Tergooi Hospital has chosen MedEye to strengthen medication safety

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.

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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.

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Double control opioids in hospital Nij Smellinghe (Netherlands) with MedEye

Nij Smellinghe became the first hospital to use MedEye’s medication safety system to double-check oral opioid (medicines that are highly narcotic and analgesic).  This verification helps the hospital to ensure the right medication is given to the right patient.  As a result, the administration of these medications at Nij Smellinghe hospital has become safer.

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Safer and more efficient
Nij Smellinghe hospital has been using the MedEye safety system since 2017 for standard monitoring and for double checking of high-risk medication (including infusions and syringes). From now on the hospital also verifies all oral opioids with the system.

The opioids are verified by means of image recognition technology. A small scanner compares the unique properties of the tablets, including shape, colour, marks, break lines, diameter and thickness with the data in a drug database. In addition, the system is connected to the hospital information system to verify that the administration corresponds with the doctor's order. The result is that the administration of medication is safer and more efficient. It also meet the double-verification requirement which is the same process for administering high risk medications.

Hospital pharmacist Dick Bloemhof explains: "MedEye helps nurses safely administer medications. The use of this new technology ensures that the right patients receive the right medication, in the right dose and at the right time. Although double checking is not mandatory for opioids, this method provides more safety for the patient ".

Support for nurses
Linda de Boer, nurse at the Surgery/Urology ward, has been working with the MedEye system for some time and is pleased with the new addition: "MedEye has been supporting my colleagues and me in administering medications more safely. I now no longer have to wait for a second colleague to check the oral opioids as MedEye acts as a second nurse to support me. I can therefore work faster, safer, and with less stress. "

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MedEye helps nurses stop 100,000 medication errors

Over 1 million medication dosages checked with new AI powered visual verification technology

MedEye, a medication safety system powered by artificial intelligence to help nurses stop and prevent medication errors, has checked over a million administrations in hospitals in the Netherlands, Belgium, Iceland, and the United Kingdom since its launch in 2016.  To date, the system has prevented 100,000 medication errors including approximately 13,000 related to incorrect dose.  MedEye is the only technology capable of detecting dosing errors in hospitals.

A challenge in patient safety
“Reduction of Medication errors remains a challenge in patient safety” commented Prof. dr. Toine Egberts Professor of clinical pharmacy at Utrecht University. “The most important errors in the medication management process occur in the prescribing stage, during medication administration and when patients transition between health care settings. During medication administration it is first important to check whether the drug that is going to be administered to the patient according to the medication order, and second the drug has to be administered with the right technique. MedEye has shown to significantly contribute to the reduction of the first category of administration errors. The MedEye technique is likely to be more sustainable than current methods and technologies.”

Experience with MedEye
Hospital pharmacist, Dr. Michiel Duyvendak, has been working with the system at Antonius Hospital in Sneek since 2014, "International research has shown that barcode control on its own can prevent 50% of administration errors, but for the other 50% we were looking for additional technologies that could help our nurses with these complex tasks. MedEye provides us with the right option with their photo recognition hardware and intelligent software. Together we are now developing advanced support for high-risk medication so that the risk of errors is reduced significantly."

Preventing as well as stopping errors
Gauti Reynisson, co-founder of MedEye commented: “ Every patient who suffers harm due to an avoidable error is one too many. We knew that many errors are made during manual medication processes in hospitals that nurses are not always able to detect due to the busy and distracting working environment. By using MedEye at the bedside, nurses have avoided many errors and prevented harm with this new way of working. 

“Avoidable errors lead to additional costs for the hospital and the taxpayer. We have observed that following adption of MedEye, error rates drop quickly because of the syetem‘s machine learning ability to identify weaknesses in prescription and logistics processes and prevent those errors from recurring. Our goal is not only to minimise the number of bedside corrections needed but also to ensure that proceses as a whole become safer.“

MedEye used in over 10% of Dutch hospitals
MedEye acts as a second nurse for faster and safer verification while saving time and costs for hospitals. The benefits offered by the system have resulted in rapid adoption with 10% of Dutch hospitals now using the technology within two years. MedEye verifies all types of medication and delivery methods from oral administration and injection to infusion and can check fixed, variable, and fractional doses.  The system is able to verify multiple medications and document them in a Electronic Healthcare Register (EHR) with a single scan, streamlining medication administration processes and improving efficiency and accuracy when administering high-risk medication.

