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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843419/could-the-pharmaceutical-industry-benefit-from-full-scale-adoption-of-radio-frequency-identification-rfid-technology-with-new-regulations
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Alberto Coustasse, Craig A Kimble, Robert B Stanton, Mariah Naylor
Healthcare regulators are directing attention to the pharmaceutical supply chain with the passage of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) and the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). Adoption of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has the ability to improve compliance, reduce costs, and improve safety in the supply chain but its implementation has been limited; primarily because of hardware and tag costs. The purpose of this research study was to analyze the benefits to the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare system of the adoption of RFID technology as a result of newly implemented supply chain regulations...
2016: Perspectives in Health Information Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27471065/microbial-bioinformatics-2020
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Mark J Pallen
Microbial bioinformatics in 2020 will remain a vibrant, creative discipline, adding value to the ever-growing flood of new sequence data, while embracing novel technologies and fresh approaches. Databases and search strategies will struggle to cope and manual curation will not be sustainable during the scale-up to the million-microbial-genome era. Microbial taxonomy will have to adapt to a situation in which most microorganisms are discovered and characterised through the analysis of sequences. Genome sequencing will become a routine approach in clinical and research laboratories, with fresh demands for interpretable user-friendly outputs...
September 2016: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27413141/ashp-national-survey-of-pharmacy-practice-in-hospital-settings-monitoring-and-patient-education-2015
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Craig A Pedersen, Philip J Schneider, Douglas J Scheckelhoff
PURPOSE: The results of the 2015 ASHP national survey of pharmacy practice in hospital settings are presented. METHODS: A stratified random sample of pharmacy directors at 1432 U.S. general and children's medical-surgical hospitals were surveyed using a mixed-mode method. IMS Health supplied data on hospital characteristics; the survey sample was drawn from IMS's hospital database. RESULTS: The survey response rate was 22.7%. Since the 2000 survey, the proportion of hospitals reporting that pharmacists monitor at least 75% of patients has increased from 20...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27142953/recommendations-for-health-information-technology-implementation-in-rural-hospitals
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Yuan-Han Huang, Anand K Gramopadhye
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate violations against work standards associated with using a new health information technology (HIT) system. Relevant recommendations for implementing HIT in rural hospitals are provided and discussed to achieve meaningful use. Design/methodology/approach - An observational study is conducted to map medication administration process while using a HIT system in a rural hospital. Follow-up focus groups are held to determine and verify potential adverse factors related to using the HIT system while passing drugs to patients...
May 9, 2016: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27026559/-nurses-innovation-acceptance-of-barcode-technology
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Hui-Ping Cheng, Ting-Ting Lee, Chieh-Yu Liu, I-Ching Hou
BACKGROUND: Healthcare organizations have increasingly adopted barcode technology to improve care quality and work efficiency. Barcode technology is simple to use, so it is frequently used in patient identification, medication administration, and specimen collection processes. PURPOSE: This study used a technology acceptance model and innovation diffusion theory to explore the innovation acceptance of barcode technology by nurses. METHODS: The data were collected using a structured questionnaire with open-ended questions that was based on the technology acceptance model and innovation diffusion theory...
April 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26822532/materials-vigilance-and-traceability
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P Tracol
Patient safety requires speedy detection of any medical device malfunction; this is known as "materials vigilance". It entails the need to be able to trace back the life-long pathway of a device; this is "traceability". European regulations enact free circulation of medical devices throughout the European Union, with each member state being responsible for safety within its own territory. Medical devices are divided into 3 categories of increasing risk. CE marking mandatory for medical devices distributed within the EU, and count as market authorizations...
February 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26165523/identification-of-common-horsetail-equisetum-arvense-l-equisetaceae-using-thin-layer-chromatography-versus-dna-barcoding
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C Haris Saslis-Lagoudakis, Sam Bruun-Lund, Natalie E Iwanycki, Ole Seberg, Gitte Petersen, Anna K Jäger, Nina Rønsted
The global herbal products market has grown in recent years, making regulation of these products paramount for public healthcare. For instance, the common horsetail (Equisetum arvense L.) is used in numerous herbal products, but it can be adulterated with closely related species, especially E. palustre L. that can produce toxic alkaloids. As morphology-based identification is often difficult or impossible, the identification of processed material can be aided by molecular techniques. In this study, we explore two molecular identification techniques as methods of testing the purity of these products: a Thin Layer Chromatography approach (TLC-test) included in the European Pharmacopoeia and a DNA barcoding approach, used in recent years to identify material in herbal products...
