Cheryl Van Putten

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Confusion about patients' medication regimens during the hospital admission and discharge process accounts for many preventable and serious medication errors. Many organizations have begun to redesign their clinical processes to address this patient safety concern. Partners HealthCare, an integrated delivery network in Boston, Massachusetts, has answered(More)
Unintended medication discrepancies at hospital admission and discharge potentially harm patients. Explicit medication reconciliation (MR) can prevent unintended discrepancies among care settings and is mandated by JCAHO for 2005. Enterprise-wide, we are linking pre-admission and discharge medication lists in our outpatient electronic health records (EHR)(More)
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2006;13:581–592. DOI 10.1197/jamia.M2142. on Feruary 1, 2016 Introduction Hospital admissions and discharges are complex events, characterized by multiple handoffs among health care providers and numerous changes to the patients’ therapeutic plan. The intended medication regimen before, during, and after the hospital stay often(More)
Laboratory test orders are used in a variety of clinical information systems at Partners HealthCare. At present, each site at Partners manages its own set of laboratory orders with locally defined codes. Our current plan is to implement an enterprise catalog, where laboratory test orders are mapped to reference terminologies and codes from different sites(More)
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