During 2001-2005, HCIF developed and implemented the Regional Medication Safety Program, a collaborative patient safety effort among 65 hospitals in the Philadelphia region. This program was designed to enhance the quality of care provided to patients through the systematic implementation of attainable medication safety goals under a cohesive program. The program focused on 16 proven action goals to reduce medication errors, which resulted in an aggregate improvement of 22% in meeting the program’s safety goals. Supported in part by a grant from Independence Blue Cross, the program was not only cited by JCAHO as one of the top large-scale collaboratives in the country, but the tools and educational materials developed for this program are now in use in 48 states and eight foreign countries.
Click here to see a brochure that describes the Medication Safety Solutions Kit.
The Medication Safety Solutions Kit, along with other medication safety educational tools, can be ordered through the ECRI Institute's website.