Coming: Closed-loop medication management

January 23, 2006

If your hospital is not using a closed-loop medication management system, it soon will be. That's the prediction from the Fourth Annual Summit on Patient Safety & Information Technology held in San Francisco last month. Bar-coding, radio frequency identification (RFID), computerized physician order entry (CPOE), and other elements of a closed-loop medication system are moving at different speeds in similar directions.