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2012 MEDSAFE Annual Conference
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8:00 a.m. ~ Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. ~ Welcome and Introductions

Robert H. Imhoff, III
President& CEO
Maryland Patient Safety Center

Results of the Maryland Data Set for the ISMP Hospital Self-Assessment®

Allen Vaida, PharmD, FASHP
Executive Vice President
Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
Presentation: ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment for Hospitals [pdf]

Keynote Presentation

Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP
Collaborative Healthcare Strategies
Presentation: Reducing Admissions: A Quality Effort at the Heart of System Redesign [pdf]

Reducing Avoidable Rehospitalizations Related to Medication Use

Panel Members:

Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, Collaborative Healthcare Strategies
Amy Deutschendorf, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, Sr. Director Utilization/Clinical Resource Management, Johns Hopkins Health System
Mark Boucot, MBA, FACHE, Vice President, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
Asha Tata, PharmD, BCPS, Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, University of Maryland Medical Center
(Note: There will be no handouts posted for this presentation…)

HCAHPS: Medication Safety and Patient Satisfaction


James Caldwell, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy Services
Kristina Andersen, RN, BSN, SMART Project Coordinator
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Presentation: HCAHPS: Medication Safety and Patient Satisfaction [pdf]

Larry Siegel, MAS, PharmD, Pharmacy Director
Presentation: HCAHPS Medication Safety Journey to Improvement [pdf]
Julie Chatham, RN, BSN, Patient Care Coordinator
Presentation: Medication Education [pdf]
Stephanie Reid, RN, BSN, MBA, CNO/Vice President, Quality
Carroll Hospital Center

12:00 p.m. ~ LUNCH (provided)

12:45 p.m. ~ MPSC Innovative Patient Safety Solutions 2012


To Go Meds
Agnes Ann Feemster, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Director, Clinical Pharmacy Services and Investigational Drug Services University of Maryland Medical Center
Presentation: Decreasing ED Return Visits with To-Go Meds [pdf]

National Drug Shortages

Panel Members:

Mark Rulle, EdD, President, Maryland Healthcare Education Institute
Emily Thakur, RPh, Senior Program Management Officer, CDER Drug Shortage Program, Food and Drug Administration (invited)
Lindsay Helms Harris, President, Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Brian Pinto, Pharm.D, MBA, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Allen Vaida, Executive, PharmD, FASHP, Executive VP, ISMP
Christopher Parker, RN, Senior VP, Patient Care Services & CNO,
Shore Health System
(Note: There will be no handouts posted for this presentation…)

Adverse Events Associated With High Alert Medications (Heparin, Opioids, Insulin)


Anne Jones, RN, BSN, MA
Nurse Surveyor
Office of Health Care Quality
Presentation: Adverse Events with High Alert Medications [pdf]
Article: Safe Use of Opioids in Hospitals [pdf]

Closing Remarks/Evaluations

3:30 p.m. ~ Adjourn