Ordering tests and diagnostic laboratory work became easier for emergency room nurses at Parkway Medical Center in Decatur, Ala., since the facility began using bedside computer technology.
The Electronic Nursing Documentation, or END, software from Pro-MED Clinical Systems lets the nursing staff treat patients and maintain medical records with a finger touch. The touch screens mounted by each of the 12 emergency room beds document orders and track patient flow through the emergency department.
According to Monty Gooch, director of Emergency Services at the 120-bed Parkway, the transition from paper to the computerized system went smoothly.
Gooch said the new system allows higher quality documentation, an increase in patient satisfaction and a deepened compliance with medical standards.
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