KentuckyOne Health is committed to exploring and deploying the latest technology available to enhance patient outcomes and team member satisfaction. Our nursing informatics teams work together to evaluate best use of current technology in order to provide safe care.
Nursing Informatics is a new practice that uses computer technology and information science to manage and communicate the vast amount of data created by the multidisciplinary team to care for a patient, effectively integrating the art and science of the profession.
The MedAdmin system used at our facilities enhances patient safety through the use of barcode verification technology at the point of care. Using a wireless scanner, nurses scan patient ID bands and medications. Bedside monitors display verification and provide information to the nurse on potential drug interactions and allergies.
Jewish Hospital also uses the Teletracking® Bed Management System which allows the Admissions, Bed Control, Environmental and Transport departments to efficiently manage and expedite patient flow, ultimately providing the best care for patients.
Additionally, the hospital recently implemented a computerized documentation system called the IntelliVue Clinical Information Portfolio® (ICIP). ICIP provides clinical decision support with comprehensive documentation while assimilating information from bedside devices for a complete medical record.
These applications and bedside devices, in addition to mobile carts and computers at the nursing station, give nurses the flexibility to document in a variety of settings. These devices also provide access to digital radiography images, policy and procedure manuals, patient education materials, annual competency training, online literature search capabilities and access to online journals.
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