Its an effort to ensure any patients who get treatment at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops receive the proper medication.
Royal Inland Hospital will soon be part of a provincial program called PharmaNet, the province-wide network that links all B.C. pharmacies to a central data system.
The CEO of the Interior Health Authority Chris Mazurkewich calls it a big step forward for patient care, as the medication history from anywhere in B.C will be brought up by computer at Royal Inland.
“Huge quality safety issues. Big time savings for our staff as well. That system is our next place to install is actually in Royal Inland Hospital. We can do it in Royal Inland, because Royal Inland went live with the emergency room software which feeds information back to the G.P’s offices nurse practitioners offices sends consults.”
Mazurkewich says, within the next 30 to 60 days, Royal Inland will be connected to Penticton Hospital.