Clinical Standardization

Seamless integration of clinical systems to provide collaborative patient-centered care


Medication management is care that optimizes appropriate drug therapy to ensure safe medication use (CPSI, 2019).

Closed Loop Medication Management (CLMM) is a fully electronic process that documents all relevant medication information, from electronic ordering to administration. CLMM is a best practice in clinical care because it supports the reduction of medication errors related to prescribing, transcribing, dispensing, and administration (Franklin et al., 2007).

As part of the One Person One Record Program (OPOR), Nova Scotia is in the planning stages of the CLMM model that includes electronic medication administration records, bedside medication verification, and computerized physician order entry.

Transitioning from Current State to Closed Loop Medication Management

Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) (2016). Medication Management. Retrieved from July 22, 2019.

Franklin, B. D., O’Grady, K., Donyai, P., Jacklin, A., & Barber, N. (2007). The impact of a closed-loop electronic prescribing and administration system on prescribing errors, administration errors and staff time: a before-and-after study. BMJ Quality & Safety, 16(4), 279-284.