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Preventing medication errors in hospitals through a systems approach and technological innovation: a prescription for 2010.
Crane J, Crane FG. Hosp Top. Fall 2006;84:3-8.
The authors suggest a model process utilizing failure mode and effects analysis to effectively implement emerging technologies that help minimize medication error.
Gebhart F. Drug Topics (Health-System Edition). July 23, 2007.
This article describes how robust drug libraries developed for programmable smart pumps can help reduce medication errors associated with traditional infusion methods.
Journal Article > Study
Robotic dispensing improves patient safety, inventory management, and staff satisfaction in an outpatient hospital pharmacy.
Rodriguez-Gonzalez CG, Herranz-Alonso A, Escudero-Vilaplana V, Ais-Larisgoitia MA, Iglesias-Peinado I, Sanjurjo-Saez M. J Eval Clin Pract. 2019;25:28-35.
Pharmacy robots are now commonly used in hospitals for dispensing medications. Conducted at a Spanish hospital, this study found that use of pharmacy robots reduced medication dispensing errors and improved staff efficiency. The role of a pharmacy robot in a serious medication error is explored in a book that examined the effects of technological change on the health care system.