Making the Problem Worse-Medication Errors
Nwagha, Kelly Emeka
Making the Problem Worse
It is a well-known fact that accessing a hospital or any other healthcare facility particularly when one is sick is primarily to get adequate healthcare service. Over the years however, it has been increasingly worrisome that people come out from these healthcare facilities with worse health conditions that makes the person to begin to wonder what could have gone wrong. The world over and in particular, the USA, adverse drug events and handwriting identification challenges, has been noted as the major problems in most US hospitals. How well could the deployment of the Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) system help to checkmate the problems?
Purpose of Study:
The paper aims to address some of the people alignment efforts that I feel would be effective for Springfield General Hospital. It also described the theories of change implementation that would have helped the administration at the Hospital solve the problem of identified medication errors at hand. Concluding, the paper would design a sequencing of new technology in change implementation that I feel would be helpful to Springfield General Hospital in achieving its objectives.
Overview of the Paper:
Prescriptions and drug’s administration are the most vulnerable stages of drug treatment process. At Springfield General Hospital, a nagging and extremely disturbing problem that exists is medication mistakes or errors and it is more of a global phenomenon in all health care facilities. As stated by Spector (2010, pp. 147-148), the problem includes “ Prescribing errors, confusion over drugs with similar names, inadequate attention to the synergistic effects of multiple drugs and patient allergies-those and other related errors that are lumped together under the label, adverse drug event- kill or harm more than 770,000 patients annually in US”. Other...