Sam Hijazi
Sam Hijazi Feb 18, 2019

“Virtually impossible to make a medication error”: Electronic Charts

The safe and accurate administration of medication is one of the cornerstones of the aged care system. Appropriate systems and strategies for ensuring that the correct medications are given in the prescribed amounts, at the correct times, and to the right people, are a key factor in the trust that residents and their families place in nursing homes. In this day and age, when our lives are becoming increasingly automated in so many ways, it may come as a surprise...
Sam Hijazi

Sam Hijazi

Best Health Solutions

Trends of our ageing population and the gradual decrease in subsidies are already impacting Aged Care providers. If we are to continue to place the people in our care at the core of what we do, we will have to rethink how we do things and innovate. I am privileged to be working with a team of passionate experts to deliver the leading and end-to-end medication management solution that brings together the Aged Care worker, Doctor and pharmacy with real-time visibility of a patient’s medication record and its management.

Sam Hijazi
Sam Hijazi Sep 12, 2018

Automated and medicated: How safer system practices are protecting people’s loved ones 

Aged care facilities and services deal in trust. No matter the level of aesthetic beauty, or wide array of available activities housed within your facility, if you fail to adequately showcase your ability to protect the welfare of your residents, then clients will look elsewhere, as they should. Medication is an integral part of aged care, and the safe handling, ordering, storage and administration of medicines are vital to the wellbeing of current residents and the future trust of prospective...
Sam Hijazi
Sam Hijazi Aug 6, 2018

Why medication errors happen in aged care homes, and what can be done about it

Medication errors are a common problem in aged care. Despite all the best intentions, errors all too often slip through the system. A survey of 700 aged care nurses by the NSW Nurses and Midwifery Union found that 83 per cent of nurses had witnessed medication errors. Nurses reported medication being given to the wrong patient, ear drops being put in a resident’s eyes, and it was even reported that a cleaner had dispensed medicine in one case. It’s hardly...
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