New scoring system will use EHR data to reduce adverse drug events

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Researchers at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and UF Health are collaborating to develop a complexity score that can help hospitals determine the best pharmacist staffing model to prevent adverse drug events in patients, the school announced this week. Their work will be funded by a two-year, $499,000 grant from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation. The researchers plan to create the complexity score by pulling automated information from patient electronic health records; that data will produce real-time predictions of which admitted patients are most likely to experience an adverse drug event. Announcement