UWHCUniversity of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
UWHCUnited Way of Hamblen County (Tennessee)
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On October 2, 2008 ([approximately equal to] 5 weeks posttransplantation), during a routine follow-up appointment at the UWHC Transplant Clinic, the wife of patient A mentioned that he had a lack of energy and decreased appetite (onset date not specified).
On October 8, he was admitted to the UWHC, as planned, to have his peritoneal dialysis catheter removed the next day.
The impact on the culture within UWHC has been profound, as well.
Prior to joining UWHC, Brei was director of corporate communications for Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL).
With the implementation of McKesson's complete point-of-care, bar code scanning/medication administration solution, UWHC experienced an 87 percent reduction in medication administration errors.
Adds Steve Rough, Director of Pharmacy for UWHC, "Technology can play a vital role in preventing and detecting errors in care.
To illustrate his point, Rough points to a study UWHC conducted that showed 87 percent reduction in medication errors after implementing the McKesson handheld bar-code device at the point of care.