Medication Safety
Medication safety is an important theme in healthcare. Research has shown that medication errors are typically considered the most common medical errors in healthcare institutions.* Since 2010, electronic prescriptions are mandatory in the Netherlands to help make sure the prescription is correct. Now, with the help of MedEye, it is possible to close the loop to make sure that the correct medication is given to the patient with the right dose.

About MedEye

MedEye was founded with the mission of helping nurses give medications to patients safely and efficiently. The solution consists of software and hardware which is used at the patient bedside. MedEye is equipped with a scanner for pills and capsules and uses cameras to identify other medications. Verification is performed by nurse showing the medications to the MedEye visual recognition modules. Using machine learning, MedEye compares against the hospital information system and verifies the accuracy of the medication against the Five Rights of medication administration; the right patient, the right drug, the right time, the right dose, and the right route—all of which are regarded as the standard for safe medication practices.

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Visit us at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress in London - Booth G65

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Medication errors happen for various reasons and MedEye, a patented solution, helps nurses to stop them. MedEye automatically collects information at the patient’s bedside and guides the nurse to give the right medication at the right time.  Through simplifying information, MedEye provides insights that enables pharmacists, doctors, and nurses to work together to continuously improve the medication process to prevent future medication errors.

Stop by to talk about how we can help you prevent and stop medication errors with bedside verification. Come visit us at booth G65 at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress (April 27th - 28th 2018 - Excel London). More information

 

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Visit us at the 23rd Congress of the EAHP for Hospital pharmacists in Sweden - Booth 19

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Medication errors happen for various reasons and MedEye, a patented solution, helps nurses to stop them. MedEye automatically collects information at the patient’s bedside and guides the nurse to give the right medication at the right time.  Through simplifying information, MedEye provides insights that enables pharmacists, doctors, and nurses to work together to continuously improve the medication process to prevent future medication errors.

Stop by to talk about how we can help you prevent and stop medication errors with bedside verification. Come visit us at booth 19

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Meet us at HIMSS 2018 - Booth 12854

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The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference.

Stop by to talk about how we can help you prevent and stop medication errors with bedside verification. Come visit us at booth #12854, right in front of the interoperability showcase in hall G (level 1).

 

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ETIM 2018 focusing on AI and robotics

After last year's successful 1st congress about Emerging Technologies in Medicine (ETIM) in Essen, the organizing committee is ready for the second edition in February 16/17, 2018. Gauti Reynisson, CEO and co-founder of Mint Solutions, will speak at the congress about Closing the loop: Medication safety for hospitals and healthcare institutions. 

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The congress will take place at the Lehr- und Lernzentrum of the medical faculty of University Hospital of Essen, Germany. The first day is dedicated to Artificial Intelligence and the second to Robotics.

Detailed information about the ETIM 2018 conference and its program is available at https://etim.uk-essen.de/.

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Flevo Hospital implements medication safety system of MedEye 

The Flevo Hospital in Almere the Netherlands, a top-clinical center housing 385 beds, has chosen to further increase the patient safety by verifying all medication administrations using the MedEye medication safety system.

 From left to right: Gauti Reynisson (CEO Mint Solutions), Robin Roelofs (hospital pharmacist Flevo Hospital) en Edo Schubert (Board Flevo Hospital)

From left to right: Gauti Reynisson (CEO Mint Solutions), Robin Roelofs (hospital pharmacist Flevo Hospital) en Edo Schubert (Board Flevo Hospital)

Edo Schubert, member of the Board of Directors and responsible for quality and safety at the Flevo Hospital, is very pleased with this significant increase in medication safety: “Medication safety is an important topic in all hospitals, because we know that errors are prone to happen on the wards due to the high workload, or divided attention. Almost all hospital patients are on medication, which needs to be administrated correctly. By using this new evidence based technology to check all the medication administrations at the bedside, the risk on medication errors is greatly reduced.”

One in five administrations contains some kind of mistake
From various research reports* it appears that one in five administrations in hospitals contains some kind of mistake, e.g. wrong dose, wrong time or wrong medication. The MedEye system can visually verify the medication at the bedside before administration, and check and register it through the integration into the hospital information system. This process helps nurses to work more accurately and also more efficient. Specifically in de case of high risk medication which requires a double check by a second nurse, it means a great improvement in both safety and efficiency to use the MedEye system instead.  

