A doctor writes a prescription. The prescription gets passed on to the pharmacist to be filled, but what exactly did the doctor write?
This process is a prime candidate for technological intervention.Despite their best efforts, writing things down on paper to then be interpreted at the other end is sure to end in imprecise fulfillment or worse, completely incorrect medicine.
Nobody in the process wants to make a mistake, so instead of putting undue pressure on everyone involved, it’s better to just improve the process.
Having the doctor input data digitally and then having it relayed to the pharmacist electronically eliminates at least a few points of possible failure.
This application story looks at how these issues were overcome with the use of technology. It covers the installation of hardware from BriteMED Corp.