Electronic Prescribing In Hospitals: Moving Forward
Thursday 6 October 2016
The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham
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-In order to deliver the National Information Board 2020 vision for personalised health and care, implementing full EPMA across the NHS is essential.” Operational productivity and performance in English NHS acute hospitals: Unwarrantedvariations, An independent report for the Department of Health by Lord Carter of Coles, February 2016
-The benefits of eprescribing include efficiency gains - No lost charts – time saving, Immediate access to information – no chart transfer, No re-writing of charts, Administration time reductions, and Reduction in adverse drug events and Reduction in missed doses” Ann Slee, ePrescribing Lead, NHS England June 2015
-Expanding the use of electronic prescribing by doctors and nurses in hospitals will help the NHS saves lives and save money.” Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of NHS England
-Studies show electronic prescribing can cut prescription errors – which can be present in as many as 8% of hospital prescriptions – by up to 50%” NHS England
-NHS Trust Boards are reminded that the impetus for renewed focus on the benefits of ePrescribing is to improve quality of care, reduce opportunity for error and enable communication of essential information across systems” Safer hospitals, safer wards: Achieving and integrated digital care record, NHS England
This conference looks at moving forward with Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) in a hospital setting and where eprescribing fits within your digital roadmap to a paper free at the point of care service. Electronic Prescribing has the potential to support the medicines use process that can be delivered at every stage from prescribing to administration, it can provide management of prescriptions and will also give immediate access to medicines information.
Sessions will provide delegates with the understanding of how to implement and move forward with Electronic Prescribing in practice. Through learning from experienced implementers and case studies the conference will look at critical success factors in going live with eprescribing, and will particularly focus on moving forward with your eprescribing system into more complex areas with case studies in oncology, mental health, intensive and critical care and paediatrics. There will be case studies on Electronic Prescribing which will highlight the clinical benefits and engaging the clinical staff and the impact of eprescribing on prescribing and medication errors. The final session will discuss maintenance of existing prescribing systems and developing new functionality including transitioning between systems.
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