Medicines Management in Hospitals Existing Business Processes

However, prior to any discussion of the appropriate design of EP systems and their impact on hospital business processes, it would be beneficial to describe the way the prescribing and medicines supply process has taken place in hospitals to date. Traditionally, in a hospital, medicines for inpatients have been prescribed on a medicine administration chart, commonly referred to as a drug chart, and sometimes called a Kardex. An example of the layout of a drug chart is shown in Fig. 3.2. The...