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Study: Bar Code Technology Reduces Medication Errors
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Using bar-code technology can substantially reduce transcription and medication errors, and prevent potential adverse events, according to a new study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston compared error rates in order transcription and medication administration at an academic medical center before and after it implemented a bar-code electronic medication-administration system (eMAR).

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