Rice Hospital implements bar-coding system in newest effort to improve medication safety
The same technology that scans your lettuce and ground beef at the grocery store checkout is being used at Rice Memorial Hospital to increase medication safety.
By bar-coding both the patient's ID band and medication, hospital officials hope to provide one final check -- right patient, right medication, right dose, right route, right time -- before the medication is given.
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