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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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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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Dr. Kalan: ‘The right healthcare applications can enhance hospital processes up to 50%'

August 20, 2018 Jaka Kladnik
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Marand had the honour of being part of a great change that the University Children’s Hospital Ljubljana (UCHL) went through – going from a paper-based to a paperless hospital. One of the specialists who guided us and the hospital during this process was a paediatrician, doctor Gorazd Kalan. He’s been a doctor for more than 26 years. He specialised in paediatrics and intensive care medicine and ...
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Paperless hospital: giving medical teams more time with patients

August 17, 2018 Anže Droljc
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 Each hospital is different. Surrounded by bustling nurses, pharmacists and doctors, beeping medical devices and all sorts of emergencies, patients can often feel like nobody gives them any real attention. Healthcare technology, despite all its benefits, complicates things even further and often makes medical teams act like clerks. Computers or tablets become yet another distraction, another ...
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