A network collaboration implementing technology to improve medication dispensing and administration in critical access hospitals.
Approach to Improving Safety
- Automatic drug dispensers
- Bar Coding and Radiofrequency ID Tagging
- Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE)
- Electronic Health Records
Setting of Care
Uptake of health information technology has been slow, especially in smaller hospitals and ambulatory practices. This article describes the successful implementation of an electronic medical record in a group of rural and critical access hospitals.