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barcode technology


June 11, 2012  2:42 PM

Using a team-based approach in health care to reduce lab errors

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
barcode technology, ECRI Institute, lab errors, patient safety, patient safety organizations

Despite what "The Non-Fat Yogurt" episode of Seinfeld would have us believe, the majority of lab errors in the health care industry do not actually occur in the lab. Errors can happen any time during the preanalytic,...

May 6, 2010  2:00 PM

Study shows using bar-code technology reduces medication errors

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
barcode technology, Health IT, Meaningful use

The next time you find yourself receiving a medication at the hospital, don't worry if the nurse scans you like a bag of potato chips at the grocery store -- it's for your own safety. Medication mistakes are among the most common medical errors to occur, and can cause patients serious harm....


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