Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in California hospital goes live with Sunrise Pharmacy Software
Posted Aug 14 2009 5:19pm
This is nice to see, as I had a few meetings with their IT folks a while back when discussing Tablet PCs and I do have to say this was one of the most organized groups I had seen with regular meetings with meeting their goals towards getting their electronic records system going. BD
WHITTIER, CA – Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital recently went live with a centralized pharmacy information system that hospital executives say will help close the medication loop.
The 444-bed acute care hospital implemented Sunrise Pharmacy software from Atlanta-based Eclipsys. By replacing paper processes with an automated system, the hospital also initiated a system-wide electronic medication record (eMAR) to boost communication, speed and accuracy in dispensing medications.
“Our daily pharmacy processes have been dramatically changed,” he said. “Instead of deciphering handwriting, we receive orders that are easy to read and very clear, and the order sets reflect evidence-based guidelines for medication protocols. We’ve been able to redeploy resources to focus on using the pharmacy system to improve patient safety and clinical pharmacy services. Plus, the system is such that you can constantly make enhancements and take advantage of its rich safety check features.