Medication: ordering, transcription, administration, dispensing
St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center offers in-house, 24-hour pharmacy services via a fully automated dispenser that allows patients to have medication prescriptions filled at the point of care.
A plan-sponsored, pharmacist-led prescription and over-the-counter medicine review program at a local supermarket chain helps identify potentially harmful medication interactions, reduces falls, and enhances medication compliance among Medicare beneficiaries.
CarePartners, a donated care program, matches uninsured Maine residents with primary care physicians who are willing to care for up to 10 patients for free. Case managers help enrollees obtain needed services, including hospital care, specialist services, and free or low-cost drugs through prescription assistance programs.
A multifaceted initiative known as the Good Catch Program dramatically increases the reporting of events that could potentially cause harm and spurs the development of action plans designed to address the common causes of potential errors.
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette created an online service that offers Oregon and Washington women easy, 24/7 access to low-dose, hormonal contraception without requiring an office visit or a trip to the drug store.
Automatically generated fax alerts did not succeed in improving patients' adherence to their antidepressant treatment plans.