Within months of implementing the iSOFT Medication Management system (formerly known as MedChart), the Dunedin Hospital on New Zealand's South Island saw a significant reduction in medication error and an increase in staff efficiency. According to one senior nurse "there would be a riot" if the wards reverted to the old system.
Led by Dr Andrew Bowers, the project introduced electronic prescribing and medication administration to medical wards at the 388-bed hospital. While it has not been without difficulty, Dr Bowers and colleagues have succeeded in engaging staff and defining the medication management system to suit their needs, and to improve their ability to deliver quality care.
Hear Dr Bowers explain in his own words, how he achieved user involvement and clinical improvement, with the Dunedin Hospital's successful implementation of iSOFT's medication management. Join this free, live webinar at 10 am Eastern Standard Time (Australia) 1 April 2011.
LIVE WEBINAR | Sustaining Clinician Engagement: Implementing Electronic Medication Management at Dunedin Hospital
10 am EST - 1 April 2011
Presenter: Dr Andrew Bowers
- Medical Director of IT, Southern District Health Board, New Zealand
- Clinical Leader, Electronic Prescribing, New Zealand Ministry of Health, Safe Medication Management Programme (concluded February 2011)
- National Health IT Board National Information Clinical Leadership Group
Dr Andrew Bowers is the clinical lead for the successful Dunedin Hospital electronic prescribing and electronic medicine administration project, which is part of a wider New Zealand Ministry of Health project to address medication safety. Join him for a live webinar in which he explains the pilot, what they did how they did it and what is next. The results so far are attracting wide spread attention, with hospitals across New Zealand actively requesting to be a part of the program. Dr Bowers will also provide valuable insights for achieving clinician engagement and other learning resulting from the implementation.
Register today to secure your seat and hear directly from a successful clinical leader. Dr Bowers' presentation will be followed by a 15-minute question and answer session, so have your questions ready.
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