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Application-centric and data-centric interoperability

January 25, 2019 Tomaž Gornik
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Healthcare is undergoing a transformation to an integrated, multi-provider model where the patient or more appropriately the citizen sits firmly at the centre. The focus has clearly shifted from individual care episodes to continuity of care and finally to holistic, population health management. It is not individual providers but governments at municipal, regional or national level that are ...
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Webinar summary: “Electronic medication management (ePMA) implementation takes at least seven to nine months”

January 11, 2019 Tjaša Zajc
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On 8 January, we hosted a webinar about the needs and challenges of electronic prescribing and medicine administration (ePMA) in mental health trusts in the UK.
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Why is medication management more demanding in mental health trusts?

January 03, 2019 Tjaša Zajc
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Mental health trusts differ considerably in terms of medication management when compared to acute care trusts, as the work environment is considerably different. The demands for care in this context are also rising due to an increase in the number of people receiving treatment and care for mental health conditions. However, that is only the first of many factors.
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“People still wait for up to 10 hours for discharge.”

December 19, 2018 Tjaša Zajc
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Christine Wadsworth is an experienced British pharmacist with more than 25 years of experience in the profession. She has worked in almost every pharmacist job you can imagine: first as an assistant at a local pharmacy in her teens, as a Consultant in ‘Boots’ – a UK chain of community pharmacies, in a clinical setting as a clinical pharmacist in Billinge Hospital in Wigan, England, then moving to ...
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Medication discrepancies: up to 67% of patients coming to the hospital have them

December 14, 2018 Tjaša Zajc
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Up to 67% of patients admitted to the hospital have unintended medication discrepancies, and these discrepancies are also common at discharge (1). Medication reconciliation at admission, during a patient’s stay, and at discharge are the first steps towards accurate and informed decision making for patient care.
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Seven things to think about before buying an ePMA

October 31, 2018 Tjaša Zajc
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  The reasons for implementing an electronic prescribing and medication management system, or ePMA, are clear. An ePMA reduces the stress of healthcare workers, and also helps to save the lives of patients. While ePMA systems might already seem to be a self-evident and indispensable part of every hospital in today’s digital age, many hospitals are only just starting their digital transformation. ...
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Webinar summary: ‘Why do we need ePMA?’ with Duncan Cripps and Roko Malkoč

October 11, 2018 Jaka Kladnik
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Around 30% of negative drug effects are a consequence of a medication management error.[1] Electronic prescribing can prevent many of them.
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David Chalkley: ‘When implementing an ePMA system, you need to invest in a good team and establish as broad an ownership and engagement as possible’

October 01, 2018 Jaka Kladnik
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In 2013 David Chalkley joined the newly formed Musgrove Park Hospital digital team, established to support and prepare the trust through a digital transformation programme, including the implementation of an electronic prescribing system. Initially, he joined the digital programme to lead the selection of the e-prescribing system, working within a multidisciplinary team to assess the broader ...
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How to choose the right device for your hospital?

September 25, 2018 Jaka Kladnik
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 Information technology has made an immense impact on health care; it can help save lives, increase the efficiency of medical processes,improve patient outcomes and reduce hospital costs. The success of implementing an IT solution, such as ePrescribing,depends on selecting the right combination of devices.
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Electronic prescribing saves lives, so make the first step with a gap analysis

September 14, 2018 Božidarka Radović
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What if I told you that the transformation from paper-based to electronic prescribing could save lives?
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