Medication Management Research Network
The MMRN was developed by the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CoEBLS) and the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOPPS) to establish a bioinformatics infrastructure that conducts medication management research in areas that include health information and health care technology innovation.
The MMRN was approved as a component of the Health & Wellness Across the Lifespan (HWAL) strategic strength in the UB 2020 Initiative.
"The mission of this strategic strength is to develop an interacting matrix of research, teaching and service activities involving basic and clinical biomedical sciences, social science, nursing, public health, education, epidemiology, law, communication, information and engineering technology, architecture, economics, and perhaps other academic disciplines that can improve health, independence and quality of life in individuals and the WNY population throughout the life span.” (http://www.buffalo.edu/ub2020/strengths/health_wellness.html)
The MMRN has contributed to the growing Biomedical Informatics programs at the NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and the Institute for Health Care Informatics.
MMRN members have joined the ePrescribing Committee of HealthNow and the Clinical Exchange ePrescribing Committee of the Western New York Regional Health Information Organization.
Collaborations have been established with medical centers and practices across Western New York and with some NYC metropolitan medical centers.
The New York State Department of Health - Patient Safety Center has designated the MMRN at the Center of Excellence to be the Coordinating Center for the NYS ePrescribe Project.