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Impact of smart pump-electronic health record interoperability on patient safety and finances at a community hospital

Wei W, Coffey W, Adeola M, et al. Impact of smart pump-electronic health record interoperability on patient safety and finances at a community hospital. Am J Health Syst Pharm. Epub 2021 Jul 15. doi: 10.1093/ajhp/zxab287.

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August 25, 2021
Wei W, Coffey W, Adeola M, et al. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2021;78(supp 4):s105–s110.

Smart pumps can improve medication safety, but barriers such as workarounds and alert fatigue can limit their effectiveness. After implementing smart pumps with an electronic health record (EHR) system, this community hospital saw increased drug library compliance and fewer infusions generating alerts.

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Wei W, Coffey W, Adeola M, et al. Impact of smart pump-electronic health record interoperability on patient safety and finances at a community hospital. Am J Health Syst Pharm. Epub 2021 Jul 15. doi: 10.1093/ajhp/zxab287.

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