Errors Associated with the Use of Computerized Prescribing: Perspectives and Recommendations

4:00 pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2013
5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Crosstown Center (801 Mass. Ave., Southeast corner of Mass. Ave. and Albany St, 02118.), 2nd Floor, Conference Room 2127/2128
Contact Name:
Claribel Marmol
MEDICAL INFORMATICS SEMINAR Abstract: Computerized prescribing has been widely promoted as a tool to prevent medical errors that are associated with pen-and-paper prescribing. In addition, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides additional financial incentives for healthcare systems to adopt this technology. But with all changes come unintended consequences. This presentation will provide an overview of errors associated with the use of computerized prescribing systems by examining issues found on computer-generated prescriptions, and their impact on physicians and pharmacists. It will also offer recommendations to implementers and users of computerized prescribing on how these errors could be prevented.