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Barcoding End-to-End Solutions: From Pharmacy to Bedside
 Session Overview

As many as 10% of hospital inpatients experience an adverse drug event. Serious medication errors are common in hospitals and often occur during order transcription or the administration of medication. To help prevent such errors, technology has been developed to verify medications by incorporating bar-code verification technology within an electronic medication-administration system.

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Related Resources:
Bar Code Technology and Medication Administration Error  
Implementing a Bar Coded Medication Safety Program: Pharmacist's Toolkit  
ASHP Policy Positions: Automation and Information Technology  
ASHP Statement on Bar-Code-Enabled Medication Administration Technology  
ASHP Statement on the Pharmacist's Role in Informatics  
Effect of Bar-Code Technology on the Safety of Medication Administration  
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  1. Understand the evidence-based literature supporting the use of the bar-code electronic medication-administration system.
  2. Discuss clinical and operational pearls of eMAR system implementation.
  3. Describe the need for supply-chain standard bar-code symbology.

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 When:   June 17, 2010, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
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Charles Denham, MD
Welcome and Safe Practice Overview

Charles R. Denham, MD, is a founder and the chairman of Texas Medical Institute of Technology (TMIT), a non-profit medical research organization dedicated to driving adoption of clinical solutions in patient safety and healthcare performance improvement.

David W. Bates, MD, MSc
Overview of Medication Safety

David W. Bates, MD, MSc is an expert in patient safety and in using information technology to improve clinical decision-making, patient safety, quality-of-care, and cost-effectiveness. A practicing general internist, Dr. Bates is Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and ...

Eric Poon, MD, MPH
Barcode Medication Verification Technology: How Strong Is the Evidence

Eric Poon, MD, MPH, is the Director of Clinical Informatics at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston, MA, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also an Associate Physician in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at the BWH.

Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH
Clinical and Operational Pearls

Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, is a board-certified internist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She received her MD and MPH from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, and trained at Duke University Medical Center.

Ulrike Kreysa
Harmonization of Supply Chain Technology Standards

Ulrike Kreysa Ulrike Kreysa is responsible for the Healthcare sector at the GS1 Global Office in Brussels and works with her local colleagues and those in 108 countries across the world to develop and implement GS1 standards in the healthcare industry.

Karl Gumpper, RPh, BCPS, FASHP
Mr. Gumpper will join us for a roundtable Q&A.

Karl Gumpper, RPh, BCPS, FASHP, currently serves as Director of the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology. In this role, he guides the strategic planning and coordinates all activities of this newly formed membership component group. He is responsible for facilitating the active participation and involvement of pharmacists involved in informatics within ASHP.

Dan Ford, MBA
The Role of the Patient Advocate

Dan Ford, MBA, is a Vice President of Furst Group (healthcare executive search); a patient advocate; a member of NQF's Patient Safety Committee and of ISMP's Board of Directors; and a former member of patient safety, quality, patient- and family-centered care committees of AzHHA, CHN and APIPS in Arizona, and CHP, IHI, and The Joint Commission nationally.

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