Medication Errors

Enabling Shared Decision Making to Reduce Harm from Drug Interactions: An End-to-End Demonstration

Description: 

This research will develop and disseminate sharable, interoperable drug-drug interaction decision-making tools that enable patient-centered shared decision making.

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September 30, 2019 to September 29, 2021

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 July 31, 2020

Improving Patient Safety and Clinician Cognitive Support Through eMAR Redesign

Description: 

This study will examine usability and safety hazards of electronic medication administration records, with a focus on communication and information flow between health information technology applications.

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July 1, 2018 to April 30, 2023

Meaningful Drug Interaction Alerts

Description: 

This project proposes a novel proactive system to reduce alert burden and thereby increase attention to situations in which patient safety is at risk.

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May 1, 2018 to February 28, 2022

Providing Evidence and Developing a Toolkit to Accelerate the Adoption of Patient Photographs in Electronic Health Records

Description: 

This study will evaluate the effectiveness of patient photographs displayed in electronic health record systems for preventing wrong-patient errors.

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September 30, 2017 to July 31, 2021

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

Preventing Wrong-Drug and Wrong-Patient Errors With Indication Alerts in CPOE Systems

Description: 

The project will develop and test a large set of alerts at two large health systems to demonstrate that alerts can help prevent wrong-drug and wrong-patient errors and improve the completeness of the problem list.

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September 30, 2016 to September 29, 2020

Preventing Perioperative Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events Through the Use of Clinical Decision Support

Description: 

This project will develop a clinical decision support tool for the perioperative setting.

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September 30, 2016 to September 29, 2021

Individualized Drug Interaction Alerts

Description: 

This project developed patient-tailored relevant warnings about drug-drug interactions and found that it reduced irrelevant alerts.

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July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017