With the release of Pathways for Medication Safety®, hospitals now have access to a coordinated, extensive set of tools designed to reduce medication errors. Pathways is designed to help hospitals take a process-driven, system-based approach to address this critical issue.
The tools were developed by the American Hospital Association, the Health Research and Educational Trust and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices with support from The Commonwealth Fund. Visit Participants to learn more about them.
For details, visit the About the Project section or Marquee. Then, if you’re interested, download the Tools.
Coming Soon: Patient Safety Tools for Physician Practices
Physician practices will soon have new online resources to help enhance patient safety. The Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET), the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) have received a grant from The Commonwealth Fund to develop three educational, Web-based tools for physician practices. The tools will increase awareness, knowledge and implementation of best practices to reduce the risk of patient harm in physician practices.
Tool development will build on findings from a 2006 self-assessment of patient safety in physician practices conducted by HRET, ISMP and MGMA. In mid-2006, the three groups collected data from 200 physician practices on their current procedures. The estimated launch date for the tools is April 2008.