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Cases & Commentaries
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Kaveh G. Shojania, MD; February 2003
A man almost received a medication intended for another patient with the same last name in the same room.
Perspectives on Safety > Interview
Bar Coding for Medication Safety, September 2008
Eric G. Poon, MD, MPH, is Director of Clinical Informatics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Poon’s research has focused on using health information technology to improve patient safety. He oversees the development and implementation of clinical applications including computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and barcode-assisted electronic medication administration record, and was lead author on the first rigorous study demonstrating the impact of a bar coding system in a hospital pharmacy. We asked him to speak with us about how such technology can augment medication safety.
Herper M, Lindner M. Forbes. August 25, 2008.
This article discusses common medical complications and care failures, and provides an annotated picture gallery of several hospital complications and how they can be prevented.
Journal Article > Study
Skibinski KA, White BA, Lin LI, Dong Y, Wu W. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2007;64:90-96.
The authors implemented technologies supporting safe medication use and observed improved patient identification, decreased turnaround time for orders, and increased accuracy of medication administration.
Scalise D, Lazar C. Hosp Health Netw. May 2006:80:5,48,2.
The authors discuss the kinds of errors that occur in emergency departments and outline processes for minimizing their occurrence.