28 Apr 2014 | Medication Safety
A significant piece of work was concluded in 2013 which focussed on measurement and evaluation across the medication safety programme, with an emphasis on the electronic medicines management (eMM) initiatives, a partnership between the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) and the National Health IT Board.
The project was independently undertaken for the Commission by Sapere Research Group, in conjunction with the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI) and the Centre for Health Systems in the Department of Preventative and Social Medicine at the University of Otago.
The project aimed to provide information that assisted the Commission to:
The findings and recommendations from this project will continue to inform the development of the national medication safety programme. Two final reports are being made available so learnings from this project are shared with the sector. They are:
The third report is not being publically released as it contains detailed and specific local site information relating to those DHBs participating in the eMM rollout of electronic prescribing and administration (ePA) and electronic medicine reconciliation (eMR). Summary findings are incorporated in the ‘Summary Report' referenced above.
Any queries please email Carmela Petagna.