EAHP's policy statement on eHealth and mHealth calls for:
- systematic and universal achievement of electronic prescribing and use of electronic patient records;
- ensuring bar coding of medicines to the single unit primary package to enable more widespread takeup of bedside scanning in European hospitals, thus improving patient safety;
- appropriate regulatory oversight mechanisms to ensure the promises of mHealth applications have a positive impact, and to limit the opportunity for ‘rogue’ applications; and,
- ensuring hospital pharmacists are involved in the design, specification of parameters and evaluation of ICT within the medicines processes.
Last update: 10 August 2016