Patient safety is the prime task of doctor irrespective of specialized field and the focus has been laid on the patient's safety past 2000 years back. Today the patient information is acquired by the hospital using applications of health information technology and it helps the medical providers to make smart and quick decisions related to the patient's treatment.
In United States, every year more than 98,000 deaths are caused due to medical errors or negligence in providing safety to the patients. Several improvements that were added to the patient safety system include development of health records,disposable syringes, personal heath records, electronic health records for easy access to patient information, active RFID platform and there are still new techniques emerging out to ensure the patient's safety.
The latest medication system that is developed mainly depends on bar codes to dispense the medications by which the medical errors can be reduced by 25%.