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Use of barcode technology can make a difference to patient safety in the post-COVID era

Nov 10, 2021, by Amanda Creane - Category: Healthcare

The IJQHC Communications recently published an article on the use of barcode technology and how this can make a difference to patient safety in the post-COVID era.

The article is co-authored by Peter Lachman M.D. MPH. M.B.B.Ch., FRCPCH, FCP (SA) and Els van der Wilden M.D. MPH.

The article highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the value of digital solutions to patient care and patient safety, and, discusses the value of barcode technology to ensure secure supply chains and the delivery of reliable and efficient processes in healthcare.

Read the full article here.


About the authors

Peter Lachman M.D. MPH. M.B.B.Ch., FRCPCH, FCP (SA), FRCPI was Chief Executive Officer of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) from 1st May 2016 to 30th April 2021. He is Lead Faculty Quality Improvement at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) in Dublin. He is co-founder and Chairperson of PIPSQC, the Paediatric International Patient Safety and Quality Community.


Els van der Wilden M.D. MPH. Medical doctor with a degree in tropical health and public health, experienced in healthcare governance and patient safety. Worked in cross-cultural medical work (Africa); at the payers site (healthcare insurance company); in hospital management (Director in academic hospital & Medical Board member teaching hospital); as Director for hospital related healthcare in the Dutch Healthcare Inspectorate. Experienced Trustee in several types of healthcare organisations. She is currently Director Healthcare Providers at GS1.


About the Journal

IJQHC Communications is an open-access, peer-reviewed, international journal that publishes research related to quality and safety in health care, with a focus on implementation science, for a worldwide readership.

The journal publishes papers in all disciplines related to the quality and safety of health care, including health services research, health care evaluation, technology assessment, health economics, utilization review, cost containment and nursing care research, as well as protocols and clinical research related to the quality of care.