Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP is the Director of Error Reporting Programs at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). He first joined ISMP in 2000 as an ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellow. His responsibilities include working with healthcare practitioners and institutions to provide education about medication errors and their prevention, and reviewing medication errors that have been voluntarily submitted by practitioners to ISMP’s National Medication Errors Reporting Programs (MERP). He is project leader for the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network’s (HIIN) Adverse Drug Event (ADE) Project, a collaborative project engaging healthcare organizations to reduce and prevent patient harm from the use of anticoagulants, insulins, and opioids. He has published numerous articles in the pharmacy literature, including regular columns in P&T and is a journal reviewer for a number of publications including the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, Pharmacoepidemiology, Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy, BMJ Open Quality and Drug Safety, and Annals of Internal Medicine. He is a chapter contributor to a textbook published by McGraw-Hill entitled Pharmacy Management: Essentials for All Practice Settings, Essentials of Nurse Informatics, Remington and Medication Errors. Prior to joining ISMP, he served as a home care and long-term care pharmacy surveyor for the Joint Commission.
Mr. Grissinger serves as the Chair for the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC MERP), and Vice Chair of the National Quality Form (NQF) Common Formats Expert Panel. He is also on the Editorial Board for P&T, the Faculty Advisory Board for the Pharmacy Learning Network (PLN) and the Publications Advisory Board for Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses. He also served on the WHO Focus Group on Measurement Tools for Medication Safety, United States Pharmacopeia’s (USP) Safe Medication Use Expert Committee from 2005-2010, the FDA Proprietary Name Review Concept Paper workshop panel in 2008, FDA Naming, Labeling, and Packaging Practices to Minimize Medication Errors workshop panel in 2010 and the Joint Commission Home Care Compounding Pharmacy Technical Advisory Panel in 2013.
Matt is also an adjunct assistant professor for Temple University School of Pharmacy. Mr. Grissinger received a BS in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and is a fellow of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices as well as the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.