A CIS could improve patient safety, clinical workflow efficiency, and point-of-care decision support. Because CISs automate many manual activities, they reduce the risk of human error.
CISs may also reduce test and medication errors through dose adjustment, dose range checking, therapeutic duplication checks, formulary alerts, and drug-allergy and drug-drug interaction checks.
Additionally, CISs give healthcare providers immediate access to a patient’s medical information and history, providing them with important data when making clinical decisions at the bedside. This allows for improved communication across all healthcare providers caring for a patient.