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By Frank Federico | Friday, Feb 20, 2015
Is our health care system any safer today than it was back in 2000? In this post, IHI Executive Director Frank Federico, RPh, highlights five critical components for measuring patient safety. At IHI, Frank works in the areas of patient safety, and the application of reliability principles in health care. He is faculty for the IHI Patient Safety Executive Development Program and co-chaired a number of IHI Patient Safety Collaboratives.It’s been nearly 15 years since the Institute of Medicine publ ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Reliable Processes, WalkRounds - Patient Safety Leadership WalkRounds, Trigger Tools
By Jo Ann Endo | Monday, Feb 09, 2015
According to Anne Myrka, a drug safety pharmacist at IPRO (the CMS-designated Quality Improvement Organization for New York State), “If you want to do medication reconciliation correctly, you have to start with a medication management process.” (IPRO leads the Medicare-funded Atlantic Quality Innovation Network, or AQIN, which heads up quality improvement activities in New York, South Carolina, and the District of Columbia.) Ms. Myrka is also faculty for the IHI Expedition on Improving Medicatio ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Medication Safety, Adverse Drug Event (ADE), Medication Reconciliation, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Communication
By Frank Federico | Friday, Feb 06, 2015
Used appropriately, medications can change patients’ lives for the better. When not managed well, however, all medications can have unintended (and sometimes potentially dire) consequences. In this post, IHI Executive Director Frank Federico, RPh, warns of the risks of newer anticoagulants designed to help manage stroke and VTE. He is faculty for the IHI Patient Safety Executive Development Program and helped to develop the upcoming IHI Expedition on Improving Medication Safety from the Patient' ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Medication Safety, Adverse Drug Event (ADE)
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