Patient safety system uses wristbands with bar codes

06/3/2008 | Northern Virginia Daily (Strasburg, Va.)

Valley Health in Virginia is spending $10 million on safety initiatives, including patient wristbands that nurses scan into the computer using a bar code system to document patient care. Also, physician orders are now entered on laptops and checked for order duplication, drug interactions and correct medication dosage.

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