Pharmacy OneSource, software-as-a-service provider of Sentri7, the real-time patient surveillance system, is pleased to announce a complimentary webinar presented by Darryl S. Rich, Pharm.D., a Joint Commission hospital surveyor, on improving medication storage practices in "The Joint Commission: Medication Storage Compliance Issues and Solutions A to Z."
MM.03.01.01, the standard related to medication storage, continues to be the top Medication Management Standard where findings have been scored on Joint Commission accreditation surveys in 2009, and #7 among all standards overall with 33% of organizations surveyed receiving a finding in 2009.
Although compliance has improved over past years, it still presents a challenge to many hospitals. Darryl S. Rich, Pharm.D., a Joint Commission hospital surveyor, will discuss the common reasons for non-compliance and the common issues related to medication storage, along with examples of how to achieve compliance and improve medication storage issues in your hospital.
The Joint Commission: Medication Storage Compliance Issues and Solutions A to Z
DATE: Wednesday, June 2, 2010
TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
About the Presenter
Darryl Rich is a surveyor for The Joint Commission in the hospital, home care, and ambulatory accreditation programs. In addition, he works for the Standards Interpretation Group serving as an internal resource for The Joint Commission related to pharmacy and medication management. He previously served as Associate Director for Surveyor Management and Development at The Joint Commission for 11 years. Dr. Rich has been with The Joint Commission since January 1993. Prior to coming to The Joint Commission, Dr. Rich was National Director of Pharmacy Services for Critical Care America, Inc., a national home infusion company. Previously, he served as Director of Pharmacy Services at Boston Dr. Rich is active member and Fellow in the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and a past President of the New England Council of Health-System Pharmacists. He has received numerous awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices for his "ongoing contributions to patient safety and having had a major impact on safe medication practices."
About Pharmacy OneSource
Pharmacy OneSource (pharmacyonesource.com) is healthcare’s #1 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider. Our more than 70 innovative team members provide best-in-class, SaaS solutions to current and future challenges within health-systems worldwide. Our SaaS solutions contribute to swift and safe healthcare through earlier, easier and better access to data. More than 1,300 healthcare organizations worldwide utilize our HIPAA compliant web-based services: Accupedia, Amplifi, MedBoard, Quantifi, ScheduleRx, Sentri7, Simplifi 797, and VeriForm.