Newsroom. (2010). “New Technology at North York General Hospital Brings Improved Patient Safety and the Latest Evidence to the Bedside.” North York General Hospital. Retrieved from: http://www.nygh.on.ca/newsroom/111710_New_Technology_Enhances_Patient_Safety.htm.
“Patient safety at North York General Hospital has received a major boost from the launch of bold technology that will reduce medication errors and provide clinical staff with the latest evidence-based information to inform their decisions.
Dubbed ‘eCare’, the initiative leaves behind manual systems that are vulnerable to errors and summarizes mountains of medical literature for health-care providers, all to benefit patients. The new system includes barcode scanning to uniquely identify each medication and each patient. This will reduce the risk for medication errors by alerting health-care providers if they are about to make an error when administering a medication.”