"This new web-enabled MedPoint 3.0 software takes proven technology--tested for years at hospitals around the country--to the next level," says Keith McNeice, vice president and CIO of the 457-bed Concord, N.C., hospital.
"Our clinical staff and patients are thrilled we've gone live with MedPoint-MedAdmin. This easy-to-use, easy-to-implement software system prevents potential medication administration errors. These and other innovations demonstrate our commitment to continue to use the latest technology to give our patients the safest, most advanced care possible."
NEMC went live with 11 compact MedPoint units that nurses wheel into patient rooms as needed. The hospital expects to have 70 or more when it completes rollout by end of Q1 2003.
"We launched MedPoint in our largest unit where patients stay longer and receive many medications," explains Barry W. Hawthorne, RN, MSN, CNAA, NEMC's vice president, patient care services. "Scanning medications at the bedside avoids errors caused by 'look-alike/sound-alike' drug names, misplaced decimal points, and other common sources of confusion. MedPoint gives our patients an electronic safety net that complements the critical thinking skills and judgment of our nurses."
Observes NEMC COO Dari Caldwell, BSN, MSN, PhD, CHE: "Safety is the first and most prominent of our four service standards. We feel positive about the contributions this new system and its related processes can deliver to our patients in the near future."