Despite stringent monitoring by the healthcare industry, including governmental agencies, the longtime problem of medication errors continues to exist. Technology can and should be utilized to provide a “checks and balances” system for catching human error and foolproof methodologies for managing medications.
Today, healthcare IT is focused on enhancing system-to-system communication. There has been tremendous progress in exchanging information between government, providers, payers and pharmas and patients.
Continued reliance on manual processes will only create additional unpredictability and cost pressures. Regulatory compliance demands are essential to the transparent and accountable functioning of the healthcare system.