The most recent HMA hospitals to embrace <barcode medication verification at the point-of-care include:
— Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, a 116-bed facility in
— Crossgates River Oaks Hospital, a 134-bed facility in Brandon, MS
— River Oaks Hospital, a 110-bed facility in Flowood, MS
— Woman's Hospital at River Oaks, a 111-bed facility in Flowood, MS
— Davis Regional Medical Center, a 149-bed facility in Statesville, NC
— Biloxi Regional Medical Center, a 153-bed facility in Biloxi, MS
— Lehigh Regional Medical Center, an 88-bed facility in Lehigh Acres, FL
— Walton Regional Medical Center, a 135-bed facility in Monroe, GA
— Franklin Regional Medical Center, a 70-bed facility in Louisburg, NC
— Barrow Regional Medical Center, a 56-bed facility in Winder, GA
— Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, a 142-bed facility in
Greater Haines City, FL
— Venice Regional Medical Center, 312-bed facility in Venice, FL
— Santa Rosa Medical Center, 129-bed facility in Milton, FL
— Riverview Regional Medical Center, 281-bed facility in Gadsden, AL
— Sebastian River Medical Center, 129-bed facility in Sebastian, FL
— Dallas Regional Medical Center, 176-bed facility in Mesquite, TX
— Stringfellow Memorial Hospital, 125-bed facility in Anniston, IL
"Ease of implementation is one of the key differentiators of the IntelliDOT System," said Thomas G. Klopack, president and CEO of IntelliDOT. "The IntelliDOT System can be integrated with any healthcare information system and pharmacy system, including all major vendors and home-grown systems. As a result, hospitals can focus on the primary goal of barcode point-of-care, which is to enhance patient safety, instead of implementation issues."
"The success of the IntelliDOT implementations at HMA hospitals is a testament to IntelliDOT's clinical and IT expertise in barcode point-of-care," said Jim Jordan, senior vice president and chief information officer for HMA. "As we approach the last phase of this project, IntelliDOT continues to exceed our expectations."
HMA contracted with IntelliDOT in August 2006 to bring barcode verification of medications to 56 HMA hospitals located throughout the southeast United States and Washington State over a period of three years. In 28 months, IntelliDOT has guided the multi-hospital system through 41 house-wide implementations — on track with initial expectations. The most recent turnkey implementations averaged less than four months. On average, the hospitals were using the IntelliDOT System house-wide in just 102 days — a pace which distinguishes the IntelliDOT solution from other barcode point-of-care systems.
The IntelliDOT System is a best-of-breed wireless, workflow manager that connects caregivers with the information systems they need at the point-of-care. Designed by nurses for nurses, the IntelliDOT System enables clinicians to perform safety checks and safely administer and document medications at the bedside using a lightweight, handheld device. The IntelliDOT System satisfies <Joint Commission standards for patient identification and assures accuracy by verifying the <five rights of medication administration: right medication, right dose, right route, right patient, right time; as well as ensuring required follow-up documentation, such as pain scale, is performed in a timely manner and accurately recorded.
About Health Management Associates
HMA owns and operates general acute care hospitals in non-urban communities located throughout the United States. HMA operates 56 hospitals in 15 states with approximately 8,000 licensed beds. All references to "HMA" used in this release refer to Health Management Associates, Inc. or its affiliates.
About IntelliDOT® Corporation
IntelliDOT is a leading provider of wireless, handheld, barcode point-of-care (BPOC) solutions that connect to any healthcare information system to improve patient safety and nurse workflow. When using the IntelliDOT system, nurses can easily manage all tasks associated with five-rights medication administration safety checks and related documentation. Additional system modules that run on the same handheld device include: IntelliDOT Phlebotomy Specimen Collection™, IntelliDOT Blood Product Administration™, IntelliDOT Mother-Baby Breast Milk Matching™, and IntelliDOT Vital Signs Collection™. IntelliDOT was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in San Diego. More information can be found at http://www.intellidotcorp.com .
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with market acceptance of the CAREt System, whether the company will be successful in raising additional funds, the risk that sales of the CAREt System will not increase to target levels, and the effectiveness and marketability of healthcare information technologies, as well as other risks.
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