Dr Sarah Slight
Reader in Pharmacy Practice
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- Address: School of Pharmacy,
King George VI Building,
Queen Victoria Road,
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Sarah Patricia Slight MPharm, Ph.D., PGDip, M.R.Pharm.S, M.P.S.I FHEA is a Reader in Pharmacy Practice at Newcastle University U.K., and Visiting Research Scholar at Harvard Medical School / Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Dr. Slight has been on successful grant applications totaling over £6.1 million and authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications. These grants, both in the U.K. and U.S., have all had a focus on health information technologies and/or medication safety.
Dr. Slight is Associate Editor for the Journal for Patient Safety, Assistant Editor for BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, and Member of the NIHR HTA Programme – Primary Care. She was previously a member of the Safer Primary Care Expert Working Group at World Health Organisation (WHO) Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr. Slight moved to Harvard Medical School in January 2012 to work alongside internationally renowned expert Prof David W. Bates. She was one of a team of world leading experts in Health Information Technology who presented a White Paper to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration aimed at better understanding and improving the safety of electronic ordering of medications. She had co-authored several national reports and books on the topic of medication errors and health information technology, including: Patient Safety and Healthcare Improvement at a Glance (Wiley), America’s Healthcare Transformation Strategies and Innovations (Rutgers), and Key Advances in Clinical Informatics: Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology (Elsevier).
Dr. Slight has given keynote and plenary presentations at a number of UK conferences, and won national fellowships and awards, including: Royal Pharmaceutical Society Practice Research Award (Sept 2017), Partners in Excellence Award for Leadership and Innovation (Jan 2017, and previously in Jan 2015), and NIHR SPCR Career Development Award (Sept 2010-13). She currently holds honorary positions at University of Edinburgh, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr. Slight recently led a successful bid to host the Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference in Newcastle, U.K. in 2018. Dr. Slight’s special research interests include clinical decision-making, improving the quality and safety of patient care, medication errors, health informatics, and related topics concerning the cost-effectiveness of computerised interventions.
- Slight SP, Beeler PE, Seger DL, Amato MG, Her QL, Swerdloff M, Dalleur O, Nanji KC, Cho I, Maniam N, Eguale T, Fiskio JM, Dykes PC, Bates DW. A cross-sectional observational study of high override rates of drug allergy alerts in inpatient and outpatient settings, and opportunities for improvement. BMJ Quality and Safety 2017, 26(3), 217-225.
- Brown CL, Mulcaster HL, Triffitt KL, Sittig DF, Ash JS, Reygate K, Husband AK, Bates DW, Slight SP. A systematic review of the types and causes of prescribing errors generated from using computerized provider order entry systems in primary and secondary care. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2017, 24(2), 432-440.
- Wong A, Seger DL, Slight SP, Amato MG, Beeler PE, Fiskio JM, Bates DW. Evaluation of 'Definite' Anaphylaxis Drug Allergy Alert Overrides in Inpatient and Outpatient Settings. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association 2017. In Press.
- Ricci-Cabello I, Saletti-Cuesta L, Slight SP, Valderas JM. Identifying patient-centred recommendations for improving patient safety in General Practices in England: A qualitative content analysis of free-text responses using the Patient Reported Experiences and Outcomes of Safety in Primary Care (PREOS-PC) questionnaire. Health Expectations 2017, (ePub ahead of print).
- Slight SP, Bates DW. Medication management, and laboratory and radiology testing. In: Aziz Sheikh, Kathrin M. Cresswell, Adam Wright, David W. Bates, ed. Key Advances in Clinical Informatics: Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology. London: Academic Press, 2017, pp.131-144.
- Nanji KC, Seger DL, Slight SP, Amato M, Beeler P, Her Q, Dalleur O, Eguale T, Wong A, Silvers E, Swerdloff M, Maniam N, Fiskio J, Dykes P, Bates DW. Medication-related clinical decision support alert overrides in inpatients. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2017. In Preparation.
- Her QL, Seger DL, Amato MG, Beeler PE, Dalleur O, Slight SP, Dykes PC, Bates DW. Development of an algorithm to assess appropriateness of overriding alerts for nonformulary medications in a computerized prescriber-order-entry system. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 2016, 73(1), e34-e45.
- Zhou L, Dhopeshwarkar N, Blumenthal KG, Goss F, Topaz M, Slight SP, Bates DW. Drug allergies documented in electronic health records of a large healthcare system. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2016, 71(9), 1305-1313.
- Plasek JM, Goss FR, Lai KH, Lau JJ, Seger DL, Blumenthal KG, Wickner PG, Slight SP, Chang FY, Topaz M, Bates DW, Zhou L. Food entries in a large allergy data repository. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2016, 23(e1), 79-87.
- Panesar SS, Desilva D, Carson-Stevens A, Cresswell KM, Salvilla SA, Slight SP, Javad S, Netuveli G, Larizgoitia I, Donaldson LJ, Bates DW, Sheikh A. How safe is primary care? A systematic review. BMJ Quality and Safety 2016, 25(7), 544-553.
- Nazar H, Brice S, Akhter N, Kasim A, Gunning A, Slight SP, Watson NW. New transfer of care initiative of electronic referral from hospital to community pharmacy in England: A formative service evaluation. BMJ Open 2016, 6(10), e012532.
