Hospital, Drug-Maker Team Up to Test New Error Reporting System

Page, Douglas
May 2009
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;May2009, Vol. 83 Issue 5, p14
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The article reports that Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and pharmaceutical company Pfizer launched the Adverse Drug Event Spontaneous Triggered Electronic Reporting (ASTER) pilot program. The program was designed to examine if an electronic health record (EHR) can alert the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to potential drug side effects. Overview of how EHR under ASTER works is presented.


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