Community Pharmacy Reporting & Learning

Community Pharmacy Reporting & Learning

The goal of the Canadian Medication Incident Reporting and Prevention System (CMIRPS) is to reduce and prevent harmful medication incidents in Canada. Reporting, sharing, and learning about medication incidents all aim to reduce these incidents’ reoccurrence, and to help create a safer healthcare system for patients and healthcare providers.

The collection of community pharmacy incident data for the CMIRPS program is the responsibility of ISMP Canada. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), a collaborating partner in CMIRPS, is responsible for collecting medication incidents and radiation treatment incidents from hospitals and long-term care settings through its National System for Incident Reporting (NSIR) (CIHI, 2021).

ISMP Canada’s National Incident Data Repository for Community Pharmacies (NIDR) has an Application Program Interface (API) through which it can receive medication incident data from any reporting platform/software used in community pharmacies.

ISMP Canada collaborates with pharmacy regulatory authorities to advance the CMIRPS program goals for improved medication safety.

Participating provinces to date are listed below:

Over 25,000 incident reports are submitted to the NIDR every year! Learning, sharing and acting activities are underway across these jurisdictions.

Examples include the following: