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The purpose of this paper is to establish whether bar code technology achieves its intended purpose, which is to increase patient safety by reduction of medication errors. The most effective way of analyzing this is by studying real-life examples of institutions that have implemented the technology and measured their quality, workflow or inter-professional after implementation. This is what the paper will focus on in subsequent sections.
Barcode medication is increasingly becoming common among several hospitals in the country. It is critical to examine its impact on nursing workflows. Nurses need to spend their time on patients’ direct care. Therefore, if medication administration is eating up most of their time, then it will be difficult for them to provide quality services. This paper will examine whether or not bar code medication has an effect on nursing workflow as well as quality of care in institutions.
Perhaps the most critical issue in the analysis of this technology in medical administration is its impact on patient safety. Errors in the medical profession could lead to further complications in treatment; they may prevent patients from recovering as quickly as they might have if the right procedures were followed. Additionally, they may cause new conditions or diseases which harm patients. In essence, they may do the exact opposite of what hospitals intend to do to patients when they visit them.
Errors increase healthcare costs to patients, insurance providers as well as institutions. The latter may lose their clientele owing to a tainted image or costly malpractice litigations. Most importantly, errors in administration of drugs could be lethal and may lead to the loss of life. This paper will contribute towards the minimization of medical errors in drug administration by looking at the effectiveness of one solution. Bar code technology
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This paper seeks to examine how the use of the high technology could prevent medical errors. The technology used for bar-coding of products and services of other industries than healthcare is now a common place. In the healthcare sector, pharmaceutical products have recently been mandated by the FDA to carry barcodes.
aspects of life. Among these different aspects, Medical field has become one of the inseparable aspect for human life or people from all sections of society. Medical area has experienced optimum changes technology wise, and one among those technological changes is the introduction of electronic health records.
The current medical health care has faced tremendous changes due to high competitiveness in the medical sector. As such, there has been a need to adopt computerization in the programs undertaken across the health sector.
In relation to rapid advancements and continuous intervention of unconventional technological features, the global healthcare industry is experiencing a paramount position than any other business industry (World Health Organization, 2013). With this concern, the paper intends to identify and promote the information systems technologies, procedures and theoretical approaches applicable to a particular health problem.
Therefore, IOM came up with a proposal of introducing the bar code medication administration (BCMA) that research has shown to be more effective in reducing medication errors. However, its impact on nurses have far more reaching
It is for this reason that standardization in the medical field became important. Standardization has made it possible for the equal treatment of sections and fields in the medical industry. All fields