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Bar Coding for Patient Safety in Northern Michigan

Description

Implemented a bar-coding application to an existing integrated health IT network that alerts providers to potential drug interactions and allergic reactions, tracks "near misses," and provides a permanent record of the patient's medication history that is accessible by providers at any site.

Grant Number
UC1 HS014878
Principal Investigator(s)

Health Information Technology and Improving Medication Use

Description

This project was one of the Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics’ projects, a national initiative to increase awareness of the benefits and risks of new, existing, or combined uses of therapeutics through education and research.

Grant Number
U18 HS016970
Principal Investigator(s)

Arkansas Delta Inpatient-Outpatient Quality Improvement

Description

Implemented a computer decision-support system in a 23-county service area in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including several rural clinics; included a training component for physicians and other health care providers, as well as a hospital pharmacy component for adverse drug event management and prevention strategies.

Grant Number
UC1 HS015059
Principal Investigator(s)

Evaluating the Impact of an ACPOE/CDS System on Outcomes

Description

Implemented an ambulatory computer physician order entry (ACPOE) system with clinical decision support capabilities in an ambulatory, community-based, integrated health-system; evaluated the impact of the system both internally, on organizational processes and human factors, and externally, on patient safety as measured by medication errors and adverse drug events.

Grant Number
UC1 HS015319
Principal Investigator(s)