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San Francisco General foundation wins grant for computer upgrades

San Francisco Business Times, March 31, 2008
A nonprofit foundation affiliated with San Francisco General Hospital has won a $2.26 million grantto upgrade the public hospital's IT system and install software to help slash medication errors. The grant will fund two major projects at San Francisco General:
  • the expansion of the hospital's computer capabilities through the purchase of a mobile data center to boost server capacity and allow it to implement various IT projects to improve patient care
  • the implementation of electronic Medication Administration Records software, which officials say will improve communication between nurses and the hospital's pharmacy, eliminate medication transcription errors and reduce the number of early, late and missed doses of medication