The eMedicines Programme
The eMedicines Programme is part of the National Medication Safety Programme
Medicines are the most common treatment used in health care and contribute to significant improvements in health when used appropriately. However, the high use of medicines means they are associated with more errors and adverse events than any other aspect of health care.
While rates of serious harm are low, medication errors can be harmful and increase health care costs. Most of these errors are preventable.
The eMedicines Programme is introducing electronic systems into hospitals and the community to support the safe use of medicines and to provide health professionals with accurate, up-to-date information about people's medications.
The eMedicines Programme has delivered two key foundational systems:
Other systems are being rolled out: