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Information technology-based approaches to reducing repeat drug exposure in patients with known drug allergies.
Cresswell KM, Sheikh A. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008;121:1112-1117.e7.
This article analyzes how technology such as barcoding, RFID (radiofrequency identification), and computerized alerts can prevent administration errors in patients with identified medication allergies.
Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety. Plymouth Meeting, PA: ECRI Institute; 2019.
Inconsistent checking for and consideration of drug allergy alerts can diminish the safety of prescribing. This report from a multistakeholder work group provides evidence-based safe practices and recommendations for improvement, including standardizing documentation practices, actionable decision support, monitoring of alert effectiveness, and patient engagement.