Implementing electronic medication management at an Australian teaching hospital.
Med J Aust. 2011 Nov 7;195(9):498-502
Authors: Day RO, Roffe DJ, Richardson KL, Baysari MT, Brennan NJ, Beveridge S, Melocco T, Ainge J, Westbrook JI
We describe the implementation of an electronic medication management system (eMMS) in an Australian teaching hospital, to inform future similar exercises. The success of eMMS implementation depends on: a positive workplace culture (leadership, teamwork and clinician ownership); acceptance of the major impact on work practices by all staff; timely system response to user feedback; training and support for clinicians; a usable system; adequate decision support.
PMID: 22060071 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]