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October 05, 2015

Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Improves CVD Care

By: Dr. Robert Bryg, Cardiologist - LA County Department of Health Services

For the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LACDHS), having all of a patient’s information in one place and one location anywhere in the facility, even at off-site locations, is very useful. LACDHS is a four-hospital, multiple-clinic environment that serves 700,000 patients throughout Los Angeles County. Between the hospitals and clinics, approximately 170,000 electrocardiograms, 25,000 echocardiograms and 4,000 cardiac catheterization procedures are performed each year. Our vision is to have a single, unified health record for all facilities so patient information can be shared on a single platform.... Read full story

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July 01, 2014

Alarm management - Going beyond Joint Commission standards

By: Ashleigh George, RN-BC, BSN, Director, CNIO, Cerner DeviceWorks

Today marks the first compliance date established by the National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) from The Joint Commission on alarm management. The NPSG requires leaders from hospitals and critical access hospitals to establish alarm system safety as a hospital priority.... Read full story

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February 17, 2014

Cerner-Sotera Wireless partnership yields industry first

By: Cerner Corporation

The Cerner-Sotera Wireless partnership started in 2011 has yielded an industry first. Today, at Palomar Health, patient information from Sotera’s wireless, vital-sign monitor, VisiMobile, flows over the CareAware medical device integration platform into a Cerner Millennium-based electronic medical record.... Read full story

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December 09, 2013

The impact of mobile technology on patient safety and better outcomes

By: Don Bisbee, senior vice president, Cerner

With the proliferation of mobile devices and mobile applications in the health care industry, one significant advantage to the explosion of mobile health is the ability to deliver care more efficiently and improve patient safety.... Read full story

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December 05, 2013

True device EHR integration reduces errors

By: Steve Ward, Pharm.D., senior director, Cerner DeviceWorks Systems Integration

Health care providers expect smart pump integration to the electronic health record (EHR) to greatly improve patient safety, according to a KLAS Special Report published earlier this year. Providers interviewed for the report agreed EHR integration reduces the chance for programming errors, increases compliance with dose error reduction systems, and helps facilitate better decisions by physicians and other clinical staff.... Read full story

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Tags: ASHP, RxStation

September 12, 2013

Device integration drives patient satisfaction, increased productivity

By: Helen Thompson, VP and CIO, NCH Healthcare System

Medical devices are a critical part of the clinical workflow - especially in an acute care setting. The integration of these devices into the EHR is the next real frontier for all of us in health care IT.... Read full story

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April 30, 2013

Paving the way to improved pediatric patient safety

By: Cerner Corporation

Earlier this month, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota was honored with the Way Paver Award for Institutional Achievement for implementing a barcode point-of-care (BPOC) system for neonatal and pediatric care. The award recognized the culmination of a concerted effort by Children's Minnesota to improve the safety of IV medication administration to pediatric patients.... Read full story

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