Medication safety primary focus
Also hospital pharmacist Robin Roelofs is eager to work with MedEye: “Medication safety is a primary focus in patient care. The further you improve the process and at the same time make it more visible, the safer it becomes. Our ultimate goal is to verify that the correct medication is administered to the right patient at the right dose at the right time and in the appropriate manner. MedEye is an important tool to reach this goal.”

Moving to 's-Hertogenbosch
Mint Solutions, the company behind the MedEye system, experienced a strong growth in the past year and expects that by the end of this year 20% of the Dutch hospitals will have MedEye installed. They are also busy deploying the MedEye system in long term care institutes and hospitals in other European countries, like Belgium and the UK. 

Gauti Reynisson, CEO of MedEye, just moved the company to a bigger office: “The current growth phase requires more expansion possibilities. ‘s-Hertogenbosch is a great central location for us with many other high-tech companies in the area. Together with our clients we keep bringing innovative solutions for medication safety and continue to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare each day."

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National Institute for Health Research: Medication incidents are the main causes of preventable patient harm.

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Dr Maria Panagioti, Senior Research Fellow, NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC): "Delivering safe healthcare to patients and preventing patient harm is an international priority. Despite this, patient safety incidents are not uncommon. The NHS and Government should invest to reduce preventable patient harm. For example, investment in interventions to reduce medication errors (particularly at the stages of prescribing and administration of medication)".

Read more: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/blogs/putting-patient-safety-first/7585

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Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals first NHS trust to start using MedEye in the UK

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MedEye and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust executed the first pilot as preparation for rollout of MedEye. Newcastle is thereby the first hospital in the UK to try out MedEye. Mint Solutions and the hospital have worked on preparation for go-live for some months now, and the intention is to start a large scale study on the impact of MedEye in 2018. This first pilot focused on data exchange and workflow fit and has provided valuable insights which will guide preparation towards the go-live date.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 FTI program under grant agreement No 730731

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MedEye: final safety check in the administration of medicine 

 Gauti Reynisson, CEO and co-founder of Mint Solutions

Gauti Reynisson, CEO and co-founder of Mint Solutions

The final link in the medication chain from hospital pharmacy to patient is the riskiest one. MedEye helps nurses administer all types of medicine more safely and accurately. The system also facilitates the proper handling of medication that requires a second check. 

“Medication verification at the patient’s bed is necessary to ensure that the right medicine is being administered in the right dose at the right time and via the right route to the right patient. The use of automated pre-packaged medicines, barcodes and checklists are helpful, but not sufficient for preventing all possible errors in all pharmaceutical groups, including incorrect deliveries and wrongly dosed medication,” says Gauti Reynisson, CEO and co-founder of Mint Solutions. Since 2000, this company has been developing a system to prevent the risk of improper medication administration. 

The computer never tires
According to Reynisson, a computer is the right tool for accurate medication verification. That’s because it never gets bored with routine tasks, does not skip essential steps and cannot be distracted. Yet, he claims, the systems used in many hospitals do not work well enough. “Nurses need to carefully read all information at the patient’s bed and deal with manual, digital administration work. This increases the risk of errors and does not sufficiently guarantee patient safety.” 

While studying in the United States, Reynisson learned about image recognition technology, which is also used in self-driving cars. This inspired him to apply this digital technology to medication verification. To make this possible, Reynisson and his classmate Ivar Helgason established Mint Solutions in 2010. Six years later, MedEye, the first medication scanner, was put into use at a Dutch hospital. The number of users has grown steadily ever since. Around ten percent of hospitals in the Netherlands currently work with the system, international interest is growing and nursing homes have also shown an interest. 

Medication scanner on the medicine cart
Reynisson describes MedEye as a tool that helps nurses with the logistical and clinical process. “A single step that links up with the existing procedures enables the system to verify all medicine intended for the individual patient. A small scanner on the medicine cart is sufficient to physically check the tablets and capsules at the patient’s bedside. The scanner compares the shape, colour, markings, diameter and thickness with the information in the medication database. The system is also linked to the hospital information system in order to verify that the administration corresponds to the doctor’s instructions.” 

