Medication Without Harm - How Digital Healthcare Tools Can Support Providers and Improve Patient Safety

Event Date: July 24, 2024 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm ET
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Medication errors are a leading cause of injury and avoidable harm in healthcare, with an estimated 1.3 million people impacted in the U.S. each year. Preventable medication errors cost the nation more than $21 billion annually across all care settings, representing a serious public health concern, as well as an economic burden on our healthcare system. Join AHRQ’s expert panel of speakers to hear how quality improvement approaches and digital healthcare interventions such as clinical decision support tools are reducing medication errors, improving provider effectiveness, and enhancing patient safety in a variety of clinical care settings. CE/CME accreditation of this activity is pending; if approved, eligible providers can earn up to 1.5 CE/CME contact hours for participating in the live webinar.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this Webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss how an e-prescribing tool can reduce medication discrepancies and improve patient safety by enhancing communication between pharmacists and providers.
  • Identify how clinical decision support systems can significantly reduce the prescribing of potentially inappropriate medications to older patients at the time of discharge from the emergency department setting.
  • Explain how outcome measures, such as the Wrong-Patient Retract-and-Reorder measure, can be developed and used to detect medication errors in electronic orders.


Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Camille P. Vaughan, M.D., M.S.(on behalf of PI: Ann Vandenberg)

Director, Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics & Gerontology, Emory School of Medicine
Director, Associate Dean for Quality and Patient Safety
Center for Patient Safety Science, Columbia University


Health Scientist Administrator
Division of Digital Healthcare Research, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, AHRQ

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CE/CME accreditation of this activity is pending; if approved, eligible providers can earn up to 1.5 CE/CME contact hours for participating in the live webinar. Continuing education credits will be available for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists/ pharmacy techs, and healthcare executives. Non-physician CMEs will also be available.

Physicians and Physician Assistants
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). AffinityCE is accredited by the ACCME as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. This activity will provide 1.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.

AffinityCE is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity will provide 1.5 hours of continuing nursing education.

AffinityCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity will provide 1.5 hours of continuing pharmacy education.

Healthcare Executives
AffinityCE is authorized to award up to 1.5 hours of pre-approved American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Qualified Education credit (non-ACHE) for this program toward advancement or recertification in the ACHE.

Other Professionals
All other health care professionals completing this continuing education activity will be issued a statement of participation indicating the number of hours of continuing education credit. This may be used for professional education CE credit. Please consult your accrediting organization or licensing board for their acceptance of this CE activity.

How to Obtain CME/CE Credit
Participants must attend the entire live Webinar and complete the evaluation online to earn 1.5 contact credit hours and obtain a CE certificate. No partial credit will be awarded. A link to the online evaluation system will be provided after the Webinar.

Commercial/Sponsor Disclosure
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