Use of Technology to Reduce Medication Errors and Improve Patient Safety

Marwa Almalki, Futon Alsehli, Mashael Khayyat

© 2023 Futon Alsehli, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International. (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Citation Information: SAR Journal. Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 128-132, ISSN 2619-9955,, June 2023.

Received: 04 April 2023.
Revised:   12 June 2023.
Accepted: 16 June 2023.
Published: 26 June 2023.


Medical errors have become one of the most common accidents that occur in the hospital. Also, it has become a concern for many patients and affects their confidence in the service provided to them. In fact, many studies have proven that these errors can be avoided by using information technology. According to healthcare providers today, using technology has shown great results in improving patient safety and reducing medical errors. This study aims to evaluate and quantify the impact of technology on medication errors and improve patient safety. The references that were used in the study provide evidence that the technology can reduce medical errors and improve patient safety. The research based on qualitative data was collected from scientific websites and an online survey targeting members of the public, health students, and healthcare providers. The results showed agreement with previous studies that technology can reduce medical errors. However, there were some negatives in the earlier studies and the results we reached about some disadvantages of using technology in hospitals.

Keywords – Technology, HIT, EHR, CPOE, Medical errors, Patient Safety.


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