Core processes for ordering medications have become enormously complex, and the risk of errors and process failures has grown in turn. Either an error or a process failure can start a chain of events leading to an adverse drug event. Several practices have been shown to improve the overall safety of ordering processes. Tools such as Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) can identify potential failures in your own ordering processes and show you which practices to test first to reduce the risk in your organization.
Changes for Improvement