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Abstract Number: 287

COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO IMPROVING MEDICATION RECONCILIATION

Background: Medication errors harm 1.5 million patients yearly, designating medication reconciliation a National Patient Safety Goal. The average hospitalized patient is subject to at least 1 medication error per day (IOM,2007), with 70% of patients [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:46-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO IMPROVING MEDICATION RECONCILIATION

Abstract Number: 213

USE OF A WEB DASHBOARD TO IDENTIFY INR OVERSHOOTS IN HIGH-RISK INPATIENTS : A WARFARIN DOSING SAFETY INITIATIVE

Background: Anticoagulants are among the highest-risk medications in hospitalized patients. Studies have demonstrated that a majority of in-hospital anticoagulant adverse drug events are not only preventable, but are the result of excessive dosing. This is [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:20:57-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Patient Safety|Comments Off on USE OF A WEB DASHBOARD TO IDENTIFY INR OVERSHOOTS IN HIGH-RISK INPATIENTS : A WARFARIN DOSING SAFETY INITIATIVE

HM2018 Abstract Number: 286

AN ELECTRIFYING EFFECT: TARGETED WORKFLOW REWIRING IMPROVED RATES OF ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING AT DISCHARGE

Background: Electronic prescribing (eRx) at discharge enhances safety and quality of care transitions. It results in improved medication adherence and a decreased chance of readmission. Stage 3 Meaningful Use goals include discharge eRx rates of [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:58:32-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Technology in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on AN ELECTRIFYING EFFECT: TARGETED WORKFLOW REWIRING IMPROVED RATES OF ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING AT DISCHARGE

HM2017 Abstract Number: 261

PHARMACY-DRIVEN CONTINUUM OF CARE PROGRAM: REDUCING RELATED READMISSIONS IN PATIENTS WITH HIGH-VOLUME HOME MEDICATIONS ON THE GENERAL MEDICINE SERVICE

Background: U.S. healthcare costs are rising due to the increase in polypharmacy, which is a potential risk factor for hospital readmission.1 In a cohort study of 5,507 patients with ≥10 discharge medications, more than 25% of [...]

By | 2017-04-26T02:36:27-04:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on PHARMACY-DRIVEN CONTINUUM OF CARE PROGRAM: REDUCING RELATED READMISSIONS IN PATIENTS WITH HIGH-VOLUME HOME MEDICATIONS ON THE GENERAL MEDICINE SERVICE