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Integrating and evaluating the data quality and utility of smart pump information in detecting medication administration errors: evaluation study.

Ni Y, Lingren T, Huth H, et al. JMIR Med Inform. 2020;8(9):e19774.

Interoperability of smart pumps and electronic health record (EHR) systems can improve clinical data accuracy. This study evaluated the utility of harmonizing EHR data and smart pump records (SPRs) in detecting medication administration errors in one neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The authors found that compared with medication administration records, dosing discrepancies were more commonly detectable using integrated SPRs, which suggests that this approach may be a more reliable data source for medication error detection.