Navigation Links
Halifax Regional Medical Center Selects Micromedex Solutions from Thomson Reuters for Clinical Decision Support

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Halifax Regional Medical Center has signed a multi-year agreement to use Thomson Reuters Micromedex(®) solutions as its source for evidence-based clinical reference information.

Halifax Regional Medical Center is a 206-bed acute-care hospital in Roanoke Rapids, in rural North Carolina. With a large Medicare and Medicaid population, Halifax Regional needed a clinical reference resource that would deliver the highest quality decision support and the best value for the money.

"Our biggest challenge is to provide excellent healthcare, but still be cost conscious," said Chris Lehman, director of pharmacy services for the medical center. "Not only does the Micromedex solution help us achieve this, but it also is an easy-to-use resource with the most current relevant information available."

The Micromedex solutions include evidence-based information on drugs and drug interactions, disease management, toxicology, alternative medicine, and intravenous drug compatibility, as well as patient education resources. By choosing an integrated source for all of its clinical reference needs, Halifax Regional will limit resources required to train staff and eliminate the need to support disparate clinical reference systems. Micromedex content will provide the hospital with the evidence needed to recommend treatment alternatives while providing options for reducing costs.

"We were excited when we implemented Micromedex, and so was the nursing staff," said Paula Burton, a pharmacist at Halifax Regional. "It's so easy to find answers to drug questions and it's very user friendly. The strength-of-evidence ratings, recommendations, and efficacy ratings for all therapeutic uses for drugs give us a tremendous resource in helping us to deliver high quality, cost effective care."

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: TRI) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TRI). For more information, go to

About Halifax Regional Medical Center

Halifax Regional is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare organizations. The Medical Center is licensed for 206 beds, including psychiatric and nursery. They offer an array of medical and surgical services, including 24-hour emergency care, backed by the latest technology. Halifax Regional strives to create a compassionate environment where our approximately 800 employees can deliver the best care every hour of every day.

SOURCE Thomson Reuters

SOURCE Thomson Reuters
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Florida's Halifax Health Relies on Standby Power System from MTU Onsite Energy for New 10-Story Emergency Facility
2. CMH Regional Health System Adopts Quantros for Event Management and Reporting
3. New Nominee for WHO Regional Director for Europe
4. GfK Asia Expands into Regional Optics Industry Following Partnership with Singapore Opticianry Practitioners (SOP)
5. Twenty-Two Regional Construction Firms Recognized for Their Commitment to Worker Safety
6. The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida Receives Grant to Address National/Regional Nursing Shortages
7. Enhances State-Specific Site Content, Making Regional Sedation Administration Standards and Regulations Quick and Easy to Find and Use
8. Texas on Top of Cancer Research: Dallas Regional Chamber Hosts Forum on New $3 Billion Fund
9. Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Receives Regional Good Neighbor Pharmacy Of The Year Award
10. Emerson Ecologics Names Michelle Hebert New England Regional Sales Representative
11. Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) Implements PNA FISH(R) Tests to Help Provide Better Care for Patients with Bloodstream Infections
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily customize ... Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures into ... Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of ... of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even ... progress toward their goal. , Research from reveals that behind ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary ... Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to support its work ... marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their ... Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a ... the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners is pleased to announce the ... as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at HTG Molecular . ... team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system and associated reagents in North ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Bracket , a leading ... next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, ... June 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia ... Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully integrate ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... and INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 ... Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any indication, the ... announced today online at by the ... diabetes stand in the way of academic and community ... Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, and continues to advocate ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Revolutionary technology includes multi-speaker listening to ... leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, has ... the world,s first internet connected hearing aid that opens ...      (Photo: ) , ... firsts,: , TwinLink™ - the first dual ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: