Pharmaceutical Services & Sciences

Decision Support Department

The drug information center in CCHE utilizes the principles of evidence based medicine, rational drug use, Pharmaco-economics to provide the healthcare team with the most up-to-date, cost - effective medication management options through establishing drug guidelines, serving as a consultant in Pharmacy and Therapeutic P&T committee, for our patients , and participating in educating other healthcare professionals.

Improving patient safety is always a key focus in the hospital setting, and pharmacists have been exploring a variety of strategies and technologies to achieve this goal.

So IT Pharmacist ensures that any patient or medication data are accurate, easily accessible, complete, and understandable.

This facilitates clinical pharmacist workflow in reviewing patient’s medication and its doses; in addition to check drug-drug and drug-food interactions. As a result, medication errors are remarkably reduced.

An important role of IT Pharmacist is to train all pharmacists for optimal use of all patient and drug related applications.

Medication Safety Officer

A qualified person is designated to lead the medication safety program within the hospital and with the position of Medication Safety Officer.

Pharmacists are uniquely qualified to perform this function. The medication safety officer is also the head of medication safety committee.

The committee maintains roles for oversight of standardization of processes (use of medication administration devices, use of automation, maintenance of high-alert lists, all international patient safety goals, all JCI standard, the safety committee also monitors professionally developed guidelines and self-assessment tools. To evaluate safety practices in the pharmacy department and the hospital.

The safety committee establishes, reviews, and revises policies and procedures regarding medication event reporting, analysis, aggregation, and trending; communication efforts to health care professionals regarding events and any related practice changes; and follow-up actions resulting from events reported.

Such events include:

  • Actual errors or near misses.
  • Systems such as A root-cause analysis.
  • Failure mode effect analysis and other appropriate tools are used by the pharmacy department and the medication safety committee when appropriate.