Receive FDA Drug Alerts by E-Mail and Earn CME

November 02, 2010

Physicians can improve patient safety, decrease their liability, ensure regulatory compliance and now, earn CME, by registering to receive FDA-mandated drug safety notifications and risk evaluation and mitigation strategies by e-mail through the Health Care Notification Network (HCNN) and PDR Network. By registering, physicians will receive notifications immediately, avoiding the lag time associated with traditional patient safety notices received by mail. HCNN is the only service that fulfills FDA guidelines for electronic communication of patient safety notices.

Most recently, PDR Network has partnered with The Doctors Company, the country’s largest professional medical liability carrier, to offer physicians CME, at no cost, through participation in the program.

How does HCNN work?
HCNN is free to all licensed U.S. physicians and is solely used for delivering patient safety alerts regarding drug and medical device recalls via e-mail. Governed by the iHealth Alliance, HCNN ensures the most rapid and effective delivery of important patient safety alerts. Based upon user-defined criteria, physicians can ensure they receive those FDA-required product and drug alerts that are relevant to their practice.

Physicians can add three staff members to their accounts, ensuring the information is received. Alerts that go unopened for 72 hours from delivery are followed up with traditional paper-based alerts by mail, typically arriving a week or more after initial online notification from HCNN.

For more information and to register, visit the AGA Institute/HCNN Web site.


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