Rothschild, Keohane, et al., conclude that smart infusion pumps can detect intravenous medication errors and adverse drug events. However, "We found no measurable impact on the serious medication error rate, likely in part due to poor compliance. Although smart pumps have great promise, technological and nursing behavioral factors must be addressed if these pumps are to achieve their potential for improving medication safety."
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After almost 25 years in health care Tim remains with his first love, connectology, the automation of workflow through the integration of medical devices with information systems.
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