TITLE

Health system is first to automate drug info

PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Healthcare Risk Management;Oct2007, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p118
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. A Virginia health system is the first to use an automated method that promises to improve patient safety by more effectively collecting data on patients' prescription drug use. The method is designed to reconcile information from a number of sources. • The system is conducting a trial of the method. • The new approach does not depend on patients remembering their medications. • Users hope to reduce the number of adverse events related to drug interactions.
ACCESSION #
26796986

 

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