Award: Fulbright Irish TechImpact Scholar Award
Institution: RCSI / Children's Health Ireland
Dr Moninne Howlett is the Chief Pharmacy Information Officer for Children’s Health Ireland. She was awarded a PhD in 2019 from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for her research on the impact of health information technology on medication errors in paediatric intensive care. As a Fulbright-TechImpact scholar, she will be partnering with Dr. David Aguero, the Director of Medication Systems & Informatics for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The aim of this partnership is to inform the planned implementation of closed-loop medication management in Ireland’s new children’s hospital involving an electronic health ord and a number of auxiliary interfaced systems. She will also conduct a research study on semi-automated medication build processes, the findings of which will be applied to the development of robust and efficient paediatric medication build workflows within the new ‘digital’ hospital.