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ISMP Guidelines for Safe Electronic Communication of Medication Information.

Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices; January 2019.

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February 6, 2019
Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices; January 2019.

Inaccurate or incomplete data in electronic health records can limit the effectiveness of health information technology. This guideline focuses on improvements in how medication information is formatted to support safe medication delivery. Recommended approaches include avoidance of error-prone abbreviations, use of Tall Man lettering, and required use of metric measurements to reduce risks in electronic health records, barcoding systems, smart infusion devices, and other information technologies.

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Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices; January 2019.

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