MedEye can also facilitate the proper handling of medication that requires a second check, i.e. ‘high risk medication’ such as injections, infusions and insulin. Medication packaged by the distribution system for medication (GDS) can also be verified safely and efficiently at the patient’s bed. If changes have occurred and the contents of the medication pouch are no longer correct, the nurse can check this with the medication scanner and make the necessary changes. The packaging does not need to be sent back to the pharmacy first. 

Reynisson is keen to point out that the use of a sophisticated system alone is not enough to prevent all errors in the medication administration process. “All processes, including medication preparation, must be in proper order. That is why we devote special attention to this before implementing MedEye.” 

Source: Elsevier Magazine (page 6, in Dutch)

 

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Medication administration at Nij Smellinghe even safer with MedEye CoSign

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The administration of High Risk Medications is now monitored at Nij Smellinghe hospital using a new addition to MedEye. By using MedEye CoSign, these medications can now be automatically double checked to ensure greater safety and efficiency. Nij Smellinghe hospital is the world's first hospital to use this method to make medication administrations to patients even safer in cooperation with Mint Solutions.

Double checks for medications
In hospitals, all infusions and injections are considered High Risk Medications, and require a double check by two nurses before each administration. At Nij Smellinghe Hospital, the pharmacy strives to provide this type of medication in pre-prepared packages as much as possible. High Risk Medications are currently tagged with a unique barcode, linked to the digital prescription, and contains information about the drug, dosage and other important details. When the barcode is scanned by MedEye CoSign, at the bedside, all this information is used to verify that the correct medication is administered to the right patient at the right dose at the right time and in the appropriate manner. As a result, administering medication becomes safer and more efficient since MedEye is able to meet most double check requirements without requiring a second nurse.

Closed loop
At Nij Smellinghe hospital, as many medications as possible are prepared for administration by fully automated IV stations. The robot tags the preparations with a unique barcode, and scanning the code on the patient’s wrist band allows hospital staff to check that the medication in question was indeed prescribed for this patient in this form and dosage. MedEye then helps the nurse to automatically verify and document the administration in one handling. This ‘closed loop’ ensures optimal safety in the process of administering medication to patients.

Nij Smellinghe and Mint Solutions are currently running a two-phase pilot programme with MedEye CoSign, in one nursing department. Patients and hospital staff have reacted positively to the new method and the expectation is that this system will be implemented throughout the entire hospital following the pilot.

Source: www.nijsmellinghe.nl

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MedEye Exhibiting at Medication Safety Congress 2017

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MedEye is exhibiting at the upcoming Medication Safety Congress in Ede (The Netherlands) to demonstrate its innovative and proven solution for medication safety in practice.

Please get in touch if you'll also be attending this year and like to talk with us about medication safety & bedside medication verification. Sign up for an appointment or information at: contact@medeye.io or come by and see us at our booth.

More information about the congress can be found at: https://www.nursing.nl/congressen/congres-medicatieveiligheid/

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Interzorg is the first care home organisation to prefer medication safety system MedEye 

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Interzorg highly values medication safety. That is why Interzorg is the first care home organisation in the Netherlands that prefers the MedEye medication safety system. MedEye enables health care workers to automatically verify the client’s medication and increases the safety when administering the medication. The care burden and complexity of the clients of Interzorg is increasing rapidly, which means that medication safety has the highest priority.

Investing in medication safety
Karin van der Baan is a personal adviser at Interzorg Nieuw Graswijk in Assen. As a test, she worked with MedEye for six months. “In Nieuw Graswijk, which houses young people with dementia and non-congenital brain injuries, the complexity and burden of care-giving are increasing as well. More and more clients use multiple types of medication and these must sometimes be adjusted. MedEye supports us with interim changes and digital registration. With the help of this innovative technology, we succeeded in lowering the number of medication errors in Nieuw Graswijk to as good as non-existing. This creates a safe feeling.” 

Phased implementation at all Interzorg locations
At the end of August, Interzorg and Mint Solutions-MedEye signed a long term partnership contract to implement the innovative system as partners at all locations of Interzorg. Astrid-Odile de Visser, Director of Interzorg, expresses the desire to possibly investigate if the system can also be applied in home care situations. This makes Interzorg the first care home organization to further optimise medication safety in this way. All Interzorg locations will implement this new technology in the coming years. This will be coordinated with the Wilhelmina Hospital pharmacy in Assen. 

