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News Tip: Project alerts emergency physicians to patient prescription history

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is one of three Boston-area hospitals participating in a pilot project to deliver prescription history information to emergency room physicians.

  • Date: 2/17/2005
  • BIDMC Contact: Jerry Berger
  • Phone: 617-667-7308

BOSTON -- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is one of three Boston-area hospitals participating in a pilot project to deliver prescription history information to emergency room physicians.

The MedsInfo-ED Project is designed to make sure physicians have up-to-date information on a patient's prescription medication records as they design a treatment plan.

The collaboration of health plans, hospitals, pharmacy benefit managers, technology vendors, and Massachusetts state agencies is designed to enhance patient safety and protect patient privacy.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and ranks third in National Institutes of Health funding among independent hospitals nationwide. BIDMC is clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox.