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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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