Implementing electronic medication management at an Australian teaching hospital

Med J Aust. 2011 Nov 7;195(9):498-502. doi: 10.5694/mja11.10451.


We describe the implementation of an electronic medication management system (eMMS) in an Australian teaching hospital, to inform future similar exercises. The success of eMMS implementation depends on: a positive workplace culture (leadership, teamwork and clinician ownership); acceptance of the major impact on work practices by all staff; timely system response to user feedback; training and support for clinicians; a usable system; adequate decision support.

MeSH terms

  • Decision Support Systems, Clinical*
  • Health Plan Implementation*
  • Hospitals, Teaching
  • Humans
  • Medical Order Entry Systems*
  • Medication Errors / prevention & control*
  • Medication Systems*
  • New South Wales
  • Research Report