Barcode-Enabled Medication Dispense Tracking System- how does it work?
Hello, I would like to know about barcode-enabled medication dispense tracking system. How does it work? I learnt that it may help reduce medication re-dispenses, missing medication requests and delivery turnaround time. Please leave your comments on this.
@oindrila The investigators found that the ability to track the status of a medication in real-time may assist with communication gaps between departments and facilitate patient safety improvements. Administrating and making medications available to patients in a timely manner is a challenge in the hospital setting, according to the investigators. Although there are several factors contributing to these issues, one potential limitation is an inability to identify the location of a medication in the dispensing process. This can result in an increase in pharmacy workload with re-dispensing of medications, nursing dissatisfaction, and potential compromises in patient safety due to delayed administration, according to the study. The recent introduction of medication dispense tracking technology allows for health systems to increase transparency and accountability within pharmacy and nursing departments by providing real-time updates as a medication is delivered to the patient care unit, according to the researchers. In the case studied, the medication dispense tracking system was implemented using a team-based approach, which involved couriers, nursing, and informatics specialists.