Post date: 8 months 1 week ago

Join us on Tuesday evening, December 10, 2019, for the 22nd Annual Cheers Awards at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country in Las Vegas. The awards recognize a group of healthcare leaders who have gone “all in” to develop best practices and programs that prevent medication errors and protect patients. We also will be celebrating ISMP’s 25th anniversary as a nonprofit organization! To make a donation to support ISMP’s work and/or register for the dinner, please visit:

Post date: 9 months 3 weeks ago

Don’t miss ISMP's last Medication Safety Intensive (MSI) workshop for the year, being held in Las Vegas, NV, on December 6-7! This is a unique opportunity to maximize your error prevention efforts and learn to look at your organization through the eyes of leading safety experts. Participants engage in group discussions, get hands-on practice in error analysis, evaluate latent and active failures, learn how to select high-leverage strategies, and use data to sustain safety efforts. For information and to register, visit:

Post date: 10 months 1 week ago

Sign up now for the next MSOS Member Briefing webinar scheduled to be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST.
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Short medication safety-related presentations for this webinar will include:

Failure modes in electronic health records that may lead to medication errors
Andrew Stivers, PharmD
Manager, Medication Use and Safety
Emory University Hospital Midtown

Medication Error Reduction Program: A framework for your medication safety plan
Kathy Ghomeshi, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, CPPS
Medication Safety Specialist, UCSF Medical Center
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Pharmacy

ISMP Update
Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon), DPS (hon), FASHP
President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices

Post date: 10 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: 11 months 2 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: