Reporting and Learning Systems for Medication Errors and Pharmacovigilance

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 2013 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.


Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Time: 10:00 am-11:30 am PST, Online Training
Duration: 90 Minutes
Price: $299 – Includes infographics handout


Upon completion of this course, you would  learn:

  • 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


Who would get benefit?

This course is tailored for Pharmacovigilance teams, Drug Safety experts, Risk Mitigation Strategy teams, R&D Scientists, Pharmacokinetics Scientists, Pharmacodynamics Scientists, Drug Safety Monitoring experts, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Authority teams, Clinicians, Academic staff, clinical research, medical writing, medical information personnel.


Meet your instructor

Kameshwar Eranki is CEO of VajraSoft Inc., a Intellectual Property Management Software company based in Silicon Valley, California. Kameshwar is an architect of several award winning Cloud, big data and innovations applications, and drives the growth of Products and Customer portfolio. He has over 22 years experience and is responsible for spearheading Intellectual Property Management Software development, process improvement,biotech &  pharmaceutical industry knowledge,  technology adoption and delivering customer value. He is recognized leader in Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing and as global Intellectual Property expert