ISE to host its final summer seminar

Published: Jul 21, 2006 1:28:08 PM
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The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering will be hosting its final summer seminar on Wednesday, July 19 at 1 p.m. in Dunstan 202. The speaker will be Michael Gray, a graduate student in industrial and systems engineering. The university community is invited to attend.

Gray's lecture, "Data Mining Medication Administration Incident Data to Discover Predicators for Patient Safety Improvement," will discuss ways to assist regional medical centers in discovering the key areas within their medication administration process that contribute to the majority of medication administration errors. The research will attempt to differentiate medication administration errors that 1) occur within a defined sub-process of the overall medication administration process; 2) associate with known medication administration error event types which are not documented in the incident reporting data set; and 3) predict the magnitude and frequency of future medication administration error types.

The research follows steps defined by the Knowledge Discovery in Databases process model. Data for this research project was obtained from automated systems and medical records associated with patients involved in medication administration errors. This analysis highlights relationships within the error data that point to processes and circumstances that enable medication administration errors.