Planning and education: Keys to drug bar-coding

November 22, 2004

The move toward implementing bar-code reading at the patient's bedside and other points of care in the hospital is picking up steam. Two hospital pharmacists recently discussed their experience implementing this technology at their institutions at a teleconference sponsored by ECRI (formerly called the Emergency Care Research Institute). The two hospital pharmacists who spoke at the teleconference represent a small and a large hospital, respectively.