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An Information Technology Architecture for Post-Marketing Surveillance: The Drug Effectiveness Reporting and Monitoring System

32 Pages Posted: 31 May 2006  

Surendra Sarnikar

University of Arizona - Eller College of Management

Ray Woosley

Critical Path Institute (C-Path)

Amar Gupta

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Date Written: May 29, 2006

Abstract

Adverse drug events impose a large cost on the society in terms of lives and healthcare costs. In this paper, we propose an information system for monitoring adverse drug events in an outpatient setting that can form a part of the post marketing surveillance program. The proposed system architecture builds on previous studies analyzing the involvement of community pharmacies in identifying and reporting adverse drug events. We define the key requirements of such a monitoring and reporting system, identify the factors that influence the successful implementation and use of the system, and propose information technology solutions that satisfy these requirements.

Keywords: Adverse event reporting, community pharmacy safety network, post-marketing surveillance

Suggested Citation

Sarnikar, Surendra and Woosley, Ray and Gupta, Amar, An Information Technology Architecture for Post-Marketing Surveillance: The Drug Effectiveness Reporting and Monitoring System (May 29, 2006). Eller College of Management Working Paper No. 1030-06. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=905147 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.905147

Surendra Sarnikar (Contact Author)

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Ray Woosley

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Amar Gupta

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ( email )

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