By Paul Czerwinski, North America Director of Healthcare, Motorola Solutions
Meaningful Use Stage 2 compliance is the number one issue facing healthcare IT professionals in 2014 and 2015. An important requirement for certification is tracking medication from order to administration using assistive technologies. The most common assistive technology is bar code scanning.
Bar code medication administration (BCMA) has moved from a future technology to an accepted and effective means of enhancing healthcare. It can accurately verify patient identification, medication, timing and dosage and automate the manual processes that are prone to human error. BCMA solutions can also provide relevant data to drive continuous quality improvement (CQI) and significantly reduce workflows in hospitals.
Here are three items to consider when selecting a BCMA solution.
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