ELECTRONIC MEDICATION MANAGEMENT-ROLE IN MEDICATION SAFETY
Priscilla Mary James*, Vinson Achenkunju, Rajasekar Balasubramaniam, Abijith Rajendra Babu, Robin N. Rajan and Sheik Haja Sherief
Medication Errors are a continuing and seemingly intractable challenge for health care system. The main aim is to create awareness on safe use of drugs by using Electronic Medication Management (EMM). EMM plays a wide role in reduction of preventable adverse drug events including fewer prescribing and dispensing errors. By using EMM choosing appropriate and cost effective treatments are possible thereby increasing the quality of treatment to the patients and to improve the medication adherence. The various EMM resources include Prescribing system such as medication history recording, Hospital clinical information system, Medication review and reconciliation. Decision support system such as Evidence based order sets, Allergies and Adverse Drug Events history and alerts, Drug interaction checker. Dispensing systems such as Pharmacy software and Automated dispensing systems. Ordering and supply solutions such as Electronic transfer of prescription (ETP), Hospital messaging solutions and Administrative records like Electronic medication administrative records etc.
Keywords: adverse drug events, electronic medication management, resources.
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