The HITECH legislation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is allocating more than $20 billion to push for the adoption of health IT nationwide, including e-health records and e-prescription systems. Health IT can boost patient's quality of care by reducing medical errors, improving clinical decision making and helping to eliminate redundant and unnecessary tests and costs. Health IT, including automated systems that check for adverse drug interactions, allergies, and confirm patient I
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Beside scanning devices, that help match patient's ID and other info with medication barcodes before drugs are administered, can prevent dangerous errors before they happen. This bedside application is part of a medication management systems offered by Omincell, which can improve efficiencies in addition to boosting patient safety.