“because it will incorporate modern Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology with rigorous scientific evidence to help reduce preventable harm from antibiotics.”
This new FDA contract will fund the collaborative effort of CredibleMeds®, the University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine – Phoenix, and Banner Health in Phoenix to establish Clinical Decision Support Systems that will assist physicians in prescribing the safest possible antibiotics personalized for each patient. “The FDA is pleased to support this real world project,” said Dr. John Whyte, Director of the FDA’s Safe Use Initiative “because it will incorporate modern Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology with rigorous scientific evidence to help reduce preventable harm from antibiotics.”
Dr. Stuart Flynn, Dean of the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix noted, “This exciting translational development project is a natural extension of the College’s academic commitment to excellence in Health Information Technology (HIT) and will include participation by some of our most talented and innovative educators, trainees and students.”
“Banner Health is proud to be a nationally recognized leader in the use of the electronic health record,” said Peter S. Fine, President and CEO of Banner Health. “Our major plan for this technology has been to provide safe and effective care for our patients. To be part of this partnership reinforces the importance of creating and maintaining exceptional health care standards that not only benefit our medical experts, but more importantly, provide that extra layer of protection for our patients.”
“This collaboration,” predicts CredibleMeds® founder Dr. Raymond Woosley, “will serve as a model for how innovative teams using advanced EHR can design and implement Clinical Decision Support Systems that save lives.”
Founded in 1999, CredibleMeds® uses its evidence-based Adverse Drug Event Causality Analysis (ADECATM) to compare the cardiac safety of medicines and posts the results on its internationally respected website, www.crediblemeds.org.