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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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  • Preventing Medication Errors (2006)1
    • Employ error detection methodologies in all care settings
    • Assess the medication use process through active monitoring
    • Computerized detection of ADEs should complement voluntary reporting

    "Health care systems should capture information on medication safety and use this information to improve the safety of their care delivery systems."1

    1 Institute of Medicine. Preventing Medication Errors: Quality Chasm Series. Washington, DC, National Academy Press, 2006.


    The truth is that over the past 5-7 years our ability to capture electronic information in healthcare has outpaced our ability to effectively analyze that information.

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