Improved chemotherapy administration reduces chance for medication errors

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MD Anderson Cancer Center is the first hospital in the United States to implement a new technology that will greatly improve chemotherapy quality control. Our main goal is patient safety. Kelley Reece, assistant manager in Pharmacy, explains how this software helps standardize the delivery of care across technicians and clinics. She also gives a behind the scenes look at how chemotherapy drugs are individually prepared for each unique patient.

Computerized Bar Code–Based Blood Identification System and Near-Miss Transfusion Episodes

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Dr. Gregory Nuttall, a Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the April 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which describes a computerized system for the matching and verification of blood transfusions to enhance patient safety. Available at:

Dr. Gajic of Mayo Clinic discusses Mar 2010 Mayo Clin Proc Article on informatics infrastructure

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Dr. Ognjen Gajic, Consultant in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article on a Mayo-developed informatics infrastructure for syndrome surveillance, decision support, reporting, and modeling of critical illness.

MacArthur Fellow 2008: Peter Pronovost, physician

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Peter Pronovost is a critical care physician devising life-saving, clinical practices to improve patient safety in hospitals and spare countless lives from deadly consequences of human error. MacArthur Fellowships offer the opportunity for Fellows to accelerate their current activities or take their work in new directions. The unusual level of independence afforded to Fellows underscores the spirit of freedom intrinsic to creative endeavors. The extraordinary creativity of MacArthur...