Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety Releases Toolkit on Safe Practices for Drug Allergies

A new ECRI Institute toolkit identifies safe technology practices to help reduce patient harm due to drug allergy interactions. Safe Practices for Drug Allergies: Using Clinical Decision Support and Health IT was developed by the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety, a national collaborative that includes ANIA. This new resource was developed with the goal of identifying how the use of health IT can help to implement existing multidisciplinary recommendations to prevent potentially harmful medication interactions. The toolkit provides actionable safe practice recommendations, including:

  • Use technology to standardize the documentation of drug allergy status
  • Provide actionable drug allergy alerts to improve the safety and effectiveness of drug allergy communications
  • Use technology to monitor the effectiveness of allergy alerts
  • Engage patients through the use of technology to provide accurate drug allergy communications

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