Adverse Drug Events in the Community
Outpatient providers participating in HealthInsight New Mexico’s adverse drug event (ADE) initiative are contributing to a national goal of reducing ADEs in 265,000 lives per year. In several communities in every state and territory, Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) are bringing together clinical pharmacists, primary care clinics and other providers that care for older patients with multiple chronic conditions who are at risk for the potentially negative consequences of polypharmacy. The initiative is modeled on the Health Resources and Services Administration’s successful Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative (PSPC). Participants can benefit from participating both local and national learning and action network (LAN) activities, have access to evidence-based tools for assessing pharmacy processes and implementing safer practices, gain support for rapid-cycle improvement, and learn strategies for spreading success within their community.
The New Mexico Prescription Improvement Coalition (NMPIC) is a statewide effort aimed at reducing the negative health effects associated with inappropriate drug treatment in Medicare beneficiaries and serves New Mexico’s community interest through education, clinical guidelines for appropriate treatment of people with chronic disease and drug utilization.
Mission: To improve safety in delivery of prescription drugs in New Mexico
NMPIC’s efforts include:
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