Anthony Vecchione

Anthony Vecchione is a veteran healthcare journalist with extensive experience writing and editing news and feature stories for print and online.

By Anthony Vecchione 10:49 am July 17, 2014
When it comes to preventing adverse drug events, some suggest that traditional evidence-based prescribing must be enhanced with "person-based" approach rooted in specific data. One Web-based technology may help do that.
Medication
By Anthony Vecchione 11:18 am June 26, 2014
There is ample evidence that barcode technology for medication has had a significant impact on patient safety. But while most U.S. hospitals have adopted barcode medication administration, experts say there's big room for improvement.
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By Anthony Vecchione 10:23 am June 12, 2014
The use of smart pump technology has been proven to reduce the frequency of errors in the administration of intravenous drugs. But software glitches and other potentially dangerous problems persist.
Barcode
By Anthony Vecchione 10:55 am May 21, 2014
There is ample evidence that barcode technology for medication has had a significant impact on patient safety. But while most U.S. hospitals have adopted barcode medication administration, experts say there's big room for improvement.
Doctor checking boxes
By Anthony Vecchione 10:37 am May 21, 2014
When it comes to choosing the right barcode medication administration system, industry experts advise prospective customers to take a close look at what electronic medical record they select.
By Anthony Vecchione 10:08 am May 20, 2014
Health system pharmacists are playing a greater role in the decision-making process when it comes to the implementation of electronic health records in both hospital and ambulatory settings.

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