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Medication Barcoding and Hospital Strategic Planning

Link medication barcoding to hospital organizational strategic plan.

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An organization's strategic plan provides direction as to where the organization is going and how it is going to meet its needs. In other words, the organization identifies an area of need that will benefit the organization and develops a plan to meet that need. Today's health care organizations are often looking for ways to facilitate and improve patient care, especially in the area of medication errors, where every year a number of patients are losing their lives as a result of. With record number of medication errors, some of these organizations have begun using certain ...

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Over the years, medication errors in health care organizations (specifically hospitals) has led to the development of measures to counteract that problem. Consequently, medication bar coding has been identified as a positive measure for an organization's strategic plan in order to reduce medication errors and help save lives.