e-Prescribing and decision support improve patient care

as featured on bjhcim, august 2009  Neill Jones of First DataBank Europe highlights the major factors for ensuring that technology for e-prescribing and clinical decision support is implemented in a way that supports improvements in the provision of healthcare. Read More

Research: Effect of an e-prescribing system on prescribing error rates in paediatric outpatients

Peadiatric outpatientsPrescribing in children is a complex process and errors in this process have been known to cause significant harm. Electronic prescribing and other information technology strategies have the potential to reduce errors and improve safety in paediatric patients(1).

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Beyond EPMA: harnessing the benefits of information

Niall Poole presenting at HC2008Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) is a safety system. The mandating of approved drug names and complete, legible and unambiguous prescriptions has been shown in some studies to reduce medication errors by around 60%(1)...but is that enough?

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The importance of using digital drug-charts

Tablet pc on a drug trolleySince November 2007's debacle at Whitehall when two CDs with the bank details of 25 million people went missing we have seen many examples that demonstrate just how important the security of sensitive information should be in large organisations.

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Targeting the pressure points of hospital medication errors

Targeting medication errorsEvery patient who is prescribed medication is exposed to the risk of medication errors and one in six hospital patients will experience an event which could cause a medication error.

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An introduction to medicines management

Choosing medicinesWhat is the definition of medicines management?
The answer to this can vary between countries, or even regions, and for different approaches to healthcare. 

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