Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Bar-Code Technology that Reduces Medication Errors, Misleading Tobacco Ads Named Best/Worst Prevention Ideas of the WeekPosted by Partnership for Prevention at 10:58 AM
The use of bar-code verification technology to decrease medication errors in hospitals was named the “Best Prevention Idea of the Week,” while misleading tobacco ads aimed at South Asian women was named the “Worst Prevention Idea of the Week."
The “Best/Worst” awards are announced each week in “Prevention Matters,” the blog of Partnership for Prevention. Nominees are submitted by Partnership staff as well as the general public, and are voted on by the staff. Partnership for Prevention is a nonpartisan organization of business, nonprofit and government leaders who are working to make evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion a national priority. More information is available at http://www.prevent.org/.
Bar-Code Technology Reduces Medication Errors in Hospitals
Tobacco firms take aim at Bangladeshi, Asian women