Implementation and use of smart medication delivery systems

The Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee (OHTAC) engaged the University Health Network’s (UHN) Healthcare Human Factors Group (HHFG) to collect evidence on the effectiveness, and safety of smart infusion systems. To this end, HHFG conducted both lab and field evaluations. This document presents a summary of recommendations based on results from these evaluations.

There is clear evidence to show that the full benefit of this technology can only be realized by a structured approach to implementation, and the purpose of this document is to guide healthcare institutions considering purchasing smart infusion pumps, as well as institutions currently using this technology.