When it came time for Southwest Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) to deploy a new barcode medication administration (BCMA) system, SVMC chose a Zebra positive patient ID system consisting of barcode printers, scanners, software tools, media and labels. Since that time, over two million medication doses have been administered. Nurses have been able to achieve an average medication scan rate of over 95% and a patient identification scan rate in excess of 99% for inpatient units. Even more impressive, these results have been sustained over a five-year period.
Up to 5% of all hospitalized patients are affected by ADEs. Implementing a comprehensive Barcode Medication Administration (BCMA) program can help, reducing medication errors up to 80%.
In this white paper Zebra Technologies uncovers best practices for adopting Barcode Medication Administration, including:
The importance of building a multidisciplinary implementation team
The role of efficient, well-defined workflows
How accurate data management and reporting are essential to ongoing BCMA success
The importance of data processing in today’s business environment is increasing and it is clear that business operations must be secured against every possible contingency to provide continuous uptime. Business continuity is not just concerned with IT infrastructure and data processing, it also includes manual and automatic IT systems with the human involvement. This white paper explains how HP StorageWorks XP for Business Continuity Manager (BCM) Software makes sure that all processes within the data-handling procedures are automated in such a way that in the event of a failure or unplanned disruption, business operations can continue with minimal interruption.
Learn how SAP Business Communications Management and SAP Customer Relationship Management provide the technology foundation for communication-enabled business processes that result in simplified interactions across marketing, sales, and service processes.
Making changes to your business strategy can often create new risks. If your business continuity management (BCM) plan is not part of an organization-wide, integrated program, it may not evolve to address these new risks. Understand which practices can be followed to successfully protect your organizationís business operations and reputation with a proactive, business-centric approach to BCM that highlights critical practices.