E1: Optimising the medication pathway:
Meeting the WHO 2022 target of 50% fewer medication errors and clearing patient backlogs through automation

Wednesday 9 June 2021 | 14:15-15:30

Format: Lecture

Stream: Safety

Session sponsored by BD

Medication errors can result in a multitude of challenges for both healthcare workers and patients alike—but with modern medical technology, medication management has the opportunity for more efficiency and standardisation. To rise to the WHO demand of 50% less medication errors by 2022, learn how automation and digitalisation along the medication pathway can help clear patient backlogs, reduce length of stay and boost staff efficiency.

Attending this session, you will walk away with:

  • The benefits of automation to improve efficiency and reduce errors from the pharmacy to the patient

  • How to support change in your organisation whilst implementing end-to-end solutions

  • How connectivity and interoperability data can improve patient management

Anders Westermark, MD Project Lead of Safe and Efficient Pharmaceuticals Chain, Uppsala University Hospital; Sweden

Rachel A. Elliott, Professor of Health Economics at the Manchester Centre for Health Economics; United Kingdom

Johan Hellings, CEO AZ Delta and Senior Lecturer Patient Safety, Hasselt University; Belgium

Mike Fairbourn, Patient Safety Chair at the Association of British HealthTech Industries, VP and General Manager at BD; United Kingdom and Ireland

John Dean, Clinical Lead for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the Royal College of Physicians, Deputy Medical Director of East Lancashire Hospitals, NHS Trust; United Kingdom