HOPA is working with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) in an effort to prevent and reduce medication safety errors.
ISMP is the nation’s only nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated entirely to medication error prevention. ISMP provides independent recommendations for the safe use of medications to healthcare professionals, government agencies, accrediting organizations, the pharmaceutical industry and consumers. Its effective error prevention strategies, recognized and respected worldwide, are based on information gained through analysis of reports to a voluntary national program as well as onsite visits to individual healthcare organizations. ISMP is a federally certified patient safety organization (PSO), providing legal protection and confidentiality for patient safety data and error reports it receives.