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Memorial earns Cardinal Health Foundation grant

by jmaloni
Thu, Jul 8th 2010 02:00 pm

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded $25,000 by the Cardinal Health Foundation to support Memorial's new Bedside Medication Administration program.

The initiative will use barcode point-of-care technology to connect caregivers with information systems at the point of care, thereby reducing medication errors and confirming the five essential elements of medication management: right medication, right dose, right route, right patient and right time.

The medical center's proposal was one of only 40 selected nationwide following a rigorous review by a team of clinical experts. The Cardinal Health Foundation awarded Memorial an additional $2,500 to participate in a development program sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, an independent not-for-profit organization helping to lead the improvement of health care.

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