The Safe Medication Management Programme began in April 2008, under the leadership of Hutt Valley DHB via a Crown Funding Agreement. The Commission took over the Safe Medication Management Programme in early 2011, and retained the following workstreams:
- implement a national medication chart
- implement a standardised approach to medicine reconciliation
- fund the pilots for electronic prescribing and administration and electronic medicine reconciliation
- retain and continue the alerting on high-risk medicines and situation that the Safe and Quality Use of Medicines group had established.
The Commission works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, who lead a range of technology development workstreams to implement electronic medicines management across all public hospitals and in the community.
Read more about Electronic Medicines Management.