Medication-verifying scanner
Health care workers make use of a mobile computer during their medication rounds. The computer is installed with a scanner specially developed by MedEye. Care workers use this to scan the client’s medication. The device verifies whether it is the correct medication. This guarantees that the correct patients will receive the right medication, in the right dose and at the right time. 

Improving medication safety as a mission
“Our mission is improved medication safety and actually stopping errors,” says Gauti Reynisson, CEO of MedEye. Our medication safety system demonstrably produces a substantial reduction of the number of medication errors and increase in efficiency as well. More and more hospitals, and now Interzorg (as first care home organisation) realise that administering medication is the most vulnerable step in the medication process. They now actively choose to stop these errors by checking medication at the client’s location. We are proud that Interzorg is the first care home organization in the Netherlands to prefer MedEye.”

 

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Mint Solutions Innovator of the Year

Yesterday the Icelandic business journal Viðskiptablaðið named Mint Solutions as Innovator of the Year. Bjarni Ólafsson and Trausti Hafliðason, the former and current editors of the journal, presented the award to co-founder and CEO Gauti Reynisson at a ceremony yesterday.

Preventing serious medication errors
In twelve months, Mint Solutions' product MedEye has helped nurses prevent thousands of medication errors at hospitals and long term care facilities.  MedEye is currently used by 10% of Dutch hospitals with further expansion in progress.  Customers in Belgium and the UK will also start projects this year.

Source: http://www.vb.is

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MedEye Exhibiting at Zorg&ICT 14-16 March & EAHP 22-24 March 2017

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MedEye is exhibiting at the upcoming Zorg & ICT conference (Utrecht, The Netherlands) and at the EAHP conference in Cannes (France) to demonstrate its innovative and proven solution for medication safety.  

Zorg&ICT
The Zorg&ICT is the mayor Health&IT event in the Netherlands. At booth#B007, MedEye will be demonstrated in practice. We invite you to visit us there!

EAHP
The European Association of Hospital Pharmacy is the mayor event of the year for hospital pharmacists in Europe. This year the theme of the conference is “Hospital pharmacist – catalysts for change”. At booth#63, MedEye will be demonstrated in practice.

Please get in touch if you'll also be attending EAHP or Zorg&ICT this year and like to talk with us about medication safety & bedside medication verification. Sign up for an appointment or information at: contact@medeye.io or come by and see us at booth #63 (EAHP) or booth #B007 (Zorg&ICT). 

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MedEye expanding in UK and Long Term Care with strong partners and €3M in project investments 

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With the support of a strong group of partners and a grant from the European Union, medication safety system MedEye will expand in the UK and long term care markets with project investments totalling €3M. In the UK, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust will serve as a study site and work closely with a research team from the Durham University to measure the impact of MedEye. In long term care, PharmaForce will implement MedEye in facilities in Belgium where it provides medication services and work with users to measure the impact. Results will be published and shared with the wider healthcare community by the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE). 

"MedEye’s mission is to eradicate preventable medication errors and this work is a major step in achieving that. We’ve been lucky to find great partners that share this ambition and now, with the strong support from the EU, we can make it happen." says Gauti Reynisson, CEO of Mint Solutions. 

UK Market
Across the UK, more hospitals are adopting Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) software. With the NHS's commitment to improving quality, extending medicines management to the bedside is a natural next step. 

"Patient safety is our top priority at the Trust and MedEye has the potential to close the loop - to check that the patient receives the correct medicine, the right dose, at the right time all in one go" said Neil Watson, Newcastle's Clinical Director of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation. 

"The UK is adopting health IT at a rapid pace but challenges remain. We are excited to lead what we hope is a seminal research programme to study the implementation, impact and value of the system," added Dr Sarah Slight, Reader and Associate Professor in Pharmacy Practice at Durham University. 

Long Term Care Market
As more care is provided in-home, the complexity of treatment for patients in long term care facilities has increased. Long term care facilities must find ways to maintain costs while providing quality care. 

"Patients in long term care are vulnerable to the effects of medication errors. MedEye provides complete support for treating the residents, complementing the work we do in the pharmacy," said Wim Naessens, Pharmacy Automation and Patient Integration Lead at PharmaForce. 

