Healthcare IT News November 30, 2022
Joyoti Goswami

While understanding and reconciling drugs after discharge from the hospital can be challenging, it’s a necessity for greater efficacy of care delivery. HL7’s Da Vinci project can help

The elderly and chronically ill patients are typically challenged with many drugs and complicated dosing regimens, often leading to medication errors. Medication errors are one of the most common patient safety events. More than 40 percent of medication errors are believed to result from inadequate reconciliation in handoffs during admission, transfer, and discharge of patients. 

While understanding and reconciling drugs after discharge from the hospital can be challenging, it is a necessity for greater efficacy of care delivery. There can be instances where a patient taking Glucophage before admission and then prescribed...

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