Software helps hospital comply with Joint Commission standards
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jul 20, 2009 – Bellevue, WA — Pharmacy OneSource, Inc., software as a service provider to more than 1,300 hospitals in the United States, announced today that Shelby Baptist Medical Center has implemented UnitStock for tracking medication storage inspections for 27 hospital units.
“In the pharmacy department at Shelby Baptist Medical Center we are committed to providing the highest quality care to the patients and customers we serve. We are excited about the implementation of UnitStock and the potential it offers to elevate the level of service we provide,” said Carin Rutland, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy at Shelby Baptist Medical Center. “The implementation of UnitStock is one more step in our ongoing goal of providing the best possible service to those who depend on us.”
UnitStock is a documentation and reporting application that assists Shelby Baptist Medical Center in meeting the Joint Commission standards for storage of medications in nursing units, clinics, and operating rooms.
Shelby pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can document unit inspections quickly via the web or on a handheld device. Managers and administrators can run real-time reports to easily see which units have been inspected, view the completed inspection reports, and monitor trends in compliance by unit and by criteria. UnitStock has fully integrated email capability so completed inspections are automatically emailed to nurse managers and others, eliminating paper completely from the inspection process.
Shelby Baptist Medical Center is also using Amplifi to manage, update, and communicate their formulary online. As well, Amplifi effectively and swiftly communicates vital patient safety info, plus policies and procedures, throughout the entire organization
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About Shelby Baptist Medical Center (www.bhsala.com)
Shelby Baptist Medical Center is a 192-bed acute care facility in Alabaster with more than 1,000 employees. The hospital offers a comprehensive range of clinical services including cardiology, obstetrics/gynecology, emergency services, orthopedics, neurology, urology and gastroenterology, along with specialized medical and surgical care. A five-story South Bed Tower is scheduled to open in fall of 2009 and will offer 167,712 new square feet featuring private rooms, clinical laboratory, central sterile supply, admitting, registration area, chapel, public space and mechanical space. Other technological advances at the facility include a 3 Tesla MRI, a robotic surgery program and a state-of-the-art invasive cardiology suite.
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