Informatics

The Benefits of Clinical Decision Support

The Benefits of Clinical Decision Support

Technology has become a significant part of pharmacy practice and advancements in technology have helped to improve patient care and healthcare as a whole. Many of these advancements are incorporated into a health information technology system called clinical decision support (CDS). According to Healthcare Information […]

Improve Patient Safety with Barcode Medication Administration (BCMA)

Improve Patient Safety with Barcode Medication Administration (BCMA)

One of the most practical ways to reduce medication errors within a hospital is to implement a system called barcode medication administration (BCMA). BCMA is an inventory control system that is designed to make sure that patients are receiving the correct medications by electronically validating and documenting […]

What is Pharmacy Informatics?

What is Pharmacy Informatics?

New technology is being introduced into healthcare everyday. These innovations have increased the importance of health information technology (HIT) which is the exchange of health information in an electronic environment. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), health information technology within […]