Experts meeting at UConn Health to discuss patient safety issues

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A two-day event starts Friday focused on increasing patient safety awareness. 

UConn Health is hosting the ‘Hack-athon’ event, where national experts will tackle the issue of medication reconciliation. That’s when a doctor checks the medication he or she is prescribing to a patient against all other medications that the patient is already taking. 

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That practice helps to avoid any dangerous drug interactions. 

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