Prevent Medical Error Issues Thanks on Ranbaxy Case and Announces Plans
PME wants to publicly acknowledge and congratulate government officials and authorities on reaching a settlement with Ranbaxy Laboratories. We would also like to thank the state and federal authorities and policymakers who listened and took appropriate action. In addition, we thank and congratulate the Ranbaxy insider for coming forward.
Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude goes out to the physicians and pharmacists who, along with patients and their families, stepped up to help authorities move forward in their case.
Prevent Medical Error Announces Future Priorities
Medical error victims and their loved ones are often left on their own to navigate exceedingly complex regulatory and legal systems. At the same time, they are often still vulnerable and may be enduring the ill effects of adulterated drug dispenses and other medical errors. Now is the time to refocus our past drug safety initiatives and fold them into new initiatives. As the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care), becomes a reality, and with prescription drug use on the rise, PME will be prioritizing its goals accordingly. (Click here for more)
The Patient Pyramid of Care
PME’s Pyramid of Care is one example of a simple, but powerful visual strategy that emphasizes the important relationship between the patient at the top of the pyramid, and the physician and the pharmacist at the base. Each – patient, physician, and pharmacist – plays a vital role in preventing medical errors, improving patient safety, and keeping health care costs in check, but it is only when they collaborate with one another that real change begins to happen.
When you’re feeling overwhelmed by the coming changes, and the growing complexity and fragmentation of today’s health care system, think about the simplicity of PME’s Patient Pyramid of Care. Let it serve as a reminder of the essential connection between you, and your doctor and pharmacist, and as a guide to help you cut through the growing number of avoidable distractions that can and do lead to medical errors.
Learn more about PME and its efforts to keep patients safe, and learn how you can help us continue our mission of advancing best practices.