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Journal Article > Study
Association between workarounds and medication administration errors in bar-code-assisted medication administration in hospitals.
van der Veen W, van den Bemt PMLA, Wouters H, et al; BCMA Study Group. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018;25:385-392.
Workarounds occur frequently in health care and can compromise patient safety. In this prospective study, researchers observed 5793 medication administrations to 1230 inpatients in Dutch hospitals using barcode-assisted medication administration (BCMA). Workarounds occurred in about two-thirds of medication administrations. They found a significant association between workarounds and medication administration errors. The most frequently observed medication administration errors included omissions, administration of drugs not actually ordered, and dosing errors. The authors suggest that BMCA merits further evaluation to ensure that implementation of this technology promotes safety effectively. A past PSNet perspective discussed workarounds on the front line of health care.
Journal Article > Commentary
Saunders C, Rutkowski AF, Pluyter J, Spanjers R. J Assoc Inf Sci Technol. 2016;67:1767-1772.
It is important to consider unintended consequences when implementing tools, such has health information technology (IT). This commentary highlights five areas of focus to reduce risks associated with introducing health IT in surgery and recommends systematic training and detailed credentialing to ensure safe use of new technologies.
Special or Theme Issue
Beuscart-Zéphir MC, Aarts J, Elkin P, eds. Intern J Med Inform. 2010;79:223-303, e1-e88.
This special issue contains articles on human factors engineering and its application to health information technology and clinical decision support systems.