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MCPHS Faculty Mary Amato

Mary Amato, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, FCCP

Professor Emerita of Pharmacy Practice, and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice
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Department: Pharmacy Practice
Office: Matricaria 4006N

Contact: mary.amato@mcphs.edu
(P) 617.879.5043



Schools

School of Pharmacy

Programs

Pharmacy (PharmD)

Education

BS, Pharmacy, University of Iowa, Iowa City
PharmD, The University of Texas-Austin, College of Pharmacy and University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
MPH, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals
Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Residency - Audie Murphy VA Hospital, South Texas Veterans Healthcare System, San Antonio
Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacy Sciences- University of Texas-Austin and University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio


Research Interests

Anticoagulation Pharmacotherapy
Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy
Informatics and Outcomes Research
Medication Safety


Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters

Edrees H, Amato MG, Wong A, Seger D, Bates DW. High priority drug-drug interaction clinical decision support overrides in a newly implemented commercial computerized provider order-entry system: Override appropriateness and adverse drug events. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2020; Available here, First published online 26 April 2020.

Salazar A, Karmiy S, Forsythe K, Amato M, Wright A, Lambert B, Leibowitz D, Volk L, Schiff G. How often do prescribers include indications in drug orders? Analysis of 4 million outpatient prescriptions. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2019; 76:970-979.

Wright A, McEvoy DS, Aaron S, McCoy AB, Amato MG, Kim H, Ai A, Cimino JJ, Desai B, El-Kareh R, Galanter W, Longhurst CA, Malhotra S, Radecki RP, Samal L, Schreiber R, Shelov E, Sirajuddin AM, Sittig DF. Structured override reasons for drug-drug interaction alerts in electronic health records. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2019; 26(10):934-942.

Garabedian PM, Wright A, Newbury I, Volk L, Salazar A, Amato MG, Nathan A, Forsythe KJ, Galanter WL, Kron K, Myers S, Abraham J, McCord S, Eguale T, Bates DW, Schiff GD. Comparison of a prototype for indications-based prescribing with 2 commercial prescribing systems. JAMA Network Open. 2019;2(3): e191514.

Wong A, Rehr C, Seger DL, Amato MG, Beeler PE, Slight SP, Wright A, Bates DW. Evaluation of harm associated with dose-range clinical decision support overrides in the intensive care unit. Drug Saf. 2019. 42(4):573-579.

Schiff GD, Klinger EV, Salazar A, Medoff J, Amato MG, Orav EJ, Shaykevich S, Seoane EV, Walsh L, Fuller TE, Dykes PC, Bates DW, Haas JS. Screening for adverse drug events: a randomized trial of automated calls coupled with phone-based pharmacist counseling.
J Gen Intern Med 2019. 34(2):285-92. doi: 10.1007/s11606-018-4672-7

Cheng, CM, Salazar A, Amato M, Lambert BL, Volk L, Schiff G. Using drug knowledge base information to distinguish between commonly confused drugs. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2018. 25(7):872-884.

Kron K, Myers S, Volk L, Nathan A, Neri P, Salazar A, Amato MG, Wright A, Karmiy S, McCord S, Seoane-Vazquez E, Eguale T, Rodriguez-Monguio R, Bates DW, Schiff G. Incorporating Medication Indications into the Prescribing Process. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2018:75 (11):774-83.

Ai A, Wong A, Amato M, Wright A. Communication failure: Prescribers' use of an internal free-text field on electronic prescriptions. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2018; 25(6):709-14.

Wong A, Amato MG, Seger DL, Rehr CA, Wright A, Slight SP, Beeler PE, Orav EO, Bates DW. Prospective evaluation of medication-related clinical decision support overrides in the intensive care unit. BMJ Qual Saf 2018. 27:718-724.

Amato MG, Schiff GD. Slow down: right drug, wrong formulation. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. January 2018. Available here.

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. Drug Saf 2018.41:297-302.

Nanji KC, Seger DL, Slight SL, Amato MG, Beeler PE, Her QL, Dalleur O, Eguale T, Wong A, Silvers ER, Swerdloff M, Hussain ST, Maniam N, Fiskio JM, Dykes PC, Bates DW. Medication-related clinical decision support alert overrides in inpatients. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2018;25(5):476-481.

Wong A, Wright A, Seger DL, Amato MG, Fiskio JM, Bates D. Comparison of Overridden Medication-related Clinical Decision Support in the Intensive Care Unit between a Commercial System and a Legacy System. Appl Clin Inform 2017; 8: 866–879.

Hickman TT, Quist AJL, Salazar A, Amato M, Wright A Volk LA, Bates DW, Schiff GD. Outpatient CPOE orders discontinued due to “erroneous entry” of the prior order: prospective survey of prescribers’ explanations for errors. BMJ Qual Saf 2018;27(4):293-298. first published online 28 July 2017; doi:10.1136/ bmjqs-2017-006597.

