Medications administered via intravenous (IV) infusions have high potential for patient harm. Evaluation of the rate of variances between the medication order on the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and IV infusion details in the smart pump was performed pre and post- implementation of smart pump and EMR interoperability. Introduction of smart pumps with EMR interoperability resulted in a statistically significant reduction in frequency of variances.Reference:
Chin K, Donovan J, Bingham G, Poole S, Tong E. Evaluation of Smart Pump Interoperability with an Electronic Medical Record System to Improve Infusion Safety. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2024 Jan 25;310:1341-1342. doi: 10.3233/SHTI231185. PMID: 38270034.