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News Brief | June 9, 2020

Practice Transformation EHRs and safety: mixed reviews Hospital EHR systems’ ability to detect harmful medication-ordering errors improved from 54% in 2009 to 66% in 2018, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. But that’s not…

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News Brief | February 25, 2020

Practice Transformation BCBS Tennessee mail-order plan draws ire A proposed BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee policy change could hurt patient access to critical drugs, eight medical societies warn in a letter to the insurer. The change would require physicians to use…

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News Brief | February 11, 2020

Practice Transformation Lown releases Medication Overload action plan Over the next decade, expect more than 4.5 million hospitalizations of older adults due to serious medication side effects, warns The Lown Institute. In response, it released Eliminating Medication Overload: A National Action…

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GTMRx Institute identifies optimizing medication use as the decade’s most urgent, promising opportunity to save lives and money

Call to action for a coordinated, team-based, systematic approach to medication use unites clinicians, advocates, diagnostics, health and tech industries WASHINGTON, DC – Feb. 6, 2020 –The Get the Medications Right Institute (GTMRx) is issuing a call to action for health care stakeholders to optimize medication use as a way to save lives and save money when it…

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