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Point of Care Medication Administration: Case Studies Demonstrate Approaches and Impact
April 14, 2005, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Lauren Sabet and Fran Turisco, Emerging Practices Research Group, FCG. Improving patient safety and reducing medication errors are top priorities for hospitals today. One way hospitals have used technology to enabled improved quality and reduce errors is through bar coded medication administration (BCMA) at the point of care. This discussion will begin with a high -level overview of the medication administration process and the associated suite of applications, with focus on BCMA capabilities. Lauren and Fran will then present three case studies of organizations that have tackled the people, process and technology challenges associated with implementing BCMA. The business and care drivers leading to a BCMA decision, implementation approach, and lessons learned will also be discussed.