Quist AJL, Hickman TT, Amato MG, Volk LA, Salazar A, Robertson A, Wright A, Bates DW, Phansalkar S, Lambert BL, Schiff GD. Analysis of variations in the display of drug names in computerized prescriber-order-entry systems. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2017; 74(7):499-509.

Wong A, Amato MG, Seger DL, Slight SP, Beeler PE, Dykes PC, Fiskio JM, Orav EJ, Eguale T, Silvers ER, Bates DW. Evaluation of medication-related clinical decision support alert overrides in the intensive care unit. J Crit Care. 2017; 39:156-161.

McEvoy DS, Sittig DF, Hickman TT, Aaron S, Ai A, Amato M, Bauer DW, Fraser GM, Harper J, Kennemer A, Krall MA, Lehmann CU, Malhotra S, Murphy DR, O’Kelley B, Samal L, Schreiber R, Singh H, Thomas EJ, Vartian CV, Westmorland J, McCoy AB, Wright A. Variation in high-priority drug-drug interaction alerts across institutions and electronic health records. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2017;24(2):331-338.

Amato MG, Salazar A, Hickman TT, Quist AJL, Volk L, Wright A, McEvoy D, Slight SP, Bates DW, Schiff GD. Computerized Prescriber Order Entry (CPOE) Related Patient Safety Reports: Analysis of 2522 Errors. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2017; 24(2):316-322.

Her QL, Amato MG, Seger DL, Gilmore JF, Fanikos J, Fiskio JM, Bates DW. Review of non-formulary medication (NFM) approvals in an academic medical center. Jt Comm Jnl Qual Saf 2017;43:89-96.

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 Qual Saf 2017; 26(3):217-225.

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 non-formulary medication alert overrides in the inpatient setting. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2016. 23(5):924-933.

Her QL, Seger DL, Amato MG, Beeler PE, Dalleur O, Slight SP, Dykes PC, Bates DW. Development of an algorithm to assess appropriateness of override of non-formulary medication alerts in a computerized provider order entry system. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2016;73:e34-45.

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. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016;23(2):311-316.

Schiff GD, Amato MG, Eguale T, Boehne JJ, Wright A, Koppel R, Rashidee AH, Elson RB, Whitney DL, Thach TT, Bates DW, Seger AC. Computerized physician order entry-related medication errors: Analysis of reported errors and vulnerability testing of current systems. BMJ Qual Saf 2015;24:264-271. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004039.

Leung AA, Schiff G, Keohane C, Amato M, Simon SR, Cadet B, Coffey M, Kaufman N, Zimlichman E, Seger DL, Yoon C, Bates DW. Impact of vendor computerized physician order entry on patients with renal impairment in community hospitals. J HospMed 2013;8:545-552.

Simon SR, Keohane C, Amato M, Coffey M, Cadet B, Zimlichman E, Bates DW. Lessons learned from implementation of computerized provider order entry in 5 community hospitals: A qualitative study. BMC Med Inform and Dec Mak 2013;13:67.

Leung A, Keohane C, Lipsitz S, Zimlichman E, Amato M, Simon SR, Coffey M, Kaufman N, Cadet B, Schiff G, Seger DL, Bates DW. Relationship between medication event rates and the Leapfrog computerized physician order entry evaluation tool. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013;20(e1):e85-e90.

Jacobs M, Sherry P, Taylor L, Amato M, Tataronis G, Cushing G. Pharmacist assisted medication program enhancing the regulation of diabetes (PAMPERED) study. J Am Pharm Assoc 2012;52(5):613-21.

Haas J, Amato M., Marinacci L, Orav J, Schiff GD, Bates DW. Do package inserts reflect symptoms experienced in practice? Assessment using an automated phone pharmacovigilance system with varenicline and zolpidem in a primary care setting. Drug Safety 2012; 35(8):623-8.

Zeind CS, Blagg JD, Amato MG, Jacobson S. Incorporation of Institute of Medicine competency recommendations within the Doctor of Pharmacy curricula. Am J Pharm Educ 2012;76(5) Article 83.

Leung AA, Keohane C, Amato M, Simon SR, Coffey M, Kaufman N, Cadet B, Schiff G, Zimlichman E, Seger DL, Yoon C, Song P, Bates DW. Impact of vendor computerized physician order entry in community hospitals. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Jul;27(7):801-7. Epub 2012 Jan 21.


Honors

Faculty Scholarship Award (Discovery) – MCPHS University - May 2019
Rho Chi Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy, Psi Chapter, Faculty Inductee - 2019
2018 Partners in Excellence Team Award, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society, Faculty Inductee - 2018
2017 Partners in Excellence Team Award, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Fellow, American College of Clinical Pharmacy - October 2015
2014 Partners in Excellence Team Award for Leadership and Innovation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Faculty Scholarship Award (Scholarship of Teaching) – MCPHS University - May 2013
Massachusetts Society of Health-System Pharmacists Practitioner Excellence Award - May 2007


Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership

American Pharmaceutical Association
American College of Clinical Pharmacy
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Massachusetts Society of Health-System Pharmacists
American Medical Informatics Association
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy