Harvard Study Shows MedAware Reduces Medication Error

Heather Mack | January 19, 2017

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have demonstrated a new technology can help reduce a widespread problem that harms some 1.5 million people every year – medication error.

In a study published in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, researchers looked at five years of EHR-provided clinical data for 747,985 lives at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Center for Patient Safety and Practice, plus retrospective data from Partners HealthCare BWH and Massachusetts General Hospital. Using the algorithmic software from Israel-based startup MedAware, researchers screened the data to detect outliers suggestive of potential medication errors and compared with an existing clinical decision support screening system…

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