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Safely Starting and Stopping Drugs: Indications Rx, Cancel Rx and ADR Monitoring
Dr. Schiff will report on conceptual and practical issues related 3 key issues for safer, more effective and patient-centered medication use—a) incorporating drug indication into prescribing and prescriptions for patients, b) the new SureScripts Cancel Rx functionality to better ensure that what medications are discontinued in the patients EMR, they are also stopped from being dispensed by the pharmacy, and c) ongoing efforts to monitor patients on medications, especially newly started on these medications, to surveil for adverse drugs reactions and the related problem of non-adherence. He will present data from 3 recent/ongoing projects working on these issues including a head to head comparison of an indications-based prescribing prototype with CPOE ordering in Epic and Center.

Jun 22, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Gordon (Gordy) Schiff
Associate Director of Brigham and Women’s Center for Patient Safety Research, and Practice, Quality and Safety @Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Dr. Gordon (Gordy) Schiff is a practicing general internist and Associate Director of Brigham and Women’s Center for Patient Safety Research, and Practice, Quality and Safety Director for the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Center for Primary Care and Associate Professor of Medicine at HMS. Before coming to Boston in 2007, he worked for more than three decades at Cook County Hospital, Chicago’s large public hospital serving the city’s underserved and uninsured population and was Professor of Medicine at Rush Medical College. At Cook County he directed the General Medicine Clinic, led the Department of Medicine Quality program, and Chaired the institution’s P&T (Formulary) Committee. He has published widely in the areas of medication and diagnosis safety and was a reviewer and contributor to the 2015 National Academy of Medicine (IOM) Report Improving Diagnosis in Health Care.