The Beginning to Bedside Patient Safety Solution integrates with nuclear medicine department’s electronic health record (EHR) systems and utilizes barcode technology to help improve productivity, data accuracy and patient safety.
Barcode technology is one of the most important components in safely tracking medications and verifying a patient’s five rights before administration: right patient, right drug, right dose, right route and right time. But some medications – such as unit-dose radiopharmaceuticals – are exempt from the FDA’s barcoding requirements, creating a potential gap in the tracking process and opening the door to patient dosing errors.
Until now. The Cardinal Health™ Safetrac™ Barcoding System is the industry’s first and only system that tracks radiopharmaceuticals from beginning to bedside, with no gaps in tracking.
How does the Safetrac™ Barcoding System work?
Every radiopharmaceutical dose is tracked when ordered, prepared, shipped, delivered and administered at the point of care by integrating with your nuclear medicine EHR system. Bacode technology verifies the patient’s five rights: right patient, right drug, right dose, right route, right time and reduces the number of crucial points for human error. Follow the dose from beginning to bedside.
Nationally, preventable medication errors occur in 3.8 million inpatient admissions and 3.3 million outpatient visits each year. 1, 2
Medication errors in radiology are 7x more likely to cause patient harm compared to errors in other settings.6
The average cost per medication administration error (MAE) is $2,901.Three out of 100 radiologic service doses administered results in an MAE.1,2,3,4,5
Barcode medication administration in healthcare systems increased from 21 percent in 2007 to 75 percent in 2014.7
Why do something? Why now?
Discover why your nuclear medicine department should take advantage of radiopharmaceutical barcode tracking today.
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1 Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) and NEHI, 2008. Saving Lives, Saving Money: The Imperative for CPOE in Massachusetts. Updated to 2008 figures. Cambridge, MA: NEHI, 2008. Available at https://www.nehi.net/writable/publication_files/file/cpoe20808_final.pdf. Last accessed November 2010.
2 Center of Information Technology Leadership (CITL), The Value of Computerized Provider Order Entry in Ambulatory Settings. Updated to 2007 figures. Available at https://www.partners.org/cird/pdfs/CITL_ACPOE_Full.pdf. Last accessed November 2010.
3 Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) and New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI).
4 Center of Information Technology Leadership (CITL).
5 Burton MM, Hope C, Murray MD, et al., The cost of adverse drug events in ambulatory care. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2007:90-93. Updated to 2007 figures.
6 Santell JP, Hicks RW, Cousins DD. MEDMARX® data report: a chartbook of 2000-2004 findings from intensive care units and radiologic services. Rockville (MD): USP Center for the Advancement of Patient Safety; 2006.
7 State of Pharmacy Automation (August, 2014) Retrieved May 2015 from: www.pppmag.com/info