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Journal Article > Study
Pedersen CA, Schneider PJ, Scheckelhoff DJ. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2012;69:768-785.
Hospitals' use of electronic medical records and computerized provider order entry (CPOE) continues to increase relatively slowly. However, this annual survey of more than 1400 hospitals by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists found that uptake of medication safety technology has quickened. Half of responding hospitals reported using barcode medication administration, and more than two-thirds use electronic medication administration records and smart infusion pumps. In contrast, a much smaller proportion of hospitals reported using CPOE. These findings indicate that hospitals overall are incorporating new technologies proven to reduce the risk of medication errors.
Journal Article > Commentary
Implementing an electronic medical record with computerized prescriber order entry at a critical access hospital.
Horning R. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2011;68:2288-2292.
This commentary discusses how health information technology can affect safety in a critical access hospital from a pharmacy perspective.