Published on September 14, 2010

Baptist Golden Triangle Installs Enhanced Medication Administration System

COLUMBUS, Miss. - Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle will begin using Horizon AdminRX, an application that will enhance the hospital's medication administration and patient safety efforts, on Sept. 19. Baptist Golden Triangle is the first Baptist affiliated

Admin RX uses barcode technology to provide electronic verification of the patient and their medications before they are administered. This system provides caregivers with clinically specific warnings and alerts to reduce the potential for adverse medication events. This system will strengthen the medication safety practices already in place. Admin RX will also reduce manual paperwork so nurses and respiratory therapists can spend more time on patient care.

Baptist CD is the largest project in Baptist Memorial Health Care's history. The new documentation system will enhance staff and physician efficiency and communication. Baptist CD will allow Baptist's staff and physicians to make decisions in real time.

"The most important reason for installing Baptist CD is to enhance quality, safety and efficiency of patient care," said Paul Cade, CEO and administrator of Baptist Golden Triangle. "We're committed to providing great care here at Baptist Golden Triangle."

Baptist CD will move Baptist Memorial hospitals into the paperless environment. Electronic medical records will help enhance patient care and quality, allowing health care providers to make more timely and informed decisions because they can access patient records from any location, at any time. It also will eliminate manual documentation, which will result in increased accuracy, and it will provide real-time results and alerts for changes in patients' conditions and medication needs.

With 328 beds, Baptist Golden Triangle is the largest regional hospital affiliated with the Memphis, Tenn.-based Baptist Memorial Health Care system. More than 100 physicians and surgeons, who represent almost every medical specialty, practice at the hospital, which offers a full range of comprehensive medical care to patients of all ages. The hospital offers a variety of services to the community, including the Baptist Centers for Cancer Care, hospice for the terminally ill, Baptist Behavioral Health Care-Willowbrook for those with behavioral and mental health problems, an emergency room with 24-hour ambulance service, an extensive rehabilitation department and educational programs. Baptist Golden Triangle employs more than 1,000 health care professionals. For more information, please call 662-244-1000 or visit goldentriangle.baptistonline.org.

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