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Dr. Ehab Molokhia, associate professor of family medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, was invited to speak at an international conference in Dubai called DUPHAT.
At the event, Dr. Molokhia discussed his experience at USA Medical Center in measuring, categorizing and reducing medication errors. At USA, he works with an inter-professional group to create and implement system-based solutions and interventions to improve patient safety. The process that was developed has been cited as a best practice by The Joint Commission hospital accrediting agency.
“There is a lot of attention right now on patient safety and how to improve quality of patient care. It is estimated that more than 7,000 deaths occur annually in the United States alone as a result of medication errors,” Dr. Molokhia said.
“The experience was enriching as the conference allowed for the meeting of a wide range of professionals all involved in healthcare,” Dr. Molokhia said. “It’s very important that physicians as well as pharmacists come together in a team-based process to accomplish a better outcome for their patients.”
DUPHAT, launched in 1995, is the premier pharmaceutical and technology event in the Middle East.
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