TITLE

The technology factor: Is it our friend or foe?

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
State Health Watch;Jan2009, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the use of technology by health care facilities. Peter Angood, vice-president and chief patient safety officer of the Joint Commission, says that technology is helpful although it is not a panacea. The author cites a study which tackles the problems inherent in information technology systems. The study found 15 types of workarounds in which clinicians overrode the bar code medication administration (BCMA) system to compensate for the difficulties in the system.
ACCESSION #
36500739

 

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