Quality is central to Tergooi’s mission. As such, it has selected MedEye medication safety system to help nurses ensure medication safety at the bedside. Tergooi believes this step will further improve safety and efficiency at the hospitals.
Hospital pharmacist Jolande van der Wildt is pleased with the new system: "The use of MedEye has already proven success in several hospitals. The system supports the nurse to verify the medication administered is in accordance with the physician order, thus improving quality. In addition, like the result from other hospitals, I expect MedEye to help simplify the identification and registration of medication and reduce nurse’s workload”.
In Tergooi, approximately 1 million medication administrations are given to patients each year. This is a complex and risky process that consists of several steps, from prescription and preparation to the final administration. International studies have shown that one in five drug administrations are incorrect. In recent years, Tergooi has successfully reduced the number of errors within the process by means of digital control moments (implementing computerized physician order entry and eMAR). However, the last step of the administration at the bedside remained manual until now. This is why Tergooi is adding MedEye to ensure digital verification will stop errors and avoid human mistakes.
The MedEye AI system uses image recognition to verify medications at the bedside before administration, and simultaneously register them through the integration into the hospital information system. This process helps nurses to work more accurately and efficiently. It is especially important with high-risk medication where a second nurse is required for double check. MedEye has significantly improved both safety and efficiency for these hospitals.
MedEye is another good example of the continuous focus Tergooi places on optimally leveraging technologies to improve patient outcome. Tergooi is also exploring other projects to assist patients closer to home. An example would be telemonitoring heart patients.