Reporting and Learning Systems for Medication Errors and Pharmacovigilance

Improving Patient Outcomes and Drug Safety


  • The fact that medical errors cost the nation a colossal $1 trillion each year is a major issue that needs to be addressed right away. A medical error is a preventable adverse effect of care, whether or not it is evident or harmful to the patient. A 2017 report estimates up to 440,000 Americans are dying annually from preventable hospital and medical errors. Considering the fact that medical errors is the third leading cause of death in the United States underpins the need to improve safety for patients and make safety a priority.

  • Establishing systems and learning from medication errors is a step in that direction and preventing medication errors. This course discussed how to collect, disseminate, analyze, learn and prevent or eliminate medication errors. Upon completion of this course, you should:
    • Identify the Root Causes of Medication Errors
    • Examples of Medication errors
    • Monitoring error
    • Understanding Medication Error (ME), Adverse Drug Event (ADE) and Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR)
    • Medication error reporting and learning systems
    • Adverse Event Reporting Intelligence
    • ICSRs as source of identifying medication errors
    • Provide organizational learning from Medication errors
    • Leveraging Tools and Skills to identify ME's from ADR reports
    • Quantitative Analysis of Medication error reports
    • Analysis by patient outcome
    • Analysis by medication problem
    • Analysis by therapeutic group or medicine
    • Qualitative Analysis - Root Cause Analysis
    • Human error
    • Barriers to prevent medication errors
    • Identify contributing factors to medication errors
    • Identifying root causes
    • Preventing medication errors
    • Making the medication errors visible
    • Strategies for reducing the incidents

Your Instructor

Kameshwar Eranki
Kameshwar Eranki

Kameshwar Eranki is a Serial Entrepreneur and Founder and CEO of Silicon Valley-based Innovation and IP Management company, VajraSoft Inc. (VSI). VSI promotes disruptive technology innovations, fast tracks IP Commercialization, co-creates global innovation hubs and accelerates Innovations from Lab to Market. Mr. Eranki is also Founder & Chairman of Proactiff Digital Healthcare and is a strategic investor and mentor in many pioneering startups. As a global Innovation and IP Commercialization expert, he has led the transformation of several major commercial enterprises, as well as, educational entities in several countries.
Kamesh has designed and is now deploying 54 graduate (MS) program courses for Universities globally and offers 350+ certificate programs in Innovation, IP Management and Technology Commercialization. Kameshwar works globally with Fortune 500 companies and is involved in over 850 startups - from Silicon Valley to UK to Dubai to India and has received numerous awards including “Entrepreneur of the Year 2019” from the Indo-American Foundation.
As the original architect of E-learning, Mr. Eranki revolutionized how education is delivered online. He also created online/internet banking and was the originator of E-commerce as well. He has now assumed the greatest challenge to date which is to radically reform healthcare systems worldwide - transforming them from reactive “sickcare” models to proactive, preventive "healthcare" systems. This healthcare designed for the future is enabled with IoT and Point-of-care Health devices and delivers digital health, remote patient care monitoring, digital therapeutics and real-world Evidence-based care including comprehensive Integrative Medicine Modalities. In addition to global speaking engagements, Kameshwar has been featured in 500+ magazines, articles and industry publications. He holds an MS in Electronic Commerce and MS in E-Business Systems and Technologies from Golden Gate University, San Francisco and lives in Silicon Valley, USA.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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