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Patient Safety: Medication Safety

Medication safety begins with ensuring you receive the right prescription at the right dose. That’s why Mount Auburn Hospital uses an innovative computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system that automatically checks for errors or potential problems with prescriptions.

The CPOE system:

  • Warns against prescriptions that might trigger an allergic reaction, overdose or interaction with another medication
  • Displays accurate information about available new medications
  • Offers drug-specific information that eliminates confusion regarding medication names that sound alike

Stay Safe

Stay Safe
After filling your prescription, learn how to make sure you take medication safely and get the most benefit from it.

Benefits of CPOE

CPOE systems can:

  • Improve communication between doctors and a pharmacy
  • Lower costs due to increased efficiency
  • Reduce length of hospital stays
  • Decrease the need for repeat tests
  • Shorten turnaround times for lab, pharmacy and radiology requests

Meeting High Standards

Mount Auburn Hospital fully meets the CPOE standards set by The Leapfrog Group, a promoter of high-value health care. That means Mount Auburn Hospital:

  • Enters at least 75 percent of inpatient medication orders through a CPOE system
  • Has shown the system can alert doctors to at least 50 percent of common, serious prescribing errors

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Tell us about your Mount Auburn Hospital experience. Contact Patient Relations at 617-499-5100 or email us to share your compliments and concerns.

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