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Patient Safety Standard Approved by ANSI

April 23, 2008
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The Positive Identification for Patient Safety; Part 1: Medication Delivery Standard was recently approved by Washington-based ANSI (American National Standards Institute).

The standard, which defines the processes and technologies involved with safe medication administration and management, is a joint development of The Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC, Phoenix, Ariz.) and Boston-based Partners HealthCare System.

The new standard was developed from work initiated by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a hospital within the Partners HealthCare System, to define and develop a safer system for the administration of medication to its patients.

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