Drug-Drug Interaction Clinical Decision Support Conference Series

No. 1R13HS021826-01*

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Evidence, Content and Usability Workgroups,
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Project at a Glance               Project Period: 09/30/2012 – 09/29/2015 (three years)

  Overall goal:  Develop an ongoing structured process to improve the quality of drug-drug interaction (DDI)
                           alertinsystems used by health care providers, and thereby improve patient safety.

  Specific aims:
         1. Develop an ongoing process for DDI evidence integration into clinical decision support (CDS);
         2. Recommend standards for DDI classification for CDS; and 
         3. Establish basic standards for communicating DDI information within CDS.

  White Papers will be generated by three workgroups, one for each specific aim:
         1. Evidence Workgroup (develop guidelines for systematic appraisal of DDI evidence)
         2. Content Workgroup (recommend principles for including DDIs in drug safety alerts)
         3. Usability Workgroup (establish preferred strategies for presenting DDI alerts)

  Conference Plan: We will conduct a series of two in-person meetings (smaller invitational working 
several web-based workgroup meetings and two national forums with a broader group
  of stakeholders in 2013 and 2014.
Draft recommendations and guidelines will be circulated to
  stakeholders for comments, which will be incorporated into
final guidelines approved and
  disseminated by the workgroups.

WG1=Workgroup 1: Evidence Appraisal Workgroup; WG2=Content Workgroup;
WG3=Usability Workgroup; PQA=Pharmacy Quality Alliance 

                                                      Project Activities





Workgroup Meetings

Held monthly online
Jan 2013-Mar 2014, and before/after
in-person meetings

Discuss issues, develop draft recommendations and final guidelines

Web-based meetings

Meeting #1

May 14-15, 2013
Rockville, MD

Establish a framework for action steps & recommendations relating to specific aims

Large group presentations 
and concurrent workgroups sessions

Meeting #2

Sept. 17-18 2013
Phoenix, AZ

Refine guideline documents developed by workgroups.

Group and concurrent discussions with a subset of each workgroup

Dissemination Meeting

Dec. 11, 2013
ASHP Midyear Meeting, Orlando, FL

Discuss preliminary Workgroup recommendations

Panel and discussion

Dissemination Meeting

Mar. 18, 2014
Human Factors & Ergonomics Society Meeting, Chicago, IL

Discuss preliminary Usability Workgroup recommendations

Panel and discussion

Dissemination Meeting

Apr. 24, 2014
Pharmacy Quality Alliance, Quality Forum Presentation

Discuss preliminary Usability Workgroup recommendations

Webinar presentation and discussion

National Forum #1

Nov.14, 2014 held prior to AMIA Annual Symposium, Washington, DC

Present proposed guidelines 
and best practices to 
stakeholder groups

Panel presentations and discussion

National Forum #2

Dec.8 & 9, 2014 
ASHP Midyear Meeting,
Anaheim, CA

Present proposed guidelines
and best practices to 
stakeholder groups

Multiple panel presentations and discussion

Open Forum

Mar, 2015
APhA Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA 

Present Workgroup recommendations 
to stakeholders

Panel presentation and discussion

*Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by No. 1R13HS021826-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 
  (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect
  the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; not does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations
  imply endorsement by the the US Government.  
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