The National Hospitals Office (NHO) is considering the introduction of an automated prescription system to reduce medication errors, according to sources in the Health Service Executive (HSE).
Automated prescription systems are common in the United States where they have helped hospitals reduce medication errors by more than 50 per cent and cut costs substantially.
Under a typical automated prescription system, doctors enter their prescription orders directly into computers. A ‘pending order’ alert then appears next to...
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