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Classifying adverse events and incidents related to electronic medication management

Development of standardised taxonomies to describe clinical incidents related to electronic medication management systems continues to be a challenge in Australia and internationally; many classifications are available for implementation.

In 2019–20, the Commission developed and released guidance for hospitals on classifying adverse events and incidents related to electronic medication management, including a fact sheet and three tools. Hospitals will be able to use this information to guide investigation of adverse events and incidents related to electronic medication management, and prioritise system improvement for health information technology.