New technology helps hospitals avoid medical errors

04/23/2010 | WNDU-TV (South Bend, Ind.)

To avoid medication errors and boost patient safety, some U.S. hospitals have started to use the PillPick, a robotic machine that alerts nurses when the wrong drug or drug dose is about to be given to a patient. New technology also aids in preventing the spread of hospital-acquired infections; a sensor worn as a badge sends off a signal if health care workers don't wash hands before attending to a patient.

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