Guest Column |
By Kayla Matthews, Productivity Bytes
Handwriting prescriptions can be inefficient and introduce medication errors, which can be costly or even dangerous for patients. It's estimated to be responsible for up to 440,000 deaths each year. Some of these mistakes can be reduced with advanced technology, including e-prescribing.
A recently released article in the Journal of Pediatric Quality and Safety shows the independent research results of an observational study on how to reduce the time nurses and physicians spend on communication tasks that take them away from patient care in a critical care environment.