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Search results for "Newspaper/Magazine Article"
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- Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE)
Rider BB, Gaunt MJ, Grissinger M. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. September 2016;13:81-91.
Hardwiring safety into the computer system: one hospital's actions to provide technology support for U-500 insulin.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 5, 2016;21:1-4.
Insulin is a high-alert drug, and its use is becoming more complex due to the insulin resistance in diabetic patients with obesity. This newsletter article describes the experience of one hospital system that worked to ensure safe insulin administration by implementing a strategy that combined single-use pens and health information technology.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices. Acute Care Edition. August 27, 2015;2;1-3,6.
How electronic medication-related information is communicated presents unique challenges to safe medication administration. This newsletter article discusses the field review of a set of evidence-based guidelines to provide direction and ensure safe transmission of information contained in electronic systems.
Mismatched prescribing and pharmacy templates for parenteral nutrition (PN) lead to data entry errors.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 28, 2012;17:1-3.
This newsletter article discusses an error involving a parenteral nutrition order and recommends strategies to prevent errors associated with automated compounding devices and order entry software.
Edillo PN. Pharm Purch Prod. April 2011;8:26.
This article describes the impact of medication shortages on health systems and discusses how to manage them.
Oops, sorry, wrong patient! A patient verification process is needed everywhere, not just at the bedside.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 10, 2011;16:1-4.
This piece identifies situations in which patient verification errors occur and provides strategies to address them.
Wetzel TG. Health Data Manage. 2011 Feb;19:86, 88, 90 passim.
This article discusses how several health care organizations used health information technology to improve organizational transparency.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 18, 2010;15:1-3.
This article reports results of a national survey on how "tall man" lettering has clarified high-consequence drug name confusion and includes a list of medication name pairs in such lettering.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. August 26, 2010;15:1-3.
This article discusses a case of data entry error in an electronic prescribing system, explains the contributing factors, and provides recommendations to prevent such errors.
Grant M. AARP The Magazine. September/October 2010;53:48-51,90-91.
Dolan PL. American Medical News. July 19, 2010.
This news article reveals Leapfrog Group survey findings that more than 50% of computerized order entry systems do not trigger order error alerts as they should.
McGee MK. Information Week. April 28, 2010.
This news article details how research on errors related to computerized provider order entry may help prevent them in the future.
Hagland M. Healthc Informatics. 2009;26:40-44.
This article discusses approaching computerized provider order entry (CPOE) implementation from a patient safety perspective and shares success stories from numerous US hospitals.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. July 2, 2009;14:1-2.
This article discusses examples of confusion associated with the use of certain letters and numbers and describes both low-tech and high-tech solutions to clarify prescriptions.
Anderson HJ. Health Data Manage. May 1, 2009;17:22.
This article discusses efforts to support medicine administration through various information technology techniques. It is second in a three-part series on patient safety and computerization.
Runy LA. Hosp Health Netw. 2009 May;83:8 p following 32, 2.
This condensed discussion shares information on safety issues that affect care for children.
Anderson HJ. Health Data Manag. January 1, 2009;17:18.
Although shifting from paper-based or verbal orders to computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems could reduce medical errors, a mere 8% of hospitals use the system and fewer implement it effectively, according to the Leapfrog Group CPOE evaluation tool.
Tarkan L. New York Times. September 14, 2008;Health section:7.
This article describes how medical errors may cause serious harm in pediatric patients and offers tips for hospitals and parents to foster safe treatment.
Metzger JB, Welebob E, Turisco F, Classen DC. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. Sept/Oct 2008;5:16-24.
This article describes strategies for integrating clinical decision support tools with computerized physician order entry systems.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. September 2008;5:75-80.
This article analyzed reports of medication errors due to patient allergies and found that lack of patient or drug information contributed to many of these errors.