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Making the Most Out of Technology for Medication Safety
March 31, 2009, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Carole Cotter, Chief Information Officer, Chuck Mahoney, VP Pharmacy Services, and Christine Collins Director of Pharmacy, Lifespan, RI. Information technology improves medication safety both directly through safeguards that are inherent to the system as well as indirectly by enabling the development of sophisticated tools and decision support systems that supplement the pharmacist’s clinical expertise. This program provides real examples of how a multi-hospital healthcare system leveraged IT to improve medication safety, both directly and indirectly.