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Nurses Overwhelmingly Acknowledge the Efficiencies Gained with Medication Cabinets

KLAS report focuses on impact of medication cabinets, carts & BCMA
    OREM, UT, April 22, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- More than eight out of 10 nurses report that medication cabinets improve efficiency despite having to wait in line at peak times. This and other key findings were released in the latest KLAS report, Medication Cabinets, Carts & BCMA 2014: Technology's Impact on Nurse Efficiency and Patient.

Other key findings from the report include the impact carts have on nurse efficiency and patient safety and which medication administration technology is the most widely considered.

"Very few nurses disagree on the patient-safety gains of using BCMA," said report author Paul Hess. "But the general consensus has been that it slows them down, so it was surprising that the nurses we interviewed spoke so overwhelmingly about the efficiency gains of this technology."

The report looks at medication cabinets from ABTG, Aesynt, CareFusion, Cerner and Omnicell, as well as carts from Enovate, Stinger (acquired by Enovate), Howard Medical, Ergotron, Metro (Flo and Lionville carts) and Rubbermaid Healthcare.

For more-detailed information on each vendor's performance in the KLAS report Medication Cabinets, Carts & BCMA 2014: Technology's Impact on Nurse Efficiency and Patient, visit KLAS online at www.KLASresearch.com/reports. The report is available to healthcare providers and vendors. Providers receive a significant discount off the standard retail price or can receive a complimentary summary report in exchange for a survey about their current vendors.

KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving supplier performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.


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