IntelliDOT Corporation, a leading provider of wireless handheld, barcode point-of-care (BPOC) solutions to hospitals, announced that customers of its flagship IntelliDOT Bedside Medication Administration (IntelliDOT BMA™) BPOC system have accumulated a total of 20,253,410 medication administrations preventing all five rights related errors (right medication, right dose, right route, right patient, and right time) since the product’s launch in 2004.
Thomas G. Klopack, president and CEO of IntelliDOT said, This milestone confirms that IntelliDOT’s BPOC system is fulfilling its promise to improve patient safety because it is so easy to use and on average adopted by more than 95 percent of client nurses. Eliminating medication errors at the bedside is one of the founding principles of IntelliDOT and we are seeing thousands of error free med passes become reality at our customers’ hospitals every day.
A September 2008 report of total medication administrations at 44 live IntelliDOT installations indicates that a total of 20,253,410 medications were verified and administered using IntelliDOT BMA. This equates to more than 1.6 million medications per month, 52,814 per day, 2,201 per hour and 36 per minute.
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 recorder