Impact of barcode medication administration technology on how nurses spend their time on clinical care.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In a time-motion study conducted in a hospital that recently implemented barcode medication administration (BCMA) technology, we found that the BCMA system did not increase the amount of time nurses spend on medication administration activities, and did not compromise the amount of time nurses spent on direct care of patients. Our results should allay concerns regarding the impact of BCMA on nursing workflow.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Poon, EG; Keohane, C; Featherstone, E; Hays, B; Dervan, A; Woolf, S; Hayes, J; Bane, A; Newmark, L; Gandhi, TK

Published Date

  • January 2006

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1065 -

PubMed ID

  • 17238684

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1839328

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1942-597X


  • eng