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CentraState Healthcare System employs Siemens Med Administration Check to prevent medication errors

Siemens Healthcare USA : 22 February, 2008  (New Product)
CentraState Healthcare System, a 272-bed, non-profit medical facility located in Freehold, New Jersey, USA, has implemented a system-wide initiative using Siemens Med Administration Check (MAK) in conjunction with Siemens Pharmacy to help address the costs and risks associated with preventable medication errors.
When CentraState pharmacists fill a medication order, the system cross-checks the order with the patient's Medical record for any potential contraindications and nurses use barcode scanners to scan the medication and patient at the bedside when administering medications, during which the MAK system will provide alerts to the nurse if any potential risks or errors are detected. Since using these solutions, CentraState has witnessed a 42 percent reduction in avoidable adverse drug events.

'The support and acceptance of this project from our staff members has been remarkable,' explained Indranil ‘Neal’ Ganguly, chief information officer, CentraState. 'The solutions from Siemens have greatly improved the quality of care we provide to our patients and we are looking forward to continuing to grow our Patient safety programmes with help from our team at Siemens.'

Siemens Med Administration Check (MAK) utilises point-of-care barcode technology to automatically validate and document the medication administration process to help reduce the potential for errors and improve care. MAK helps to reduce errors by providing a tool that alerts nurses immediately to potential errors of drug, dose, route, time or patient.
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