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Search results for "Hospital Medicine"
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 30, 2011;16:1-2.
This article discusses problems associated with overreliance on barcode system audio confirmation and suggests strategies to improve the reliability of electronic medication administration systems.
Burns J. Managed Care Magazine. May 2011;20:23-28.
This article explores the challenges to improving patient safety and discusses strategies for reducing medical errors.
Gee T, Moorman BA. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. March/April 2011;8:14-17.
Highlighting dangers presented by alarm fatigue, modification, and miscommunication, this article discusses strategies to reduce such incidents.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. February 13–14, 2011.
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 19, 2009;14:1-3.
This piece describes the dangers of "borrowing" dispensed medications as a workaround in the presence of pharmacy delays and shares strategies to eliminate the practice.
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.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. December 2008;5:122-126.
This article describes errors associated with bar coded medication administration and provides strategies to avoid mistakes that stem from workarounds and overrides, disruptions in the medication administration process, and pharmacy dispensing errors.
This article reports on two projects developed at the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology that demonstrate functional device interoperability in hospital operating rooms.