Barcode Medication Administration
Ballista Consulting's Project Manager led a complex Barcode Medication Administration(BCMA) implementation requiring construction of medication prep workspaces in each patient room in a bustling regional level 1 trauma center and an academic medical center. The goal was to automate the “Five Rights” of medication administration verification through the use of Barcode technology: Right Patient, Right Medication, Right Dose, Right Route and Right Time.
Our client, a Cancer Consortium, had been working on implementing a CTMS for a few years. The initial goal was to streamline and centralize processes across multiple institutions, improve tracking and reporting, for protocol, review, and subject data. Although work had been in progress, the pace, as well as the strategy was insufficient to meet the goal to have in place prior to an upcoming National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) renewal.