Patient Safety in Medication Use

Comprehensive Graduate Program

Join the Patient-Centered Revolution

Join the revolution of putting the patient first with the University of Florida's Patient Safety in Medication Use specialty track.

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What is Patient Safety in Medication Use?

Patient Safety is an umbrella term that relates the prevention of harm to patients.

Preventing Risks From Medications

Errors in the prescription, preparation, and administration of medications hinder safe patient care. Improve public health by enhancing and disseminating evidence on the safety and value of medications in real-world populations.

HEALTH AFFAIRS, VOL. 37, NO. 11, NOV. 2018

“In Patient Safety Efforts, Pharmacists Gain New Prominence”

Career Growth in Patient Safety in Medication Use in today’s journal headlines!

Patient Safety in Medication Use addresses topics like:

  • Adverse Events
  • Errors
  • Ethics
  • Quality & Process Improvement
  • Unintended Consequences
  • Idiosyncratic Risks
  • Over & Under Use

Accredited Online Program

This is one of the few accredited online graduate programs in the United States where you will receive a comprehensive, applied and real-world education in medication-related topics.

Q&A with Donna Horn

Interview conducted in November 2019 with Dr. Patti Peeples of HealthEconomics.com.


Dr. Randy C. Hatton

Meet the track director

Dr. Randy Hatton

The Patient Safety in Medication Use specialty track is led by Randy Hatton, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, with 30 years of experience in patient safety and academic pharmacy.