2015: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26092963/ashp-national-survey-of-pharmacy-practice-in-hospital-settings-dispensing-and-administration-2014
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Craig A Pedersen, Philip J Schneider, Douglas J Scheckelhoff
PURPOSE: The results of the 2014 ASHP national survey of pharmacy practice in hospital settings that pertain to dispensing and administration are described. METHODS: A stratified random sample of pharmacy directors at 1435 general and children's medical-surgical hospitals in the United States were surveyed by mail. RESULTS: In this national probability sample survey, the response rate was 29.7%. Ninety-seven percent of hospitals used automated dispensing cabinets in their medication distribution systems, 65...
July 1, 2015: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26078414/improving-vaccine-registries-through-mobile-technologies-a-vision-for-mobile-enhanced-immunization-information-systems
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Kumanan Wilson, Katherine M Atkinson, Shelley L Deeks, Natasha S Crowcroft
Immunization registries or information systems are critical to improving the quality and evaluating the ongoing success of immunization programs. However, the completeness of these systems is challenged by a myriad of factors including the fragmentation of vaccine administration, increasing mobility of individuals, new vaccine development, use of multiple products, and increasingly frequent changes in recommendations. Mobile technologies could offer a solution, which mitigates some of these challenges. Engaging individuals to have more control of their own immunization information using their mobile devices could improve the timeliness and accuracy of data in central immunization information systems...
January 2016: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25923933/smartphone-applications-with-sensors-used-in-a-tertiary-hospital-current-status-and-future-challenges
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Yu Rang Park, Yura Lee, Guna Lee, Jae Ho Lee, Soo-Yong Shin
Smartphones have been widely used recently to monitor heart rate and activity, since they have the necessary processing power, non-invasive and cost-effective sensors, and wireless communication capabilities. Consequently, healthcare applications (apps) using smartphone-based sensors have been highlighted for non-invasive physiological monitoring. In addition, several healthcare apps have received FDA clearance. However, in spite of their potential, healthcare apps with smartphone-based sensors are mostly used outside of hospitals and have not been widely adopted for patient care in hospitals until recently...
2015: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25842645/medication-administration-in-the-operating-room-new-standards-and-recommendations
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Lindsay Bree Brown
Anesthesia is one of the few areas in healthcare with no secondary verification of medication administration, yet it also has the highest number of administered medications, most of which are high-alert medications. Anesthetists often prescribe, dispense, mix, relabel, administer, and document medications without secondary verification. To increase patient safety, vigilance is one of the basic principles of anesthesia delivery in addition to the other fundamentals of medication administration. The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation recommends implementing standardizations, barcode medication administration, and the use of prefilled or premixed syringes to assist in the safe delivery of anesthesia...
December 2014: AANA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25756542/interventions-for-reducing-medication-errors-in-children-in-hospital
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Jolanda M Maaskant, Hester Vermeulen, Bugewa Apampa, Bernard Fernando, Maisoon A Ghaleb, Antje Neubert, Sudhin Thayyil, Aung Soe
BACKGROUND: Many hospitalised patients are affected by medication errors (MEs) that may cause discomfort, harm and even death. Children are at especially high risk of harm as the result of MEs because such errors are potentially more hazardous to them than to adults. Until now, interventions to reduce MEs have led to only limited improvements. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing MEs and related harm in hospitalised children...
2015: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25661584/integrated-quantum-dot-barcode-smartphone-optical-device-for-wireless-multiplexed-diagnosis-of-infected-patients
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Kevin Ming, Jisung Kim, Mia J Biondi, Abdullah Syed, Kun Chen, Albert Lam, Mario Ostrowski, Anu Rebbapragada, Jordan J Feld, Warren C W Chan
Inorganic nanoparticles are ideal precursors for engineering barcodes for rapidly detecting diseases. Despite advances in the chemical design of these barcodes, they have not advanced to clinical use because they lack sensitivity and are not cost-effective due to requirement of a large read-out system. Here we combined recent advances in quantum dot barcode technology with smartphones and isothermal amplification to engineer a simple and low-cost chip-based wireless multiplex diagnostic device. We characterized the analytical performance of this device and demonstrated that the device is capable of detecting down to 1000 viral genetic copies per milliliter, and this enabled the diagnosis of patients infected with HIV or hepatitis B...
