Lifespan's four affiliated hospitals (Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Bradley Hospital and Newport Hospital) utilize a system of automated medication dispensing. Installed in all patient units, this "closed-loop" medication system is designed to enhance patient safety and reduce the human opportunity for error.
It helps to ensure that the right patient receives the correct dosage of prescribed medication at the right time.
Here's how Lifespan's integrated clinical information system for medication safety works:
Proven Results Make Us a National Leader
A study prepared by a team of Lifespan doctors, pharmacists, information technicians and medical directors was published in the September 2007 issue of the American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacists. The findings of that study proved that the "closed-loop" system works to increase patient safety throughout Lifespan's multi-hospital health care system and that medication errors decreased.
We encourage you to submit any questions or concerns you may have about medication safety at Lifespan hospitals.