Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is using a new digital tool to manage prescriptions, which is improving patient safety and staff efficiency.
A lack of safe digital prescribing tools could lead to fatal medication errors “linked to poor design of electronic health records”, a new report found.
The platform will be operational across North Cumbria Integrated Care’s acute and community hospitals and will be implemented in partnership with CGI.
Sixteen NHS trusts are to receive a share of £16m to go towards introducing an electronic prescribing system as part of an initiative launched in 2018.
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A further £8.7million is to be dished out to seven NHS hospital trusts to introduce digital records and e-prescribing as part of a £78m programme.
The university is set to use Better’s OPENeP electronic prescribing and medicines administration (EPMA) solution as part of student’s learning.
The switch enabled private practices to switch to virtual consultation during the Covid-19 pandemic. Hundreds of practice have made the switch to CloudRx.
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with Better’s e-prescribing and medications management solution across its surgical services.
The service gives patients the option to have their prescriptions sent electronically to a Boots pharmacy within minutes of their GP consultation.
An electronic prescription tool developed by staff has reduced the number of errors when prescribing a drug for paracetamol overdoses to zero.
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