ECRI and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices PSO

PSO discussion

ISMP has joined with ECRI to form a new Patient Safety Organization (PSO): ECRI and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices PSO. With unparalleled and trusted expertise to keep patients safer, our new PSO combines the unprecedented expertise of each organization; it harnesses ECRI’s forte—serving as the global voice for solutions that minimize risk and improve the safety and quality of patient care— as well as ISMP’s specialty—unmatched experience in determining the system-based causes of medication errors and driving change in the safety of medication use.  


Through our new PSO, organizational members can report and analyze adverse drug events, incidents, near misses, and unsafe conditions in a legally protected environment. Learn more about ECRI and the ISMP PSO here


Through our new PSO, individual practitioners can report a medication or vaccine error FREE of charge by clicking here. ISMP will continue to receive reports directly from practitioners outside the PSO framework through the ISMP National Medication Errors Reporting Program (ISMP MERP) and the ISMP National Vaccine Errors Reporting Program (ISMP VERP). ISMP guarantees the confidentiality of information received.