Linked to EAHP Statements:
Section 1 - Introductory statements and governance
ACPE UAN: 0475-0000-16-022-L04-P. An application based activity.
Increasingly technologies are now available to improve safety, efficiency and the traceability of all steps in the medication process, from prescribing to administration, passing by the production and the dispensing of drugs. Each hospital should define a strategic map for the evolution of its organisation around the medicines, including a progressive and clever introduction of information technologies, automation and robotic systems.
The implementation of these new technologies is a real opportunity to rethink and re-engineer the way that processes are organised, but this can represent a challenge in environments that are resistant to change. To succeed in this challenging task, barriers should be identified as soon as possible. They can be related to the technology itself and to its integration into information systems, but also to human, cultural, organisational and management factors. Similarly, facilitating factors should also be listed and used to influence positive decision-making and efficient implementation.
After the introduction of these new technologies, it is essential to measure indicators to demonstrate the positive impact, calculate a real return on investment and identify additional improvements possibilities.
• To discuss the barriers to the implementation of new technologies;
• To illustrate the evaluation of performance and the calculation of return on investment.