• Commentary
  • Published August 2014

How informatics nurses use bar code technology to reduce medication errors.

Examining the literature around a set of competencies for nurses as users of health information technology in medication delivery, this commentary highlights the role of a nurse as barcode medication administration coordinator to help provide training in the use of necessary hardware and software, reduce workarounds that can hinder the effectiveness of health information technology, and address other problems and unintended consequences related to technologic innovations.

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