This is a panel discussion that happened after the premiere of the documentary (OVER)DOSE – How can we prevent medication errors? which aired on 29 June. You can listen to the adapted audio-only version of the documentary in episode 137.
The documentary explores and offers an overview of the current challenges and technical solutions related to medication safety to raise awareness about the need to further improve medication-related patient safety.
Unsafe medication practices and medication errors are a leading cause of injury and avoidable harm in health care systems across the world. Globally, the cost associated with medication errors has been estimated at $42 billion USD annually. Errors can occur at different stages of the medication use process.
More than 237 million medication errors are made every year in England, the avoidable consequences of which cost the NHS upwards of £98 million and more than 1700 lives every year, indicate national estimates, published online in the journal BMJ Quality & Safety.
This panel further highlights issues related to medication safety.
Watch the documentary and the panel on Youtube: https://www.facesofdigitalhealth.com/blog/overdose-how-can-we-prevent-medication-errors
Speakers on the panel:
- Tjaša Zajc, Author of (OVER)DOSE, Host of Faces of Digital Health
- Stefan Siekierski, Nurse, Electronic prescribing Project Manager, Better Delivery Manager UK & IE
- Katrina Azer, Pharmacist, Patient Advocate, Board Member of the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand
- Robert Johnstone, Board Member of the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (EFGCP) and International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)
- Alexander Jankuloski, CEO at Kuwait Hospital
- Hicham Naim, Global Head Integrated & Personalized Patient Care Program, Digital Advisory Board at Takeda
- Prof. Yu-Chuan Jack-Li – a researcher of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine and medical informatics, and a practicing dermatologist, the Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Health & Care Informatics
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