Complete Solution for Medication Safety
MedEye provides nurses and healthcare workers a single place where they can verify all medications – oral solids, injections, compounded and repackaged medication. Administration details are then automatically stored in a patient's medication administration record. 

Benefits for hospitals and long term care facilities are a reduction in medication errors, a common workflow for all nurses, and greater flexibility in logistics which can help increase efficiency. 

"MedEye can play a major role in reducing the variability across care settings, improving medication safety and reducing adverse drug reactions," said Pascal Garel, Chief Executive of HOPE. 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 FTI program under grant agreement No 730731

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MedEye at HIMSS17, Orlando, FL - USA

HIMSS17 is the year's largest and most important healthcare IT conference in the United States.  This year HIMSS is in Orlando, Florida from Feb 19 to Feb 23, 2017

Please get in touch if you'll also be attending HIMSS this year and like to talk with us about medication safety & bedside medication verification. Sign up for an appointment at: contact@medeye.io

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Further medication checks at Westfriesgasthuis Hospital

The Westfriesgasthuis hospital in Hoorn (The Netherlands) has chosen to verify all medication with the MedEye medication safety system. The hospital thereby ensures that medication administrations receive an extra check, strengthening the most vulnerable step in the medication distribution process. The Cardiology ward will be the first to start using the system in February.

Hospital Pharmacist Tjalling van der Schors confirms the importance of verifying administrations: "Following a literature review and internal investigations we have made a plan to improve medication safety. Automatic verification of administrations was high on our priority list, right after electronic prescribing. We started by looking at barcode based solutions.  MedEye was an attractive solution for us because it can directly verify all medications at the bedside and fully supports verification of barcoded medications.  Additionally, all the verified administrations are immediately recorded in the patient's health record."

Benefit for patient and nurse
Jan Koppes, as division manager for clinical care, is responsible for medication safety including the provision of medication to patients. Koppes looks forward to deploying MedEye: "Medication errors can cause permanent injury in patients. By using MedEye, we can reduce the chance that the wrong medication or the wrong dose is administered.  This also improves work for nurses – it is a traumatic experience for a nurse when a patient receives the wrong medication so reducing the number of these events helps nurses.  I expect MedEye to be a win-win for patients and the hospital.

Substantial reduction in the number of medication errors
MedEye helps nurses verify all medications automatically at the bedside. This ensures that patients get the right medication, in the right dose and at the right time. MedEye reduces the number of medication errors and makes the medication administration process more efficient.

Together we improve medication safety
MedEye CEO Gauti Reynisson looks forward working with Westfriesgasthuis: "We love to work with enthusiastic and progressive teams like the one at Westfriesgasthuis. Automated verification of medication at the bedside is at the top of their priority list and we see more and more hospitals with this focus. Together we ensure that we improve medication safety and prevent errors at the bedside. "

 

 

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Streekziekenhuis Koningin Beatrix improves medication safety

The Streekziekenhuis Koningin Beatrix (SKB) hospital  in Winterswijk, The Netherlands has chosen to verify medications hospital-wide with the MedEye medication safety system. With the introduction of this system the medication process is improved, by reducing the risk of human error at the point of administration. SKB and MedEye signed a definitive agreement in December 2016.

MedEye enables nurses to automatically verify medication at the bedside, ensuring that patients get the right medication, in the right dose and at the right time. Director of SKB and Slingeland Hospitals, Bert Kleinlugtenbeld said "We are committed to patient and medication safety and are very proud to ensure better safety with this system."

New medication distribution process
Hospital Pharmacist and Chair of the Medication Committee Arjan Bulsink said : "In preparation for the construction of our new hospital pharmacy had the opportunity to redesign our medication distribution process. The principles of the redesign were patient safety and efficiency which led us to the combination of using multidose packaging and MedEye. "

Software better at repetitive tasks
"While they do their best, people are not nearly as good at repetitive tasks as computers," said Bulsink. "Until now we were using barcodes to verify medication, but barcodes are not available on all medications and don't enable all necessary checks.  .  MedEye is the first system that can do all of these checks automatically with software.. "

Improve medication safety as a mission
"Improving medication safety and stopping medication errors at the bedside is our mission," says Gauti Reynisson, CEO of MedEye. "Our solution has led to a significant reduction in the number of medication errors and in addition, provides an improvement in efficiency."

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