Integrating patient data reduces drug errors, cuts hospitalization costs and improves patient safety

Stettin, Glen
November 2004
Employee Benefit News;Nov2004, Vol. 18 Issue 14, p53
Discusses the benefits of the advances in patient data management for health care plans in the U.S. Amount spent by health care plans for preventable hospitalizations caused by medication errors in 2000; Purpose of the integration of patient data across pharmacy, medical and diagnostic networks; Risks of medication matrix for consumers. INSET: Extent of the problem: Medco's experience.


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