In an effort to improve patient care, patient satisfaction scores and efficiency, hospitals are taking a close look at their medication management system. Studies have found that the path medication takes from the pharmacy to the patient can be error-prone and inefficient. These challenges often increase risks and costs, delay therapies and complicate efforts to meet regulatory requirements.
Consider that today, within a 300-bed hospital, nurses may administer up to 4,000 medication doses daily across all patient care areas.1 That’s why it’s imperative that pharmacy, nursing and technological processes be synchronized to provide the correct medication, supplies and information for patient care. From pharmacy to nursing to the patient, there has to be a better way to get medications to the right patient without delay.
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