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Making Nurses’ Jobs Easier by Putting Patients First

Written by Laurie Blount, Director of Medical Device Integration, Iatric Systems

doc-and-nurse-with-hospital-patient-captionNational Nurses Week was celebrated this month and it was great to see the support of and celebration of all the great nurses who make a difference for patients and families every day. If you’ve ever been a patient in a medical setting, I’m sure you would agree that nurses truly are the heart and soul of the medical community that keeps everything moving.

One way that I can think of to honor and support our great nurses is to provide ways to make their jobs easier. I have spoken with a lot of clinicians who tell me they wish they could spend more time on the patient care part of their job, and less time on record keeping and the manual entry of data, especially when it comes to medical devices.

If your hospital and your nurses have the same challenges and goals of reducing manual entry (for medical devices in particular), check out this exciting news for hospitals like yours, in this announcement that describes how Saratoga Hospital’s patients and nurses are benefitting from BBraun and Iatric Systems successfully integrating smart pumps with MEDITECH. The bi-directional interoperability is designed to help improve patient safety and increase staff efficiency.

Saratoga Hospital is one of only two hospitals in the world that has brought smart pump integration with its MEDITECH system LIVE.

At the MUSE 2019 Inspire Conference, Saratoga’s Informatics Pharmacist, Astrid Cook, will discuss their journey with smart pump integration, primarily from the pharmacy’s perspective, in order to help others benefit from the experience.

If you’re going to the MUSE Inspire Conference and would like to attend Astrid’s session, details are below:  

MUSE 2019 Inspire Conference: Education Session #1016
Smart Pump EHR Integration – A Pharmacy Perspective

Presenter: Astrid Cook, Informatics Pharmacist
Organization: The Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs, New York
Date/Time: Friday, May 31 at 10:00 am

So much has happened with the Accelero Connect® Smart Pump EHR integration solution since we became the first integration solution to achieve smart pump programming with a MEDITECH site two years ago. The experience working with our friends at BBraun and Saratoga Hospital has been incredible and I couldn’t be more proud of the outcome. Smart Pump integration projects take time to implement and roll out, but once the solution is in place, the hospital achieving bi-directional interoperability with smart pumps is a huge win for patient safety and workflow efficiency.

If your hospital is considering Smart Pump EHR integration, and you’d like to know more about how Iatric Systems with Accelero Connect could improve the day-to-day job of your hard-working nurses, please reach out to me and let’s chat!

Topics: American Nursing Informatics Association, ANIA, patient-generated health data

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