the “Five Rights of Medication Safety”: right patient, right dose, right medication, right route, and right frequency.

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September 1, 2016 to June 30, 2020

Enhancing Medication CPOE Safety and Quality by Indications-Based Prescribing

Description: 

This project convened stakeholder panels to inform the development of an indications-enabled computerized prescriber order entry system.

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September 30, 2014 to March 31, 2018

Ensuring Safe Performance of Electronic Health Records

Description: 

This project will refine the Leapfrog Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE)/Electronic Health Record (EHR) test – a “flight simulator” for EHRs with CPOE which evaluates the safety performance of EHRs after deployment, with a particular focus on high impact patient safety and medication safety problems.

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September 1, 2014 to September 29, 2019