Essay on The Bar Code Scanning System

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In order to achieve highest HCAHPS scores and reduce medical errors JMH Executive Committee decided to implement a bar-code scanning system of medication delivery and a patient education program during Hospital stay.
The bar-code scanning system is an integral part of the electronic health record. Nurses administer all medications, including i.v. piggy-back medications and i.v. large-volume medications, through the bar-code scanning system. All information is documented with a time stamp for improved accuracy of clinical information. The documented administration information is available throughout the medical center to any clinician or pharmacist as part of the integrated health record. The bar code scanning system will help with patient 's pain control, reducing medical errors and charting on real time.
The patient education program will increase patient safety and will improve HCAHPS medication communication scores . A patient’s understanding of medications is very important to a satisfactory patient experience and it also improves safety and quality. Recent study shows that only 35% of patients knew the side effects of their medication (Hays, Ron D., et al. "Physician Communication When Prescribing New Medications.") Archives of Internal Medicine 166, no. 17 (2006): 1855-62
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