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Journal Article > Commentary
Dzik WH. Br J Haematol. 2007;136:181-90.
The author discusses three transfusion case studies that highlight three areas where errors are most common and technologies that can be used to prevent errors in these areas.
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.
Journal Article > Review
Hardwiring patient blood management: harnessing information technology to optimize transfusion practice.
Dunbar NM, Szczepiorkowski ZM. Curr Opin Hematol. 2014;21:515-520.
Mistakes during blood transfusion can contribute to patient harm. This review discusses the use of health information technology, such as computerized provider order entry and clinical decision support systems, in transfusion medicine to enhance reliability of ordering practices and enable monitoring of adherence.