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ECRI Institute PSO and ISMP Partner on PSO Programs
Date:10/29/2013

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) announce a new PSO partnership. ECRI Institute PSO and ISMP are both federally designated Patient Safety Organizations. Both ECRI Institute and ISMP are independent, nonprofit organizations that, together, bring more than 80 years of deep experience in patient safety. 

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"ISMP brings tremendous knowledge in medication safety and improving the medication use process," states Ronni Solomon, JD, executive vice president and general counsel, ECRI Institute.

"We are looking forward to our new collaboration with the ECRI Institute PSO to assist health systems with risk reduction strategies in the area of medication safety," said Allen Vaida, PharmD, FASHP, executive vice president, ISMP.

ECRI Institute and ISMP have worked together on patient safety initiatives for more than a decade, including current statewide work collecting and analyzing events and near misses for the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority.

"This new partnership is a natural progression of our ongoing work together and will enhance the analysis of events to make healthcare even safer," adds Solomon.

Medication errors represent the most frequently reported events submitted to ECRI Institute PSO—comprising about 30% of all events, as revealed in an in-depth analysis conducted in December 2011. According to the report, ECRI Institute PSO Deep Dive™ on Medication Safety Events, the sheer n
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