March 24, 2015: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25214157/medication-safety-strategies-in-hospitals-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Franklin Acheampong, Berko Panyin Anto, George Asumeng Koffuor
BACKGROUND: Medication safety is an essential component of patient safety in health care delivery. Providing strategies to effectively prevent medication errors and adverse drug events in hospitals has gained international recognition. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to review systematically the research literature on the various interventions for providing medication safety in hospitals. METHOD: Eight healthcare databases were searched for full research articles written in English...
2014: International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24453558/dna-barcoding-as-a-complementary-tool-for-conservation-and-valorisation-of-forest-resources
#15
Angeliki Laiou, Luca Aconiti Mandolini, Roberta Piredda, Rosanna Bellarosa, Marco Cosimo Simeone
Since the pre-historic era, humans have been using forests as a food, drugs and handcraft reservoir. Today, the use of botanical raw material to produce pharmaceuticals, herbal remedies, teas, spirits, cosmetics, sweets, dietary supplements, special industrial compounds and crude materials constitute an important global resource in terms of healthcare and economy. In recent years, DNA barcoding has been suggested as a useful molecular technique to complement traditional taxonomic expertise for fast species identification and biodiversity inventories...
December 30, 2013: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24356802/does-applying-technology-throughout-the-medication-use-process-improve-patient-safety-with-antineoplastics
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REVIEW
Joseph Bubalo, Bruce A Warden, Joshua J Wiegel, Tess Nishida, Evelyn Handel, Leanne M Svoboda, Lam Nguyen, P Neil Edillo
PURPOSE: Medical errors, in particular medication errors, continue to be a troublesome factor in the delivery of safe and effective patient care. Antineoplastic agents represent a group of medications highly susceptible to medication errors due to their complex regimens and narrow therapeutic indices. As the majority of these medication errors are frequently associated with breakdowns in poorly defined systems, developing technologies and evolving workflows seem to be a logical approach to provide added safeguards against medication errors...
December 2014: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24061586/barcode-medication-administration-work-arounds-a-systematic-review-and-implications-for-nurse-executives
#17
REVIEW
Barbara Voshall, Ronald Piscotty, Jeanette Lawrence, Mary Targosz
Safe medication administration is necessary to ensure quality healthcare. Barcode medication administration systems were developed to reduce drug administration errors and the related costs and improve patient safety. Work-arounds created by nurses in the execution of the required processes can lead to unintended consequences, including errors. This article provides a systematic review of the literature associated with barcoded medication administration and work-arounds and suggests interventions that should be adopted by nurse executives to ensure medication safety...
October 2013: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23949162/sponges-and-incorrect-sponge-count-minor-contributions-to-the-process-of-detecting-retained-foreign-bodies
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Chidi Obasi, Ralph Etienne-Cummings, Harold Lehmann, Jonathan S Lewin, B Asiyanbola
Background: Postoperative retained foreign bodies [RFBs] can be a serious event, but they are rare. The x-ray is the current gold standard to detect RFBs. There has been scant research on the process of detection as opposed to the consequence of RFBs. Surgical sponges incorporating automatic data identity capture technology (radiofrequency tags, barcodes) have been proposed to detect RFBs. Because resources in healthcare are scarce, careful consideration needs to be given to developing the right technology in order to maximize the process of RFB elimination...
September 6, 2012: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23562140/using-a-sociotechnical-framework-to-understand-adaptations-in-health-it-implementation
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Laurie Lovett Novak, Richard J Holden, Shilo H Anders, Jennifer Y Hong, Ben-Tzion Karsh
PURPOSE: When barcode medication administration (BCMA) is implemented nurses are required to integrate not only a new set of procedures or artifacts into everyday work, but also an orientation to medication safety itself that is sometimes at odds with their own. This paper describes how the nurses' orientation (the Practice Frame) can collide with the orientation that is represented by the technology and its implementation (the System Frame), resulting in adaptations at the individual and organization levels...
December 2013: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23484986/retained-surgical-sponges-needles-and-instruments
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REVIEW
D Hariharan, D N Lobo
INTRODUCTION: Retained sponges and instruments (RSI) due to surgery are a recognised medical 'never event' and have catastrophic implications for patients, healthcare professionals and medical care providers. The aim of this review was to elucidate the extent of the problem of RSI and to identify preventative strategies. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was performed on MEDLINE(®), Embase™, the Science Citation Index and Google™ Scholar for articles published in English between January 2000 and June 2012...
March 2013: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
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