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Overcoming barriers to the implementation of a pharmacy bar code scanning system for medication dispensing: a case study.

Nanji KC, Cina J, Patel N, et al. Overcoming barriers to the implementation of a pharmacy bar code scanning system for medication dispensing: a case study. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2009;16(5):645-50. doi:10.1197/jamia.M3107.

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October 7, 2009
Nanji KC, Cina J, Patel N, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2009;16(5):645-50.

This case study reports on one large academic hospital's experience implementing a pharmacy bar code scanning system for medication dispensing. The authors describe workarounds that emerged and share strategies to address process improvement, technology issues, and staff resistance to the new system.

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Nanji KC, Cina J, Patel N, et al. Overcoming barriers to the implementation of a pharmacy bar code scanning system for medication dispensing: a case study. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2009;16(5):645-50. doi:10.1197/jamia.M3107.