Medication Errors

Preventing Medication-Related Problems in Care Transitions to Skilled Nursing Facilities

Description: 

This research aims to determine the effectiveness of a program designed to reduce medication-related issues among patients during the hospital-to-skilled nursing facility transition.

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September 30, 2020 to July 31, 2025

Understanding CancelRX: Impact on Clinical Workflows, Medication Safety Risks, and Patient Outcomes

Description: 

This research will evaluate the safety, usability, and impact of an e-prescribing standard on adverse drug events related to erroneously dispensed medications.

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September 15, 2019 to August 31, 2022

A Demonstration Project: Assessing the Significance and Impact of Utilizing a Novel Telemedicine Application in the Delivery of Community-Based Palliative Care in a Rural Seriously Ill Population

Description: 

This research will evaluate the impact on patient and provider outcomes from integrating a virtual pharmacist into a telehealth-based palliative care model.

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September 30, 2019 to September 29, 2021

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

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This research explores the effectiveness of an e-prescribing tool to electronically communicate medication discontinuation orders between electronic health records and pharmacies.

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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 create an innovative electronic medication administration record prototype and a medication administration workflow risk assessment to improve the medication administration process and the usability and safety of the electronic medication administration records in response to challenges from COVID-19.

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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 study showed the feasibility and value of creating a methodology and process for a health information technology black box to inform electronic health record design and usability.

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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 research assessed the etiology of medication ordering errors, finding that errors stemmed from multi-level risk factors and showing the utility of a void alert tool to prospectively capture the broad range of errors that may occur in practice that may be missed by using traditional retrospective error reporting methods.

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August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2020