In 1997, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), the world’s foremost non-profit organization educating the healthcare community and consumers about safe medication practices, established a wholly-owned for-profit subsidiary. This was in response to a growing need within the pharmaceutical industry to work with vendors individually on their drug labels and packaging, in effort to minimize the potential for medication errors.
Med Safety Board was founded on this heritage of medication safety. Our relationship with our parent company gives us an industry advantage, enabling us to apply their breadth and depth of medication safety knowledge to the services we provide to our clients. Together with its parent organization, ECRI, we are a part of one of the largest healthcare quality and safety organizations in the world.
The team at Med Safety Board consists of healthcare professionals with experience in acute and ambulatory care settings. We understand the real-life situations that occur when products are used in the healthcare environment. We also maintain a network of providers so that we can integrate our knowledge and experience with the input of practicing clinicians in the field.
Med Safety Board Difference
- Med Safety Board is a leading expert in navigating the complexities of medication safety in the healthcare environment. We stay abreast of the ever-changing safety guidelines that are released by regulatory authorities.
- We are the only safety consulting company born from a patient safety organization, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP).
- Our parent organization operates the ISMP National Medication Errors Reporting Program and National Vaccine Errors Reporting Program. Through regular review of ISMP error reports, the Med Safety Board team remains current on emerging safety issues and has extensive experience in analyzing medication errors, identifying their causes, and developing recommendations for their prevention.
- We have a relationship with international healthcare organizations and an extensive network of healthcare practitioners worldwide.