July/August 2001

Medication Error/Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Project Begins

Catholic Health Initiatives’ system-wide effort to report and trend medication errors and adverse drug reactions went into effect July 1. Market-based risk managers will collect monthly data regarding medication and adverse drug reactions for submission by the 15th of the following month. The electronic reporting system will trend medication errors by type and severity, and will also track adverse drug reactions across the system, ultimately resulting in better patient care.