INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING AND ROBOTIC PHARMACY DISPENSING - Are there Any Benefits?

R. J. Beard

Abstract

Sunderland Royal Hospital (1,000 beds) has used an integrated electronic prescribing (EP) system for 8 years, and recently (2009) linked 2 robotic dispensing machines to the pharmacy module. The impact on dispensing error rates (quality) and efficiency (costs) were assessed. The implementation delivered staff efficiencies above expectation, whilst not adversely affecting the dispensing error rates. It was significant that although the combination of EP plus robot did eliminate dispensing errors, some errors continue to occur for items not stocked in the robot (e.g. part-packs). In achieving this, the professional pharmacy model changes.

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Beard R. (2011). INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING AND ROBOTIC PHARMACY DISPENSING - Are there Any Benefits? . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-34-8, pages 376-381. DOI: 10.5220/0003191603760381


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@conference{healthinf11,
author={R. J. Beard},
title={INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING AND ROBOTIC PHARMACY DISPENSING - Are there Any Benefits?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={376-381},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003191603760381},
isbn={978-989-8425-34-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING AND ROBOTIC PHARMACY DISPENSING - Are there Any Benefits?
SN - 978-989-8425-34-8
AU - Beard R.
PY - 2011
SP - 376
EP - 381
DO - 10.5220/0003191603760381