care transition

A Population Health Pharmacy Team at Vanderbilt Health is piloting a program that decreases medication errors after hospital discharge. Seated, from left are, Michelle Griffith, MD; Erin Neal, PharmD, MMHC; Jennifer Booker, LCSW; and Janet Campbell, RN, BSN. Standing, from left, are Gary Owen, PharmD, MPH; Megan Monroe, PharmD; Chris Terry, PharmD, CDE; and Cate Mart, LMSW.

Pharmacy team seeks to reduce medication errors during care transition

Medication errors are a safety concern during transitions in care, such as when a patient is released from a hospital to return home. Because of this, a Population Health Pharmacy team is piloting a program to improve continuity of care.

VU experts help craft AMA paper on safe transitions for patients

“There and Home Again, Safely: 5 Responsibilities of Ambulatory Practices in High Quality Care Transitions,” a new white paper from the American Medical Association (AMA), is the work of a 19-member expert panel that included two Vanderbilt faculty members — Sunil Kripalani, M.D., M.Sc., associate professor of Medicine, and Amanda Salanitro M.D., MS, MSPH, instructor in Medicine, both from the section of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health.