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Blog posts tagged with medication administration

  • Safer medications, FHIR and more in the new issue of Continuum magazine

    Tom Lynch
    June 09, 2016

    Readers have responded with interest to our new magazine, Continuum. Created for healthcare professionals, it features industry insights and Allscripts client success stories. In the 2Q 2016 issue, you’ll find articles that address some of healthcare IT’s most pressing questions: How can we help deliver safer medications? Teams of clinicians at Atlantic General Hospital Read more…

  • That moment a nurse never forgets

    Kerry D. Bruning
    May 05, 2016

    Every nurse has at least one eye-opening experience that changes them forever. One of mine happened in a pediatric oncology unit almost 20 years ago. I was taking care of a seven-year-old boy, Jack*, who was recovering from a bone marrow transplant. Weakened by intense radiology and chemotherapy treatments, he had been unresponsive for several days. Despite his illness, Jack was an optimist. He was raising money to buy a bicycle so he could ride home from Read more…

  • Fewer alerts reduce the amount of “think time” for clinicians

    Steven Shaha
    March 10, 2016

    Drug-drug interaction (DDI) alerts are supposed to help clinicians reduce risk of prescribing medications that may result in adverse drug events. The adverse events reflect medications that, when prescribed together, can cause bad events and outcomes for patients. But it is well proven that “alert fatigue” does harm, and in this case, negatively impacts any favorable intents or efficacy of avoiding DDIs. Alert fatigue, including for DDIs, happens because of the onerous number of alerts considered low-value by Read more…

  • Safer medications with closed-loop delivery

    Salman Naqvi MD MPH
    January 19, 2016

    Atlantic General Hospital (Berlin, Maryland, U.S.A.) shared its success with Allscripts Sunrise™ Knowledge-Based Medication Administration to reduce adverse drug events. The effort was all about improving patient safety and is deeply rooted in clinician experiences, such as this one shared by Vice President of Patient Care Colleen Wareing: “I can remember to this day, standing in an ICU 37 years ago... Read more…

  • Kid-sized doses in an adult-sized world

    Salman Naqvi
    July 21, 2015

    When prescribing medications, physicians base it on the weight of the patient. Pediatricians are constantly scaling doses to fit their patients, increasing the risk of errors. To ensure patient safety, Phoenix Children’s Hospital (Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.) wanted to find an enhanced solution to Dose Range Checking (DRC) to help its clinicians during order entry. Phoenix Children’s Hospital Chief Medical Information Officer, Dr. Vinay Vaidya, M.D., shared more information in a recent Client Read more…

  • 3 EHR improvements nurses most want to see

    Kerry D. Bruning
    May 07, 2015

    HIMSS Analytics conducted a survey of nurses, uncovering what they like (and what they don’t like) about electronic health records (EHRs). One of the results shocked me: about 15% nurses wanted to go back to paper-based medical records, and another 15% said they weren’t sure if they’d go back or not. Read more…

  • What nurses like most (and least) about today’s EHRs

    Kerry D. Bruning
    May 05, 2015

    In honor of International Nurses Day (May 12) and Nurses Week in the U.S. this week, Allscripts is highlighting the results of a recent HIMSS Analytics survey. We wanted to know: What do nurses really think of electronic health records (EHRs)? I’m encouraged that the results were generally positive. Read more…

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