Medication Safety

Medication safety is a priority for IHA and Illinois hospitals, as 82 percent of American adults take at least one medication. IHA is a founding member of the Illinois Medication Safety Coalition.

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About the Illinois Medication Safety Coalition

The coalition is committed to improving medication safety in Illinois through pharmacist-led collaboration. Our current initiatives are:

  • Adverse Drug Event Prevention—Hypoglycemia (Diabetic Agents), Excessive bleeding (Anticoagulants), Over-sedation and overdoses (Opioids)
  • Medication Safety Awareness Campaign
  • Transitions of Care: Hospital to Long-Term Care