In response to Rebecca Veseley's "CPOE needs customization to work: Leapfrog study":
This is interesting. We are being asked to spend millions on automation systems and they do not solve the problem.
Why not put more effort and money into staffing, making physicians write legible orders, and giving nurses and pharmacists time to read and evaluate orders? If we all used the five rights, we would not need all these programs that in the end do not solve the problems.
Don HaleyDirector of pharmacy servicesCoosa Valley Medical CenterSylacauga, Ala.To submit a letter to YOUR VIEWS, click here. Please include your name, title, company and hometown.
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