- Topaz M, Seger DL, Slight SP, Goss F, Lai K, Wickner PG, Blumenthal K, Dhopeshwarkar N, Chang F, Bates DW, Zhou L. Rising drug allergy alert overrides in electronic health records: An observational retrospective study of a decade of experience. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2016, 23(3), 601-608.
- Topaz M, Seger DL, Goss F, Lai K, Slight SP, Lau JJ, Nandigam H, Zhou L. Standard information models for representing adverse sensitivity information in clinical documents. Methods of Information in Medicine 2016, 55(2), 151-157.
- Her QL, Amato MG, Seger DL, Beeler PE, Slight SP, Dalleur O, Dykes PC, Gilmore JF, Fanikos J, Fiskio JM, Bates DW. The frequency of inappropriate nonformulary medication alert overrides in the inpatient setting. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2016, 23(5), 924-933.
- Slight SP, Eguale T, Amato MG, Seger AC, Whitney DL, Bates DW, Schiff GD. The vulnerabilities of computerized physician order entry systems: A qualitative study. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2016, 23(2), 311-316.
- Brown C, Slight SP, Husband A, Watson N, Bates D. A Narrative Review of Medication-Related Clinical Decision Support. In: 38th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine. 2015, Toronto, Canada: Springer.
- Nazar H, Nazar Z, Portlock J, Todd A, Slight SP. A systematic review of the role of community pharmacies in improving the transition from secondary to primary care. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2015, 80(5), 936-948.
- Slight SP. Capsule Commentary on Shelton et al., Reducing PSA-Based Prostate Cancer Screening in Men ≥ 75 Years Old with Highly Specific Computerized Clinical Decision Support. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2015, 30(8), 1187-.
- Slight SP, Berner ES, Galanter W, Huff S, Lambert BL, Lannon C, Lehmann CU, McCourt BJ, McNamara M, Menachemi N, Payne TH, Spooner SA, Schiff GD, Wang TY, Akincigil A, Crystal S, Fortmann SP, Vandermeer ML, Bates DW. Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records: Experiences From the Field and Future Opportunities. JMIR Medical Informatics 2015, 3(3), e30.
- Cho I, Slight SP, Nanji KC, Seger DL, Maniam N, Fiskio JM, Dykes PC, Bates DW. The effect of provider characteristics on the responses to medication-related decision support alerts. International Journal of Medical Informatics 2015, 84(9), 630-639.
- Robertson A, Quist AJL, Thach T, Volk L, Wright A, Phansalkar S, Slight SP, Bates DW, Schiff GD. A qualitative assessment of CPOE and the effects of variation in drug name display. In: 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine. 2014, San Diego, CA, USA: Springer.
- Slight SP, Eguale T, Amato MG, Seger AC, Whitney DL, Bates DW, Schiff GD. A qualitative study exploring the vulnerabilities of computerized physician order entry systems. In: 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine. 2014, San Diego, CA, USA: Springer.
- Slight SP, Quinn C, Avery AJ, Bates DW, Sheikh A. A qualitative study identifying the cost categories associated with electronic health record implementation in the UK. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA 2014, 21(e2), e226–e231.
- Slight SP, Bates DW. A risk-based regulatory framework for health IT: recommendations of the FDASIA working group. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA 2014, 21(e2), e181–e184.
- Slight SP, Seger DL, Thomas S, Robertson A, Coleman J, Bates DW, Phansalkar S. An international evaluation of drug-drug interaction alerts that should be non-interruptive in UK and US settings. In: 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine. 2014, San Diego, CA, USA: Springer.
- Bates DW, Slight SP. Medication errors: What is their impact?. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2014, 89(8), 1027-1029.
- Nanji KC, Slight SP, Seger DL, Cho I, Fiskio JM, Redden LM, Volk LA, Bates DW. Overrides of medication-related clinical decision support alerts in outpatients. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2014, 21(3), 487-491.
- Kuntz JL, Safford MM, Singh JA, Phansalkar S, Slight SP, Her QL, Lapointe NA, Mathews R, O'Brien E, Brinkman WB, Hommel K, Farmer KC, Klinger E, Maniam N, Sobko HJ, Bailey SC, Cho I, Rumptz MH, Vandermeer ML, Hornbrook MC. Patient-centered interventions to improve medication management and adherence: A qualitative review of research findings. Patient Education and Counseling 2014, 97(3), 310-326.
- Avery AJ, Rodgers S, Dean Franklin B, Elliott RA, Howard R, Slight SP, Swanwick G, Knox R, Gookey G, Barber N, Sheikh A. Research into practice: Safe prescribing. British Journal of General Practice 2014, 64(622), 259-261.
- Slight SP, Franz C, Olugbile M, Brown HV, Bates DW, Zimlichman E. The return on investment of implementing a continuous monitoring system in general medical-surgical units. Critical Care Medicine 2014, 42(8), 1862-1868.
- Cho I, Slight SP, Nanji KC, Seger DL, Maniam N, Dykes PC, Bates DW. Understanding physicians' behavior toward alerts about nephrotoxic medications in outpatients: A cross-sectional analysis. BMC Nephrology 2014, 15(1).
- Lee L, Cresswell K, Slee A, Slight SP, Coleman J, Sheikh A. Using stakeholder perspectives to develop an ePrescribing toolkit for NHS Hospitals: a questionnaire study. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Open 2014, 5(10).