Post date: 2 months 1 week ago

Health IT Safe Practices for Drug Allergies: Using Clinical Decision Support and Health IT

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
12:30 pm -1:30 pm (Eastern Time)


We invite you to learn about the newly released safe practice recommendations for drug allergies using clinical decision support (CDS) and health IT. The safe practices, developed by the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety, will assist all stakeholders in optimizing the benefits of documentation and CDS for drug allergy interactions.

Access to accurate and up-to-date drug allergy information is a vital component to effective, safe, and timely patient care. This information comes from patients directly and from information captured in the electronic health record (EHR).

Post date: 3 months 3 weeks ago

Each year, ISMP celebrates individuals, healthcare organizations, and group collaboratives that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to medication safety through innovative projects, programs, educational efforts, standard setting, or research. Nominations for this year's awards will be accepted through September 6, 2019. Safety leaders from all healthcare disciplines and practice areas are encouraged to submit--outside and self-nominations are accepted. For more information, visit:

Post date: 4 months 6 days ago

Sign up now for the next MSOS Member Briefing webinar scheduled to be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST.
Register Now:

Short medication safety-related presentations for this webinar will include:

• Avoiding Errors When Using Insulin Vials
Allison Pollock, PharmD, BCPS, FCSHP, Medication Safety Specialist
University of California San Francisco

• Discharge Prescription "Test Claims"- Mitigating Potential for Harm
Meghan D. Swarthout, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, Division Director, Ambulatory and Care Transitions
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

• Insulin Safety: Extending System Wide Efforts to Critical Access Hospitals
Natalie Gardner, PharmD, Advisor, Clinical Pharmacy Services

Post date: 4 months 3 weeks ago

ISMP is conducting a brief survey to get a general sense of the current level of implementation of the 2018-2019 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals. We are also interested in knowing about any barriers to implementation.

We would greatly appreciate your participation in this survey regardless of whether you have or have not implemented any or all of the best practices.

Follow this link to survey:
Survey ends July 19, 2019.

Thank you for your dedication and work to improve safe medication use!

Post date: 5 months 4 days ago

Don’t miss the chance to attend a workshop that could change your professional life! Register now for the next ISMP Medication Safety Intensive (MSI) Workshop, September 12-13 in Orlando, FL, and network with colleagues as you learn unique ISMP safety principles and techniques that can help you maximize your error prevention efforts. Whether you are new to the field or just want to re-energize your current medication safety program, our experts will help you see your organization through a new perspective and get hands-on practice in selecting high leverage strategies to address current safety issues. Workshops sell out quickly—for more information or save your place, visit: