Cabinets, Storage, Medicine, Computerized
Definition : Medicine storage cabinets that include computerized capabilities to automatically keep track of users and the time of every transaction; some cabinets include mechanisms to render the cabinet unusable for unauthorized users. Computer-controlled medicine storage cabinets frequently maintain a database that allows either the display or printing of data logs with information such as the name of the current user, the history of previous users, and both withdrawal and return time for each transaction. These cabinets may provide data to hospital information systems and/or be used as a component of medication-dispensing automated systems designed to provide safe and orderly control of medicine dispensing throughout a healthcare facility (i.e., decentralized medication management systems).
Entry Terms : "Medication Storage Cabinets, Computerized" , "Computerized Medicine Storage Cabinets" , "Point-of-Care Medication Dispensing Systems, Automated"
UMDC code : 20593