Information Technology in the Pharmacy Setting - Orientation. July 2012. Course Objectives. At the end of this session, participants should be able to: Describe advantages to a health care organization associated with Information Technology
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1American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. ASHP statement on the pharmacist’s role in informatics. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2007; 64:200–3. http://www.ashp.org/DocLibrary/BestPractices/AutoITStInformatics.aspx accessed 6/29/2011
2Institute for Safe Medication Practices, Overview of Safety Recommendations for Medication Management Technology, 2011. http://www.ismp.org/CE/medmanagementtech/Default.asp Accessed 6/29/2011
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This chart indicates that the two most problematic steps in this process are creating a medication orders and administering dispensed medications to the patient.
Computerized provider order entry and Bar-code medication administration are two technologies designed to reduce medication errors in these two stages.
This slide makes a great argument for bar-code medication administration