According to Joanne Mette, chief nursing officer at Kaiser Permanente in Hayward and Fremont [California] . . . nurses can be interrupted five to 10 times in the course of giving one medication. Her story, and that of other San Francisco bay area hospitals attempting to reduce medication errors is featured in this San Francisco...
The GS1 Healthcare US Product Identification Workgroup has completed, and is releasing, two new guidelines for implementing GS1 standards in the hospital.
If you want a glimpse into how the application of patient, medical record, and treatment applications, outcomes and costs can be improved everywhere and for all by a set of national digital healthcare standards,
Okay, yet another example of how bedside medication and barcodes is clearly needed in every hospital now! This recent article includes a brief mention of how the Veterans Affairs health system implements bedside barcoding:
I’ll be at the upcoming Oracle OpenWorld event starting October 12th in San Francisco. Loftware will have a booth (3108) and I will be participating on an important panel with Oracle, the FDA and GS1 that will spotlight healthcare applications with a special emphasis on supply chain safety and standards.
David Pogue of The New York Times has written this interesting and positive story entitled, “Charting a New Course,”
If you’re not familiar with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) — and especially if you are a pharmacist — you may want to check them out.
‘Global Drug Infusion Pumps Market 2008-2012′ is a new research study that’s being made available via companiesandmarkets.com.
Many of us see a lot of promise in the future of patient bedside barcoding. There’s no question it will prevent a lot of medication errors
Improving Patient Safety and Supply Chain Efficiency with Data Standards: The Basics of GS1 Standards in Healthcare is the name of an upcoming web seminar to be offered on August 25th
There have been a number of stories of late about innovative hospitals turning to bedside barcoding systems and on-site electronic medical records. That’s a good thing as far as it goes. But if I’m in, let’s say, Vermont and I travel to Boston for a Red Sox game and have a coronary event in the...