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Hiawatha Community Hospital Brings Medication Safety to the Bedside With IntelliDOT Barcode Point-of-Care System
Date:2/4/2009

-IntelliDOT Selected as Effective, Affordable Solution for Critical Access-

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- IntelliDOT Corporation, a leading provider of handheld, barcode point-of-care (BPOC) solutions to hospitals, today announced that Hiawatha Community Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Hiawatha, Kansas, has implemented IntelliDOT Bedside Medication Administration(TM) to improve patient safety at the bedside.

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The IntelliDOT System is a wireless, handheld BPOC solution for bedside medication administration, ensuring and documenting the five rights of medication management: right medication, right dose, right route, right patient and right time.

"We wanted to be sure that we were doing everything we can do technically to make this a safe hospital," said John Moore, CEO of Hiawatha Community Hospital. "In addition to five rights patient safety checks, a key benefit of the IntelliDOT System was its ability to provide drug interaction checking, even when the pharmacist is off-duty."

Lisa Thompson, Director of Nursing at Hiawatha Community Hospital, added, "Everyone is at risk for a sentinel event. We all have potential for error. With the IntelliDOT System, we've reduced that."

The IntelliDOT System integrates with Hiawatha's Hann's On Ascend Pharmacy System. Orders from the pharmacy system are sent via HL7 and appear on the nurse's IntelliDOT wireless handheld device. Data elements inclu
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