Natural Design Elements, All-Digital Technology and "Paperless" Environment
Make it Among the First of Its Kind
DUBLIN, Ohio, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- OhioHealth opened the doors of Dublin Methodist Hospital this morning at 7 a.m. sharp to begin caring for patients in Dublin and surrounding communities in northwest central Ohio. Dublin Methodist, the first new, full-service hospital to be built in central Ohio since 1984, boasts an innovative, patient-centered design, state-of-the-art technology, and a near-paperless environment making it the first in Ohio and one of the first in the country to do so.
"This is a truly different hospital," said Cheryl Herbert, RN, president of Dublin Methodist Hospital. "The internal and external environments have been designed to break down the fear and intimidation of a hospital visit by using a less institutional feel. The layout makes sense so visitors and patients feel like everything is in the right place without feeling impersonal. And the technology for clinical applications, communications and administrative activities is second to none. We are thrilled about how well the people-friendly design and the most advanced technology available have come together here in Dublin."
"This is not just a few extra products to reduce paperwork, but a full digital infrastructure," said Mrunal Shah, MD, vice president of Physician Services for Dublin Methodist Hospital.
"The most important part is that everything is clinically integrated so
we can easily find the information we need. The connectivity allows doctors
to treat patients in the hospital, in their office or at home, and allows
the clinician to spend more time with the patient."
Technological innovations being utilized at Dublin Methodist include:
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