Balancing medication safety automation with patient empathy
“How do you give healthcare professionals the appropriate technology to care for the patient without them having to babysit the system?”
Ranee Runnenbaum’s career is predicated on medication safety. Starting as a clinical pharmacist, she became an expert in informatics before moving to medication safety, now with Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.
“I believe pharmacists are in the best position to lead medication safety for any healthcare organization because we have the greatest understanding of the medication-use process from beginning to end,” she explained.
“I know that the work I’m doing helps to prevent a patient from experiencing harm and also prevents my healthcare colleagues from inadvertently causing harm. It’s what brings me back to work every day.”
Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
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