Renowned Medication Safety Expert Dr. Christian Hartman Appointed Director
of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety for Pharmacy OneSource®
BELLEVUE, Wash. -- December 04, 2012
Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare
professionals and students, announced today the appointment of Christian
Hartman, PharmD, MBA, FSMSO, as Director of Clinical Quality and Patient
Safety for Pharmacy OneSource. In this role, Hartman is responsible for
ensuring the optimal use and development of electronic clinical surveillance
and quality improvement solutions.
“Dr. Hartman is an expert in the field of medication safety and has the
knowledge and expertise necessary to support our team in the development and
advancement of clinical surveillance and quality improvement solutions,” said
Tim Gibbons, Vice President & General Manager, Pharmacy OneSource, Wolters
Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions.
Dr. Hartman is founder and president of the American Society of Medication
Safety Officers, a professional organization representing medication safety
officers at healthcare organizations. He is also an assistant professor of
medicine and nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, an
adjunct professor of pharmacy practice at the Massachusetts College of
Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the University of Rhode Island, and a
clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Northeastern University.
Recently, Dr. Hartman was appointed to chair a Special Commission to enhance
oversight of Massachusetts’ pharmacy compounding industry. The Special
Commission was created in the wake of a fatal fungal meningitis outbreak that
was traced back to a Massachusetts-based compounding pharmacy.
Prior to joining Pharmacy OneSource, Dr. Hartman served as a senior research
pharmacist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Previously, he was the
first Medication Safety Officer at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester,
Mass., where he created the first accredited post-doctoral residency program
in medication safety. During his tenure, UMass had three successful Joint
Commission accreditation visits with no medication management RFIs. Dr.
Hartman also converted the organization to electronic error reporting,
increased error reporting by 150% and created an electronic solution to detect
potential adverse drug events using the IHI Global Trigger tool and IHI 5
Million Lives: Preventing Harm from High Alert Medications.
Dr. Hartman received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the Massachusetts
College of Pharmacy in Boston and Doctorate from the University of Kansas. He
completed a fellowship in patient safety at the Virginia Commonwealth
University and holds an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at
Dr. Hartman has served as the president of Massachusetts Society of
Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) and MSHP Foundation, the ASHP Section
Advisory Group for Medication Safety, ASHP Section Advisory Group for
Compliance and Quality, and University HealthSystem Consortium Pharmacy
Council Committee for Medication Use and Technology. Dr. Hartman is a Fellow
of the American Society of Medication Safety Officers and currently serves on
the Advisory Board to Decision Health Medication Management Error Elimination.
About Pharmacy OneSource
Pharmacy OneSource^® is healthcare's #1 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider.
Our more than 100 innovative team members provide best-in-class, SaaS
solutions to current and future challenges within health-systems worldwide.
Our SaaS solutions contribute to swift and safe healthcare through earlier,
easier and better access to data. More than 1,300 healthcare organizations
worldwide utilize our HIPAA compliant web-based services.
Pharmacy OneSource is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider
of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the
healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a
market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues
of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).
Wolters Kluwer Health | Pharmacy OneSource
Heather Quitos, 800-654-8395 x 396
Marketing Communications Specialist
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