Designation gives UB role in improving patient safety, reducing medical errors

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The Medication Management Research Network (MMRN) at UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences has a new role in helping to improve patient safety in Western New York as a result of its recent designation by the federal government as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO).

The MMRN at UB received the designation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; it’s the first academic institution in New York State to receive the designation and only the second Patient Safety Organization named in the state.

The announcement comes about a year after the MMRN was established by the UB Center of Excellence and the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences with the goal of establishing a statewide infrastructure for conducting research in medication management.

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