Medication Safety for Home Health Patients

The Medication Error Avoidance at Regional Scale (MEARS) team at the University of Pittsburgh is dedicated to advancing patient safety within the framework of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's Regional Autonomous Patient Safety Program (RAPS).

The MEARS Project

The goal of the MEARS project is to use data to reduce preventable adverse drug events, identify patients who have experienced medication-related injury and other adverse effects from medications; and employ strategies for communicating potential medication errors and risks to avoid issues with alert fatigue. 

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PITT-CMU Collaboration

The MEARS team is working together with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)’s Initiative for Patient Safety Research (IPSR) in bringing significant expertise in machine learning and AI in order to develop and test predictive and analytic models focused on patient safety and medication error avoidance.

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Regional Autonomous Patient Safety (RAPS)

The JHF's Distribution Committee approved a $300,000 two-year grant to the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) to support patient safety research and development in the region via the second phase of the Regional Autonomous Patient Safety (RAPS) initiative.