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Bar Coding and Smart Pumps Impact Safety at Partners Healthcare
March 23, 2006 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Patrick Harding, Brigham and Women’s Hospital eMAR IS Project Manager, Lead Analyst, Cindy Spurr MBA, RN, BC, FHIMSS, Corporate Director, Clinical Systems Management, Partners Healthcare, Anne Bane RN, MSN, eMAR Project Manager, Clinical Business Owner, Brigham and Women’s, and Debra Thomas, Corporate Manager, Partners Healthcare System, Boston. Anne and Patrick are responsible for development, implementation and training of the Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) with Bar Code Scanning for Brigham and Women’s Hospital. To be discussed: How patient safety drove eMAR to become a signature initiative at BWH; overview of the steps to build eMAR and considerations that need to be made up front: Hardware, Software, Wireless, Carts, Etc.; & lessons learned following eight month rollout and beyond.