653. Lessons Learned from the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: a Regulatory Perspective
Session: Symposium: Lessons Learned from Fungal Infections Introduced from the Environment: Epidural Steroid Injections or Natural Disasters
Friday, October 4, 2013: 11:30 AM
Room: The Moscone Center: 104 (Gateway Ballroom)
Christian Hartman, PharmD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Christian Hartman, Pharm.D.,MBA is founder and president of the American Society of Medication Safety Officers (ASMSO), a professional organization representing medication safety officers at hospitals and other institutions throughout the USA. He is Senior Director of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety at Wolters Kluwer Health and Principal at Lucian Health. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer Health, he served as Medication Safety Officer and the Medication Use Safety Residency Program Director at UMass Memorial Medical Center, where he is responsible for overseeing medication safety and quality related activities. Dr. Hartman practiced as a senior research pharmacist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. In addition to his responsibilities at UMass Memorial Medical Center and with the ASMSO, he is an assistant professor of medicine and nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, adjunct assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, adjunct assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Rhode Island and clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Northeastern University. He served as the president of Massachusetts Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation (MSHP) and MSHP, the ASHP Section Advisory Group for Medication Safety, ASHP Section Advisory Group for Compliance and Quality, University HealthSystem Consortium Pharmacy Council Committee for Medication Use and Technology, and serves on Advisory Board to Decision Health Medication Management Error Elimination. Dr. Hartman received his bachelor of science in pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston and his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas. He completed a fellowship in patient safety at the Virginia Commonwealth University and received a masters of business administration (MBA) program at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass-Amherst.



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