The 'back office' of a dispensing cabinet

technology and work contributing to medication safety

Valentina Lichtner*, Mirela Prgomet, Bryony Dean Franklin, Johanna I. Westbrook

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Abstract

Automated dispensing cabinets in clinical wards may contribute to improving safety by reducing the likelihood of medications not being available when needed. However, achieving this safety benefit is dependent on a 'back office' sociotechnical infrastructure that combines semi-automated processes with mindful, resilient work practices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital personalized health and medicine
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of MIE 2020
EditorsLouise B. Pape-Haugaard, Chrisitan Lovis, Inge Cort Madsen, Patrick Weber, Per Hostrup Nielsen, Philip Scott
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Pages1405-1406
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680835
ISBN (Print)9781643680828
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2020
Event30th Medical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE 2020 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 28 Apr 20201 May 2020

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Volume270
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference30th Medical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE 2020
CountrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period28/04/201/05/20

Bibliographical note

Copyright the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and IOS Press 2020. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.

Keywords

  • Hospital Drug Distribution Systems
  • Patient Safety

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    Lichtner, V., Prgomet, M., Franklin, B. D., & Westbrook, J. I. (2020). The 'back office' of a dispensing cabinet: technology and work contributing to medication safety. In L. B. Pape-Haugaard, C. Lovis, I. C. Madsen, P. Weber, P. H. Nielsen, & P. Scott (Eds.), Digital personalized health and medicine: Proceedings of MIE 2020 (pp. 1405-1406). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 270). Amsterdam: IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/SHTI200464