Quality & Patient Safety

Quality & Patient Safety Articles by Topic: Medication Management

Joint Commission announces field review for medication reconciliation

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 14, April 7, 2010

    The Joint Commission has announced the field review of its revised medication reconciliation...

Change in storage and administration helps hospital

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Insulin has long been targeted as a high-alert medication by The Joint Commission.

Briefings on Patient Safety, September 2009

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    This issue contains stories that discuss a new consumer reporting system developed by the Agency...

Will full disclosure actually lower medical errors?

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 4, August 26, 2009

    Traditionally, the healthcare system has taken an approach to medical errors that involves secrecy...

Study: Clinicians using electronic prescribing systems often override drug interaction alerts

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 8, February 25, 2009

    Although using electronic prescribing with decision support is thought to offer clinicians some...

Medication reconciliation lacks standard processes in some hospitals

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 52, December 24, 2008

    A new study shows that reconciling patient medications during hospitalization is an important...

Electronic prescribing helps doctors make lower-cost choices

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 50, December 10, 2008

    Two Massachusetts health plans released a study showing that physicians using hand-held electronic...

Three keys to ensuring your anticoagulant therapy program is ready

  • Patient Safety Monitor, Issue 10, October 1, 2008

    The Joint Commission is set to survey hospitals’ anticoagulant therapy programs in January...

Joint Commission releases latest Sentinel Event Alert targeting anticoagulants

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 40, October 1, 2008

      The Joint Commission has released its latest Sentinel Event Alert targeting anticoagulant...

Massachusetts lawsuit accuses doctor of negligence in prescribing a patient’s medication

  • Patient Safety Monitor Insider, Issue 37, September 10, 2008

    The liability of medical professionals may be broadened in a pending Massachusetts case, reports...