Schiff added, "We owe it to the people who took the time to document these problems, and learn everything we can from them, not to mention the patients who have experienced problems. We owe it to them to help make sure that future patients don't experience similar problems."
Since its inception, MEDMARX has collected more than 1.5 million medication errors from more than 800 hospitals and health systems. Quantros partnered with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) to help support this medication error reporting function and analysis.
"We offer our congratulations to Dr. Schiff and the team on this important work to identify potential problems with CPOE systems in order to expand their safe implementation and further use," said Allen J. Vaida, PharmD, ISMP's Executive Vice President.
About The Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice
The Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice www.ptsafetyresearch.org of Boston is the premier convener of patient safety scientists and investigators from academia, government, industry and healthcare. Based at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the Center is a multi-institutional organization that works to improve the overall quality of healthcare through scientifically proven systems, methods and practices. The Center is led by Executive Director David Westfall Bates, MD, MSc, Associate Director Gordon Schiff, MD, and Project Dire
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